Legendary rock ‘n’ rollers KISS release ‘Sonic Boom’ – their first studio album in over a decade – this month and frontman Paul ‘Starchild’ Stanley reckons it’s a corker...
Legendary rock ‘n’ rollers KISS release ‘Sonic Boom’ – their first studio album in over a decade – this month and frontman Paul ‘Starchild’ Stanley reckons it’s a corker.
“There was a lot of excitement and just a huge amount of energy when we were in the studio,” Paul told Rock Sound. “What we were doing was, quite frankly, blowing us away and everybody else in the studio too. We’re obviously hoping that when it sees the light of day other people will agree.”
Capturing what Stanley described as “the blood and the spit and the sweat that we have always put into things at our best”, ‘Sonic Boom’ was produced by Stanley himself and recorded in just six weeks.
“My prerequisite for making an album was that I would produce it – I really didn’t want to squander the opportunity to have another KISS album come out and have it not be what I thought it could be. After seeing the band as great as it has been on tour through Europe, the States, South America and Canada it was clear that we have never been better and we were ready to make a great KISS album, but someone had to take control and make sure that it didn’t go off in different directions or that people’s side-projects didn’t compromise making the album.
“The second rule laid down for everybody, including myself, was no outside writers. I think that outside writers can very often be an easy way to do less work and leave it to other people, thus loosing the pure focus and identity of who and what you are – and if we don’t know at this point then God knows who should!”
The album ‘Sonic Boom’ is released via Roadrunner on October 05.