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ACE FREHLEY


***NEW COVERS ALBUM ‘ORIGINS VOL. 1’ FEATURING ALL STAR GUEST LINE UP RELEASED APRIL 15TH ON STEAMHAMMER / SPV***

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ace Frehley is set to release ‘Origins Vol. 1’, an accomplished covers album featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016 on Steamhammer / SPV, as a digipak CD, double vinyl LP and download. Most notably, KISS front man Paul Stanley joins Ace on Free's hit ‘Fire and Water’. This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same recording since KISS’s 1998 reunion album ‘Psycho Circus’. Other illustrious guests include none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy's classic ‘Emerald’, Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs’ staple ‘Wild Thing’, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar on the KISS song ‘Parasite’ and Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Spanish Castle Magic’, plus Pearl Jam's Mike McCreedy playing guitar on Ace's mainstay ‘Cold Gin’.

‘Origins Vol. 1’ is the follow up to ‘Space Invader’, Frehley's much lauded first studio album in five years, which not only charted all over Europe, but also crashed into the top ten of the US album chart on release in August 2014. Classic Rock’s Paul Elliott awarded the record 8/10, stating “His music still has the raw edge and offbeat sensibility that he brought to early Kiss and the best of his subsequent work. With cover artwork by Ken Kelly, illustrator on Kiss classics ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Love Gun’, Frehley’s new album might just be the best he’s made since 1978, when solo records by the four original members of Kiss were released simultaneously, and his sold the most. ‘Space Invader’ has brilliant heavy rock tunes. The title track is quintessential Frehley; ‘Toys’ reminiscent of Aerosmith circa ‘Rocks’. And on two other space odysseys – ‘Past The Milky Way’ and the seven-minute instrumental ‘Starship’, Ace travels to places that Kiss could never reach. Far out.” Powerplay Magazine’s Andrew Haunt also awarded an 8/10 rating, proclaiming that “‘Space Invader’ is a superb return from the legendary guitarist. Getting underway with the mid-paced rock stomp of the title track, the sound mixes the song writing punch of his iconic Kiss era along with the sleek style of his 80’s output with Frehley’s Comet and a modern production edge. It’s clear from the first track alone that Ace is on top form when it comes to the axe-slinging too.”

Track List:
1. White Room (original by Cream) 5:04
2. Street Fighting Man (original by The Rolling Stones) 4:00
3. Spanish Castle Magic (original by Jimi Hendrix, feat. John 5) 3:34
4. Fire and Water (original by Free, feat. Paul Stanley) 4:11
5. Emerald (original by Thin Lizzy, feat. Slash), 4:28
6. Bring It On Home (original by Led Zeppelin) 4:25
7. Wild Thing (original by The Troggs, feat. Lita Ford) 3:44
8. Parasite (Kiss, feat. John 5) 4:04
9. Magic Carpet Ride (original by Steppenwolf) 3:43
10. Cold Gin (Kiss, feat. Mike McCreedy) 5:17
11. Till The End Of The Day (original by The Kinks) 2:26
12. Rock N Roll Hell (Kiss) 6:32

Geneses ­ Roland Hyams on 07768 156392 / 020 8677 8466
roland@workhardpr.com
www.acefrehley.com
www.spv.de

March 1st 2016


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ACE FREHLEY


***STUNNING NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘SPACE INVADER’ RELEASED AUGUST 18TH ON STEAMHAMMER / SPV***

***1st Single – ‘Gimme A Feelin’ (Radio Edit)’ – Track 2***

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley has signed to Steamhammer / SPV to release his first solo album in five years, ‘Space Invader’, containing 11 brand new original songs, plus a cover of Steve Miller’s ‘The Joker’, on August 16th.

‘Space Invader’, the cover of which was painted by Ken Kelly, the famous creator of KISS’ ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Love Gun’ albums artwork, will be available as a limited edition Digipak CD, (including 2 bonus tracks and poster) as well as a standard jewel case CD. ‘Space Invader’ will also be released as a double gatefold coloured vinyl album, boasting 4 bonus tracks, printed inner sleeves, and a CD in a cardboard sleeve, while the iTunes version of ‘Space Invader’ will include the 14 tracks contained on the digipak.

Frehley has released an official statement surrounding his new studio album:

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time.  Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”


Widely known as the original ‘Space Ace’ and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member, having enjoyed the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) of the original foursome.

Frehley’s self titled solo debut ‘Ace Frehley’ album, which was released in 1978, went on to sell well over one million copies, and produced the only Top 40 single, ‘New York Groove’, to be taken from any of the legendary KISS band members’ solo albums to date.

‘New York Groove’, which peaked at #13 in Billboard’s top 100 singles chart, was most recently featured in an episode of cult show ‘Entourage’ and was also KISS’ second bestselling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ ‘Beth’ and ‘Calling Dr. Love’ - even after 36 years.
 
After his departure from KISS, Ace went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP, culminating with his most recent opus, ‘Anomaly’ in 2009, which received a more than welcoming response from critics; "‘Anomaly' shows why many rock and metal guitarists list ‘Space Ace’ as a prime six-string influence," proclaimed Rolling Stone.

‘Rolling In Town’, an infectious, joyous collection of dynamic ‘old school’ classic bluesy hard rock anthems, will be released as a CD, Clear Vinyl LP (with printed inner sleeves and CD in a paper sleeve) and download.
Spaced Out ­ Roland Hyams on 07768 156392 / 020 8677 8466
roland@workhardpr.com
www.acefrehley.com
www.spv.de

June 26th 2014


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