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Jinjer & The Agonist @ Backstage, Munich, 16.12.2019
16. December 2019 @ 18:00 - 23:0020€
Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners Jiner will bring devastating riffs, aggressive vocals, powerful melodies and astonishingly deep lyrics to Munich’s Backstage on the 16th of December. Supported by Canadian modern metal masters The Agonist, they will take you on a journey of trauma, power struggle and greed with a progressive groove metal backdrop.
Through great songs, hard work, and an ardent fanbase, the Montreal-based five-piece quickly established themselves as torchbearers of a new generation of Canadian metal, much of it on the shoulders of founding members Danny Marino, Chris Kells, and Alissa White-Gluz. Throughout the last decade, The Agonist spread their respective wings wide, touring with an array of notable artists, including Danzig, Kamelot, Corrosion of Conformity, Enslaved, Kittie and Epica.
Times and circumstances change, however. After parting ways with White-Gluz in 2014, The Agonist set out to find a new vocalist. For a split second, the group considered a frontman to replace White-Gluz, but quickly realized the dynamic wouldn’t work. Searching high and low, they found American vocalist Vicky Psarakis on Youtube. Psarakis wasn’t just covering songs by Iron Maiden, Nevermore, Adele and Nightwish in the comfort of her home studio. She was magically altering them. Her online performance was enough for The Agonist to request an audition, for which she nailed and the rest is history.
Their third album with Psarakis entitled “Orphans” proves that frontwoman is ready to be in the ruling class of metal singers, while the rest of her bandmates show how to play powerful, diverse and aggressive metal. And no doubt will Psarakis’ screams, growls and full-bodied clean vocals floor longtime fans and hook new acolytes.
In less than 10 years, the four-piece progressive groove metal wrecking machine known as Jinjer have carved their very own place in the heavy metal landscape and are poised to go even further in 2019 and beyond. Hailing from Donetsk, this Ukrainian musical oddity formed in 2009 but consider the official start of the band with the addition of the incredible vocalist and femme fatale, Tatiana Shmailyuk, in 2010. Since then, Jinjer have been nominated and won the Best Ukranian Metal Act award for Best Ukrainian Metal Band multiple times.
This year’s “Micro” EP was received with open arms by fans and critics alike, climbed to the top of many industry charts and radio station lists worldwide and once again showcased the musical depth and songwriting talent of the band, as well as Tatiana’s amazing vocal range. The band will build upon these successes with “Macro”.
Be among the first to bang your head to the gut-punching material live!