Evanescence’s Amy Lee: “We’re excited to get back out there.”

Evanescence to release third studio album in October: 'I feel so strong about what we're doing'

Evanescence have revealed that they will release their third studio album in October, through Wind-Up Records.

In an interview with Billboard.com, vocalist Amy Lee spoke about how she has abandoned the songs she wrote for the record on her own, and rediscovered a love for working in a band.

After taking a break from writing for 18 months, the singer: “…ended up falling back in love with Evanescence again and wanted to work with the guys, and it became more of a group project. The process has been much more of a collaboration between the whole band. Usually it’s me and one main co-writer… This time everybody had something to do with it from the ground up.”

The vocalist believes that working on the new material has brought out “a lot more about a live feeling about the band. The way everyone is playing strong, it’s like we’ve been playing the songs on tour for a year. I feel so strong about what we’re doing now.”

Lee also revealed that the band intend to tour Europe for about three weeks in support of the new release. “We’re just getting excited to get back out there,” Lee said. “It’s been a long time and it’s been a lot of work. We’re starting to really hear [the music] back and feel like, ‘Whoa, it’s almost there.'”

The group are working on the follow-up to 2006’s ‘The Open Door’ with U2 producer Steve Lillywhite.