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A brief history of the project since its inception has been compiled below.

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Amanda Wyss, who played Tina Gray, the first victim of Wes Craven's classic thriller, "A Nightmare on Elm Street", reacted on twitter upon hearing the song that was dedicated to her character:

"Wow! Thanks guys for the 'Tina Gray' love! Nightmares, murder, and mayhem have never sounded so fun...Catchy Song. #ANewAscension" -Amanda Wyss-


The double-single, Normalcy Bias, was officially released on February 4th, 2011. A lot of energy was spent on these two tracks so that listeners would love them. On March 2nd, a music video for, "Decadence of Piranhas," was released.

While the band began as a studio project, on October 8th, 2011, A New Ascension played its first live-performance ever at the ocean-front Blues Rock Inn in Jacksonville Beach, FL. The line-up featured Jared Boice on Vox and Guitar, Kyle Brewer on Drums, and two original platinum-record wielding members of Yellowcard, Warren Cooke and Ben Harper, on bass and guitar, respectively.

The event was a benefit show for stroke victim, George Terrell of Ponte Vedra Beach. JoEveritt played a set as well.


On Februrary 7th, 2009, the world lost a very talented and warm-hearted spirit with the passing of Jordan Lee Mylar. A few years later, on Jan 21, 2014, his brother, Joshua Aaron Mylar, would leave this earth to join Jordan in the ether.


After a long hiatus, Jared began the writing process for a new instrumental track in February of 2008. The song, which would become "Deity," was intended to stir a wide range of emotions, combining primal rhythms with polar melodic phrases. The song begins with a long introduction that builds from a soft complacent vibe into a high-energy call-to-adventure explosion. The rest of the song balances on a tight rope over an epic battle between good and evil.

For an interesting bit of interactive trivia, you can download the original pre-production track that was used during the writing proecess and compare it to the final production! The song was originally written to be mixed in 5.1 surround sound.


In the winter of 2006, A New Ascension released The Winter '06 EP, but not without putting a lot of thought into the title of the effort. This four-song collection included a Thriller-like track, "Tina Gray," which celebrated slasher-flicks, much like Michael Jackson's multi-platinum sensational hit. With lyrics and melodies written by Jordan Mylar, Jared Boice and Rick Field worked together with Mylar to produce a catchy pop-punk tune whose title represented the first victim in a very popular 80's horror franchise. I'll give you a hint, the series included the word "Nightmare" and the original was directed by Wes Craven. The same year of "Tina Gray's" release, the instrumental mix was licensed for use in the independent feature-film, "The Naked Ape (2006)" which included a cameo by Corbin Bernsen (Major League, L.A. Law, The Young and the Restless, NYPD Blue, Law & Order).


Jared Boice and Rick Field joined forces to launch A New Ascension as a studio project. With Jared on guitar and Rick on drums, they began writing and rehearsing inside an old loft converted into a guitar shop. They soon recruited Mark McHone on Bass and Jordan Mylar on vocals.

Within a few months, their combined energy would produce the single, "Consider This," which would later be re-released on The Winter '06 EP.

"This is a subliminal message. Oppose the New World Order."

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