VINNIE VINCENT  Archives - 6 cassette box set (rear cover)
Archives (Original Home Demo's)

Release Date : CANCELLED (Originally planned as a 1997 release)
Original Recording : various
Produced by : ........
Time : 00:00

USA : (only by mail order) ;
Metaluna Records - Six music cassettes with 9 hours of music -
MRLLC2 - 10698

Band line-up / musicians :
details unknown

Six music cassettes with 9 hours of music.

Originally planned as a 1997 release


  • 3 songs (rough versions) from the upcoming "Guitarmageddon" album; including "Brainsaw".
  • Vinnie Vincent demo's, work tapes and outtakes. unreleased studio & live recordings
  • Vinnie Vincent Invasion live performances and rehearsals.
  • Warrior demo's with Vinnie singing.
  • Guitar From Hell demo's
  • The Ballads of Vinnie Vincent (a 20 track ballad tape) including the original version of "Back On The Streets", "I Need Love" originally recorded for Lick It Up, later changed to "Shoot U Full Of Love".
  • Unedited versions of "Ashes To Ashes" and "That Time Of Year" with the original guitar solo's.
  • The original demos of Vinnie Vincent for Chrysalis Records ; "Boys are Gonna Rock", "Shoot u Full Of Love", "No Substitute".
  • a 50 minute rehearsal Jam session from 1986 which incl. the instrumental "Speedball".

Below are a couple of images of the never released box set.
The box was already printed , but for various reasons (for example the rights for using KISS and KISS related songs) the project was stopped at the last minute.

- VINNIE VINCENT - Archives - 6 cassette box - rear cover
- VINNIE VINCENT - Archives - 6 cassette box - inside/open

- VINNIE VINCENT - Archives - 6 cassette box - side

December 21, 2019 - update :
Vinnie Vincent says one thing is holding back "Archives" Box

From :
Ex-Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent says a box set he’s been talking about for years is being held up by financial challenges. Still, he's determined to release it at some point.

"I'm working on it; it’s my masterpiece in the making," Vincent said during his Merry Metal Christmas fan gathering, held last weekend in Nashville. "We’re creating extra books to go with this – really high-quality picture books. … It’s quite an expensive project. This was supposed to be six cassette tapes of home demos, and then unfortunately I got detoured for 25 years. So, I’m picking the pieces up. … It’s been a long time trying to find daylight.”

Vincent showed off a dummy of the proposed "Archives" package while being interviewed on the Rock n Roll Experience with Mike Brunn program; watch the video below. The guitarist added that the final set could now expand to as many as 20 CDs “because of the amount of material,” and that the project would be released on vinyl, too.
Ep. 19 - The Vinnie Vincent "In Makeup" Interview from Merry Christmas Party

“It covers everything from when I was kid, 13 or 14, my first songs I ever wrote, to my first band, my first recording of my band that my dad paid for in 1966,” Vincent told Brunn. “That was amazing – that was $175 for four hours to bring my band into a studio. And I remember my dad saying, ‘How can we afford it?’ ‘We gotta afford it!’”

Plenty of Kiss-related material would also be included on "Archives". “[I]t has the very first songs that I wrote with Gene [Simmons] and with Paul [Stanley]," Vincent said. "It’s all so visual, instant recall. They were magic moments and it’s all captured. … We just jammed it out, you know, hours. Really private stuff. … Unreleased songs that we wrote – we just wrote, never recorded. Early versions of ‘Unholy’ and ‘I Just Wanna’ and stuff [from] Revenge that we never used, which I always thought we should have used.”

[NOTE from KISS Related Recordings : During our (private) Gene Simmons Vault Experience in Frankfurt, Germany (July 24, 2018) Gene Simmons told me (Jelle Jansen) that he and Vinnie Vincent wrote about 10 more songs together for the “Revenge” sessions, which all were much heavier than “I Wanna Live”.]

The issue with the long-delayed "Archives" box remains production costs, Vincent confirmed. “I’m just hoping that all the funds come together so we can have it,” he said. Despite the delays, Vincent remains positive: “As long as I’m still here, above ground, this thing’s gonna come out. When, I can’t say, because of the expense involved, but it’s gonna come out. … This is my legacy.”

The video below was filmed at his Vinnie Vincent's Merry Metal Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15th 2019 in Nashville.


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