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Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Real/full name:
Thomas Phillips
47 (born Jun 2nd, 1974)
Place of origin:
United States (Dale City, Virginia)


Phillips has studied classical composition. He's co-founder of While Heaven Wept & works A&R for Cruz del Sur Music.

Together with Albert Witchfinder, Tom founded the Circle of True Doom in the early 2000s in an effort to differentiate "traditional" doom metal bands from other subgenres. Several bands joined, like The Gates of Slumber, with the acronym C.O.T.D. appearing on their releases.


Unknown (1992)

Arise from Thorns

Guitars (1999-2001)

1999 Before an Audience of Stars Guitars


Guitars (2000-2001)

2001 Waist Deep in Dark Waters (EP) Guitars

Parasitic Infestation

Guitars (lead)




Vocals (1996)

Twisted Tower Dire

Vocals (1996)

1996 Hail Northern Virginia! (Demo) Vocals
1996 Looking Through a Smoking Glass / Mourner in the Nethermists (Split) Vocals
2009 The Curse of Twisted Tower Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:2)

While Heaven Wept

Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (1991-2017, 2018-2019)

1994 Lovesongs of the Forsaken (Demo) Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
1994 Into the Wells of Sorrow (Single) Arrangements, Songwriting, Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, Lyrics
1995 Lovesongs of the Forsaken (EP) Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics, Arrangements
1996 The Mourning / Frostbit (Split) Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
1998 Sorrow of the Angels Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
2002 The Drowning Years (Single) Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2002 Chapter One: 1989-1999 (Compilation) Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2003 Of Empires Forlorn Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2009 Vast Oceans Lachrymose Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (harmony)
2010 Vessel (Single) Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2010 Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence - Live at the Hammer of Doom Festival (Live album) Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2011 Fear of Infinity Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, Arrangements, Songwriting
2014 Suspended at Aphelion Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals (additional)
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Grand Belial's Key

As The Invocator of Eternal Weeping:
Keyboards (1992-1993, 1995)


2017 Walpyrgus Nights Orchestration, Guitars (additional), Keyboards


2002 Searching for the Sun Songwriting (tracks 1, 3)


2017 Walpyrgus Nights Engineering, Editing, Producer

While Heaven Wept

1994 Lovesongs of the Forsaken (Demo) Producer
1994 Into the Wells of Sorrow (Single) Logo (concept), Mastering, Mixing, Liner notes
1995 Lovesongs of the Forsaken (EP) Logo concept, Co-producer
1996 The Mourning / Frostbit (Split) Mixing
1998 Sorrow of the Angels Producer
2002 The Drowning Years (Single) Producer
2003 Of Empires Forlorn Co-producer
2009 Vast Oceans Lachrymose Art concept, Design, Photography (additional), Producer
2010 Vessel (Single) Producer
2011 Fear of Infinity Producer, Art concept, Design
2014 Suspended at Aphelion Producer
(show all)
Added by: Doomsday Modified by: LordOfAngmar
Added on: 2011-04-09 19:30:40 Last modified on: 2021-04-14 15:27:38
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