Jinjer with Special Guest Monuments at The Phoenix Concert Theatre. Toronto, Canada 9/15/23

What a way to start the weekend… with a Friday night Metal concert! Jinger with special guest Monuments rocked the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto!

It was a night of firsts for me, my first-time seeing Monuments and Jinjer perform live. Starting off the night was UK band Monuments. It is not an easy task to open for a band like Jinjer especially when the majority of the fans were there for Jinjer, but Monuments nailed it. They brought their mix of progressive metal to the stage and captured that audience’s attention with their high energy catchy songs.

Monuments is led by Andy Cizek on vocals, the one and only John Browne (guitars), Mike Malyan (drums) and Werner Erkelens (bass). Monuments has a heavy tour schedule in the US and Canada with several more dates with Jinjer before the band continues on their own for another 17 dates. Please do me a favor and go and support this amazing band.

Monuments is currently on a heavy Tour schedule in US and Canada and half of those dates in  support of Jinjer continuing on their own for another 17 more dates in a US leg. Please do me a favour and go and support this amazing band.

It was time for the main event of the evening, Jinjer took the stage right around 9:15 and the crowd surfing started immediately. Jinjer comprised of Vladislav Ulasevich (drums), Eugene Abdukhanov (bass), Roman Ibramkhalilov (guitar) and of course lead singer Tetiana Shmailyuk. Tetiana’s signature voice went from angelic to deep growls while she ran all over the stage, head banging and engaging the fans.

You can still catch Jinjer on their North American Tour, go see this band live, definitely one of the top five concerts of 2023 for me.


Jinjer’s Setlist:

  • Perennial
  • Ape
  • Copycat
  • Teacher, Teacher!
  • Who Is Gonna Be the One
  • I Speak Astronomy
  • Call Me a Symbol
  • Vortex
  • Home Back
  • Pisces
  • Dead Hands Feel No Pain
  • Judgement (& Punishment)
  • Sleep of the Righteous
  • As I Boil Ice
  • Sit Stay Roll Over





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