UK progressive metal quintet THRESHOLD released their colossal double concept album “Legends Of The Shires” on September 8th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast. It’s the band’s most successful album to date (#13 Germany, #14 Switzerland, #31 Austria a.o.) and was followed by a rhapsodical 2-week European headline run with several sold out shows. Reasons enough, then, for the band to announce a second leg today. This time, though, THRESHOLD will be performing “Legends Of The Shires” in its entirety and more. Special guests for this trek will also be announced soon. Full tour dates are below.

“We’re really excited about doing this,” commented keyboardist Richard West. “So many fans have asked us to perform the whole of Legends Of The Shires live, and because it’s a concept album I think it’s perfectly suited for this. We can’t wait to get started!”

THRESHOLD performing “Legends Of The Shires” in its entirety:

10.10. FR Colmar – Le Grillen
11.10. CH Pratteln – Z7
12.10. DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
13.10. NL Zoetermeer – Boerderij
14.10. DE Hamburg – Markthalle
16.10. DE Jena – F-Haus
17.10. CZ Prague – Nová Chmelnice
18.10. DE Munich – Feierwerk
19.10. DE Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
20.10. DE Essen – Turock
21.10. UK London – Islington Assembly Hall

More THRESHOLD dates:

01.05. CA Québec, QC – Le Cercle
02.05. CA Montréal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
05.05. US Gettysburg, PA – Rites of Spring Festival
13.07. DE St. Goarshausen – Night of the Prog
14.07. DE Rheine – Hypothalamus
08.09. IT Veruno – 2Days Prog +1 Festival
09.09. HU Budapest – Rock On Festival

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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)
#13 Germany
#14 Switzerland
#31 Austria
#54 Czech Republic
#56 Scotland
#90 UK

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.”

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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: