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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 Announces New Album Title

British metallers Threshold have announced that their new album will be called "March of Progress" and is due for release through Nuclear Blast Records in 2012. The band commented:

"The provisional song titles on the new album are 'Ashes', 'Return of the Thought Police', 'Colophon', 'Staring at the Sun', 'Liberty Complacency Dependency', 'Divinity', 'The Hours', 'Don't Look Down', 'That's Why we Came', 'The Rubicon' & 'Coda'.

"'March of Progress' sees the return of original Threshold vocalist Damian Wilson (HEADSPACE, STAR ONE) who rejoined the band in 2007 following the departure of Andrew 'Mac' McDermott, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

"The album is being produced at Thin Ice Studios and Eightspace Studio in the UK by Karl Groom and Richard West. Threshold will perform a handful of pre-release shows in April 2012 to promote the album."

Further details on the upcoming album release will be announced as they are made available.

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Kingcrow To Support Threshold

As was previously announced, Threshold will be heading off on a string of pre-release shows in April for an as-yet-untitled album. The band has now announced Italian rockers Kingcrow will support Threshold for three of the dates.

The Italians recently toured Europe to promote the new album "Phlegethon" supporting Redemption. Kingrowwill support THRESHOLD at the following shows:

11/04/2012 Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/04/2012 Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
14/04/2012 Zeche, Bochum, Germany

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Threshold Announces Live Show Dates

British progressive metal band Threshhold have announced a string of pre-release shows in April 2012 to promote the forthcoming yet untitled. The band will play a set featuring songs from the new album which is due for release through Nuclear Blast Records in 2012. The following dates have been announced:

07/04/2012 House of Progression, Kingston, England
11/04/2012 Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/04/2012 Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
13/04/2012 Rock Ittervoort, Ittervoort, Netherlands
14/04/2012 Zeche, Bochum, Germany

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Threshold Posts Recording Update On New LP

British progressive metal band Threshold checked in to report that the band is currently recording the yet untitled ninth studio release at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, England.

The reports reads as follows:

"The band have finished pre-production and are now tracking drums. 'We've got about 75 minutes of music at the moment so there's plenty to do' said keyboard player Richard West, who is producing the album alongside guitarist Karl Groom. 'I'm very pleased with the way this album is coming together' commented Groom. 'It is particularly good to see contributions in writing from more band members.'

"The new album sees the return of original THRESHOLD vocalist Damian Wilson (HEADSPACE, STAR ONE) who rejoined the band in 2007 following the departure of Andrew 'Mac' McDermott who sadly passed away on 3 August.

"THRESHOLD's previous studio album 'Dead Reckoning' was released in 2007 and featured guest vocals by Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, BLOODBATH). The album entered the charts at position 64 in Germany, 95 in The Netherlands and 37 in the UK rock chart.

"THRESHOLD will release their new album through Nuclear Blast Records in 2012."

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Former Threshold Vocalist Passes Away

Andrew 'Mac' McDermott, the former lead singer of British heavy metal outfit Threshold, passed away yesterday in England. A condolence page has been set up for the vocalist, which you can visit by clicking here. McDermott has reportedly been suffering from "serious health problems" for a while, which resulted in him leaving the band Powerworld in June. The cause of death is presently unknown.

McDermott was best known for his tenure as the vocalist for Threshold, a position he held from 1998's, "Clone" album to 2007's, "Dead Reckoning." He also spent time with German metal band Sargent Fury in the early 90's and most recently was part of the band Swamp Freaks.

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Threshold Recording New Album

Threshold has checked in with the following update about wrapping up its summer tour dates and entering the studio to record a new album:

"Threshold are back from their final shows of the summer after some great performances in the Netherlands and at the Night Of The Prog Festival in Germany.

"The band will now return to the studio to complete work on their forthcoming ninth studio album, due for release through Nuclear Blast Records in 2012."

In the mean time, you can also check out Threshold's music by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.

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Threshold Cancels Tour Date In Belgium

After previously announcing a string of European tour dates, U.K. based metal act Threshold has now issued the following brief announcement about canceling the band's upcoming show in Belgium:

"Belgium show cancelled: we're sorry to announce that Threshold's show on 9 July in Belgium just got cancelled for reasons beyond Threshold's control."

You can also listen to Threshold's music by navigating over to the band's official MySpace music profile here.

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Threshold Announces European Shows

U.K. based act Threshold has announced a string of upcoming European live shows in July. The currently announced dates are as follows:

01/07/2011 House of Progression @ The Peel, Kingston, England
07/07/2011 De Pul, Uden, Netherlands
08/07/2011 Night Of The Prog Festival, Loreley, Germany
09/07/2011 GC Drieschaar, As, Belgium *
(* venue change - was previously at Rockstage, Tongeren)

You can also listen to Threshold's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace page at this location.

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Threshold Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Threshold has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming live shows:

"Don't miss Threshold's first live shows of 2011 coming up from 24 March to 2 April.

24/03/2011 The Rock Temple, Kerkrade, Netherlands
25/03/2011 Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
26/03/2011 Zeche, Bochum, Germany
02/04/2011 Fused Festival, Lydney, England (festival headline)

"Threshold will be performing a two hour show of live favorites such as Mission Profile and Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams alongside rare classics such as Eat The Unicorn. Support at the first three shows will come from Dutch progressive metallers Day Six, who will also perform at Fused Festival alongside a wonderful array of bands including Threshold, Vanden Plas, Kingfisher Sky, Winter in Eden, Toxic Smile, To-Mera, After-Math, Hookah the Fuzz, Awake by Design, Hanging Doll, Loreweaver and Haken."

Threshold also recently announced an appearance at the Night of the Prog festival. Details are available at this location.

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Threshold To Play Night Of The Prog

Threshold has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Night of the Prog festival in July:

"Threshold will perform at the 2011 edition of Night Of The Prog Festival in Germany on 8-9 July. Other bands include Dream Theater, Anathema, IQ, RPWL, Eloy, Riverside and more."

You can check out Threshold's full touring itinerary at this location. Additional details on Germany's Night of the Prog festival can be found here.

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Threshold Writing New Album

U.K. based progressive metallers Threshold have started writing material for the follow up to their last album "Dead Reckoning." The new album is due for release through Nuclear Blast Records sometime in 2011. The band commented on beginning the recording process:

"Threshold will record the new volume at Thin Ice Studios in the UK, with production as usual by Karl Groom and Richard West. The band's last studio album Dead Reckoning was released in 2007 and enjoyed chart success in the UK, Germany and Holland. Threshold have since released a double album compilation The Ravages Of Time and a box set entitled Paradox - The Singles Collection."

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Threshold Announces First Shows Of 2011

Threshold has checked in with the following update about lining up 2011 tour dates: "Threshold have confirmed their first shows of next year with two dates in the Netherlands followed by a festival headline show at a new progressive and symphonic metal festival in the UK called Fused."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

3/24 2011 - The Rock Temple, Kerkrade, NL
3/25 2011 - Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NL
4/2 2011 - Fused Festival, Lydney, UK

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Star One Streaming New Song

Threshold has issued the following announcement about the Star One project streaming a new song online title "Earth That Was" via Noisecreep.com:

"A new song from Dutch composer/multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen's Star One project is available for streaming at Noisecreep. The track comes off the new Star One album Victims Of The Modern Age which is due for release at the end of October.

"As well as Threshold vocalist Damian Wilson, the Star One album features guest singers Dan Swanö (Nightingale, Second Sky, Edge of Sanity) who appeared on Threshold's Dead Reckoning, Russell Allen (Symphony X), Floor Jansen (Revamp, After Forever) and Tony Martin (Black Sabbath)."

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Ex-Threshold Singer Joins PowerWorld

German metal band PowerWorld has issued the following update:

"We are proud that we have a new strong voice on the microphones. Please welcome Mr. Andrew McDermott: 'Mac' is the Ex-Singer of the german band Sargant Fury and the Ex-Singer of the UK-Progband Threshold. He is a man with a lot of experience. Our songs got exactly the power and spirit what they need. We want to finish the work on the album as fast as possible to play on the festivals this year."

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Threshold Covers Muse's "Supermassive Black Hole"

British progressive metal band THRESHOLD has released a brand new digital single of the MUSE cover "Supermassive Black Hole." The song can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

Richard West comments, "'Supermassive Black Hole' was such a huge hit for MUSE, it's become a modern classic and it's still in the top ten of the UK rock charts after 150 weeks! I hope MUSE enjoy THRESHOLD's reworking of their song, we've stayed fairly true to the original but with some added THRESHOLD heaviness."

The band will also re-issue their latest effort "Dead Reckoning" including instrumental versions of all songs of the album as a bonus - the digital release of the package is scheduled for mid February. More...

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Threshold To Release Muse Cover

Threshold will release their cover of the Muse song "Supermassive Black Hole" as a digital single on Jan 29 (UK Jan 31, US Feb 2). The single's B-side will be "Slipstream (vocoder version)," a previously unreleased mix of the opening song from the album "Dead Reckoning."

Commented Threshold keyboard player Richard West: "Supermassive Black Hole was such a huge hit for Muse, it's become a modern classic and it's still in the top ten of the U.K. rock charts after 150 weeks! I hope Muse enjoy Threshold 's reworking of their song; we've stayed fairly true to the original but with some added Threshold heaviness."

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Threshold Streaming Box Set Audio Samples

U.K. metallers Threshold have uploaded audio clips of all 24 songs from their box set "Paradox - The Singles Collection." The set marks 20 years of Threshold and contains 8 singles with rare b-sides and a 20 page booklet. The audio clips can be heard at this location.

The track listing for the set is as follows:

CD 1
1. Paradox (radio version)
2. Conceal The Face
3. Shifting Sands

CD 2
1. Sunseeker (radio version)
2. Fist Of Tongues
3. Half Way Home More...

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Threshold Issues Tour Recap

UK metallers Threshold have issued the following tour recap:

"Threshold have now completed their Essence Of Progression tour supported by Serenity and Spheric Universe Experience. The tour celebrated 20 years of Threshold during which the band have performed in 20 countries worldwide.

"Threshold played the following setlist at most of the shows: Consume To Live, Fighting For Breath, Stop Dead, Part Of The Chaos, Avalon, One Degree Down, Critical Mass, Smile At The Moon, The Art Of Reason, Long Way Home, Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams, Slipstream. (Encores:) Mission Profile, Paradox.

"Threshold would like to thank Georg, Thomas, Simon, Mario and Andreas (Serenity), Franck, Vince, John, Fred and Christophe (Spheric Universe Experience), Jordan from JPA Media for the visuals, the amazing crew of Noel, Aaron, Oskar, Chop and Mickael, as well as Rock Hard, Rock It, Eclipsed, Nuclear Blast, Napalm Records, Sensory Records, Intromental Worldwide, Factory Music, Just Coffee and TTP Productions for helping to make it such a great tour."

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Threshold Streaming New Song Online

U.K. metallers Threshold have uploaded a newly recorded track on their official MySpace page. The uploaded song "Smile At The Moon" is a new recording of an old song that was previously unreleased but now made available on Threshold's limited edition box set "Paradox - The Singles Collection."

Threshold's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/29 DE | Zeche Carl Essen
10/30 DE | Colos Saal Aschaffenburg
10/31 DE | Movie Bielefeld
11/1 CH | Z7 Pratteln
11/2 DE | Backstage Munich
11/4 PL | Firlej Wroclaw
11/5 DE | Bergkeller Reichenbach
11/6 BE | Spirit of 66 Verviers
11/7 NL | Boerderij Zoetermeer
11/8 UK | Relentless Garage London

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Pythia Announces Live Show With Threshold

U.K. gothic metallers Pythia have issued the following announcement about opening for Threshold on November 8th:

"We are pleased announce that we will be opening for the awesome Threshold on the 8th of November at the Relentless Garage with main support coming from Austrian progressive metallers Serenity.

"Threshold are one of the leading lights of the progressive metal scene. Now celebrating twenty years together, Threshold continue to make powerful and innovative rock music both on record and on stage."

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