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From Frontiers:

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of "Perfect Storm", the debut album from Crossing Rubicon, a new collaboration featuring multi-instrumentalist/producer Cenk Eroglu (ex-Winger, Xcarnation) and singer John Bisaha (The Babys), on July 8, 2022. 

Eroglu was introduced to Bisaha through Frontiers and they started Crossing Rubicon, their new musical partnership which is going to deliver pure and unadulterated melodic rock with a freshness and feel of 'today'. Eroglu's oldest son Efe (guitars, keyboards), his youngest son Reis Ali (drums), and special guest musicians Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, ex-Mr. Mister), Ray Coburn (Honeymoon Suite), Holly Bisaha, and McKenna Bisaha also contribute.

"As a composer and producer I've worked on many different styles of music, but in my heart I have always been a melodic rock musician,” says Cenk Eroglu. "I recorded demos in this style between 1984 and 1998 and wrote more than 500 songs, all of which are pure, classic melodic rock. I tried to find the right singer/songwriter partner for years and it was an impossible mission. Meeting John Bisaha was a miracle. He is not only an amazing singer/songwriter, but also, spiritually, he was the missing piece for my reason to write songs. Together, we chose 11 songs for this album and I truly believe they are really unique. We called our band Crossing Rubicon (yes, that river in Italy that Caesar crossed - if you know the story). I was on the edge of that river for many years and I crossed it when John and I joined forces. If you are in love with real melodic rock, then this is it! I am so thankful that I found John and Frontiers to lead the way. I can't wait to share these songs with you!"

"As a child born in the early 60's, I have had the pleasure of being exposed to an extraordinary range of music and styles. "From Bach to Rock", as many say. When I REALLY started getting into music, I locked myself in my room in my teen years to absorb as much as I could and sing as many styles as I could. I naturally gravitated to the 'then' styles of rock, which are now considered 'classic/melodic/album-oriented'. We really had no genre name for it back then! When my 'style' of music left for a sabbatical when the flannel shirts and rap took over the airwaves, I knew I had to recreate myself and hoped the day would come for a rebirth of my style of music. I have followed Frontiers for quite awhile now and hoped for the day that I could become part of the family and bring a bit of myself (and my family!) to the party. Once I was contacted by Mario and put in touch with Cenk, all of the pieces fell together. It just felt RIGHT! I've partnered up with a great songwriter, musician, producer, but more importantly, a friend and partner, something that is rarely found these days. Thank you Mario, Serafino, and the rest of The Frontiers Family for this opportunity. I think you'll enjoy what comes out of this," says vocalist John Bisaha.

Fans of classic melodic rock will find much to love with Crossing Rubicon's debut album, "Perfect Storm"!

 

“Perfect Storm” Tracklisting:

1. Perfect Storm

2. Reason To Die

3. Scar

4. Too Late

5. On The Run

6. 100 Thousand Years

7. Never Again

8. Cry Me A River

9. Get Away

10. Crash & Burn (Feat Holly Bisaha)

11. Time (Without You)

 

LINE-UP:

John Bisaha - Lead Vocals, Bass

Cenk Eroglu - Guitars, Keyboards, Background Vocals

Additional Musicians :

Efe Eroglu - Guitars, Keyboards

Reis Ali Eroglu - Drums

 

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Sounds good but what's a crossing rubicon?

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1 hour ago, Thomas/Coastline said:

Sounds good but what's a crossing rubicon?

Rubicon is a river. According to Wikipedia:

The phrase "crossing the Rubicon" is an idiom that means that one is passing a point of no return. Its meaning comes from allusion to the crossing of the Rubicon by Julius Caesar in early January 49 BC.

His crossing of the river precipitated Caesar's civil war, which ultimately led to Caesar's becoming dictator for life (dictator perpetuo). Caesar had been appointed to a governorship over a region that ranged from southern Gaul toIllyricum. As his term of governorship ended, the Senate ordered Caesar to disband his army and return to Rome. As it was illegal to bring armies into Italy, the northern border of which was marked by the river Rubicon, his crossing the river under arms was synonymous with insurrection, treason, and a declaration of war on the state. According to some authors, he uttered the phrase alea iacta est ("the die is cast") before crossing.

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And balls, like in "Temple Balls, isn't the jizzing stones I've come to understand.

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6 hours ago, Thomas/Coastline said:

And balls, like in "Temple Balls, isn't the jizzing stones I've come to understand.

Haha. 

Temple balls are balls made from cannabis resin. It's an ancient tradition where people would roll cannabis leaves in their hands to extract the resin. The resin would eventually stick to their hands, and then they would form the resin into balls. 

They look delicious.

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On 5/11/2022 at 12:34 PM, AlphaMale said:

I thought this was CJ Snare's band. I was totally fooled.

CJ's band is Rubicon Cross

Hashtag me too. 

 

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On 5/12/2022 at 8:52 PM, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Geoff's balls. 

They look delicious.

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And I heard they're pretty nutritious too! :poke:

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Ok, the singer looks exactly like Dave Mustaine lol and honestly don't like the name of the band as well BUT fortunately the songs are excellent. 

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Four excellent songs in Perfect Storm, Reason to Die, Too Late, and 100 thousand years. 

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A very solid album. Just lacks the one real killer track

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On 7/9/2022 at 3:07 AM, Stefan said:

New video for 'Too Late'.

 

 

Brilliant tune... reminds me of prime MSG, to be honest. Maybe a slight 'Anytime' vibe? But a magnificent song. 

But the song I've had in my head all week is '100 thousand years.' Man I love that one.

I rated this album fairly earlier in the year, but with a bit of a jumbled year of listening I haven't concentrated too much on albums this year. Listening to everything now, and I have to say that this album stood out as one I maybe did not give it's due credit. Those two songs are excellent, and I also like 'Get Away' and 'Crash & Burn' of the rest. Some nice gear on here. 

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