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 third album trailer, based on the lyrics and the concept of »Suspended At Aphelion«. Check out the clip here: http://youtu.be/vnbkd7aOeNM
Commented guitarist, keyboardist & vocalist Tom Philips: “In the end, it's ALWAYS about the music... and in the case of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, it's getting more and more difficult to describe without using 50 adjectives! There's no question that »Suspended At Aphelion« is truly a natural progression from whence we came, yet all of our initial influences from a quarter century ago remain intact, thus this album is truly the embodiment of all that we've ever been as well as a representation of where we are today. It's all in there...the twists and turns, mazes of time and key signature changes, intense contrasts of dark and light (or dark and darker)...and most importantly, sincere emotions conveyed with all the heart and spirit that we have. That said, it's important to understand that »Suspended At Aphelion« is an entity unto itself...the focus was on subtlety, maturity, and especially dynamics; this one was never about bludgeoning people a la »The Drowning Years« or »Sorrow Of The Angels«, rather it's true impact is revealed via peeling back the complex layers over the course of subsequent listens - there's SO much happening on this album that may not even be obvious first time through. There really is music moving in every direction simultaneously through the majority of the album...it's contrapuntal in nature, and harmonically, it is from another universe seldom heard outside of contemporary classical music. Repeated journeys through »Suspended At Aphelion« will truly yield the greatest rewards - and I can't emphasize enough just how important it is to take in the entire thing...to say there are no "singles" on this album would be an understatement!”
More on »Suspended At Aphelion«:
Trailer #1: http://youtu.be/MCADIdgye1A
Trailer #2: http://youtu.be/V7AQCGfbvoA
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.
»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.
Enjoy the lyric video for ‘Icarus And I’ here: http://youtu.be/nxCeC3Mxqxw
»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
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 November 18th (USA).