Francesco Fareri was born on April 15th, 1978 in Rome and started to play guitar at the beginning of 1995
immediately with an electric one.
Early influences were Yngwie Malmsteen, Shawn Lane, Greg Howe, Marty Friedman and above all Jason Becker and Vitalij Kuprij and thanks to their music Francesco started to write
and record his own music so in 1999 his first instrumental demo was reviewed by Guitar 9 undiscovered artist
and on Whiplash, a Brazilian magazine.
In late 2000 Francesco really excited from the feedback of the past demo started to record his debut album, an instrumental total shred cd
called "Suspension" that was officially released in summer 2001
and worldwide distributed including also M.A.C.E. music the personal label of guitarist Michael Angelo Batio.
In the same time Chops From Hell started to release Francesco instructional methods
Arpeggios on may 2002, 'High Shred Techs' on January 2003 and 'Intese Guitar Playing' on March 2004.
In late 2003 Vitalij Kuprij asked Francesco to partecipate with a guitar solo in his fourth solo
album called 'Forward and Beyond' that was released in 2004 by Yamaha Music/Lion Music featuring apart from Vitalij also guitarists as Michael Romeo (Symphony X), George Bellas, Jeff Kollman,
Roger Staffelbach (Artension), Borislav Mitic and Michael Harris.
In the next years Francesco finished to record and produce his second solo album called
"Forbidden Dimension" including
players as Kyle Honea on bass, Jon Doman on drums (tracked and engineered by Greg Howe at his
personal studio), Vitalij Kuprij all piano and keyboards on one song and Bob Katsionis
keyboards solos on 5 songs and the album was released by Lion Music on July 2005.
Immediately after the release of the second album Francesco wanted to write his third solo album "Secrets Within"
because he wanted to add some new fresh ideas into his music recording a double cd divided into two sections, one heavy and one
acoustic just to show better all his musical ideas, feelings and the way to consider music. Francesco believes this album to be the best material
he has ever released and the one that best represents himself.
The album includes bassist Kyle Honea, drummer Lucrezio de Seta and pianist/keyboardist
there Vitalij Kuprij and Bob Katsionis.
The album was released by Lion Music in middle 2007 and the CD
contains extra material as photos, mp3, tabs, a diary of the making of and much more.
In the next years Francesco took some time to write new material and created his progressive metal band
Virtual Mind and in 2011 released the debut album called "Shattered Silence" digitally distributed
by Lion Music and physically released and distributed by
Last Debate Records and world wide distributed including Century Media/CM distro.
2012 started with the re-release of album Forbidden Dimension and Suspension, both cds include backing tracks and new arrangements
and Bob Katsionis is again the guest player on Suspension that has been completely re-recorded from beginning to end.
In 2013 Francesco released his fourth solo album called MECHANISM RELOADED featuring guest solos from JEFF LOOMIS and JON FINN. He signed an exclusive distribution
deal with POWER PROG that will distribute the CD format in USA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA and JAPAN.
In January 2015, Francesco, was invited to attend NAMM in Anaheim CA USA performing for 3 days at GHS and ESP booth with artists as Alex Skolnick, George Lynch, Frank Bello, Gary Holt and many more!
Check out the ESP NAMM artist performance list
In 2016 Francesco released his fifth instrumental solo album and was invited in Japan by ESP Guitars to make a masterclass at MI MUSICIANS INSTITUTE and played at TOKYO MUSIC FAIR at ESP Booth with guest TAKAYOSHI OHMURA, also during that days Francesco recorded a video for YOUNG GUITAR MAGAZINE.
At the beginning of 2017 Francesco started a collaboration with the popular magazine from Japan YOUNG GUITAR MAGAZINE writing monthly columns about 7 string shred licks!