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JINJER, The Band That’s All Heart

JINJER is giving back in the face of adversity while a country in turmoil struggles to rebuild against all odds.

Jinger are a Ukrainian 4-piece progressive metal band with strong hardcore and groove metal origins. They originate from Donetsk. They formed in 2008 and quickly rose in popularity. Jinjer is singer Tatiana Shmailyuk, guitarist Roman Ibramkhalilov, bassist Eugene Abdukhanov and drummer Vladislav Ulasevich. They are labelled under Napalm Records.

The band has generously given back to help a music school which in turn helps to rebuild hopes, dreams and a community amidst tragedy which is no small feat.

A portion of the funds raised through their donation merch campaign is going to aid the Kharkiv Professional Music College named after famous Ukrainian composer Lyatoshynskyi and founded 139 years ago. The college was sadly bombed and many instruments were destroyed. JINJER generously gave back to a cause they strongly believe in to help the school get new instruments and gear needed to continue their studies.

JINJER vocalist Tatiana Shmailyuk had this to say in an interview with Louder Sound: It is a great honor to represent my country. “We are very thankful to our Ministry Of Culture for the Ukraine who gave us this opportunity to do what we love to do, and play all the festivals we have announced. We’re using every festival to raise funds and spread awareness about the real war that is happening in the 21st century, which is crazy. It’s hard to believe, but this is the harsh reality. It’s heartbreaking, but at the same time we are also full of hope that soon it is all going be over. We are spreading positivity and hope, and we are dreaming about peace. I hope that no other European or world country ever experiences the same as the Ukraine.”

The band recently shared the stage with Lamb of God and is headed to Latin America. They had this to say on their Facebook page:

Not only was it great to finally share the stage with Lamb of God, but also getting to hang out with Mr. Blythe himself. Thanks for the great summer Europe! Next stop: LATIN AMERICA!

Photo: Anna Kapranova

Wallflowers, JINJERS studio album, released last summer is arguably the bands best work to date full of heavy, angry songs. Dont let the title fool you, this is anything but an obligatory wallflower type of album. Check out the track listing, album art and video below.

Wallflowers tracklist:

1. Call Me a Symbol
2. Colossus
3. Vortex
4. Disclosure!
5. Copycat
6. Pearls and Swine
7. Sleep of the Righteous
8. Wallflower
9. Dead Hands Feel No Pain
10. As I Boil Ice
11. Mediator

Jinjer 2022 U.S. Tour Dates

Oct 31 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues^
Nov 01 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades^
Nov 03 – Denver, CO – Fillmore^
Nov 05 – Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore Minneapolis^
Nov 07 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues^
Nov 09 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant^
Nov 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live^
Nov 11 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall^
Nov 13 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues^
Nov 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s^
Nov 15 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom^
Nov 17 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore^
Nov 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian^
Nov 20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues^
Nov 21 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom^
Nov 23 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore^
Dec 07 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore*
Dec 08 – Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall*
Dec 10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*
Dec 11 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Hall*
Dec 13 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Live*
Dec 14 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues*
Dec 16 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater*
Dec 17 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
Dec 18 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues*
Dec 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren*
Dec 21 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues*
Dec 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern*

EU / UK Tour 2023 w/ Bullet For My Valentine & Atreyu
Jan 29 – COLOGNE (DE) Palladium
Jan 31 – PARIS (FR) L’Olympia
Feb 01 – TILBURG (NL) O13
Feb 03 – WARSAW (PL) Stodola
Feb 04 – HAMBURG (DE) Sporthalle
Feb 05 – BERLIN (DE) Verti Music Hall
Feb 07 – PRAGUE (CZ) Forum Karlin
Feb 08 – MUNICH (DE) Zenith
Feb 10 – BUDAPEST (HU) Barba Negra
Feb 11 – ZAGREB (HR) Bocarski Dom
Feb 13 – ZURICH (CH) The Hall
Feb 14 – MILAN (IT) Alcatraz
Feb 16 – BARCELONA (ES) Razzmatazz
Feb 17 – MADRID (ES) La Riviera
Feb 18 – LISBON (PT) Sala Tejo
Feb 21 – TOULOUSE (FR) Bikini
Feb 22 – ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE (LU) Rockhal
Feb 23 – OFFENBACH (DE) Stadthalle
Feb 26 – BRUSSELS (BE) Ancienne Belgique
Feb 27 – CAMBRIDGE (UK) Corn Exchange
Feb 28 – BRISTOL (UK) O2 Academy
Mar 01 – LIVERPOOL (UK) Mountford Hall
Mar 03 – NEWCASTLE (UK) O2 City Hall
Mar 04 – GLASGOW (UK) Barrowland
Mar 06 – LEEDS (UK) O2 Academy
Mar 07 – BIRMINGHAM (UK) O2 Academy
Mar 08 – SOUTHAMPTON (UK) O2 Guildhall
Mar 10 – SWANSEA (UK) Arena
Mar 11 – LONDON (UK) Roundhouse

By Metal Lair

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