The Cult, among the most influential and controversial rock bands of the late 20th century, returns with their first new studio album in five years, Choice of Weapon.
The chemistry between the vastly different core members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy – equal-parts genuine affection and palpable tension – remains the source of their long-standing partnership. Long-time Cult collaborator/producer Bob Rock put the finishing touches on the foundations laid down by producer Chris Goss.
The album’s 10 tracks reveal the band at its rawest and most visceral, encapsulating cinematic visions and themes of love, revolt and redemption.
Evanescence is fronted by one of rock’s most recognizable female voices, Amy Lee. Going into the release of their third studio album, the band has sold more than 20-million records world-wide and have amassed multiple music awards including 2 Grammys. Their 2003 debut studio album, Fallen, sold 17 million copies world wide and produced the global hit ‘Bring Me To Life,’ which reached #5 on the Billboard charts. The album earned the band two Grammy Awards in 2004 for Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance. The band’s follow up was 2006’s The Open Door, which sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit ‘Call Me When You’re Sober.’
Evanescence is Amy Lee (vocals, piano), Terry Balsamo (guitar), Troy McLawhorn (guitar), Tim McCord (bass) and Will Hunt (drums).