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In less than 10 years, the four-piece Progressive Groove metal wrecking 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 labored intensively and honed their sound in practice rooms and local
stages relentlessly, culminating in their now cult first album release INHALE, DON’T BREATHE in
2012. The following year JINJER were nominated and won Best Ukrainian Metal Band. They would be
awarded this prize again a few years later.
While most bands from a country not exactly known for it’s Heavy Metal exports would be content to
enjoy the little recognition received in those first few years, it was clear that JINJER craved more and
were willing to go the extra mile to make this happen. It was this attitude and clear 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 and more importantly under their own terms.
It was this intensity that caught the attention of Napalm Records, who quickly signed JINJER leading
to the release of their critically acclaimed third album KING OF EVERYTHING (2016), as well as the
game changing single and video for PISCES, which gained the band new fans, millions of
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, Philippines, 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 Devil Driver to mention a few.
Somewhere between touring vans, roadside pit stops, backstage rooms, sound checks, hotel rooms, visa
applications, and flights to new tour destinations, JINJER buried themselves in the rehearsal room once
again to compose 5 brand 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 11th 2019 and coinciding with their European Tour start together with Soilwork
and Amorphis, the MICRO EP was received with open arms from fans and critics alike and spawned
instant favorites APE and PERENNIAL, climbed to the top of many industry charts and radio station
lists worldwide and once again showcased the musical depth and songwriting talent of the band, as well
as Tatiana’s amazing vocal range.
TO BE CONTINUED.
Tatiana Shmailyuk – vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov – guitars
Eugene Abdukhanov – bass
Vladislav Ulasevish – drums