Every so often a band crawls out of the pool of music to voice a view the masses want to give ear to but are intimidated by liberal loudmouths and can’t. LaJune is the anti-cooperative to those who deem themselves “politically correct.” In fact, lyrically they go against the grain of the norm by incorporating metal, hard rock and a slight “twang” to the vocals which results in a Fusion Metal of sorts.
Musically intriguing, the melodies are catchy, lyrics meaningful yet easy, with rhythms you’ll want to bang your head to. Hair flying, fists in the air and dark excitement fuel audiences whether they understand the music or not. Hard to deny when you’re caught up in the show, really.
During live shows you find yourself writhing with the music unable to control your body since the music kicks you in the ass. Down and dirty, to the point and in your face, it’s like Pantera meets Heart in some respects. But how can this be as the spectrum is so different? Because at times the melodies are soft and delicate but the underlying music is hard, rockin’ and aggressive.
WHAT HAPPENED HERE?
As time progressed, LaJune’s daily life was filled with unfair and relentless employers, lying politicians and physical and mental abuse which needed music to vent. This is a Venting: a true musical release which keeps them in check enabling them to slap the face of eternal oppression. Using the writing as a way to unmask evil intentions of government and religious leaders and expose personal experiences creates poetic and comprehensive thoughts which lead the listener to a euphoric release of feelings including aggression.
The music is mental candy which gives pleasure and satisfaction to LaJune since the music will never go away. They believe in expressing feelings through articulate statements that are truthful and honest, hard driving music and theatrical performances.
THE BAND AT A GLANCE:
April LaJune, vocalist, keyboards, lyrics and arrangements, is a radical against the system which oppresses anyone. Her pen is just as mighty as her daggers. A perfectionist and intimidating front for LaJune, audiences catch the vibe which exudes from her stage performances. They understand what she’s saying getting caught up in the music as fists pump and heads bang in agreement.
Tim LaJune, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, music writer, is a “stand up for yourself” kind of guy. He’s driven by his thoughts and feelings which result in deep, dark melodies complimenting the drums and bass. Uniquely artistic, using electric 6-string, 7-string and acoustic guitars to bring the songs to life you will experience the abyss which can occupy the mind if not let out.
Jay Elam, 6-string bass player and acoustic/electric lead, is a self-proclaimed Atheist. Don’t be mistaken, he believes in right/wrong – just not the deity aspect which influences most people’s lives. Aggressive bass rhythms and a “rubber-band” tone create the unique fusion metal sound which is LaJune.
Derrick Linzie, aggressive percussion and acoustic/electric guitar, brings his influences of punk and metal to the force of the music. Double and triple bass beats with tom fills bring the atmosphere of seriousness to what could be just another metal band. Instead, he sets the tone for what’s about to come – a full force, in your face aggression for socio-political change that needs to happen.
WARNING: The above BIO could be hazardous to your musical health, but in actuality, it will bring you closer to your own emotional release.