Origin: Dale City, Virginia, USA  
Genres: Doom Metal
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Last update/review: February 13, 2015

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



Lovesongs Of The Forsaken  EP
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



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



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



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
2011 Readers' Album #76




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
2014 Readers' Album #86





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