Dana Filloon – Drums
Joseph E. Martinez – Vocals, Guitar
Joel Munguia – Bass
Michael Repasch-Nieves – Guitar
Having formed in Boston in 2004 and subsequently spreading across the globe over the past decade, the band is currently headquartered in New York City and continues to tour worldwide year after year. Recent tourmates include Katatonia, Enslaved, Alcest, Caspian, A Storm of Light, and O’Brother in the last couple of years alone. Described by Rolling Stone as “a perfect hybrid of Neurosis and The Smiths,” the members of Junius have crafted their own distinctive style of genre-bending rock that’s borne of experiments in isolation and asceticism. It’s this austere approach from one of America’s hardest working bands that adds a weighty sense of purpose and intrigue to their output. The band is currently writing their next album and planning further touring in support of their newest release.
“Forcing Out The Silence”, the first EP by Junius, sees his 10th anniversary and Golden Antenna is proud to release this for the first time ever on vinyl on 30th January 2015. The record was especially remastered for this release. The 12″ will feature an etching on the B-Side and a download code as always. 500 copies all on 180 gram vinyl that come on three different colors. The band will be on tour in April 2015 to support the 10th anniversary for this release.
“A perfect hybrid of Neurosis and The Smiths, striking a stunning balance of brutality and beauty. Spellbinding and heartbreaking, gripping from the first note to the last. A hard rock dream come true.”
— Rolling Stone
“A rich, immersive experience, a bleak jewel of a record that takes obsession as its theme and rewards it in equal measure.”
“Nothing short of breathtaking. 9/10”
— Rock Sound
“Beautifully crafted, genuinely intellectual, and deeply moving.”
— Alternative Press