Trees of Eternity
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Below is our complete Trees of Eternity news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Trees of Eternity today unveils the magnificent cover art for "Hour of the Nightingale" by Fursy Teyssier (Les Discrets) as pre-orders come online here. The album is due to drop November 11th.
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 is proud to present it to the world to honor the legacy and artistry of Aleah Starbridge.
"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." More...
Today, atmospheric doom metal group Trees Of Eternity has shared a lyric video for new track "Broken Mirror" - the band's first since the tragic loss of lead singer Aleah Stanbridge. The clip features Fredrik Norrman, Mattias Norrman (ex-Katatonia/October Tide), and Kai Hahto (Wintersun, Swallow the Sun(.
"Broken Mirror" is featured on Trees of Eternity's forthcoming album, "Hour of the Nightingale," which will be released on November 11th via Svart Records. The band comments:
"Dear friends, today is the day we can start to celebrate the music, lyrics, and life of our beautiful Queen who so tragically and suddenly crossed the bridge of stars and left this world so young and so soon... So with tears in my eyes but my heart pounding with a proud, victorious beat, I can finally tell you that our long-awaited album, Hour of the Nightingale, will be released worldwide on November 11th through Svart Records and preorders start August 29th.
"Here is the first single from the album, 'Broken Mirror,' with a beautiful and very touching lyric video Vesa Ranta made for the song.
"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.
"About Aleah... I have never met a person and a musician more connected to the very core of the absolute emotion and the soul of each note and every word she wrote or sang. She wanted her music and lyrics to be 110% honest and truthful; absolutely nothing less would do. Music was her religion and passion, a gateway to her soul and beyond. There will never be another songwriter or voice like hers that can turn the day into the darkest of night, or turn the darkness into blinding light with just one word or a whisper. More...
Trees Of Eternity - the collaboration between Finnish guitarist Juha Raivio (Swallow the Sun) and Sweden based, South Africa born, singer Aleah - has issued the following announcement about who will be playing bass on an upcoming album:
"So indeed, we are happy to announce that our bass player is Mattias 'The Crypt' Norrman, perhaps best known for his work with Katatonia (1999-2009), but you may also know him from October Tide or various other projects past and present.
"Today was the second and final day of bass recordings, and Mattias really did an amazing job, adding his personal touch to the songs while tapping perfectly into the Trees of Eternity sound. We couldn't be more satisfied with the way this album is progressing, and all the talented people involved!"
Trees Of Eternity is working with prodducer Jens Bogren as well as recording engineer Johan Örnborg. Further details are forthcoming.
Trees of Eternity - the collaboration between Finnish guitarist Juha Raivio (Swallow the Sun) and Sweden based, South Africa born, singer Aleah - has issued the following recording update:
"Our dear Jens Bogren of Fascination Street Studios is a busy man indeed, and though the studio has been fully booked all winter, we now have dates for this month and the next to wrap this album up.
"Yesterday we placed the vocals with the guitars and drums in the main mix, and in a couple of weeks we will be recording bass, while adding a few more guitar touches (such as acoustic elements), some live strings and then in May it looks like Jens will be doing his final mix.
"More updates soon and maybe some pics from bass recordings (when our bass player also will be revealed...)"
You can also follow the recording process and see photos that have been posted so far over at the Trees of Eternity Facebook profile.
Trees of Eternity - the collaboration between Finnish guitarist Juha Raivio (Swallow the Sun) and Sweden based, South Africa born, singer Aleah - has checked in with the following update about a guest appearance on the band's new album:
"Well folks... Since the cat is kinda already out of the bag, here is a little update regarding some of the guest vocals on our album.
"We are very pleased to let you know that Mick Moss from the excellent melancholic down tempo act Antimatter just finished recording his guest vocals for the song Condemned to Silence where he is adding some doubles and harmonies with Aleah's vocals. We are loving the sound of it, but then again, how can you go wrong with a voice like his?" More...
On the 24th of February, Swallow the Sun writer and guitarist Juha Raivio's female-fronted side project Trees of Eternity will enter Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
On this debut album, the band will be working with producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Daylight Dies, Swallow the Sun, Draconian, Soilwork etc etc) as well as recording engineer Johan Örnborg.
This first leg of the studio will be for recording drums, played by Kai Hahto (Swallow the Sun, Wintersun). During March the rest of the instruments will be recorded, with further details to be announced soon. Along with this news, Trees of Eternity have also made a promo video for the group's (only) acoustic song "Sinking Ships." Check it out below. More...