Threshold have announced a couple of great shows in Germany for this summer. First they will perform at the famous Night Of The Prog festival in Loreley Amphitheater on 13 July which boasts a strong line up including Riverside, Big Big Train, Camel, Steve Hogarth and Isildurs Bane. Then on 14 July they’ll return to Hypothalamus in Rheine for a headline show.
For more details see the Tour section.
Threshold will return to Italy in 2018 to perform at 2Days Prog +1 Festival on 8th September. The 3 day festival is Italy’s no.1 prog event and will take place in Veruno from 7th to 9th September 2018.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/VerunoProgRockFestival
Threshold are thrilled to announce their first ever Canadian shows in 2018!
The band will perform at Le Cercle in Quebec on 1 May 2018 and Foufounes Électriques in Montréal on 2 May 2018.
Tickets are available here.
Threshold have been confirmed as headliners for ROSFest in Gettysburg, USA on Saturday 5th May 2018. It will be the band’s first ever appearance at the festival. Other bands announced so far include Brand X, District 97 and PFM. For more information visit http://rosfest.com/
Threshold will return to 70000 Tons Of Metal in 2018 for 5 days and 4 nights of non stop heavy metal action! The world’s biggest heavy metal cruise sails from Florida to Turks & Caicos Islands from 1-5 February 2018. For more information visit 70000tons.com
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