Ukrainian progressive groove metallers Jinjer have locked in March 2020 for their Australian live debut.
With their new album “MACRO” dropping next month, Melbourne, Sydney And Brisbane get ready.
In fewer than 10 years, the four-piece machine known as JINJER have carved their very own place in the heavy metal landscape and are poised to go even further in 2019 and beyond.
Hailing from Donetsk, this Ukrainian musical oddity formed in 2009 but consider the official start of the band with the addition of the incredible vocalist and femme fatale, Tatiana Shmailyuk, in 2010.
The band laboured intensively and honed their sound in practice rooms and local stages relentlessly, culminating in their first album release “INHALE, DON’T BREATHE” in 2012.
While most bands from a country not exactly known for its heavy metal exports would be content to enjoy the little recognition received in those first few years, it was clear that JINJER craved more.
It was this vision that pushed the band to quickly write and release their second album “CLOUD FACTORY” (2014), and venture into the international touring market for the first time – booking their own shows and building their reputation face-to-face, fan-to-fan.
It was this intensity that caught the attention of NAPALM RECORDS, who quickly signed JINJER leading to the release of their third album “KING OF EVERYTHING” (2016), as well as the game-changing single and video for “PISCES”, which gained the band new fans, over 20 million views/streams and countless reaction videos on YouTube.
“KING OF EVERYTHING” showcased the musical prowess and growth of the entire band while opening the floodgates to a bigger international touring circuit, which JINJER gladly took advantage of.
By the end of nearly two years of non-stop touring in Europe, JINJER added new territories such as Israel, Phillipines, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, America, Canada and most of Latin America, while sharing the festival stages and touring with the likes of Arch Enemy, Cradle of Filth and DevilDriver, to mention a few.
Somewhere between touring vans, roadside pit stops, backstage rooms, sound checks, hotel rooms, VISA applications and flights to tour destinations, JINJER buried themselves in the rehearsal room once again to compose five new tracks for what would become the “MICRO” EP – written not only for the fans but for themselves, as they needed something new to keep their sanity on the road.
Released on January 11 2019 and coinciding with the start of their European tour, together with Soilwork and Amorphis, the “MICRO” EP was received with open arms from fans and critics alike.
Limited early bird pre-sale GA and VIP meet & greet tickets on sale September 19 at 10am AEST here.
General public tickets on sale Monday, September 23 at 10am AEST here.