JINJER Drops Music Video For New Single 'Mediator'
July 28, 2021
The official music video for "Mediator", the new single from Ukrainian modern metallers JINJER, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Wallflowers", which will arrive on August 27 via Napalm Records.
Commented JINJER: "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 is one of modern metal's hottest and most exciting bands today. The band has become synonymous with doing things its own way and breaking every rule in the heavy metal handbook, which is loudly evident on its highly anticipated fourth studio album and the follow-up to "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 okay to do your own thing."
"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 an upgrade to the progressive groove metal sound that all JINJER fans crave as well as 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 "Macro" left off, only this time with less distraction and more time to focus on songwriting.
"Wallflowers" track listing:
01. Call Me a Symbol 02. Colossus 03. Vortex 04. Disclosure! 05. Copycat 06. Pearls and Swine 07. Sleep of the Righteous 08. Wallflower 09. Dead Hands Feel No Pain 10. As I Boil Ice 11. Mediator
Catch JINJER headlining in North America this fall with support from special guests SUICIDE SILENCE and ALL HAIL THE YETI.
BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).