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Ex-Evanescence's Members Form We Are The Fallen

Billboard.com reports: Ben Moody predicts that his just-unveiled new band, We Are The Fallen, will enjoy a peaceful co-existence rather than mortal combat with his old group, Evanescence.

"We wish them the best," Moody, who co-founded Evanescence with singer Amy Lee in 1995 and left the band 2003 after co-writing its multi-platinum debut, "Fallen," tells Billboard.com. He formed We Are The Fallen earlier this year with original Evanescence members John LeCompt on guitar and Rocky Gray on drums, adding bassist Marty O'Brien and "American Idol" Season 7 finalist Carly Smithson on vocals.

We Are The Fallen has released its first song, "Bury Me Alive," on its official web site, WeAreTheFallen.com. Rather than bring out an album, Moody says the group plans to release new material sporadically via the Internet; another track is due out in September before the quintet hits the road and then the band will release two songs every eight weeks. Moody says We Are The Fallen is considering a terrestrial CD for 2010 that may contain extended versions of the songs as well as orchestral interludes and perhaps even live recordings and footage from the tour.

Besides its new material, We Are The Fallen does plan to play songs from "Fallen" on tour; the group even played that album's "Going Under" at a press conference on Monday in Los Angeles.

You can also hear the band's new song on their MySpace player here.

Source: Billboard.com

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LordAssenfroth's avatar

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1. LordAssenfroth writes:

wow if you cant afford the name brand amy lee they have just provided the sam's choice version

# Jul 21, 2009 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Who Needs To Know...... writes:

Hmm....Evanescence????? An Idol???? No Way Is This Gonna Work Its Clear As Day "We Are The Fallen" Sounds Like A Tribute Band ......I Say Adam L. Would be a Better Idol fit for this "Band" I Wonder What Amy Thinks?????

# Jul 21, 2009 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. n0thinghead writes:

that's gonna to be a fail.

# Jul 21, 2009 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianMN writes:

I like Carlies voice, but she's trying WAY too hard to sound and look like Amy Lee.
I think the singer from Kitty would have been better. MEOW!!!

# Jul 21, 2009 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. InfernoNecrosis writes:

I find it funny that they're called We Are The Fallen while all of them are technically rejects.

# Jul 21, 2009 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Sams_choice_drummer writes:

I think Amy Lee is the Sam's Choice singer here. I can't stand here voice. At all. Bleck!

# Jul 21, 2009 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathbringer writes:

I think Carly sounds at least as good as Amy Lee from what I heard. Can't for the life of me remember her from American Idol (my wife watches it).

# Jul 21, 2009 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blah writes:

omg Its like Ben still cant get over amy and has carly dressing and attempting to sing like her, yuck! They should do their own thing, not try to recreate something of the past....

# Jul 22, 2009 @ 3:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Notmeeither writes:

I find it amazing that Carly hasn't changed her look,her voice,dress etc since she was first introduced on idol-yet you all continue to say she's trying to emulate Amy Lee. She a fantastic artist in her own right and if you didn't know that you wouldn't be so afraid that she'll eclipse the former lead. Why don't you just get over it.

# Jul 22, 2009 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

DB: We're in the same boat. My lady watches it and I remember her bringing me into the room to get my take on her talent. I actually think she's better than Amy vocally because she's not a complete b!tch and she delivers with more power and confidence in the note. I think this little lady will pull it off.

# Jul 22, 2009 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Ever and Ever. writes:

Listen to Evanescence instead.

# Jul 22, 2009 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BodomBeach writes:

They've already had to go through a lawsuit about their name...it used to be Fallen but there was some other band who had that who protested...

# Jul 22, 2009 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Mayra writes:

lolz

# Aug 3, 2009 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Hadi Orabi writes:

really he is wonderfull,, He just want from over world to see him back again without amy lee, he desirve that.
ofcourse he gatherd all ex team member, without amy lee, which considerd a strong hit to amy lee !!!!!

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 5:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MGM writes:

Yeah, right. These guys are just trying to grasp whatever fame is left from Evanescence, and they need to admit it. Why else would they get a new female singer who looks like Amy AND sang Bring Me To Life on Idol? Some of those guys are singers, they could handle lead, there is no need for them to get a female singer for any other reason than to keep their names in the headlines.
I don't blame Carly, she has a decent voice. Not as good as Amy, but that's hardly a fault. Amy has an incredible voice. Carly is the most likeable person in the band as far as I can tell. But congrats to the the guys on taking the lowest road they could.
On the positive side, their music is ok.

# Aug 9, 2009 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Pursuit_Of_Vikings writes:

Good job bringing in the random silly Evanescence fans Deathbringer, lol.

# Aug 9, 2009 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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