Threshold are one of the leading lights of the progressive metal scene. Bolstered by the return of their original vocalist Damian Wilson, Threshold will release their ninth studio album through Nuclear Blast Records in 2012. The band's last album Dead Reckoning brought the band chart success across Europe and a slot on the soundtrack of the Hollywood movie In The Name Of The King.
Formed in the south of England in the late 1980s, Threshold combined the influences of heavy metal and progressive rock to craft their own unique sound which was a far cry from the commercial sound of the time. With a line-up of Damian Wilson (vocals), Karl Groom (guitar), Nick Midson (guitar), Jon Jeary (bass), Richard West (keyboards) and Tony Grinham (drums), Threshold released the highly acclaimed debut album Wounded Land in 1993. The following five years saw the release of the albums Psychedelicatessen, Extinct Instinct and Clone, and tours with bands such as Dream Theater, Psychotic Waltz and Pain Of Salvation.
In 1998 Andrew "Mac" McDermott became the band's third vocalist, following stints by Damian Wilson, Glynn Morgan and Damian Wilson for a second time. At the end of the decade Threshold signed to Inside Out Music where they released three more studio albums Hypothetical, Critical Mass and Subsurface, bringing long-awaited chart success for the band. In 2002 founder member Jon Jeary left the band shortly before the recording of the live album and DVD Critical Energy, to be followed in 2006 by fellow founder Nick Midson.
Threshold moved to Nuclear Blast Records to release their eighth studio long player Dead Reckoning in 2007. Shortly after the release of the album, original vocalist Damian Wilson returned once again for the band's longest run of shows, with two European headline tours and numerous festival appearances. To celebrate their 20 year anniversary Threshold released a collector's box set Paradox (The Singles Collection) in 2009.