Forged in 2003, IGNITOR began turning heads in several countries after releasing a 6-song EP TAKE TO THE SKY to rave reviews in 2004, when Germany’s Rock Hard magazine named it "Demo of the Month." IGNITOR made their European debut at the Keep it True Festival in Germany in November 2005, where they stunned the crowd and were named "Best KIT Newcomer" by Mario’s Metal Mania magazine. The band have released four CDs and an album of classic thrash and metal covers available in digital format only and has completed a brand new album ready for release in 2017. After some personnel changes over the years, the band have coalesced into the most solid lineup to date, with Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys) on vocals, Stuart Laurence (Agony Column) on lead guitar, Robert Williams (Witches Mark) on rhythm guitar, Billy Dansfiel (Agony Column) on bass, and Pat Doyle (Offenders) on drums. The band currently lives in Austin, Texas.
The place Jason McMaster holds in IGNITOR is a very important one. Filling the shoes of the original singer, Erika, would have been a daunting task for most, but McMaster's command of metal forged new paths for IGNITOR. He created a realm of evil and raging rivers of blood on his first collaboration, The Spider Queen - classic tales, told and twisted by McMaster's serated-egded voice, like axes grinding upon the microphone. Bold, beautiful, and dramatic heavy metal vocals for IGNITORs new wave of material, like Udo and Halford thrown into a blender of razor blades. A fresh but familiar taste from the chalice of metal, McMaster continues his onslaught with an even heavier sound for the next album, Year of the Metal Tiger, and ramps it up further with the ultimate metal tribute, Mix Tape '85!