The line-up of the band has changed several times: David Hodges leaving in 2002, co-founder Moody left in 2003 (mid-tour), bassist Will Boyd in 2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007. The last two changes led to a hiatus, with temporary band members contributing to tour performances. In June 2009, it was announced on the Evanescence website that the band was working on new material for a third studio album. Billboard ranked Evanescence #71 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart.
Troy McLawhorn is an American musician. He was formerly of the bands Seether, Dark New Day, doubleDrive and Still Rain. After the demise of his first band, Still Rain, McLawhorn helped form Dark New Day in 1995, although they were inactive for several years. Instead, McLawhorn was the guitarist in doubleDrive from 1996 until December 2003, before re-joining Dark New Day the following year. In May 2007, McLawhorn was announced as the replacement for Evanescence's former guitarist John LeCompt, and played with the band through its The Open Door album tour, which ended in December 2007.
Origin is the first demo CD by American rock band Evanescence. It was released on November 4, 2000 through Bigwig Enterprises. Although it is commonly referred to as a full-length album, Amy Lee explicitly refers to it as a "dressed up" demo CD. Only 2,500 copies were pressed and sold at the band's live concerts in Little Rock, Arkansas and on the Bigwig Enterprises website. However, pirated versions of the album later began selling for over $300 on eBay, making it nearly impossible to receive an original copy.
Origin contains the earlier versions of "My Immortal," "Imaginary" and "Whisper", which were later re-recorded for the band's debut album Fallen. Origin is also considerably different from the band's later releases, containing more industrial pieces of music whilst the tracks are more linked to others.
"My Immortal" is a song by American rock band Evanescence. It was released on December 8, 2003 as the third single from their debut album Fallen. It was entirely written by former guitarist Ben Moody, with the exception of the bridge, which was later added by Amy Lee, and produced by Dave Fortman. It has since become their second highest charting single, peaking within the top ten of more than ten countries. It was certified Gold status by the RIAA on February 17, 2009, selling more than 500,000 copies.