Francis Cassol is a Los Angeles-based professional drummer, having performed and recorded with Grammy, America’s Got Talent and Gold Record Award winning artists.
Originally from Brazil, Cassol performed for five years as official drummer for British legend Paul Di’anno (former Iron Maiden), with America’s Got Talent winner Bianca Ryan and Grammy winner Bobby Kimball.
As a clinician, Cassol performed along legendary drummer Dave Lombardo (former Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) and heavy metal superstar Eloy Casagrande (Sepultura).
With his band Rage In My Eyes (formerly known as Scelerata) Cassol has put out four worldwide released albums, with sessions in Germany and Los Angeles, working with some of the best producers in the industry, such as Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian, Motörhead) and Adair Daufembach (Tony MacAlpine, Kiko Loureiro, Aquiles Priester, Dirk Verbeuren). Performing with Rage In My Eyes, Cassol has opened for artists such as Deep Purple, Kamelot, Angra, Edguy and Gamma Ray. In 2019, Rage In My Eyes opened for Iron Maiden in front of 40,000 fans.
Along with his performing career, Cassol is also an experienced music teacher. Cassol has a BA in Music Education and an AA in Drum Performance from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, and has been teaching since 2002.
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