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Sick Puppies Bassist Emma Anzai Joins Evanescence

Alt-rockers Evanescence has announced a few tweaks to their lineup. In the wake of the recently announced departure of longtime guitarist Jen Majura, they’ve found an in-house replacement on guitar while tapping Sick Puppies bassist Emma Anzai to join the band on bass guitar.

In a recent social media post, it was revealed that Tim McCord will be taking over guitar duties. He became an official member of Evanescence in 2007 and has been holding it down on bass ever since. McCord will now have the opportunity to return to his original instrument.

Emma Anzai founded Sick Puppies with former frontman Shimon Moore in 1997. They had a string of successful albums and singles but ended up parting ways after an internal dispute in 2014. Vocalist Bryon Scott joined for 2015’s Fury album. As for Moore, he hosts a podcast with Brendan Coates and offers weekly live streams on his Twitch channel.

The Announcement + Majura’s Response

Changes in the Evanescence lineup came on May 21st after it was announced that guitarist Jen Majura was leaving the band.

It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Jajura, but we have decided it’s time to go our separate ways. We will always love her and support her, and can’t wait to see what she does next! We are so grateful for the good times and great music we made all around the world together.

Evanescence – Social Media

Majura took to Twitter to clear the air after the news broke to stress that while it wasn’t her idea, she harbors no ill will towards her former bandmates.

Evanescence On Tour

The band is set to embark on a European tour next month. Anzai will have her hands full. Sick Puppies will be opening up and she’ll be pulling double duty. Evanescence will then follow that up with a co-headlining summer tour with Korn.

DID YOU KNOW: Evanescence recently joined the 1 billion club. “Bring Me To Life” is in legendary company with other rock bands whose videos have been viewed more than a billion times on YouTube. Details here.

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