Paiste Artist Since
Rage In My Eyes
„It was love at first sight, the sound and the looks fit my style perfectly. I first played Paiste back in 1993, and ever since I cannot imagine myself playing any other cymbal brand. “
Francis Cassol is a Los Angeles-based Brazilian drummer. He recorded and performed with Grammy-Award, Platinum and Gold-Record-Award and America`s Got Talent winning artists. He is also the drummer for the bands Rage In My Eyes and Scelerata. Among some of his work, Francis was Paul DiAnno`s (former Iron Maiden) official drummer for five years, recorded in Germany with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Helloween, Motorhead), and in Los Angeles with producer Adair Daufembach (Aquiles Priester, Kiko Loureiro, Tony MacAlpine) and performed drum clinics along Paiste artists Dave Lombardo and Eloy Casagrande. With his band, Rage In My Eyes, Francis put out four worldwide released albums and performed along Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Angra, Kamelot and more. In addition to his performing career, Francis is also a Music Educator. He has been teaching drum lessons for 20 years and has a bachelor in Music Education. Francis is also a graduate from the Musicians Institute.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Bright, full, clean, energetic, strong. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy response, controllable feel. Big, clean, glassy ping over a dry, dark and bell-like wash. The classic power ride sound for mainly Rock and Metal applications.
Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.