Phenomenal arranger, rip-roaring guitar player, and class-producer, Frank Caruso is the mastermind of the amazing Italian Metal bands ARACHNES and THINDER RISING among other great projects!
Born in Milan in 1968, Frank Caruso started with classical studies playing guitar and piano at the age of 8. At the age of 12 he published his first record, a 45 rpm for a melodic rock band called MACID. At the age of 17 he founded FIREHOUSE, a band formed by schoolmates that went on to release a couple of albums, one of which was entitled (LABYRINTH) and was distributed all over Europe.
In 1994 he started a genuine collaboration with the Mediaset Group for which he realized a series of commercials and some important jingles. Since he was tired of producing music for other artists and of the activity of session man, in 1996 he decided to devote himself to a new project, and in 1997, from the ashes of FIREHOUSE, his new project ARACHNES came to light. In 1998 ARACHNES published “THE GODDESS TEMPLE”, a CD for Lucretia Records and the band attracted international critics attention and appeared in compilations alongside bands like STRATOVARIOUS and ANGRA. Between 2001-2003 the band worked with Scarlet Records and worked on a fabulous triad of worldwide distributed albums which attracted audience and with great success of audience and international fame.
At the same time Frank continued with musical production for television broadcast and in 2005 he finished recording “IN PRAISE OF SCIENCE”. In 2006, after months of negotiations with various labels, Frank decided to repeat his collaboration with Underground Symphony and he started working on his solo project “KALEIDOSCOPE”. Between 2006 and 2007 he realized a new package of 20 blues-style songs for television use and from January 2007 he devoted himself to the fantastic new project called DARKLIGHT that also included a feminine entry.
In 2008 he began a new guitar project called STRINGS 24 and the following year he released his first self-titled album (STRING 24) for the well-known label “Lion Music”. “SPEAK” his second cd was released by Videoradio Editions in 2011. He also published “A NEW DAY” in 2011. which marks the new chapter by historic band Arachnes, and is available in digital download only from Lion Music and distributed in a special edition version.
Since 2013 Frank is involved in THUNDER RISING project with Yngwie Malmsteens’s singer Mark Boals.
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