• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Kansas, Throwing Mountains


Op Ehart (drums) en Williams (g) na schiet er van de originele bezetting van Kansas niets meer over. Opvallend is wel dat meest recente zanger Ronnie Platt sterk klinkt als de fenomenale Steve Walsh en dat we zowat alle kenmerkende Kansas-elementen in deze nieuwe song terugvinden. Dat belooft voor het aankomende album.

The Absence Of Presence verschijnt op 26 juni via InsideOut Music

lees The band recently gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video. Today,The Absence of Presence is available for pre-order.


We are really excited for our fans to be able to get a taste of what is to come from The Absence of Presence,’” says KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I think people will really be surprised by the album. The Absence of Presence’shows the band firing on all cylinders.


Billboard.com first announced the new album during an exclusive interview with KANSAS drummer and The Absence of Presence co-producer Phil Ehart here.


The Absence of Presence follows-up 2016’sThe Prelude Implicit, which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. KANSAS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as"Carry On Wayward Son" and"Dust in the Wind" to the progressive epic"Song for America." 


The Absence of Presence, released by InsideOutMusic, features nine all new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is unmistakable throughout. The album showcases Ronnie Platt’s towering vocals, David Ragsdale’s searing violin, Tom Brislin’s dazzling keyboards, Williams and Rizvi’s electrifying guitar riffs, Ehart’s powerful drums, and Billy Greer’s rocking bass.


The Absence of Presence will be released June 26, 2020, on InsideOutMusic. The album will be available on CD, Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition Deluxe CD + 5.1 Blu-Ray Artbook, and digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and all other streaming services.

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