Stay the Course, released in October 2010, absolutely lives up to its name by maintaining The Threatened’s trademark hard rock sound and unwaveringly solid execution. Recorded earlier in the year at Evergroove Studios in Evegreen, Colorado, the album combines wide-ranging influences from Pantera and Dream Theater to Tool, Kiss, and Alice and Chains. The powerful melodies from Justin Conant (vocals) glide over the rhythm section of Brad Smalling (bass) and John Pauly (drums) and blend with the shredding guitar lines by Scott Cornella (guitars) to create a signature sound that permeates through each of the seven cuts on Stay the Course.
Like a hammer dropping from the sky, The Threatened’s live show is an aural attack that has something to satisfy every music fan. The band has taken their show across Colorado and won fans by engaging the audience in the experience. They have shared the stage with heavyweight legends like Slaughter and were voted one of KBPI’s 2009 Best Bands in Denver.
The band’s music has been featured in other medium, as well. Their song “End of the Road” appeared in a 2010 film of the same name and “I Am” is slated to appear in summer 2011 feature film “Scream-Play”. A forthcoming episode of DIY Network’s Cool Tools: Consumer Electronics Show will broadcast their track “Savior” to more then 50 million homes in the United States.