There are so many places an international touring band could pick to immortalise with a live album release, but Ukrainian metal lords Jinjer showed Australia some love last month with the release of Alive In Melbourne, a live audio and video recording of the sold-out Melbourne stop on their first-ever Australian tour back in March 2020.
And if you haven't picked up a copy yet, the band have just released the entire thing to YouTube for free, showing the Max Watt's crowd absolutely loving every minute. And we don't blame them either - Jinjer are one of the most explosive bands going around, fronted by the ultra-talented Tatiana Shmaylyuk.
Watch Alive In Melbourne below:
Bassist Eugene Abdiukhanov commented on the release:
“When this idea first came about, never could I imagine that it would grow into the project that it has become. First it was supposed to be a single video or maybe 1 or 2 more, then it was meant to be an online concert video for Knotfest.com …. and now, after 6 months of planning, reacting and fighting to get this little piece of heavy metal history out to our fans and friends: Alive In Melbourne is out!
From picking the cover artist Gabriel Nicoletti, to writing the very intense and personal band history in the linear notes … this album was not only something that I felt that our fans deserved in these strange times but it also helped me get through some of my own darkest times during the first Covid-19 lockdown. This was a moment in time that none of us will forget anytime soon.”
Listen to Jinjer now.