Frank Watkins

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Frank Watkins
Frank Watkins.jpg
Bøddel performing with Gorgoroth in 2010
Background information
Birth nameFrank Watkins
Also known asBøddel
Born(1968-02-19)February 19, 1968
DiedOctober 18, 2015(2015-10-18) (aged 47)
GenresDeath metal, black metal
InstrumentsBass guitar, guitar
Years active1986-2015
Associated actsObituary, Gorgoroth, Hellwitch, Bad Rep, Sacrosanct

Frank Watkins (February 19, 1968 – October 18, 2015) was an American heavy metal musician. He was best known as the bass player for the death metal band Obituary. He also played for the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth from 2007 until his death in 2015. He was known by the stage name "Bøddel" during his time with Gorgoroth.

He started playing music when he was 12 years old. He joined Obituary in 1989.[1] Other than music, Watkins decided to form a management company called Back From the Dead Productions which tries to help bands create a positive career in the music business.[2] Watkins joined Gorgoroth in December 2007.[3] He debuted with Gorgoroth at the Hole in the Sky festival on August 29, 2009.[4]

In 2012, Watkins was diagnosed with primary central nervous system lymphoma.[1] On October 18, 2015, Watkins died after a long battle with cancer.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ex-Obituary Bassist Frank Watkins Spoke About His Cancer Battle In Recent Interview". Retrieved 2015-10-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Former Obituary Bassist Frank Watkins Dies At 47". Retrieved 2015-10-21.
  3. "Gorgoroth Guitarist Infernus Says New Lineup Will Include Members Of Obituary, Dissection". Retrieved 2015-10-21.
  4. "New Gorgoroth Lineup Debuts At Norway's Hole in the Sky Festival; Video, Photos Available". Retrieved 2015-10-21.