In a brand new interview with MoreCore.TV carried out at this weekend’s Rock Am Ring competition in Nürburgring, Germany, bassist Eugene Abdukhanov of Ukrainian fashionable metallers JINJER spoke concerning the progress of the songwriting classes for the follow-up to the band’s 2021 album “Wallflowers”. He mentioned (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Plenty of new music has been written. Demos [have] been recorded.
“I feel we’re ready for a second, level the place we simply say, ‘Okay, let’s begin,’ after which we go to the studio and file the brand new file, the brand new album,” he defined. “I feel that music-wise, material-wise, we’re at eighty p.c of the brand new album.”
Requested concerning the musical path of the brand new JINJER materials, Eugene mentioned: “There at all times will likely be one thing that has by no means been [there] earlier than. In any other case there isn’t any have to make new music.
“It’s arduous to say now what precisely it is gonna be,” he continued. “And to some extent, I simply do not need to make new spoilers. However it’s gonna be undoubtedly totally different from the earlier album, for certain.
“On the ‘Wallflowers’ album, I feel we went even [in the] doom metallic path, to some extent, as a result of there are some very gradual and really moody components,” he added. “On the brand new file, to some extent, in a roundabout way, it is going the opposite manner — perhaps loss of life metallic path, one thing like this. One thing actually highly effective, once more groovy and one thing that simply hits you, punches you straight to the face.”
JINJER performed its first reside present since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on June 10, 2022 ultimately 12 months’s version of the Greenfield Competition, which was held in Interlaken, Switzerland. The live performance happened simply days after it was introduced that JINJER had been given permission from authorities to go away their war-torn nation and tour Europe as ambassadors of the nation.
JINJER frontwoman Tatiana Shmayluk instructed Bloodstock TV ultimately 12 months’s Bloodstock Open Air competition that the battle in Ukraine hadn’t served as a strong surge of cathartic inspiration for any of the band’s new music: “Not likely,” she mentioned. “I do not know why. Actually, I’ve written some battle songs manner earlier than JINJER, to start with, and manner earlier than battle even began in Ukraine. And I do not understand how, nevertheless it’s simple for me to jot down about battle when it isn’t occurring round me. However when it began, I used to be completely devastated and paralyzed creatively. I can’t write about that. I nonetheless can’t course of that. I feel it is such an amazing trauma that it takes years and years to course of, not just for me however principally for the residents of Ukraine, for the victims. I actually assume that it isn’t my time to jot down one other battle tune proper now.”
However Eugene clarified: “Really, we have by no means had battle songs. We have by no means written something which is militaristic or something like that… We have now plenty of songs in our discography that are peacemaking songs, songs which name for peace, and calling them battle songs is usually a bit deceptive as a result of it could simply make individuals assume in another way of what they are surely, to be trustworthy.
“Tatiana says that, properly, she hasn’t written any lyrics however now we have written plenty of compositions musically in these circumstances for the reason that battle began. So undoubtedly there’s a inventive reflection of the occasions already,” he revealed.
This summer season, JINJER will return to America because the assist act for DISTURBED on the latter band’s 2023 headline “Take Again Your Life” tour. Extra assist will come from BREAKING BENJAMIN.
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