Francis Cassol

Rage In My Eyes

Francis Cassol

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Paiste Artist Since
June 2018

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Rage In My Eyes

Website
www.franciscassol.com

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„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. “

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Biography

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.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    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.

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    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    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.

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    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, powerful. Medium wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Cutting, explosive attack. Strong, full, clear crash sound with even fade. An extremely powerful, sturdy cymbal for high volume playing.

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    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly dark, energetic. Medium wide range, complex mix. Explosive, shattering crash. Exotic stick sound over a complex, trashy wash. Assertive china for exotic effects.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Medium bright, raw, full, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy, full feel. Raw, full, loud open sound. Tight, full, cutting chick sound. Versatile, all-round hi-hat for loud playing.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, full, brilliant. Fairly wide range, balanced mix. Soft, responsive feel. Warm, full open sound. Defined, solid chick sound. Versatile all-round hi-hat with definitive classic sound.

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    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, trashy. Wide range with complex frequencies. Well suited for stronger china ride playing and big, exotic crashes.

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    Sizes: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

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