Junius (album)

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Junius Self Titled Album Cover.gif
Cover Artwork by Michael Repasch-Nieves
Compilation album by Junius
Released October 8, 2007 (UK)
October 9, 2007 (US)
February 8, 2008 (EU)
Genre Art rock, post-rock, indie rock
Length 41:22 (standard edition)
45:41 (bonus track edition)
Label The Mylene Sheath, Radar Recordings, & SAF Records
(North America release)
Make My Day Records
(Europe release)
Cargo Records
(UK release)
Producer Will Benoit
Junius chronology
The Fires of Antediluvia
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist
Vinyl edition cover art
The Mylene Sheath - Sheath020

Junius is a self-titled compilation album by American art rock band Junius that compiles the Blood Is Bright EP and the Forcing Out the Silence EP into one collection. The album features remastered tracks from both EPs, while the CD and Vinyl formats include additional content such as expanded artwork, and lyrics.[1]

Decoy Music included Junius in their "Most Anticipated Albums of 2007" list.[2]

Release history[edit]

The compilation was initially released in North America on October 9, 2007 by Radar Recordings, and SAF Records.[3]

To promote the release further, the band made their self-titled album available through European based record label Make My Day Records on February 8, 2008. The Make My Day Records release includes an alternate version of the front cover artwork and an exclusive bonus track titled "Lost in Basilica", a song that was recorded by the band during the The Blood is Bright sessions.[4]

Two years later, Junius was re-released in limited edition vinyl and digital download format via The Mylene Sheath on June 15, 2010 featuring new artwork.[5] The vinyl release has since gone out-of-print.[6]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[7]
Exclaim! (favorable)[8]
The Punk Vault 5/5 stars[9]
Deaf Sparrow Zine 4/5 stars[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Junius

No. Title Length
1. "[Elan Vital]"   1:12
2. "Hiding Knives"   5:27
3. "From the Isle of the Blessed"   5:05
4. "[Elan Fatale]"   2:11
5. "Forcing out the Silence"   6:43
6. "[The Annunciation]"   0:35
7. "Blood Is Bright"   4:51
8. "A Word Could Kill Her"   5:53
9. "In the Hearts of Titans"   5:53
10. "At the Age of Decay"   5:17
Total length:
Import-only bonus track
No. Title Length
11. "Lost in Basilica"   4:19
Total length:



  • Joseph E. Martinez - guitar, vocals
  • Michael Repasch-Nieves - guitar
  • Dave Soucy - bass (tracks 1-5)
  • Kieffer Infantino - bass (tracks 6-11)
  • Dana Filloon - drums



  1. ^ "Radar Recordings RDR-117". Radar Recordings. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  2. ^ roncaq (2007-01-12). "Decoy's Most Anticipated Albums of 2007". Decoy Music. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  3. ^ Mike (2007-10-10). ""junius" remastered reissue in stores and online now!". Myspace. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  4. ^ Mike (2008-02-10). ""junius" now available in Europe". Myspace. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  5. ^ Lueda Alia (2010-05-28). "Featured Stream: Junius". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  6. ^ "JUNIUS - Junius 2xLP translucent red vinyl & black vinyl w/red splatter MISPRESS". The Mylene Sheath. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  7. ^ Jack Rabid. "Junius - Junius". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  8. ^ Liz Worth (2007-11-11). "Junius - Junius". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  9. ^ Admin. (2007-11-17). "Junius – Self-titled LP". The Punk Vault. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  10. ^ Admin. "Junius – S/T review". Deaf Sparrow Zine. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 

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