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King Crimson Release First New Music

The first new music from the reformed King Crimson line-up has appeared online.

Yesterday the DGM website unleashed a one minute fourteen second segment of the track Venturing Unto Joy Pt. 1, recorded at rehearsal at Elstree Studios by four of the new seven man King Crimson line-up. Featured are Robert Fripp (guitar), Tony Levin (bass) and drummers Bill Rieflin and Gavin Harrison.

On the site, DGM say: “Well, here we are. A bit of King Crimson 2014. One should always be wary of coming to judgement about anything based upon a clip that lasts less than a minute and a half but, but, but… Taken from the rehearsals in Elstree Studios, this snippet has four of the seven-piece Crimso clearly enjoying themselves. There’s a wealth of back and forth interplay detail between Reiflin and Harrison and of course Levin and Fripp not only grab the lapels but go straight for the jugular. Oh, never mind about the rush to judgement: this is King Crimson and they’re on fiery form!”

The clip prompted Prog writer and King Crimson biographer Sid Smith to state on Facebook: “Loving this excerpt of Crimso 2014 rearranging the paint work!”

King Crimson kick off their 2014 Us tour on September 9 with dates running through to October 6. No European or UK dates have been announced thus far.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.