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Crossing the Rubicon, commonly abbreviated as CTR, is an American progressive instrumental rock and metal band from Beavercreek, Ohio. Formed in 2012 , the band consists of Alejandro Licano (production, guitars, synths), and Zack Mann (drums, percussion)
Their debut L.P. “"Matter"” was self released in 2018 on their independent label SONARC Productions, preceded by their first extended play, “Ascension” released in 2015, and a series of singles including 2016’s “Bloom” and 2017’s “The Sum of All Things”. 2021 saw Crossing the Rubicon release their second extended play “Anthologies Vol 1.”, which includes re-recordings of songs spanning their discography and “The Oneiroi” which is a revisit of their 2013 “The Oneiroi” L.P which was pulled from ‘canon’ due to its underdeveloped production and poor reception.
Since 2017, Alejandro has been joined by several incredible local musicians in the Dayton area. All of whom have provided a massive line-up of gifted musicians and producers who propelled the writing, and even live performance of a once “bed-room” project.
Unsurprisingly, Crossing the Rubicon's sound is somewhat eclectic. Their progressive strain of music has seen them fuse Jazz, Experimental, Metal, Djent and even EDM, utilizing electronic elements creating moments of avant-garde art. Not a group to shy away from the unorthodox, they’ve successfully carved out a name for themselves with unique orchestration, polymeter grooves and shredding guitars into a pensive and epic sound unlike any other.
Crossing the Rubicon are currently sitting on a healthy discography of two EPs (Ascension, and Anthologies Vol.1), three singles (“Bloom”, The Sum of All Things and The Oneiroi), and a full-length LP ("Matter"). They’ve received notable mentions from the likes of The Circle Pit, New Noise Magazine, Progstravaganza, and Everything is Noise to name just a few.
Crossing the Rubicon has a new EP in the works, currently titled "Metempsychosis".
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