Gene Simmons
various demo's - prior to KISS "Carnival Of Souls" sessions.

Original Recording: 1993 - 1994
Produced by: ???

01 Island Of Lost Souls (1993) (0:00) Simmons
02 Carnival Of Souls (1993) (0:00) Simmons / Scott Van Zen
03 Rain Keeps Fallin'  (1993) (0:00) Simmons
04 Machine  (1993 - 1994) (0:00) Simmons / Jesse Damon
05 Seeing Is Believing  (1993 - 1994) (0:00) Simmons / Jesse Damon
06 unknown / untitled  (1993 - 1994) (0:00) Simmons / Jesse Damon
07 Vengeance Is Mine  (1993 - 1994) (0:00) Simmons

Track 01: First demoed in March 1993, "Island Of Lost Souls" was one of the first songs Gene Simmons demoed for the studio album which would follow KISS "Revenge".

Track 02 : "Carnival Of Souls" may have been an offshoot of the earlier demo "Island Of Lost Souls". The song would be written around November 1993.
"Carnival Of Souls" was demoed during the recording sessions for the "Carnival Of Souls" album that finally saw the light of day in ’97, but it did not end up on the album. A little later, it was also demoed during the recording sessions for the album that would become "Psycho Circus" in ’98. But again it did not make the album. 
For Gene Simmons 2004 solo album  "Asshole", Gene recycled "Carnival Of Souls" and invited Ritchie Kotzen to play guitar, while Gene’s son Nicholas sings backing vocals in the chorus along with his friend Chris Parrish plus his father. On the 2004 version Gene Simmons– who admits he stole the instrumental part from the song "7 & 7" by a band called Love – plays bass whereas the drum tracks were done by a drum computer.

Track 03: "Rain Keeps Fallin'" first appeared on one of Gene Simmons "1992 demo's".
This version is written in September 1993. 
With different lyrics it's not clear if it was demoed or simply a lyric.

Track 04 - 06 : After KISS "Revenge", Gene Simmons and Jesse Damon continued their writing-relationship. These songs are recorded in the studio with Gene Simmons (bass), Jesse Damon (guitars), Eric Singer (drums) and Kevin Valentine (drums).

Track 07 ; "Vengeance Is Mine" is demoed early 1994.

further details unknown.

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