Progressive metalcore


Waco, TX


2010 - present


August Burns Red, For Today, Phinehas, Tool, Born Of Osiris



Photo: Matt Bender
Photo: Matt Bender

Photo: Matt Bender
Photo: Matt Bender

Photo: Jessica Just
Photo: Jessica Just

Photo: Matt Bender
Photo: Matt Bender


When Forever Ends is a progressive metalcore band coming out of the heart of Central Texas, known for their combination of technical instrumentation and vicious breakdowns. The band is currently unsigned, as has a trio of self-released projects since 2015, culminating the the band's first full-length record, Return To Your Rest. RTYR was produced by Geoff Rockwell (Memphis May Fire, Forever The Sickest Kids, Crown The Empire) and features Micah Kinard (Oh,Sleeper) on the first track, deathWorks. Throughout the record, themes of faith and fear are primarily explored through a mix of vulnerability and allusions to other works of literature and art. The album has brought about a grassroots, word-of-mouth movement that has made fans all over the globe.


In the summer of 2019, the band was invited to play an evening slot at the renowned Audiofeed Music Festival (formerly Cornerstone) in Champaign-Urbana, IL. 

Currently, the band is in the process of writing and releasing another EP, slated for a mid-2020 release. The first single from that record, Divinity.Missing will be released on November 29th. 

What people are saying about When Forever Ends

"This band pulls all the best elements from bands like August Burns Red, Impending Doom, For Today, Oh Sleeper, and AILD into one amazing blend that will keep listeners on their toes. They unleash this unrelenting fury of melody technical metal into a fireball of fist pumping worship that will instantly make a fan out of any metal head." - Indie Vision Music


Album of the Year, 2018 by Christian Metal Source:

"The message they carry in their music is filled with so much hope, love, and strength...the musicianship is top-notch."

"The amount of theology in their songs is probably better than most Sunday sermons....this is better than 'Christian music,' this is Christ-honoring music." - Pastor Rob

"Your band is way more technical than my band." - Micah Kinard, vocalist of Oh, Sleeper