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5/16/2006
 
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Pennywise Announce Temporary Fill In Vocalist
September 2, 2009
The members of Legendary Punk band, Pennywise, have announced that Zoli Teglas, front man for OC hardcore/punk band Ignite will be filling in on vocals during the band’s set on the 2009 Smokeout Festival at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernadino, CA October 24th, as they begin their search for a new singer.

The two day Smokeout Festival will take place on October 23 and 24 and marks the seminal Hermosa Beach punk band’s first major show since Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg and the band parted ways last month after 19 years together.

Pennywise
will be playing on a lineup that includes such acts as Slipknot, Deftones, Cypress Hill, Kottonmouth Kings, Bad Brains, Method Man/Red Man, a recently reunited Sublime (performing with their new singer, Rome) and many more.

As a former tour mate and a longtime friend and fan, Pennywise’s Fletcher Dragge says Teglas is a natural choice to help the band out during this transitional period. Dragge explains, "As everybody knows, Jim has left the band and we're looking for a new singer. For the time being our friend Zoli has agreed to fill in for Jim for a couple shows to avoid having to cancel them while we look for a permanent replacement."

Teglas
is looking forward to playing with Pennywise and their hometown So Cal fans adding, “I'm stoked to be singing these upcoming shows with Pennywise. I'm a huge fan of the band and am super grateful to share the stage with my long time friends Fletcher, Byron, and Randy.“

For more info visit www.myspace.com/pennywise, www.myspace.com/ignite, www.smokeoutfestival.com, www.guerillaunion.com.
 
 
 
 
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Headbanger's Ball premieres 2 new videos
June 4, 2007
MTV 2's hit music video show Headbanger's Ball premiered two new videos over the weekend from Abacus Recordings artists. The show played Ignite's "Bleeding" and Sworn Enemy's "All I Have".

Ignite have reached all new heights in their career with their most recent release "Our Darkest Days" that continues to fly off shelves across the globe. They have out-shined bands such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Fallout Boy charting at #2 on German Radio Charts, tour constantly and are praised in the press with countless publications.

Ignite are unashamed and take an aggressive approach to their music and their message boldly defending environmental and social issues. Their video for "Bleeding" directed by Christopher Simms (Lamb Of God, As I Lay Dying, Ten Years etc) perfectly captures the bands passion and position on the current war our country is involved in and the administration behind it. Ignite have mastered the art of memorable melodies on "Our Darkest Days" without sacrificing an ounce of intensity, aggression, or heart as you can see in their latest video for "Bleeding" this Saturday June 2nd on Headbanger's Ball!

Ignite also recently played Groezrock Festival in Belgium where thousands of crazed fans went absolutely insane for them. Check out the live video from the set of them playing "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" with Tim McIlrath of Rise Against doing back-up vocals! http://www.movieweb.com/video/V07E46gqtEKMQR

Pushing past the trends and ushering in a whole new age of metal, Sworn Enemy continue to represent New York well having released two extremely popular full lengths and touring the world countless times with bands such as Slipknot, Slayer, Hatebreed, Sepultura, Unearth, Arch Enemy and spent an entire summer on Ozzfest. "All I Have" is directed by Frankie Nasso (Mudvayne, Hatebreed, All That Remains) and comes from their latest album entitled "The Beginning Of The End". The album was praised by Hardcore Ink Magazine saying it is "their best release to date...a near flawless piece of metalcore".

Sworn Enemy are currently recording their new album "Maniacal" with Tim Lambesis (of As I Lay Dying) and Joey Z (of Life Of Agony) that will be in stores late this fall- this is going to be a big year for Sworn Enemy so be sure to check this video out!
Headbanger's Ball blog spot wrote an article about it here-
http://www.headbangersblog.com/page2/

Both videos on top of being aired this weekend on Headbanger's Ball can be viewed on their individual Myspace pages.
http://www.myspace.com/ignitemusic
http://www.myspace.com/swornenemy
 
 
 
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Ignite On Tour With Pennywise And Circle Jerks
October 3, 2006

Ignite is now on the road alongside Pennywise and Circle Jerks, supporting their album 'Our Darkest Days', which was released earlier this year via Abacus Recordings! The tour kicked off last night in Portland, OR.

Ignites video for their single Bleeding will hit music video outlets soon, and can currently be seen on their myspace page.

Ignite w/ Pennywise, Circle Jerks:

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10/3 Vancouver BC - Croation Cultural Centre
10/4 Vancouver BC - The Commodore Ballroom
10/6 Edmonton - Reds
10/7 Calgary AB - Macewan Hall Ballroom
10/8 Saskatoon - The Odeon Events Centre
10/9 Winnipeg MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
10/11 Guelph ON - Club Denim
10/12 Toronto ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/13 Ottawa ON - Surface Nightclub
10/14 Montreal PQ - Metropolis
10/15 Quebec City QC - Theatre Imperial
10/17 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
10/19 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/20 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
10/21 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
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Ignite Post Music Video For "Bleeding" online
July 13, 2006
Ignite have posted the music video for their track "Bleeding" online, you can watch it here. The song comes from the band's album 'Our Darkest Days', which hit stores in May through Abacus Recordings.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1994
HOME TOWN: Orange County, CA
MEMBERS:
Zoli Teglas (vocals)
Brian Balchack (guitar)
Nik Hill (guitar)
Brett Rasmussen (bass)
Craig Anderson (drums)

Orange County's Ignite aren't another punk rock/hardcore band. They don't wear make up. They don't care about image. They aren't a here today, gone tomorrow flash in the pan. They aren't tired scenesters, clinging desperately to the past. So what, you ask, are Ignite? That's easy.

Ignite, who've been making music together for over 10 years, are a successful, international act with a diehard global following. They've got a proven, rabid fanbase that populates over 30 countries, thanks to their Iron Man tour scheduling. People go crazy for Ignite all over Europe, Australia, South America, and in their native US, and that's why the band lives on the road, bringing the fans what they want and what they need.

Ignite are rock band with hardcore roots, a rock band that supports a series of environmentally and socially conscious groups like Doctors Without Borders, Habitat For Humanity, Sea Shepherds, Project Blue Sea, and Earth First. Ignite have donated the proceeds from a series of seven inches, ten inches, and splits to these causes. They've released three albums, A Place Called Home (2000), Past Our Means (1996) and Call On My Brothers (1995), all of which enjoy a place in the hardcore canon. Our Darkest Days is their latest full-length, and first for Abacus Recordings.

Most importantly, Ignite are a rock band whose music isn't just a vehicle to enact change and to educate. Their music is catchy, well-written, and timeless enough to seep into your brain, your blood, and your heart; these songs will stay with you forever. On Our Darkest Days, Ignite push forward with positive momentum, showing off a matured version of the intelligent, socially and politically aware, melodic brand of hardcore that fans have come to expect. But these aren't songs reserved solely for reckless, rebellious youth or the band's diehard fans. The songs that populate Our Darkest Days will stand the test of time you'll listen to them when you've got kids of your own.

On Our Darkest Days, Ignite have progressed beyond their punk/hardcore foundation. Sure, songs like "Bleeding" and "Let It Burn" have so much energy you'd think singer Zoli Teglas, his longtime co-conspirator Brett Rasmussen, and their crew downed several cases of Red Bull before recording Our Darkest Days, but there is a depth and breadth of focused songwriting on this album. Ignite have paid particular attention to melodic detail and once again, the soaring vocals of Teglas take center stage.

"Having [producer] Cameron Webb behind this album from the pre-production steps to the mastering has brought a great new element to Ignite," reveals Teglas. "He's produced great records, like the last Social Distortion and Motorhead records. He made us think outside of the box and helped take our songwriting up a few notches. He pushed us to get more melodic in the songs." He's right. "Bleeding" sets the tone for the album, with its angry, yet melodic pulse. It's also the band's commentary on our country's occupation of Iraq and the government's agenda. "Poverty For All" represents a sonic and songwriting shift for Ignite. The song, which deals with the political strife and Communism that has plagued Teglas's home country of Hungary, is different because "we have never used this fast beat before and it gives us a refreshing new way to play a fast song," says bassist Rasmussen. "Let It Burn" is sure to be a fan fave, with its heavy breakdown, it message about alcohol abuse, and its gang vocal. But it's that thread of potent melodicism that courses through the song's vein and makes it so memorable. You will hum the melodies of most of these songs days after you've listened to em.

But what makes Ignite appeal to rock fans of all ages and creeds is that Our Darkest Day is, according to Rasmussen, "a great blend of hardcore, punk and rock. Zoli's vocals bring a refreshing singing voice to the growling/screaming dominated hard rock music world. The songs have lyrical content that has meaning and melodies that can be heard."

In today's overpopulated rock music scene, standing out and making yourself memorable are essential survival tools. Ignite have mastered the art of memorable melodies on Our Darkest Days without sacrificing an ounce of intensity, aggression, or heart.