Hotter Than Hell
- Lead guitar, vocals: Ace Frehley
- Vocals, rhythm guitar Paul Stanley
- Bass, vocals: Gene Simmons
- Drums, vocals: Peter Criss
Hotter Than Hell is the second, in 1974 the label Casablanca Records released studio album by the hard rock group Kiss. The album was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richard Wise, was added to the Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles. The album sold in the United States more than 500,000 times and got there a gold record. In Germany Hotter Than Hell was released in March 1975.
After the first album in part earlier demos were used Hotter Than Hell consists almost entirely of new songs. Especially the title track and Let Me Go, Rock ' n ' Roll are still among the classics of the band. Ace Frehley was in a car accident shortly before the recording of the cover photos and was able to make up his face because of injuries, only half. The rest of the makeup was edited in the photo lab later. Peter Criss wanted to build a drum solo in the song Strange Ways. The rest of the band, however, was against it and Criss then threatened to leave Kiss, but decided to stay.
In the U.S., the album peaked at No. 100 and stayed 15 weeks on the Billboard 200 It sold there over 500,000 times and got a gold record. According to estimates, Hotter Than Hell has sold in Germany 90,000 times.