Hear Twelve Foot Ninja’s collaboration with Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmayluk on “Over And Out”: New album coming in October

Author Arto Mäenpää - 10.9.2021

Australia’s heavy fusion rockers Twelve Foot Ninja are riding the virtual wave of two #1 singles on Liquid Metal and a Top 20 single on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock indicator chart with their previous single “Start The Fire”. They’ve put their fans on notice that their new album “Vengeance” is out October 15th along with a high fantasy novel “The Wyvern And The Wolf” that has been several years in the making, and in the past few months they’ve released a graphic novel, a game, two batshit crazy videos and announced their first live shows since a string of sell out shows all the way back in 2019. Now the band releases their third single “Over and Out” with guest vocals by the enigmatic Tatiana Shmayluk, frontwoman of Ukranian metal band Jinjer.

“The song is an ode to the complicated relationship we have with our own mortality and how death can seem like the arms of a lover beckoning us to an early demise. The French first coined the phrase l’appel du vide which is the feeling of wondering what it would be like to jump in front of a truck or to jump off a cliff. It translates into English as the ‘call of the void’. The phenomenon is actually a positive affirmation that by not answering the call you unequivocally choose life”.

“We wanted someone who could represent the lyric ‘the devil in my blood’ – both the darkness and the light. Tatiana embodies what we needed for this track perfectly so asking her to feature on it was a no brainer. Her band Jinjer and Twelve Foot Ninja have played together a number of times and we instantly connected the first time we met in the Ukraine capital Kyiv. We’ve since come to respect Tatiana as a musician and as a human so we’re stoked she’s agreed to jump on this track”.

– Kin Etik / Twelve Foot Ninja

“When the Twelve Foot Ninja guys asked me to feature on one of their new tracks, I immediately said yes without even hearing it! The song and video were a lot of fun and very different from anything I’ve done with Jinjer… it’s a great pleasure to be an honorary member of the Twelve Foot Ninja clan now!”.

– Tatiana Shmayluk

You can listen to the song below:

Twelve Foot Ninja were the 2014 winners of Best New Talent at America’s Golden Gods Awards and 2016 ARIA nominees for Best Hard Rock Album (Australian Grammys). Their last album “Outlier” was #1 on Australia’s Independent Records Album Chart, #6 on the all genre ARIA chart, #3 US Billboard Heatseeker and #15 US Billboard Alternative album.


  1. Start The Fire
  2. Long Way Home
  3. Vengeance
  4. IDK
  5. Shock To The System
  6. Gone
  7. Culture War
  8. Dead End
  9. Over And Out
  10. Tangled