American rock band ‘Kiss’ has recently unveiled the dates of releasing the 45th-anniversary reissue of their album Destroyer. The band announced November 19 as the release date of the album on their official Twitter handle.
The band tweeted a video with a caption that reads – “We are thrilled to celebrate the 45th Ann. of Destroyer with a Super Deluxe Edition out Nov 19! Includes 4-CD + Blu-ray Audio box set as well as on standard double black vinyl & limited edition yellow & red double colored vinyl, 2-CD set, & digital.”
The album was originally released in 1976 and it was the first of the band’s albums to sell 1 million copies in its first year. Also, it was the best-selling studio album of the band of all time. However, due to creative differences, both Criss and Frehley had departed the group by 1982. The band rose to prominence in the mid-late 1970s with its shocking live performances, which included fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics.
The American ban ‘kiss’ was formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. However, the band was well known for its members’ face paint and stage outfits. They were many times seen in the make-up and costumes of popular comic books character. The band members took on the personae of comic book-style characters that include the Starchild (Stanley), The Demon (Simmons), The Spaceman or Space Ace (Frehley), and The Catman (Criss).
Although the members of the band have gone through several changes, Stanley and Simmons are the only members to include in every rearrangement. The original and the best-known lineup features Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Simmons (vocals and bass), Frehley (lead guitar and vocals), and Criss (drums and vocals).