Evanescence’s Jen Majura leaves band: “None of this was my decision,” says guitarist

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Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura is no longer in the band.

The “Bring Me to Life” rockers shared the news in a social media post over the weekend, which reads, “It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Majura, 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!” the statement continues. “We are so grateful for the good times and great music we made all around the world together.”

Several hours later, Majura issued a tweet suggesting that the parting of the ways wasn’t an exactly a mutual decision.

“I feel the need to address that none of this was my decision!” Majura wrote, though she added that she has “no hard feelings against anybody” and that she wishes her now-former band “all the best.”

“I am allowed to carry beautiful memories of these past years, I am grateful,” she wrote.

Majura joined Evanescence in 2015 and played on their 2021 comeback album, The Bitter Truth, as well as their 2017 compilation, Synthesis, which featured alternate versions of the band’s past songs rerecorded with orchestral and electronic elements.

As for who will take Majura’s place, Evanescence will be announcing “exciting news about the new lineup…in the next few days.”

Evanescence is set to launch a European tour in June. They’ll return to the U.S. for a couple festivals in July, followed by a tour with Korn kicking off in August.

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