Produced by Toby Wright and Gene Simmons/Paul Stanley. Recorded at Music Grinder Studios, Hollywood, CA; November 1995 - February 1996. Engineered and mixed by Toby Wright, assisted by David Bryant. Mastered by Steve Marcussen. Photography by William Hames. Introduction to Hate is, "Ladies and Gentlemen, from Boise, Idaho... direct from the Paramount Theatre... 12 years-old, little Billy Corgan," with "Corgan" backwards-masked. An untitled instrumental track, given the moniker "Outromental" by Robert Conte, should have been included as a teaser some 30 seconds after the end of track 12, unfortunately it was not and only appears on some copies of the advance tape. The instrumental was restored to the version of "Childhood's End" for the 2001 Box Set. The 2005 reissue has no differences to original 1997 release. The US 2014 LP issue has an unfortunate error including the Casablanca logo on the record cover spine...
I Will Be There - Bruce Kulick on bass
Rain - Bruce Kulick on bass
Master & Slave - Bruce Kulick on bass
Jungle - Bruce Kulick on bass
It Never Goes Away - Bruce Kulick on bass
I Walk Alone - Bruce Kulick on bass & lead vocals
In The Mirror - Bruce Kulick on bass
Chart Peak: #27 (11/15/97) with 4 weeks on charts. Other countries: AUS #37; AUZ #54; GER #36; NOR #23; SWE #29; UK #158.
"Carnival of Souls" is uncertified by the RIAA, but has sold over 181,000 (3/12) copies during the SoundScan(r) era.
None of the songs from this album have been performed live by KISS (yet). "I Walk Alone" was performed by Bruce Kulick with backing tape during guitar clinics soon after his departure from KISS in 1996. He collaboration with John Corabi, Union, integrated "Jungle" into their sets with the song being included on their "Live in The Galaxy" album. Both songs have also been performed by the Eric Singer Project.
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