Ashes Divide is the name used for the solo project of American rock musician Billy Howerdel, guitarist of the alternative rock band A Perfect Circle, where he is the primary songwriter, musician, producer, and vocalist.[ An Interview with Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle - April 14th, 2011]. Lithium Magazine. Retrieved on 2013-08-25. The project's debut album, ''Keep Telling Myself It's Alright'', was released in 2008. Howerdel formed a live band and toured in support of the album through the rest of the year, but the project fell to the wayside after A Perfect Circle reformed and toured in 2010 and 2011. Howerdel would work on both projects for a while until late 2012, where he announced his primary focus is completing the second album, of which he hopes to enter the mixing phase in January or February 2013.