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Frédéric Leclercq
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Leclercq performing at the Nova Rock Festival in June 2013
Background information
Birth nameFrédéric Alexandre Leclercq
Born (1978-06-23) June 23, 1978 (age 41)
OriginCharleville-Mézières, Grand Est, France
Years active1992–present
Associated acts

Frédéric Alexandre "Fred" Leclercq (born June 23, 1978) is a French musician and producer. He is the guitarist and main songwriter in the death metal supergroup Sinsaenum, the guitarist and vocalist in Maladaptive, and has recently joined the German thrash metal group, Kreator, as their new bassist. [1]. He is a session musician for various other bands, including George Lynch's Souls of We.[2][3] He is also a former member of power metal bands DragonForce and Heavenly and played several shows with Carnival in Coal and Sabaton.

Playing influences

Leclercq is influenced by various guitarists such as Uli Jon Roth, Adrian Smith, Trey Azagthoth, and Marty Friedman.


On the 16th September 2019, Kreator announced that Frédéric would replace Christian Giesler on Bass after having spent 25 years with the band.


Leclercq uses ESP bass guitars and has a signature model, the LTD FL-600, with five other bassists (the others being Gabe Crisp, Frank Bello, Pancho Tomaselli, Tom Araya and Henkka Seppälä). He uses ESP ARROW FL SIN-6B and ANTELOPE custom baritone scale models for Sinsaenum. Whilst performing in Sabaton, he used an ESP horizon electric guitar. For amplification, he uses Peavey Tour 700 bass amps and 8x10 bass cabinets, along with a Samson UHF Wireless System.[4]

Notable bands and projects

  • Hors Normes (fusion) 1994-1996; 2000
  • Memoria (heavy-black metal) 1997-1999; 2000–2001
  • Heavenly (power metal) 2000-2004
  • DragonForce (power metal) 2005-2019
  • Sinsaenum (blackened death metal) 2016-Present
  • Kreator (thrash metal) 2019-Present


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  2. ^ "SOULS OF WE Featuring GEORGE LYNCH, LONDON LEGRAND: Audio Samples Available". Blabbermouth. May 9, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Let the Truth Be Known by George Lynch @". ARTISTdirect. Retrieved Mar 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "Frédéric Leclercq - DragonForce". Retrieved 2010-06-25.

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