UK progressive metal quintet THRESHOLD are set to release their colossal double album Legends Of The Shires on September 8th via Nuclear Blast. In anticipation of the new release, the band are proud to announce the premiere of their stunning new video for ‘Small Dark Lines’. The video was directed by Sitcom Soldiers LTD, who developed a powerful narrative involving people from varying backgrounds marking their bodies with paint to symbolise their regrets in life. Water then cascades over them to wash away the lines, as if wiping the slate clean. Watch the band’s second offering from their much anticipated forthcoming album, here: Small Dark Lines (Official Video)

Speaking about the track and video, Karl Groom commented:  “The people at Sitcom Soldiers have created just the right atmosphere in our new video clip and it was an enjoyable experience to film for the band. We managed to find some excellent extras and tortured them with freezing showers in the clip, with some travelling as far as Sweden for the pleasure! It is great to have Glynn back in the band with Small Dark Lines showcasing all his power and versatility. This single should give people another glimpse into the double album Legends of the Shires and an idea of what is to come on release day 8 September 2017.”

Legends Of The Shires is available to pre-order on a variety of formats here: http://nuclearblast.com/threshold-legends

Threshold have announced that their new album Legends Of The Shires features a guest appearance by former bassist Jon Jeary, who was one of the band’s founding members and last performed with the band in 2002.

Speaking about his cameo, Jon commented: “I always look forward to hearing a new Threshold album and this time I’m doubly excited because Glynn will be singing and also, I am proud to say, there will be a small cameo vocal performance from me on ‘The Shire (part 3)’. It’s great to be able to appreciate what Threshold do now as one of their faithful army of fans and a privilege to make a small contribution.”

Jon Jeary was the band’s bassist and also performed backing vocals on songs such as ‘Eat The Unicorn’. He co-wrote a number of the band’s early classics, including ‘Sanity’s End’, ‘Into the Light’ and ‘The Ravages Of Time’. Jon previously appeared on the Threshold albums Wounded Land (1993) to Critical Mass (2002).

Legends Of The Shires is available to pre-order on a variety of formats: http://nuclearblast.com/threshold-legends

 

Threshold announce new album ‘Legends Of The Shires’ & unveil artwork
Listen to epic first single ‘Lost In Translation’ 

British Progressive icons THRESHOLD have announced their new album ‘Legends Of The Shires’ will be released via Nuclear Blast on 8th September. Today the band unveiled the first single from the release, the ultra-prog epic ‘ Lost In Translation’ which has a song length of over ten minutes!  Commented Threshold’s Richard West “We’ve made a monster of an album so we thought we should release a monster of a single! This epic really showcases the many sides of our sound and is a great prelude to our album release “

Watch the lyric video for ‘Lost In Translation’ exclusively on Prog

Legends Of The Shires will be the band’s eleventh studio album and their first ever double album; it also features Glynn Morgan back on vocal duties for the first time since 1996.

Check out the ethereal album artwork above by Russian artist Elena Dudina. Speaking about the artwork Richard West commented “I love it when a cover tells you what sort of record you’re buying. This one really shouts “progressive” and reminds me of some of the classic prog albums from the 20th century.”

‘Legends Of The Shires’ tracklist

CD 1:
1. The Shire (Part 1) 2:03
2. Small Dark Lines 5:24
3. The Man Who Saw Through Time 11:51
4. Trust The Process 8:44
5. Stars And Satellites 7:20
6. On The Edge 5:20

CD 2:
7. The Shire (Part 2) 5:24
8. Snowblind 7:03
9. Subliminal Freeways 4:51
10. State Of Independence 3:37
11. Superior Machine 5:01
12. The Shire (Part 3) 1:22
13. Lost In Translation 10:20
14. Swallowed 3:54

Pre-order ‘Legends Of The Shires’ here

Threshold are shooting a video for their forthcoming single “Small Dark Lines” and you could be in it! The video will be directed by Sitcom Soldiers at their studios in Bolton, England on Friday 28th July.

The film directors have developed a powerful narrative, involving people from varying backgrounds marking their bodies with paint before water cascades over them to wash away the lines as if wiping the slate clean. So if you want to take part we should warn you that you’ll be asked to expose most of your skin. However, we’ve been assured that it’s all being done in the best possible taste. The aesthetics of the video will be heavily stylised and moody, with a large amount of slow motion and cinematic tone.

To apply for the video please ensure you’re available in the day on July 28th and able to travel to Sitcom Soldiers’ studios in Bolton. We’re looking for a range of people from all walks of life. Please send a photo, phone number, name, age, where you’ll be travelling from and any details of acting experience or reasons why you’re perfect for the role to: casting@sitcomsoldiers.com

We have a limited number of spaces so please apply quickly.  Thank you!

THRESHOLD have released the first official picture of their new line-up featuring returning vocalist Glynn Morgan.

The band are currently at Thin Ice Studios in England putting the finishing touches on their new concept album “Legends Of The Shires”. The record is due for release through Nuclear Blast later this year and it will be the band’s first ever double album.

Karl Groom commented: “The music just would not stop flowing during the writing process. We decided that while the ideas were of a high standard, we would keep writing and are very excited by what we have.”

THRESHOLD will be back on the road across Europe at the end of the year, kicking off in Athens on November 12th and rounding off with a homecoming show in London on December 10th. Glynn Morgan will also play guitar during the shows, which will include tracks from “Legends Of The Shires” as well as plenty of blasts from the past!

See tour dates.

THRESHOLD have parted ways with vocalist Damian Wilson. The band have chosen to start a new chapter without him and he has told them he respects their decision.

Wilson enjoyed three stints with THRESHOLD, performing on the band’s most recent records “For The Journey” and “March Of Progress” as well as their early releases “Wounded Land” and “Extinct Instinct” in the 1990’s. Damian Wilson has been a great frontman for THRESHOLD and the band would like to sincerely thank him and wish him every success in his future endeavours.

THRESHOLD‘s new frontman will be Glynn Morgan, the band’s former vocalist from 1994 to 1996. Morgan appeared on THRESHOLD‘s 1994 album “Psychedelicatessen” and returned to work with the band in 2008 to record tracks for the singles box set “Paradox”.

Glynn Morgan commented:
“I was over the moon when I got the phone call. To work with Karl and Richard and be a part of the mighty THRESHOLD story once more is a great honour. I can’t wait to start recording, the new material has me hooked already.”

You can watch Glynn Morgan in action with THRESHOLD in their 1994 video “Innocent” here:

British progressive protagonists THRESHOLD recently announced their 11th masterpiece “Legends Of The Shires”, scheduled to be released in autumn 2017, which is being produced by Karl Groom and Richard West. Furthermore, they have also announced the dates for the “Legends Of The Shires” – Tour 2017 where you’ll be able to fully experience songs from the new album on stage.

Today, the band reveals the support acts for this tour: Get ready for DAMNATION ANGELS and DAY SIX!

Richard West comments: “We’ve got two excellent bands joining us for the tour. We met DAY SIX when they supported us for a few shows back in 2011 and we’re very happy to have them back for a whole tour. DAMNATION ANGELS were a crowd favourite when they opened for us last year, so it’s great to have them back as main support for 2017.”

British symphonic metal act DAMNATION ANGELS was formed in 2006 and their most recent record “The Valiant Fire” (2014) marked their second studio album.

They comment: “We’re excited and ready for round two with our good friends THRESHOLD! The last tour was incredible, the fans were amazing and we can’t wait to return. This time playing a longer, more diverse set of our brand of symphonic metal. Let’s be ‘avin it!”

Dutch progressive rock band DAY SIX released their album “The Grand Design” in 2010 and is ready to properly present a new album on this upcoming tour.

The band states: “This is one of those rare moments in live where things just fit seamlessly: while we are scheduling studio recordings for our new album, THRESHOLD was looking for an opening act for their European tour. When? Exactly when we planned to have the new DAY SIX record finished! We are more than happy to go on tour with THRESHOLD and to be opening the shows for these wonderful guys and amazing musicians!”

Catch THRESHOLD with DAMNATION ANGELS, DAY SIX live, here:

“Legends Of The Shires” – Tour 2017
(presented by Rock Hard, Eclipsed, Rock It!, Blast! and Wacken Radio)

28.11. NL Weert – Bosuil
29.11. DE Hamburg – Markthalle
30.11. DE Berlin – Lido
01.12. DE Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
02.12. DE München – Feierwerk
03.12. CH Pratteln – Z7
05.12. DE Stuttgart – Club Cann
06.12. DE Hannover – Musikzentrum
07.12. BE Kortrijk – De Kreun
08.12. DE Essen – Turock
09.12. NL Zoetermeer – Boerderij
10.12. UK London – O2 Islington Academy

Pete Morten has decided to step down from Threshold to focus on his own band. Pete first provided cover for former guitarist Nick Midson in 2007 and ended up working with the band for ten years, appearing on two studio albums and performing shows in 22 countries.

Pete has been much loved by both the band and fans alike and we’ll look back on this past chapter with good memories. We would like to sincerely thank him for being part of our journey and wish him success with his future endeavours.

Threshold are currently working on their new concept album “Legends Of The Shires” and are not looking to replace him at the moment. The band will be back on tour in November.