American rock musician, record producer, author and artist. He came to prominence as the lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the horror punk band Aiden. He has also released four albums under the name William Control, featuring a synthesizer driven darkwave, synthpop style, as well as 2 live albums (Live In London Town and Babylon, 2 acoustic albums, an EP, and a remix album. The fifth album, Revelations, has been split into 4 EPs: The Pale EP, The Black EP, and The Red EP and The White EP. Francis also acts as producer to bands such as Fearless Vampire Killers, A Midnight Tragedy and Ashestoangels, as well as producing his own William Control and Aiden music, and now has his own record label, Control Records.