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Trees Of Eternity, Albez Duz and Kyy are among the best new bands you should be checking out this month

Trees Of Eternity

A musical marriage that transcends tragedy

“From the first note it sank into me and went straight to my soul and through my heart. I had never, ever heard a more beautiful voice than hers.”

Juha Raivio is recalling the first time he heard Aleah Starbridge sing. In 2009, Swallow The Sun’s founding guitarist/songwriter needed a ghostly female voice for a song on the Finnish doom heroes’ fourth album. By chance he heard an acoustic solo demo of Aleah’s and was so enraptured he immediately contacted the Sweden-based, South African-born singer. “She was actually a huge Swallow The Sun fan,” Juha recalls. “She told a friend a month before that she wanted to contact us about a collaboration. Things were very mystical and meant to be.”


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