EVANESCENCE's self-titled third major label album is likely to sell between 110,000 and 120,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on October 11 via Wind-Up Records.
EVANESCENCE's previous CD, "The Open Door", opened with 447,000 units back in October 2006 to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"The Open Door" has shifted 2.1 million copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
EVANESCENCE's debut album, "Fallen", has sold 7.6 million copies since its March 2003 release.
"Evanescence" track listing:
01. What You Want
02. Made Of Stone
03. The Change
04. My Heart Is Broken
05. The Other Side
06. Erase This
07. Lost In Paradise
09. End Of The Dream
11. Never Go Back
12. Swimming Home
One of the reasons the new record took so long to come out is that singer Amy Lee began work on a version of it last year that she ended up scrapping. The Pulse Of Radio asked Lee why that first attempt at recording didn't work out. "I think it really was a case of us going in the studio too soon," she said. "I think people a lot of times get pressure for moving fast, especially in this day and age you know, the public has a short attention span, you know, it's all about striking while the iron's hot. I don't believe that. I believe in great music. If this is gonna be our big EVANESCENCE comeback record, it wasn't there yet. So we kept working. We ended up making a record that I'm just, it's my favorite so far. We're all really proud of it."
The first single from the new EVANESCENCE record is called "What You Want". The band released a video for the track last month.
EVANESCENCE played its first concert in almost two years on August 17 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, performing four songs from the new disc and opening the show with "What You Want".