UK progressive metal quintet THRESHOLD recently released their colossal double concept album Legends Of The Shires via Nuclear Blast. After conquering the German album charts and reaching #13 last week, the band can now unveil another string of impressive international chart positions:
#5 UK (Rock)
#12 Sweden (Physical)
#12 Sweden (Hard Rock)
#54 Czech Republic
UK progressive metal quintet Threshold release their colossal double concept album Legends Of The Shires today via Nuclear Blast. The 11th studio album by the band features old / new vocalist Glynn Morgan, who lent his vocals to the band’s 1994 release, Psychedelicatessen. To celebrate the release, the band have unleashed a lyric video for new track, ‘Stars And Satellites’. Watch and listen, below:
Stars And Satellites (Official Lyric Video)
Karl Groom commented, “I am excited about the release of Legends Of The Shires today. It represents a huge achievement for the band and one of the most creative periods we have ever experienced. I hope it connects with those listening and has a lasting impression.”
Vocalist Glynn Morgan is thankful for fans accepting him back into the fold and is excited to get out on the road with the guys: “I’ve always been a fan of the band. I was just a fan, keeping up to date, and I think Karl and Richard’s songwriting, they’re a great team and it’s all good stuff. So when I got the call, how could I say no? A big thank you to all the fans who have welcomed me back. I hope you’re loving the new tunes as much as I loved singing them! See you all in the fall on the Legends tour.”
Order the album on various limited formats: http://nuclearblast.com/threshold-legends
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 “
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 are very pleased to announce they’ll be performing at HRH Prog VI in North Wales on 17 November 2017. Other bands on the bill at the four day event include Uriah Heep, Magnum, Calmer Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Mostly Autumn, Focus, Caravan and many more.
For more information visit the HRH Prog website.
Threshold have added another date to their Legends Of The Shires 2017 tour. The band will kick off the tour at Kyttaro Live Club in Athens, Greece on 12 November 2017.
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: