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Written during 2021 and 2022, Richard West’s autobiography provides the definitive account of the career of one of prog metal’s key bands, Threshold.
West also recalls his childhood on the UK’s Devon coast, writing pop music for Simon Cowell, making a din with Jimmy Page’s guitar and getting to know his wife Farrah in prison. The book additionally recounts West’s other musical adventures in League Of Lights alongside Farrah as well as other projects.
“Richard West is such a talented, versatile and prolific musician, composer and now author. This is a biography disguised as a novel - it’s an awesome read.” - Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation)
All preorders received by 25th November will be signed by Richard West.
Richard West never imagined that he would spend 30 years as the keyboardist with British progressive metal standard bearers Threshold. From his first rehearsal with the band in a damp, neglected village hall, to touring with Dream Theater and sharing huge outdoor festival bills with rock legends including Whitesnake, West has been at the heart of Threshold since 1993 and has become one of its driving forces.
Along the way he has seen various singers, including Damian Wilson and Andrew ‘Mac’ McDermott, and a series of drummers pass through the band’s ranks. Threshold have experienced both tragedy - notably Mac’s death in 2011 - and triumph. Demonstrating considerable resilience, the band have persevered and achieved both artistic and commercial success.
200 page hardback, including 40 pages of photographs documenting West’s life and career, including some photographs exclusive to the book.