Straight out of Arkansas, U.S.A., 2003 break-out rockers
Evanescence make it into our radio.wazee Spotlight
this week with their brand new single "My Immortal"
off their smash Wind-Up Records debut album "Fallen."
Their enchanting major label debut was produced in
Los Angeles by Dave Fortman (former Ugly Kid Joe guitarist)
and their first single was prominently featured in
the high-profile blockbuster film "Daredevil."
This talented quartet from Little Rock combines the
talents of Amy Lee (vocals), Ben Moody (guitar), John
LeCompt (guitar), and Rocky Gray (drums).
Co-founders Lee and Moody first met at a junior high
summer camp, where Moody was so totally blown away
by Lee's piano rendition of Meat Loaf's "I'd
Do Anything For Love" that he asked her to be
in a band with him. The pair instantly clicked as
"songwriting soulmates," both influenced
by artists like Björk, Tori Amos and Danny Elfman
as well as classical and grunge music.
Says Moody: "We have the same exact vision regarding
what we love about music. When it comes to songwriting,
we finish each other's thoughts." Says Amy Lee
of the group: "We're definitely a rock band.
But the twist is that the band's music is epic, dramatic,
The group first took shape in the late '90s and started
releasing EPs of their material before landing a major
record deal with Wind-Up Records. LeCompt and Gray
were added to the lineup, and the rest is history.
Says Moody: "As a four-piece, we are able to
carry out the intricate harmonies and orchestrations
of the memorable material on 'Fallen.' We're very
sincere about what we do. There's so much pre-packaged
teen angst these days in music. That's not us. We're
not trying to sell an angle, we're just here writing
from our heart."
The band is currently busy touring the globe. From
now until the end of January they will be performing
everywhere from Glasgow to Mexico City, Tokyo and
Sydney. Some of their shows will be alongside Finger
Eleven, Seether and Godhead. For all things Evanescence
and for more precise concert dates from the busy band,
be sure to check out their official webpage at www.evanescence.com