SWALLOW THE SUN writer and guitarist Juha Raivio‘s female-fronted side project with singer Aleah Stanbridge, TREES OF ETERNITY, recently signed a publishing deal with AMF Music — a U.K.-based servicing publishing company that also offers management services, synchronization opportunities and additional marketing. Andy Farrow, who manages bands such as PARADISE LOST, OPETH, Devin Townsend and KATATONIA, is head of the company and now in charge of finalizing the album deal TREES OF ETERNITY has on the table. “The current plan is to record the album with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios in Sweden, and hopefully a recording date and more details can be announced soon,” he says.

TREES OF ETERNITY‘s musical style is described in a press release as “down-tempo, doom/death inspired melancholia with ghostly female vocals.” The full band’s recording lineup will include three more musicians (whose identities will not be revealed until album recording details are released), as well as some acclaimed guest musicians.

TREES OF ETERNITY came into being when Raivio and Stanbridge got together in the studio to work on the song “Lights On The Lake” for SWALLOW THE SUN‘s album “New Moon”. The plan was to 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.

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