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We Are The Fallen Readies First Single and Tour

Universal Republic Records' We Are The Fallen will unleash their first single, "Bury Me Alive," exclusively via the digital domain on February 2nd. The fivesome is comprised of the original members of multiplatinum band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals. Acclaimed bassist Marty O’Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out We Are The Fallen.

The group is already preparing to give fans a live taste of the reportoire fueling their upcoming Universal Republic debut album, due out later in the year - hitting the road in support of Finnish rock stalwarts H.I.M. The extensive, 28 city tour launches in Philadelphia, PA, on March 27th, hurtling through multiple major cities such as Boston, MA, on March 28th, Cleveland, OH, on April 1st, Chicago IL, on April 9th, Los Angeles, CA, on April 23rd, and winding down in New York City on May 7th.

Guitarist Ben Moody has been publicly crediting the group's unique chemistry as the driving force behind We Are The Fallen, describing Carly Smithson's role as a "true partner," and a key component to We Are The Fallen's overall sound. Moody left the platinum-plus breakthrough rock act Evanesence in 2003, and has since co-written major hits for Chris Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson among others. Evanescence’s groundbreaking 2003 album, "Fallen," spent 43 weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Albums Chart, selling 15 million copies worldwide, and 7 million + albums in the U.S. alone.

For Smithson, We Are The Fallen completes her dream - after exiting American Idol - of becoming a creative force in a "vital" band environment. Carly Smithson was a sixth place finisher during Season 7 of the television series American Idol.

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1. Micah writes:

Well...Ben Moody has been dreaming of this moment for seven long years: since his departure from Evanescence. Now he has his own band...desolated it's an Evanescence Duplicate...(or better, a duplicate minus Amy Lee, and I have said all...) God save the original ideas...not recycling for childish revenges...so not WATF

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2. Arlindo-88 writes:

If they don't want to be compared, why do they play Evanescence songs? "Bring Me To Life", "Going Under" and "My Immortal" are so old songs and there's a lot of bands to play covers. But I understand... They NEED Evanescence to call midia and new fans attention and all the first We Are The Fallen fans will be Evanescence curious fans. That's why they play Evanescence songs. I am NOT against this band, I wish much success to them but they NEED to create own identity and hastily out of the shadow of Evanescence.

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