Jinjer is going to release reissue of second album “Cloud Factory”!

Jinjer are widely known in the Metal scene and are mixing up everything with their fresh sound, killer live performances and energizing voice of their supreme singer Tatiana. Following the release of their Napalm Records debut “King Of Everything” and numerous festivals and club shows, the Ukraine based band just got home from their very first and super intense UK headlining tour run.

There is “No rest for the wicked”, as  Jinjer will be heavily touring around Europe with the mighty Arch Enemy for the second leg of their tour in February 2018.

But for now , let’s get an exclusive look at their upcoming release of their game-changing second studio album “Cloud Factory”, originally released back in 2014. Now it’s time for a reissue with full sound, huge guitars, more boom and two exclusive live tracks!

Pre-Order the album HERE.

Check out the statement of the band about album artwork, track listing incl. bonus tracks and available formats :

“When we wrote this record, little did we know how many doors it would open and where it would lead us to. From our first shows to our first European tours and all the friends we made in between- Cloud Factory changed the future of JINJER for the better and we haven’t looked back since … The record is very personal to us because it’s deeply inspired by the spirit of our homeland, the industrial east of Ukraine. Making it available to a wider audience is a perfect way to show what and who we are!”

“Cloud Factory” reissue tracklist:
1. Outlander
2. A Plus or a Minus
3. No Hoard of Value
4. Cloud Factory
5. Who Is Gonna Be the One
6. When Two Empires Collide
7. Zhelayu-Znachit-Poluchu
8. Bad Water
9. A Plus or a Minus (live from Sentrum)
10.Who Is Gonna Be the One (live from Atlas)

Available formats:
1CD Jewel case
1 LP Gatefold
Digital Album
A kick-ass live version of “Who Is Gonna Be the One” has already been premiered as music video. Watch it HERE.
Remember mentioning JINJER as perfect power package live on stage? Convince yourself, unless you won’t believe it:
Jinjer on tour:
01.12.17 RO – Brasov / Rockstadt
02.12.17 RO – Timisoara / Reflektor
03.12.17 RO – Cluj / Flying Circus

“Will To Power Tour 2018”
support for the Arch Enemy
with Wintersun, Tribulation:

12.01.2018 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
13.01.2018 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 CH – Zurich, Komplex
17.01.2018 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
18.01.2018 FR – Lyon, Transbordeur
19.01.2018 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
22.01.2018 FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini
23.01.2018 FR – Paris, Bataclan
24.01.2018 BE – Antwerp, Trix
26.01.2018 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall
28.01.2018 NL – Tilburg, O13
29.01.2018 DE – Hamburg, Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 SE – Malmö, KB
01.02.2018 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
02.02.2018 SE – Stockholm, Arenan
03.02.2018 SE – Gothenburg, Trädgarn
05.02.2018 DE – Berlin, Huxleys
06.02.2018 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.02.2018 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage

US Tour With Cradle Of Filth:
03/29/18 TX – Dallas / House Of Blues
03/30/18 TX – Houston / House of Blues
03/31/18 TX – Austin / Come And Take It Live
04/02/18 FL – Ft. Lauderdale / Revolution Live
04/03/18 GA – Atlanta / Buckhead Theatre
04/05/18 PA – Philadelphia / Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06/18 MD – Baltimore / Baltimore Soundstage
04/07/18 NY – New York / Irving Plaza
04/08/18 MA – Worcester / The Palladium
04/10/18 QC – Montreal / Corona Theatre
04/11/18 ON – Toronto / The Opera House
04/12/18 MI – Detroit / St. Andrew’s Hall
04/13/18 IL – Joliet / The Forge
04/14/18 MN – Minneapolis / Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16/18 CO – Denver / The Summit Music Hall
04/17/18 UT – Salt Lake City / Rockwell At The Complex
04/19/18 CA – Los Angeles / The Belasco Theater
04/20/18 AZ – Phoenix / The Van Buren
04/21/18 CA – San Diego / House Of Blues
04/22/18 CA – San Francisco / The Fillmore


Jinjer/Arch Enemy

Here are the pictures of Jinjer and Arch Enemy concert in Belgrade 18.09.2017. This pictures present a mighty power of melodic death metal apocylpse, enjoy the pictures, they will take your breath away!!!!

Ignea will be releasing a live video for ”Alexandria”, from a new album ”The Sign of Faith”!

Ukrainian metal band Ignea will be releasing a live video for ”Alexandria”. The track is taken from their new album ”The Sign of Faith”.

Ignea used 6 GoPro cameras for the video shoot, which effectively delivers the band’s live presence and an insight to their time in the studio.

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Here is the statment the front woman Helle, about the new upcoming video:

”The song choice for the live video was obvious. Of all the tracks from the album, ”Alexandria” is the most vivid and energetic. And, what’s the most important, it is one of the favourite songs of our fans.”

According to the band, ‘‘Alexandria” is a song about love and the beauty and wisdom which the ancient city holds. The city is powerful yet able to self-destruct at any moment. ”Alexandria” is the third official video by  Ignea.

Ignea’s lyric video ”Şeytanu Akbar”, can be checked, here, enjoy it:

Music video ”Alga” which has gained over 1.5 million views on YouTube, can be checked here, enoy it:

At the moment, Ignea is on ”The Tour of Faith” in support of the album. The band has played several shows in Ukrainian cities and is about to open the summer festival season which will be followed by an EU Tour.


Aftermoon Official Video “Cold” is Out Now!!

Aftermoon (Modern Metal from Ukraine) are proud to announce the release of the official video for the song “Cold”, taken from their album “Phase One” (Wormholedeath Records).

About  the band:
Aftermoon is a modern metal band from Kiev, Ukraine. We`ve started our musical way in 2012.
Since the band’s formation Aftermoon has played more than 35 shows in the biggest Ukrainian cities. We explore different genres in our music, such as modern metal, alternative rock and crossover. Symbiosis of different styles: we combine melodic vocals and piano with hard guitar riffs and intense rhythm section, use classical techniques and the variety of modern sound to create a unique mix that exists on the border of various musical genres.
This allows Aftermoon find listeners with different musical preferences, both extreme metal and soft rock fans. Our shows are always different as well as our songs. Aftermoon concert program can be very sensual and calm and can consist our lyrical songs, acoustic versions of Aftermoon`s tracks and even covers-versions of the greatest hits.
On the contrary, it can be a heavy-metal show, where clean vocals changes to extreme techniques, gentle piano sound transforms into aggressive and hard synths. However, usually it all comes together into a wild vortex of emotions, music, feelings and drive.
Here is the link to a video, enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obvbtA9OvGU

BALFOR is going to tour across Poland, Slovakia, Czech, and they released “Dawn Of Savage” music video!

Ukrainian barbaric black metal horde BALFOR to tour across Poland, Czech and Slovakia together with Degoryen, Raventale, Vrani Volosa!

05.05. Banska Bystrica – Rock Klub Tartaros (SK)
06.05. Presov – Amfiteater (SK)
07.05. Roznava – Rakwa Music Club (SK)
08.05. Brezno – Dart Club (SK)
10.05. Bielsko-Biala – Rudeboy Club (PL)
11.05. Dubnica nad Vahom – Pivaren (SK)
12.05. Wroclaw – Ciemna Strona Miasta Rock Club (PL)
13.05. Brno – Faval (CZE)

Ukrainian Black Metal horde BALFOR have released new music video for song “Dawn of Savage” based on live footage filmed during band’s release show in Kyiv, Ukraine.

“Dawn of Savage” taken from the band’s 3rd album entitled “Black Serpent Rising”, recently released under French label Drakkar Productions.


Video was produced and directed by George Lazurenko and it can be streamed below:


Black Serpent Rising” is now available through Drakkar Productions web-store:


Digitally: https://balfor.bandcamp.com/

The album was recorded at More Music Studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. Mixed and mastered at Blacklight Studio by Shaddar (Khors, Ulvegr, etc.). Cover artwork created by Ukrainian artist Nurgeslag (Rotting Christ)


Thorgeir – vocals, guitars
Athamas – bass, vocals
Astaroth Merc – guitars
Khaoth – drums, percussion


Web-site: www.balfor.info
Facebook: www.facebook.com/balforofficial
Bandcamp: www.balfor.bandcamp.com/

IGNEA Announce “The Sign of Faith” Tour 2017!

IGNEA will be supporting the release of their first full-length album “The Sign of Faith” with the following tour dates in Ukraine. The tour includes single shows as well as many Ukrainian metal festivals.

This is the first leg of the tour with upcoming dates to be announced in Central Europe.

08.04.2017 — Kharkiv, Akuna Matata

23.04.2017 — Kyiv, Monteray

29.04.2017 — Ternopil, Koza

XX.05.2017 — Chernivtsi, TBA

14.07.2017 — Chornomorsk, Black Sea Metal Fest

16.07.2017 —  Dubno, Taras Bulba Fest

05.08.2017 — Zhmerynka, Kalyna u Vogni

IGNEA state: “We are excited about the upcoming shows across our homeland and sharing stage with awesome bands. The response to the album has been great so far and we can’t wait to perform it live.“

The Sign of Faith” LP consists of 10 diverse songs including symphonic elements, clean female vocals and brutal tracks.

Recently, the band premiered the video for “Şeytanu Akbar”. Despite its provocative title IGNEA carrie the message of peace. Evgeny Zhytnyuk, composer and author of lyrics states: “What we want to say is that there is no reasonable cause to kill other people, be it regime, faith or moral principles. We mainly speak about islamic terrorism in this song, as one of the social plagues of 21st century, taking lots of innocent lives. However, this applies to every human on Earth, regardless of their religion.”

BALFOR Release “Making Of” Footage For “Serpents Of The Black Sun” Music Video


Ukrainian Black Metal horde, Balfor, are set to release their new album, Black Serpent Rising, on January 15th via Drakkar Productions.

The band recently released a video for “Serpents Of The Black Sun”, and have now issued some “making of” footage crated by George Lazurenko. The original video was directed by Anders Matt Kochin, and produced by Utgard Productions. Watch the official video, as well as the new footage below:

Track-by-track trailer:

“Making of” footage:


“Serpents Of The Black Sun”
“Dawn Of Savage”
“Unbounded Wrath Of Venom”
“Heralds Of The Fall”
“Among The Fallen Ones”
“A Vulture’s Spell”
“Crimson Stronghold”




BALFOR released “Serpents Of The Black Sun” Music Video


Ukrainian Black Metal horde BALFOR, have released music video for “Serpents Of The Black Sun”. Track taken from the band’s upcoming 3rd album entitled “Black Serpent Rising”, to be released on January 15th worldwide via Drakkar Productions.
Video was produced by the Utgard Productionand directed by Anders Matt Kochin.

The cover artwork was created by a talented Ukrainian artist Nugeslag who was the talent and mastermind behind the cover artwork on the latest Rotting Christ albums.

The album was recorded at More Music Studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. Mixed and mastered at Blacklight Studio by Shaddar (Khors, Ulvegr, etc.).
Balfor, Black Serpent Rising

1.Serpents Of The Black Sun
2.Dawn Of Savage
3.Unbounded Wrath Of Venom
4.Heralds Of The Fall
5.Among The Fallen Ones
7.A Vulture’s Spell
8.Crimson Stronghold

Recently band announced first summer festival date at Dark Troll Festival, Germany, which will take place from May 25th – 27th, 2017. Additional details on the festival are available here (http://darktroll-festival.de/).

Here is the music video, enjoy:


BALFOR released “Crimson Stronghold” Lyric Video


Ukrainian Black Metal horde BALFOR, featuring members of KhorsRaventale and ex-Hate Forest is now streaming the lyric video for the song “Crimson Stronghold”. The song is taken from the band’s third studio album, “Black Serpent Rising”, which will be released on January 15 via Drakkar Productions.
Black Serpent Rising” was recorded at More Music Studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. Mixed and mastered at Blacklight Studio by Shaddar (Khors, Ulvegr, etc.). Cover artwork created by Ukrainian artist Nurgeslag (Rotting Christ)

Thorgeir – vocals, guitars
Athamas – bass, vocals
Astaroth Merc – guitars
Khaoth – drums, percussion





  • Genre: Oriental Metal
  • Band Members:
    Helle Bogdanova — clean & extreme vocals, lyrics
    Evgeny Zhytnyuk — keyboards, extreme vocals
    Xander Kamyshin — bass
    Dmitriy Vinnichenko — guitars
    Ivan Kholmogorov — drums
  • Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine

1.What inspired you to create music?

We get inspired by lots of things. For example, when creating our EP “Sputnik”, we were obsessed with space, Mars and all the stuff. We’ve been watching lots of space-related movies. “Petrichor” is based on mythology, and “Alga” is more related to politics. Tracks from our upcoming album are very diverse, from religion and terrorism to philosophy. Thus, purely anything that surrounds us or bothers our minds turns into music of IGNEA.

2.As an oriental metal band, what can you tell about oriental metal as a genre, and why did you choose it?

Oriental metal is not a widespread genre, as you can see. The music is, in fact, a blend of heavy sound with traditional Middle Eastern melodies. The music is mostly written by Evgeny, the founder, keyboardist and composer of the band, and an admirer of oriental metal genre. Although the very first music (unreleased) didn’t sound like oriental metal, it eventually grew up into what it is now. However, we are not bound by this genre and experiment a lot. As you may know, most of our popularity is due to the video for “Alga” track, which has only a tiny bit of oriental metal and is mostly just symphonic metal. But, on the upcoming album, we are going to have 100% oriental metal, stay tuned.

3.Your first video for the song “Alga”, what do you think about the reactions to the video?

We are still thrilled to see how much attention and views this video gain. In fact, we were not planning to make a video at all. We were just offered to record the track with the real orchestra and thought that this should be marked in the history of the band properly. Ironically, this brought lots of new fans to our band, which is awesome. The video has been released almost a year ago, and we still get lots of new warm words. This is highly motivating.

4.You are going to open a concert with Orphaned Land in Kiev, 28th of October, are you excited about that?

Surely, we are. Orphaned Land are pioneers of the genre we are playing, so this is the best thing that can happen to us at the moment. And we are looking forward to meeting them in person.

5.What do you think about the progress of the band?

We think that we have developed a lot over the past several years, and considering that we have played only 8 shows throughout the whole history of the band, and haven’t been signed by any label yet, our fanbase is pretty big, and we gained much attention on the web. If only we had more time to play music and develop as a band (we all have regular jobs, you see), we’d deliver more music and videos to this world. But, we’re still young (the eldest of us is 25), so we are hoping that the best things are only about to happen.

6.Tell me which message do you want to send to your fans, through your music?

As our lyric themes are very diverse, it is hard to tell about only one message. But, if you listen to our words properly, you will find lots of philosophy of our minds, especially in the upcoming album. It is up to fans to agree with it or not. It’s just a reflection of our inner world and imagination.

7.Which your concert was the best one in your opinion?

We believe that the best gigs are still to come, but so far, the best gig was in Odessa, UA, in 2014. This was our third gig in general, but we felt very confidently on stage, the audience was just amazing… What was interesting, the promoters decided to cut our show from 6 to 4 songs to be along with timing, and the audience shouted out our band name during half of the show of the next band. We were stunned.

8.What does IGNEA mean, can you tell me something about that?

IGNEA means “flaming”, “fiery” for a female gender, if that makes sense.

In your opinion, what is the best experience for your in the bands, the good or the best sides of being in the band?

9.It’s like having one more family, you know. But the family you choose, not the one you already have. And that feeling of sharing the stage with them and playing the music you have created together is just incredible.
10.What can you tell me about your normal day, without the band, and the shows?

Well, we all have regular jobs or studies, you know, so it’s pretty boring to speak about.


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