While Heaven Wept
From: Dale City, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC has announced plans to re-issue the first two albums from WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, following the success and acclaim of the band's latest album, "Vast Oceans Lachrymose." The long out-of-print epic doom metal albums "Sorrow Of The Angels" and "Of Empires Forlorn" will be re-issued in limited-editions of 1000 hand-numbered CD's each.
Both albums feature updated cover art, new pictures, and new liner notes from mainman Tom Phillips. The audio content is identical to the original Eibon Records ("Sorrow Of The Angels") and Rage Of Achilles Records ("Of Empires Forlorn") releases so as to preserve the integrity of the original albums. Both albums will be released simultaneously on January 29, 2010, just in time for the band's appearance at Hammer Of Doom III in Wurzburg, Germany on February 6th.
Here's the "Sorrow Of The Angels" tracklisting:
1. Thus With A Kiss I Die (16:58)
2. Into The Wells Of Sorrow (9:43)
3. The Death Of Love (9:56)
4. September (2:21)
And the "Of Empires Forlorn" tracklisting is as follows:
1. The Drowning Years (5:41)
2. Of Empires Forlorn (7:49)
3. Voice in the Wind (6:25)
4. In Aeturnum (7:30)
5. Soulsadness (7:24)
6. Epistle No. 81 (3:24)
7. Sorrow of the Angels (4:47)
Epic doom legends While Heaven Wept has teamed up with Cruz Del Sur Music for the release of their new album 'Vast Oceans Lachrymose' due out in late 2007.
The band writes on its website:
"Although there were many fair and generous offers from various entities after the untimely closure of Black Lotus Records, we felt that working with Cruz Del Sur Music would be the best option for us at this time, and that aside, several members of our extended musical family, including Slough Feg and Widow are part of the ever-growing (and strengthening) roster."More...
Virginia- based doomsters While Heaven Wept have posted the following update:
"The album is nearing completion.....we'll be resuming the sessions in May, and won't stop until the album is completed! The release date is uncertain, as it's primarily up to Black Lotus, but I imagine it will either be the last major release for them of this year or the first one of 2007. Believe me, once it's out, you won't miss it (massive promo campaigns are lined up everywhere).
Meanwhile, there's been a demo of the title track on the Myspace page for months now, and I'll be creating an "album overview" mp3 after the next sessions, with brief clips from every song.Our official website has been completely redesigned and will relaunch within 2 weeks for sure. Lots of new stuff on there.More...
While Heaven Wept join forces with Black Lotus Records. A statement from the band follows...
"We are pleased to announce after months of deliberation and the entertainment of various offers following the demise of our previous label that we have reached an agreement for a long-term collaboration with Black Lotus Records of Greece!!!
We've already begun recording the new album, Vast Oceans Lachrymose, and are planning for a Spring 2006 release!More...
Long- time running epic doom masters While Heaven Wept are currently rehearsing material for their much aniticipated full-length album Vast Oceans Lachrymose.
Tom Phillips has posted detailed news and up-date on the up-coming album. Here's what he says:
"Currently we're rehearsing the material for the forthcoming Vast Oceans Lachrymose album, and are slated to begin recording in April, with a release date of late September/early October. Although we haven't finalized the tracklist for the album, these are some of the songs that may make the final cut:
The Irish Doom/Death act MOURNING BELOVETH are working on new material for their third album, to be recorded at some point this year. The album will feature a 17 minute epic track.
The band will also do a tour in April with WHILE HEAVEN WEPT and PANTHEIST. Appearances include the Doom Shall Rise Festival (Germany) and the Belgian Doom Night Festival. Upcoming live dates include: More...