Ukrainian metal act JINJER has entered the studio to begin recording a new EP, "Micro", to be released before the end of the year via Napalm.
Says the band: "After hundreds of shows all around the world, and accumulating all the energy given us by you, we entered the studio to record and bring something absolutely new to the table."
The first webisode featuring footage from the "Micro" studio sessions can be seen below.
JINJER vocalist Tatiana Shmailyuk recently confirmed to the Impact metal channel that the band was working on music for the follow-up to 2016's "King Of Everything" album. "Right now we're in the process of writing, of composing new material," she said. "And I must say a few — I think three or four — songs are already done musically. So this is my turn to write lyrics right now. But I haven't yet heard those songs. I have a lot of time to dedicate to listening to new material right now. So I think this autumn people are going to hear something [new] from us, definitely."
Asked if she has any ideas for possible lyrical concepts for the next JINJER album, Tatiana said: "Not at all. I have no idea. First I need to hear the music and to feel the atmosphere, and then maybe I get inspired… Usually, I get inspired by our own music, so I try to isolate myself from other music or whatever and just try to listen only to [our] new stuff, to all those rough ideas that we record. But as usual, we have our old friend there, at Morton Studio [in Kiev, Ukraine], and he's always available for us."
Earlier this year, JINJER bassist Eugene Abdiukhanov told France's Loud TV that the band would enter the studio in the fall to begin recording new music. "We're gonna record an EP — four or five songs, absolutely brand new," he said. "It will be a different direction, it will be a different approach, but still JINJER. It's gonna be progressive."
JINJER's third album, "King Of Everything", was released in July 2016 via Napalm Records.
The band's second studio LP, "Cloud Factory" — which originally came out in 2014 — was reissued earlier this year with two live tracks.