Prosthetic Records Holiday Party with Junius, So Hideous, In Aeona
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Mesmerizing post-metal outfit JUNIUS are excited to reveal their first new music in over three years with their new full-length album "Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light" (ERAL) due out March 3, 2017 via PROSTHETIC RECORDS.
The album marks the completion of their conceptual trilogy which began in 2009 with their evoking LP "The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist", depicted by Rolling Stone as "a perfect hybrid of Neurosis and The Smiths". Releasing a one-off album "Reports from the Threshold of Death" in 2011 to commemorate their signing with Prosthetic Records, JUNIUS then returned to their conceptual project with their critically acclaimed 2014 EP "Days of the Fallen Sun", lauded by Pitchfork as their "strongest and most sensuous work to date".
Recorded, mixed and mastered with longtime friend and producer Will Benoit (Caspian, Rosetta), "Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light" takes inspiration from Elisabeth Haich's autobiography "Initiation", whilst touching on topics including karma, reincarnation and spiritual development across it's ten melodically divine tracks. Following the departure of former members Mike Repasch-Nieves (guitars), the album was written and performed entirely by vocalist/guitarist Joseph E. Martinez and drummer Dana Filloon, and also features guest appearances from Drew Speziale (Circle Takes the Square) and Gian Minardi (General Public).
Having formed in 2008 and with two EPs and a full-length under their belts, Brooklyn’s orchestral post-metal outfit, So Hideous, released their most ambitious offering to date with their seven song conceptual opus, Laurestine in early 2016.
Founded by Brandon Cruz (guitar), his intent was to score soundtracks to films that have yet to be made and sites Arvo Part, Ennio Morricone and Beethoven as his main influences. After many lineup changes, Brandon eventually enlisted his brother Chris (bass/vocals) and childhood friends Etienne Vazquez (guitar) and Danny Moncada (drums) to round out the group.
It’s safe to say that So Hideous write music a little differently than most bands of their genre. Each song starts off being written on piano with the orchestration built in next. The guitars, bass and drums fall into place only after the orchestral foundation is complete.
For the members of Boston's InAeona, the second half of 2011 is going to be a whirlwind. Wanderlust is striking again, so the band will be heading out for another national tour, this time in support of the recently recorded limited edition vinyl split with Seattle's He Whose Ox Is Gored. After returning from the tour, the band will hole up in drummer James Dunham's apartment to finish writing and recording the full-length followup to their fantastic 2010 EP Blue Sky All Day.
The band's debut EP showcases the kind of songwriting chops that only come with time. And that's for good reason. The band has been making music together for nearly a decade.
The songs on the album bounce back and forth between ethereal, crushing and hypnotizing, landing the band somewhere between Tool and M83. But comparisons like that don't do the band justice. Montreal music blog Hardtimes summed this up perfectly in their review of Blue Sky All Day: "...the thing I liked best about InAeona was the difficulty I had pinning down their sound into a neat, compartmentalized package."
The music hearkens to a time when writing big rock songs was an art form and not something meant to be packaged and marketed to sell beer and trucks.
The tour kicks off in Worcester and will take the band through the midwest and south, to the West Coast and back to the band's hometown of Boston, MA. Check the Concert section for more details.
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