#MusicMonday December 31st

December 31, 2018

This week's #MusicMonday choices takes us to Ukrainian Oriental Metal band Ignea

The active history of the band starts in 2013 when the guys have entered the studio to record their first EP titled Sputnik. Back then, they were called Parallax.

IGNEA opening the show of Orphaned Land, fathers of oriental metal.
February 16th, 2017, the band releases its first full-length album called The Sign of Faith, consisting of 10 songs. The album has heavier sound, with lots of growls and authentic middle-eastern melodies, common for oriental metal genre. However, the music keeps melodic fundamentals and OST feeling.

"The Sign of Faith" LP, 2017

IGNEA also released an anti-terrorism video for Şeytanu Akbar from the new album which has been a previous #MusicMonday choice. Despite provocative title of the song, the band’s intention is to carry the idea of peace:

“What we want to say is that there is no reasonable cause to kill other people, be it regime, faith or moral principles. We mainly speak about islamic terrorism in this song, as one of the social plagues of 21st century, taking lots of innocent lives. However, this applies to every human on Earth, regardless of their religion.”
September 2018, IGNEA released a new single 'Queen Dies' with a respective art video directed by Maria Goruliova which is this week's #MusicMonday choice.

As our track of the week, we will play this everyday at 6am, midday, 6pm and midnight.