It seems like hard rock act Evanescence have been taking their sweet time with a follow up to 2003’s 6x platinum “Fallen,” but the band is assuring their fans new material is on its way, it’s just taken a little longer than expected.The future of Evanescence was left up in the air in late 2003 when the band’s founding member, guitarist and songwriter abruptly left the outfit citing of course “creative differences.” But new guitarist Terry Balsamo was soon recruited by front woman Amy Lee and the pair have been writing music for the yet-to-be-titled sophomore album ever since. “We’ll be done mixing next week!” Lee said according to Contactmusic.com. “I can hardly believe it, we’ve been working on this album for so long. The stuff sounds so good. … Wow, what a trip this has been.” Lee has previously claimed she would not compromise her art for anything or rush the creative process in any way – hence the slow progression of the new album. The singer/songwriter even penned a track for the “Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” which was knocked back for being too dark for the kid’s flick.
Lee continues: “It’s going to be hard to hold this music in all summer. I really want to thank you guys again for being so patient – I know it’s gonna be worth it.” The new album is rumoured to hit shelves in August, but an official statement is yet to be released.