Sunday, October 6, 2013

Today In KISStory - 2009

Today In KISStory - October 6, 2009: KISS releases "Sonic Boom".

Sonic Boom is the 19th studio album and the first in 11 years from KISS, released on October 6, 2009. The album was recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA and produced by the band's co-leader Paul Stanley and co-produced by Greg Collins. A fan routed North American tour is expected to promote the album as well as international shows throughout 2010, which included the band headlining the Rock am Ring festival in Germany.

The cover artwork was created by artist Michael Doret who has worked with Kiss previously to create the cover of their 1976 album Rock and Roll Over. Wal-Mart is the exclusive distributor of the album in the US and Canada, selling it as a three disc package including the new album, the album KISS Klassics (a completely re-recorded greatest hits album already and exclusively released in Japan as Jigoku-Retsuden), and six song live DVD recorded April 5, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of the South American leg of the KISS Alive/35 World Tour. The album was sold as a digipak including a 20 page booklet. The album's first single was announced on the band's official website to be "Modern Day Delilah". The album was also released on limited edition 180 gram vinyl and was pressed into five colors (red, green, black, blue and purple) with 1000 copies pressed of each.