See Hilarious Home Shopping Network Spoof featuring Troy McLawhorn

High on Fire’s Matt Pike, Primus’ Ler LaLonde also cameo in goofy Orange Amplification ad

Just in time for the holiday season, Orange Amplification has released a video showcasing the company’s wide array of gear. Far from your everyday ad, the nine-minute video takes the form of a hilarious Home Shopping Network spoof, rife with on-air fuck-ups and technical difficulties. After giving a run-down of the catalogue with the help of his model, Evanescence guitarist Troy McLawhorn and Alex AuxierOrange‘s International Relations Manager — takes some questions from the “viewers,” who include Slipknot‘s Jim Root, DeftonesStephen Carpenter, High on Fire‘s Matt Pike, PrimusLer LaLonde and Fall Out Boy‘s Joe Trohman. Watch now, and be sure to keep an eye on the “customer reviews” ticker at the bottom of the screen: It’s pure comedy gold (“I’m vegetarian, but I love the beefy tone!”).

Source: Revolver

Amy Lee on HoHo Show: “Is so healing in my heart travel with my family”

Amy Lee on Ho Ho Show

Evanescence singer Amy Lee caught up with Donny Fandango ahead of their SOLD OUT HoHo Show at Peabody Opera House on Sunday (December 3). She spoke about how the reimagining of Synthesis came to be, including the idea of playing with a full orchestra, playing beautiful theatres while wearing “fancy clothes”, how playing in this type of busy, high-level orchestral atmosphere forces her to focus and “step up” and much more.

Amy Lee on Ho Ho Show

“[The song] ‘Hi-Lo’ we’ve had in the bank for a long time,” Amy said (see video below). “I wasn’t quite finished [writing it before], but it’s just a song that never fit anywhere that I’ve been holding on to and waiting to find its right home for 10 years. So it’s this weird thing that I feel very close to already that I’ve had to listen to with my family and my friends to now finish it out and have the orchestra on it. That’s what it needed — it needed that beautiful, luscious emotion that [longtime collaborator, orchestra arranger and composer] David Campbell put on there. But I wrote that song with our producer on this album, the guy that did all the programming, Will [Hunt, not to be confused with Evanescence‘s drummer, also named Will Hunt]. It was our first collaboration together 10 years ago. And the other one, ‘Imperfection’, is brand new. We just wrote it this year. And it was very collaborative between Will, again, and also David Campbell, the arranger. He’s done all the string arranging for Evanescence for all of our albums, but this one… We went in [and said], ‘Let’s go in and go really deep and rip [the songs] apart and elevate ’em to another place together and make something new.’ So for all of it, and the new [song] included, he was a real part of what laid the foundation of what was gonna happen. So it gave the music and the writing and everything a chance to grow in some different directions.”

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Evanescence played Synthesis version of “Weight Of The World”

Evanescence

Photo by Andy Argyrakis

In the show last night (30/11), which took place at the Chicago Theater in Chicago, Illinois Evanescence played for the first time “Weight Of The World” song that is part of the album “The Open Door”, in a version in the style of the album Synthesis.

Watch the performance here:

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