. : : History
Date of birth : July 22nd, 1980
Place of birth : Marseilles (France)

Franky began playing drums in 1993 at the age of thirteen.

Within a few short years he was recording demos and playing small venues with some local and national bands. He joined DAGOBA in 1998 ; in November 2001, they released their first 6-track EP which was acclaimed by the European press. They recorded 4 other albums ( Dagoba , What Hell is about , Face the Colossus , Poseidon )

Highlights of the tours included opening for : Metallica , Stone Sour , Korn , Machine Head , Fear Factory, Gojira , Apocalyptica...
Europeans Tours with : IN FLAMES , SEPULTURA , SAMAEL , KILL II THIS , ABORTED ,HATESPHERE... Festivals : HellFest , Graspop , Summer Breeze , Brutal Assault , Dour , Metallurgicalles...

Franky created BLAZING WAR MACHINE with his friend Phil ( keyboards ) in 2005 and recorded their first album in 2010. They played at Hellfest and opened for Arch Enemy , Gojira ...

In 2007 , he created SERIAL DRUMMER Clothing.

Franky recorded many albums for various bands as a session member.

He also started to do some Drum Clinics.

. : : Bands:
MAIN PROJECT: DAGOBA
SIDE PROJECTS: BLAZING WAR MACHINE
PREVIOUS BAND: IMPERIAL
SESSION MEMBER: See Discography

. : : Equipment:
MAPEX Drums, MEINL Cymbals, AXIS Pedals,PRO ORCA Drumsticks, HANSENFUTZ, FACTORY METAL PERCUSSION, VARIPHONE In ear Moniors

. : : Heaven:
HERO: TOMMY LEE
FAVORITE BAND: MOTLEY CRUE

. : : Favorite Music:
/// Hard Rock / Glam / Rock & co:
MOTLEY CRUE, GUNS'N'ROSES, ENUFF Z’NUFF, POISON, SKID ROW, KISS, ALICE COOPER, CINDERELLA, RATT, SCORPIONS, Mr. BIG,BON JOVI,PRETTY BOY FLOYD,DEF LEPPARD,AC/DC,AEROSMITH,WARRANT,EUROPE,EXTREME,FIREHOUSE, T-REX,SLADE,ELVIS PRESLEY,DAVID BOWIE, QUEEN,HARCORE SUPERSTAR,BACKYARD BABIES,CHEAP TRICK,LED ZEPPELIN,THE WHO,WHITE LION,ROLLING STONES, BEATLES,TWISTED SISTER...

/// Heavy Metal:
MANOWAR,HELLOWEEN,GAMMA RAY,IRON MAIDEN,JUDAS PRIEST,EDGUY,RUNNING WILD,WASP,SYMPHONY X,SAVATAGE, NOCTURNAL RITES,MERCYFUL FATE,DIO,OZZY...

/// Metal, Power & Trash:
PANTERA,METALLICA,KREATOR,MACHINE HEAD,FEAR FACTORY,SEPULTURA,SLAYER,STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT,DESTRUCTION,SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MESHUGGAH

/// Death Metal:
MORBID ANGEL,DEATH ,CARCASS,BENEDICTION,PESTILENCE,PYOGENESIS (old),MALEVOLENT CREATION...

/// Black Metal, Doom, Atmospheric, Gothic & co:
CRADLE OF FILTH (Nick Barker Albums),DIMMU BORGIR,EMPEROR,NAGLFAR,DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE,SATYRICON, THERION,THEATRE OF TRAGEDY,MOONSPELL,SAMAEL,BATHORY,DISSECTION,DARKTHRONE,1349...

/// Punk Rock:
THE RAMONES,THE MISFITS,SEX PISTOLS,TOWERS OF LONDON,SOCIAL DISTORTION,LAGWAGON,NOFX,BLINK 182,STRUNG OUT, GREEN DAY...

/// Movies Soundtracks:
JERRY GOLDMSITH (The OMEN TRILOGY, POWDER...), BASIL POLEDOURIS (CONAN)


. : : Influences:
TOMMY LEE,VIK FOXX,VINNIE PAUL,JOHN BONHAM,KEITH MOON,NICK BARKER,PETE SANDOVAL,GENE HOGLAN, SEAN REINERT,LARS ULRICH,TRAVIS BARKER,DAVE LOMBARDO,RAY HERRERA,ROY MAYORGA,ABRAHAM LABORIEL Jr.,MIKE MANGINI,SCOTT TRAVIS,PHIL RUDD,IGOR CAVALERA.

. : : Favorite movies:
Rocky 1 & 2 ,Edward Scissorhand,Conan The Barbarian,Forrest Gump, Pirates Of The Carribean,Dracula, The Omen Trilogy, The Godfather...

. : : Favorite books:
Tommy Land, The Dirt – Mötley Crüe (bio), How To Make Love Like A Pornstar – Jenna Jameson

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