Today we release our 12th studio album, Dividing Lines!

To celebrate the release, we’re sharing a lyric video for the album’s opening track, ‘Haunted’:

 

“We’re really excited to finally get the new Threshold album out”, explains Threshold guitarist Karl Groom. “Dividing Lines is an album we’re proud of and the band cannot wait to get back to touring.”

Order or stream the album on all platforms here: https://bfan.link/dividing-lines.fpo

We’re really disappointed to announce that there will be a delay in the vinyl stock of our upcoming album Dividing Lines. We’ve been told that this has become a more common issue as a result of the pandemic, with pressing plants not always capable of delivering on time. This is an issue the pressing plant are working hard to resolve. We will update you when we have more news.

The CD and digital formats of Dividing Lines will still be released on Friday as planned.

We’re very happy to let you know that we’ll be back in Germany to headline the Friday night of Artrock Festival in Reichenbach on 14 April 2023. We were previously due to play there in April 2020 when the pandemic hit, so it’s great to have it back in our sights!

For more information visit www.thresh.net/tour

Kingmaker Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of an autobiography by Threshold keyboardist Richard West.

Maybe A Writer: My Life In Threshold will be published on 8th December 2022, following close on the heels of the release of Threshold’s twelfth studio album, Dividing Lines, which will be released by their label Nuclear Blast on 18th November 2022.

Richard West never imagined that he would spend 30 years as the keyboardist with British progressive metal standard bearers Threshold. From his first rehearsal with the band in a damp, neglected village hall, to touring with Dream Theater and sharing huge outdoor festival bills with rock legends including Whitesnake, West has been at the heart of Threshold since 1993 and has become one of its driving forces.

Along the way he has seen various singers, including Damian Wilson and Andrew ‘Mac’ McDermott, and a series of drummers pass through the band’s ranks. Threshold have experienced both tragedy – notably Mac’s death in 2011 – and triumph. Demonstrating considerable resilience, the band have perennially persevered, with their 2017 album Legends Of The Shires marking a return to top form, which is continued by Dividing Lines.

Written during 2021 and 2022, West’s autobiography provides the definitive account of the career of one of prog metal’s key bands. Beyond Threshold, West recalls his childhood on the UK’s Devon coast, writing pop music for Simon Cowell, making a din with Jimmy Page’s guitar and getting to know his wife Farrah in prison. The book also recounts West’s other musical adventures in League Of Lights alongside Farrah as well as other projects.

“Richard West is such a talented, versatile and prolific musician, composer and now author. This is a biography disguised as a novel – it’s an awesome read.” RUUD JOLIE (WITHIN TEMPTATION)

Maybe A Writer: My Life In Threshold will be published as a ca. 200 page hardback, including 40 pages of photographs documenting West’s life and career, including some photographs exclusive to the book.

The book is available for pre-order now from Burning Shed and will be available from all good bookstores and via Amazon.

Here is another taste of our upcoming album Dividing Lines with a visualiser for the third single Complex.

 

Guitarist Karl Groom comments: “Complex was the 2nd song written for Dividing Lines and I love the energy that Johanne injected into the song, particularly on the pre-choruses. The idea for the solo came about by accident when I left a parallel pitch-shift on the lead sound whilst making the demo. We can’t wait to release the album and have the chance to tour again.”

Listen to the song on all platforms: https://threshold.bfan.link/complex
Pre-order the album Dividing Lines: https://bfan.link/dividing-lines.fpo

Our new single King Of Nothing is out now!

 

Glynn Morgan comments on the song: “It’s about moving on, accepting defeat and just moving on, instead of spending the rest of your life blaming yourself or whoever for things not going the way you´d hoped. As hard as it may seem, don’t give up, just press reset, smile! grab your dreams and start over again, be the King of your own destiny! King of Nothing is the first single I have written for Threshold since Innocent back in 1994 during my first stint with the band, and it feels awesome and exciting to have one of my songs chosen for release as a single from the new album Dividing Lines.”

Our new single Silenced is out now!

 

Richard West comments on the song: “Silenced is about how we seem to be heading towards less voices, less artists, less venues, less platforms where everyone can be heard. People seem so scared to speak out or debate anything anymore. I know I sound old but I miss the good old days! When freedom of speech goes then society is lost.”