Origin: Dale City, VA, USA
Genres: Doom Metal
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While Heaven Wept  


Virginia's While Heaven Wept has been lumbering along for a couple of decades now, churning out ponderous, classic, majestic doom metal ever since their first full-length album, 1998's Sorrow Of The Angels. Originally inspired by the usual suspects such as Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus, they've owned the style for years and rank among the best among American doom bands.

Current Members

Rain Irving

vocals

Tom Phillips

guitars/keyboards/vocals

Scott Loose

guitars

Jim Hunter

bass (ex-Lord Vicar, October 31, ex-Revelation, Twisted Tower Dire)

Jason Lingle

keyboards

Trevor Schrotz

drums

Former Members/Guests

Gabe Funston

bass

Danny Ingerson

bass/keyboards

Michelle Schrotz

keyboards

Jon Paquin

drums

Jason Gray

drums


Discography



(EP) Lovesongs Of The Forsaken 
1994 Sinistrari
  1. In Aeturnum
  2. La Mort D'Amour
  3. Sorrow Of The Angels
  • Tom Phillips
  • Gabe Funston
  • Jon Paquin




Sorrow Of The Angels 
1998 Eibon
  1. Thus with a Kiss I die
  2. Into the Wells of Sorrow
  3. The Death of Love
  4. September
  • Tom Phillips
  • Danny Ingerson
  • Jon Paquin




Of Empires Forlorn 
2003 Eibon
  1. The Drowning Years
  2. Of Empires Forlorn
  3. Voice in the Wind
  4. Soulsadness
  5. Epistle No. 81
  6. Sorrow of the Angels
  7. From Empires to Oceans
  • Tom Phillips
  • Scott Loose
  • Jim Hunter
  • Jason Gray

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Brave Words  Metal Storm  Metal Storm 



Chapter One: 1989-1999  COMPILATION
2002 Metal Sup.
  1. Thus With a Kiss I Die
  2. Into the Wells of Sorrow
  3. The Death of Love
  4. September
  5. In Aeturnum
  6. La Mort D'Amour
  7. Sorrow of the Angels
  8. The Mourning
  9. Unplenitude
  10. Into the Wells of Sorrow
  11. Shores of Desolation




Vast Oceans Lachrymose 
2009 Cruz Del Sur
  1. The Furthest Shore
  2. To Wander The Void
  3. Living Sepulchre
  4. Vessel
  5. Vast Oceans Lachrymose
  6. Epilogue
  • Rain Irving
  • Tom Phillips
  • Scott Loose
  • Jim Hunter
  • Michelle Schrotz
  • Trevor Schrotz

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Storm  Metal Storm 



Lovesongs Of The Forsaken  COMPILATION
2010 High Roller
  1. In Aeturnum
  2. La Mort D'Amour
  3. Sorrow of the Angels
  4. In Aeturnum
  5. La Mort D'Amour
  6. Sorrow of the Angels




Triumph: Tragedy: Transcendence  LIVE
2010 Cruz Del Sur
  1. Vast Oceans Lachrymose
  2. The Furthest Shore (Parts 1-3)
  3. Soulsadness
  4. The Drowning Years
  5. Of Empires Forlorn
  6. Vessel
  7. Thus With A Kiss I Die
  • Rain Irving
  • Tom Phillips
  • Scott Loose
  • Jim Hunter
  • Michelle Schrotz
  • Trevor Schrotz

Reviews:   Metal Underground 



The Arcane Unearthed  COMPILATION
2011 self-released




Fear Of Infinity 
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. Hour of Reprisal
  2. Destroyer of Solace
  3. Obsessions Now Effigies
  4. Unplenitude
  5. To Grieve Forever
  6. Saturn and Sacrifice
  7. Finality
  • Rain Irving
  • Tom Phillips
  • Scott Loose
  • Jim Hunter
  • Jason Lingle
  • Trevor Schrotz

Reviews:   Metal Review  Lords Of Metal  Brave Words  Metal Riot  Angry Metal Guy  Metal Storm 



Suspended At Aphelion 
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Introspectus
  2. Icarus And I
  3. Ardor
  4. Heartburst
  5. Indifference Turned Paralysis
  6. The Memory Of Bleeding
  7. Souls In Permafrost
  8. Searching The Stars
  9. Reminiscence Of Strangers
  10. Lifelines Lost
  11. Retrospectus
  • Rain Irving
  • Tom Phillips
  • Scott Loose
  • Jim Hunter
  • Michelle Schrotz
  • Jason Lingle
  • Trevor Schrotz

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Brave Words  Metal Observer  Metal Riot  Metal Storm 

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