Glass Wolfe was formed in 1998 by vocalist / lyricist Maria Glass and keyboardist / producer Philip Wolfe . Their Debut CD was released in October 2001 . The band has been featured on several cable TV shows and KLOS radio’s Local Licks Program, and many Internet radio shows inc. suite108.com .... radiogetswild.com. and reviewed and interviewed across the globe.
Maria Glass is from North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and left home and family for the rock music scene of LA. She is the vocal powerhouse and lyricist for the band. She has also written lyrics for Keith Emerson (ELP) and appeared in the movie “Say Anything” and the TV series “Houston Knights”. She has played the local club circuit with a Tribute to the females of classic rock as well as in her former band UV17.
Philip Wolfe is a veteran of the LA music scene and has played keyboards with WASP, KEEL, IMPELLITTERI (#1 in Japan 1988), ROX DIAMOND, XYZ, NRG, VINNIE VINCENT INVASION, ANGEL, ATTAKK and others. In 1992, he embarked on a Monsters of Rock tour with WASP, IRON MAIDEN and BLACK SABBATH, and later recorded sessions with many, many others. He appeared on MTV’s Headbangers Ball with IMPELLITTERI, and on video discs in Japan with IMPELLITTERI and ROX DIAMOND. Philip recently appeared at the 2008 FireFest in Nottingham, England with ROX DIAMOND. Philip also has several CD Rom sound libraries reviewed and advertized for many years in Keyboard magazine, Electronic Musician, Sound on Sound, and in the Pro Tools Developers Catalog.
1n 2005 Glass Wolfe released their 2nd CD PREDATOR, which featured many guest stars, including, on guitar: Neil Citron , Stuart Smith (Heaven and Earth, ), Howie Simon ( Jeff Scott Soto), Iain Ashley Hersey , Ray Schenck (Hellion), On bass: Dario Sexias ( Firehouse) and Kurt Barabas . On drums: Stefan Svensson . On backup vocals: Swan Montgomery (Led Zepagain), Paul Daniels (Rox Diamond)
Glass Wolfe has just released their 3rd CD XOTICA which includes 2 mini Metal / Operas ...“Helen Of Troy” and “Queen Of Tragedy” featuring Symphonic Orchestration, Choirs and great guest stars. Xotica features Chris Slade on Drums (AC/DC),
Rudy Sarzo on Bass (Ozzy / Whitesnake / Dio), Alex Masi, Neil Citron and others on Guitar, a Duet with Paul Daniels ( Rox Diamond ) and Art Work by the incomparable
Websites ... http://www.glaswwolfe.com http://www.myspace.com/glasswolfe
GLASS WOLFE was recently added to airplay and rotation on 50 stations worldwide ....
contact : Philip Wolfe 818 908 4341 email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest Review from Metal Maidens in the Netherlands
GLASS WOLFE-Xotica (independent)
Everybody will remember GLASS WOLFE, I think. Well, at least you should, when you consider yourself a faithful MM reader. The good news is, that the band is back with a stunning new album. The fourteen songs on “Xotica” bring you a good mix of old school metal and some (operatic) gothic metal influences of today. And it sounds remarkably fresh in my opinion. The band, of course, still consists of Maria Glass on vocals and Philip Wolfe on keyboards. However, on this particular album, where they’ll perform two mini metal operas, “Helen Of Troy” and “Queen Of Tragedy”, they are guested by a symphonic orchestra and choir, Chris Slade on drums (ex-AC/DC), Rudy Sarzo on bass (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and guitarplayers like Neil Citron and Alex Masi. Opener “Xotica Overture” is short and quite bombastic. Then we get a good example of what GLASS WOLFE is all about here in a song, called “Emerald Lady”. A little bit of the old school metal, a little bit of the new sounding metal are melted together on this one. “Rise Above” is a very good song in my eyes, but I consider “Queen Of Tragedy” as a real highlight here. Those guitarsolos, that power, what a mighty heavy metal anthem this is. At the end of the song, there is a soundtrack-like part, which makes it even more lively than it already is. “Rubicon” is another uptempo song and it contains some mighty fine neoclassical guitarwork and a death grunt-like vocal part as well. While in “Second Sight”, there’s a bit more room for the keyboards of Philip. “Reflections” is an aubade (a chant of/or about lovers separating at dawn), featuring Maria’s soprano voice in front of the mix. Next one, “Caught In The Crossfire” is a straight forward metal tune with some really stunning guitarsolos. “Free To Fly” is a duet with Paul Daniels of ROX DIAMOND, followed by the short interlude “1,000 Ships”. After that, we are introduced to “Helen Of Troy”, including some EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER-like keyboard intros. A great epical anthem, which contains a spoken word part, that will probably remind you of the Orson Welles part in “Dark Avenger” by MANOWAR. After this, Philip goes wild on the boards. Another true highlight on this album in my opinion. The short instrumental “Calm Before The Storm” connects this song to another highlight for me, called “The Tempest”. Do I hear some RAINBOW influences on this one? Yes, that’s right. Great stuff!! This fabulous album comes to an end with “The Voyage Home”. I can truly recommend this album to everybody, who likes their rock hard, but also to those who are into today’s (gothic)metal scene, because it’s suitable for both. My compliments go out to Philip and Maria for proving us once again, that they are capable of making innovative heavy rock music. Go to http://www.glasswolfe.com for more information about these splendid musicians. [9 points] (Toine van Poorten)