Ukrainian melodic favourites, Ignea bring the cinematic sands of time and space into our gaze with their latest single – “Dunes“! With fan-favourites like “Alga” and “Jinnslammer” garnering millions of Spotify streams, the five-piece metal force is prepared to unveil their next creation as Dreams of Lands Unseen, their mesmerizing new concept album set to drop April 28th, 2023 via Napalm Records.

Ignea take their storytelling skills to the next level with “Dunes“, taking us across the spanning Sahara as eastern chimes perfectly meld with their heavy, melodic sound. The concept behind this creation was to bring the Carpathian Mountains to swirl with the Sahara Desert where eastern inspirations meet the music of traditional Ukrainian melodies and language, offering a homage to Yablonska’s roots and journeys. Vocalist Helle Bohdanova energizes the track with vicious screams that perfectly contrast the light tone and dreamy atmosphere. Having taken the win as Best Ukrainian Metal Act of 2020 at the Best Ukrainian Metal Act Awards, Ignea have not only seen the rise in attention to their presence but, the quickly rising fanbase as well. With Dreams of Lands Unseen debuting cinematic soundscapes and essence, there’s no denying that this band will take listeners above and beyond.

Vocalist Helle Bohdanova about “Dunes”:

“We continue telling the story of the amazing Ukrainian travel writer and photographer Sofia Yablonska who lived in the XX century. “Dunes” is inspired by her adventure to the Sahara Desert.
On this dangerous journey, Sofia’s driver fainted from the intense heat, so she had to take charge of driving and also fix the overheated engine herself. Their troubles didn’t end there, as they also had to escape from hostile locals who tried to shoot them.
Our song describes how Sofia saw a mirage, so common in the desert. In our version, instead of imagining palm trees and an oasis, she saw the chilly Carpathian mountains with pine trees and rainfalls…”

Dreams of Lands Unseen Tracklist:

1. Nomad’s Luck
2. Téoura
3. Dunes
4. Camera Obscura
5. Далекі Обрії
6. To No One I Owe
7. Incurable Disease
8. The Golden Shell
9. Opiumist feat. Tuomas Saukkonen
10. Zénith

You can pre-order your own copy of Ignea‘s upcoming album Dreams of Lands Unseen via the direct album link. You can also stay up-to-date on the band including news, behind the scenes, and more by following their socials like Facebook and Instagram.