Alesana Announces 2nd Edition Short Novel, Annabel Following Album Trilogy





2nd Edition includes: note from the writer’s desk, sneak peek at Chapter One of the next book, “Madeline,” limited edition Annabel T-Shirt, Annabel Trilogy Bookmark, The Annabel Trilogy Part III: Confessions Double Vinyl 
The illustrious North Carolina based Rock/Sweetcore unit and Revival Recordings artist, Alesana are thrilled to announce the 2nd edition to their first short novel Annabel, a story that is based around the band’s three concept albums, The Emptiness, A Place Where The Sun Is Silent, and Confessions. Originally releasing in August 2016, Alesana immediately sold out of all 750 produced novels and are ecstatic to offer a 2nd edition. The 2nd edition Annabel short novel Vinyl Bundle package will include: the 2nd edition book of Annabel including a note from the writer’s desk, never before seen sneak peek at Chapter One of the next book, Madeline, limited edition Annabel t-shirt, The Annabel trilogy bookmark, The Annabel Trilogy Part III: Confessions Double Vinyl (limited number to print). Pre-orders for both the Vinyl Bundle and general pre-order of the 2nd edition book can be found at! Vocalist/Guitarist, Shawn Milke had this to say about the announcement:
“Due to very humbling popular demand, I am excited to announce a 2nd edition run of ‘Annabel’.  It has a new introduction, Q&A with fans, exclusive new cover art, AND a sneak peek at chapter I of the sequel ‘Madeline’.  We are also pressing a limited amount of vinyls for the special edition extended release of Confessions! This book is because of you, thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  Believe in the unbelievable.”
Created by Vocalist/Guitarist, Shawn Milke and Vocalist, Dennis Lee of Alesana, reveals all of the final twists and turns of Annabel, The Artist, and Fatima Rusalka. The trilogy opens with The Emptiness, the story of The Artist and his one true love, Annabel which was released in 2010 via Fearless Records. Continuing with A Place Where The Sun Is Silent, where the album follows The Wanderer on an abstract journey of pursuit of The Temptress (2011, Epitaph Records). And the final third album in the trilogy, Confessions, the story that follows Annabel and her attempt to travel through time in order to stop a madman known as The Artist.
“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.”
Milke and his sister Melissa narrated a reading of the first chapter of Annabel which can be heard here. The pair partnered with director Jason Ligon to turn the reading into a lyric video which premiered exclusively on To learn more about the Annabel Trilogy, fans are encouraged to head over to the short novel official website:

In addition, Alesana will be hitting the road this February, for 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. The tour kicks off February 4th in Portland, OR at the Analog Cafe. The band will make its way down the west coast and finish in Salt Lake City, UT at In The Venue. For The Win, Versus, Charlatan, and Vesta Collide will join the band. VIP Packages for the upcoming tour are available via

About Alesana: Positive Mental Attitude. This is the mantra that is not only a driving force for Raleigh, North Carolina based Alesana, but also a way of life. Celebrating eleven years as a band, the pop-metal sextet is always in high spirits and accustomed to playing their hearts out every night when on the road. Countless US tours, several trips around the world, and seven major releases later, Alesana is living proof that hard work and dedication to dreams can go a long, long way.
Tour Dates:
02.04 Portland, OR Analog Cafe
02.05 Seattle, WA El Corazon
02.07 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
02.08 Pomona, CA The Glass House
02.09 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
02.10 Mesa, AZ Club Red-Mesa
02.11 Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre
02.12 Tuscon, AZ The Rock
02.15 St Louis, MO Fubar
02.16 Merriam, KS Aftershock
02.17 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
02.18 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue