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This Winter Machine preview new demo track The River

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UK melodic proggers This Winter Machine have previewed a new demo track, The River, which you can listen to below. The full version will appear n the band's upcoming fourth album The Clockwork Man which the band are currently hard at work on.

"This excerpt will be part of a longer piece eventually," explains guitarist Dom Bennison. "It shows a slightly different, more modern edge to the band while still retaining the feel the band is known for."

The band, who recently released their third album Kites, surprised fans with a drastic line-up revamp in 2021, with only singer Al Winter remaining. He's now joined by guitarist Bennison, fellow guitarist Simon D'Vali, bassist Dave Close and drummer Alan Wilson.

The River was written by Benninson and Al Winter and recorded by Bennison in Halifax and Leeds.

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Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

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.