What Else Have They Done?

Evanescence has very talented members – and it did in the past as well. When they aren’t touring or putting out albums, you can get your fix through other their other projects. If you liked a particular ex-band member, they might still be around as well. This post is designed to let you know where to look to find some of their side projects and bands that others have moved on to.

Take Amy Lee. Most recently, she made a children’s album with her family called Dream Too Much. She has also written songs for a variety of soundtracks, including Voice from the Stone, Indigo Grey: The Passage (which won Best Film Score at the Moondance International Film Festival), and War Story. She contributed to Nightmare Revisited, an album of Nightmare Before Christmas songs reimagined for the film’s 15th anniversary, by singing “Sally’s Song.” She recorded “Halfway Down the Stairs” for the Muppets: The Green Album. She also covered “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” on the Johnny Cash tribute album, We Walk the Line. Lee has worked with other bands as well. She worked with her former keyboardist David Hodges on a couple of songs. She performed backup vocals for the song, “Missing You” for the Big Dismal. She is also featured on the MTV Unplugged: Korn version of “Freak on a Leash”. But her most recognizable side contribution was her vocals on Seether’s track, “Broken,” which was on the Punisher soundtrack.

Jen Majura toured with Knorkator, a heavy metal band from Berlin, in 2016 during a band hiatus. She also performs with Alen Brentini on his solo album and as part of the group Something on 11. Will Hunt also made an appearance with Blandini & Lynch. Troy McLawhorn focuses more on producing music in his downtime and Tim McCord does some work through the Japanese music label Brave Wave Productions.

Former members of the band have kept themselves busy as well. Not all of them have gone on to the same kind of success, but most have made a name for themselves in one way or another. Ben Moody, founding member of Evanescence along with Amy Lee, has written songs for many other artists. He formed We Are the Fallen with two other ex-members of Evanescence, John LeCompt and Rocky Gray (and the band name is the reference to Evanescence’s Fallen album that you think it is). They created the group to continue with the direction they thought the band should have headed, although their facebook page hasn’t been updated since 2016. Gray has been in some other bands (and is a former member of Cryptic Memoirs, along with LeCompt) and now seems to mostly do soundtracks for horror movies. LeCompt has been busy too, playing in bands while producing others. David Hodges went from Evanescence to several other bands (most recently Arrows to Athens) and has had great success as a songwriter, working with people like Christina Perri, Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban, and Tim McGraw.

As you can see, the band (both current and former) members stay quite busy!