„It’s almost unbelievable to think that we’ve reached the 20th anniversary of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT. Hell, I wasn’t even supposed to be here at this point. But, I’ll tell you what…regardless of all the ups and downs, the triumphs and tragedies, I’m damn glad that I’m still here, and I feel like I’m writing the best music of my life - and you can count on it being as sincere as the day heaven first wept.“
Tom Phillips, June 2, 2009
Virginia, USA-based metal act WHILE HEAVEN WEPT used to be one of the best-kept secrets of the underground – at least til they released „Vast Oceans Lachrymose“ (info | shop) in 2009 which gained mastermind Tom Phillips and co a huge cult following! Especially since the band opted to leave the more doomy side of their sound behind and go for timeless, progressive and epic metal structures when it comes to songwriting. „Fear Of Infinity“ (info | shop), their first release for Nuclear Blast, is a brillantly beautiful and highly emotional chameleon of an album – one you have to give time and discover new details with every spin! A melancholic and complex masterpiece, and definitely WHILE HEAVEN WEPT´s most stunning effort so far!“
Commented Tom Phillips: „"Fear Of Infinity" is clearly metal with REAL heart and emotion...more raw than ANYTHING else out there. It SHOULD stir intense emotions...be they love or hate...but to not feel anything hearing the album is indication of a lack of pulse.“
On the occasion of their 25th anniversary WHILE HEAVEN WEPT will release their sixth full length album “Suspended At Aphelion” (info | shop) this October. This album consists of one track which is divided into 11 parts.