Kiss Destroyer on 180g LP
Newly Remastered from Ultra-High-Definition Direct Stream Digital
Transfers from Original Analog Tapes and Pressed on 180g LP at QRP
Vinyl Reissues of Band's Entire Catalog Commemorate Group's 40th Anniversary and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
This year marks the 40th anniversary of rock and roll giants Kiss and, in true Kiss fashion, the band plan to make 2014 the biggest and loudest, non-stop rock and roll party of the century. Millions of people around the world originally discovered Kiss when they brought home an album and put it on their turntable for the first time. Those original Kiss albums are now remastered and will be available on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.
Kiss was the first signing to Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records in 1973, offering them a contract on the spot after seeing them perform in New York City. Their self-titled debut would propel the band to the top of the rock and roll hierarchy where they have reigned for the past four decades, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. Kiss will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2014, proof of the unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the Kiss Army to the “Hottest Band in the World.”
Hot on the heels of the breakthrough live album Alive!, Kiss released their fourth album Destroyer, the most ambitious studio recording of the band's '70s catalog. Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper, was brought in to produce the album and among the production flourishes Ezrin introduced to Kiss were sound effects, strings, a children’s choir, reversed drumming and the eerie, echoing sounds of screaming children over Gene Simmons’ vocals on “God of Thunder.”
Upon its release, Destroyer reached the No. 11 position on the Billboard Top 200 and, with the help of the surprise top-10 hit “Beth,” was their first studio album to go platinum. Originally released as the B-side to the single “Detroit Rock City,” the heart-yearning ballad co-written and performed by drummer Peter Criss, was quickly picked up by radio nationwide and became the first top 10 for Kiss, climbing all the way to the No. 7 position.
To this day, Destroyer remains one of the group’s most fully realized recordings and greatest accomplishments. The album has been listed as one of the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time" by both Kerrang! and Guitar World and it's also featured on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Kiss Destroyer Track Listing:
1. Detroit Rock City
2. King Of The Night Time World
3. God Of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
9. Do You Love Me