Shawn Gordon, president of ProgRock Records, has posted a studio report on the progress of the recording sessions for the new FRAMESHIFT album, the progressive rock project written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN. As previously reported, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has been confirmed as a guest vocalist on the CD, entitled "Human Grain". FRAMESHIFT's debut album, "Unweaving the Rainbow", featured guest vocals by DREAM THEATER's James LaBrie. Gordon's posting follows:
"Started recording about noon, it's cold and raining and Sebastian got in late [Monday] night [Jan. 3], the dude has more energy than 10 children on pixie sticks, it's really funny, I've been laughing my ass off the whole day so far. I came in and they were already a quarter done with 'This is Gonna Hurt' which is a song about torture. Sebastian is burning through this song so fast it's not even funny. There is a bit in the middle where he was going to just do some ad-lib stuff vocally and he had this idea, which turned in to this big, amazing choral thing that is really gonna blow you away.
"What is really fun is how new this style of music is to him, he's like a kid at Disneyland for the first time, what we're doing is so different from what he typically does, but I don't want to make it sound totally foreign, he's a big RUSH fan as well as some other prog bands, but he's been doing metal and all that for a long time now, so in terms of recording, this is pretty fresh for him. We definitely made the right decision here I think, and once again big thanks to our good friend James LaBrie [DREAM THEATER] for helping us with both albums."
A video report from the recording studio, featuring Sebastian Bach, can be viewed at this location (Windows Media).