(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
After a 10 year lapse in any visible activity, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS – a collaboration between Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) and John Bechdel (Prong, Killing Joke, Ministry) – are returning.
The decade-long absence will end when AOTW, rounded out by members Edu Mussi (Still Life Decay) and Jayce Lewis (U.K. industrial / electronic artist), release “Stormcrow” in early 2019, through Devfire Entertainment / Cargo Records.
A PledgeMusic platform and a project page have been launched with full details of the upcoming recording plans. To watch the campaign’s video (streaming below) which is narrated by Bell, and to find out more information about the new release and perks for contributors, visit this LINK.
ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS originally arrived from Central Pennsylvania in 2002, as a new creative outlet for Bell and Bechdel. Inspired by the writings within “The Book Of Enoch“, they independently released the “Iconoclast” EP in 2004, which was a vision born of unfettered spirituality. Their critically acclaimed début LP, “Numinosum“, was released in 2008, on Al Jourgensen‘s (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, LARD, Buck Satan) 13th Planet label.