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.
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.”
Threshold will kick off 2017 in style, headlining the 15th anniversary edition of Ice Rock Festival in Wasen, Switzerland on 7 January.
Other bands on the bill include Almanac, Treat, Jaded Heart and Serenity. For more information see the festival website at www.ice-rock.ch
Threshold will return to ProgPower Europe in The Netherlands next week. The band headlined the first ever ProgPower festival back in 1999 and will do so once again as they visit for the fourth time on 2 October 2016.
Other bands on the bill include Textures, Jolly, Wolverine and Chaos Divine. For more information see the festival website at www.progpowereurope.com
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 have been confirmed for the 4th edition of Artrock Festival which takes place in Reichenbach, Germany on 1-2 April 2016.
Other bands on the bill include Pendragon, IQ, RPWL, District 97 and SBB.
Threshold have been confirmed for the 2016 edition of Bang Your Head which takes place in Balingen, Germany on 14-16 July 2016.
Other bands on the bill include Testament, Uriah Heep, Dragonforce and Nazareth.
Threshold have been confirmed for the 2016 edition of Masters Of Rock which takes place in Vizovice, Czech Republic on 14-17 July 2016.