Tag Archives: Kansas

Grand Design’s Viva La Paradise

Swedish melodic rockers Grand Design have released their fourth album, Viva La Paradise. The band, featuring Pelle Saether (Lead vocals), Janne Stark and Dennis Vestman (Guitars), Stefan Westerlund (Bass) and Joakim Jonsson (Drums), began working on the album back in June 2017. Whereas their first two records were written solely Saether other members became involved with their third album, Thrill ...

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KANSAS - Leftoverture Live & Beyond

Review: KANSAS – Leftoverture Live & Beyond

Kansas made their name as one of the mainstays of the 70’s and 80’s AOR genre, alongside bands like REO Speedwagon and Foreigner. They’re classed as a classic rock band but the music they play is far too complex for such a description, as the music on this album stands testament. Largely unknown in the UK outside of the rock ...

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Kansas – Rhythm in the Spirit Live

Kansas have released a live concert video for ‘Rhythm In The Spirit’, a track taken from their latest album, The Prelude Implicit, their first all-new album in 16 years, available from Inside Out Records.  “It’s been a long time since we’ve made a one song concert video and we had a great time doing it!” said the band; who have ...

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Review: Kansas – The Prelude Implicit

15 albums down the road, a tinkling piano over the Celtic heartbeat that is ‘With This Heart’  acts as overture to The Prelude Implicit, the first studio album Kansas have released in sixteen years. Despite expressions of love and devotion expressed there’s an underlying melancholy to it. Such thoughts are case aside immediately after as adventurous optimism takes shape musically ...

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Kansas release lyric video for ‘Visibility Zero’

Kansas have released ‘Visibility Zero’ as a lyric video single from their new studio album The Prelude Implicit The second single to be released from the band’s first new studio album in quite some years, the band commented: “Visibility Zero is a great Kansas song written by band members Zak Rizvi and Ronnie Platt. It features a blistering violin solo ...

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Kansas – With This Heart

Kansas have released a brand new single ‘With This Heart’, ahead of the release of The Prelude Implicit, their first studio album in sixteen years. The Prelude Implicit will be released on September 23rd as previously reported at Ramzine here. However, Kansas fans can get a taste of the album by hearing the rather Celtic-flavoured ‘With This Heart’ by playing ...

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Sweet 16 for Kansas!

Kansas release The Prelude Implicit on 23rd September.  It will be the first studio album in 16 years for the US progressive and pomp rockers who have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and famous for hit singles such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust In the Wind’ and classic epics like ‘Song for America’ and ‘Miracles Out ...

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Review: Flying Colors – Second Nature

Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has a thing about extra-curricular activities come side projects and bands (The Winery Dogs being his latest). With former Spock’s Beard keyboardist/vocalist Neal Morse he formed Transatlantic, and that pairing have gone on as Flying Colors (USA spelling not mine), adding the non-related current Deep Purple/Ex-Kansas guitarist Steve Morse and his former Dixie Dregs ...

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