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EVANESCENCE Parts Ways With Guitarist JEN MAJURA

EVANESCENCE has parted methods with longtime guitarist Jen Majura.

The 38-year-old musician, a self-described “half-Asian dwelling in Germany,” joined EVANESCENCE in August 2015 because the substitute for Terry Balsamo.

Jen‘s exit from EVANESCENCE was introduced by way of social media earlier immediately (Saturday, Might 21).

“It has been a really particular chapter within the band with our expensive pal Jen Majura, however we’ve got determined it is time to go our separate methods,” EVANESCENCE mentioned in an announcement. “We are going to at all times love her and assist her, and may’t wait to see what she does subsequent! We’re so grateful for the nice occasions and nice music we made all around the globe collectively.

“We’re exhausting at work rehearsing for our upcoming tour and could have some thrilling information in regards to the new lineup coming within the subsequent few days, so keep tuned.”

In 2019, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee mentioned she was completely satisfied to have Majura within the band. “She has added rather a lot to our dwell exhibits as a result of she’s a singer,” Amy defined. “It has been a extremely superior factor to have dwell background vocals for the primary time. I’m such a fan of layered vocals, and to have that higher represented at our present has been a cool breakthrough for me. And in addition, she’s simply rad vitality. She’s received an ideal angle, enjoyable persona, very partaking, killer onstage, so she has been a enjoyable addition to our household. And naturally, it is superior having one other woman within the band for the primary time.”

Majura has launched two solo albums to date, 2014’s “Jen Majura” and 2017’s “InZENity”.

Final yr, EVANESCENCE launched “The Bitter Fact”, its first album in 10 years, which the Los Angeles Occasions known as their “fiercest songs up to now.” The newest single, “Higher With out You”, was EVANESCENCE‘s first Prime 10 Rock Radio monitor in ten years, and former single “Use My Voice” was nominated for “Finest Rock” on the MTV Video Music Awards. It was the second yr in a row that EVANESCENCE had scored a “Finest Rock” nomination, in addition to the second yr in a row that they had been the only female-fronted act nominated within the class.

Picture courtesy of Jen Majura‘s Instagram

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