Rockers KISS will release their 20th – yes, 20th! – studio album (Monster) on October 15th (October 16th in North America). Monster‘s first single, the autobiographical rocker “Hell or Hallelujah,” is available today digitally.
The new album’s comprised of 12 tracks and features co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons as well as longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer. According to the group, Monster represents the type of music that inspired them to don makeup and entertain crowds in the first place.
“There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or songwriters on this album,” promised 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.”
Watch the “Hell Or Hallelujah” Lyric Video:
In support of the release of “Hell or Hallelujah,” KISS will perform at The Forum in London on the 4th of July. The concert will benefit the “Help for Heroes” organization, a British charitable group that raises money for its wounded, sick and injured troops.
Source: Universal Music Enterprises