Brett Rasmussen, bassist for the bands IGNITE and NATIONS AFIRE, began playing bass as a teenager in a high school rock band. Brett’s early influences came primarily from Joy Division and specifically from bassist Peter Hook. “The bass lines from Joy Division songs were quite simple but something about the way Hook played up the neck on the higher strings really grabbed me and definitely shaped my playing and writing from early on.” stated Rasmussen. IGNITE has released seven cds worldwide and has toured in over 45 countries over the past two decades. NATIONS AFIRE, Brett’s newest project, is a four piece band that includes current and former members of some of the most influential punk and hardcore bands from the past decade including Chris Chasse(ex-Rise Against) Nik Hill (Ignite) and Todd Hennig (ex-Death By Stereo). Nations Afire released their debut album in 2012 and continue to tour and record.