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Ascension Of The Watchers hit gothic-industrial gold with new track Ghost Heart

With industrial-metal powerhouses Fear Factory currently in legal limbo,  singer Burton C Bell has resurrected his other band Ascension Of The Watchers and delivered their first single in more than a decade.

Ghost Heart is a slab of tremendous atmospheric gothic-industrial noise that evokes mid-80s Killing Joke rather than Fear Factory’s machine-gunning heaviness (unsurprising given Bell’s musical partner in AotW is former Killing Joke man John Bechdel). 

It’s accompanied by a spectacular animated video directed by Victor Hugo-Borge. Or, as Bell puts it: “A surreal landscape for the cinematic tones that is Ghost Heart.”

The song is taken from Ascension Of The Watchers’ upcoming fourth album – and their first since 2008 - Apocrypha, due out on October 9.

(Image credit: Dissonance)

(Image credit: Dissonance)

Ascension of The Watchers: Apocrypha track list

1. Ghost Heart
2. The End Is Always The Beginning
3. Apocrypha
4. A Wolf Interlude
5. Honoré
6. Stormcrow
7. Cygnus Aeon
8. Key To The Cosmos
9. Bells Of Perdition
10. Wanderers
11. Sign Your Name