Wil Francis

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Wiliam Francis
Birth name William Roy Francis
Born (1982-01-08) January 8, 1982 (age 33)
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Hardcore punk, horror punk, post-hardcore, gothic rock, synthpop, electronica, darkwave
Occupation(s) 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, Vampires Everywhere!
Website www.williamcontrol.com

William Roy "wiL" Francis (born January 8, 1982 in Seattle, Washington), also known by his stage name William Control, is an American singer, musician, record producer and author best known as 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.

In May 2009 Kerrang! called William Francis "one of the most enigmatic and talismanic frontmen in rock music today."[2]


William Control[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]


  • Novus Ordo Seclorum (2011)

Acoustic Albums[edit]

  • Skeleton Strings (2013)
  • Skeleton String 2 (2014)

Live Albums[edit]

  • Live In London Town (2012)
  • Babylon (2014)

Remix Albums[edit]

  • Remix (2014)

Other Songs[edit]


Guest appearances
  • A Midnight Tragedy - A Midnight Tragedy
  • Revenge EP - Girl on Fire
  • The Ghost EP - To Paint the Sky
  • Through the Rain EP - To Paint the Sky.
  • Mile End - Stupe-iT.
  • Militia of the Lost - Fearless Vampire Killers.
  • Unbreakable Hearts - Fearless Vampire Killers
  • With Tapes and Needles - Ashestoangels
  • Horror Cult - Ashestoangels


  • Flowers and Filth by William Control and Lisa Johnston (2009)
  • Poems and Prose By William Control
  • Revelator Book 1: The Neuromancer By William Control (2013)
  • Revelator Book 2: The Hate Culture By William Control (2014)


  1. ^ Apar, Corey. "Biography: Aiden". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Kerrang! #1261, May 16, 2009. Treasure Chest. An Intimate Portrait Of Life In Rock. wiL Francis, p. 58