According to The Pulse of Radio, the new album from EVANESCENCE, originally slated to come out this fall, now looks like it could get pushed back to a yet-to-be-determined release date. Lead singer and sole original member Amy Lee wrote online, "We've taken some time out of the studio to get our heads into the right creative space, work on the songs and even write some more music," adding, "We'll be back in the studio recording the album soon enough. I think that it can only be stronger for this extra time we're putting into it."
Lee also hinted at problems with the band's label, Wind-Up Records, saying, "My record label has been going through some very uncertain times, as are many record labels, and that's made things a little unclear....we really want to make sure the whole machine is working together when it's time to put out the album."
EVANESCENCE has not released an album since 2006's "The Open Door".
Lee told The Pulse of Radio in March that she had around 16 songs written for the band's third effort, saying that she thought taking the extra time was worth it. "I really feel like I'm making the best album of my life," she said. "I wouldn't here in the studio, making another record, if I didn't think it was going to be better than anything I'd ever done. I love to grow. I love to listen to what the music can do when you don't give it any rules. That's always been a part of me. It's been a while for sure, but the incubation of a lot of these songs is what's making them great."
Lee told RollingStone.com last spring that the new EVANESCENCE record would incorporate influences from dance-rock and electronic acts like DEPECHE MODE, MGMT and PORTISHEAD.
Three former original members of the band, Ben Moody, John LeCompt, and Rocky Gray, teamed last year with "American Idol" runner-up Carly Smithson in WE ARE THE FALLEN. Their debut disc, "Tear The World Down", came out in May.
EVANESCENCE perfoming live on November 8, 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil: