Album c over artwork for Evanescence with black vinyl record popping outHaving released its gems incrementally throughout the last 12 months, The Bitter Pill – the new, fifth album from melodic-metal five-piece Evanescence – is officially released in its entirety today.

Back in April 2020 when the group released the first track, Wasted On You, vocalist Amy Lee said: “As far as business is concerned, this is considered a terrible time to release. But we believe that people need music now more than ever. We do, and we’re not going to wait to share it because who knows what tomorrow brings? Who knows if it even comes? This is who we really are, and we’re calling out across the world for a connection.”

Fans responded with all the verve and passion of their stripe, creating their own videos using snippets from the new tracks, registering to vote thanks to the band’s partnership with non-profit democracy-promoting outfit Headcount, and sharing their thoughts and ideas with the Use My Voice challenge, named for one of the album’s stand-out tracks.

Now, the album is here in full – on both CD and fresh black vinyl – but the incredible competition JB is running is still open for a few more days! And pals, you’re going to want to get in on this one.

The prize is the white mask worn by Amy Lee in the music video for The Game Is Over, and signed by the musician, and which comes in a gorgeous collectible box. Check it out below, along with the awesome clip for The Game Is Over, and head to JB’s site to get your hands on The Bitter Truth now.

The Bitter Truth by Evanescence is out now via Sony.

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