Final Stage is a classic/power metal band from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. With three albums, nearly one-hundred shows and much critical acclaim from the around the world, the band remains dedicated to crafting catchy and hard-hitting melodic heavy metal. The roots for what would become Final Stage were laid in 2004 under the name Ignite, playing cover songs from bands including Accept, Skid Row, Metallica, and Judas Priest. Under this line-up the band performed across the county for over a year. The band eventually split up, with the drummer and lead guitarist leaving to pursue other interests.