My blog is a good source of personal opinion on Evanescence. I really hope you like it. But this post is not about that; this post is about other things on the internet. I know there are other sites around the interwebs that have information about the band. Some of them are even helpful! I’ll tell you about them now, and then you can go check them out.
If you’re looking to connect with fans, you can check out message boards. There was nothing better than the Evboard site before it fizzled out – the band even hit it up sometimes back in its heyday. There are still a few fans lurking around, but it is not nearly as active as it was. Try EvThreads instead. It is a little more active, and is where many of the fans who started out at the Evboard site ended up. There are some other message boards around but many of them are inactive – and that is a real bummer. I think it is probably a casualty of even the best bands when they sometimes take significant breaks in between albums. Fans run out of stuff to write about, I guess.
When you want band information, there are a few options. First, their own site has news, music, videos, and an official store. If you want real, verified news – that is a good place to start. If you’re looking for more in-depth pieces or unofficial information, you are in luck. There are great people who keep the Wikipedia page up to date. They use a variety of accurate information and some good sources, so it is more reliable than some other Wikipedia pages. Several band members have their own websites where they talk about all kinds of things that are going on; some have more content on them than others. Amy Lee’s site in particular has a lot on there, including information on her side projects. Just a word of caution, though: if you’re going to chat with any of them, don’t ever ask them if Evanescence is a Christian band (I’m kidding, but I am actually not kidding).
The band itself has an account on just about every social media platform you might find yourself on. I think another reason why many fans jumped ship from the message boards is that now there are more direct ways to reach the band. Amy Lee, Tim McCord, Troy McLawhorn, Will Hunt, and Jen Majura all are active on at least one form of social media – start with twitter and facebook. It’s a good way to interact with the band and allows you to get a pretty cool peek into their lives. It gives context to the music and sometimes you even get to see or hear things before they’re official.
If there are any sites that you think I’ve missed, please add them in the comments. I’d like to make it a huge list so that us fans can all waste even more time on the internet!