US rock group Evanescence to release new album in 2020

Evanescence frontwoman and singer Amy Lee performing live.
Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee performing at the Rock in Rio festival in 2004. Photo credit: AAP Photos/Manuel de Almeida

Amy Lee, the frontwoman of the American gothic rock band Evanescence, said the band are aiming to release a new album in 2020.

The group, who formed in 1995 and released their debut full-length album Fallen in 2003, are set to record a follow-up to their 2011 eponymous record. There is no definitive timeline for the release just yet. 

The ‘Bring Me to Life’ singer spoke to SiriusXM host, Grant Random, about the band's focus on creating new music this year: “This is sort of a creation year for us,” she said.

“We’re playing a few festivals and headlining some shows... And in the time in between, getting together and starting the writing process for a new album.”

She told Grant Random fans can expect the new music “hopefully next year.”

In a December radio interview Lee said the band are on board to return to their roots of “Evanescence-style rock ‘n’ roll”.

In the interview with 93.3 WMMR Rocks! Lee confirmed the band are still in a good place and drawing inspiration from one another.

The group has been on a number of hiatuses and has undergone several lineup changes. Their last project, Synthesis, was released in November 2017 to positive reviews.

Amy Lee and Evanescence bassist Troy McLawhorn performing live.
Amy Lee and bassist Troy McLawhorn (left) performing during a concert in Santiago, Chile, 2017. Photo credit: AAP Photos/Elvis Gonzalez

Lee has previously expressed the band enjoys the freedom created by streaming services, saying: “I just think it’s cool to be able to have this freedom to commit to less and do more.”

Fans have taken to Twitter to express their excitement for the impending album.

The band is set to tour the US and Europe this year.