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Threshold Announce First Date Of 2008

UK prog-metal masters THRESHOLD have issued the following update:

Threshold plan to book more live shows for 2008 before thinking about new material. "The whole band have enjoyed touring more than ever this year and are hungry for more", commented guitarist Karl Groom. Threshold have already confirmed their appearance at the Legacy Festival in Serbia next May alongside bands including TESTAMENT and RAGE, and should be announcing more shows soon.

Threshold ended their 2007 dates with a sold out performance to 8,000 fans at WITHIN TEMPTATION's homecoming show in Holland. "It was wonderful to be asked to support Within Temptation", commented vocalist Damian Wilson. "They've achieved so much and put on a spectacular, faultless show. For us it was the perfect end to a great tour, and I feel the beginning of a very positive new era for Threshold". Wilson was Threshold's original vocalist and recently returned to the band following the departure of Andrew McDermott. "Having Damian back has brought a new energy and excitement to our live shows", commented keyboardist Richard West. "We've been having such a good time it's a shame the year's over". Damian Wilson will continue touring with the band in 2008 but no decision has yet been made about his involvement on future albums.

After signing with Nuclear Blast last year, Threshold released their 8th studio album Dead Reckoning in March 2007. The album brought the band their best chart success to date in the UK, Germany and Holland, and led to tracks on numerous compilations as well as a major Hollywood soundtrack. The band toured Europe in the Autumn with a strong support package featuring COMMUNIC, MACHINE MEN and SERENITY, as well as playing many festivals in the UK, US and Europe.

Threshold's live line-up also included Soliloquy's Pete Morten on guitar. "I've made no secret about how amazing it was to tour with Threshold this year! For the first time in my life, I feel I've experienced professional touring the way that it was meant to be experienced" commented Morten. "I've made five new 'best friends' in Karl, Rich, Steve, Johanne and Damian".

Threshold closed the year by releasing their first retrospective The Best Of Threshold - The Ravages Of Time.

Source: BW&BK

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