Ignite is a melodic hardcore band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1993, their commercial breakthrough album came on May 30, 2000, on TVT Records, and was called A Place Called Home. Prior to this release they were well regarded among hardcore fans, thanks in part to constant touring and having visited over 40 countries. Much of their music is socially and politically aware. Ignite actively support, and have given proceeds to organisations such as Earth First, Doctors Without Borders, Sea Shepherd, and Pacific Wildlife; their lyrics have explored themes of environmental concerns, vegetarianism and the legacy of Soviet communism in Eastern Europe.