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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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  • eternal_absence

    hoodie rock (2) haha true

    28 Jul 5:20pm Reply
  • Signaltree

    hoodie rock

    15 Jul 6:18pm Reply
  • JohnLateralus If you like Post-Rock/Metal, you will probably dig this album my roommate just released!!

    21 May 12:23am Reply

    junius > sex

    23 Apr 12:26am Reply
  • Xenoptys

    fucking awesome band

    19 Apr 7:29am Reply
  • Vreath

    They are live so much better, the lights and atmosphere they are able to produce is breathtaking.

    8 Apr 3:51pm Reply
  • NanCipriano

    still waiting for the third full lenght release

    25 Mar 7:14pm Reply
  • malhateg

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

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • AtmosphericPhil

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

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • kamooo

    very underrated band

    28 Sep 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Serja

    2Veitie: Constants

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Veitie

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

    14 Jul 2014 Reply
  • eternalgenesis

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

    9 Jun 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • AlexandraMaya

    guys make so cool music!!!

    25 May 2014 Reply
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  • macbeth_goth

    my Days of the Fallen Sun review

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • Rusudxc

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

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
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