The release of the deluxe 35th-anniversary edition of KISS‘ classic fourth album, “Destroyer”, is scheduled for August 21 via Universal Music. The two-disc set, dubbed “Destroyer/Resurrected”, will feature remixes of the original LP by producer Bob Ezrin, outtakes from the 1976 album sessions as well as the LP’s original cover art.
Ken Kelly‘s original version of the album cover for “Destroyer” was rejected by the record company because they felt the scene was too violent-looking. Also, the original version had the members of KISS wearing the “Alive” costumes.
Released in March 1976, “Destroyer” was the second consecutive KISS album to reach the Top 20 in the U.S. The LP was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22, 1976. It was certified platinum on November 11, 1976, the first KISS album to achieve that distinction.