Valkyrie is the sixteenth studio album by American progressive rock band Glass Hammer. It was released on September 27, 2016. “The best album of 2016.” Brad Birzer – Progarchy. “A future classic!” Michel Bilodeau – Terra Incognita Magazine. “Far and away The symphonic-prog album of the year.” Michael Hodgson – Progarchives Special Collaborator.
Pianist and composer Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian musicians of our time. As a performer Batagov introduced the music of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass to Russian audiences. On this his debut recording with Glass s record label Orange Mountain Music, Batagov offers a recital of Glass s music which is personally important to him, music which has never been heard on solo piano. Three of the four tracks offered on Batagov s program are from Glass s epic opera Einstein on the Beach - Trial, Night Train, and Knee Play 5. These pieces capture the sound of a particularly expansive moment in Glass s career as he transitioned from hard core Minimalism to a more expressive medium. That artistic pivot is captures in Batagov s mystical reading of Prophecies from Koyaanisqatsi. In 2009, after a hiatus of 12 years from live performance Batagov returned to the stage presenting a series of unique solo programs including this program which was recorded in Moscow in November 2015.
A totally rocking female Texas Blues Guitar slinger! Ally Venable is a young guitarist and singer songwriter that sings with a soulful voice and plays the guitar like she has been to the crossroads, She is backed up by Bobby Wallace on guitar and Kris Wallace on bass, these guys have an extensive music back ground ranging from Rock to Hard Rock and Back up by percussionist Daniel Dolive, together there eclectic musical background has a unique Rock'n BLues sound that comes from the heart and will move you…
Recorded at RoSfest 2015, Glass Hammer “Double Live” marks the band’s first live album in over ten years. The Deluxe Edtion will feature 2 cds and 1 bonus DVD of the show that Prog Magazine declared as “the boldest set of the weekend”…
Glass Hammer’s 17th studio album, ‘The Breaking Of The World” - featuring Carl Groves, Steve Babb, Fred Schendel, Susie Bogdanowicz, Kamran Alan Shikoh and Aaron Raulston. Mastering guru Bob Katz of Digital Domain calls it “the most progressive album by Glass Hammer to date!”
Featuring co-founders Steve Babb and Fred Schendel joined by guitarist Kamran Shikoh,drummer Aaron Raulston, vocalist Jon Davison and fan-favorites Carl Groves and Susie Bogdanowicz. The fourteenth studio album by Americas top-prog group also features cameo performances by past GH members Walter Moore and Michelle Young with cameos by Randy Jackson of Zebra, Rob Reed of Magenta and David Ragsdale of Kansas. Artwork by Michal Xaay Loranc, mastered by Bob Katz of Digital Domain, Ode To Echo is the highly anticipated studio album by prog-legends Glass Hammer.
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).”