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Threshold

Formed: 1988
From: Surrey, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Threshold News

Below is our complete Threshold news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Threshold Splits With Vocalist Damian Wilson

U.K. progressive metal act Threshold has parted ways with vocalist Damian Wilson. The band has chosen to start a new chapter without him and he has stated he respects the group's decision.

The band commented: "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 Threshoold and the band would like to sincerely thank him and wish him every success in his future endeavours."

Damian Wilson also issued a statement that reads: "Unfortunately this is not a mutual decision, but I respect it. After I had recorded the album and committed to the tour I was informed that Threshold were going to continue on without me. They have every right to make this choice, although it is difficult to part ways with a group of people you’ve shared so many experiences with.

"I really enjoyed the past decade recording and touring with Threshold and wish them all the best for the future, with the hope we might work again on projects somewhere down the line.
The label Nuclear Blast are amazing, and with the wonderful support of the fan base the whole journey of being the frontman for Threshold has been fantastic." More...

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Threshold Reveals New Album

After ten successful years with the label Nuclear Blast, British progressive group Threshold signed a new contract and extended a partnership with the label in July of 2016. Furthermore, Threshold is currently recording an 11th masterpiece at Thin Ice Studios in England, which will be a new concept album called "Legends Of The Shires."

The album is being produced by Karl Groom and Richard West and its scheduled to be released in 2017. More information will be revealed soon. Today, the band is also announcing dates for the "Legends Of The Shires" 2017 tour in support of the release.

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." More...

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Threshold Working On New Album

British progressive group Threshold just signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast and extended the ongoing 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, who goes on to say "We are very happy to continue our work with THRESHOLD and bring a massive release to you next year!" More...

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Threshold Discusses Support Bands For Tour

British metal band Threshold's latest live album "European Journey" was recorded during the November 2014 "For The Journey" tour and consists of 15 live tracks.

The band is continuing on that journey and is currently on the road in Europe with Spheric Universe Experience and Damnation Angels.

Nucleaer Blast caught up with Richard West to ask him how Threshold heard about the support bands and what it's like to share the road with these bands in tow. Find out what he had to say below.

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Threshold Discusses All 10 Albums

Threshold's new live album "European Journey" was recorded during the November 2014 "For The Journey" tour and consists of 15 live tracks.

In celebration of the release, Prog Magazine took keyboardist Richard West on a journey through the band's ten studio albums, from "Wounded Land" to "For The Journey." Watch the two part video interview below.

Guitarist Karl Groom commented on the band's new release: "The 'For The Journey' tour, where we made the live recordings, was much like most recent Threshold dates, in so much as the band thoroughly enjoy gigging and appreciate the support we get from our fans. This is the atmosphere we wanted to capture in our playing and I believe that translates well on this release. The aim in mixing was to keep the integrity of the original performance and that was why we recorded plenty of shows. It is good to be able to present this Threshold line up to people who have not been able to attend gig and it is also a great memory of the tour." More...

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Threshold Posts "Lost In Your Memory" Video

British progressive metal protagonists Threshold will soon release live album "European Journey" and today the band is premiering the second track from this offering online. Shot by fans across various venues in Europe and the United States, the video for "Lost In Your Memory" can be seen below.

Keyboardist Richard West commented on the track: “We've always loved doing power ballads, ever since our early days, with tracks like 'Innocent' and 'Forever.' This is a ballad from our last album »For The Journey« and I love how it comes across live.“

The double live album "European Journey" was recorded during the November 2014 "For The Journey" tour. The album consists of 15 live tracks and will be released as a 2-CD digipack on November 13, 2015. More...

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Threshold Posts Video From Live Album

British metal outfit Threshold recently announced the release of new live album "European Journey" and today the band is presenting the first track from the forthcoming release.

Shot by fans across various venues in Europe, the video for "Watchtower On The Moon" draws a perfect parallel with the new live album. Check it out below. Keyboardist Richard West commented on the video:

"It's so cool to have a video compiling some of our performances from the last tour. It was stitched together from fan footage of various shows across Europe, so it has good parallels with the live album which was also recorded at a number of shows during the tour. 'Watchtower On The Moon' is one of our favourites from the last studio album, it's full of energy and great to play live. I think 'European Journey' does a wonderful job of capturing the power and atmosphere of a Threshold show, it just makes me want to get out there and do it again!"

The double-live-album "European Journey" was recorded during the November 2014 "For The Journey" tour. The album consists of 15 live tracks and will be released as a 2CD digipak on November 13, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Threshold Releasing Live Album

British progressive metal heroes Threshold have revealed first details on the upcoming new double live album "European Journey," which was recorded at various venues across Europe during November of 2014 in support of current studio album "For The Journey."

"European Journey" contains 15 live tracks and will be released as a 2-CD digipak on November 13. Richard West comments:

"We had a fantastic tour playing so many fan favorites going back to '97 with 'Part Of The Chaos' through 'Mission Profile,' 'Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams,' to the present day with 'The Box.' We recorded some shows along the way and it's turned into this really powerful double album."

Karl Groom adds: "Threshold continue to enjoy fantastic support from our loyal fans. The band have always enjoyed mixing with the people who listen to our music and this tour was no exception." More...

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Threshold To Play Full Album Live

Threshold will perform latest album "For The Journey" in its entirety this Summer at Hypothalamus in Rheine, Germany on June 20th.

"It's the first time we've played a whole album on stage so we're really looking forward to it," commented keyboardist Richard West. "There are some songs on the album that we haven't performed live before, so it should be a very enjoyable night for our fans and for us."

Threshold will also appear at various European festivals including Dokk'em Open Air, Hard Rock Laager, Headbangers Open Air, and Neuborn Open Air.

2015-06-20 Rheine (Hypothalamus) DE
2015-08-28 Wörrstadt (Neuborn Open Air) DE
2015-06-19 Dokkum (Dokk'em Open Air) NL
2015-07-03 Vana-Vigala (Hard Rock Laager) EE
2015-07-23 Hamburg (Headbangers Open Air) DE More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Adds To 2015 Lineup

Four more bands were announced today for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal. On board at the last minute: Florida hardcore act Adaliah, Florida deathcore act Dark Sermon and Swiss groove act GurD and German thrashers Exumer.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off tomorrow January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and returns on Monday, January 26, 2015. The festival boards a new vessel, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival can be found at 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com has its team on the scene and will report on all the events in the coming days. Stay tuned.

The roster lineup is as follows, with only 2 more left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Adaliah
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Dark Sermon
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Exumer
Gama Bomb More...

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Three More Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Three more bands were announced for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: U.S. thrashers Whiplash, Brazilian groove masters Soulfly and U.S. legendary traditional metal act Riot, now known as Riot V.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Whiplash, Soulfly and Riot V join the previously announced bands below, with 6 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Gama Bomb More...

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Six More Bands Confirmed For 70,000 Tons

A six pack of announcements were handed down by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: Canadian metal legends Anvil, Norway's The Hate Colony, Irish thrashers Gama Bomb, Swiss thrashers Suborned, Australia's Claim The Throne and Florida death metal act Monstrosity.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Anvil, The Hate Colony, Gama Bomb, Suborned, Claim the Throne and Monstrosity join the previously announced bands below, with 9 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium More...

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Three More Acts Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced another three acts for the 2015 Roster: Colombian black metal act Thy Antichrist, Belgian black metal act Enthroned and legendary Chicago doom act Trouble.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Thy Antichrist, Enthroned and Trouble join the previously announced bands below, with 15 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Four Pack Of Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced four "newer or lesser known acts" (which over the years has heralded the fan created "Cripper Award" for best new band discovery): Jungle Rot from Wisconsin, Abandon Hope from Germany, Divided Multitude from Norway and, as a special treat, one of the most legendary South American Death Metal Bands - Masacre from Colombia.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Jungle Rot, Abandon Hope, Divided Multitude and Masacre join the previously announced bands below, with 18 bands still to be announced:

1349
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Two More Acts Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced two more bands for the 2015 roster, Germany's Refuge - the reunion of the classic Rage lineup from from 1988-1993 - and Israel's Melechesh. Refuge's first official performance will now be on the world's largest floating festival, while Melechesh is on the brink of releasing its sixth album "Enki" on February 27th, songs of which will debut on the cruise.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Refuge and Melechesh join previously announced bands below, with 22 bands still to be announced:

1349
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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1349 And Trollfest Latest Additions To 70K 2015

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced two additions to the 2015 roster, Norweigian black metal act 1349, supporting the latest album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" and countrymates and folk metal heroes Trollfest, in support of some chaos of its own "Kaptein Kaos."

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

1349 and Trollfest join previously announced bands below, with 24 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Adds Two New Acts

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced two additions to the 2015 roster, Denmark's Pretty Maids and Germany's Destruction. For Pretty Maids, the band will play the entire 1987 classic "Future World" as one of the two sets on board.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Pretty Maids and Destruction join previously announced bands below, with 26 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Venom Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

After a near two month break from announcing acts, UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced that the legends and originators of "black metal" Venom are the latest band been added to the 2015 roster. The band will play an exclusive live world premiere of the forthcoming new album "From the Very Depths" in its entirety as one of the two performances.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Venom joins previously announced bands below, with 28 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Threshold Premieres New Music Video "Unforgiven"

U.K. progressive metal act Threshold premiered the new music video for the track "Unforgiven" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also available in the player below). The song appears on the latest album "For the Journey," which is available now through Nuclear Blast Records. A review for the album can be read over here.

Check out "Unforgiven" here:

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Artillery Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

UMC - promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced that Danish thrash legends Artillery have been added to the 2015 roster. The band is about to embark on a North American Tour this November with U.K.'s Onslaught in support of the "Legions" (2013).

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Artillery joins previously announced bands below, with 29 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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