Category: KISS

KISS – Revenge [Japanese SHM-CD remastered]

One of you have asked our impression about the Japanese, high-fidelity SHM-CD format remastered version of “Revenge”, the underrated and killer KISS album originally released in 1992. Well, this remaster sounds million bucks. It’s much, much deeper at the low midrange, the overall sonic spectrum is clearer and it possesses a great dynamic range. Also, it’s being sold pretty cheap...

KISS – Chikara [Japan only release / out of print]

This rarity was requested by one of you; KISS Japanese-only release disc “Chikara”. Chikara (Japanese for “power”) was released on CD only in Japan in support of KISS’ 1988 Japanese tour. It includes KISS classics, many with different mixes and a picture sleeve featuring each band member in the the letters of the KISS logo. Exclusive to the Japanese market,...

KISS – KISSWORLD : The Best Of KISS [Remastered] (2019)

For fans needing a refresher on KISS’ biggest hits while the legendary band is on its final, End Of Rhe Road World Tour, a new collection titled “KISSWORLD – The Best of KISS” has made available. The 20-song compilation features such KISS staples as “Rock and Roll All Nite”, “Detroit Rock City”, “Beth”, “Love Gun” and more, all remastered. What’s...

ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE – Issue 7 / 8 / 9

As you know, Rock Candy Records is one of the best CD reissue labels out there. Since a couple of years, they are releasing a magazine, actually printed on paper like in the good ‘ol times.In the style of the essay included into each CD booklet about the band in question, ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE is a bi-monthly, 100-page Rock publication...

GENE SIMMONS – The Vault [11-CD / 166 unreleased songs] (2018) *EXCLUSIVE*

THE VAULT is Kiss’ founder GENE SIMMONS “Mother of all Box Sets”, with 166 unreleased songs on 10 CD plus 1 Bonus CD from Gene Simmons recordings over the Years 1966 -2016.In special designed Flight-Case, the numbered, limited-edition VAULT Includes: * 10 CD / 151 never-released-before songs written and performed by Simmons, and featuring notable rock and roll artists including...

ACE FREHLEY – Spaceman (2018)

ACE FREHLEY is on a roll, and he’s ready to embark on his next musical journey with “Spaceman”, his third solo outing in four years, and eighth overall. Amongst Ace’s post-KISS recorded output, “Spaceman might” be the closest link to his widely acclaimed 1978 solo record, both in spirit and execution. First off, Frehley played all of the guitar parts...

PETER CRISS – Cat #1 [2018 reissue]

PETER CRISS album “Cat #1” has been finally reissued after a long legal dispute between indie label Tony Nicole Tony Records (who originally released the album) and Gene Simmons / Paul Stanley and ultimately, Criss himself.The album also features former Kiss bandmate Ace Frehley playing guitar on three tracks, ex-Talas singer Phil Naro, and future Queensryche guitarist Mike Stone. After...

HEAR ‘n AID – Stars [Japan Only CD pressing] Out Of Print

Here’s another special request; HEAR ‘n AID “Stars”, the ’80s metal all-star benefit album. Unbelievable, but the record never was reissued / remastered nor even released on CD yet. The only existing official CD press of HEAR ‘n AID is this Japanese release from 1994, of course out of print and with used copies fetching over U$D 250 at eBay....

KISS – Hot In The Shade [Japanese SHM-CD]

KISS “Hot In The Shade” released in Japan on high quality SHM-CD should be the most requested album on this blog ever. That’s because “Hot In The Shade” is perhaps the worst – technically speaking – sounding album of their entire career, and fans are looking for an improvement. 1988 was probably the worst year in KISS’ history. Their popularity...

ACE FREHLEY – Anomaly (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (2017)

On the heels of the historic KISS Reunion Tours (spanning 400+ show from 1996 to thru 2001) ACE FREHLEY began laboring over the material that would culminate in the 2009 release of “Anomaly”, the highest charting Frehley solo album since his self-titled debut in 1978 (which featured the only Top 20 KISS solo hit with New York Groove). Frehley is...

ACE FREHLEY – Space Invader [Deluxe Edition]

One of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s newest inductees, ACE FREHLEY, is unleashed this rocking new album titled… “Space Invader”. Yes, not only the title and the album artwork has a nod to his KISS years, but also the music inside.This Deluxe Edition includes two bonus tracks. The first thing you realize listening to the title track which...

BJ – Acoustic Heroes [not for sale] (2013)

BJ – Acoustic Heroes [not for sale] (2013)

With the new DangerAngel album featuring excellent vocalist BJ, I think it’s proper to revamp this post from 3 years a ago presenting in exclusive on this blog BJ’s ‘Acoustic Heroes‘. Vocalist B.J. started his career at 17, being a member of Brazilian local bands like Henceforth and Skyscraper while he recorded his first album at 18 with The Pills,...

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – All Systems Go [Japan SHM-CD Remastered]

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – All Systems Go [Japan SHM-CD Remastered]

More form the recent Universal Music Japan reissue series 2016: VINNIE VINCENT INVASION second opus “All Systems Go” on SHM-CD remastered.After its melting 1986 debut album, the Vinnie Vincent Invasion followed up with an album – according to times, more melodic hard rock oriented. The band had a successful debut under their belts, toured the world under the tutelage of...

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – ST [Japan SHM-CD Remastered]

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – ST [Japan SHM-CD Remastered]

More form the recent Universal Music Japan reissue series 2016: VINNIE VINCENT INVASION self-titled on SHM-CD remastered.Though contributing to Creatures Of The Night as a session player before being named as Frehley’s replacement in December 1982, Vincent for all the public knew, was the official guitarist in Kiss and played all the lead guitar on Lick it Up.Following his departure...

ACE FREHLEY – Origins Vol. 1 (2016)

Legendary Kiss, original Space Ace guitarist ACE FREHLEY will release “Origins Vol. 1” tomorrow April 15, a collection of twelve newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, most notably Paul Stanley joins Ace on Free’s hit ‘Fire And Water’. This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear...