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

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“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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New Jen Majura Design Jewelry Collection

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On January 31, Jen Majura published on her social networks the new jewelry collection line designed by her in conjunction with the Rockys Jewelry. Here the statement:

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Jen Majura: “I’m looking forward to coming and meeting all the Australian fans”

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With just a week to go until Evanescence kick off the Australian leg of their Synthesis: Live world tour, their first visit to our shores in six years, the anticipation of Australian fans has no doubt hit an all-time high. Following some time off after wrapping up the two U.S. Synthesis: Live tours, Overdrive sat down with guitarist, and more recently, theremin player, Jen Majura to chat all things Synthesis.

While the rest of the band (made up of vocalist Amy Lee, guitarist Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord, and drummer Will Hunt) have toured Australia in the past, this will be Jen’s first visit to our shores and she couldn’t be more excited. “Woohoo! I’m so looking forward to that trip. I’ve never been to Australia and I’ve always, always wanted to go and now thanks to Amy and Evanescence I finally get the chance to see Australia – and eat some Vegemite.” This excitement is a feeling mutually shared among the rest of the band, with Jen describing the tour as more like a big vacation-style trip with good friends.

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Amy Lee on The Age: “I was insecure and unsure”

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In 2003 you’d be hard-pressed to find an Australian commercial radio station that wasn’t blasting Evanescence‘s Bring Me To Life.

The band’s frontwoman, Amy Lee, was transformed into a success story practically overnight. Her rock band sold hundreds of thousands of copies of its debut album with its first week alone. Fallen went on to sell more than 17 million copies worldwide, with one of its tracks featuring on the 2003 Daredevil film.

But behind the smokescreen of success, Lee was struggling to cope with fame.

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‘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.

Amy Lee: “I said goodbye to my irreplaceable little brother, Robby”

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During the night of January 11, Amy Lee, published a heartbreaking message of farewell for the death of his brother Robby, who died at only 24 years old on January 5 as indicated by some media. Here Amy’s message to her beloved brother and friend Robby.

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Evanescence News: Episode 5 and 6 – “Track by Track” (CC English)

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In these two new episodes of “Evanescence News” we talk again about Track by Track by Amy Lee. This time is the opportunity for the songs “Bring Me To Life”, “Unraveling”, “Lacrymosa” and “The End Of The Dream”.

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

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

Photo by P. R. Brown

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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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“Speak To Me” is officially eligible for Oscar consideration!

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, on December 11 the list of 70 songs that are eligible for an Oscar nomination to the best original song category was announced.

Nominees will be announced Jan. 23.

Seventy songs are eligible for nominations in the original song category for the 90th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday (12/11). Continue reading

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