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Boston, Massachusetts, United States (2003 – present)

Junius is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, United States that formed in 2003. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Joseph E. Martinez, guitarist Michael Repasch-Nieves, bassist Joel Munguia and drummer Dana Filloon. The band’s name is taken after Junius, the pseudonym of a political writer who lived during the late 18th century.

Junius’s first releases were two EPs on Radar Recordings, Forcing Out the Silence and Blood is Bright. In 2007, they reissued the EPs on a single self-titled CD. This album was also released on Radar Recordings.

Their first full-length, The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist, was released on November 10, 2009 through the label The Mylene Sheath in the United States and Make My Day Records in Europe. The album is inspired by the writings of theorist Immanuel Velikovsky and took the group nearly three years to complete. On May 20, 2011, it was announced that Junius would be covering the song Firehead by Hum. The song was included in the cover album Songs of Farewell and Departure: A Tribute to HUM, which was released on September 6, 2011. Junius released a split EP with the band Rosetta which contained the track A Dark Day With Night on September 27, 2011.


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  • malhateg

    So goddamn beautiful. Wish I've discovered them earlier.

    11 Dec 4:08am Reply
  • AtmosphericPhil

    I like how they named themselves after the anonymous polecmicist Junius, who lived in the eighteenth century.

    3 Oct 11:30pm Reply
  • kamooo

    very underrated band

    28 Sep 11:14am Reply
  • antoniopedromp

    Days of the Fallen Sun is actually good, but I couldn't enjoy it more because of the terrible, TERRIBLE mixing. It just not fits in my ears, the sounds of the instruments are so out of place.

    15 Sep 12:45am Reply
  • meolnir

    @veitie: blueneck. "the fallen host" by blueneck might fit perfectly to your need for atmospheric and apocalyptic music.. it's the heaviest one by blueneck and has a cathartic effect on my emotions. besides, all stuff by this band is highly recommended!

    28 Jul 1:04am Reply
  • Serja

    2Veitie: Constants

    19 Jul 10:22pm Reply
  • Veitie

    Do you guys know any similar band like Junius, making such atmospheric and apocalyptic music? Diggin' that new EP!

    14 Jul 11:55pm Reply
  • eternalgenesis

    The vocalist is kind of annoying but they're pretty good

    9 Jun 3:28am Reply
  • meolnir

    if the band's concept beyond "the martyrdom of a catastrophist" is at least close to my ideas and interpretations concerning this album, than it's one of the most brilliant and saddest albums of all time for me.....

    8 Jun 12:53am Reply
  • riverofstars

    You guys do realize that Days of the Fallen Sun has 2 old songs on it, right? Also, it's not mastered properly. The sound is awful.

    1 Jun 5:39am Reply
  • AlexandraMaya

    guys make so cool music!!!

    25 May 4:34am Reply
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  • macbeth_goth

    my Days of the Fallen Sun review

    2 May 5:00pm Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    i love this band's vocals

    8 Apr 6:57am Reply
  • Rusudxc

    Forgiving the Cleansing Meteor is a divine song, sooo much emotion! <3

    30 Mar 11:08pm Reply
  • huiva

    Hi all. Listen to: Russian post rock / ambient / instrumental

    12 Mar 7:00pm Reply
  • Electric__Frost

    The song A Dark Day With Night makes me think of the story Nightfall by Isaac Asimov. It's not just the obvious notion of darkness but the feeling of inpending catastrophe and the madness that ensues. Has anyone else read the story and felt a connection?

    11 Mar 4:15pm Reply
  • FuckingJens666

    Days of the Fallen Sun is so incredibly beautiful and addictive. Jesus christ!

    2 Mar 12:31pm Reply
  • noisemo

    @Bogatzke just got my copy today, it's beautiful.

    26 Feb 12:59pm Reply
  • SarahSelas

    new EP is really, REALLY good

    23 Feb 10:18am Reply
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