Track Of The Day: Junius
They’ve got studious beards, come from New England, have a sound on the spacier side of Isis, and have just released a concept album inspired one of the most controversial intellectuals of the 20th Century. That’s good enough for Junius to provide the latest Track Of The Day. Click here for previous Tracks Of The Day.
The band were formed in 2004. The same year Joseph E. Martinez (guitar/vocals), Michael Repasch-Nieves (guitar), Joel Munguia (bass) and Dana Filloon (drums) released the EP Forcing Out The Silence. Their work ethic was so high that, in the course of the next year, the foursome played 200 shows.
The Blood Is Bright EP came next in 2006, followed by their self-titled debut album in 2007. Now the band are back with their most ambitious project to date. Taking the life and works of Immanuel Velikovsky and turning these into a conceptual piece is a real challenge. Velikovsky wrote a number of controversial books reinterpreting the events of ancient times. He took history, science and religion, weaving them into a unified theory that outraged orthodox religious beliefs.
The album’s called The Martyrdom Of A Catastrophist. And Junius have used all their experimental dark rock talents to do justice to his tale and theories.
You can download the song Stargazers And Gravediggers at http://www.mylenesheath.com/artist.html – make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page.
For further info, go to www.myspace.com/junius