According to reports, Kiss will release MONSTER early in 2012 before heading out on the road for a massive world tour that will stretch well into 2013.
In a recent interview on US radio, Gene Simmons described what fans can expect from the new album.
“The new record is going to be the next step to Sonic Boom. Very similar, straight rock songs, no ballads, no keyboards, no nothing, just rock. We have brand new songs that we’ve been writing. We’ve been writing a lot and there’s some very good material and that’s what we are going to record.
“A lot of the songs have been written by the whole band together, so no outside writers, just the band doing what it did on the first three records; write the songs ourselves. Once you know who you are are and how you breath – because every song is like an animal – you try to bring life to the song so it becomes real. Once you know who you are, it’s easy to do – just do what the animal does without thinking about what’s popular, what a producer would do. You just do it like you would naturally do it.”