See Jinjer's Stark, Eerie New "Pit of Consciousness" Video | Revolver

See Jinjer's Stark, Eerie New "Pit of Consciousness" Video

Song and dramatic black-and-white clip grapple with stresses of touring lifestyle

Jinjer have released yet another masterful music video, and this one — for Macro standout "Pit of Consciousness" — sees the Ukrainian metal outfit explore eerie, darkened spaces in gripping grey-scale shots that echo the somber tone of the song as it pertains to maintaining sanity amid the grueling lifestyle of nonstop touring. 

Bassist Eugene Kostyuk explained in a statement, "Living a life at a full pace after years of touring, have we accidently let someone else in our heads and become foreigners to ourselves? Holding on to the hope that we can keep those doors shut." He also notes the theme can be applied to each member of the band, though the video focuses on singer Tatiana Shmayluk in different stages of presumed madness. 

With blackened eyeballs, submerged underwater, even seemingly fighting a lightning storm, she rages through each scene with her characteristically theatrical movements, which lend intrigue and power to both her in-video and onstage performances. Directed by the band's frequent collaborator Oleg Rooz, the clip conveys a strong sense of disorientation, something many have dealt with after years on end of the nomadic musician lifestyle. 

Jinjer have only a handful of North American tour dates left (see below) before they head back to Europe and go nonstop from now through January. They then have a two-month break, after which they'll pivot toward Australia and Latin America for a spring run. See a full list of upcoming dates on their official site.