Metal giants Jinjer announce new single / video ‘Mediator’, streaming now. ‘Mediator’ is the second single taken from their long-awaited new studio album, “Wallflowers”, out on 27th August via Napalm Records. Watch the video below.
Continuing their unstoppable way to the top, the band has just released their head-splitting second single ‘Mediator’ and a brand-new crushing music video. The second track cut from the new album demonstrates once again that their unique sonic vision combined with visual attitude is more than peerless. Frenetic drumming combined with technically adept, fast firing bass and guitar attacks, merging with the unmatched mix of Tatiana Shmayluk’s clear vocals, pungent rap-like passages and ferocious growling. The track’s high-quality audiovisual bombardment draws the viewer into the spell of the progressive spectacle and constructs the visual antithesis of the postmodern utopia thermalized within the track.
Jinjer state: “With years getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from what we expected it to be. Through the eyes of a kid everything seemed way more colorful, better and optimistic, didn’t it? When did it all turn wrong? When did it all turn so gray? Is this really the world’s fault? Or it is only about us chasing the wrong goals… the wrong careers, ambitions and achievements, rather than embracing one important truth… Rephrasing John Lennon, if one chases something else other than happiness, then they didn’t understand life at all …”
Through their relentless hard work, non-stop international touring and critically acclaimed chart-topping releases gaining them over 250 million cross-platform streams/views – Jinjer are inarguably one of modern metal’s hottest and most exciting bands today. The band have become synonymous with doing things their own way and breaking every rule in the heavy metal handbook, which is loudly evident on their highly anticipated fourth studio album and the successor to the ground-breaking “Macro.”
Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov comments: “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 range 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.”
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.
Along with an impressive new music video, Jinjer just dropped their hypnotizing first single ‘Vortex’. This first taste of the new album features Tatiana Shmayluk’s vocal power entwining with the eclectic, propulsive spiral aura of the track, not only showcasing the four-piece’s tonal diversity, but also proving their individuality once again. The accompanying music video holds up a black mirror to current world events: qualitatively in the absolute top league and featuring an interplay of potent band shots and virtual features, the four-minutes track devours the viewer with destructive energy and on the other hand represents the gloomy, absorbing mood and oppression of an entire period of time.
Jinjer state: “‘Vortex’ is first song we recorded and the first single we played live (at Hellfest From Home 2021). This is a perfectly balanced song in our opinion. A story told through the music and it deserved a video to perfectly match it… The video is a journey, giving the single another layer, another message, as Tatiana sings about the burden of heavy thoughts and how devastating it can be, the video mirrors what the world has sadly become for many of us …”
“Wallflowers” not only presents a methodical and premeditated next step in the band’s already imposing career, but moreover, it mirrors the personal adversities they’ve faced due to the worldwide events over the last year. “Wallflowers” is not only an upgrade to the progressive groove metal sound that all Jinjer fans crave, but also a sonic pressure cooker of technical musicianship, emotional fury and an intense soundtrack befitting the harrowing state of the world today. Hailing from the conflict-ridden Ukrainian region of Donetsk but now calling Kiev their home base, Jinjer truly do not mince words – or riffs – on “Wallflowers”. Their exceptional precision of modern metal paired with tough as nails attitude has earned them a fiercely loyal, rabid fanbase and massive critical acclaim, making Jinjer one of the most talked about bands today and garnering them many sold-out performances across the globe. With nearly all of Jinjer’s releases composed between vans, backstage rooms and constant touring, “Wallflowers” continues where its predecessor Macro left off, only this time with less distraction and more time to focus on songwriting.
1. Call Me a Symbol
6. Pearls and Swine
7. Sleep of the Righteous
9. Dead Hands Feel No Pain
10. As I Boil Ice
“Wallflowers” will be available in the following formats for now, with more exciting versions being added to the Jinjer shop on 22nd June. Check out the pre-orders happening at this location.
- Deluxe Box (Hand-Numbered Box, Limited Shirt (different sizes available), 7″ Black incl. 2 Bonus Tracks, CD Digipak (Sleeve)) – Limited to 1000 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY)
- Righteous Green, Black and White Vinyl (7″ White incl. 2 Bonus Tracks, Signed Picture Offsetpaper 12″ Booklet, Hand-Numbered Gatefold, Alternative Artwork) – Limited to 400 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY)
- White Vortex Vinyl – Limited to 500 Copies (Napalm RoW/EU ONLY)
- 1 LP Gatefold Black
- Colossal Golden Vinyl – Limited to 500 Copies (Napalm NorAm ONLY)
- MC (White) – Limited to 100 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY)
- 1 CD Digipak
- 1 CD Digipak + Shirt Bundle (Napalm Mailorder)
- Digital album