Glass Hammer announce new space concept album Arise

Glass Hammer
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US prog rockers Glass Hammer have announced they will release their new album, Arise, on October 27.

Moving on from their epic Skallagrim trilogy (Dreaming City (2021), Skallagrim – Into The Breach and At The Gate (both 2022)), the band will release their new concept album set against the backdrop of deep space exploration.

“Arise is my progressive-rock spin on space rock,” says Babb. “I’m still flirting with doom metal on a couple of songs, as we did on the last two albums, but there’s also psych-rock and even 80’s influence going on in the music. Even so, it’s very much a prog rock album, just one that touches on other styles.

"We’ve always been big on finales, but the final track on Arise is like nothing we’ve done before. It’s an epic-length instrumental prog-rock jam meant to leave our fan's jaws on the floor!"

Fans can get a taster for the new work by listening to new track Rift At Wasp 12 and also check out the new artwork and tracklisting below.

Pre-order Arise.

Glass Hammer

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Glass Hammer: Arise
1. Launch Of The Daedalus
2. Wolf359
3. Arion (18 Delphini b)
4. Maresirenum
5. Lost
6. Rift At Wasp 12
7. Proximacentaurib
8. Arise
9. The Return Of Daedalus

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.