JINJER is, without doubt, the hardest working band in the metal scene: now, shortly before the release of their long-awaited and critically acclaimed studio record, “Wallflowers” – out this Friday via Napalm Records – everybody is talking about them. Since announcing the album, the band has graced numerous renowned international magazine covers, booked the biggest stories, sold out countless tour dates, and their first two new singles, “Vortex” and “Mediator,” both cracked the multi-million stream mark in no time.
With their new track, “Wallflower,” JINJER proves once again that they can’t be pigeonholed by offering a surprisingly tranquil delve into their multi-faceted sound. The title track not only underlines highly talented vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk‘s clean and equally bold vocal power but also supports her convincing, forceful growls and adds a persuasive character of wrath, overwhelming heaviness, and pure abrasiveness. The accompanying high-quality music video displays the band’s cinematic and audiovisual strength and their ability for impressive metaphors and immediately causes goosebumps at the same time: socio-critical and precise, JINJER has reached a new level – lyrically and musically.
JINJER on the new single/video:
“As the director, Basil Pereverzev told us ‘Never give up and act in due course with the forces of the reality you have chosen for yourself’ … Wallflower is one of a kind. This is a song we have lived through time and time again. Every single note, every percussion hit, every word Tatiana sings is well-thought through and shines. And the story which rolls out in the video is the best compliment to this song. Definitely, the most multilayered work we have delivered sonically and visually. We hope that our fans can also relate the video and take something meaningful from it as well.”
Already regarded as one of the most anticipated metal albums of the year, with “Wallflowers,“ JINJER once again prove their exceptional knack for mixing groove, prog, alternative and experimental influences to create a sound unlike anything that has ever come before it.
Eugene on the new album:
“Growing creatively has always been a major goal for us. The day JINJER stops reaching for new musical horizons will be our last day as a band. We could have churned out what our peers expected us to do, or produce ‘Pisces’ clones without end, but we’ve never done that and we never will. Instead, we wrote an album whose level of emotions ranges from the fiercest aggression we’ve ever had to the most intricate melodies and melancholic vibes you could ever get from our music. We decided to rip apart all possible stylistic boundaries without regard to financial success or competing with our previous albums. “Wallflowers” is a different kind of album musically and visually. It’s about our identity as a band, as individuals and a clear statement that we are different from most artists… and that it is OK to do your own thing.”
Tatiana Shmayluk – Vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov – Guitars
Eugene Abdukhanov – Bass
Vlad Ulasevich – Drums