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Today's video is Sweet Sacrifice by American alternative /gothic rock band Evanescence. They were formed in 1995 by lead vocalist and pianist Amy Lee and guitarist and songwriter Ben Moody. David Hodges joined them in 1999 as a keyboard player, pianist, drummer and backing vocalist and the band released their first full length demo album Origin in 2000. In 2003, drummer Rocky Gray,  bassist Will Boyd and guitarist John LeCompt (who had worked with the band previously) became part of Evanescence and they released their breakthrough album Fallen later that year. Their debut single from the album, Bring Me To Life is one of Evanescence's most successful singles to date (it won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance). It was No 1 in the UK, as well as Australia and Italy and No 5 on the American Billboard chart. My Immortal (the 3rd single from Fallen) was really popular too, reaching No 7 in the American and British charts.

In October 2003 Ben Moody left Evanescence, reportedly due to him and Amy Lee having "creative differences" and being unable to agree on what direction to take the band in. He was replaced by guitarist Terry Balsamo, former member of post grunge band Cold. Evanescence have released 3 studio albums, Fallen, The Open Door (2006) and Evanescence (2011). The current members are Amy, Terry, guitarist Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord and drummer Will Hunt. They have been on a break since last year.
Sweet Sacrifice was the third single from The Open Door and was released in 2007.



                         



 For more on Evanescence visit their site: www.evanescence.com

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