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Junius

Formed: 2004
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Junius is a post rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. They have released two EP's: FORCING OUT THE SILENCE (2004), BLOOD IS BRIGHT (2006), a seff-titled compilation of the two EP's, and a full lenght album: THE MARTYRDOM OF THE CATASTROPHIST (2009).

Junius have shared stages with Pelican, Tombs, and Wolves in the Throne Room, among others. Junius make a perfect blend of the New Wave/Post punk sound of the 80' and Post Rock. Their music is loud, heavily layered atmospherics give an intense high-energetic impact to the eerie soundscapes. Without keeping that heavy sound they combine New Wave tendencies with spacey guitars, creating instrumental epics, dark yet powerfull.

Latest Junius News

Below is our complete Junius news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Prosthetic Records Announces Holiday Party

Prosthetic Records is pleased to announce the label will be hosting a Holiday Party this year at Brooklyn’s infamous Saint Vitus Bar on Thursday, December 4th featuring a headlining performance from Boston acclaimed post-rock quartet Junius and blackened post-hardcore outfit So Hideous.

Prior to the show’s start, ticket holders will have access to an exclusive listening party from 8:00 – 9:00pm featuring some of the labels most-lauded singles as well as some newer, previously unheard material, in addition to being the first to taste the label’s exclusive collaborative brew with Sixpoint Brewery - Prosthetic Imperial Black Ale.

Tickets for the showcase (21+ only) are currently available online for $15 & also include a limited-edition hand screened poster. More...

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Junius Re-Issuing "Forcing Out The Silence"

Ten years ago, in the fall of 2004, then Boston-based Junius released first EP, "Forcing Out The Silence."

Since that time, Junius has toured around the world many times over and released numerous other EP's, splits, and full-lengths. To celebrate the anniversary of the band's first-ever release and a decade of existence, the space rock quartet has teamed up with Science of Silence Records to bring the "Forcing Out The Silence" EP back to life.

First released by Radar Recordings and later packaged together with the "Blood Is Bright" EP to form the band's first self-titled full length, this marks the first time "Forcing Out The Silence" will be released as a standalone vinyl piece on November 18th.

Completely remastered for vinyl by Will Benoit of The Radar Studio (Caspian, Constants, Gifts From Enola), this release will see its original artwork expanded for the format by guitarist Michael Repasch-Nieves. Vinyl will be limited to 500 with four different variants being offered: Black (180g), White, Red as well as a White/Black Swirl. All versions will have a B-Side etching.

Pre-orders for the November 18th release are currently up for sale now at this location. All orders will receive a digital download of the remastered album, which will also include an unearthed demo for the track "From The Isle of the Blessed."

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Junius And Skeletonwitch Picked For Roadburn

After announcing the confirmation of Svartidaudi, Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Wardruna’s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik continue to hand pick bands for the upcoming 2015 edition of the Roadburn Festival.

Still riding waves of acclaim for new EP “Days of The Fallen Sun,” Brooklyn's Junius is excited to announce it's participation in 2015's Roadburn Festival during the Houses of the Holistic event.

Bjørnson commented on the announcement: “One of the highlights of the preparatory curator phase was the moment when I realized we could invite Junius. I got their new EP and man, this band just keeps getting better. We toured with them in the U.S. back in 2011. I really dug their albums before the tour, but seeing them live the first night was immense! I got seriously (!) into them after between one and two seconds of the first song. That’s where I still am. If you don’t know this band, do yourself a favor and check them out. Heavy, groovy and dreamy music!”

Junius guitarist Michael Repasch-Nieves added, “Meeting and touring with Enslaved in 2011 was a highlight of our recent years on the road. We were so honored to be invited by Ivar to perform at this special 20th edition of Roadburn and are very excited to reunite with our brothers from the North!” More...

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Southern Darkness Festival Lineup Announced

Scrapyard Magazine is proud to announce Florida's first annual Southern Darkness Fest will take place on August 23rd, 2014 in Tampa/Ybor City. More names are still being confirmed, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

Pelican
All Pigs Must Die
Maruta
Centuries
Sannhet
Mouth of the Architect
Black Tusk
Jungbluth
Yautja
Order of the Owl
A Storm of Light
Phobia
Strong Intention
Zoroaster
Everything Went Black
Weekend Nachos
Lord Mantis
Coke Bust
ASG
Junius
Set and Setting
Traitor Crucifix
Cosm More...

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Solstafir Announces U.S. Shows

Iceland's Solstafir has announced a string of U.S. tour dates. The band's first-ever North American trek starts on May 15th in Brooklyn, NY and will continue through a stop at this year's Maryland Deathfest on May 23rd. Support on these dates comes from Junius.

Solstafir also recently announced a run of European summer festival dates. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

The band continues to touring in support of latest album, "Svartir Sandar" (reviewed here).

North American tour dates
5/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
5/17 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts
5/18 Boston, MA @ Middle East
5/19 Springfield, VA @ Empire
5/23 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest

European tour dates
4/06 Akureyri, IS @ Ak Extreme
5/01 Haugesund, NO @ Karmøgeddon Festival
5/22-24 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
5/29 Geiselwind, DE @ Out
5/30 Nethpen, DE @ Freak Valley Festival
6/05 Sölvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock
6/06 Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Rock Hard Festival
6/21 Neudegg, AT @ Sommer Sonnwende 2014
6/22 Clisson, FR @ Hellfest Open Air
6/27 Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
6/28 Lausanne, CH @ Le Docks
7/09 Neskaupsstaður, IS @ Eistnaflug - Pre Show
7/10 Neskaupsstaður, IS @ Eistnaflug
8/07 Schlotheim, DE @ Party.San Open Air
8/09 Leeuwarden, NL @ Into the Grave More...

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Junius Streams New Song

The upcoming Junius EP, “Days of The Fallen Sun,” is due out February 18th release and now the band has unveiled the new song “A Day Dark With Night." Check it out in the player below. You can also listen to the previously posted "Battle In The Sky" at this location.

Junius recently kicked off a European tour alongside label mates Wolves Like Us and German post-rockers Long Distance Calling. The tour will see the band travel throughout most of Western Europe before returning to the States for a headlining run with A Storm of Light. Full dates can be found listed below. More...

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A Storm Of Light Announces New Shows

The sound manipulators in A Storm of Light are very pleased to announce a run of live excursions beginning with a string of U.S. shows next month.

Slated to commence on February 25th in York, Pennsylvania, A Storm of Light will bring foreboding soundscapes to Columbus, Chicago, Erie, and Brooklyn alongside shoegaze metallers Junius. Come April/May, the band will head overseas to storm Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and the UK in addition to stops at the illustrious Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands and Inferno Festival in Norway. Dates are as follows:

2/25/2014 The Depot - York, PA w/ Junius
2/26/2014 Kobo - Columbus, OH w/ Junius
2/27/2014 Reggie's - Chicago, IL w/ Junius
2/28/2014 The Crooked I - Erie, PA w/ Junius
3/01/2014 Brooklyn Night Bazaar - Brooklyn, NY
4/07/2014 Bingo - Kiev, UA
4/08/2014 Re:public - Minsk, BY
4/09/2014 Plan B - Moscow, RU
4/10/2014 Roadburn Festival @ 013 - Tilburg, NL
4/10/2014 Mod - St. Petersburg, RU
4/16/2014 Inferno Festival - Oslo, NO
5/02/2014 Motion - Bristol, UK More...

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Junius Streaming New Single

Boston's Junius is excited to reveal the second single, “Battle In The Sky,” taken from the band's forthcoming EP, “Days Of The Fallen Sun”, which you can stream below.

Scheduled for release on February 18th via Prosthetic Records, “Days of The Fallen Sun” was co-produced by the band along with Will Benoit.

Junius will next be seen joining Long Distance Calling on tour throughout Western Europe in early February before returning to the U.S. for a short headlining run with A Storm of Light. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Junius Announces Tour Dates With Wolves Like Us

In February, Brooklyn post-metallists Junius will once again join Norwegian heavy rockers and labelmates Wolves Like Us on a European tour — this time in support of Long Distance Calling. Dates are available below.

2/6 Zoetermeer, NL – Boederij
2/7 Dortmund, DE – FZW (Visions Party)
2/8 London, UK – Barfly
2/11 Madrid, ES – Caracol
2/12 Barcelona, ES – Apolo 2
2/13 Zurich,CH – Komplex
2/14 Vienna, AT – Szene
2/15 Innsbruck, AT – Weekender
2/16 Stuttgart, DE – Wagenhallen
2/17 Munchen, DE – Backstage
2/18 Berlin, DE – Lido
2/19 Dresden, DE – Beatpol
2/20 Esch-sur-Alzette, LU – Rockhal

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Prosthetic Artists Announce SXSW Appearances

Several Prosthetic Records artists are set to perform throughout the week at the prestigious South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas - one of the largest and most anticipated music events of the year.

The event, which takes place from March 12th - 17th, will feature performances from Prosthetic artists Skeletonwitch, Ancient VVisdom, Junius, and Mutilation Rites. See the flyer below for show details and set times. More...

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Junius Posts Tour Recap Video

Junius has posted a video recap taken from the band's recent European tour supporting Katatonia and Alcest.

The footage from the video, which can be viewed below, was recorded and edited by Justin Forrest along to the track "Eidolon & Perispirit," taken from the "Reports From The Threshold of Death" release.

Junius also recently kicked off a tour supporting post-rockers Caspian. See below for the full itinerary. More...

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Prosthetic Records Offering Sampler For Download

Prosthetic Records has released a 14-track digital sampler exclusively on the label's Facebook page here.

Once you "like" the page, you'll be able to download tracks by the likes of Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites, Primitive Weapons, and Junius along songs from recent and upcoming releases from Holy Grail, VVisdom, and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Holy Grail - Dark Passenger (Ride the Void)* out 1/22/13
2. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike (Deathlike)* out 2/5/13
3. Castle - Corpse Candles (Blacklands)
4. Zodiac - A Bit Of Devil (A Bit Of Devil)
5. Skeletonwitch - This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill) (Forever Abomination)
6. Mutilation Rites - Fogwarning (Empyrean)
7. Ambassador Gun - Wounded Knee (Golden Eagle)
8. Black September - Rabid Hunger (Into The Darkness Into The Void)
9. Hour of Penance - Enlightened Submission (Sedition)
10. Dew-Scented - Sworn to Obey (Icarus)
11. Primitive Weapons - Quitter's Anthem (The Shadow Gallery)
12. Junius - All Shall Float (Reports From the Threshold of Death)
13. Heaven's Cry - Compass (Wheels of Impermanence)
14. Felix Martin - The Triangle Tune (Live in Boston)

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Katatonia Announces European Tour

Swedish purveyors of dark rock/metal, Katatonia, have announced dates for an extensive European tour in support of their forthcoming 9th album "Dead End Kings," which hits stores in Europe on August 27th & North America on 28th August through Peaceville Records.

Lead Guitarist Anders Nyström comments, "We are very much looking forward to a tour that definitely stands out from the rest. Stare into November's darkness with us! Be with us at the side of December's deathbed! Come meet us at the chosen dead ends of Europe...”

Tickets go on sale from Monday July 16th, with general and VIP options being available direct from Katatonia.com and the band’s official Facebook page.

Support comes from French shoe-gazers Alcest and Boston's Junius. Katatonia will also be heading out on a North American tour in September with Paradise Lost and the Devin Townsend Project. More...

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Junius Releases New Music Video

Metalgaze quartet Junius has debuted a new music video for the song “Betray The Grave,” directed by Toshadeva Palani, exclusively on Noisecreep’s site. The track comes from the band’s most recent album, “Reports From the Threshold of Death,” which was named one of Decibel’s Top 10 albums of 2011.

Check out the "Betray The Grave" video clip at this location.

The band has just kicked off a European co-headlining tour with label mates Wolves Like Us, which will continue until early May. For those Stateside who didn’t catch Junius last fall with Enslaved and Alcest or on the co-headlining tour with O’Brother earlier this year, fear not! The band has also been added to The Fest in Gainesville, FL, which takes place from October 26- 28th and will see Junius playing alongside acts such as Baroness, Torche, Red Fang and more. More...

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Prosthetic Records Announces SXSW Showcase

Prosthetic Records has announced details of the label's second ever official South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase at this year's conference in Austin, TX. The show will take place on Friday, March 16th at Valhalla (located at 710 Red River and formerly known as Room 710) and kicks off at 8 p.m. The lineup is as follows:

8 p.m. - Last Chance to Reason
9 p.m. - Primitive Weapons
10 p.m. - Junius
11 p.m. - Mutilation Rites
12 a.m. - Holy Grail
1 a.m. - Scale the Summit More...

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Falloch Announces Shows With Junius

Scottish duo Falloch has announced three upcoming April live shows alongside Junius and Wolves Like Us. Details are as follows:

23.04.12 - Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
24.04.12 - Manchester @ Star And Garter
25.04.12 - London @ Borderline

The band will be touring in support of "Where Distant Spirits Remain" (reviewed here). Falloch also previously commented on lining up more tour dates for March: "We're happy to announce that we will be doing a UK tour in March and also playing our first European gigs this year. More information information will be posted soon."

Details on the March run of shows will be announced as they are made available.

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Junius Streaming New Song

Boston's Junius has premiered a new song online, titled “A Universe Without Stars,” exclusively through GuitarWorld.com. Listen to “A Universe Without Stars” by heading over to this location.

The track is featured on the band’s new album, "Reports from the Threshold of Death," which is set for release on October 25th via Prosthetic Records.

Junius also has the following upcoming shows with Enslaved and Alcest:

Oct 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 13 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Oct 14 – West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour

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Junius Joining Enslaved On Tour

Dark rock group Junius has unveiled the first new song, “All Shall Float,” from the forthcoming album, "Reports From the Threshold of Death," today on BrooklynVegan.com at this location.

Additionally, Junius will be joining Norwegian metal legends Enslaved and French outfit Alcest for a tour this fall, which kicks off on September 23rd in Springfield, VA. The dates are as follows:

9/23 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
9/24 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
9/25 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
9/26 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
9/28 Quebec City, QC @ Impérial
9/29 Montreal, QC @ Café Campus
9/30 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/1 Columbus, OH @ Outland Live
10/2 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/3 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/5 Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
10/6 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/7 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
10/8 Calgary, AB @ Dickens
10/10 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/13 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

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Prosthetic Records Announces SXSW Shows

Much like last year, Prosthetic Records will be well represented at Austin's South By Southwest Festival next week. Although the label does not have an official showcase or party, there are six bands from the roster playing multiple shows throughout the week.

The Acacia Strain, Animals as Leaders, The Funeral Pyre, Last Chance to Reason, Trap Them, and latest signing Junius will all be playing showcases and/or day parties throughout the week. Prosthetic will also be giving frequent Twitter updates on SXSW showcases throughout the week at this location. The upcoming Prosthetic shows at SXSW are as follows:

The Acacia Strain
3/18 NE Metal & Hardcore Fest Does Austin @ Emo's Annex, 5:10

Animals As Leaders
3/17 Sumerian Showcase @ Habana Bar Backyard, 10PM
3/19 Alternative Press Party @ Emo's TBA

The Funeral Pyre
3/18 NE Metal & Hardcore Fest Does Austin @ Emo's Annex, 1:10
3/18 Power of the Riff @ ND Studios, 3:30

Junius
3/18 Mylene Sheath Showcase @ Valhalla, Midnight
3/20 Radar Recordings & Giant Steps Prod. Present 'Goodbye Southby' @ Emo's, 9pm

Last Chance to Reason
3/20 @ Dirty Dog Bar

Trap Them
3/17 Full Metal Texas @ Emo's, 4:05pm
3/18 Power of the Riff@ ND Studios, 2pm
3/18 NE Metal and Hardcore Fest Does Austin @ Emo's Annex, 3:50pm
3/19 Thrasher Deathmatch @ Scoot Inn, 5pm

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Junius Signs With Prosthetic Records

Junius has posted the following update online, announcing its signing with Prosthetic Records.

"We’ve been excited about working with Prosthetic since meeting most of the guys in LA on tour last year. We’re grateful that we seem to have good luck in finding people who are equally passionate, motivated and most importantly, believe in what we’re doing enough to commit their time and effort to allow us to continue doing what we love to do. We’re definitely looking forward to some very exciting and interesting years ahead!"

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