Kiss released their 4th studio, and 5th overall album “Destroyer” on March 15, 1…

Written by on March 15, 2018


Kiss released their 4th studio, and 5th overall album “Destroyer” on March 15, 1976 in the US. It was the third successive Kiss album to reach the top 40 in the US. The album marked a departure from the raw sound of the band’s first three albums.

Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper, was brought in to produce the album. Among the production flourishes Ezrin introduced to Kiss were sound effects, strings, screaming children, reversed drums (on “God of Thunder”) and a children’s choir. Destroyer is the first Kiss album to prominently feature outside musicians, such as members of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra. One musician not credited was Dick Wagner, from Alice Cooper’s band, who replaced Ace Frehley on the track “Sweet Pain”. Wagner also played the acoustic guitar found on the song “Beth”.

Do you have a favorite song off of this record?

Happy 42nd Birthday to “Destroyer”!!




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