CONCERT: Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling, all “Hi”s and no “Lo”s

BANSHEE ZINE exists because of our love for live music. We are proud to present Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling as our first-ever live music coverage. Evanescence hit the road this summer with co-headliner Lindsey Stirling to support their latest album, Synthesis, which features reimagined versions of their older songs. On July 18, Lindsey Stirling took the opening slot of the tour at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. Stirling's silhouette was enough to have the venue exploding into cheers. Against the backdrop of a film covering her journey from a talent show and YouTube presence to a global phenomenon through the trials and tribulations that are attached to success, Lindsey came high-kicking her way into the evening. Her set was a spectacle replete with costume changes, high-kicks, pseudo magic tricks, and, of course, stunning music. Evanescence's Amy Lee even joined her on stage to lend her vocals to "Shatter Me." Stirling's energy never faltered, perfectly...

Evanescence planning first album of new music in eight years

After eight years, Evanescence revealed that an album of original music is in the works. Vocalist Amy Lee made the reveal during an interview on WRIF 101.1 FM’s Meltdown. “That’s the plan,” she said when asked about if Evanescence was planning on releasing any new music in the future. Though there is no timeline, Lee confirmed that their next project would be a new album. “You will hear from us again.” She added that new potential material has been piling up “over the years.” The album would be their first original release since 2011’s self-titled album. Lee also tackled topics like social media, the logistics of collaborating with orchestras while on tour, motherhood, and achieving success. You can listen to the full interview here. The band is currently on tour with Lindsey Sterling supporting Synthesis, a compilation of reimagined versions of songs from their previous three albums. See the dates below: Dates: 07/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center 07/17 – Camden,...