IGNEA is a Ukrainian melodic metal band with a modern sound, mixing heavy riffs with symphonic, electronic, and folk elements that create a powerful OST-like experience. Staying true to the melodic essence of their music, IGNEA also adds touches of brutality by occasionally incorporating extreme vocals, breakdowns, and blast beats.
IGNEA was started under the name Parallax in 2013, with the debut EP titled Sputnik dedicated to the themes of space, life on Mars, and the first artificial satellite.
In 2015, the band opened a new chapter and rebranded to IGNEA, releasing a new work called Alga, named after a war call of Crimean Tatar people who are defending their land. Alga is the first-ever original song from a Ukrainian band, recorded with a full symphonic orchestra. Over the year, the video gathered over a million views on YouTube.
In 2017, the band released its first full-length album called The Sign of Faith, having a heavier sound, both clean and extreme vocals, and authentic middle-eastern melodies. Its first song, Şeytanu Akbar, was accompanied by an animated anti-terrorism video in a surrealistic style. Despite the provocative title of the song, the band’s intention is to carry the idea of peace.
Over 2017, IGNEA has been promoting the new album through solo shows and festivals in Ukraine within ‘The Tour of Faith’. Early 2018, IGNEA has released an official live experience video for Şeytanu Akbar recorded at national The Best Ukrainian Metal Act awards, where the band has entered the top 3 best metal bands in the country.
In May 2018, IGNEA has toured in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands, together with the Nordic death metal legends Illdisposed, as well as performed selected shows in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and festivals in France, Lithuania, and Ukraine.
On April 17, 2020, IGNEA released its second full-length album The Realms of Fire and Death. The band also released an official video for “Disenchantment” song from the newest album and announced that the video for “Jinnslammer” would be released shortly.