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Ascension of the Watchers

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Years active  2001–present
Genre  Goth/industrial
Albums  Numinosum, Iconoclast
Labels  13th Planet Records
Record label  13th Planet Records
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Genres  Goth/Alternative/Dark Ambient/Post Industrial
Origin  Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, United States (2001)
Members  Burton C. Bell, John Bechdel, Edu Mussi
Similar  City of Fire, Byron Stroud, Andrew Shives, Mike Heller, Christian Olde Wolbers

Ascension of The Watchers is a band that was started by Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory, G/Z/R) and John Bechdel (Ministry, Fear Factory, Killing Joke, Prong, Murder, Inc.). They wrote and recorded their first release, Iconoclast at Bechdel's home in rural Pennsylvania. Iconoclast was originally released on 12" Vinyl Record but has since been released on CD.


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In October 2005 they headlined The Surfacing Tour with Bechdel's other band, False Icons and Still Life Decay, a New York City industrial metal band that Burton has recorded with. A full-length album and some "special shows" are in the planning stages for 2007 according to an announcement Burton made on the Official Ascension of The Watchers website in October 2006.

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  • Burton C. Bell - guitar / vocals
  • John Bechdel - keyboards / programming
  • Edu Mussi - guitar (2005–Present)
  • Live members

  • Bones Padilla - drums (2008)
  • Alex Terhune - bass (2008)
  • Fade Kainer - drums (2005–2006)
  • Scott Irvine - bass (2005–2006)
  • Discography

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  • Iconoclast (Ascension of the Watchers EP) (Demo - 2002 - Self Released)
  • Iconoclast (Burton C. Bell EP) (EP - 2006 - Self Released)
  • Numinosum (LP - February 19, 2008 - 13th Planet Records)

  • Songs

    Sounds of SilenceNuminosum · 2008
    Residual PresenceNuminosum · 2008
    Like Falling SnowNuminosum · 2008


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