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Lux Terminus

LUX TERMINUS (translated as "the light at the end") ws formed in 2016 by three musicians with a shared vision to create unique and powerful instrumental music. Formed by keyboardist Vikram Shankar (Redemption), bassist Brian Craft, and drummer Matthew Kerschner, LUX TERMINUS plays a style of piano-driven progressive rock, informed equally by metal, jazz fusion, and cinematic music. After performing in various bands together over the years, Vikram, Brian and Matt decided to combine their established chemistry and diverse musical interests to create a new project, focused on developing a unique musical approach in a growing and ever-changing progressive music landscape.

After almost two years of writing and recording, LUX TERMINUS released its debut full-length album, The Courage To Be, in August of 2018. Over the course of 10 tracks, the album highlights the band's unique blend of progressive music and features a 21-minute orchestrally driven epic, high-octane jazz fusion, and a variety of other diverse influences including swing and electronic music.

The Courage To Be includes guest performances from several acclaimed musicians: vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergn (ex - The Gathering, Dein Townsend Project, VUUR, et al.), guitarist Timo Somers (Delain, Vengeance), and cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Leprous, Musk Ox). The album was produced by the band and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima (Ayreon, The Gentle Storm, Devin Townsend Project). The album was financed by a crowdfunding campaign which reached its funding goal in under a week.

On The Web:

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Lux Terminus on Instagram

Music To Check Out:

from The Courage To Be (2018):

• "Electrocommunication"
• "Miles Away"
• "The Courage to Be" (feat. Timo Somers & Raphael Weinroth-Browne)
• "Epilogue - Fly (IV)" (feat. Anneke van Giersberge)

To hear music from all of this year's bands,
please visit the MUSIC page.

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THE BAND

VIKRAM SHANKAR
(Keyboards)

BRIAN CRAFT
(Bass)

MATTHEW KERSCHNER
(Drums)

THE MUSIC

The Courage To Be cover

The Courage To Be (2018)
THE WORD

“Stunning... there is no doubt regarding the captivating quality of Lux Terminus's dazzling debut.”
- NATIONAL ROCK REVIEW

“What a breath of fresh air this... a treat for fans of thinky piano-led prog.”
- PROG Magazine

“There is a demonstrable cinematic quality...there's depth, a richness of sound and a deftness that brings things to life so beautifully. Nothing is forced, nothing is contrived, and it comes across as smooth and effortlessly elegant... about as good as technical, complex instrumental fusion/progressive music gets."
- MAN OF MUCH METAL

“The best and most exhilarating keyboard performance of the year... easily on of the best instrumental albums I've ever heard, and an absolut must hear for any serious prog fan.”
- THE PROG MIND

“A beautiful gift of rich and entrancing music... (their music) is the light at the end and a balm to the soul.”
- METAL WANI

“Wonderfully fresh... A beautiful, dense, and thoughtful package.”
- EverythingIsNoise