KISS entered the studio on April 13 to begin recording the follow-up to 2009's "Sonic Boom" for a late 2011 release. The band has already laid down the basic tracks for five new songs. Tommy Thayer is adding his lead guitar parts right now.
Check out photos from the studio at KissOnline.com.
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley previously stated about the band's new material, "This album, I'm telling you, everybody agrees, leaves 'Sonic Boom' in the dust."
In a March 10, 2011 interview with DJ JC Green of Alfa Rock 105.7 FM and Metal Messiah Radio's "Heavy Metal Thunder" program, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons stated about the forthcoming CD, "The new record, which we already started working on, is gonna be the next step to 'Sonic Boom'. Very similar — straight rock songs, no ballads, no keyboards, no nothing, just rock. . . 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 — writing the songs ourselves." He added, "We have almost all the songs written. In fact, we have too many songs; we have about 20 to 25 things that look and sound good."