Kiss Release Artwork for First Single from ‘Monster’
Kiss have given a few more details about their upcoming album, ‘Monster.’ The first single is ‘Hell or Hallelujah’ and will be released July 2. The artwork, which features the four band members in full Kiss makeup and a silver version of the Kiss logo, is seen to the left.
During our exclusive interview with Gene Simmons, the bassist praised ‘Monster’ for being a true collaboration by the band. “We sat together in the same room for the first time in decades and came up with some pretty classic stuff, ” he said. “It could be one of our top two or three records ever…You’ll hear everybody in the band singing lead…My favorite records are band records where nobody is trying to take over and push their weight around.”
In January, Paul Stanley, who produced the record, agreed that the band dynamic is key to the album’s success. “Chemistry and camaraderie, that’s essential,” he said. “That’s what made ‘Sonic Boom’ so great and this album is thunderously better.”
The full track listing for ‘Monster,’ which is expected to be released in October, has yet to be officially announced, but the album’s Wikipedia page lists the following 13 songs as having been mentioned at various time by the band.
‘Hell or Hallelujah’
‘Born to Be a Sinner’
‘Out of This World’
‘Are You Ready?’
‘Wall of Sound’
‘It’s a Long Way Down’
‘Back to the Stone Age’
‘The Devil Is Me’
‘All for the Love of Rock & Roll’
‘Eat Your Heart Out’
‘Right Here Right Now’