"I think that music-wise, material-wise, we are at 80% of the new album."
Ukrainian metalcore outfit Jinjer are hard at work on the follow-up album to 2021’s Wallflowers, with bassist Eugene Abdukhanov confirming that the band are “80%” done with the writing process.
Abdukhanov detailed the band’s progress in a new interview with MoreCore.TV, which was conducted at Rock Am Ring in Nürburgring, Germany. "A lot of new music has been written. Demos [have] been recorded,” he said in the chat, as transcribed by Blabbermouth.
He added, "I think we are waiting for a moment [or] point where we just say, 'Okay, let's start,' and then we go to the studio and record the new record, the new album. I think that music-wise, material-wise, we are at 80% of the new album."
Abdukhanov also teased that new music from Jinjer will “definitely” be “different” to its predecessor, citing a “doom metal” influence and “very moody” passages on Wallflowers and how their new album will vary: "On the new record, to some extent, in some way, it's going the other way — maybe death metal direction, something like this.
“Something really powerful, again groovy and something that just hits you, punches you straight to the face."
Check out the full interview below.
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Last June, Jinjer were granted permission to travel overseas and perform their music as Ambassadors for Ukraine. "We are very honored [sic] to announce that together with the help of the Ukrainian Ministry Of Culture, that we have successfully been granted permission to travel abroad as ambassadors of our country to raise funds and awareness about the war raging back home,” the hand wrote on social media.
“This is a huge honor [sic] for us as a band and as citizens. We will do our part to make sure that this war stops as soon as possible! Come support, dance and scream your hearts out for Ukraine!"
In December, Jinjer made the long journey to Australia and rocked their (too early) slot at Good Things Festival in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We proclaimed that “The band smashed through easily the most technical set on the day - YES, EVEN GOJIRA, YOU HEARD ME,” with undisputable bangers Teacher, Teacher!, Pisces and Perennial all finding themselves into the setlist, and the mosh began to creep back further and further as the set went on.
You can check out our Good Things Brisbane review here.