I believe the last time JUNIUS played lived was in 2017. The last time in Boston anyway was in April of that year. There also have been a worldwide pandemic and some member changes since then, expanding the lineup to a five piece.
Benji Gram (Lesser Glow), Drew Speziale (Circle Takes the Square), and Orion Wainer (Constants) now fill out the string instruments accompanying guitarist and vocalist Joseph E. Martinez and drummer Dana Filloon. JUNIUS is also working on songs to comprise their fifth album.
In other news the post-metal band announced reissues of their 2004 album Forcing Out the Silence and 2006’s Blood is Bright under a new title, Volume 1. Not only that but a 10 year anniversary reissue of their critically acclaimed album The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist.
For this re-issue, the album was remixed by Tom Syrowski, who mixed Mastodon’s Grammy winning album The Emperor of Sand together with Brendon O’Brian and remastered by Billy Bowers (Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam, Mastodon). All the artwork has been redesigned and comes in a very special gatefold sleeve with a stunning large-surface hot foil embossing.