The singer has just released the Aftermath soundtrack for the War Story movie and admits fans of her group needn't hold their breath as they await new material - because it could be some way off.
She tells Rolling Stone, "The situation is we're not doing it now. I don't like to make predictions about the future, because I'm honestly open-minded, and I would never want to say I'm done with any of it, because it's a huge part of me. I've loved my time with Evanescence, I wouldn't want to just throw it away, but, for the foreseeable future, I don't have any plans to do anything with the band.
"It's really important to me to take some time to show some different sides of myself... There does need to be other outlets for me to make music."
And Lee admits that motherhood has made her rethink her life as a touring rock star, adding, "The days of living on the road and an album cycle be this giant daunting thing of working in the studio for six months then going on the road for a year or two, they're behind me (sic)."
Lee became a first-time mum in July (14) when she gave birth to son Jack Lion.