Evanescence Shares New Video for “Use My Voice”

Gothic Rock superstars Evanescence have shared a new video for their recent single, “Use My Voice”, from their forthcoming new album The Bitter Truth (RCA). The new LP is their first in nine years, will be released a track at a time, incrementally throughout 2020. The band has also rescheduled their co-headline tour joined by Within Temptation for 2021. Continue reading

COVID-19 Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support The Worcester Palladium and The Webster Theater

The Palladium, Worcester, MA 11/22/19

An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts,  and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below.  Continue reading

Evanescence Shares First New Album in Nine Years, New Single and Video

Gothic Rock superstars Evanescence have shared a new single, the piano-led ‘Wasted on You’ today, from their forthcoming new album The Bitter Truth (RCA). The new LP is their first in nine years, will be released a track at a time, incrementally throughout 2020. The video for the track is coming later today at the link below (link will go live at 12pm EST / 9am PST/5pm UK) today, Friday 24th April, it will premiere live via YouTube during which singer Amy Lee will participate in a fan Q&A. The band has also rescheduled their co-headline tour joined by Within Temptation, dates below.

 

The video for “Wasted on You” was shot by each band member – lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist Troy McLawhorn, and guitarist Jen Majura – on their iPhones while currently in isolation. The intimately shot video (directed by P.R. Brown in collaboration with the band) breaks through the emotional stillness and numbness of the current time to reflect the internal highs and lows that each of us are experiencing on a daily basis.

As Amy Lee explains, “We were recording this music right up until we couldn’t go into the studio anymore, and finished it remotely through file sharing and phone calls. We are still writing and have a lot more work to do on this album, but this time we wanted to release the songs individually, as we create, to live more in the moment with our fans and our music.

Wasted On You’ wasn’t the song we were planning to release first, but when the whole world went into indefinite lockdown and everything changed, so did the feeling and meaning of what we wanted to say right now. I didn’t write these lyrics about what we’re all now going through, but somehow that’s exactly what they are.

As far as business is concerned, this is considered a terrible time to release. But we believe that people need music now more than ever. We do, and we’re not going to wait to share it because who knows what tomorrow brings. Who knows if it even comes?

Director P.R. Brown adds “After we started looking at the footage it was clear that the band members were each going through similar things. I started building an edit seeing those scenarios play out over and over again and linked them together to tell their stories.”

Worlds Collide Tour (w/ Within Temptation) Rescheduled Dates:

2020

September:

WED 2nd Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro Arena

THU 3rd Leeds, UK First Direct Arena

SAT 5th Birmingham, UK Arena Birmingham

SUN 6th London, UK The O2

TUE 8th Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome

WED 9th Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome

FRI 11th Brussels, BE Palais 12

SAT 12th Brussels, BE Palais 12

MON 14th Paris, FR Accor hotels Arena

THU 17th Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena ^^

FRI 18th Leipzig, DE Leipzig Arena

MON 21st Berlin, DE Velodrom

TUE 20th Gliwice, Poland Gliwice Arena

TUE 22nd Munich, DE Zenith

THU 24th Düsseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle

FRI 25th Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU Rockhal

SUN 27th Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion

TUE 29th Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum Milan

October:

THU 1st Madrid, ES Palacio Vistalegre **

** Evanescence only

^^ New venue – tickets will be honoured but email serviceteam@fkpscorpio.com with any questions.

ALBUM REVIEW: Body Count – Carnivore

You gotta face the facts, you will never be as cool as Ice-T. Never. He came from the streets of Los Angeles to become an iconic figure of Hip-Hop, movies and television, and Metal music. For some people, it seems like there is no mountain they can’t climb, and Ice is one of those guys. Sure, he could chill and sit back on the Law and Order: SVU Special Victims Unit money, and all those royalties. In actuality, he has been working harder than ever on music the last decade-plus, specifically for his groundbreaking band Body Count. All the evidence you need is on their new album, Carnivore. (Century Media). Continue reading

Evanescence Shares Their Music Video for Their Fleetwood Mac Cover of “The Chain”

Evanescence has shared their brand new music video for their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s all-time classic song ‘The Chain’. Directed by frequent collaborator, P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Green Day), the piece blends powerful, epic performance visuals with footage from the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 from the massively popular Gears of War franchise. To emulate the aesthetic of Gears 5, a miniature set was constructed for the music video that parallels the dystopian environment of the game. Watch the clip here!

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Sonic Temple Fest Adds Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence and More!

The second annual Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which returns to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020. The famed jewel in the Danny Wimmer Presents festival season crown already boasts Metallica for two nights as a headliner and now has added Slipknot as the Saturday headliner in between, along with Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and many more. The full lists of bands and poster is below! Tickets are also on sale as well! Continue reading

New Details Emerge About Slipknot’s and Evanescence’s Cancellation of their Knotfest Mexico Sets

 

New details are emerging in a story Ghost Cult broke earlier today about last nights’ issues at Knotfest Mexico/Knotfest Meets Force Fest which saw Slipknot and Evanescence cancel due to safety concerns. Fans and bands/crew people are now reporting there were issues with the festival from the start, widespread panic and crowd violence once the bands were canceled. According to official and fan reports, the safety barricade was broken during Behemoth’s set and it was deemed that it was unsafe for either band to perform. According to numerous fan reports on Twitter and Facebook, no announcement was made during the show to quell fans unrest. Then new information has fans storming the stage and stealing /destroying Evanescense’s gear when it appeared they would not perform. Fires were set on the grounds and Slipknot decided not to perform at that point. Slipknot just made an official statement, beyond the original Knotfest Mexico notice which has now been removed. Evanescence made an apology to the fans and has promised to return their video message to fans. Slipknot originally vowed to perform today during Force Fest, but now have abandoned those plans in the new notice. We’ll update this story as more information is uncovered. Continue reading

Slipknot and Evanescence are Forced to Postpone their Knotfest Mexico Performances Due to Safety Concerns

The first day of Knotfest Meets Force Fest had an unfortunate end last night when the final two bands, Slipknot and Evanescence were unable to perform. Apparently the stage barricade broke during Behemoth’s set and it was deemed that it was unsafe for either band to perform. Fans waited around as the countdown clocks between bands elapsed. Fans turned to social media to express their disappointment, but ultimately the festival couldn’t continue with the major safety concern no band would play through. Slipknot has vowed to perform today during Force Fest and Evanescence has vowed to return in a video message to fans. We’ll update this story as more information is revealed. Continue reading

Listen to Evanescence’s Cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Classic Track “The Chain”

Evanescence has released their cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s classic 1970s rock song ‘The Chain’! The song comes from the soundtrack to the game Gears of War 5, from XBOX’s popular “Gears Of War” franchise. The band is in the studio working on a new album for 2020 and has booked a world tour with Within Temptation. Check out the track right now! Continue reading