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Old March 14th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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March of Progress - latest news

British progressive metallers THRESHOLD are in the final stages of recording their ninth studio album "March of Progress". The album is being produced by Karl Groom and Richard West at Thin Ice Studios (DRAGONFORCE, PENDRAGON) with additional production at Eightspace Studio (LEAGUE OF LIGHTS, THE MORNING AFTER).

Vocal duties on "March of Progress" have been performed by THRESHOLD's original frontman Damian Wilson (STAR ONE, HEADSPACE), who's been back touring with the band since the release of their previous studio album "Dead Reckoning" in 2007.

Commented Damian Wilson: "I've really enjoyed being back in the studio with Rich and Karl. It feels like the good old days, wailing away at Thin Ice Studios again! My voice has been strong and powerful, it feels like my best work".

THRESHOLD's last studio album "Dead Reckoning" was released in 2007 and featured vocals by Andrew McDermott, who sadly passed away last year. The album entered the charts at position 64 in Germany, 95 in The Netherlands and 37 in the UK rock chart.

THRESHOLD's most recent output was their 2009 limited edition box set "Paradox: The Singles Collection", a 24 song collection including a number of unreleased songs and recordings with vocals by Damian Wilson, Glynn Morgan and Andrew McDermott.

THRESHOLD will release their new studio album "March of Progress" through Nuclear Blast Records later in 2012.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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great to hear but still no release date yet
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I do hope that we are going to hear some samples very soon.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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great to hear but still no release date yet
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Old March 15th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I do hope that we are going to hear some samples very soon.
That's just you, i hope later in 2012 means tomorrow...
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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's been way too long since the last release.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Is it just me or is "March of Progress" an awful album title? Reminds of that huge booze advert that used to be on the wall of a building heading past the Bull Ring into Brum.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's just you, Light!

Anything Threshold does can't be bad!

I plan to go on vacation to Britain this summer. I do hope there will be some tour dates posted soon...

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Old March 28th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old March 31st, 2012, 02:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Quote from Pete Morten:

"I am playing on the forthcoming Threshold album ‘March Of Progress’ and have written two songs called ‘Divinity’ and ‘Coda’. The latter has a tribute to the late Mac (former Threshold lead singer Andrew McDermott) who sadly passed away last year. I wanted to write some words for him, as I was truly saddened to hear of his loss. What a waste of talent! One regret is that I never got to meet him."

I expected some kind of tribute to Mac on the new album and I'm very happy that there it is.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Quote from Pete Morten:

"I am playing on the forthcoming Threshold album ‘March Of Progress’ and have written two songs called ‘Divinity’ and ‘Coda’. The latter has a tribute to the late Mac (former Threshold lead singer Andrew McDermott) who sadly passed away last year. I wanted to write some words for him, as I was truly saddened to hear of his loss. What a waste of talent! One regret is that I never got to meet him."

I expected some kind of tribute to Mac on the new album and I'm very happy that there it is.
I'm happy to hear that, too. Pete seems like a good guy
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Old April 21st, 2012, 10:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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great to hear but still no release date yet
Damian told me that it will probably be released in September.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 05:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Damian told me that it will probably be released in September.
thakn you for the info.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 07:53 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I think it will be weak album because 5 years between albums mean the problems with songwriting
League of Lights' CD proved this
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I think it will be weak album because 5 years between albums mean the problems with songwriting
League of Lights' CD proved this
I can name a shitload of great albums that came out 5 years after the previous.

Def Leppard's Adrenalize and Symphony X's Paradise Lost are just two examples.
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I can name a shitload of great albums that came out 5 years after the previous.

Def Leppard's Adrenalize and Symphony X's Paradise Lost are just two examples.

Paradise Lost is everything but a great album
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 02:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 02:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I can name a shitload of great albums that came out 5 years after the previous.

Def Leppard's Adrenalize and Symphony X's Paradise Lost are just two examples.
It's impossible to compare Hysteria and Adrenalize. First is much better.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 02:23 AM   #19 (permalink)
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It's impossible to compare Hysteria and Adrenalize. First is much better.
hysteria came out four years after pyromania.
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Def Leppard are the exception to the rule
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Old May 16th, 2012, 03:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Finally completed the mix and sent the album off to get it authored for a master yesterday. That will be done by Peter van’t Riet as usual. Nuclear Blast requested physical masters for both CD and vinyl, so that will be a first for Threshold. Upon delivery it should be roughly 12 weeks to release.

I’m not sure that the amount of time between releases has any relevance, but many changes happened during the course of the last 5 years that lead to this album. To that extent I find it hard to say how that this recording relates to previous albums, but the band are never the best people to judge that. Richard is the only other person to have heard it so far and we are both very happy with the result.

There is 75 minutes of music on March of Progress and plenty of variation. The fact that Pete, Damian and Steve contributed to writing makes this album different from the last two. I hope you enjoy it and we can get on with another with less of a break.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Great news. Thanks, Karl! Really looking forward to this...
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Old May 17th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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both CD and vinyl
you're really making me regret for not having an lp player - and no chances to buy one since there would beno room for it
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Old May 18th, 2012, 06:32 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Well vinyl is really for the cover being much larger, although I like the sound with a good turntable. Maybe not the best thing if you have small children!
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