A new collaboration featuring Turkish artist Cenk Eroglu (ex-Winger, Xcarnation) and singer John Bisaha (The Babys). Through Frontiers, Eroglu was introduced to Bisaha and they started Rubikon, which is going to offer fans nothing but pure and unadulterated Melodic Rock harkening back to the glory days of AOR and bringing it forward to this day. They are currently recording their debut album with Eroglu’s young son Efe (guitars, keyboards) and some special guest musicians like Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, ex-Mr. Mister), Ray Coburn (Honeymoon Suite), and Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake) among others. Rubikon’s debut album is anticipated for release in 2022.
“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 Rubikon (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-
Stay tuned for more news on Rubikon’s debut album as it becomes available. And be sure to follow the band on social media to keep up to date with their progress.
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