Check out teaser clip from upcoming video of new Kansas song, “Throwing Mountains”

Kansas has treated fans to a preview of “Throwing Mountains,” one of the nine songs featured on the band’s upcoming studio album, The Absence of Presence, along with a glimpse of the accompanying video for the tune, which will premiere this Friday, April 17.

The veteran prog-rockers posted a 22-second clip from the video on its social media pages that mixes performance footage with scenes of the band backstage and at a signing event.

The Absence of Presence will be released on June 26, and can be pre-ordered starting April 17 at and Amazon.

The album will be available on CD, and as a two-LP 180-gram-vinyl set, a limited-edition deluxe CD/Blu-ray package, digitally and via streaming services.

The record was produced by Kansas guitarist Zak Rizvi, who joined the band in 2016, with co-production help from the group’s founding drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams.

“We are really proud of the album The Absence of Presence,” says Rizvi. “Making a new Kansas album sets a very high musical standard that is expected from our fans. From rockers, to progressive epics, to ballads, there is something on this recording for everybody.”

Meanwhile, a video sampler of The Absence of Presence featuring audio clips of five songs — “Throwing Mountains,” the title track, “Memories Down the Line,” “Jets Overhead” and “Circus of Illusion” — premiered recently on the Inside Out Music label’s official YouTube channel.

Kansas recently postponed a number of U.S. tour dates because of the coronavirus pandemic. The next confirmed show on the band’s scheduled is a May 8 concert in Lowell, Massachusetts, although more dates could be affected by the health crisis. Check and the group’s social media sites for updates.

Here’s The Absence of Presence’s track list:

“The Absence of Presence”
“Throwing Mountains”
“Jets Overhead”
“Propulsion 1”
“Memories Down the Line”
“Circus of Illusion”
“Animals on the Roof”
“The Song the River Sang”

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See the full video on Friday, April 17!

— KANSAS (@KansasBand) April 14, 2020

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