TREES OF ETERNITY were in the process of negotiating a record deal and expanded the projects lineup to include members of projects ALEAH STARBRIDGE had collaborated with including SWALLOW THE SUN, WINTERSUN, KATATONIA and OCTOBER TIDE.
TREES OF ETERNITY unleashed "BLACK OCEAN" (DEMO) 2013.
FROM JUHA RAIVIO (TREES OF ETERNITY and SWALLOW THE SUN):
My heart is broken and ripped apart beyond the words, but I try to write few lines here amongst the tears..
I lost the love of my life, my life companion for 7 years and also my
musical companion and inspiration. Life finally took away everything. There is nothing I can write to describe this pain, but at the end it is my journey.
I want you all to know that our Trees of Eternity album WILL be released as it has been ready to be released for awhile, and it has to be the most amazing album I ever heard. We both loved it from the first note till the end and Im so proud we had a chance to share a life and write this album together and so much other music too. I also been working on Aleah´s solo album for some time and will continue on that in some point. In a meanwhile please find her music and spread it around as much as you want, this cruel world needs this angel now more than ever. There will never be another voice like hers, or a songwriter like her. She was pure magic, light and dark.
And please respect my further silence. This is just a message to all the fans of Aleah and Trees of Eternity that there is still lot to come. At least it gives a small glimpse of light in this pressuring darkness around. Maybe I write bit more one day when Im not drowning in tears, maybe I wont. There is no words that can really describe the essence of this magical being that visited us, or any words for this huge loss that just crushed my heart and so many other hearts too.
Godspeed my love, you were too sensitive and beautiful for this world. But your music will live forever on. Thank you for everything, was an honour to be there until the last breath.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-