EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has confirmed that the band will enter the studio this week with Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, THE ROLLING STONES, PETER GABRIEL, CHRIS CORNELL) to begin recording its third album for a late fall 2010 release.
"I can't explain how excited I am to make this record," said Lee. "Over the past year and a half, these songs have become the center of my life, and I can't wait to hear what they grow into in the studio. I think our sound is evolving into something that will surprise people, in a very good way. I feel, as always, that growth can be an incredible, limitless thing if you let it. I never want to make the same album twice."
EVANESCENCE returned to the stage for the first time since 2007 on November 4, 2009, playing a "secret" show at the 1,000-capacity Grand Ballroom in New York City. In addition to Amy Lee, the lineup was almost the same that fans last saw, with Terry Balsamo on guitar, Tim McCord on bass and Will Hunt on drums. Second guitarist Troy McLawhorn was reportedly unable to make the show and was replaced by FINGER ELEVEN axeman James Black. The set was a warm-up for a November 8, 2009 gig that the band played in front of 40,000 people in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Watch professionally filmed video footage from the Brazilian concert below.
The last EVANESCENCE album, "The Open Door", arrived in 2006.
Three former members of the band teamed up last year with "American Idol" runner-up Carly Smithson in WE ARE THE FALLEN. That outfit is will release its debut album, "Tear The World Down", on May 11 via Universal Republic Records.