Simmons told Parade that Monster - which is the group's first studio LP in three years - contains all the elements of a classic Kiss record.
"It goes back to the heart and soul of what Kiss is, which is two guitars, bass and drums," the singer explained. "There are no symphony orchestras, boys' choirs, keyboards or ballads. This is meat and potatoes, no fluff."
He continued: "It's great driving music, and it's the next generation from our last record, Sonic Boom. We're very proud of it."
Simmons also spoke about the upcoming 40th anniversary of Kiss's very first concert tour.
"We've sold over 100 million records [in the last 40 years]. It's ridiculous," he declared. "People often accuse me of boasting, but I'm just stating fact. This is planet Kiss, and you're just living on it!"
Monster is now available in the UK and is released on Tuesday (October 9) in the US.
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Watch Kiss perform 'Creatures of the Night' below: