Ukrainian metal band IGNEA will be going on a benefit tour throughout Ukraine, including the cities that are on the front line protecting their country. Following their latest album "Dreams of Lands Unseen", the band is set to take to the stage as support band for "Fear Factory" on their European tour.
The experimental live video "Daleki Obriyi" (Далекі Обрії'), sung in Ukrainian, was filmed at the "Faine Misto" festival (Ukraine), attended by around 15,000 people over 3 days, during the war to raise funds for children.
To cheer up their fans, IGNEA have released a live experience video for their song "Daleki Obriyi" (Далекі Обрії'), sung in their mother tongue. It was filmed at the Faine Misto festival in Ukraine - the biggest festival to take place in the country since the start of the war - with around 15,000 visitors over three days. At the event, funds were raised for Ukraine's needs.
Winners of The Best Ukrainian Metal Act awards (including "Best Ukrainian Metal Act 2020") and having earned many millions of streams on Spotify with fan favourites such as "Alga", "Leviathan" and "Jinnslammer", IGNEA have already earned their status as a must-see band. The captivating concept album, "Dreams of Lands Unseen", was released last April on Napalm Records and, given the current circumstances of the war, the album exceeded all expectations - inviting the listener to follow them into new worlds!
Vocalist Helle Bohdanova comments:
“Soon, it’s going to be two years of the full-scale war of Russia against Ukraine. We’re losing the bravest people who are freeing our territories and who also make it possible for such events as the Faine Misto festival to happen.
This one performance has charged us for months to come. It was the first music event of such a scale in Ukraine since February 2022. And it wasn’t happening just for fun — as it was a charity festival raising funds for the needs of Ukraine through ticket sales and auctions, and even workshops on tactical medicine, and mine and explosive hazard management.
We feel that this is much more powerful than some usual official video, especially for our song in Ukrainian language. Here, you can see Ukrainian metalheads living their moment. Any next minute, there can be an air raid siren, any next minute can be the last one. And we hope that you can feel this energy, like we felt it from the stage."
Charity Tour in Ukraine 30.09.23 UA - Kharkiv / LF Club 01.10.23 UA - Dnipro / Makhno 07.10.23 UA - Kyiv / Bel'Etage 13.10.23 UA - Rivne / Stahlberg 14.10.23 UA - Ternopil / Na Poshti 15.10.23 UA -Lviv / Kotelnia Ruїn Bar
EU Tour as Support for Fear Factory
27.10.23 UK - Nottingham / Rock City 28.10.23 UK - Wolverhampton / KK's Steel Mill 29.10.23 UK - Glasgow / The Garage 30.10.23 UK - Belfast / Limelight 31.10.23 IE - Dublin / The Academy 02.11.23 UK - Manchester / Academy 2 03.11.23 UK - London / Electric Ballroom 04.11.23 UK - Bristol / SWX 06.11.23 FR - Lille / Le Splendid 07.11.23 FR - Paris / L'Élysée Montmartre 08.11.23 FR - Clermont-Ferrand / La Cooperative 09.11.23 FR - Toulouse / Metronum 10.11.23 ES - Barcelona / Razzmarazz 2 11.11.23 ES - Madrid / La Sala 12.11.23 PT - Lisboa / LAV 14.11.23 FR - Bordeaux / Le Rocher Palmer 15.11.23 FR - Grenoble / L'Ilyade 16.11.23 IT - Milano / Santeria Toscana 31 17.11.23 CH - Lausanne / Les Docks 18.11.23 CH - Zürich / Dynamo 19.11.23 IT - Treviso / New Age Club 21.11.23 AT - Graz / PPC 22.11.23 HU - Budapest / Barba Negra 23.11.23 AT - Wien / Simm City 24.11.23 DE - München / Backstage Halle 25.11.23 DE - Frankfurt / Batshkapp 26.11.23 FR - Strasbourg / La Laiterie 28.11.23 DE - Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn 29.11.23 LU - Esch-Sur-Alzette / Rockhal 30.11.23 BE - Antwerpen / Trix 01.12.23 NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg 02.12.23 DE - Köln / Live Music Hall 03.12.23 DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater 05.12.23 CZ - Praha / Meetfactory 06.12.23 PL - Warszawa / Proxima 07.12.23 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle 09.12.23 DK - København / Pumpehuset 10.12.23 SE - Göteborg / Valand 11.12.23 NO - Oslo / Vulkan Arena 12.12.23 SE - Stockholm / Fryshuset Klubben 14.12.23 FI - Tampere / Olympia-Kortteli 15.12.23 EE - Tallinn / Helitehas 16.12.23 FI - Helsinki / Tavastia
The 10-track concept album, "Dreams of Lands Unseen", reflects the life of Ukrainian photographer and documentarian Sofia Yablonska, known for traveling to very distant corners of the world while documenting the lives of tribes and natives, which was especially dangerous and uncommon for a woman of her time. Sonically, IGNEA creates a captivating masterpiece which resembles, thanks in part to diverse genre-influences, an epic soundtrack-like experience. Producing, mixing and mastering was helmed by Max Morton (Jinjer, Morton) whilst Dmitry Kim managed engineering and drum production. The track “Daleki Obriyi” is only one of two songs on the album sung in Ukrainian language, honoring their home country and mother tongue. Implying distant horizons, the album’s subject, Sofia, is now far away from modern human civilization. Brutal death metal rhythms and shouts crash together with catchy synth passages, representing the beauty of the islands. Ready to move on, Sofia sails to the next country - spending so much time on the water, it becomes her “Incurable Disease”. Carried away by the gleeful synth-sounds of the sea and turbulent, pounding waves, it creates an extraordinary voyage. Songs like “The Golden Shell” and “Opiumist” - the latter featuring Finnish vocalist Tuomas Saukkonen of Wolfheart - are an ode to Yablonska’s experiences she gathered in Chinese culture. Cheery eastern melodies and brutal growls create the atmosphere of a heavy trip. On “Nomad’s Luck”, restless guitar riffs mixed with powerful deep shouts create an ominous sound - a symbol of the constant questioning of one’s lifetime.
Dreams of Lands Unseen Tracklist:
To No One I Owe
The Golden Shell
Opiumist feat. Tuomas Saukkonen (Black Sun Aeon)