Jinjer: Watch Creepy Video for Ukrainian Act’s New Song “Judgement (& Punishment)”

Text: Kelsey Chapstick

Ukrainian rising stars Jinjer have been teasing a new full-length for quite some time since the release of their EP Micro earlier this year. Now with the lead single “Judgement (& Punishment)” from its appropriately titled follow-up Macro, the metalcore masters show they aren’t afraid to cross musical boundaries to infuse their sound with an eclectic set of influences.

Staring off with a distinct reggae flavor, the track builds quickly into an all-out decimator to match the mood of the witchy video. Singer Tatiana Shmaylyuk stars as the vengeful priestess, a role she energetically occupies on the screen and the stage with equal measure. Her command of the crowd in a live setting translates well into this cinematic foray and expertly matches the tone and movement of the explosive track.

“Going from small things to bigger ones is the natural order of things,” the band explains in a joint statement, “and we’ve paved a path from Micro to Macro, carrying the weight of feelings, emotions and experience.” Calling this a “monumental point” in their history as a band, they also exclaim they are “proud of every single note sung and played” on this new album.

Macro is out October 25 via Napalm Records. Pre-order a copy here. And catch the group on their upcoming North American tour (see dates below).

Macro tracklist:

1. On the Top
2. Pit of Consciousness
3. Judgement (& Punishment)
4. Retrospection
5. Pausing Death
6. Noah
7. Home Back
8. The Prophecy
9. lainnereP

Jinjer North American tour dates:
9/7: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/8: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
9/11: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
9/13: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
9/15: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
9/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
9/19: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
9/20: Dallas, TX @ GMBQ
9/21: San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest*
9/24: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
9/25: West Palm Beach, FL @ Respestable Street
9/26: Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
9/27: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/28: Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
9/29: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
10/1: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Vounge
10/2: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/4: New Bedford, MA @ The Vault @ Greasy Luck
10/5: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
10/6: Montreal, QC @ Astral
10/8: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/9: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/10: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/11: Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
10/12: Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Theater
10/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
10/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
10/16: Angola, IN @ The Eclectic Room
10/18: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
10/19: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache @ Interection
10/22: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/23: Belvedere, IL @ Apollo Theater
10/24: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
10/25: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood Smokehouse
10/26: Racine, WI @ Route 20
10/29: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
10/30: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
10/31: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
11/1: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/2: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater