Recorded live at the North East Art Rock Festival (NEARfest) on Sunday, June 29, 2003. Features the Glass Hammer choir, and a guest appearance by Rich Williams of Kansas performing “Portrait (He Knew).”
This, the third Glass Hammer release, was originally a limited edition run of 1000 copies for the real fanatics who simply couldn’t wait for the next full length GH epic. Featuring live rehearsal tracks from “Perelandra” and “Journey of the Dunadan” as well as unrecorded material from the period just after “Journey of the Dunadan” was released, the album has an irreverent, carefree feel to it and features scorching playing from all concerned.
Perilous is the thirteenth studio album by American progressive rock band Glass Hammer, released on October 23, 2012 by Arion Records/Sound Resources. On this album Kamran Alan Shikoh is playing all guitars again, after Cor Cordium in which singer Jon Davison played all acoustic guitars, and the last album with Davison as the sole lead vocalist. It is also noteworthy to note that the song titles, when read in sequence, form a kind of poem.
Cor Cordium is Glass Hammer's 2011 follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed IF, an album which found its place in numerous Top 10 and Best of 2010 lists throughout the prog world. To keep the momentum going from last year's success, singer Jon Davison and guitarist Alan Shikoh return with Glass Hammer co-founders Steve Babb and Fred Schendel to create the band's fourteenth studio album. Cor Cordium features six tracks, including the highly addictive Salvation Station, the epic-length To Someone and the climactic She, A Lonely Tower; art work and a 16 page full-color layout by artist Tom Kuhn and audiophile mastering by Bob Katz of Digital Domain. Cor Cordium will be on the wish list of symphonic prog fans worldwide and a must-have for Glass Hammer enthusiasts.
"One" represents the first recorded collaboration by GH co-founders Steve Babb and Fred Schendel. These instrumental synth-scapes were originally released on cassette in 1991 and 1992, and have been kept in the vault since the release of "Journey of the Dunadan" in 1993. "One's'" Ambient / Electronic-Prog tracks are now available exclusively on the Glass Hammer website, professionally packaged and duplicated at the GH studio using master-quality Taiyo Yuden CDRs.
”If” is the eleventh studio album by American progressive rock band Glass Hammer. It is the first album to feature singer Jon Davison and guitarist Alan Shikoh, who took part of the songwriting. The album marks a transition to a more "symphonic-progressive rock" sound, accorded to the band. The cover art was made by artist Tom Kuhn and all drums were provided by session member Randall Williams. “If” marks the band’s return to classic symphonic-progressive rock; an album sure to please fans of the group’s earlier releases.
A collection of Glass Hammer music never before included on an official Glass Hammer recording. All tracks included on The Compilations, 1996 to 2004 either never made their way to an official album, were recorded for tribute albums, or were part of compilation projects that included many prog artists. The Compilations, 1996 to 2004 is a fantastic addition to any progressive music collection, and is a must-have for all Glass Hammer fans.
2009’s release “Three Cheers For The Broken-Hearted” reveals a leaner, tighter Glass Hammer; with Steve Babb and Fred Schendel once more handling nearly all of the instrumentation and one hundred percent of the writing and production. Still, Glass Hammer alum Susie Bogdanowicz finds herself squarely in the spot light as the solo-vocalist on seven of the album’s eleven tracks.