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While Heaven Wept Announces New Shows, Gives Update

While Heaven Wept's Tom Phillips recently issued a statement on upcoming shows and planned releases:

"There has been an incredible amount of activity going on 'behind-the-scenes' since the amazing experience that was Hammer Of Doom 3, and while I'm not at liberty to discuss everything just yet, I wanted to let everyone know about a handful of gigs that we've recently confirmed our participation in:

July 2nd/3rd, 2010: Born To Be Doomed Festival, The Sidebar Tavern, Baltimore, Maryland, USA with Blood Farmers, Orodruin, Revelation, Iron Man, Cyrus, Blizaro, Age Of Taurus, Sanctus Bellum, Black Cowgirl, and Yet So Far (aka the "Yet So Far" and "Frozen Masque" line-up of Revelation, including our own Jim Hunter) plus 3 more bands TBA

July 6th-10th, 2010: Metalcamp, Metal Camp Festival Area, Tolmin, Slovenia with Immortal, Behemoth, Hammerfall, Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Nevermore, Sonata Arctica, Paradise Lost, Obituary, Exodus, Sabaton, Overkill, Korpiklaani, Leave's Eyes, Ensiferum, Equilibrium, The Exploited, Decapitated, Epica, Insomnium, Kalmah, The Devil's Blood, Crowbar, Ex Deo, Rotting Christ, Trail Of Tears, Suicidal Angels, Demonical, and MANY more!

March 11th/12th, 2011: Up The Hammers VI, An Club, Athens, Greece with Ruthless (US), Jaguar (UK), Martyr (NL), Emerald (CH), Wishdoom (GR) and many more TBA

"As we get closer to these events, we'll post specific information regarding the dates and times that we are scheduled to perform. We are also in the process of planning additional US and EU dates right now, so keep your ears and eyes open for quite a few more gigs TBA.

"On the release front, we are very pleased to announce a new 7" single for 'Vessel' will be released via a joint cooperation between Maniacal Records and High Roller Records in the next 8 weeks or so. The A side will feature the 'Single Edit Version' previously only available on the download-only 'Vast Oceans Lachrymose Singles EP' (and streaming here on MySpace), while the B side will feature the previously unreleased alternate mix/master taken from the EU media promo - never made available to the general public.

"Over the summer, we'll continue our commemoration of our 20th Anniversary with the release of the long out-of-print 'Lovesongs Of The Forsaken' EP on 180g vinyl - and depending upon what sources I'm able to locate in the WHW archives, this may in fact be expanded with related material. Either way, this will once again be housed in a heavy sleeve and retain a similar layout to the other vinyl released earlier this year (which have been sold out since the pre-order phase). This will once again be a limited edition, and at this time, there are no plans for a CD pressing.

"We are aware of the ongoing demand for our past releases and the outrageous prices the limited editions are already commanding on eBay - please be patient with us while we discuss various options and possibilities. I assure you, at some point we will re-release both 'Sorrow Of The Angels' and 'Of Empires Forlorn' in an unlimited capacity; big plans exist for these, however our focus right now is upon the ongoing live shows in support of "Vast Oceans Lachrymose" and rehearsing the material for 'Fear Of Infinity' - which we hope to begin recording as soon as humanly possible.

"We're very much looking forward to seeing everyone out on the road, and extend our deep thanks to everyone who has already come out to one of our shows this year. Thanks also to everyone who voted for WHW in the various 2009 year-end polls!"

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