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.
Ascension of The Watchers: Apocrypha track list
1. Ghost Heart
2. The End Is Always The Beginning
4. A Wolf Interlude
7. Cygnus Aeon
8. Key To The Cosmos
9. Bells Of Perdition
11. Sign Your Name