Virginia’s While Heaven Wept have joined the ranks of some of the darkest bands ever. Nuclear Blast records signed them and already plan to release “Fear of Infinity” in April 2011. Also, a supporting tour is in the works and confirmations for festival appearances have come through as well.
To read front man Tom Phillips’s thoughts on the signing, click here.
“For the past 21 years, While Heaven Wept has been committed to two things: performing music that is sincerely from the heart, without any other boundary, and secondly, we have always strived to deliver the absolute best sounding albums that we could create at any given time, regardless of the changing landscape of the industry; insuring each release has the greatest production possible is paramount for us in terms of the clarity of expression, and additionally, we hope to offer the very best experience for those who take the time to listen.
With this in mind, it made perfect sense for us to align with Nuclear Blast, who also have been committed to offering only the very best in the world of Heavy Metal. Through this partnership, we will surely be able to continue delivering the best productions possible while presenting our musical vision in a different arena, betraying neither our past nor our ideals. Nuclear Blast’s support of our musical identity is truly an honor, and everyone who has stood by us all along these years need not worry; While Heaven Wept is what it is, and cannot be anything else.
That said, we’ll also never release the same album twice…everything stems from where we are in the moment emotionally and spiritually, so while the core elements/influences of the band have remained the same since our inception, we will continue to express ourselves in whatever way feels natural at the time. Expect the unexpected.
We look forward to revealing our new album “Fear Of Infinity” together with Nuclear Blast very soon!”