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Djunah's second album, "Femina Furens," is a visceral exploration of rage and healing. Lyrical and raw, the record fuses influences from formal poetry (John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Sylvia Plath) and heavy music (PJ Harvey, Hum, Neurosis). The album, whose title is Latin for "furious woman," is a reflection on diagnosis and continuing recovery with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). Animals, chariots/sleighs, and mythological figures appear prominently on the album as a way of exploring themes of emotional regulation, power, and control — some of the core features of trauma disorders.

Named one of the best metal records of 2023 by Bandcamp Daily, the album features artwork inspired by representations of the divine feminine in 1970s sci-fi metal art, particularly the work of French artist Philippe Caza for “Métal hurlant” (later republished in the US as “Heavy Metal" magazine).

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Chicago-based noise rock project Djunah spotlights the talents of Donna Diane, who pulls triple duty, simultaneously playing guitar, singing, and pulverizing a Moog bass organ with her foot — a feat some have described as "mind-blowing."

Known for a massive, intense live sound, Djunah is fueled as much by big emotions as it is by love of gear. Diane, who has been featured on Premiere Guitar's Rig Rundown, is a self-described gearhead who learned to build footswitches to make simultaneously playing both instruments possible.

​CVLT Nation called Djunah’s first album, "Ex Voto" (2019), “an angular noise rock escalator run on power and beauty … a record that should be heard by all music lovers, no matter what scene you are a part of.” New Noise called it “an instant classic, like we’ve got a new Melvins on our hands.” Everything Is Noise raved, “Seismic guitar ... 100% pure emotion ... You gotta see it to believe it.”