Pierluigi Carocci

Pierluigi Carocci was born in Rome in 1979. He’s an Italian guitarist who fell in love with heavy metal music during his childhood. He is the founder, lead guitarist, and main songwriter of the band 5RAND. He’s a full time guitar teacher (metal – focused) in Rome. He is a Solar Guitar Featured Artist.

Andrea De Carolis

Andrea De Carolis is a Metal Drummer born in Rome in 1986. He began playing the drums at the age of 10, under the attentions of his father. He continued his studies focusing on Extreme Metal music. In his career he had the pleasure to play with great musicians from whom to steal with the eyes and had private lessons (John Macaluso, Peter Wildoer, Hannes Grosmann, etc.)

5RAND is a metal band from Italy, female fronted with both clean and growling vocals, who plays a modern metal, distinguished by the combination of melody with heavy, aggressive riffing. The bands’ sound can lead you into a dark, disturbing and violent atmosphere, whose result may recall bands like Slipknot, Fear Factory and Dark Tranquillity.
5RAND debuts in 2017 with the album “Sacred/Scared” described by critics as “a monster debut album capable of providing endless moments of head-banging glory”. Their first release is supported by a strong live activity and with various shows throughout Europe and Italy. 5RAND joins some European tours and festivals (supporting band like Vader, Immolation, Behemoth and Sepultura).

Then, in 2018, the band tours again around Europe supporting Dark Tranquillity and Equilibrium and plays various headliner shows all around Italy.

In 2019 the band release “Dark Mother”, their second studio work, where the band confirms its prowess in combining melody with heavy, aggressive riffing, clean vocals and growling. The album discloses a mature and modern metal songwriting that brings to life a dark, disturbing and violent, and yet captivating atmosphere.


The name 5RAND comes from a strange story that happened to our guitarist Pierluigi some years ago.
In a summer night in his hometown ‘Nettuno’ he met a strange man, who revealed himself as a shaman, and passed a good part of the night smoking and drinking with him. When pierluigi spoke about his dream to build a metal band, this guy gave him a 5rand coin from south africa as a lucky charm and said: “if you make sure that every step is in the direction of the mountain you’ll get there”. 
With no doubt Pierluigi chose the name 5RAND for the band