Christian audio is a well-known genre in the Chippewa Valley, as demonstrated by the popular Christian songs pageant, OneFest, which has been held in the area for the past 7 several years. Joel Seidlitz – a Chippewa Falls resident and bassist – is element of that movement, possessing joined Ignescent, a Christian rock band, about 6 months in the past. Now the Chicago-primarily based band is gearing up to launch its initial entire-size album.
Ignescent started in 2018 when vocalist and frontwoman Jennifer Benson desired to bring a much more beneficial concept to her music when also concentrating on her faith. Benson reported the band draws inventive inspiration from other well-liked Christian rock bands such Skillet, Flyleaf, and Evanescence.
“I needed to produce something that was uplifting and some thing that I could use to converse to men and women and inspire them with what ever they’re likely by,” Benson said. “I struggle with anxiety and despair, and I know a great deal of people today do as very well. So I just needed to build a little something to let them know that they’re not on your own and convey that constructive information via our new music.”
Very similar motivations also prompted Seidlitz to audition to be the band’s new bass player. “At this stage of my music profession, I want to go give positivity to persons, and which is what Ignescent is all about,” Seidlitz explained.
The band’s accomplishment has skyrocketed since, with their singles “Resist” (2022) and “Remnant” (2022) reaching No. 3 on Christian Rock Charts, with “Remnant” even breaking the Top rated 50 on the Billboard Rock Charts. These successes coalesced into their the latest signage with Frontiers Tunes Srl, a history label that incorporates artists like Def Leppard, Journey, Toto, and Stryper.
Soon after the achievement of their singles and EPs, Ignescent is preparing to drop its 1st comprehensive album, Struggle in Me, on Nov. 10. The album explores themes of hardships and betrayal and how even by means of people things there is hope. The initial single produced from the album, “Not Right now,” options Kevin Younger from the band Disciple. The tunes online video obtained more than 30k sights in much less than a week on YouTube and involves Younger and Billy Grey from Fozzy. Their future single, “Monster You Made Me,” will be introduced on Oct. 19.
Ignescent will be touring some in the near upcoming, which include a display at 4 Corners (14982 County Freeway S) in Chippewa Falls on Oct. 12. Seidlitz says he is fired up to carry the band to his hometown because all of his good friends will be in the group, many hearing him in Ignescent for the 1st time. The band will also be playing in Minnesota, Illinois, and Tennessee.
Now backed by Frontiers New music Srl and their numerous enthusiasts dubbed the “Igniters,” the band is psyched for its next chapter, aiming to carry on spreading positivity and faith as a result of rock audio.
“I’m just like blown away,” Benson said. “This has been a desire of mine due to the fact I was a tiny lady, so I’m just truly energized and actually grateful.”