Rock Ignition

Rock Ignition

 Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, DEU
BandRock

This is Rock music, true, devoted and enthusiastic.This is
the journey to the primordial ignition rooted in the Hard
Rock of the 80s. These are strong riffs, catchy melodies and
enthralling refrains- with an ardent female singer wielding a voice we are hard put to compare to anyone else’s.

Biography

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).

Lyrics

Too Tough To Take

Written By: Steinmetz/Shockley


Baby you’re not here minutes seem eternity
Light a cigarette waiting for the phone to ring
And I find myself lost and lonely without you
Let me hear your voice all the tenderness I knew

My train is leaving but I wish to stay
What’s the reason , why are we so far away

Too tough to take and my heart just breaks
Can’t bear with today if there’s no more to say
Put an end to this silence
Help me find my way home
Baby you know this is too tough to take

Crazy memories see your face in front of me
See us running wild that’s what life´s supposed to be
Oh where are you now when I need you desperately
Come and take my hand we’ll escape reality

My train is leaving but I wish to stay
What’s the reason , why are we so far away

Too tough to take and my heart just breaks
Can’t bear with today if there’s no more to say
Put an end to this silence
Help me find my way home
Baby you know this is too tough to take

I Can't Resist

Written By: Steinmetz/Shockley

Verse:
Dark in the night and I still can’t sleep
Counting to hundred doesn’t work for me
All I can think of is that concert that day
His long hair and how he rocked on stage

Bridge:
I’ve had around me so many guys
But none of them give me nothing I want
He’s higher league, he’s simply divine
Sooner or later you gotta be mine

Chorus:
He sweeps me off my feet
There’s nothing I deny
A feeling I can’t resist
He sweeps me off my feet
Must be his look, his eyes
A look that I can’t resist

Verse:
Time doesn’t pass and I don’t know when
Counting the days, will I see him again
That rebel look and the smile in his face
Makes my heart beat and my head insane

Bridge + Chorus +Guit. Solo + Bridge + 2 Chorus

Caught in the Past

Written By: Steinmetz/Shockley

Verse:
Reigns of holiness
Golden treasures call your name
Wars that never end
Mystic places, magic rain

Bridge:
The soldier’s fate appears in dreams
The oracles see destiny
Fascination takes you there
Where legends travel everywhere

Chorus:
Caught in the past
Where time doesn’t pass
Where living is adventure
Finding at last
The gates that you passed
Where dreams are not illusion

Verse:
Through a secret path
Riders travel day and night
Witches cast their spells
Mysteries that you can’t tell

Bridge:
The soldier’s fate appears in dreams
The oracles see destinies
Fascination takes you there
Where legends travel everywhere

Verse:
Flying in the sky
Defeated dragons cry their tears
The courage of the knights
Will wash away every fear

Chorus + Guit. Solo + 2 Chorus

Heartbeat

Written By: Steinmetz/Shockley

Verse:
You hypnotize me, you paralyze me
The fever rising, just realizing
The only thoughts I have about you make me dangerous

Bridge:
Sitting there right in front of me
Want some whiskey what’s it gonna be
You better tell me it’s a yes or a no
I’ll make you dream like never before

Chorus:
One second away from your heartbeat
One second away from your love
One second away fantasizing
Wanna feel your touch on my skin

Verse:
I have the shivers, you give me fever
I think I’m fainting, just here waiting
The only thoughts I have about you make me dangerous

Bridge + Chorus + Guit Solo + Chorus(a capella)+Chorus

Discography

EP "I Can't Resist" 2007

Produced by Rock Ignition and mixed by Dennis Ward

Tracks:
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)