Threshold

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One could never accuse Threshold of being a band afraid to take chances. Over the past years, this progressive metal band from London have managed to overcome a succession of internal upheavals resulting in various line up changes, whilst still producing some of the finest albums in this genre of music.

A genre that hardly existed before the band hit the stage with their GEP debut 'Wounded Land' in 1993. Centred around guitarist Karl Groom and lead singer Damian Wilson they quickly received a lot of attention in the press throughout Europe and Japan.

The band received its first blow shortly after when Wilson decided to leave. His replacement Glynn Morgan was quickly accepted by the fans and proved to be a valuable asset as a song writer. 1995 saw Threshold enter the studio to write and record the follow up 'Psychedelicatessen'. Heavier in its approach yet still with a progressive edge, the album received another succession of rave reviews and advance sales for the album topped 5000 in the first week.

Shortly after the tour, further unrest in the band prompted the sudden departure of both Glynn Morgan and Jay Micciche during the summer of 1996. With the original song writing team still very much intact, Threshold were not about to let this latest turn of events slow them down. A new album, Extinct Instinct was recorded with the surprise return of original vocalist Damian Wilson and new session drummer Mark Heaney. By the end of the Summer of 1997 the band were convinced that Damian would not be a permanent fixture to the line up and the search for a replacement began once again.

Reconvening in the new year, the band headed back into the studio to write material for what would be their finest work yet. Ex 'Sargeant Fury' vocalist Andrew McDermott was recruited as the band's new front man and Clone, an ambitious new concept album was conceived.

An overwhelming live appearance at the 1999 Wacken Festival in Germany ended the GEP years of that unique band that is still very much alive and kicking

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