In line with their first visit in the Philippines, the female-fronted metal group and Grammy Award-winning band Evanescence has released their third studio production and self-titled album Evanescence, which is now available nationwide released by PolyEast Records.
As the American rock band visits their Pinoy fans, Polyeast Records are also delighted to announce that there will be a Meet and Greet Session with where fans can have an up-close encounter with Amy Lee of Evanescence on February 19, Sunday, 1 pm at SM Megamall, which is made possible by Polyeast Records, Ovation Productions Manila and Odyssey Music and Video. Mechanics to be a part of the CD signing is simply buy a copy of Evanescence CD in Odyssey at SM Megamall.
Following a three-year sabbatical after the multi-platinum, worldwide success of their sophomore effort, The Open Door, the third album is produced by Grammy winning Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Rush). It contains the hard-driving anthems and introspective ballads the hard rock group has mastered since their breakout debut in 2003. Eight years after the debut album, the new 12 tracks demonstrate the growth of the band’s writing style and lyrical content.
Front woman Amy Lee says, "It’s about freedom," when describing the album’s first single, "My Heart is Broken," a track driven by Lee’s signature lyrics and piano playing. Other songs include "Lost in Paradise," which Lee calls, "The most intimate song on the album" and the hard-charging, "What You Want."
"We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on! 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."
Backed by the heavy guitar sound of Terry Balsamo and pounding drums of Will Hunt, the new album is powerful and aggressive. "We’ve been working on this music for a very long time and seeing it all finally come together is a really amazing feeling." Lee continues, "This album is about us and also our fans. We’re combining the best of Evanescence with some new attitude and we re just dying to share it."
The inherent drama in Evanescence’s music--a kind of audio odyssey that can turn on a dime from piano-led introspection to hammering guitar--has resonated with listeners everywhere. The music’s core, which ranges from beautiful to subtle to aggressive, finds a counterpart in Lee’s passionate vocals, lyrics that forge a connection with audiences searching for identity or struggling with feelings of desire, hope, love and loss. Sales of the band’s first two albums are more than 24 million worldwide.
With what some call a meteoric rise to the top, Evanescence’s first album Fallen brought the band to global success, selling more than 17 million copies. It spawned two Top 10 singles, "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life," and two Grammy® Awards in 2003 (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for "Bring Me To Life").
Evanescence is Amy Lee (vocals, piano), Terry Balsamo (guitar) Tim McCord (bass), Will Hunt (drums) and Troy McLawhorn (guitar).
Catch Evanescence Live in Manila on FEBRUARY 19, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum featuring their special guest, Bush, brought to you only by Ovation Productions Manila.
Evanescence albums are exclusively available under Polyeast Records and are now available at all Astrovision/Astroplus, Odyssey Music & Video, O Music, Fully Booked, SM Department Stores’ record bars and Landmark Department Stores nationwide.