Threshold are currently recording their 11th album at Thin Ice Studios in England, a new concept album that will be called LEGENDS OF THE SHIRES. It’s being produced by Karl Groom and Richard West and is scheduled to be released in 2017. More information will be revealed soon.

The band has also announced dates for the LEGENDS OF THE SHIRES TOUR 2017 where you’ll be able to fully experience songs from the new album on stage.

Richard West comments: “It’s great to be announcing these tour dates so soon, we can’t wait to get on the road and perform for you. Our new album is coming together perfectly, we’ve got a lot of strong material so it might be our longest one yet.”

British progressive protagonists Threshold have signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast and extended their partnership after 10 successful years with the label.

Guitarist Karl Groom states: “We’re very happy to continue with Nuclear Blast and couldn’t imagine a better fit for Threshold.”

Keyboard player Richard West adds: “Nuclear Blast have given us everything we could want from a label and we’re really looking forward to releasing our new album with them.”

“2017 will be the year of Prog!”, adds Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger. “We are very happy to continue our work with Threshold and bring a massive release to you next year!”

Over the last 10 years with the Label, Threshold have released three studio albums, a double live album and reissues of the whole back catalogue. Currently, the band is working on their 11th masterpiece, a new concept album that is scheduled to be released in 2017.

Threshold are back on stage next week for two huge Summer festivals.

The band will perform at Masters Of Rock in Vizovice, Czech Republic on Thursday 14 July, followed by Bang Your Head in Balingen, Germany on Saturday 16 July.

Threshold have just returned from tour where they performed their latest studio album ‘For The Journey’ in its entirety along with a selection of classics and old favourites.

Thank you so much to Spheric Universe Experience, Damnation Angels, David, Toby, Chris, Peer, Laudi and all our amazing fans for such a wonderful tour.

Threshold will be back for Artrock Festival in Germany on 2 April.

Threshold’s new live album ‘European Journey’ is out now. The album was recorded at various venues across Europe during November 2014. It contains 15 live songs and is available as a double CD digipak or download.

‘European Journey’ tracklist

CD1: 01. Slipstream 02. The Hours 03. Liberty Complacency Dependency 04. Ground Control 05. Unforgiven 06. Long Way Home 07. Part Of The Chaos 08. Coda

CD2: 01. Watchtower On The Moon 02. Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams 03. Lost In Your Memory 04. Mission Profile 05. The Box 06. Turned To Dust 07. Ashes