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Since he's been home, Moody's been working almost non-stop. While hashing out new songs with Fallen collaborator Hodges, possibly for an album on Wind-Up later this year, Moody also wrote with Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson for their next albums. He's producing tracks for the band Blank Theory, and, with Godhead singer Jason Miller, new Drowning Pool frontman Jason Jones and Living Sacrifice drummer Lance Garvin, he wrote and recorded "The End Has Come" for the upcoming soundtrack to "The Punisher." He's also working on music for the "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" soundtrack, and has started a production company with that film's actor Zack Ward.

"I'm writing more now than I ever have before," he said. "I'm experimenting and having fun. I've never had this much freedom in writing before."

Moody won't be alone in spending most of this year realizing new ideas. Lee and her bandmates, bassist William Boyd, drummer Rocky Gray, guitarist John LeCompt and the newly appointed Balsamo, will take a few weeks off when their tour wraps up at the end of the month, and then begin work on their new album. Each member will most likely write separately before eventually meeting up to merge the ideas. It will be strange working without Moody, Lee said, but she's also excited about the prospects.

"I love [Fallen], but in some ways I think it's immature," she said. "I feel like we could have gone so much further and I'm dying to [do that] on the next album."

Moody, too, expects great things from Evanescence. "It's going to be interesting to hear, because the only thing that's going to be similar is Amy's voice. ... It's going to be really, really good, because Rocky doesn't do anything unless it's good. Terry is a great writer. And Amy is an amazing vocalist. So you have all of the ingredients necessary."

His optimism and well-wishing are surprising considering turmoil with his old band ended just a few months ago. While he's had minimal interaction with Lee, he routinely hangs out with Balsamo, which usually spurs astonished looks from those who spot them together.

"I know some people leave bands and are bitter about sh--, but I don't stand to gain anything from Evanescence failing," Moody said. "All that does is tarnish the name I helped build. Amy's a great person. I'm a decent person. We're both happier, and that's pretty much the end of it."




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