From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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.
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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...
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...
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)
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.
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...
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...
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!"