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Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording private albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003. Fallen sold more than 17 million copies worldwide and helped the band win two Grammy Awards. A year later, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. In 2006, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold more than six million copies.

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.

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Timothy McCord (born June 28, 1979 in Sacramento, California) was announced as Evanescence's bass player in August 2006. He replaced bassist Will Boyd who left the band in mid-2006. Previously, McCord was best known for playing guitar for the band The Revolution Smile from 2000 to 2004.


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The Open Door is the second studio album released by American band Evanescence. To date, it has spawned five singles and been supported by two worldwide tours. The album was certified platinum in the United States just over a month after its release, and has since sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. This album earned a nomination at 50th Grammy Awards; Best Hard Rock Performance with "Sweet Sacrifice".


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"Lacrymosa" is a song by the American rock band Evanescence. It is the seventh track on their second studio album, The Open Door (2006), and was used in a promotional trailer for the album. The song is written by Amy Lee and Terry Balsamo and produced by Dave Fortman.

"Lacrymosa" incorporates the Lacrimosa sequence from Mozart's Requiem (1791) throughout the song. The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics who called the song one of the "most memorable track" on The Open Door and Lee described it as an "awesome metal epic".

The song is an alternative and symphonic metal song set in slow tempo. The song was originally written in the key of D-minor but Lee and Balsamo transposed it into E-minor.


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Evanescence performing in Barcelona on May 29, 2003


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