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Old October 12th, 2011, 06:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Threshold studio update

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.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow! Awesome! I hope that this record will launch Threshold higher than ever before!
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Old October 17th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm sure it will be amazing.
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!
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Old October 17th, 2011, 04:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't think they will release a 75-minutes long cd
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Old October 31st, 2011, 10:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't think they will release a 75-minutes long cd
They should, though. Double CD, maybe.
Or do you think more Threshold isn't good?
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Old November 1st, 2011, 06:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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They should, though. Double CD, maybe.
Or do you think more Threshold isn't good?
not a bad idea
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 05:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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They should, though. Double CD, maybe.
Or do you think more Threshold isn't good?
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
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 08:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 11:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Isn't it about time to spoiler some song title?
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 12:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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:

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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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
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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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.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 10:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Staring at the Sun
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!
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 10:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
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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.
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
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 02:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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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.

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Did someone say bonustrack or new direct to fan material...
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Old November 4th, 2011, 04:22 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Did someone say bonustrack or new direct to fan material...
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* )
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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* )
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* )
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Old November 7th, 2011, 06:06 AM   #18 (permalink)
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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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Old November 7th, 2011, 06:24 AM   #19 (permalink)
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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.
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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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:44 AM   #20 (permalink)
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This is fantastic news. This thread makes me happy
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