On November 18th, Junius, a metalgaze quartet hailing from Boston, will be celebrating a very special anniversary. Ten years ago their very first EP Forcing Out The Silence was released and that was just the beginning of their journey. During these years Junius have polished their skills, evolved their unique sound and, through records and tours around the world, marked their position on the map of modern alternative rock bands.
Their releases didn’t pass unnoticed by legends such as The Rolling Stone describing them as “hybrid of Neurosis and The Smiths, striking a stunning balance of brutality and beauty,” or Guitar World saying “If shoegaze doom metal were a genre, Junius would most certainly be the kings of it.” During over 700 concerts all over the globe their fans most certainly did acknowledge Junius for their live performances as well.
To top their artistic heritage, Junius teamed up with Science of Silence Records to release Forcing Out The Silence on Nov. 18, for the first time as a standalone vinyl piece. With all the tracks remastered for vinyl by Will Benoit of The Radar Studio (Caspian, Constants, Gifts From Enola) to provide the best possible experience, guitarist Michael Repasch-Nieves will have the original artwork adjusted to the new format. The release will be limited to 500 vinyls with four different colour variants in offer: Black (180g), White, Red and a White/Black Swirl. All versions will have a B-Side etching and every copy is accompanied by a digital download of the remastered album together with an unreleased demo version of the track From The Isle of the Blessed.
If you did not have the chance to discover their music during the entire 10 years since the first release of Junius, this anniversary is the perfect opportunity to explore new horizons of rock music (Be sure to check out the video off of their 2011 album “Reports From The Threshold of Death” below to give you a rough idea). And for those who already knew about Junius, now is a great chance to celebrate together with the band.
WATCH: JUNIUS – ALL SHALL FLOAT
Pre-order Junius – Forcing Out The Silence EP here.
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