Ace Frehley has decided to work with Ken Kelly for the new cover art to Space Invaders!
Ace Frehley will release "Space Invader", his first new solo album in five years on June 24. The CD, which will be released in Europe on July 7 through SPV/Steamhammer, will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller's "The Joker". This album is the first release under Ace Frehley's new universal deal on eOne Music.
The "Space Invader" cover artwork was created by Frehley's longtime friend, artist Ken Kelly, who designed the iconic cover art for two of KISS' best-selling LPs "Destroyer" (1976) and "Love Gun" (1977).
Ken says: "It was very exciting when I was approached with the idea of doing an album cover for Ace." Kelly, who is also widely known for his paintings in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy subgenres, most notably for the Conan The Barbarian novels, continues: "I had spoken to Ace on a few occasions about the possibility, so I was delighted when it actually happened.
"I am very pleased with the results and proud to play a part of Ace's continuing successful career!" Frehley adds: "I've been talking with Ken Kelly since 2007 about painting a CD cover for me and it has finally happened! I couldn't be more excited about the new 'Space Invader' cover, and the music behind it is also going to rock your world!"
So far everything hints that the album will sound quite a bit like the original 78 solo album.