WHILE HEAVEN WEPT Prepare For Release Of 6th Album
Virginia’s long running epic metal legends WHILE HEAVEN WEPT are commemorating their 25th year with the release of their sixth full-length album, Suspended At Aphelion.
Scheduled for release in North America on November 18th, the physical release of the anticipated album will be issued by Metalville Records while the digital version will be made available via Nuclear Blast.
Undoubtedly their most ambitious, epic, and progressive album so far featuring a single track divided into 11 parts, Suspended At Aphelion is performed by the entire Fear Of Infinity line-up as well as several esteemed guests, including FATES WARNING alumni drummer Mark Zonder and co-founding guitarist Victor Arduini – uniting two eras of FATES WARNING for the first time ever.
Guitarist, keyboardist & songwriter Tom Phillips states, “We all have dreams, aspirations, and desires. Most of us pursue them with passion… with all the strength, faith, and hope that we can find inside of ourselves. Unfortunately, sometimes this isn’t enough, and we ultimately have to come to terms with that which is unreachable. Suspended At Aphelion is the story of one such dream, but it will resonate differently for each listener. We all have our suns that remain untouchable.”
Twelve years after creating their classic album Of Empires Forlorn together and solidifying an already strong team for their most epic of epics, the group reunited with producer/engineer Kevin “131” Gutierrez (RAVEN, DECEASED, DYSRHYTHMIA) at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna, Virginia for the recording of Suspended At Aphelion.
The official lyric video for the track ‘Souls In Permafrost’ can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/TlTVh0ULPbs
“Part 7 of Suspended At Aphelion is one of my favorite parts and epitomizes the madness of the album,” says Phillips. “This is what I’ve meant about music moving in every direction and intense counterpoint – with the angular guitar lines, Jim’s serpentine bassline, the gothic choir chants all juxtaposed beneath Rain’s lead vocal, this ‘rough edit’ of ‘Permafrost’ is about as complex as it gets without being overtly technical/self-aggrandizing…plus it provides a ‘sneak peak’ into what is to come with Part 8 as well!”
The album’s artwork was once again created by Gustavo Sazes (MORBID ANGEL, ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND) and three separate audio masters were optimized for LP, CD, and digital download formats.
Suspended At Aphelion tracklisting:
II: Icarus And I
V: Indifference Turned Paralysis
VI: The Memory Of Bleeding
VII: Souls In Permafrost
VIII: Searching The Stars
IX: Reminiscence Of Strangers
X: Lifelines Lost
Suspended At Aphelion is currently available for pre-order at the following digital outlets:
Amazon MP3 – http://geni.us/WHWaphelionAMZMP3
iTunes – http://geni.us/WHWaphelionITunes
Google Play – http://smarturl.it/WHW-Aphelion-Google
Fans can view the “Icarus And I” lyric video here: http://youtu.be/nxCeC3Mxqxw and previous album trailers below:
Trailer #1: http://youtu.be/MCADIdgye1A
Trailer #2: http://youtu.be/V7AQCGfbvoA
Trailer #3: http://youtu.be/vnbkd7aOeNM
Trailer #4: http://youtu.be/Rnts5gxz7Q4
WHILE HEAVEN WEPT is:
Tom Phillips – Guitars, Keyboards, Voice
Jim Hunter – Bass
Trevor Schrotz – Drumset
Scott Loose – Guitars
Rain Irving – Lead and Harmony Voices
Michelle Schrotz – Keyboards, Harmony Voices
Jason Lingle – Keyboards and Voices