Kansas sign deal for album no.15

Kansas have signed a deal with InsideOut for the release of their upcoming 15th album.

They previously confirmed they’d returned to the studio to begin work on their first material since Somewhere To Elsewhere in 2000 – and their debut with vocalist Ronnie Platt.

Drummer Phil Ehart says: “We could not be more enthused about signing with InsideOut. They are the greatest Prog music label on the planet and we are very proud to be a part of their stable of artists.

“It’s our first album of new music in 15 years and we are very happy to be working with the great team at InsideOut.”

Ehart and Platt are joined in the lineup by bassist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, guitarist and violinist David Ragsdale and guitarist Richard Williams.

They release documentary Miracles Out Of Nowhere earlier this year and are currently touring the US.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.