This Ascension is a gothic/ethereal band from Southern California that formed in 1988. They have released four albums on their own label Tess Records from 1989 to 1999.
This Ascension toured the United States three times and the west coast prolifically, sharing the stage with bands including Clan of Xymox, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Chris Isaak, The Wolfgang Press and Pixies.
After Tess Records collapsed, the band signed to Projekt Records in 2001. Their back catalogue was re-released and the band split soon afterwards. The group re-formed with bassist Cindy Coulter for several shows in 2004 and announced plans to write and record new material in 2013.