Firstly let me just explain my deep and probably unnatural and obsessive love that I have with Amy Lee and Evanescence. I’ve seen them 6 times, I’ve met her 3 time and even once got a hug. I am and Evanescence hipster, “I listened to them before they were cool”. My song collection is 163 songs large, and that’s after I trimmed out a lot of live concert files. I am an EvHead and will be forever, so much so that I am in the works of writing a vampire stage musical using JUST Evanescence song, with pre-approval from Wind-Up Records. So to say I love and respect them, is a total understatement and I’ll stop drooling now.
This year marks 10 years since their first album release of “Fallen” the album that gave us songs like,
Bring Me To Life
All of them to me as sacred but “normal” people probably recognize those. This also marks the 10 year anniversary of the first time I saw them live at the Hard Rock Live with MTV filming the whole concert. But in case you live under a rock for 10 years here’s Evanescence in a nutshell.
Way way back in time, in the year 1994 in Little Rock Arkansas, in a gymnasium during a summer school program. A newly transferred student named Amy Lee was playing Meatloaf’s “I would do anything for love” on a piano and that caught the attention of student Ben Moody, days later the first incarnation of Evanescence was born.
Playing little gigs all around Little Rock, Evanescence soon became a local favorite and it was inevitable that they were signed by Wind-up records and gave us the Fallen album just a few short months after.
Fallen was released March 4th, 2003
The Open Door: October 3rd, 2006
Evanescence: October 11th, 2011
Yes. Evanescence has had it’s ups and downs leaving frontwoman Amy Lee as the only original band member remaining, but they keep going. with album sales over the 35 million mark.
To commemorate the accomplishment of Fallen selling over 24 million copies worldwide, Wind-Up is releasing a purple special edition vinyl pressing of Fallen. I’ve got mine like millions of others and just cain’t wait what goddess Amy Lee brings us in the future.
And I’ll leave you with the latest “Single”, “Lost in Paradise” as sung acoustically by a modern day goddess of song.