Ignite is a hardcore/punk rock band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1993, their commercial breakthrough album came in May 30, 2000, on TVT Records, and was called A Place Called Home. Prior to this release they were well-regarded among hardcore fans, thanks in part to constant touring and having visited over 30 countries.
On July 20, 2005, a deal was announced with Abacus Recordings, a subsidiary label of Century Media Records; the band's album Our Darkest Days was released on the label in May 2006.
Much of their music is socially and politically aware. Ignite actively supports, and has given proceeds to, organizations such as Earth First, Doctors Without Borders, Sea Shepherd, and Pacific Wildlife. Lead singer Zoli Téglás has taken account of such issues as environmental concerns and vegetarianism—common topics found on A Place Called Home. The legacy of Communism in Eastern Europe is another recurring theme, in part because of Teglas's Hungarian background. (On a hidden track at the end of A Place Called Home, Teglas sings a version of the title track in Hungarian.)
On April 20, 2008 they gathered footage for an upcoming live DVD of their show in Leipzig, Germany.
- Zoli Téglás – vocals
- Brian Balchack – guitar
- Nik Hill – guitar
- Brett Rasmussen – bass
- Craig Anderson – drums
- Casey Jones
- Joe Foster
- Joe Nelson
- Randy Johnson
- Kevin Kilkenny
- Scarred For Life (1994) Lost & Found Records
- In My Time EP (1995) Lost & Found Records
- Family (1995) Lost & Found Records
- same recordings as Call On My Brothers
- Call On My Brothers (1995) Conversion Records
- Ignite / Good Riddance split (1996)
- Straight Ahead (1996) Rovers Records
- contains In My Time, first five tracks from Scarred For Life, plus one extra
- Past Our Means EP (1996) Revelation Records
- Ignite / X-Acto split (1997) Ataque Sonoro Records
- contains first four from In My Time, plus Ash Return demo
- A Place Called Home (2000) TVT Records
- Our Darkest Days (2006) Abacus Recordings (USA), Century Media Records (Europe)
- In 2007, Century Media Records released a special tour edition in Europe. The tour edition includes two extra tracks (Last time and the demo version of Bleeding) and also contains the video of Bleeding. The tour edition has a different artwork and it was avilable for a fan-friendly price at the band's European tour.