Virginia's long running epic metal legends are commemorating their 25th year with the release of their sixth full length album »Suspended At Aphelion« via Nuclear Blast this October. Today the band releases the lyric video for the album track ‘Icarus And I’. Check out the clip at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/nxCeC3Mxqxw
Commented guitarist, keyboardist &vocalist Tom Philips: “‘Icarus And I’ is Part 2 out of 11 and establishes the foundation of »Suspended At Aphelion’s« plot: the pursuit of the sun with passion and vigor, only to succumb to the reality that it is beyond reach. That is really what »Suspended At Aphelion« is all about: being instead condemned to the furthest point from the sun...the failure to achieve the dream - despite all the faith, hope, spirit, strength, and heart any one of us could muster. And musically, there are so many more twists, turns, modulations, so much more madness that follows this, it's impossible to represent the totality of this song with any individual part, however ‘Icarus And I’was the inception of what we feel is the most gratifying journey in the history of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT.”
»Suspended At Aphelion« is undoubtedly their most ambitious, epic, and progressive album so far featuring a single track divided into 11 parts, 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.
»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
The cover art for »Suspended At Aphelion« was once again created by Gustavo Sazes (MORBID ANGEL, ARCH ENEMY etc), and three separate audio masters were optimized for LP, CD, and digital download formats.
WHILE HEAVEN WEPT also reunited with producer/engineer Kevin "131" Gutierrez (RAVEN, DECEASED, DYSRHYTHMIA) at Assembly Line Studios for the recording of »Suspended At Aphelion« 12 years after creating their classic »Of Empires Forlorn« album together, solidifying an already strong team for their most epic of epics!
»Suspended At Aphelion« will be released by Nuclear Blast on October 24th (EU) and October 27 (USA).