Jen Majura Joins Evanescene
9th August 2015, 19:48
Posted by Chris
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Jen Majura, known as the bass player for folk metal titans Equilibrium, has joined gothic outfit Evanescence as a guitarist after Terry Balsamo announced his time in the band was at an end.

How frontwoman Amy Lee would have found the talents of Majura seems far-fetched, especially with the differences in musical styles with Majura playing in Rage, Knorkator and Equilibrium. However she has found a good one to take the helm on guitars, and posted the announcement on Facebook:

“We have big news to share.

After 2 albums, countless adventures around the world and on the stage, Terry’s time with Evanescence has come to an end. As difficult as that is, we stand unified knowing it’s the right thing for all of us. We will ALWAYS love you, Terry, and wish you all the happiness, health, and love in the world!

Now for the exciting part of this announcement: Ladies and gentlemen, meet Jen Majura.

After scouring the globe, I found Evanescence’s missing piece in South Germany. She plays like a supervillan, sings like an angel, and laughs like a great friend. We spent a few days together last week in New York sharing eerily familiar life stories, sushi, artistic inspiration, other people’s shoes, and SO many laughs! (Yeah, okay, and maybe there were a couple of stiff drinks mixed in there).

We are all so excited to play together this fall and bring the show to a whole new level. CAN’T WAIT! I know you will show her all the love and respect a strong, talented woman deserves. I couldn’t be happier to welcome our new sister to the band.

P.S. This is the time to be shouting out setlist requests, we’re working on it now Anything is possible! So bring it!!!”

Majura joining Evanescence could add a refreshed dynamic with the band both live and in the studio. We look forward to seeing what she can do!