KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has offered the following update on the band’s new album, “Monster“, to the group’s official web site, KissOnline.com:
“Friday [January 6] we officially completed work on the new album.
“Listening to the tracks back to back is like sensory overload. Everyone who has heard any of it is completely blown away. Powerful, heavy, melodic and epic.
“It makes us very proud. You all will be, too.
“Mixing starts next week.”
There’s been no release date announced for “Monster“.
Stanley admits that he’s never surprised by how deep KISS‘ fan devotion continues to run worldwide. “It really for me, resoundingly once again, I guess validates for me why this band exists,” he told The Pulse Of Radio. “It’s not a tepid recreation of the past, it’s really an ageless beast that dominates at will. It’s timeless.”
Gene Simmons told The Pulse Of Radio that despite the knocks KISS has received from the rock press over the years, that sometimes in rock n’ roll, style actually makes for excellent substance. “Y’know, every few years there’s a kind of born-again thing that happens with KISS, a kick in the butt,” he said. “And despite the naysayers and whoever else we have long since buried in our backyards of mansions that bad reviews built us — we all live and die by the masses. So interestingly enough, the movies that I go see, that I love, when I read the reviews, I’m shocked because I always get the sense, ‘Oh, they must have seen a different movie.’ So when I go see ‘G.I. Joe‘, or ‘Transformers‘, or some of the other great thrill-rides; This ain’t Shakespeare! (Laughs) But it also doesn’t pretend to be. That’s not why I’m going. I wanna see the world blow up.”