Frank The Baptist | Post Punk/Dark Alt/Deathrock / Germany
Frank the Baptist (FTB) was formed in San Diego, CA in the late '90s by frontman Frank Vollmann. Periodic changes in the lineup have included notables such as Mario Usai of Clan Of Xymox, Carsten Klatte of Project Pitchfork, Benn Ra of Diva Destruction, Mephisto Waltz, and Hatesex, Fez Wrecker of Fuzztones and Bonniwell Music Machine, and Justin Stephens and Ralf Huenefled of Passion Play and Wires and Lights. The band released their first album, Different Degrees of Empty on Strobe-light Records in 2003, followed by Beggars Would Ride in 2004.
The band headlined at Wave Gothic Treffen in 2005, and Frank relocated to Berlin in 2006. Re-united with earlier bandmates, the 2006 incarnation released The New Colossus in 2007. Following a few years of touring and more changes to the lineup, the fourth album, As The Camp Burns, was released in 2015. Then more years of playing shows in Berlin and touring around Europe; now FTB is ready to release their fifth album, Road Omen with Dark Dimensions Label Group.