Shooting video by Christian Pizzigoni - www.ilchri.it
Video editing by: Gabriele Baroni
Produced by: Globalsoundnet s.a.s – www.globalsoundnet.com
Driver: Paolo Tosi
Motostunt man: Alex "Ferro" Ferrara
with Extemporae Motociclignoranti - www.extemporae.com/moto
Officina Motociclignoranti, Tradate VA, - www.motociclignoranti.com
Extemporae Cafè, Tradate VA - www.extemporae.com/cafe
Very special thanks to motoclub 100HP di Tradate - http://www.100hp.com
Audio equipment supplied by Mogar Music
Thanks to Ibanez Guitar, Laney Amp and IK Multimedia
Guitar Customize by Fabio Gobbi & Michele Migi
FRANK CARUSO BIOGRAPHY:
Born in Milan in 1968, he 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. As an
acclaimed guitarist he collaborated with several Italian artists during
the 80 ‘s and early 90 ‘s and thus began his session man activity in
various recording studios. He worked with Franco Battiato in addition
to other major musical productions belonging to the Italian music
scene. In 1992, after graduating in Sacred Music, he opened his own
recording studio where he began the realization of soundtracks
and music for television use and he also worked with the major tv
and radio stations (RAI – Mediaset – Radio 101 – Rock FM).
STARTING COLLABORATION WITH TV
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.
NEW CHAPTER… ARACHNES
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. In 2000 the collaboration
with the label “Underground Symphony” lead ARACHNES towards the release
of the 4 track cd “METAMORPHOSIS”, which undoubtably marked
the change in style of the band which had became Power
/Prog/Symphonic. Between 2001-2003 the Band worked with Scarlet Records
and worked on a fabulous triad of worldwide distributed albums which
attracted audience and obtained great success of international fame.
In 2001, PARALLEL WORLDS was released and distributed in Europe and
In 2002 APOCALYPSE opened the doors to the Japanese market.
In 2003 PRIMARY FEAR confirmed and strengthened the presence of the
band in Europe and Japan.
At the same time Frank continued with musical productions for
television broadcast and in 2005 he finished recording “IN PRAISE OF
SCIENCE” which was published in 2006 in accordance with the label.
FIRST SOLO ALBUM
In 2006, after months of negotiations with various labels, Frank
decided to repeat his collaboration with Undergound Symphony and he
started working on his solo project “KALEIDOSCOPE”, an album that
Frank himself describes as: “ the expression of pure guitar fun with no
supposed commercial aims and differing from the market trends, a
joyful succession of notes just for music’s sake”. This “purely
artistic” choice lead the production towards distribution via
internet and also involved the great publisher GUITAR9. Therefore Frank
Caruso’s solo-cd was also distributed in America.
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. Since November 2007 Frank has been drafting articles concerning
digital recordings with the important magazine COMPUTER MUSIC &
FROM STRINGS 24 TO THUNDER RISING
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 by
At the same time of the release of ARACHNES new album,
Frank gets in touch with one of his “legends ”or better Mark Boals, Y.J
Malsteen’s singer. A great musical understanding sparks between the two
and it is Mark who proposes singing a few songs that had actually
been written and composed as television soundtracks by Frank who
has been involved in this activity since the mid-90s.
The result is amazing, a mix of Blues with an American Hard
Rock mould and some neoclassical hints in which Boals’
reigns. The first album of the same name THUNDER RISING feat. Mark
Boals (Videoradio ed./Self Distribution) which boasts great feedback
from worldwide critics was released in 2013. Mark’s
commitments with the Dokken tour in the following year
meant that he could only be involved in the following album with his
contribution and participation in one song only. The new album by
Thunder Rising SOLE FREEDOM, for which Mark Boals sang The Best Things
are Free, was released in 2015. The remaining songs were sung by the
talented home grown singer Alessio Spini who became the “resident
vocalist” in live performances between 2013 and 2015.
In 2015 Frank was contacted by internationally renowned keyboardist,
Master Mistheri who wanted him as a guitarist for a new project.
A great musical understanding arose between the two and Mistheria
asked Frank to collaborate as arranger for the
Vivaldi Metal Project. This lead to the arrangement of Vivaldi’s
Autumn which was named the Age of Dreams and boasted
unprecedented collaboration : Mark Boals vocals, MARK LEPOND (Symphony
X) on bass, JOHN MACALUSO (Malmsteen) on drums and FRANK CARUSO
on guitar in addition to a number of amazing classical musicians among
violinists and singers. In 2016 Frank was on stage as a guest alongside
Mark Boals for the Italian Triology Tour.
While he was working on the Vivaldi Metal Project Frank met Rob ROCK,
his idol dating dack to MARS (McAlpine, Aldridge, Rock, Sarzo).
Frank proposed a few songs to Rob to listen to and as a
result ROB wrote the lyrics and melodyto Higher
Ground which went on to become the single and video of the new solo
album KALEIDOSCOPE vol. II.
The sound is diverse and brings together all the experiences of recent
years, from progressive moments in which the Italian program is
influential. (Between 2010 and 2013 Frank drafted some soundtracks with
keyboardist Flavio Premoli ). The contribution of action movie and
sound CINEMATIC Orchestra, a genre in which Frank has composed several
titles for TV and Fiction was also very influential .
Since 2014 Frank has consolidated his partnership with Ibanez and
Laney of whom he is the official endorser. He produced and recorded the
track Silent Lake Precisely for IBANEZ which became the presentation
video at NAMM 2016 for a new acoustic guitar model.
In 2017 Frank Caruso has become the official endorser and
beta-tester for the software house IK Multimedia, a sector in which he
can make the most of his decade of experience as a beta tester on
behalf of several trade magazines.
He has just finished recording Kaleidoscope VOL. II and is
already working on other projects…..
1. Silent Lake
2. Higher Ground (feat. Bob Rock)
4. Hello Krueger
5. Sunset Strip
6. Back to Power
7. Trip to the Moon
8. Battle of Giants
9. Break the Cage
10. The Best Things are Free
11. Progressive Age
12. Magic Mountain
AVAILABLE IN DIGITAL FORMATS FROM ITUNES, APPLE MUSIC, AMAZON, SPOTIFY
ETC ON MARCH 30