The Israeli American bassist, co-lead singer, and actor, known as the persona The Demon, spitting fire and vomiting stage blood on the shows of the band and globally famous by his ginormous tongue, the iconic Gene Simmons is the co-founder and one of the lead singers of the hard rock band KISS. In 1978, Simmons played his role in the stage as a superhero, next to the other band members in the movie “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park” a classic trash movie in which the group uses their superpowers to fight evil between their concerts, facing an evil inventor of realistic androids. Presenting incredible resemblance to the rock star, both in his face features, anatomy, and clothes, Iron Studios completes the quartet in the collection of their first band statues with "Gene Simmons a.k.a. The Demon - Kiss - Art Scale 1/10", with the looks inspired by the cover of the album Alive! from 1975, considered by many as one of the best live albums of all time!
Since the beginning in 1973 in the city of New York, the co-founder leaders Paul Stanley (vocals and guitar) and Gene Simmons (vocals and bass), alongside Ace Frehley (guitar and vocals) and Peter Criss (acoustic drums, percussion, and vocals) took on the personas of the characters The Demon (Simmons), Starchild (Stanley), Spaceman (Frehley) and Catman (Criss), aligning with the respective design of their looks. The musician quartet, wearing bold and black leather costumes, boots with huge platform heels, and a dramatic makeup inspired by the Kabuki Japanese theater, as night creatures dressed to kill, changed the concept of musical entertainment with their elaborate theatrical shows, including flaming guitars, spitting fire and blood, pyrotechnics, and other effects, the band KISS constitute one of the biggest cultural impacts of the decade of 1970, changing the concepts of music and entertainment, becoming historically significant not only in the context and world of Rock’n’roll, but also by influencing new artists and bands of other musical styles in many segments. KISS was introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014, joining the most known and influential artists that had a great impact in the pop and rock industry.
With 30 Gold Records, more than 103 million albums sold worldwide, the band continues to perform in makeup, with the presence of Stanley and Simmons from the original formation. No other band used its image or marketing better, being adapted to the Marvel comics, where Simmons’ character, alongside the other band members of KISS, received superpowers from a wizard. The Demon in the comic books is capable of shooting fire from his mouth, flying, has super-strength and super-agility, and his boots, shaped as fanged creatures, can bite, and attack his enemies. Presented in detail on the Inside Iron Studios Day of August, check out the other members of the original formation of the band Peter Criss, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley, all available for Pre-Order.