Alesana have announced they will be releasing a book entitled Annabel on August 31st, which will be a short novel telling the story of the Annabel trilogy, which the bands three concept albums are based around. Vocalist/guitarist Shawn Milke and his sister Melissa narrated a reading of the first chapter, and director Jason Ligon turned it into a lyric video as premiered on Tattoo.
“This story has been a work in progress for nearly seven years,” says Milke. “It began when Dennis and I decided to tell our own story through the albums of Alesana. It eventually grew into an album trilogy and now, finally, a short novel. Creating this abstract universe and telling the story of Annabel has been, in every way possible, both challenging and rewarding. It is an accomplishment that still stuns me to this day. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey.”
Annabel – Chapter 1 Story by: Alesana Created by: Shawn Milke and Dennis Lee Get your copy of Annabel and Confessions Special Edition here: http://goo.gl/SHzNPw www.revivalrecs.com revivalrecordings.merchnow.com
In addition, the band have announced the Ten Frail Years of Vanity and Wax tour where they will perform their debut LP, On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax in its entirety. Oh Sleeper, Famous Last Words and Artwork will join them on the 12 day run and VIP packages for the tour are available via meetandscream.com.