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DEKALB, Ill. — Chicago band Janus will be joined by TheActionBlast, Heart-Set Self-Destruct, Starter Kit and Paragon at Otto’s Niteclub in DeKalb at 8:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9.
Janus — singer David Scotney, guitarist Mike Tyranski, bassist Alan Quitman and drummer Johnny Salazar — experienced great success with their 2009 debut album, Red Light Return, but the band’s new album, Nox Aeris, reveals how far they’ve come.
That musical revelation is the self-produced Nox Aeris, due March 27 on REALID Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group).
The first single, “Stains,” has already debuted on the Active Rock Chart at No. 32, been featured on Harddrive and is on WIIL (Chicago), KPNT (St. Louis), WCCC (Hartford, Conn.), WBUZ (Nashville, Tenn.), WJJO (Madison, Wis.), WWBN (Flint, Mich.), KUPD (Phoenix), KHTQ (Spokane, Wash.), as well as SiriusXM’s “Octane” Yahoo! Rock and Hard Rock and “Hard Drive XL.”
Early feedback includes Zigz at WBUZ, who said, “If ‘Stains’ is a taste of things to come … then 2012 is going to be a great year for Janus. They’ve hit on a new level with ‘Stains’ … this track is righteous.”
“Stains” explores what can happen when you don’t follow your heart, the marks left on your spirit when you become someone you’re not.
“It embodies what I was trying to say on the record,” said Scotney. “It’s a dark point of view, but represents a cathartic process of self-healing.”
Otto’s Niteclub is at 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, Ill., and can be reached at (815) 758-2715. Tickets are available at www.yourticketstand.com.
For more about the band, visit www.janusmusic.com.