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Threshold studio update

Discussion in 'Threshold' started by Threshold, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Threshold

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    British progressive metallers THRESHOLD are currently at Thin Ice Studios (DRAGONFORCE, PENDRAGON) in Surrey, England to record their ninth studio album.

    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.
     
  2. md976

    md976 Renegade of consternation

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    Wow! Awesome! I hope that this record will launch Threshold higher than ever before!
     
  3. Leppy

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    I'm sure it will be amazing. :D
    But -sigh- 2012...spring, I think Richard said.
    Me wants Threshold nao.

    75 mins is a big CD though, so yay for more Threshold songs!
     
  4. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    I don't think they will release a 75-minutes long cd
     
  5. Leppy

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    They should, though. Double CD, maybe.
    Or do you think more Threshold isn't good?
     
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    not a bad idea :hotjump:
     
  7. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    They might do as they did with critical mass: single-cd standard edition and double-cd special edition, here's how you get more threshold ;)
     
  8. Threshold

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    To be honest we don't know yet, it's all sounding strong so we're just recording it all for now and we'll decide later.
     
  9. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    Isn't it about time to spoiler some song title? :D
     
  10. Richard West

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    I mentioned some of the new Threshold songs on my Facebook a while ago. One was Counting on You, but that now has a new title. The other was Darkest Hour, but we ended up dropping the song because it wasn't right for the album. So to be honest, announcing song titles in advance hasn't worked too well so far..!

    But ok, here are a couple that "should" be definite:

    Colophon
    Staring at the Sun
     
  11. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    I remember you announcing me to "expect great things from this song I'm working on, it's called Ground Control", and it turned out to be one of my all time faves, so it works great indeed ;)
     
  12. Richard West

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    Thanks. I'm working on one called The Hours at the moment, hopefully that'll become one of your favourites too.
     
  13. LavagesOfTime

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    I would highly recommend to play songs like this or "under the sun" at summer festivals, instead of those "I see the sunrise but only taste the rain" or "so if the sky's about to fall" to avoid what happened at Rock Hard Festival in 2003! :D
     
  14. LavagesOfTime

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    usually the ones you write make it easily in my personal charts, I'm trying to pick up one that I'm not so much fond of but nothing comes to my mind at the moment :worship:
     
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    Did someone say bonustrack or new direct to fan material...:worship:
     
  16. LavagesOfTime

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    Not necessarily... Keep My Head and Do Unto Them were not tracks supposed to fit Threshold style but both made it to official releases.

    (but, on the opposite, someone may remember that the early tracklist of Critical Mass featured "Falling Away part II", which was later dropped, and not officially re-used yet *hint* *hint* :D )
     
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    You should do that more subtle, like this:
    (but, on the opposite, someone may remember that the early tracklist of Critical Mass featured "Falling Away part II", which was later dropped, and not officially re-used yet *hint* *hint* :D )
     
  18. Richard West

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    Thanks for your kind words Rob. As far as bonus tracks go, we've got enough material to work on right now without thinking of more..! Darkest Hour and Falling Away (part 2) were nice songs but they don't quite fit what we're doing at the moment.
     
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    I bet Falling Away part II has been considered for the League Of Lights cd, perhaps it needs some further arrangement to 100% fit the style.
     
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    This is fantastic news. This thread makes me happy :Spin:
     

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