Not ones to shy away from providing a narrative through their music, North Carolina post-hardcore outfit Alesana have announced that they’ll be releasing a book of a short novel, titled ‘Annabel’, which will be released on August 31st 2016.
The books narrative will revolve around the band’s three concept records; ‘The Emptiness’ from 2010, ‘A Place Where The Sun Is Silent’ from 2011, and last year’s ‘Confessions’.
Speaking of the book, vocalist/guitarist Shawn Milke has said, “This story has been a work in progress for nearly seven years. 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.”
You can pre-order the book ‘Annabel’ now via the official website (here) in a variety of bundles, all of which will include a special edition of the band’s latest album, ‘Confessions’.