Evanescence is a Grammy-winning band established in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States in 1995 by vocalist/piano player Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody (who left in 2003).
In the wake of account private collections, the band marked to Wind-up Records and discharged their first full-length collection, Fallen, in 2003, which sold in excess of 15 million duplicates worldwide and helped the band win two Grammy Awards. After a year, they discharged their first live collection, Anywhere But Home, which sold more than one million duplicates around the world. In 2006, they at that point discharged their second studio collection, The Open Door, which sold in excess of five million duplicates. They discharged their third and most recent studio collection, Evanescence in 2011.
The band as of now comprises of Amy Lee (lead vocals, piano, consoles), Terry Balsamo (guitars), and Tim McCord (bass). Previous individuals incorporate David Hodges (piano, consoles, backing vocals; left in 2002), Ben Moody (guitars; left in 2003), William Boyd (bass; left in 2006), John LeCompt (guitars, backing vocals; terminated in 2007), and Rocky Gray (drums; left in 2007). Session individuals incorporate Troy McLawhorn (guitars) and Will Hunt (drums), both are from Dark New Day, they were “acquired” to supplant LeCompt and Gray during 2007 visits.
Amy Lee and Ben Moody met in 1994 at a young camp in Little Rock, where Moody heard Lee playing I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) by Meat Loaf on the piano. Their first melodies were Solitude and Give Unto Me, composed by Lee, and Understanding and My Immortal, composed by Moody.
Two of Lee and Moody’s melodies discovered recess on nearby radio stations, raising neighborhood attention to the gathering and interest for a show. The band in the long run seemed live, and ended up a standout amongst the most famous acts in the territory. Subsequent to exploring different avenues regarding band names, for example, Childish Intentions and Stricken, they chose Evanescence, which signifies “vanishing” or “blurring without end” (from the word dissipate, which signifies “to vanish”). Lee has expressed she adores the name since “it is puzzling and dull, and puts an image in the audience members’ brain.”.
Their first full-length demo CD, Origin (discharged in 2000), is generally obscure. The band additionally discharged two EPs. To begin with, oneself titled Evanescence EP (1998) of which around 100 duplicates were made, and second the Sound Asleep EP, otherwise called the Whisper EP (1999), restricted to 50 duplicates. Source and the EPs contain demo adaptations of a portion of the tunes on their introduction collection, Fallen. For instance, the account of My Immortal found on Fallen can likewise be found on Origin, short a bunch of extra string backups. Just 2,500 duplicates of this record were created; accordingly, Lee and Moody urged fans to download the band’s more seasoned melodies from the Internet.
In a few meetings Amy has said that ‘Source’ was not a collection, it was just intended to be a demo. While giving off an impression of being an official CD, it was never intended to be authoritatively discharged. As per Amy Lee “Starting point isn’t a collection. Would it be advisable for me to state that more clear? ‘Beginning’ isn’t a collection. We recorded its demos, we recorded it quite a while prior, in Ben’s loft or in my parent’s upper room with a 8-track recorder that cost $300. It sounds like poop. Try not to feel awful that you don’t have it, simply download it. It looks sort of like a collection since we had a craftsman make us this cool collection spread since we were shopping it to record marks. We put all that we had on there, and a few tunes that are on there are on ‘Fallen’, simply done right”. The video of this meeting can be seen here.
The band sent ‘Beginning’ to a few record marks, and in the long run Wind-Up Records marked them. The band at that point recorded an enormous accumulation of demos all through 2001 and 2002. A short time later, the band started chip away at their second full-length collection. Nonetheless, after the collection had been done, Hodges left the band in December of 2002.
The collection, entitled ‘Fallen’, was then discharged in March 2003. It brought the band global popularity, selling 14 a huge number of duplicates around the world. ‘Fallen’ has since gone multiple times platinum in the United States and has sold in excess of 15 million duplicates out and out around the world.
Nonetheless, not long after, Moody left the band on October 22 of 2003 because of inward battles with the band individuals. He was then supplanted by guitarist Terry Balsamo from the band Cold. Prior to Moody’s takeoff, Gray, LeCompt, and Boyd had been session individuals, yet a short time later they turned out to be full-time individuals.
At the 2004 Grammy Awards, Evanescence won Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for their single Bring Me to Life, known worldwide from the Daredevil soundtrack. That equivalent year, the band discharged a live CD/DVD entitled ‘Anyplace But Home’, which additionally sold 1 million of duplicates worldwide and has since gone platinum in the United States.
A short time later, the band started chip away at their next discharge. Numerous things set the discharge back, including the medical issues of Terry. He was sadly influenced by a stroke, however is recuperating effectively. Amy additionally terminated their old chief which they had relations with during ‘Fallen’, and carried him to court. In 2006, they wrapped up their subsequent collection, titled ‘The Open Door’, just as shooting a video for the single Call Me When You’re Sober. On July thirteenth, 2006, Lee declared through Evanescence’s online message load up that bassist Boyd has chosen to leave the band so as to set aside a few minutes for his own life and family. Tim McCord was declared as Will Boyd’s substitution in August 2006.
‘The Open Door’ appeared at number 1 in Australia, United States, Greece, Germany, and Switzerland. It sold more than 1 million duplicates worldwide inside the main seven day stretch of its discharge.
The second single of ‘The Open Door’ was Lithium. A video was shot for the single – coordinated by Paul Fedor (who has worked with Marilyn Manson, Seether, and Deftones). It took 2 days to film, October 31 and November 1, 2006.
The third single off ‘The Open Door’ was Sweet Sacrifice. The mark, Wind-Up, had initially picked All That I’m Living For to be the third single, yet was met with resistance from the fans. The video was shot on March ninth and tenth, 2007. Coordinated by Paul Brown.
On May 4, 2007, John LeCompt reported that he had been terminated from Evanescence, and furthermore expressed that drummer Rocky Gray had chosen to stop too. The two artists posted on their own MySpace pages to affirm the news report, be that as it may, neither expounded about the conditions encompassing their flights, and no official proclamation has yet been discharged by the band or mark.
On his MySpace blog, LeCompt expressed that Lee called his cellphone to fire him, and that no notice had recently been given nor were any exchanges made accessible. No substitutions have been named starting at yet, yet Evanescence says they will keep visiting and creating music.
Lee uncovered during the taping of MuchMusic’s January 9, 2007 scene of Live @ Much that she had turned out to be locked in the past night. She later affirmed on EvThreads.com that she was proposed to by Josh Hartzler, a 29-year-old specialist and long time companion. She noted in a meeting that the melodies Good Enough and Bring Me To Life were propelled by him. The couple were hitched on May 6, 2007, and honeymooned close to The Bahamas. She has posted on EvThreads that she is “now authoritatively Mrs. Amy Hartzler.”
As of late Lee and Evanescence (with impermanent individuals) featured an erratic show in Sao Paulo, Brazil for a music celebration. A long time previously, Lee posted on her Twitter that the band need to rehearse and was going to play a mystery appear in NYC’s The Palace.
Lee affirmed that a third collection was en route and was set to discharge late 2010. A short video surfaced on one individuals Twitter record demonstrating the band rehearsing and recording.
On 22 January, 2010, Amy posted on her Twitter that the b-side Together Again would be a blessing to all who give only the base add up to the Relief Effort over in Haiti.
In a MTV talk with Amy Lee declared that the new collection would be named ‘Evanescence’. This was discharged October eleventh, 2011. It is the first of their collections to have a choice form with 4 additional melodies and a going with DVD.