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While Heaven Wept

Formed: 1989
From: Dale City, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

While Heaven Wept Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with While Heaven Wept.

Interview

Interview With While Heaven Wept

While Heaven Wept is, beyond any doubt, one of the front-runners of the American prog metal scene. Their unparalleled mingling of contrasting sonic landscapes, dynamics and sweeping melodies has seemed to reach a new pinnacle thanks to their brand new album “Suspended At Aphelion.”

Basically, this is a long 40-minute track (divided in several parts) that transports the listener from top notch progressive sounds to filtrations with Black Metal, Spanish guitar acrobatics, and dramatic dynamic changes.

We interviewed the band's leader, guitarist Tom Phillips, about the development of this impressive recording, the history of the band and the future to come.

Oscuro: Since 2009's "Vast Oceans Lachrymose," While Heaven Wept's fans have been waiting relatively short periods of time between new studio albums. Why is this happening? Is it because of your involvement with a proper record label like Nuclear Blast? More...

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Interview

An Interview With While Heaven Wept

For the past 20 years, While Heaven Wept has kept some sort of presence in the metal underground. The mastermind behind the band is guitarist/songwriter Tom Phillips, who also used to do vocals and keyboard work on the previous albums. The band just recently released their third studio album, “Vast Oceans Lachrymose,” which has the band embracing their thrash roots and pushing themselves further away from the doom metal moniker that was stamped on the band in their early years. In a recent interview with Metal Underground, Phillips discussed the band’s new album, his negative views of the band being labeled power metal, the hardships that have been caused by illegal downloading, and much more. More...

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