KISS have unleashed the artwork and a short sample of their new 2012 single "Hell Or Hallelujah” from the upcoming album Monster. The cover and sample can be accessed below. According to its Amazon listing, the single will be released on July 2 in the UK, just in time for a July 4 concert at the Forum in London and the KISS/Motley Crue co-headlining summer tour which begins in Bristow, Virginia on July 20.
Judging from the sample, Hell or Hallelujah is a classic sounding Paul Stanley KISS track with familiar elements and a vibe similar to that of Sonic Boom with a touch of Hot In The Shade mixed in.
Monster, which is scheduled for release in October, will be KISS’ 20th studio album and second with the Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer line-up . Also, new on the horizon is the KISS Monster Book, which the band is currently accepting pre-orders for. The three-foot tall photo collection will cost fans $4,299, but those ordering one of the first 75 can get it for the reduced price of $3,499. There will be only 1,000 of this edition of the book made with your country flag donning the cover of your choice.
An audio sample of "Hell Or Hallelujah" is available at Amazon.co.uk.