EVANESCENCE – The Bitter Truth

Country: United States Of America
Label: BMG / Sony
Release: 26-03-2021
Style: Rock/Metal

EVANESCENCE-The Bitter Truth

After releasing ‘Synthesis’, Amy Lee said the next album would go back to its rock roots, suggesting it would be raw and focused on the band and may feature leftovers from the band’s two previous albums, ‘Evanescence’ and ‘Synthesis’. The album title and cover art were announced on April 17th, 2020 with no release date set, as the plan is to release one song at a time while the album is in the works.

“We don’t have a release date, but I like to look at it like it’s happening now. The idea behind this whole thing was always to go one song at a time, release it in real time with the fans while it’s still going on and it’s still fresh and live in the moment more. So, in my mind it is being released. This is part of it. We live in a new world where it’s not all about just dropping a big pile of music all at once. People don’t always consume music that way. I don’t. I still want to make an album – that’s a part of who we are and I think that’s important to our fans, so we’re doing that. We will drop the back half or whatever soon, but I don’t have a date because I never want to put a date down when I’m still writing. I don’t want to get to the end and say, ‘Eh anything. Just throw some words down.’ I can’t do that. It has to be right. Sometimes it takes a minute.”

“I want this album to show all of our sides, really, but most importantly I want to create without thinking too much about what I want it to be, and just let it be what it is. There’s definitely a little bit of a 90s, grungy alternative thing emerging which is lovely, that’s a return to roots for me in the most honest sense since that’s the music that inspired me so much in my formative years.”

The album will be recorded in sessions throughout 2020. The first sessions took place at Nick Raskulinecz‘s studio in Nashville, TN from January 20 to February 5, where the band recorded the first four songs for the album. No orchestra was recorded for some of the new songs and electronics (synthesizers, arpeggiators and sound effects) were used instead. During the premiere of ‘Use My Voice’ word came out that Nick will handle the production of the whole album, instead of the band working with different producers as originally planned.

Amy Lee – Vocals/Piano
Troy McLawhorn – Lead Guitar
Jen Majura – Guitar
Tim McCord – Bass
Will Hunt – Drums

01. Artifact/The Turn
02. Broken Pieces Shine
03. The Game Is Over
04. Yeah Right
05. Feeding The Dark
06. Wasted On You
07. Better Without You
08. Use My Voice
09. Take Cover
10. Far From Heaven
11. Part Of Me
12. Blind Belief

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