Ascension of the Watchers will release their second full-length album Apocrypha on October 9 via Dissonance Productions. Apocrypha’s concept was visualized by frontman Burton C. Bell, . The album had been in development for nearly a decade. With plans of touring, the band continues to grow as Bell’s main creative endeavor, well into the future. In 2018, the band decided to utilize the crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic to jumpstart the project. After a very successful campaign, raising 124% of their goal, PledgeMusic went into administration, but then declared bankruptcy and in turn, would never release any of the funds dedicated to Ascension of the Watchers.
Apocrypha follows their debut Numinosum released in 2008 and their most recent Stormcrow, released last year. Also envisioned by Bell, it provided sonic textures, dark melodies and lyrical melancholy, remaining true to the concept of the fallen angels (The Watchers) from “The Book Of Enoch.”It was recorded at Northstone Studios, based in the countryside of South Wales, connected to the two-hundred-fifty year old Court Colman Manor, was built by Lewis’ own hands using the ancient stones of the monastery that once stood there.
Ascension of the Watchers formed in 2001 and consists of Bell, John Bechdel and Edu Mussi. Bell is also a former member of groove metal band Fear Factory.
Apocrypha track listing:
01. Ghost Heart
02. The End Is Always The Beginning
04. A Wolf Interlude
07. Cygnus Aeon
08. Key To The Cosmos
09. Bells Of Perdition
11. Sign Your Name