Threshold begin work on new studio album

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UK prog rockers Threshold have confirmed they've entered Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, England to record the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2017 album Legends Of The Shires.

After not seeing the rest of the band for the longest time I can recall, it's great to be spending time together making music again," says guitarist Karl Groom. "A new Threshold album is always special for the band, but this will mean a lot after recent events."

Following the release of Legends Of The Shires, Threshold toured the album across 18 different countries before their touring plans were put to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legends Of The Shires saw the return of vocalist Glynn Morgan, for the first time since the band's 1994 record Psychedelicatessen. In regards to rejoining the band, and recording the follow up to Legends..., Glynn explains: "It's an absolute buzz meeting up with the guys again and totally exciting to be getting going again. The whole 'Legends' journey was just so cool and it was awesome to be part of it, I just can’t wait to do it again!"

All of the songs for the new album have now been written and arranged, and the band are currently in the process of tracking their final performances.

Keyboard player Richard West concludes: "It's all coming together beautifully and sounding better than ever. If Legends Of The Shires had a slightly darker, moodier older brother then this would be it."

Threshold's as yet untitled new album will be released via Nuclear Blast Records in the first half of 2022.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.