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Below is our complete Hallatar 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.

Hallatar Releases Video Clip For New Song

Today, Hallatar released a music video for the new song "My Mistake." The song and clip features a guest appearance by Heike Langhans (Draconian) and was lifted from the highly anticipated debut album "No Stars Upon The Bridge," which is available via Svart Records on October 27th.

Hallatar features among its ranks Swallow the Sun and Trees of Eternity guitarist Juha Raivio, Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen, and former HIM drummer Gas Lipstick. All the material on "No Stars Upon The Bridge" is based on the lyrics and poems of Aleah Liane Starbridge.

The video comes courtesy of Metal Hammer at this location, or you can just check it out in the player here:

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Hallatar Signs With Svart Records

Today, Svart Records announces the signing of Hallatar, and the first fruit of this union shall be the band's debut album, "No Stars Upon the Bridge," which is based on the lyrics and poems of Aleah Starbridge and is tentatively slated for release this autumn.

Although a brand-new name, Hallatar features among its ranks Swallow the Sun and Trees of Eternity guitarist Juha Raivio, Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen, and former HIM drummer Gas Lipstick. In fact, one could see Hallatar as an extension of Trees of Eternity, whose massively acclaimed debut for Svart, "Hour Of The Nightingale," served as the swansong of vocalist Aleah Starbridge (read our review of that album here).

Juha Raivio explains the genesis of Hallatar: "After the death of my beloved and my life partner Aleah Starbridge last April, I have been gathering writings, lyrics, and the poems of Aleah to keep them safe and close to my heart. About one month after the world came down on the blackest day of my life on April 18th, I knew I needed to pick up the guitar and try to create something or I would be truly destroyed. And something did arrive out of the darkness, and I wrote the music for the Hallatar album in a week's time. More...

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