Rock Ignition
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Rock Ignition

Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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"Rock Ignition "I Can't Resist" Review"

Germany has produced many great melodic hardrock/AOR bands in the past that I’ve been weak for. So now and then it comes up new interesting bands and so is the case with Rock Ignition.
This is a female fronted melodic hardrock/tougher AOR band from Germany that has released a 5-track CD filled with good stuff. This is more guitaroriented MHR/AOR in the same vein as Lee Aaron, Lita Ford and a rockier version of Vixen and Saraya.

The sound of the album is really good and it’s been mixed by Dennis Ward(Pink Cream 69) who’s been behind many great albums lately and the sound is crystal clear. Heather Shockley has a great rocking voice with lots of melody in it and gives the songs a push, I love it. The 5-tracks are all very good but I miss one thing with this album and that’s the keyboards that would have spiced up this album little more, but you don’t get everything you ask for.
Anyway this albums rocks really good and if your into quality MHR/AOR then give these German rockers a chance. Check out Caught In The Past that is a strong mid-tempo song with nice melodies and a strong chorus. The acoustic ballad Too Tough To Take is brilliant with nice harmonies and reminds of Vixen and Saraya at their best. I Can’t Resist is a damn fine rocker with strong riffs and strong hooklines. This is good stuff that Rock Ignition delivers
- Melodic Net

"Rock Ignition Demo CD Review"

Okay, please sit down and have a good listen to this CD. This is a five song MCD, which has got a lot of potential. The band Rock Ignition consists of Oliver May on guitar, Jürgen Steinmetz (ex-Headstone Epitaph, ex-Silent Force) on bass, Christian Sommer on drums and frontlady Heather Shockley on vocals. And this Heather Shockley is a natural born talent. She was the frontlady of a band called 900 SEC and played in musicals such as "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "We Will Rock You". More recently, she was also well-known for her backing vocals with Kamelot. This MCD contains five songs, worthy of a bit over fifteen minutes of melodic hair metal with references to bands such as Whitesnake, Vixen, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi and Skid Row. "I Can’t Resist" could easily be a Whitesnake song with a Bon Jovi refrain. It’s a nice uptempo song with very powerful vocals and a good guitarsolo. You know the drill. While "Heartbeat" has got a more Pat Benatar feel to it and a nice explosive guitar eruption, that lifts this catchy song up to a much higher level. This music has got plenty of balls! I really had a great time listening to these five songs, that other magazies will probably slam down as old fashioned hard rock. On the CD, we also hear some guest musicians like Marc Gerwing on drums, Guido van den Brink on guitar, and the additional guitars were performed by Dennis Hormes (ex-T.M. Stevens), Dirk Böhmer (ex-Jaded Heart) and Bas Maas (After Forever). "Caught In The Past" could refer to the music, but it doesn’t. Yeah I know, this would really sound perfect in the eighties, but that’s the reason why I like it so much. The eighties is just my thing and when I listen to "Too Tough To Take", I can only think about Lita Ford here. The way Heather sings the first phrase, my mind immediately makes a connection with the past. If today’s music is able to do that, it is performed very well, I can assure you that much. And Rock Ignition made a nice trip to the days of hair metal with these five songs. The MCD closes with "Your Truth", which is another song I can’t resist. These are the bands, that keep me going in 2008. And if you also like to relive these magical eighties, then you should definitely lend an ear to this marvellous release. Website:

9 / 10 - Sonic Cathedral


EP "I Can't Resist" 2007

Produced by Rock Ignition and mixed by Dennis Ward

1. I Can't Resist 3:14 (Steinmetz/Shockley)
2. Heartbeat 3:13 (Steinmetz/Shockley)
3. Caught in the Past 3:26 (Steinmetz/Shockley)
4. Too Tough To Take 4:19 (Steinmetz/Shockley)
5. Your Truth 3:38 (Steinmetz/Shockley)

Line Up:

Heather Shockley (vocals), Jürgen Steinmetz (bass), Guido van den Brink (guitars), Marc Gerwing (drums)

Guest musicians:

Bas Maas (After Forever), Dirk Bohmer (ex-Jaded Heart), Dennis Hormes (ex-TM Stevens, Marc Terenzi)



Rock Ignition is a hard rock band from Germany founded by professional dancer and ex-Kamelot background vocalist Heather Shockley and Silent Force/Sons of Seasons/Headstone Epitaph bassist Jürgen Steinmetz in 2006. In 2007 they signed a distribution deal with Rock Inc.(Netherlands)and released their debut EP, "I Can't Resist". The band is influenced by hard rock bands from the 1980s like Skid Row, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, and Vixen.

Rock Ignition has shared the stage with bands like Uriah Heep, Jon Oliva's Pain, Axxis, Vanden Plas, At Vance, Elvenking, Adam Bomb, Sons of Seasons, headlined the AguiRock Festival 2008 in Tarragona (Spain) and opened the IV German Metal Meeting in Kerkrade (Netherlands).