Legendary rockers KISS
have released the official lyric video for their new single, "Hell Or Hallelujah"
, in eleven more languages. You can check them out at this location
."Hell Or Hallelujah"
comes off KISS
's 20th studio album, "Monster"
, which is scheduled for release in October through Universal Music Enterprises
guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley
calls the track, "a battle cry that encapsulates the entire record...one way or another, we're going to do it our way."
Described in a press release as a "12-track, straight-ahead rock 'n' roll album," "Monster"
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"
is the group's first studio album since the band's 2009 smash success, "Sonic Boom"
, and was also produced by Paul Stanley
with Greg Collins
at Conway Studios
in Hollywood, California, and The Nook
in Studio City, California. "Monster"
' 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 with THE WHO
, while Gene
lives up to the title track's declaration on the raucous rock of "Back To The Stone Age"
and the bludgeoning "The Devil is Me"
. Even guitarist Thayer
takes a turn on his own with "Outta This World"
. a tribute to his KISS
"spaceman" character, while drummer Singer
provides the vocals (and the back story) for the arena anthem "All For The Love Of Rock & Roll"
"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
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."
Timed to coincide with the release of the "Monster"
album is the deluxe coffee table, limited edition KISS Monster
, a collection of artworks, 126 photos from the band's 40-year career, including never-before-seen images from the world's greatest rock photographers. The three-foot high, two-and-a-half-feet wide and two-inch thick Monster
will be available in copies signed by all four band members and limited to only 1,000 copies worldwide. More info at www.kissmonsterbook.com