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Frank Watkins


NA- The Henchmen - bass  
1988-1989 Hellwitch - bass  
1989-2010 Obituary - bass  
2008- Exitsect - bass  
2008-2015 Gorgoroth - bass (as Bøddel)  

Personal information

Also known as: Bøddel
Born on: 19.02.1968
Died on: 18.10.2015

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Frank Watkins began playing music at the age of 12, and began his professional career in 1986, before joining with Obituary in 1989. Obituary is listed by Nielsen Sound Scan as the fifth best-selling death metal band of all time. He has played on every Obituary release, except for their début album Slowly We Rot and cites his musical influences as "anything dark, aggressive, and pissed off" and tends to bring his punk/hardcore background to the realm of death/black metal. Frank prides himself not only on the technical side of his music, but also in the business aspect, managing, mentoring, and guiding other bands and musicians. He formed his management company Back From the Dead Productions in 2007 in hopes to help bands create a positive career in the music business. In late 2007 Watkins became the bassist of Infernus' new line-up of the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth.