Damian Wilson talks “unexpected” Threshold departure

Damian Wilson, centre, with Threshold
Damian Wilson, centre, with Threshold

Former Threshold vocalist Damian Wilson has spoken to exclusively to Prog about his sudden and “unexpected” departure from the band.

Wilson’s former colleagues released a statement earlier this week saying they wanted to “start a new chapter without him” and had brought back frontman Glynn Morgan.

Wilson then issued his own statement saying the move had not been a “mutual decision.”

Now he’s spoken exclusively with Prog about the situation and shed some light on what’s been going on in the background recently.

Wilson says: “This was really unexpected. The only contact I’ve had with Threshold these last few months has been via email – despite my request for a meeting on hearing their intention to proceed without me.

“I don’t believe there has been a situation as such, but my wish to be involved as an equal in the band has caused some friction over the last decade.

“They don’t seem to think a change of vocalist is a problem. I think Threshold see the band as Richard West and Karl Groom – I saw it as a band.”

He adds that it would have “been better for everyone” if Threshold had made their decision prior to announcing a European tour – which they did just a week before parting ways with Wilson.

But Wilson adds: “Saying that, I’m excited to hear Glynn Morgan sing the album. He will sound great – Richard will make sure of that. He has a gravel I don’t have in my voice.”

Threshold are currently in the studio working on new album Legends Of The Shires which is scheduled for an autumn release via Nuclear Blast.

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