Fusion, intensity and melody, blend the primary
elements from this cohesive progressive rock band.
RC2 brings the right amount of ingredients to take
the style to a new ground, including rhythmic
fusion elements along with the classic melodies.
RC2 was formed in Caracas, Venezuela (South America)
during 1999 as a result of two events: the guts and
heart to play the style of music that always ruled the
soul of the band members, and Radio Clip’s
dissolution. Radio Clip was an emblematic band that
released four albums in Venezuela between 1988 and
1994, selling thousands of albums and concerts
across the country.
Felix Duque (vocals), Eduardo Benatar (drums),
Arturo Torres (bass) and Demian Mejicano (guitar)
contact Rafael Paz (keyboards) in order to work on
what will be the perfect marriage of astonishing
instrumentals and vocals that can mute any sound
that is outside the melody.
The band wrote in only two weeks what they foresaw
would be the recording material for a demo.
However, the project had to be called off when
Arturo Torres left to live in the States for personal
The band came to a complete halt. Then, on December
1999, the four remaining members decided to take in
Pedro Misle (bass player and Eduardo Benatar’s band
mate in the rock band Luz Verde) and enliven the
project, now officially under the RC2 name.
Two months later, they recorded their first 3 song
demo, wich they sent to the prestigious French
label Musea Records.. The response was overwhelming;
the record label was determined to release RC2s first
After learning the news, the five musicians and
producer Francisco Diaz entered a modern studio to
begin recording the album in late 2001. It was released
in June 2003 earning incredible reviews from
progressive rock institutions and fans across the
The band moved to Barcelona, Spain in October 2004,
again with four of the original members, their guitar
player (Demian Mejicano) left the band to pursue a
solo project. A new guitar player was brought in
(Mauricio Berroeta) as the band continues its search
for more straight forward and crude sounds, taking
their music to a new exciting level.
In 2006 they released a special limited edition of their
first album, coupled with a DVD with a concert from
Barcelona. This item is out of print now.
RC2 is currently touring across Spain and Europe.
And just a final word of advice, you don’t want to
miss the live experience of this band; you haven’t seen
Progressive Rock played like this.
In March 2008 the band had the amazing opportunity of being the support band for Dream Theater in one of the South American dates, playing in front of a +7.000 audience. RC2 was chosen by Mike Portnoy himself to stand the test of pleasing DT fans, and they did!!! The same year saw the release of their second album ‘Future Awaits’ which earned another set of great reviews.