Two weeks ago, Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee revealed that she and the band would enter a “creation year” to start working on their long-awaited 4th album this month. Over this Memorial Day weekend, they kept true to their word when they officially entered the studio! Both guitarist Troy McLawhorn and bassist Tim McCord shared some exciting updates documenting their first weekend working on the new music.
On Sunday, Troy shared:
On Monday, he revealed his instrument of choice and its tuning:
Writing on this monster today. PRS Baritone tuned to drop A#.
That evening, Tim added:
Having a blast at the first writing session for the next Ev record. 2 days down and getting some good work done. It’s been an awesome, natural flow creating with good friends who happen to be kick ass musicians.
It’s been eight years since Evanescence released their last studio album of original material. But although it’s been a while, the band have kept fairly busy. Amy Lee put out two solo albums: the largely instrumental Aftermath and a children’s record called Dream Too Much. In early 2017, the band released a boxset of their three studio albums and b-sides, and later that year we got their electronic-meets-symphonic album, Synthesis. After plenty of touring, they put out Synthesis Live last fall.
Now Evanescence is finally working on an album of all-new music, their first since 2011. Fans will need to exercise patience for another year, but we have great things coming our way in 2020! Amy Lee stated that they hope to release the new album sometime next year.
For now, Evanescence is performing some festivals and solo shows here and there this year. They have a handful of North American festival dates in July, plus a European tour coming up in September. Find show dates and get tickets here before it’s too late!
We’re glad the band had a productive, creative Memorial Day weekend. As Evanescence works on recording new music in the studio, we’ll be sure to keep you posted on their progress! Get ready to finally hear a full new studio album from them in 2020. Until then, keep checking back here for all the latest Evanescence music news.