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    Posted: October 06 2009 at 13:10

Announcing Pre-Ordering For Glass Hammer’s 2009 release: “Three Cheers For The Broken-Hearted”.  World-wide release is November 3rd, but order now for an autographed copy by Fred, Steve and Susie. 

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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 spotlight as the solo-vocalist on seven of the album’s eleven tracks.

 

From song to song, the dynamics are clear and present. “Three Cheers For The Broken-Hearted” features melancholy ballads, psychedelic influenced rockers and even head-banging metal tracks; all firmly based on the band’s prog-rock roots.

 

While not a concept album in the traditional sense, the new album’s lyrics still carry a theme throughout. The new release shows the more cynical, darker side of Glass Hammer – a band usually noted for its optimism.

 

“It’s still there,” says GH co-founder Steve Babb. “But only revealed in places; certainly harder to find than in lyrics from earlier albums. But while this album has given us a needed break from the out-right storytelling we usually attempt, when taken as a whole, ‘Three Cheers’ starts in a pretty dark place, then gradually leads you back home again. Even without the time-honored concept, our fans will definitely still find them­selves on a journey.”

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2009 at 13:22
Three cheers for Susie!  Big smile Heart

My favorite female vocalist in prog- no question.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2009 at 19:49
Hmmm it seems that the "The Inconsolable Secret" days are definetly gone, as it began showing on the last studio album...
The modernised, ambient andhard-edged Glass Hammer isn´t anymore the band I once became a fan...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2009 at 20:06
Title sounds like My Chemical Romance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 08:31
Here are the tracks:

ALBUM PERSONNEL: Fred Schendel, Steve Babb, Susie Bogdanowicz

Featuring: David Wallimann and Josh Bates

ALBUM TRACKS

Come On, Come On 3:36

The Lure of Dreams 5:50

A Rose For Emily 3:08

Sleep On 4:02

The Mid-Life Weird 3:54

A Bitter Wind 4:31

The Curse They Weave 4:27

Sun Down Shores 4:34

Schrodinger’s Lament 5:09

Hyperbole 7:34

Falling 4:34


Looks like they are going 180 from the long songs of the last few albums
Biggles was in rehab last Saturday
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 12:19
Depressing! Not for me anymore......Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 12:27
Same here, after 9 albums which I owned ,seems that "Culture Of Ascent" was the swan song for me.Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 19:30
I guess I would like to know the reasoning that you two are writing them off just like that.  I like the long songs as well but will keep an open mind at least until I read some reviews.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 20:40
Clap Glass Hammer is AWESOME!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 20:59
I 'saw a new video of them on youtube, do something that is full of this new cd ... is very Rush
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2009 at 16:01

I just pre-ordered.  I'm looking forward to this album.  I still need to acquire a lot of their back catalogue as well, but I like what I have heard from them.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2009 at 00:16
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2009 at 02:51
Originally posted by J-Man

Clap Glass Hammer is AWESOME!!!!
 
If we're to believe what everybody else says above, read  "were AWESOME!!!"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2009 at 18:45
I saw Glass Hammer perform at 3RP 2009 and they played some songs from this album - the new songs were TERRIBLE! I think people's fears may be legitimate; Glass Hammer may have officially jumped the shark.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2009 at 00:32
this album seems to me to meet the progmetalheads. Twist that does not follow the same line of "The Lure of Dreams", which is difficult, Basque hear the previous album ...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2009 at 13:56
Originally posted by wimerd

I saw Glass Hammer perform at 3RP 2009 and they played some songs from this album - the new songs were TERRIBLE! I think people's fears may be legitimate; Glass Hammer may have officially jumped the shark.


Gee - we had a ton of compliments from folks about the new material.  What a bunch of liars they turned out to be! lol
Judge for yourselves I suppose.  :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2009 at 14:49
this cd is to say: "We are porcupine tree 2". Except ENCHANT hate these new bands Heavy prog...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2009 at 15:59
Pretty simple and straightforward. Nice, nothing amazing. 

Edited by Ricochet - November 08 2009 at 15:59
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2009 at 16:39
Originally posted by nandprogger

this cd is to say: "We are porcupine tree 2". Except ENCHANT hate these new bands Heavy prog...


Well, since I wrote nearly 3/4's of the material on the new album - I can tell you I've only ever heard 2 Porcupine Tree songs in my life.  I loved them - but I'm certainly not hoping to be PT 2.  The inspirations for the music on Three Cheers is pretty obscure.  Perhaps I misunderstood?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2009 at 17:25
Great album.  I also got to see these wonderful folks at 3RP.  Great show, but then I've been a fan since "On To Evermore".

Super nice folks as well.  Cheers to you, Steve, and congrats on the new album.  I hope we will perform on the same bill in thee future.

cheers
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