KISS announced today that SONIC BOOM—the band’s highly anticipated CD, and its first new material in 11 years—will be released in the UK and Europe through Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records on 5th October 2009 . SONIC BOOM, produced by the band’s Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, features 11 brand-new KISS anthems from the band that has sold over 80 million albums worldwide in a 35-year recording career.
KISS’ Gene Simmons says, “SONIC BOOM may be the best new record we’ve done since Destroyer! It is Rock And Roll Over meets Love Gun!” Paul Stanley confirms: “SONIC BOOM is the perfect title for what we’re creating – it’s earthshaking and deafening!”
SONIC BOOM is the first new KISS studio album to feature guitarist Tommy Thayer alongside Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and drummer Eric Singer. It will be available as a single disc and also in a special three-disc set featuring a completely re-recorded greatest hits CD as well as a live DVD shot in Argentina during the band’s recent, record-breaking KISS ALIVE 35 South American tour.
Paul Stanley, “”Through all of the albums that are considered our classics, we tried to always find ways to give our fans extras that went beyond just the music. Besides our making the best KISS album in decades, including a bonus CD with 15 of our most famous songs and an additional live DVD, shot during our recent concert in Buenos Aires. So in every sense, SONIC BOOM is the ultimate return to classic KISS form. You wanted the best, you got the best!”
SONIC BOOM is released through Roadrunner Records imprint Loud & Proud, whose President Tom Lipsky comments: “Great artists make great music and KISS has certainly accomplished that with SONIC BOOM.” Adds Wally van Middendorp, Sr VP International of Roadrunner Records: “We are excited to have the world’s premier rock band join forces with the world’s premier rock label. SONIC BOOM is a brilliant album that will surely be recognized as one of best musical works in the history of KISS.” As Paul Stanley concludes: “Success comes from a winning team, and Roadrunner is the perfect partner for KISS in terms of understanding what this album is and also having a great track record of success.”