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Juha Raivio - Founds New Band Hallatar


Juha Raivio, the driving force behind Trees Of Eternity and Swallow The Sun, has founded a new band called Hallatar with Gas Lipstick (ex-HIM) and Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis). The band have signed with Svart Records and is due to release their debut full-length, No Stars Upon The Bridge, this autumn. The lyrical content of the album will be based on lyrics and poems written by the late Aleah Starbridge.

Juha Raivio explains on the birth 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. I don't have much memory of this week, not a memory of a single day of writing the music. But all I remember when going into this abyss of the writing process was a promise to myself that whatever music would come out, I would not touch or change anything of it afterwards. What mattered was that the music would stay forever as an absolute truth of those moments as they came out. I asked my good friends - and amazing musicians - Tomi Joutsen and Gas Lipstick if they would want to record this music with me, and both of them said yes without even hearing a note of it. I am forever grateful to both of them for sharing this road with me; even the weight of the process has not been easy to carry, or will be."

[Also thanks to FYA and Entropy for sending in this news!]


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Trees Of Eternity
Posted: 23.02.2017 by Risto


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23.02.2017 - 15:47
Pitwulf93

Man this is so tragic. The music on the other hand sounds like it should be very promising. I loved the Trees of Eternity album and Tomi is one of the best vocalists out there. Can't wait to hear it!
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23.02.2017 - 17:14
FYA
Destroyer
WOnder if it's gonna be more depressive than Songs From The North III.
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23.02.2017 - 18:24
Gothmog_Motsham

The story behind the music alone made me depressed, R.I.P Aleah.
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23.02.2017 - 18:59
Nihil Aeternum

Aleah Stanbridge! Stanbridge! Stanbridge! Stanbridge!
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23.02.2017 - 21:16
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Yes whys he is called Starbrifge, her name was Stenbridge
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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23.02.2017 - 22:54
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Nihil Aeternum on 23.02.2017 at 18:59

Aleah Stanbridge! Stanbridge! Stanbridge! Stanbridge!

Then why the hell does the "widower" himself refer to her as Starbridge?
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23.02.2017 - 23:29
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Bad English on 23.02.2017 at 21:16

her name was Stenbridge


nope, especially not that spelling.
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23.02.2017 - 23:30
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Risto on 23.02.2017 at 22:54

Written by Nihil Aeternum on 23.02.2017 at 18:59

Aleah Stanbridge! Stanbridge! Stanbridge! Stanbridge!

Then why the hell does the "widower" himself refer to her as Starbridge?



Because of some corny love sort of thing?
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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23.02.2017 - 23:45
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.02.2017 at 23:29

Written by Bad English on 23.02.2017 at 21:16

her name was Stenbridge


nope, especially not that spelling.

Aleah Stanbridge
I have a Swallow The Cum album, where she was listed whit same name, and also in Sinking Ships video and demo era she used real name
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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24.02.2017 - 01:45
FeskarN

Written by Gothmog_Motsham on 23.02.2017 at 18:24

The story behind the music alone made me depressed, R.I.P Aleah.

yeah totally
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24.02.2017 - 07:35
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Bad English on 23.02.2017 at 23:45

I have a Swallow The Cum album, where she was listed whit same name

Are you trying to...imply something?
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24.02.2017 - 12:27
BloodTears
ANA-thema
We've had this conversation when she passed away. Starbridge was her nickname I believe, so both can be used.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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