IGNITOR - The Spider Queen

Heavy Artillery Records present the new studio album from Austin, TX heavy metal stalwarts IGNITOR featuring legendary frontman Jason McMaster (Watchtower, Dangerous Toys). This epic album will hit store shelves across North American on October 13th, 2009.
Forged in Austin, Texas during 2003 featuring Stuart Laurence on lead guitar (Agony Column), Brendon Bigelow on bass (Death of Millions), Beverly Barrington on guitar (T.A.N.G.), Erika Swinnich on vocals (Autumn Tears) and Pat Doyle on drums (The Offenders,) Ignitor began turning heads in several countries after releasing their debut 6-song EP “Take to the Sky” to rave reviews in 2004, with Germany’s Rock Hard magazine naming it Demo of the Month. The band made its European debut at the Keep it True Festival in Germany in November 2005, where they stunned the crowd and were named Best Newcomer by Mario’s Metal Mania magazine. In 2006 guitarist Beverly was replaced by shredder Annah Moore, and the band released the album “Road of Bones” (Cruz del Sur) in September 2007 to more rave reviews.

In late 2007, shortly after the release of the band’s critically acclaimed debut full-length album, Ignitor suffered a series of setbacks when both frontwoman Erika and guitarist Annah were forced to leave the band for personal reasons. It was then clear that the band needed to reclaim the spark that initally ignited it. Founding member Beverly was asked to rejoin the band and in October 2008, some 13 months after Erika’s departure, the band scored a tour de force by recruiting legendary metal frontman Jason McMaster (Watchtower, Dangerous Toys) as lead vocalist. After a few months getting the new line-up acquainted musically, the band began recording its 2nd full-length album, “The Spider Queen”. Bolstered by the strength of the new line-up and at an all time creative peak, Ignitor had risen from the ashes to find themselves an even more formidable force than ever before. True heavy metal is their game and “The Spider Queen”, a concept album of pure epic metal, will not disappoint fans of such luminous work as Iron Maiden’s 'powerslave' or Queensryche's 'operation mindcrime'.

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