Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has been confirmed as a guest vocalist on the new FRAMESHIFT CD, the progressive rock project written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN.
The basic concept behind FRAMESHIFT's latest album, entitled "Human Grain", was initiated by Shawn Gordon, president of ProgRock Records, according to a posting on the project's official web site. Several years ago, he played keyboards for the band ZIRCADIAN; they had a partially written concept album under the name "Prophet Savant", which led to the initial idea for "Human Grain". In the original storyline, a man experiences different forms of violence because he becomes a kind of seer. They had written a song for an epic battle and two torture scenes.
In countless e-mails and meetings (one including Stephan Kernbach from CHAIN), Shawn and Henning Pauly developed this idea into the storyline and concept that is now the foundation of the new FRAMESHIFT album. They first dropped the mystical approach; then, by distancing the concept from being a story around a person, and instead focusing on what that person experiences, the story portrayed a more realistic situation. In this respect, like FRAMESHIFT's debut CD, "Unweaving the Rainbow" (which featured DREAM THEATER's James LaBrie), the album actually does not have a real storyline. Instead, it is a series of songs revolving around the same topic.
FRAMESHIFT's "Human Grain" is scheduled for release in early 2005.