updated 9/7/2010 8:16:06 AM ET 2010-09-07T12:16:06

THE ENVY Currently Supporting Rock Music Icons KISS on "The Hottest Show on Earth" Concert Tour

First Artist Signed by Gene Simmons to Simmons Records, Debut Album to be Released This Fall on Simmons Records/Remedy Music/Universal Music

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- THE ENVY has released their debut EP titled Don't Let Go on Simmons Records/Universal Music today. The five-song sampler, only available at shows on their summer tour, digitally on iTunes and the bands official website: www.TheEnvyMusic.com , features the band's debut single "Don't Let Go," three additional songs from their forthcoming debut album and a bonus EP-only, non-album track. The band is currently offering a free download of "Don't Let Go" on their official website and is wrapping up a summer tour supporting legendary musical icon KISS.

Formed in 2009, THE ENVY is Shaun Frank (vox), VOID (guitars), Jonny (keys), Bodan (bass) and Izzy (drums). Drawing comparisons in sound to Foo Fighters, U2 and The Killers, THE ENVY honed their songwriting and infectious live performance on the road, before entering the studio with multi-platinum producer Gavin Brown (Metric, Three Days Grace) earlier this year to record their debut album. Soon after, Gene Simmons who had seen the band play, and recognized their potential, signed them as the first artist to his new Simmons Records label. Currently the band is on tour through September with KISS as the final mixes are being completed on their debut full-length album by Grammy award-winning mixer David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Muse, Tool, AFI) and the highly sought after Randy Staub (Metallica, Nickelback, Bon Jovi).

"Simmons/Universal Records started off as a grand idea - find new talent, and take it to the world. Simple enough," said Simmons. "But, where is the new talent? When I saw THE ENVY play live, I knew who our first signing should be. Here was a band that had the goods - songwriting, live performance and charisma rolled into one. Equally as important, a strong work ethic. Simply put, remember the name: THE ENVY. You'll be hearing about them soon...worldwide."

For up-to-date information, visit the band on the web at: www.TheEnvyMusic.com

Gene Simmons introduces THE ENVY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYN92ARGTrE

View the band on YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheEnvyMusic  

Follow the band on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheEnvy             

Check out music on MySpace: www.myspace.com/TheEnvyMusic         

Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheEnvy

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