The guitarist, a founding affiliate of the goth bedrock group, absolved abroad from the bandage during its European bout afterward a absinthian bust-up with his above "best friend" Lee.
And Moody admits he had to leave because activity in the bandage had become enough for all those involved.
In a statement, he says, "I am not activity to acrylic the acceptable affable adaptation of events. I'm activity to acquaint you absolutely what happened in October of 2003...
"We were actual adolescent bodies in a actual demanding situation... We had such opposing desires and personalities that alloyed with the pride of adolescence and inexperience... led to an absolute war.
"On the night of October 22, 2003 aggregate came to a head. And through my fit of acerbity and agony I put the attach in the casket of Evanescence... It was awful apparent we wouldn't aftermost the butt of the tour. Neither one of us accommodating to aback down... I was devastated by what we had become... My once-best acquaintance and I had become enemies."
Moody admits he capital the accompanist to leave the band, but absitively he had to go because the accumulation wouldn't accept survived with a altered diva - and he's apologetic for attempting to force Lee out: "Out of ignorance, pride, and acerbity (I tried) to argue Amy that she should leave... Amy, if for some acumen you appear to see this... I achievement you apperceive I never absolutely believed that. There was no way I would anytime let addition airing on that date and sing your lyrics... It would accept become a joke."
And Moody knew he had fabricated the appropriate accommodation to abdicate back he after accustomed a bulletin from Lee, advancement him to "Get on a plane, and never appear back", but insists he wishes his above colleagues annihilation but success.
He adds, "Every distinct bit of success that Evanescence achieves is a success for me. Every CD they advertise (with or after my contributions), every area they advertise out, strengthens the one abundant affair I did with my life. Ensuring my cede wasn't in vain."