Originally, IGNEA was formed in early 2011 under the Parallax title, as the first Ukrainian band to play oriental metal. After active rehearsals in summer 2012, the band started working on the debut EP titled Sputnik. Its concept is based on space topics, in particular on Mars and first ever human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik-1, as well as John Carter movie and Pioneer One series.

February, 2013, the band entered Morton Studio to start recording Sputnik. Apart from engineering and producing, Max Morton has greatly contributed to Parallax debut EP, acting as session guitarist and singing backing vocals in 'Planet War' song. The EP "Sputnik" was released on June 15th, 2013.

November 2nd, Parallax performed at its first gig within Halloween Horror Night fest (Bingo club, Kiev, Ukraine).

May 1st, 2014, Parallax released "Petrichor", a joint single with Yossi Sassi, ex-guitarist of Orphaned Land band.

Autumn, 2015, the band changes its name to IGNEA and releases the debut video for "Alga" track.

General Info

Band Members
Helle Bogdanova – Vocals, Evgeny Zhytnyuk – Keyboards, Xander Kamyshin – Bass, Max Khmelevsky – Guitar
Artist Name
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Active Since
Metal / Progressive Metal / Oriental Metal

Contact Info

Kyiv, UA
Helle Bogdanova

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