Wil Francis

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Wiliam Francis
Birth name William Roy Francis
Born (1982-01-08) January 8, 1982 (age 32)
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Hardcore punk, horror punk, post-hardcore, gothic rock, synthpop, electronica, darkwave
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, bass, piano, guitar
Years active 2003–present
Labels Dead Teenager, Unfun Records, Victory
Associated acts Aiden, William Control, A Midnight Tragedy, Ashestoangels
Website www.williamcontrol.com

William Roy "wiL" Francis (born in Seattle, Washington on January 8, 1982) is the lead vocalist of the band Aiden[1] as well as his electronic project William Control. Francis also acts as producer to the band A Midnight Tragedy and Ashestoangels.

In 2003 Aiden had formed, with Francis as bass player. After the original lead singer had quit the band Francis took over as vocalist. In 2005 Aiden was signed to Victory Records (they had been previously signed to Dead Teenager Records). Francis has since released two EPs, seven albums (including albums by William Control), and two poetry/prose books—Flowers and Filth, Prose and Poems.


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Francis also wrote one of the soundtracks to Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, called "Deathclub". The music video is viewable on the bonus features of the DVD.


Guest appearances
  • Producing the second album of the New Jersey rock band, A Midnight Tragedy.
  • Produced the EP Revenge for Seattle band Girl on Fire.
  • Produced The Ghost EP and Through the Rain EP for Seattle based dark rock band To Paint the Sky.
  • Produced an album by the Austrian pop punk band Stupe-iT.
  • Producing the second album of the British theatrical alternative rock band Fearless Vampire Killers.
  • Produced "With Tapes and Needles" the second album from British goth punk band Ashestoangels


In July 2009, William Francis and Lisa Johnson wrote Flowers and Filth: a poetry/picture book.

Francis is currently writing a new book. The title has not been released but it is based on his life until the age of 18.

He released a book in November/December 2011. The book is titled Prose and Poems. It features poems, prose and essays written by William.

In October 2013 he released his first full length novel. The book is titled "Revelator Book 1: The Neuromancer".


  1. ^ Apar, Corey. "Biography: Aiden". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 May 2010.