Trees of Eternity

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Trees of Eternity
Genres Doom metal
Years active 2013–2016
Labels AMF Publishing
Associated acts October Tide, Katatonia
Past members Juha Raivio
Fredrik Norrman
Mattias Norrman
Kai Hahto
Aleah Stanbridge

Trees of Eternity was a musical collaboration between Finnish guitarist Juha Raivio (Swallow the Sun) and the late Sweden-based, South African-born singer Aleah Stanbridge. Their music is often described as down-tempo, doom/death-inspired melancholia with ghostly female vocals.


Trees of Eternity was formed when guitarist Juha Raivio and singer Aleah got together in the studio to work on the song "Lights on the Lake" for the upcoming Swallow the Sun album New Moon. The plan was to feature Aleah's vocals on part of the song already prepared by Juha, but when they instead began to experiment with a vocal line Aleah had written for the occasion the session quickly headed off in a new direction and the project took on a life of its own.

The pair have released a four song promo online, and have since completed and recorded the songs for their upcoming debut album.

Trees of Eternity also signed a publishing deal with UK-based AMF Publishing.

The full album line-up of Trees of Eternity will, apart from the two original members, include Fredrik Norrman (October Tide, ex-Katatonia), Mattias Norrman (October Tide, ex-Katatonia) and Kai Hahto (Wintersun, Swallow the Sun), as well as some acclaimed guest musicians.

On April 18, 2016, singer Aleah Stanbridge died from cancer at age 39. Two days later, Juha wrote on Facebook that the album has been ready to be released for a while and that the plans are still in motion. He's also planning to release Aleah's solo songs in the future. On August 11, 2016, the band's debut album, Hour of the Nightingale, has been announced to be released exactly three months later, on November 11.[1]


Former members

  • Juha Raivio - guitars (2009–2016)
  • Kai Hahto - drums (2013–2016)
  • Fredrik Normann - guitars (2013–2016)
  • Mattias Normann - bass (2014–2016)
  • Aleah Stanbridge - vocals (2009–2016; died 2016)



  • Black Ocean (2013)

Studio albums[edit]

  • Hour of The Nightingale (2016)


  1. ^ "Trees Of Eternity Posts "Broken Mirror" Lyric Video". August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 

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