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Trees of eternity are a doom metal band that only release one album features members of katatonia swallow the sun. And fronted by  Aleah Stanbridge  who passed away from cancer. Their only album is hour of the nightingale one of best doom metal releases of 2016  

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I have posted a few songs TOE on here before and have spoken about the loss to music when Aleah Stanbridge passed away. A truly stunning voice and person. 

I must play TOE at least once a week, something I will always go back to throughout my life. 

My Requiem is a favorite of mine. 

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I got introduced to them in 2012 through Heike Langhans. Fell in love with their sound when listening to Sinking Ships. Began to search more about them and found out that ToE had released a demo. I began to follow them since then. I was so looking forward to their debut album. Also possibly seeing videos of fans recordings of their concerts. (I live in LA and know for a fact that they would have toured the EU first). 

One morning on my way to work, I saw Anders Jacobsson's post on FB of Stanbridge's passing. I was devastated! I remember thinking of her the whole day. Thinking of what happened and also if the ToE and her solo record would still be released. Then I read Juha's post and felt so sad for him. You can feel how hurt he felt through his writing. 

Since then I have made sure to keep her legacy alive by posting her music and also introducing her to other potential listeners. She died so young and I can not help but wonder on what other amazing art we have missed. 

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I discovered Aleah on MySpace and Helgon (a swedish online community before Fb existed) and fell in love with her acoustic songs (and her looks ngl). Then she sort of fell of my radar as nothing really seemed to happen musically other then her guesting on Swallow the Sun's albums. That is until I saw the news that she had passed away. Incredibly sad.

Juha recorded another album ("No stars on the bridge") together with Tomi (Amorphis) and Gas (H.I.M.) under the name Hallatar, using lyrics, poems and song fragments from Aleah. The result is heavier than ToE, closer to doom/death, and as you can imagine incredibly raw and painful to hear. Juha's grief comes through both in music and the empassioned vocals of Tomi (a vocalist I normally don't like). It also features another duet with Heike Langhans.

Hallatar - My mistake

 

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