Wind-Up Records' n¸ metal rockers Evanescence have been getting some major alt radio airplay with "Bring Me To Life," and their debut album, Fallen, has already been certified gold by the RIAA. There is no doubt that a significant portion of those album sales came from the band's Christian fans, as Evanescence is (or I should say, was) distributed by Provident Music Distribution, the Christian distribution arm of Zomba - and we all know how those Christian kids like to scoop up records (just ask P.O.D., Creed, etc). You'd think that the band would be thanking the Good Lord for their success, but instead, they've decided to take a different route.
Band member Ben Moody made it clear that Evanescence has NO desire to be associated with Christian music when he told Entertainment Weekly, "We're actually high on the Christian charts, and I'm like, what the fuck are we even doing there?" The comment prompted Provident to yank the band's CD from distribution. According to Billboard, Don Noes, senior VP of Provident, issued a letter to the company's accounts saying Wind-Up has recalled the band's product from Christian retail. He will give them full credit for the returns. So just so everyone knows - Evanescence is NOT a Christian band! And don't call them one, or they will swear at you.