Ascension Of The Watchers (Ex-Fear Factory) Premiere “The End Is Always The Beginning” Video

Ascension Of The Watchers, the band featuring Burton C. Bell (ex-Fear Factory), have premiered a new video for their new song “The End Is Always The Beginning.” This track is from the band’s new album “Apocrypha,” which will be released on October 9. Bell commented:

“Now, more than ever, my words are a true reflection of my mind. ‘The End Is Always The Beginning‘ is a true statement, in every aspect of life, it all depends on the individual perspective. The video was created by Victor Hugo-Borges and is another surreal snippet into Ascension Of The Watchers. The meaning is unique for every listener and viewer. There is no incorrect analysis. Take what you will from it. For me, this is the beginning of a whole new chapter, and this song validates my personal strength to truly understand what it means to move forward.”

Ascension Of The Watchers (Fear Factory) Premiere “Ghost Heart” Video

Ascension Of The Watchers, the band featuring Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell, have premiered a new video for their new song “Ghost Heart.” This track is from their new album “Apocrypha,” which will be released on October 9. Bell commented:

“I am very proud to present the first single, ‘Ghost Heart‘, from our latest recording, ‘Apocrypha‘. The song was recorded exactly the way I wanted it to sound; powerfully mysterious, which also describes the video created by Victor Hugo-Borge. A surreal landscape for the cinematic tones that is the moving track ‘Ghost Heart.’”

Ascension Of The Watchers (Fear Factory) To Release New Album “Apocrypha” In October

Ascension Of The Watchers, the band featuring Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell, will be releasing their new album “Apocrypha” on October 9. The effort, which was recorded at Northstone Studios in South Wales, was produced and mixed by the group’s own Jayce Lewis.

“Apocrypha” Track Listing:

01. “Ghost Heart”
02. “The End Is Always The Beginning”
03. “Apocrypha”
04. “A Wolf Interlude”
05. “Honorée”
06. “Stormcrow”
07. “Cygnus Aeon”
08. “Key To The Cosmos”
09. “Bells Of Perdition”
10. “Wanderers”
11. “Sign Your Name”

The following was said in a press release about working at Northstone Studios:

“Northstone Studios, based in the countryside of South Wales, connected to the 250 year old Court Colman Manor, the studio built by Lewis’ own hands using the ancient stones of the monastery that once stood there, the rustic detail proved a perfect setting for AoTW’s very own Jayce Lewis to record, produce and mix the Apocrypha album.

A recording process that literally stirred the souls that remain within the stone walls of Lewis’ Northstone Studios. During the vocal recordings of the title track, a recording was inadvertently captured from the aether; an eerie, unrecognizable and untranslatable, syllabic phrase whispered within the vocal booth. The event is now the intro to the title track, Apocrypha.”

Ascension Of The Watchers (Fear Factory) Offer New Album Update After Not Receiving Funds From PledgeMusic

Ascension Of The Watchers, the project featuring Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell, have offered an update on their new album “Stormcrow.” The effort was successfully crowdfunded through PledgeMusic, but like many other artists, the band never received the funds raised through the site.

The group said the following:

“Dear Ascension of the Watchers Pledgers,

It is with deep regret that AoTW announces PledgeMusic‘s failure for it’s inability to fulfill their obligation toward our campaign.

In January this year, AoTW began recording the new album ‘Stormcrow‘ following a successful pledge campaign that saw the project surpass the initial threshold by hitting 120%of our goal. It was during this first week of recording that PledgeMusic informed us of it’s immediate halt to all PledgeMusic campaign platforms, with a further statement requiring 90 days to put right all business affairs.

We had no other alternative but to wait out the 90 days patiently as we continued production for the new record, with the information of a ‘potential’ investor, and that PledgeMusic had not filed bankruptcy, or any administration process to liquidate their business.

It is now absolutely apparent that PledgeMusic will not pay any bands at this point. Our regular and transparent communication has ceased, and our concerns have been further heightened with more insight into the shameful quagmire PledgeMusic finds itself in. Without this payment from PledgeMusic, AOTW cannot manufacture or ship our cd’s, vinyl and other pledge items.

We advise all our pledgers to directly contact your credit card company to inform them that you have not received your order from PledgeMusic, and that PledgeMusic has no intention to fulfill your order, so that you may be fully refunded.

We wholeheartedly apologize to you, our pledger, for the failure of PledgeMusic. We are ALL victims to the failure of what was once an honest option to all working musicians and their supporters. This irresponsibility has affected everyone involved.

As a band, we are moving forward with our own limited resources. Mixing has begun, and we are determined to finish this recording.


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It’s worth noting that PledgeMusic is now likely facing bankruptcy

[via The PRP]

Ascension Of The Watchers (Fear Factory) Launch PledgeMusic Campaign For New Album “Stormcrow”

Ascension Of The Watchers, the project featuring Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell, have launched a PledgeMusic campaign in an effort to raise the money needed to record and release their new album “Stormcrow.” Those that contribute will be able to check out the band’s new song “Ghost Heart.“