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Thursday, October 13, 2005


The latest instalment of " ? " OF THE WEEK! "MUSIC OF THE WEEK" will showcase one music artist or band per week that I think rocks and should be heard! Not all choices will suit the eclectic and varied tastes of you peeps out there but hey, that's just too bad for you, ain't it?

The first band I will rap is "EVANESCENCE" because they have had it going on for some time now and the lead singer is kinda hot and a naturale, gothic kinda way, with a very sexy voice... drool... Anyway (wipe, wipe) EVANESCENCE with there mild GOTH METAL image and front woman AMY LEE put out some awesome sounds and BTW this gal can really sing! Read on...

Goth Metal, Chamber Pop, Post-Grunge
Little Rock, AK
Amy Lee - Vocals and Piano (co-founder)
John LeCompt - Guitar
Rocky Gray - Drums
William Boyd - Bass
Terry Balsamo - Guitar (replacement for co-founder Ben Moody)

Ben Moody - Lead guitar (co-founder - left October 2003)
David Hodges - Keyboards (left December 2002)

Evanescence Biography
The goth-inspired Arkansas rock band Evanescence, with its Linkin Park-meets-Tori Amos sound backed by chugging guitars, easily made it to the top of the charts in 2003 with its Wind-Up Entertainment debut album, Fallen. Amy Lee and guitarist/songwriter Ben Moody formed the band at the end of the '90s after meeting in their early teens during a "youth camp," Moody said in a statement. "I heard Amy playing Meat Loaf's 'I'd Do Anything for Love' at the piano. So I went over to meet her, and she started singing for me. I was pretty much blown away, so I suckered her into joining a band with me." As a duo, Evanescence didn't perform live, instead opting to release EPs and the full-length Origin. Lee told the BBC that Evanescence was mastering demos in Memphis, TN, when she and the band were discovered by producer Pete Matthews. He shopped the songs to record companies in New York, and Evanescence eventually landed a contract with Wind-Up Entertainment, the home of Creed. The soundtrack to the 2003 Ben Affleck action movie Daredevil brought success to Evanescence. The begging "Bring Me to Life," which appeared on the soundtrack along with the ballad "My Immortal," became a hit. Paul McCoy, of labelmates 12 Stones, raps on "Bring Me to Life," which originated as a piano ballad. It proved to be a head start to Evanescence's future hit album Fallen, produced by Dave Fortman (Boy Sets Fire, Superjoint Ritual) and released in March 2003. Evanescence ran head first into controversy promoting Fallen. Originally, it was released in the Christian and secular markets; however, the band's use of profanity during an interview with Rolling Stone prompted its label, Wind-Up Records, to recall Fallen from Christian stores. Ironically, 12 Stones is also labeled Christian. Fallen surpassed double platinum, making the Top Ten in the United States, including the Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart, the Top Five in Canada, and number one in the United Kingdom. Live, the duo fills out its lineup with John LeCompt on guitar and Rocky Gray on drums.

~ Christina Fuoco

So do yourself a favour and click on the title "MUSIC OF THE WEEK!" to check out the bands homepage which uses FLASH PLAYER to deliver some cool videos and you can even listen to their jams... rock on and stay tuned for the next installment of "MUSIC OF THE WEEK!".

evanescence (ev'e-nes'ens ): a dissipation or disappearance like vapor


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