Carly Smithson’s Band Receives A Cease and Desist, Changes Name to We Are the Fallen

I became momentarily confused yesterday when updating my post on the debut of Carly Smithson’s new band, The Fallen.

The group, featuring 3 ex-Evanesence members, were calling themselves “We Are the Fallen” on their MySpace page.   For a minute I thought I got the name wrong, until I checked the original story I posted from USA Today.

So, it turns out the group re-branding may be about a band in Pennsylvania who have been calling themselves The Fallen since 2005.   Their legal peeps sent the band a Cease and Desist order on June 18, after the initial announcement. (via vftw)

Also, the band is finally getting emails out today to people who signed up for the free download.   Carly posted a vlog yesterday explaining that due to the website’s database being overwhelmed with requests–there would be a delay in distributing the downloads, but promised the problems would be sorted out soon.

Well, kinda sorta.   When I surfed over to to retrieve my download, I got a big, ugly database error, but I did manage to get my download.   So, if you’re having problems, keep trying! (ha ha, overload that database even more!)

For those of you who haven’t heard it yet, here’s We Are the Fallen’s first single “Bury Me Alive”:

The Fallen – Bury Me Alive

The band will start touring in September, and the plan is to release a couple of singles every few months or so.   An album will be eventually released.

I mentioned yesterday the song is very Evanescence-ish–a bit old-fashioned and dated even now after only 6 years since the release of the band’s album debut, Fallen.   I wonder if Carly will be able to come out of Amy Lee’s shadow, particularly if the band’s music doesn’t evolve much beyond Evanescence’s older material. But, this is probably Carly’s best shot at finally making it in the music biz, so good luck to her.

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