KISS Army Norway's Norwegian KISS tribute album, "Gods of Thunder – A Norwegian Tribute to KISS", has entered the Norwegian national album charts at position No. 13. By comparison, "Alive III" peaked at No. 15, and as odd as it might seem, albums like "Creatures of the Night", "Smashes Thrashes and Hits", "Animalize" and "Carnival of Souls" never scaled such heights as this tribute CD. In April of 2004, Gene Simmons' "Asshole" solo album debuted and peaked at No. 23 on the Norwegian charts.
KISS Army has once again brought a lot of attention to KISS in Norway. The tribute album got maximum exposure in the media, making entertainment headlines on national television, radio and in newspapers.
"Gods of Thunder – A Norwegian Tribute to KISS" consists of chart-topping and award-winning bands from Norway, including million-selling artist Espen Lind, "World Idol" winner Kurt Nilsen (who beat U.S. platinum artist Kelly Clarkson in last year's final) and Norwegian superstars WIG WAM, with a guest apperance by former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. In addition to the music, the CD cover is quite historic and unique, as it was designed by Ken Kelly, the man behind the original "Destroyer" and "Love Gun" paintings.
Prior to the release, executive procucer Stig Karlsen of KISS Army claimed that this album was going to bring tribute CDs to a new level, both musically and visually, and judging from the reviews and responsw from the fans, he and his team might well have succeeded.
You can pick up a copy of the CD from KISS Army Norway (PayPal or credit cards acccepted) at this location.