FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has inked a deal with MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet Records for Bell's ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS project. The group's full-length debut is scheduled for release in February 2008.

Watch a new "public service announcement" from Al and Burton below.

In addition to Bell, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS features John Bechdel (MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE, FALSE ICONS). The group's debut five-song EP, "Iconoclast", was made available in 2005 exclusively through the band's web site, www.ascensionofthewatchers.com.

"Iconoclast" was released in two formats: a 12", full-color gatefold on heavy black vinyl in a limited-edition pressing of 500; and as an enhanced CD, with a limited pressing of 1,000. The CD included the five songs — "Evading", "Residual Presence", "On The River", "Moonshine", and "Quintessence" — as well as a video for "On The River", a rare interview with Burton and John, and links to web sites. The CD and vinyl featured different artwork and photographs by Burton. Included with every purchase was an autographed promotional photo.


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