Ukrainian modern metal leaders JINJER have announced the official release of the audio recordings from one of the last metal shows played on the planet before the global Covid-19 lockdown: their ferocious sold out Melbourne, Australia performance on March 5, 2020.
Their newly announced upcoming live album, Alive In Melbourne features stunning artwork by gifted JINJER fan Gabriel Nicoletti, includes 17 tracks in total (see tracklist below) and will be released on November 20, 2020 via Napalm Records.
Commented the band: “Some shows just deserve to be carved in stone and memorialized forever. This was the case regarding our first ever Australian tour in March 2020, where we hit a few milestones all at once: we finally played on every continent there is to play on, our first time in down under was a complete sellout and more importantly we experienced the love, passion and craziness we’ve always heard so much about the Australian crowd. Hell, there were even fans from New Zealand that showed up to the party. Now, after nearly half year of lockdown I can barely watch this footage without shedding a few tears. If any of you knew how much time, patience, nerves and effort we put into making this live album possible- you would probably be surprised we managed to pull it off at all. Adversity kept coming and coming, and coming at us again and again but here we are : Alive in Melbourne 2020 is real and it’s coming out in all it’s visual and sonic glory! Let’s watch it, listen to it and let’s remember how a real metal gig should look and sound: the sweat, the volume, the performance and the crowd … we need this feeling back! I am proud that we managed to capture this place in time and share it with you as our first official live album!”
Coinciding with the announcement, the band has also released a live video for their pummeling tech groove track “Teacher, Teacher!”, the opening song of the afore-mentioned show.
Watch “Teacher, Teacher!” HERE
Alive In Melbourne is now available for pre-order and will be released in various lavish editions, listed below.
Alive In Melbourne Tracklist
02. Teacher, Teacher!
03. Sit Stay Roll Over
05. Judgement & Punishment
06. I Speak Astronomy
07. Who Is Gonna Be The One
11. On The Top
12. Pit Of Consciousness
13. Home Back
14. Words Of Wisdom
16. Captain Clock
JINJER live 2020
17.09.20 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk !SOLD OUT!
18.09.20 CH – Aarburg / Musigburg !SOLD OUT!
19.09.20 CH – Wetzikon / Hall Of Fame
20.09.20 DE – Speyer / Halle 101 Open Air
21.09.20 DE – Mönchengladbach / Strandkorb Open Air
22.09.20 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk
26.11.20 RU – St. Petersburg / Cosmonaut
27.11.20 RU – Moscow / Arbat Hall
JINJER live 2021
02.04.21 AT – Vienna / Impericon Festival
03.04.21 DE – Leipzig / Impericon Festival
04.04.21 DE – Oberndorf / Easter Cross Festival
06.04.21 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
07.04.21 FR – Dunkerque / 4 Ecluses !SOLD OUT!
08.04.21 FR – Besancon / La Rodia
09.04.21 BE – Durbuy / Durbuy Rock Festival
10.04.21 DE – Munich / Impericon Festival
11.04.21 DE – Oberhausen / Impericon Festival
03.06.21 ES – Viveiro / Resurrection Fest
04.06.21 CH – Interlaken / Greenfield Festival
05.06.21 AT – Nickelsdorf / Nova Rock
19.06.21 DK – Copenhagen / Copenhell
20.06.21 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
25.06.21 NO – Oslo / Tons Of Rock
27.06.21 CZ – Spalene Porici / Basinfire Fest
03.07.21 FI – Helsinki / Tuska
09.07.21 DE – Ballenstedt / Rock Harz
16.07.21 SWE – Gävle / Gefle Metal Festival
17.07.21 DE – Bornhöved / Blizzarrrd Rock Festival
18.07.21 IT – Crema / Luppolo In Rock
29.07.21 SI – Tolmin / Metaldays
31.07.21 AT – Lustenau / Szene Open Air
06.08.21 ES – Villena / Leyendas Del Rock Festival
14.08.21 UK – Walton-On-Trent / Bloodstock Open Air
19.08.21 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
21.08.21 DE – Sulingen / Reload Festival