Frank Aresti

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Frank Aresti
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Background information
Born (1967-09-12) September 12, 1967 (age 49)
Genres Progressive metal, industrial, electronic
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass, programming
Years active 1984–present
Associated acts Fates Warning, Dragonspoon, Demonax, Dark Day Sunday, Arch/Matheos

Frank Aresti is an American guitarist and composer in the progressive metal band Fates Warning.[1]


Aresti was in a metal band called Demonax before joining Fates Warning. His first appearance was during the tour of 1985, promoting the album The Spectre Within. The following year, he became an official member of the band. He co-wrote "Giant's Lore (Heart of Winter)" along with John Arch. During the following albums, Aresti wrote lyrics to various songs on Fates Warning's albums.

On the No Exit album, he was the primary lyricist for three songs: "Anarchy Divine", "In a Word" and "Shades of Heavenly Death".

On the Perfect Symmetry album, he wrote lyrics to three songs: "Static Acts", "A World Apart" and "The Arena". He also co-wrote "At Fate's Hands" along with Matheos and bassist Joe DiBiase.

Between 1991–1994, Aresti only wrote one song which was "The Strand" on the Inside Out (1994) album. After a year and a half from the release of the album and the compilation Chasing Time, Aresti left the band.[2]

Aresti has kept a very low profile throughout the years since his departure. During this time, Aresti began experimenting with other genres such as industrial music and electronic.

During the early 2000s, Aresti began recording and producing material for a band he would create under a program called audio computing. His creation would be Dragonspoon, which he released as an album in 2002, the instruments in the album are all by the programming software except the guitar parts.[3][4]

Since 2003, Aresti came back to Fates Warning but as a touring guitarist only, not an official member of the band.

In 2005, he played guitar on one song from Icarus Witch's album Capture the Magic.[1]

In 2011, Aresti along with Fates' members Matheos and Joey Vera would reunite with John Arch to form the band Arch/Matheos. They released their self-titled album the same year.

Aresti is now a full-time member once more of Fates Warning, who released their eleventh studio album Darkness in a Different Light in September 2013, which was their first one with Aresti on guitar since Inside Out (1994).[5]

For the 2014 tour, Aresti would not participate until an unknown date due to personal activities which would not permit him to tour.[6]


With Demonax[edit]

With Fates Warning[edit]

With Dragonspoon[edit]

With John Arch (Arch/Matheos)[edit]


One piece of equipment Aresti uses is a Hamer Silver Sparkle Vanguard guitar.[7]


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