KISS Celebrates 40 Years with Vinyl Reissues

KISS 40 Year Anniversary

It’s a huge year for KISS fans. The band is not only celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first album release, it’s also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

To mark this year, the band is releasing remastered versions of 28 albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl in a move that’s a nod to the band’s first decades, in which many fans first heard the band’s music by putting the needle down on a record.

Check out the first 10 albums (click on the link to see more):

If your favorite album isn’t on the list, just wait. On May 6, Asylum, Creatures of the Night, Love Gun, MTV Unplugged and Psycho Circus will be released.

May 27 will bring Rock and Roll Over, Alive III, Music From The Elder (first vinyl release in concept album sequence), Crazy Nights, Hot in the Shade, Alive: The Millennium Concert, and Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions.

Finally, on June 24, you can pick up vinyl copies of Alive II, and solo albums from Ace Frehley (former guitarist), Gene Simmons (bass), Paul Stanley (guitar and lead vocals) and Peter Criss (former drummer).

If that’s not enough for you, a 2-CD “best-of” style set will be released in May, including an unreleased demo from 1977. And for the most loyal members of the KISS Army, a vinyl set called KISSTERIA, featuring the band’s albums with original artwork, six set-exclusive vinyl titles and more. KISSTERIA is limited to 1,000 copies.

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