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Glass Hammer release video trailer for upcoming album Skallagrim

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US prog rockers Glass Hammer have released a video trailer for their upcoming album Skallagrim - Into The Breach, which you can watch below.

The new album will be released on October 15 and is the first to feature the band's new vocalist Hannah Pryor, who joins Steve Babb, Fred Schendel, Aaron Raulston, and GH session guitarists Reese Boyd and Brian Brewer for the band’s twenty-first studio album.

Skallagrim - Into The Breach returns Glass Hammer to the world of 2020's Dreaming City with the album continuing the tale of the thief with the screaming sword, a “desperate man” who lost his lover and his memory.

“It’s over the top and meant to be,” comments Glass Hammer’s Steve Babb. “But it’s relevant as well,” he continues. “There’s always a deeper story hidden within every concept album we’ve ever done. This one is no different.

“But the story should never overwhelm the music. And I’m not sure it can. This album is far heavier than the last. It’s Part II of a planned trilogy, and like a protagonist in a good novel or movie, our trilogy has an arc. Our character (Skallagrim) is going to war, so the music should match that intensity.

"Fans never know what to expect from us, what new direction we’ll be going in. But I’ll tell you upfront, there is far more hammer than glass on our 2021 release!” 

Pre-orders begin on Friday  September 17.

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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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.