Ukrainian progressive metal titans Jinjer have shifted their focus from touring North Americathis spring with Slipknot and In This Moment to relief efforts in their home country during the ongoing Russian invasion. After stepping down off of the tour, the band recently launched a benefit shirt to raise money to help those affected by the invasion. The group has recently shared an update on March 20th, revealing the shirts have raised over 140,000 USD.
The band shared the following statement on Facebook:
“Dear friends! Over 11,000 Donation Tee‘s sold and 130.000€ raised in the last few weeks! Your support will not only help so many people in need but sends a much needed positive sign that they are not alone. The first donations totaling 10K have already been sent to a bomb shelter in Kyiv housing and protecting 300 people, and a Slovakian humanitarian convoy collecting urgent medical supplies, food and clothing to be delivered Uzhgorod for refugees from the Kharkiv and Chernihiv regions who have been hit hard since the war started. More updates on where and who your donations have helped will be posted soon! On behalf of the entire band, crew, label and all of Ukraine – WE THANK YOU! For those of you that have not grabbed a shirt yet, both designs are available here: