THRESHOLD’S TALES BE­COME LE­GENDS

Brits re­turn with retro sound and for­mer mem­bers on dou­ble con­cept al­bum.

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Threshold’s Le­gends Of The Shires will fea­ture not one but two ex-band mem­bers. Found­ing vo­cal­ist/bassist

Jon Jeary and 90s-era singer Glynn Mor­gan are both on the am­bi­tious new al­bum, which will be re­leased on Nu­clear Blast on Septem­ber 8.

Key­board player Richard West says, “Very early on in the de­vel­op­ment process, me and Karl [Groom, gui­tars] sat down and de­cided we wanted to do some­thing more pro­gres­sive this time. Al­though we loved [2014 al­bum] For The Jour­ney, it didn’t go into so many com­plex places. On Le­gends… the songs are longer, the so­los are longer, we delve into dif­fer­ent places and it’s been great fun to make.”

Con­trary to pop­u­lar ru­mour, the dou­ble al­bum has noth­ing to do with hob­bits or Mid­dle Earth. “The only ref­er­ence to Lord Of The Rings is a lit­tle cheeky line at the end of Swal­lowed where Glynn sings, ‘They told you of rings and in­cred­i­ble things,’” re­veals West. “The con­cept is about a group of shires try­ing to find their place in the world, but it’s a dou­ble story so could also be about a per­son try­ing to do the same thing. It’s the jour­ney of some­one go­ing through life, the highs and lows, and how that changes them.”

Threshold have al­ready un­veiled a teaser video for the 10-minute Lost In Trans­la­tion. At the time of press, they were com­plet­ing pro­duc­tion on a clip of Small Dark Lines, which is due out in Au­gust. The five-piece will be head­ing out on tour this win­ter and will play at Lon­don’s 02 Academy on De­cem­ber 10. For the full list of dates, visit www.thresh.net. NRS

FOR THE NEXT JOUR­NEY: THRESHOLD WITH GLYNN MOR­GAN (CEN­TRE).

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