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Monday, July 16, 2012

KISS: "Monster" Out In October; Press-Release Issued

KISS have issued the following press-release:

"Monster" will be in stores October 15, internationally, October 16 in North America.
“We’re a real, flesh-and-blood rock and roll band with people who’ve spent 40 years doing what we believe in.” – Paul Stanley, 2012.
Rock legends KISS return with "Monster", the 20th studio album in their historic career, set for release in October 15 (October 16 in North America) through Universal Music Enterprises. The band’s first single, the full-throttle, autobiographical rocker “Hell or Hallelujah,” is now available digitally, and as a lyric video across VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, which includes, mobile, connected devices and syndication partners like YouTube.
"Monster", the 12-track, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album features collaborations among all four members - including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer - in an album that shows the band at the top of its game. And that’s saying something, considering their illustrious, 40-plus year history - 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, 40 million sales in the U.S., and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide.
"Monster" represents KISS’ nod to the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions. The group goes back to their own beginnings. “There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or songwriters on this album,” promises Gene Simmons. “The best thing we did was to turn inwards to ourselves. Tommy and Eric have revitalized this band, with a work ethic and the talent to back it up. This is a real band effort. KISS has become a behemoth. We’re going where no bands have gone before."
More tracks then the above 12 mentioned have been confirmed earlier. We`ll just have to wait and see wich ones will be on the album. The album cover has not yet been revealed. Stay tuned!

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