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Inside Synthesis: Episode 5 – Amy Lee’s Steinway & Sons piano

Inside Synthesis - Episode 5

In the final episode of “Inside Synthesis”, peek into the process of making Amy Lee’s Steinway & Sons piano.

Synthesis is available now!

First reviews of Synthesis album


The long-awaited release of the album Synthesis has already happened and here we compile some of the first reviews made by the media.

Chad Bowar from Loudwire describes Synthesis as “grandiose and bombastic in parts, quiet and subdued in others”:

“As to the songs they selected to give the orchestral treatment, there are some of the hits from their three albums, but they are not one I wish they would have done is”Going Under.” It’s interesting to hear “Bring Me to Life”as a classical track without the male rap parts.” “My Immortal” and “Lost in Paradise” are a couple of their well-known songs that are included in this set.

“Some of the songs that work best in this format are lesser-known tracks like the heartfelt “Imaginary” from Fallen and The Open Door‘s “Lacrymosa,” which features a great performance from Lee that goes from reserved to all out belting. Her performance is outstanding, with her powerful pipes never overshadowed by the orchestra.

“The two new songs are the subdued “Hi-Lo” that features a guest appearance from violinist Lindsey Stirling and the album closer “Imperfection.” The latter has been released as a single, and its classical base has a lot of EDM and hip -hop influences.

“The production on the album (handled by Lee and Will Hunt) is excellent. It’s great and bombastic in parts, quiet and subdued in others, and working with so many instruments when recording and mixing an album is tricky Evanescence are currently on tour playing the album with an orchestra, and having had the chance to see them, this reviewer highly recommended checking it out. As dynamic and compelling as Synthesis is on record, it’s even more so live, especially with Lee‘s charismatic performance”.

EVANESCENCE - Inside Synthesis Episode 1 - Introduction

On the other hand Maddy Glenn of Noizze UK anticipates that “the live performance of this epic album is going to be an opportunity not to miss”, giving 9 of the total of 10:

Synthesis is the first studio album Evanescence have released in the last 7 years and they are undoubtedly back with a bang. The quintet are well known for their impressive soundscapes and big numbers, but this new album redefines the term ‘epic’. The record sees the band collaborating with a full orchestra. With only 2 new songs on the album (Imperfection and Hi-Lo), they have taken old songs from their four studio albums and reworked them. They will be touring the new album in March and April 2018, accompanied by a full orchestra.

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New Synthesis Live photos!

greek_theatre_-_scott_uchidaA tons of new pics were added to the gallery. Check it out:

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Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California • 15/10/2017
Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona • 17/10/2017
Revention Music Center, Houston, Texas • 20/10/2017
The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory, Irving, Texas • 22/10/2017


Mahalia Jackson Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana • 23/10/2017
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee • 25/10/2017
Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, North Carolina • 28/10/2017

All photos are not mine and belong to their respective owners.

Amy Lee in Music Week Interview: “You can’t even talk about record sales any more, it doesn’t mean anything”


Amy Lee spoke with Music Week about the music industry and Synthesis. Read what she said:

In the new issue of Music Week, we speak to Amy Lee about the return of multi-million selling rock phenomenon Evanescence and their highly-anticipated new album, Synthesis. Only their fourth studio release in 14 years, the record sees Evanescence – completed by bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt and guitarists Troy McLawhorn and Jen Majura – present new material alongside re-recordings of some of their most defining songs, all with orchestral accompaniment.

Lee told Music Week that while Synthesis explores the group’s latent orchestral potential with long-term collaborator David Campbell, it was also a chance to show how far their musical skills have developed.

“There’s a lot of musical skill that I personally didn’t have,” said Lee. “When we were writing Bring Me To Life I was 19! So just the musical ability that I had when I was 19 as a writer, as a singer, as an everything, I can do all that stuff better now because we’ve had all this time and experience. In addition, living inside those songs live for all these years, it just forever gives you ideas.”

Lee also opened up about the prospect of following the blockbusting success of her past, with Evanescence’s 2003 debut selling 1,324,026 copies to date in the UK according to Official Charts Company data.

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¡Synthesis version of “Lacrymosa” is released!


As described by Alternative Press, an emotional and new version of Lacrymosa was released yesterday as the third promotional song from Synthesis.

“Instead of distorted guitars and rock drums, the tracks gained full orchestration and electronic beats. This experimentation is clear on the emotional version of “Lacrymosa” the band is sharing.”

“The song is off 2006’s The Open Door, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard and features singles “Call Me When You’re Sober” and “Lithium” as well.”

Hear the new song from YouTube below:

Listen (on Spotify or Apple Music) or pre-order (on iTunes) the new album here!

Source: Alternative Press

Rolling Stone Mexico: Evanescence compartió el video de “Imperfection”

El tema formará parte de su próxima producción discográfica titulada ‘Synthesis’.


Evanescence estrenó el video “Imperfection“, canción que forma parte de su próximo material discográfico Synthesis. El videoclip fue dirigido por Paul R. Brown y filmado en la cuidad de Los Ángeles.

“Para mí, esta es la canción más importante del álbum. Tuve problemas con la letra durante mucho tiempo porque había toda una vida de trabajo con gran calidad anteriormente y no estaba segura qué hacer para que fuera lo suficientemente buena”, mencionó Amy Lee.

El clip tiene como protagonista a una niña que está conmocionada después de vivir una tragedia personal. Después de dos minutos de agitar las cuerdas, el video se llena de visuales teñidos de rojo, mismos que se yuxtaponen entre imágenes de Amy Lee, figuras geométricas y algunos elementos como el fuego y el agua.


Cuando se le preguntó sobre la inspiración detrás de este tema Lee comentó: “Es para todas las personas que hemos perdido y todas esas personas que podríamos perder. Por todas esas personas que piensan en el suicidio y que sufren de depresión.”

Synthesis se estrenará el próximo 10 de noviembre.

Mira a continuación el video de “Imperfection”:

Fuente: Rolling Stone Mexico.

New music video for “Imperfection” is released!


Exclusively the UK site NME released the video for new Evanescence’s single “Imperfection”. They also spoke with singer Amy Lee about the concept behind the first single from album Synthesis where she said, “It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression”.

Evanescence unveil emotional video for new single ‘Imperfection’

Evanescence's Amy Lee. Credit: Press

Evanescence’s Amy Lee. Credit: Press

“It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression”

Evanescence have unveiled the fittingly dramatic new video for their latest single ‘Imperfection’. See it first on NME below.

The track is the lead single and one of the new songs from album ‘Synthesis’ – a reworking of some of the band’s best-loved tracks performed with a full orchestra and electronic elements. ‘Imperfection’, is an emotional moment dealing with suicide and depression.

“For me, this is the most important song on the album,” singer Amy Lee said of ‘Imperfection’. “I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice.

“It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I’m singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It’s a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don’t give into the fear- I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect. We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences.”

She added: “Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.”

Source: NME

Amy Lee and video director, also creator behind the art from Synthesis album P.R. Brown posted on Instagram some “sneak peak” days before the release.

Amy Lee on Instagram

Amy Lee on Instagram: “Just saw the final edit of the Imperfection video… I’m beside myself, you’re gonna love it. (When? SOOOOOONN!!!) 😜 but seriously, very soon. #synthesis #imperfection @baudarmutt This is on another level, Paul!”

For more behind the scene pictures look our gallery!.

First reviews from Evanescence Synthesis Live concert

Photos by Anabel DFlux

Photos by Anabel DFlux

Two totally different magazines reviewed the second Evanescence show from the current tour of Synthesis at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles which took place last Sunday, October 15th.

The first one, is from Variety magazine which titling the show as a “Amp Up the Drama With 20-Piece Orchestra” and the second from RockRevolt Magazine describe the perfomance as a “live performance created a cinematic and momentous sound, melodies that resonated across the entire venue”, adding that “this did not deter a single fan, however, as the audience was absolutely blown away by the performance”.

Review from Variety Music:

Concert Review: Evanescence Amp Up the Drama With 20-Piece Orchestra at L.A.’s Greek Theatre

By Roy Trakin



Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, as she and the band led a 20-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre Sunday night, previewing the group’s fourth album, “Synthesis,” which comes out November 10.

Both the concert and the album — Evanescence’s first since its self-titled 2011 effort — offer a reimagining of the group’s catalog with a full symphony orchestra, arranged by none other than Beck’s father, veteran arranger David Campbell, whose collaboration with the band dates back to its first album. The concert was the second of Evanescence’s current “Synthesis Live” tour, as they team up with a different symphony orchestra (under the direction of conductor Susie Seiter) in each city for an 80-minute, 18-song set.
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Evanescence concert at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

For the second show of Synthesis Tour Evanescence arrived to Greek Theatre on October 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California and here we have some pictures, videos and band reaction after the show.

One of the hightlights moments was when Amy Lee sang “Speak To Me”, the end title theme song for the soundtrack of the thriller movie “Voice From The Stone”, for first time in honor of the presence of the co-creators, one of them was Michael Wandmacher who attended to the concert.


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Amy Lee performs “Speak To Me” for first time in Evanescence concert at Greek Theatre in LA

Source: Justin Higuchi on Instagram

Source: Justin Higuchi on Instagram

At the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, in honor of the presence of the co-creators of the end title theme song “Speak To Me”, Amy Lee sang for the first time live her single that recorded for the soundtrack of the thriller movie “Voice From The Stone”, one of the most anticipated songs of the fans.

One of the attendees was the composer and songwriter, Michael Wandmacher who posted on instagram and shared moments with the orchestra conductor Susie Seiter and Amy Lee.

"Just epic." via Instagram.

Michael Wandmacher“Just epic.” via Instagram.

Susie Seiter: "With current attention to women’s work issues I wanted to celebrate my longtime partnership with @michael_wandmacher who took a chance on a very green but hard working young girl 13 years ago and treated me with so much respect and belief in my potential where SO many others just saw nothing. He opened an enormous door to propel my career as a conductor and orchestrator and I am extremely grateful for him and others like him who are part of the movement to hire qualified women and make the world right. #hirewomen #workfamily" via Instagram

Susie Seiter with Amy Lee and Michael Wandmacher: “With current attention to women’s work issues I wanted to celebrate my longtime partnership with @michael_wandmacher who took a chance on a very green but hard working young girl 13 years ago and treated me with so much respect and belief in my potential where SO many others just saw nothing. He opened an enormous door to propel my career as a conductor and orchestrator and I am extremely grateful for him and others like him who are part of the movement to hire qualified women and make the world right. #hirewomen #workfamily via Instagram.

Amy started saying “don’t judge me on this one, this isn’t an Evanescence song” just before the singer performed the beautiful song with the orchestra in the second show of the tour in support of the upcoming album “Synthesis”.

Right after sang the song she added, “special thanks to my co-creators, co-composers, co-writers, co-everything on that song cause they are all here tonight” and then continued singing “Good Enough” and ended up the show with the lovely “Swimming Home”.

Watch the full performance in the playlist here:

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