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JINJER Releases Official Music Video for "Retrospection" | North American Tour Begins April 23

After an incredibly successful 2019 that saw the band tour North America as well as Europe (the latter even twice) and release their worldwide charting new album, Macro, Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER return with the official music video for their standout track, "Retrospection" - a song that touches the sensitive subject of family.

The band emotionally states: ""Retrospection" is one of the most personal songs we have ever written. Being a full time touring musician, spending most of the time on the road … of course we are making our biggest dream come true and living each day to the fullest, but nobody mentions that there is a dark side. We do not see people who devoted themselves to us entirely, who gave us everything they had and more… We miss them and they miss us in return, and yet we should call them more often… much more often than we do.

I am talking about our parents.

For most of the JINJERs, our parents are separated from us not only by distance, but also by war and politics. We don’t have an opportunity to visit our parents even when we are in Ukraine. And it feels like they are on the other side of the planet even if we are literally only 800 km away. The worst thing is that, now being in our 30s, year after year, it feels like the storm clouds are gathering above. We all know that the day will come when we will feel alone all of a sudden… and we will lose them. The people, but for whom, we’d never make it. The bitter taste of understanding this is almost unbearable.

We look at this song as an anthem to the ones who raised us, who sacrificed everything for the sake of our happiness no matter what the costs, even despite our own thankless and ingratitude towards them. The people who showed us that the purest love ever does exist - the love of the father and mother for their children.

Thank you.

«Наши мамы и папы, мы хотим, чтобы вы знали, что мы тоже вас любим, и что без вас мы бы никогда не добились всего этого и не осуществили бы свою мечту. Спасибо вам за все»

(Mom and Dad, we want you to know that we love you too, if not for you we’d never make it this far and never fulfill our dreams. Thank you for everything.)"

Showcasing the band's diversity, the unique track not only features the typical technical finesse and sheer brutality, but also scores with heavy grooves and quiet, almost balladic moments as well as parts sung in the their native tongue, Ukrainian. The song was originally released on their latest full-length album, Macro, out now via Napalm Records.

“It's been a while since I came home...

My heart is elsewhere as I roam and roam..."

Watch “Retrospection” HERE

Catch JINJER on their extensive world tour this spring! The band will hit North American shores beginning April 23 in San Francisco, CA. Make sure to grab tickets now before it's too late!


29.02.20 IL - Tel Aviv / Reading 3 SOLD OUT

03.03.20 AU - Adelaide / Lion Arts Factory

04.03.20 AU - Belconnen / The Basement Canberra

05.03.20 AU - Melbourne / Max Watt's SOLD OUT

06.03.20 AU - Sydney / Manning SOLD OUT

07.03.20 AU - Brisbane / The Zoo SOLD OUT

10.03.20 SV - San Salvador / Buhos

11.03.20 GT - Guatemala City / Rock Ol Vuh

13.03.20 MX - Monterrey / Cafe Iguana

14.03.20 MX - Guadalajara / Foro Independencia

15.03.20 MX - Mexico City / Hell & Heaven Festival

17.03.20 CR - San Jose / El Grinch

18.03.20 CO - Bogota / Ace Of Spades

19.03.20 PE - Lima / La Oficina

21.03.20 CL - Santiago de Chile / Blondie

22.03.20 AR - Buenos Aires / Teatro Flores

24.03.20 UY - Montevideo / Music Box

27.03.20 BR - Limeira / Bar Da Montanha

28.03.20 BR - Sao Paulo / Carioca Club

10.04.20 AT - Vienna / Impericon Festival

11.04.20 DE - Leipzig / Impericon Festival

12.04.20 DE - Oberndorf / Eastercross Festival

14.04.20 FR - Besancon / La Rodia

15.04.20 FR - Strasbourg / La Laiterie

16.04.20 FR - Dunkerque / 4 Ecluses SOLD OUT

17.04.20 BE - Durbuy / Durbuy Rock Festival

18.04.20 DE - Oberhausen / Impericon Festival

19.04.20 DE - Munich / Impericon Festival

Tour Of Consciousness 2020

w/ Suicide Silence, Toothgrinder

23.04.20 US - San Francisco, CA / The Filmore

24.04.20 US - Los Angeles, CA / Belasco Theater SOLD OUT

25.04.20 US - Las Vegas, NV / House Of Blues

26.04.20 US - Phoenix, AZ / The Pressroom

28.04.20 US - Houston, TX / House Of Blues

29.04.20 US - Dallas, TX / House Of Blues

30.04.20 US - Memphis, TN / Minglewood Hall

02.05.20 US - Charlotte, NC / Epicenter *Festival*

03.05.20 US - Norfolk, VA / The Norva

05.05.20 US - Brooklyn, NY / Warsaw

06.05.20 US - Boston, MA / House Of Blues

07.05.20 US - Silver Spring, MD / The Filmore Silver Spring

09.05.20 US - Daytona Beach, FL / Welcome To Rockville *Festival*

10.05.20 US - Pensacola, FL / Vinyl

12.05.20 US - Atlanta, GA / Buckhead Theater

13.05.20 US - Nashville, TN / Brooklyn Bowl

15.05.20 US - Columbus, OH / Sonic Temple *Festival*

16.05.20 US - Milwaukee, WI / Rave II

17.05.20 US - Chicago, IL / House Of Blues

19.05.20 US - Minneapolis, MN / The Filmore Minneapolis

20.05.20 US - Lawrence, KS / Granada Theater

22.05.20 US - Lincoln, NE / Bourbon Theater

23.05.20 US - Denver, CO / Summit

23-25.05.20 US - Pryor, OK / Rocklahoma *Festival*

European Festivals & further shows

12.06.20 CH - Interlaken / Greenfield

13.06.20 AT - Nickelsdorf / Novarock

20.06.20 DK - Copenhagen / Copenhell

21.06.20 FR - Clisson / Hellfest

25.06.20 ES - Madrid / Rock The Night

26.06.20 NO - Oslo / Tons Of Rock

27.06.20 FI - Helsinki / Tuska

28.06.20 CZ - Spalene Porici / Basinfire Fest

02.07.20 ES - Viveiro / Resurrection Fest

03.07.20 DE - Ballenstedt / Rockharz

04.07.20 BE - Ieper / Ieper Fest

09.07.20 SE - Gävle / Gefle Metal Fest

17.07.20 NL - Eindhoven / Dynamo Metal Fest

19.07.20 IT - Cremona / Luppolo In Rock

27.07.20 FI - Oulu / Qstock

30.07.20 SI - Tolmin / Metal Days

01.08.20 AT - Lustenau / Szene Open Air

03.08.20 PL - Gdansk / Ergo Arena w/ SLIPKNOT

07.08.20 ES - Villena - Leyendas del Rock

08.08.20 UK - Walton On Trent / Bloodstock

12.-15.08.20 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze

15.08.20 DE - Sulingen / Reload

Devastating riffs, aggressive vocals, powerful melodies and astonishingly deep lyrics are what make their new album, Macro, JINJER’s most advanced and undeniable album yet – taking the listener on a journey of trauma, power struggle and greed with a progressive groove metal backdrop.

Order Macro HERE, and watch four new music videos below:

“Judgement & Punishment”: WATCH

“On The Top”: WATCH

“Pit Of Consciousness”: WATCH

“On The Top Live In Kiev”: WATCH

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