Glass Hammer began in 1992 when Tennessee musicians Steve Babb and Fred Schendel got together and began writing for a progressive rock concept album. That album, Journey of the Dunadan, was released the following year. Since the two men were basically the entire lineup of the group and played all of the instruments on the album, they would need to recruit musicians to perform the material live. Schendel had played with a drummer named Walter Moore in his last group the Obvious. They brought him in to augment the live lineup. Michelle Young (who had sung on one song on the album) became keyboardist for this version of the group. In 1994 they recorded a second disc, Perelandra, with David Carter being added to the lineup during that recording. The CD was released the following year and shortly thereafter, Young left the group. The next Glass Hammer album, On to Evermore, was released in 1998 followed two years later by Chronometree.