Following a three-year sabbatical after the multi-platinum, worldwide success of its sophomore effort, "The Open Door", EVANESCENCE is going into the studio on April 11 to begin recording its third studio album with producer Nick Raskulinecz, whose recent producing credits include FOO FIGHTERS, RUSH, STONE SOUR, DEFTONES and ALICE IN CHAINS.
Comments EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee: "We can't wait to show everyone what we've been working on. We've written more than an album of songs. We've been finding ourselves, reinventing our sound, experimenting with things we've never done before and at the same time embracing the things we love most about EVANESCENCE. This journey has made us the strongest we've ever been as a band, and I am in love with the music. Nick Rasculinecz is the perfect fit for this record and we are all very excited to get into the studio together."
States Wind-up Records president Edward Vetri: "Amy and the band have been hard at work on the new record. The time off has allowed Amy to expand the creative boundaries of EVANESCENCE. We are very excited to bring this music to the world."
Lee told RollingStone.com last year that the new EVANESCENCE record would incorporate influences from dance-rock and electronic acts like DEPECHE MODE, MGMT and PORTISHEAD.
With what some call a meteoric rise to the top, "Fallen" brought the Little Rock, Arkansas band to global success with more than 17 million records in the hands of fans worldwide, two Top 10 singles, "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life", two Grammy Awards in 2003 ("Best New Artist" and "Best Hard Rock Performance" for "Bring Me To Life").
"The Open Door" was recorded in Los Angeles at The Record Plant in early 2006 and mixed at the venerable Ocean Way Studios in March 2006 and marked the return of long-time friend and producer Dave Fortman.
"The Open Door" was certified double platinum in the United States and has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. The album was defined by Amy Lee's beautiful melodies, profound lyrics, stunning vocals and poignant piano, merged with Terry Balsamo's urgent, yet intricate guitar playing and formed a remarkable, ethereal blend perfectly rooted in the band's rock and classical sensibilities, including the hit single "Call Me When You're Sober".
EVANESCENCE is Amy Lee (vocals, piano), Terry Balsamo (guitar), Tim McCord (bass) and Will Hunt (drums).
Three former original members of the band, Ben Moody, John LeCompt, and Rocky Gray, teamed with "American Idol" runner-up Carly Smithson in WE ARE THE FALLEN. Their debut disc, "Tear The World Down", came out in May 2010.
EVANESCENCE perfoming live on November 8, 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil: