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Frank Watkins (ex-Obituary) passes away

19 October 2015 | 3:17 pm | Alex Sievers
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Frank Watkins, the former bassist of Obituary and current bassist of Gorgoroth, sadly lost his battle with cancer earlier today.

Frank Watkins, the former bassist of Obituary and a member of Gorgoroth, has sadly lost his battle with cancer

He played in lesser known bands like Sacrosanct Bad Rep, Hellwitch and of course much more notably, Obituary and GorgorothWatkins was the bassist for Obituary for eight of their nine albums (that last one being their most recent effort, 'Inked In Blood'). As for his time with the extreme and controversial Norwegian band, Gorgoroth, he went by the stage name of Bøddel. He played bass on their eighth album, 'Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt' (which translates to "They draw as many as they can toward Satanism" from Latin).

When news of the bassist's passing swept through the metal community, many a band shared their grief with the passing of one of their peers.

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Just got the very sad news that Frank passed away this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family....

Posted by Obituary on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rest In Peace Frank Watkins. #Obituary #Gorgoroth

Posted by Hatebreed on Sunday, October 18, 2015