Evanescence have dropped a cover of The Beatles’ Across The Universe’
The cover is taken from the Fab Four’s final record ‘Let It Be’ was originally a part of their Synthesis setlist, and it was then released on the Bonus CD ‘A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio’ which came with the band’s latest album ‘The Bitter Truth’.
The singer added: “Better Without You talks about all the obstacles along the way, moving from the past into the present time. I have different parts of the song that are assigned to different people and entities in my mind. But I don’t think calling people out when I’ve already defeated all my monsters along the way is really something I want to do.”
Check out the video below.
Evanescence have also announced that they’ll be playing several songs from The Bitter Truth live for the first time during a livestream next month.
Originally due to take place in 2020, Evanescence and Within Temptation’s Worlds Collide tour has once again been postponed.
Pushed back to 2022, the two bands co-headlining run of the EU and the UK will now be touring March and April 2022, with Evanescence stating,
“Well guys, we have to push this back one more time. We hate to make you wait longer but we are absolutely determined to make this tour we’ve all been looking forward to happening, so check out the new dates. We will be counting the days till we finally get to celebrate all this new music together.
“In the meantime, stay safe, stay sane, and keep your headbanging to The Bitter Truth! You will have no excuse not to know every word by next spring! We love you!”
Within Temptation add: “This is definitely not what we’ve wished for, but reality tells us otherwise: we have to postpone the Worlds Collide tour. Although we can’t make the current situation better than it is, we hope to put a big smile on your faces again soon, because… We haven’t been sitting still and we have a lot of cool stuff coming up for you! Until then, stay safe. And you know what? Third time’s a charm, so see you in March or April 2022!”
Here are the dates.
1st – Germany, Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena 4th – First Direct Arena, Leeds 5th – The O2, London 7th – The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow 8th – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
Evanescence have announced a forthcoming comic book series called ‘Echoes From The Void’, which will feature contributions from vocalist, Amy Lee, and her sister, Carrie Lee.
The band have partnered with Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment for the upcoming graphic anthology series, which will expand on themes from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘The Bitter Truth’, along with other tracks from their back-catalogue.
With the first issue only limited to 3,000 copies, it will include two stories inspired by the tracks ‘Better Without You’ and ‘Wasted On You’ and can be pre-ordered online via incendium.online.
More details on the remaining for four issues will be confirmed as they develop.
The bands upcoming fifth record, ‘The Bitter Truth’ is set to be released on March 26th 2021 via BMG/Sony Music.
Pre-orders are available via the bands official website.
This Friday (March 5th 2021) Evanescence are set to debut a new track, ‘Better Without YOu’.
But there’s a way you can listen to it before anyone else!
All you have to is solve a puzzle!
There are 8 snippets of the song’s chorus. All you have to do is put them in order. Sound easy? You just wait.
Everybody who manages to do it and enters their email will be rewarded with a ringtone of the chorus they have just pieced together and will then be automatically entered into a draw to chat with Amy and hear the song first.
OUR NEW SINGLE Better Without You drops this Friday. We were going to post a :30 second clip but then decided it would be more fun to make you work for it! Solve the puzzle below to hear the clip. pic.twitter.com/OIA8Iz6ocq
Everyone who solves it gets a free ringtone and you’ll be entered into a random drawing to be the first fan in the world to hear the entire new song + a private Q&A with Amy Lee for you and a guest. Winner to be chosen on Tuesday @ 6pm ET.https://t.co/JJ11t4U5YZ
Bring Me The Horizon are continuing their inside look at their ‘Post Human: Survival Horror EP’, with the latest behind the scenes video going in on the closing track of the EP, ‘One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March Towards Your Death’ which features Amy Lee of Evanescence.
“One thing that was really cool about this process working back and forth with Oli [Sykes] was we both encouraged and pushed each other to sing and work kind of differently,” Amy says at the beginning of the video. “It started with the first time I laid my vocal down and sent it over, he encouraged me to sing certain parts of the song less; more about breath and less about power. That is challenging for me. I really like that style but it’s not my comfort zone – it’s easier for me to harness my voice when I just blast it.”
“I told her about it being kind of a love song between the planet and mankind and she absolutely loved the idea,” continues Oli, “and said it reminded her of what their kind of message they were working on for their new album. She wrote some lyrics for the last part that she said she didn’t like, and I was just like, ‘No, they’re fucking sick; they’re perfect.’ ”
So we finally have some news on Evanescence’s upcoming record.
They have announced their first record of new music in nearly a decade on March 26th 2021 via BMG / Sony Music.
They’ve already released three tracks from the aforementioned release, ‘Wasted On You’, ‘The Game Is Over’ and ‘Use My Voice’, which featured guest vocals from Lzzy Hale, Taylor Momsen and more.
“It’s been all year that we’ve been working on this beautiful monster,” says singer Amy Lee on creating the album in lockdown, in an interview with Metro. “I’ve just been using creativity as an outlet for all my feelings of pain, grief, frustration, longing and love, and good things, too. There’s just been so much feeling. Creativity is good for me, it’s my way out. It’s my place to embrace it and face it, but also to escape it.”
‘The Bitter Truth’ was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, whom also worked on the bands 2011’s Self-Titled record.
When asked in an interview with U.K.’s Rock Sound if it was still accurate to describe the new EVANESCENCE material as “dark” and “heavy,” as she did last year during the early stages of the songwriting process, Lee said: “It’s hard to sum up. I don’t think you can sum it up just by saying that. In our first sessions that we did when we were writing together, definitely we were focusing mostly on just raw and heavy, because we’d just come off of ‘Synthesis’ and we were just dying to kind of document our sound as a group — which is cool, and we needed it, and it is a part of this album for sure. But it’s gonna be more of a full palette than just that.
“It’s been a really long time since we’ve put out a full new album, so it’s important that we kind of do it all and use all of the parts that make up our sound, if that makes sense,” she continued.
“One of the things that we’ve been kind of aiming towards is taking the elements of what maybe are things that make up our sound and try to separate them and give each of them their own space. So some of the songs don’t have strings and are fully rocking and heavy. And then some of the songs might be really in the electronic zone, and something might be more on the orchestral side. But overall, definitely coming off of what we just came off of, it’s gonna be a rock record.”
On the topic of “The Bitter Truth” album title, Amy said: “As the lyrics had started to form, and just my feeling in this moment in general, there’s a big theme of disillusionment for me. Just growing up and seeing that fairy tales aren’t really real. And it’s hard to be a grownup — it really is. Because somebody else isn’t in charge, we really have to be able to make our own decisions, find out our own information, protect ourselves. People die — we’re all going to. There’s no magic castle. So that sounds like a lot of doom and gloom when I say it, but there’s a choice to accept that truth and live in it and embrace it and choose to live and choose to live in a moment, and the choice to just give up. And there’s a struggle there, but my choice is most definitely to take that pill.”
There’s no track listing available as of yet but I will keep everyone updated as that information becomes available.
With their massive World Collide Co-headlining tour with Within Temptation postponed until the back end of 2021, Evanescence have announced their first public 2020 performance set to take place in December 2020.
The band will be perform both new and old songs during the event, which has been titled as Evanescence: A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio, with the band together remotely from Nashville and Germany in order to film this.
A press release states that Evanescence will play “live renditions of songs from their upcoming album The Bitter Truth for the first time, as well as some fan favourites and a few can’t-miss surprises”.
Evanescence: A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio will air on December 9pm UK, and will be available to watch up until Tuesday, December 8th.
In advance of the set, the band have shared a first look with the video of their single, ‘Use My Voice’. Check it out below and get your tickets via the following link.