5 April, 2021Print
Evanescence’s The Bitter Truth Tops US Current Rock & Current Alternative Albums ChartsNew LP hits #1 on iTunes in 22 Countries
April 5, 2021 - Evanescence’s new album, The Bitter Truth (BMG), is the number one-selling Rock & Alternative album in America. The band’s first full-length release of all new material in a decade, The Bitter Truth has landed the top spot on Neilsen Music Connect’s Current Rock Albums & Current Alternative Albums charts. Nielsen Music Connect is the US music industry’s most-trusted reporting source. The Bitter Truth also the only #1 rock album by a female-fronted band so far this year.
Shortly following its release on March 26, The Bitter Truth rose to the top of the iTunes Album Charts in 22 countries and also landed the top spot on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums Chart.
The Bitter Truth was recorded during the pandemic and confronts the dark realities of the world head-on. Yet its resounding message is one of light: Pushing through is better than giving up.
Check out the band performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! HERE, and click HERE to learn about the special graphic anthology series the band is releasing in collaboration with Heavy Metal Entertainment, Echoes from The Void. Pre-order the first issue, inspired by The Bitter Truth cuts “Better Without You” and “Wasted on You,” HERE.
Watch this space for a new music video and more exciting Evanescence news to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Praise for The Bitter Truth and Evanescence:
Rolling Stone: “One of rock’s definitive voices”
SPIN Magazine: “Evanescence are stronger and louder than ever”
LA Times: “[Amy Lee’s] fiercest songs to date”
Entertainment Weekly: “Lee’s voice has never sounded rawer or more passionate than it does on The Bitter Truth”
V Mag: “An epic rock blast … in a word, iconic.”
Consequence of Sound: “Amy Lee and company triumphantly return … it’s certainly worth the wait.”
San Francisco Chronicle: “A fierce statement from bandleader Amy Lee about overcoming some of the harsh realities of life in the 21st century”
American Songwriter: “Evanescence return triumphant and energized”
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Evanescence has made an impact on people around the world. The group’s 2003 landmark debut album Fallen laid the foundation spending 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10 and selling more than 17 million copies worldwide. Debut single and global hit “Bring Me to Life” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and marked their first U.K. #1 hit single. The equally popular “My Immortal” peaked at #7 in the U.S. and U.K. Following multiple worldwide tours, The Open Door came next, which went on to sell more than five million copies followed by the self-titled Evanescence which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. Evanescence lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist Troy McLawhorn, and guitarist and backing vocalist Jen Majura went down both very new and familiar paths for their fourth and most ambitious release to date, Synthesis, in 2017 via BMG. The symphonic effort scored four Billboard #1s, debuting atop the Independent, Alternative, Rock, and Classical Album Charts. Evanescence launched their worldwide “Synthesis Live” tour in October 2017 combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra.The Bitter Truth, out now on BMG, is Evanescence’s fourth studio album.
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