God of Thunder (song)

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"God of Thunder"
God of Thunder - KISS - 1979.jpg
Single by Kiss
from the album Destroyer
ReleasedMarch 15, 1976
RecordedElectric Lady Studios, New York City, September 3–6, 1975
Record Plant Studios, New York City, January – February 1976
GenreHeavy metal
LabelCasablanca Records
Songwriter(s)Paul Stanley
Producer(s)Bob Ezrin

"God of Thunder" is a song by Kiss from their album Destroyer. The song has also been featured on many of Kiss' live albums, including an up-tempo version on Alive II. Many various sound effects were used to make the song including explosions, clapping, zippers, overdubbed audience chatter and screaming children. Even though the song was written by Paul Stanley, who had every intention of singing it for Destroyer, producer Bob Ezrin suggested slowing down the tempo and handing the lead vocals over to Gene Simmons.[1]


The song was and is Simmons' "theme song" for the band. It has been performed live with blood-spitting, a bass solo, and a portion of the song being performed by Simmons on a high-rise above the audience.

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  1. ^ "Song info". Retrieved March 4, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "The Sounds of Tony Hawk's Underground - GameSpot.com". Au.gamespot.com. 2003-10-24. Archived from the original on 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2012-07-07.