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Threshold are a progressive metal band from the South of England, consisting of Damian Wilson (vocals), Karl Groom (guitar), Richard West (keyboards), Steve Anderson (bass), Johanne James (drums) and Pete Morten (guitar).

Formed in the late 1980s, British progressive metal frontrunners Threshold combined influences of heavy metal and progressive rock to craft their very own trademark style that was a far cry from the contemporary sound of the time. The original Threshold line-up of Damian Wilson (vocals), Karl Groom (guitar), Nick Midson (guitar), Jon Jeary (bass), Richard West (keyboards) and Tony Grinham (drums) released the highly acclaimed debut album Wounded Land in 1993. The albums Psychedelicatessen (1994), Extinct Instinct (1997) and Clone (1998) followed and were accompanied by tours with combos such as Dream Theater, Psychotic Waltz and Pain Of Salvation.

The following decade saw the release of Hypothetical (2001), Critical Mass (2002) and Subsurface (2004), bringing long-awaited chart success for the band. Shortly after the release of their Nuclear Blast debut Dead Reckoning (2007), original singer Damian Wilson rejoined the band for a period of extensive touring, replacing Andrew 'Mac' McDermott who sadly passed away on 3rd August 2011.

After five years, Threshold are back with a brand new album March of Progress (#28 German Album Charts, #30 Switzerland , #43 Sweden, #55 Austria, #70 Netherlands, #102 France). Progressive as always but stronger than ever, it’s not for nothing that the opus is entitled 'March Of Progress'! Hailed by the music press as "a total triumph" (Fireworks), "an album of rare beauty" (Metal Integral) and "likely the album of the year" (Metal Observer), 'March Of Progress' is out now and the band will be out on tour in 2013.

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In the past there have been other bands who used the name Threshold:

  1. An R&B band. Fronted by singer Angela Carole Brown, and led by composer/guitarist Linda Taylor, Threshold includes drummer Laval Belle (Earth, Wind & Fire), bassist Del Atkins (Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige), organist Mikal Majeed (Rick Zunigar), keyboardist Ed Roth (Coolio, The Brothers Johnson), and singers Catte Adams (Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole) and Janelle Sadler (Natalie Cole, Ozzy Osbourne).

  2. Finnish progressive rock band/project Threshold released their lone album "Paradise Now" in 1981. The band was a brainchild of (Pelle Miljoona's bassist) Ari Taskinen who wrote all the songs and plays keyboards and 12-string guitar here. Others participating were Vando Suvanto, Esa Kotilainen, Yari, Rubberduck Jones, Stefan Jones, Pia Noponen and Jone Takamäki.

  3. A Progressive Thrash Metal band from France. The band formed in 1988 and released an album in 1991 entitled: "Within the Expanse". Band members include: Stein Guitton - Guitar, Tristan Leroy - Guitar, François Morgues - Bass, and Regis Lebrun - Drums.

  4. An Atlanta-based religious punk band from the 80s. Threshold is an obscure band who appears on "The View: An Atlanta Compilation 1984-1990." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:30PM Threshold @ Kyttaro in Athens, Greece Athens, Greece
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:00AM Threshold @ HRH Prog VI in Pwllheli, United Kingdom Pwllheli, United Kingdom
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Rebellion in Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Bosuil in Weert, Netherlands Weert, Netherlands
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Markthalle in Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Lido in Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Colos Saal in Aschaffenburg, Germany Aschaffenburg, Germany
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Feierwerk in Munich, Germany Munich, Germany
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland Pratteln, Switzerland
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Club CANN in Stuttgart, Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Musikzentrum in Hannover, Germany Hannover, Germany
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ De Kreun in Kortrijk, Belgium Kortrijk, Belgium
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Turock in Essen, Germany Essen, Germany
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ Boerderij in Zoetermeer, Netherlands Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 7:00PM Threshold @ O2 Islington Academy in London, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom

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