“ Enoch, scribe of righteousness, go tell the Watchers of heaven, who have deserted the lofty sky, and their holy everlasting station…
… That they shall never obtain peace and remission of sin. For they shall not rejoice in their offspring, they shall behold the slaughter of their beloved; shall lament for the destruction of their sons; and shall petition forever, but shall not obtain mercy and peace.”
- Book of Enoch, Chapter 12, Verse 7
Welcome to the Ascension of The Watchers very first PledgeMusic Campaign. Our goal is to record and release our second album, STORMCROW. With an album’s worth of material, we wish to record at Northstone Studio, South Wales.
This band is very personal, but by reaching out directly and engaging YOU, this personal journey of our is also yours! All who pledge will have access to video updates, pictures, news and sneak previews from the studio. You will have the opportunity to watch the album develop through the recording process.
The band formed in 2002 with Burton C Bell (Fear Factory, G/Z/R, Ministry), John Bechdel (Killing Joke, Murder Inc, Prong, Fear Factory, Ministry) and Eduardo Mussi (Still Life Decay). Based upon the story of the Watchers from The Book of ‘Enoch from The Dead Sea Scrolls’, Ascension of The Watchers tells the story of fallen angels imploring forgiveness from their one true love.
It’s been 14 years since the self released ICONOCLAST, and 10 years since the 13th Planet release of NUMINOSUM. The music written for this album ‘STORMCROW’ is the sound of a fully developed concept. Dark, melancholic textures and melodies that connect you to the visions in your mind; a landscape for your own journey.
Northstone is a modern-analogue recording studio built by Jayce Lewis (Welsh/International electronic solo artist). Settled in the south, Welsh countryside at Court-Colman Manor in Bridgend, Northstone Studio is perfect for the Ascension of The Watchers project: It’s the studio I have always dreamed of. The quiet setting is sequestered from day to day distractions, allowing more time for creativity between Burton, John, Eduardo and Jayce, so that we can fully realize the essence of AoTW: a personal penance toward redemption through music and lyrics.
The latest song Ghost Heart is our newest offering; a statement from AoTW. A sound more sonic and full, without losing any of the fine qualities and nuances of the brooding melodies. Victor Hugo-Borges returned to supply his mastery to the video, much like he did for Residual Presence. Naturally, with progressive development, The album version of Ghost Heart will differ slightly, so you benefit from this exclusive original mix of the song.
This PledgeMusic Campaign is to create a platform for Ascension of The Watchers to properly record our next album for you! To create art and visuals for AoTW so that we can tour and perform the new and old material from our catalogue for our Pledgers!
The Access Pass gives you a download of the album when it’s released plus access to all Pledge only updates from The Watchers as the recording process unfolds.
Ghost Heart Video Download
Created by Brazilian Director Victor Hugo-Borges. This animated video captures the haunting new single Ghost Heart.
Includes the Access Pass plus the standard version of the CD.
STORMCROW Signed CD
Includes the Access Pass plus the standard version of the CD, signed by Burton C Bell.
STORMCROW Vinyl LP
Includes the Access Pass plus the standard version of the vinyl on high quality 180 gram vinyl gatefold. (Very Limited Numbers available.)
STORMCROW Signed Vinyl LP
Includes the Access Pass plus The new album on high quality 180 gram vinyl gatefold, signed by Burton C Bell. (Very Limited Numbers available.)
Skype Call with Burton C. Bell
£25 for a 25 minute, 1 on 1 SKYPE video call with Burton C. Bell. Includes Access Pass. Ask Burton anything, it’s all about the ART OF THE CONVERSATION.
STORMCROW Limited Edition Silk Screen Poster
11×17 silk screen poster featuring the new album artwork. Signed by Burton C. Bell with a lyric line from the new album.
Celebrate the years before this new album by getting 2 Vintage T-shirts and the Iconoclast Album. The album will be signed by Burton C. Bell.
T-Shirts available in Youth M, and Adult S-XXL in varying quantities.
Limited number of Drumhead artwork created and drawn by Burton C. Bell.
Ghost Heart Handwritten Lyric Sheet
The lyrics to the song Ghost Heart from the new album, handwritten and personalized/signed to you by Burton C. Bell.
Your Name In The Liner Notes
Your name added to the liner notes of the CD and Vinyl versions of STORMCROW.
Any Burton C. Bell Handwritten Lyric Sheet
Your choice of song from Burton’s extensive catalogue of music, handwritten and signed (you will be prompted to choose the track before checkout).
Handwritten Lyric Booklet
The lyrics to every song on the new album handwritten by Burton C. Bell into a small notebook and personlized to you.
Signed Vinyl Test Pressing
Test Pressings are used to determine the sonic quality of the vinyl before mass production. Signed and numbered by Burton C. Bell.
Aston Origin Signature Micophone
This pair of extraordinary Aston Origin Signature Series Microphones were both used exclusively by Burton C. Bell to record vocals for STORMCROW. Aston Microphones have exclusively engraved the AoTW logo upon the body, only TWO of these microphones are in existence!
They can be signed upon request.
Please note, microphones are sold separately, and not as a pair.
Shipping/collection TBC after purchase.
AOTW Remixes Your Original Song
AOTW will remix, reimagine, reinterpret your original song, placing our signature sounds and remolding it into a rhythmic soundscape.