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Will Hunt: “Synthesis has done is broadened our horizons, but I’m excited about is the next one”

Will Hunt

“When I’ve gone into all these different projects, I’ve always tried to be the chameleon. I feel like… I’ve actually conformed to the music,” Evanescence‘s longest standing drummer Will Hunt admits, struggling for the right phrase. “Whereas in Evanescence, I’m encouraged to be myself, and be okay with that.” 

He’s talking from the perspective of having played with bands from Black Label Society, to Device and Crossfade. But by the time he joined the group – fronted by iconic vocalist Amy Lee and formed back in 1995 – for third album Evanescence, he was ready to dive into the inherent challenges: complex rhythms, classically-based composition, and Lee’s penchant for originality.

The band’s latest release Synthesis from November, a masterpiece re-configuration of past classics with orchestral and electronic composition, is no different.

Ahead of the quintet’s nearly sold-out Australian tour in four days, Hunt sat down to chat about being thrown into the deep end with these orchestral shows, relating to rhythm guitarist Jen Majura‘s initial struggles after joining in 2015, and embracing his imperfections.

Amy’s described getting to play the Opera House as a dream come true for her. Do you feel the same way?

“It doesn’t matter if you’re from Australia, if you’ve ever been there or it’s something you’ve seen in person. I think as a musician and performer… Even in America, I grew up seeing pictures of that place and knew what it was from a very young age. I remember being in Australia back in 2012, and we were staying across the street from there [the Opera House]… I saw it and was just like, ‘Wow, man! What an incredible-looking building’. 

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Amy Lee: “DVD of Synthesis is in production now”

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EvanescenceYou have just released a new album after six years. Your fans got crazy about it and it also got really nice comments from the critics. Some of your fans were surprised with the electro-orchestral adaptations and low-down guitars in your new album. How did you decide to make your new album “Synthesis” which includes your older songs with this new sound? What has been changed for Evanescence in six years? Can you tell us the story behind the album?

Well I really wanted to show a lot of these older songs in another light. The symphonic and electronic elements have always been part of our music, but usually spend most of their time in the background, supporting the band. I wanted to show a bigger picture of what Evanescence is, what these songs are to me. These arrangements give the lyrics a new depth to me, and I wanted the challenge of working in a different way, with some classical legitimacy. There was extra freedom with the older songs than there is when we’re putting out a new song, because the point wasn’t to make it a hit, show all sides of it at once. We already did that. So we could just totally run wild with the classical, film score side of the music.

There is a common question on your fans’ heads; are you going to release anything new that couldn’t make it on to the album in the near future? Like “Weight of the World” that you have been playing at the live shows recently. Continue reading

‘Blind’ Soundtrack: Score by Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer out January 26

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Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Blind, available digitally on Friday, January 26.

The album features music and performances by Amy Lee(Evanescence), Dave EggarSasha LazardChuck PalmerPhillip PhillipsAnn Hampton CallawayCindy MorganEverett BradleyJohnny FarroJake Baine, and Matt Rocker and the Constituents.

Soundtrack produced by Sasha Lazard with Dave EggarChuck Palmer, Michael Mailer and Al Risi.  See track list below.

Vertical Entertainment presents BLIND, available now on VOD (rent it on iTunes or Amazon).

About Blind
A long-ago car crash that killed his wife and left him unable to see still exacts an emotional toll on Bill Oakland (Alec Baldwin). He was a hugely successful novelist, but stopped writing after the accident. Suzanne Dutchman (Demi Moore) is found guilty by association when her husband is indicted for insider trading. She is sentenced to three years community service and assigned to help Bill. Their worlds intertwine and a passionate love affair ensues. Then Suzanne’s husband is unexpectedly acquitted and she is forced to choose between the man she loves and the man she married.

Blind – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

  1. Blind Opening Theme – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  2. Bird in A Cage – Sasha Lazard and Jake Baine
  3. Bill’s Wife Theme (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  4. Mark’s theme (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  5. Pourquoi – Ann Hampton Callaway
  6. Dream of Ice (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  7. Through Your Eyes – Amy Lee
  8. Shaving (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  9. Honeypot (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  10. The Sexiest Mistake – Sasha Lazard
  11. First Kiss (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  12. Just a Little Love, A Little Kiss – Johnny Farro
  13. Beacon for the Blind (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  14. The Final Leap – Amy Lee
  15. Lumiere Remix – Sasha Lazard
  16. Without You – Matt Rocker and the Constituents

Buy and stream the album iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify

Source: Film Music Daily

Preview of Live Synthesis DVD

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A small preview of the Live Synthesis DVD can be seen in this promotional video of the shows in Australia.

We can also see Amy Lee promoting the shows in this video from TEG Live Facebook page.

The Best Moments from 2017

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Is that time of the year where we rewind the best moments from 2017, so here we have 7 favs moments we consider are important for us and the band history.

1. South American Tour

What was your best moment of 2017?. For me, without a doubt is the tour of the band through South America!. The band visited some countries of South America last year beginning with Brazil (Brasilia) on April 20 ending in Chile (Santiago) on May 4.

SHOWS 2017

20/04/2017 – Net Live @ Brasilia, Brazil (Tickets)

22/04/2017 – Vivo Rio @ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Tickets)

23/04/2017 – Espaço das Americas @ Sao Paulo, Brazil (Tickets)

27/04/2017 – Agora Casa de la Cultura @ Quito, Ecuador (Tickets)

29/04/2017 – Festival Vivo El Rock @ Lima, Perú (Tickets)

02/05/2017 – Tecnopolis @ Buenos Aires, Argentina (Tickets)

04/05/2017 – Movistar Arena @ Santiago, Chile (Tickets)

Here some of the most memorable moments of the tour:


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Amy Lee: How to play “Your Star” by Evanescence on CBC Music

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Ever wish you could play the piano like Evanescence’s Amy Lee?

WATCH Amy break down her piano skills by showing us how to play “Your Star”. You can catch this version of the song live during Evanescence‘s current Synthesis tour.

Source: CBC Music on YouTube

Amy Lee: “The pressure comes when you feel like you can’t be yourself”

Photo by P. R. Brown

Photo by P. R. Brown

Evanescence will be hitting the east coast of Australia in February with their Synthesis – Live With Orchestra tour. We were lucky enough to chat with frontwoman Amy Lee ahead of the tour.

Performing with an orchestra that you can’t have multiple rehearsals with is no simple feat- what’s behind the decision to tour the upcoming album with local orchestras in each city?

It’s an incredible and intimidating thing. With 28 musicians being added to the band, I can’t really imagine how we would take them all on the road with us! Before we began the tour I was more than a little curious as to how well it would work, but it’s been working beautifully. We owe a lot of that to Susie Seiter, our touring conductor. She spends 2 hours with the orchestra every day going over the whole show and working through the hard parts, teaching them the music. We actually only get 30 minutes with band and orchestra together every day before the show that night, so most of our performance is being done for the very first time as a group in front of the audience. It creates this very raw energy during the show that I love.

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Evanescence News: Episode 3 and 4 – “Track by Track” (CC English & Portuguese)

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Welcome to a new episode of “Evanescence News” where the band will present the songs of their new project “Synthesis” which we will call it: Track by Track by Amy Lee.

Watch it (english and portuguese subtitles can be activated), share it and don’t forget to subscribe 

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Track-By-Track of Synthesis – Part 2

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Through the official facebook of the band Amy Lee is doing a track-by-track of the album Synthesis. Read the second part with four more songs here:

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“The original was based on Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ and the movie Amadeus, which is why it was a natural choice to include. It was something I’d wanted to do for a long time before we did it on The Open Door album. ‘Lacrymosa’ is one of my favorite pieces of classical music. I’ve always been proud of the song. To do it now, and get to pump up the orchestra and classical music aspect of it, feels really good. I threw in a little bit of opera in there instead of the choir in the original. I feel like it’s a cool piece of who I am. Not on a corny level, just a teeny-tiny taste.”

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Amy Lee on Lean Forward Podcast Episode

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Amy Lee of Evanescence has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, sells out arenas throughout the world, and has had radio hit after hit in multiple countries, and for some reason decided to sit down with Jay and Jacob to chat about it all. In Episode 15, the fellas dig deep with Amy about all things music including working on her new album “Synthesis” (which debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 20 charts) with David Campbell (Beck’s dad). Post-show, she also sent along her own quick hits with descriptions of why she likes the tunes she picked. And Jay & Jacob included their own Best of 2017 playlists.

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