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Studio album by Lord
Released Early September 2007
Recorded Date unknown, Main Street Studios and SLS Studios, Wollongong
Genre Heavy metal
Length 54:53 (Australia)
59:06 (Japan)
Label Modern Invasion
Producer Lord Tim
Lord chronology
A Personal Journey
Set in Stone
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating (8.6/10) [1]

Ascendence is the second album by the Australian heavy metal band Lord. It was released in early September 2007 by the Melbourne label Modern Invasion and in Japan by Soundholic.


Pre-production work began on the album in late 2006.In January 2007 Lord Tim started a thread on the band's online forum[2] that detailed the writing and recording process, also revealing that the artwork for the album had already been completed, by the Colombian artist Felipe Machado Franco. Ascendence was recorded at Main Street Studios and the band's studio in Wollongong, Australia. The pop singer Tania Moran recorded backing vocals for several songs and guest musicians Chris Brooks and Mark Furtner added guitar solos in four tracks. Furtner was later added to the group as Lord's permanent second guitarist.

The bonus track varies according to regions. On the Australian release, it is a cover version of a song that originally appeared on the Pantera tribute album The Art of Shredding: A Tribute to Dime, but has since been entirely remixed. On the Japanese release, it is an X Japan cover featuring vocals from the singer of Japanese band Vigilante.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Echoes of the Past" Tim Grose 0:39
2. "Reborn" Tim Grose/Tim Yatras/Andrew Dowling 5:51
3. "Going Down" Tim Grose/Tim Yatras 4:30
4. "Same Old Lines" Tim Grose/Tim Yatras/Andrew Dowling 5:41
5. "Rain" Tim Grose/Tim Yatras/Andrew Dowling 6:07
6. "My Own Way" Tim Grose/Tim Yatras 6:22
7. "Through the Fire" Tim Grose/Tim Yatras 4:50
8. "The Calm" Tim Grose/Tim Yatras/Andrew Dowling 1:12
9. "Limb From Limb" Tim Grose/Tim Yatras/Andrew Dowling 5:46
10. "Legacy" Tim Grose/Tim Yatras 7:51
Australian bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Shattered" Vinnie Paul/Dimebag Darrell/Phil Anselmo/Rex Brown 3:29
Japanese bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Silent Jealousy" Yoshiki 7:36





  • Tania Moran – backing vocals
  • Gareth Michael – backing vocals
  • Mark Furtner – guitar (on 4, 9)
  • Chris Brooks – guitar (on 5, 7)
  • Mav Stevens – guitar (on 11, Australian edition)
  • Hideaki Niwa – vocals (on 11, Japanese edition)
  • Produced and mixed by Lord Tim at SLS Studios, Wollongong
  • Drums and vocals engineered by Adam Jordan at Main Street Studios, Wollongong
  • Guitars, bass guitar, keyboards and editing by Lord Tim at SLS Studios, Wollongong
  • Cover art – Felipe Machado Franco
  • Booklet design and layout – Lord Tim
  • Photography – Lord Tim and Karyn Hamilton


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-10-27. 
  2. ^ [1]