TREES OF ETERNITY vocalist ALEAH STARBRIDGE passed away 4/18/2016 at 39.
ALEAH STARBRIDGE had collaborated with including SWALLOW THE SUN, WINTERSUN, KATATONIA and OCTOBER TIDE.
TREES OF ETERNITY unleashed "BLACK OCEAN" (DEMO) 2013.
FROM JUVO RAIHVIO:
Hi. Today is a good day and the pre-ordering of the Trees of Eternity album has begun. And here is the beautiful cover for the album that was made by amazing Fursy Teyssier, what an artist and a person! The cover has so many hidden and clear meanings in it and it really speaks out the true soul of Aleah and this album, thank you Fursy again.
Yes, maybe one day I will tell you a story what happened with a big record label who were "shocked" to hear about Aleah's sudden passing, and dropped the album couple weeks later, just when everything was ready to go.. That surely was another stab straight into the heart among everything. Yes, there is no business like music business.
Pre-ordering at: http://svartrecords.com/shoppe
FROM SVART RECORDS:
Trees of Eternity unveil the magnificent cover art for "Hour of the Nightingale". Art by Fursy Teyssier (Les Discrets).
Also, pre-orders for the album have begun. We aim to have everything ready by November 11th.
- Velvet Book Hardcover 2LP, signed (grey vinyl)
- Velvet Book Hardcover 2LP, black vinyl
- CD box, signed
- CD box
The regular editions are:
- gatefold double LP, black vinyl
- gatefold double LP, white vinyl
- digipak CD
Born out of the partnership of singer-songwriter Aleah Starbridge and guitarist-composer Juha Raivio, Trees of Eternity began as a quiet acoustic collaboration but then sprouted into a full band, with the Norrman brothers (ex-Katatonia, October Tide) on stringed instruments and the ubiquitous Kai Hahto on drums.
Three years of work on the group's debut album were tragically cut short this spring when Aleah passed away during the album's final post-production phase. The work is now finished, and Svart Records are proud to present it to the world to honor the legacy and artistry of Aleah Starbridge. Cover art is by the incomparable Fursy Teyssier (Les Discrets). Juha and Fursy had long nightly conersations about the ethereal magic of Aleah, and Fursy's work manages to capture the essence of the album perfectly. "The art contains such power and calm beauty, so many hidden messages. It is mystical in the same way that Aleah always was", comments Juha Raivio.
"This is a celebration of the music, lyrics and life of Aleah, who so tragically and suddenly crossed the bridge of stars and left this world so young and so early. There really are no words to describe the ultimate weight of the darkness, or the rays of the brightest of light that this album holds within its songs and lyrics. In so many ways this album turned out to be the most important album I've done in my life, and we both loved it from the first note to the last as we wrote it.
We were very proud to record "Hour of the Nightingale" together with our friends, band mates and amazing musicians, Kai Hahto, Mattias and Fredrik Norrman who all played their hearts out on this album. And working with another good friend Jens Bogren producing, recording, mixing and mastering the album we’re ready to take this music to the world and play it to you all. Sadly, that never happened... But this is the point where we can finally start this long journey and celebrate our Queen Aleah Starbridge whose words and music will live forever on."
Trees of Eternity are:
Aleah Starbridge: vocals
Juha Raivio (Swallow The Sun) : guitar
Kai Hahto (Nightwish, Wintersun) : drums
Mattias Norrman (ex-Katatonia, October Tide): bass
Fredrik Norrman (ex-Katatonia, October Tide) : guitar
2.Eye of Night
3.Condemned to Silence (feat. Mick Moss of Antimatter)
4.A Million Tears
5.Hour of the Nightingale
10.Gallows Bird (feat. Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost)
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-