Hi everyone! I’m Rocco, an Italian dude from a little town near Venice.
Since I was a little kid I’ve always been surrounded by music, mainly because of my father’s love for British rock and music in general. Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and Zeppelin were my first inspirations; they brought me to start playing drums at the age of ten, but it wasn’t until I first heard Slash’s playing in GnR that I fell deeply in love with the guitar!
I released my first full length album in 2013 as Plastic Mind Frequencies, an instrumental prog-metal project heavily influenced by bands like Periphery and Animals as Leaders. From then on I started focusing more on the genre I grew up with, mainly 80s hard rock/metal. I formed ShockFront, together with singer/guitarist Valentino Francavilla, and released the band’s first EP in 2015.
I’m currently playing live with Loud & Clear, an 80's hard-rock cover band, besides teaching guitar, working on several projects in my studio and shooting YouTube videos concerning guitar playing and demoing.