Tommy Thayer of Kiss guides fans through the recording studio where the band is currently hard at work on their new album, in a video posted on the band's official website today.

As he shows off the amps and mixing board, Thayer, who has worn the "spaceman" makeup in Kiss since 2002, seems quite proud of the work they've accomplished so far on the new record. The untitled album, due late 2011 or early 2012, follows up 2009's 'Sonic Boom,' which featured this bit of Thayer guitar solo awesomeness.

Kiss founding frontman Paul Stanley, who seems to be enjoying the hell out of his producing duties based on his brief, smiling appearance in the clip, shares Thayer's enthusiasm for the project: "This album, I'm telling you, everybody agrees, leaves 'Sonic Boom' in the dust."

"The Demon," bassist Gene Simmons, made it three for three in a recent radio interview, promising the album will be "straight rock songs, no ballads, no keyboards, no nothing, just rock." Sounds like they figured out the formula.  Kiss will be performing across the country this summer, and then head out to sea for the first annual Kiss Kruize this fall.

Watch Tommy Thayer From Kiss Show Off The Band's Recording Studio