2008 has been a great year for KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES. Having signed their record deal in December 2007, our fave Welsh boys wasted no time kicking off 2008 getting to work on finishing debut album SMART CASUAL and hitting the road.
Over on the bands OFFICIAL MYSPACE, vocalist Aled has posted a re-cap of a year that has blown the band away…
“this year we’ve toured with paramore and new found glory. played brixton academy twice. headlined the astoria. released an album. gotten playlisted by radio 1 and topped video charts for weeks on end. we convinced fearne cotton to like us and then went on her show (as drunk as bastards), we played t in the park, we played to 10,000 people in reading and leeds, we got nominated for another kerrang award and sat between slipknot, metallica, machine head and ratm, we went to japan, we went all over europe with simple plan, we made a thousand new friends, we learnt to appreciate the true benefit of the boxset and the ipod and started touring on buses instead of rickshaws. we sold out headline tours. twice. gosh. a lot. we wrote the theme song to callum best’s nookie addiction, even…”
If you’re a fan of the guys, head on over TO THIS PAGE to read the blog in full. He has some words of gratitude for you.
The guys will start work on their follow-up to Smart Casual in the New Year. Watch. This. Space.
PLUS over at STV, you can check out an interview with Robb and Dave!! CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!!. If you’re Scottish and been to a Machine Head show be prepared to feel particularly proud…
There are still a few copies of their LIMITED version of current album THE BLACKENING in circulation, including some at AT THIS LOCATION, so head there for the 2 CD/DVD set!!.
For more Machine Head news, dont forget to check their NEWS PAGE.
This festive season, SLIPKNOT and their front-man Corey Taylor are looking set to take over as much of your viewing and listening time as they possibly can.
To kick things off, Corey will be co-presenting the RADIO 1 ROCK SHOW. Tune in at midnight on the 22nd DECEMBER to hear ‘the great big mouth’ introduce some killer tracks with Daniel P Carter. And remember not to panic if you miss it- for the week after broadcast, if you head to the same page, you can click on the ‘listen again’ button and tune in via the BBC player there.
Over in TV land, the full band will be taking over pretty much an entire night on MTV2 (which you can view on Sky channel 355 or Virgin Media channel 312) with their MTV Live special. Kicking off at Midnight on the 30th December, you’ll be able to check out the following slipknot specials, back to back, making 3 and a half hours of pure maggot heaven…
00:00 – 00:30 – Slipknot ‘Making The Video’
00:30 – 01:00 – Fred meets Slipknot
01:00 – 01:30 – Slipknot MTV Live 2007
01:30 – 02:30 – Slipknot Talk Videos
03:30 – 03:30 – Slipknot’s Perfect 10
And if THAT wasn’t enough, the MTV2 ‘End Of Year Review’ features Corey Taylor unmasked – discussing the years releases with Zane Lowe, Kaiser Chiefs & Libertines. This will be shown on the channel numerous times over the holiday season, so check it out at the following times on the following days:
19th December – (7pm – 8pm)
20th December – (8pm – 9pm)
22nd December – (9am – 10am)
26th December – (10am – 11am)
26th December – (9pm – 10pm)
24th December – (11am – 12pm)
27th December – (2pm – 3pm)
30th December – (11am – 12pm)
31st December – (7pm – 8pm)
1st January – (12am – 1am)
2nd January – (12pm – 1pm)
3rd January – (8pm – 9pm)
4th January – (5pm – 6pm)
5th January – (10am – 11am)
5th January – (12am – 1am)
6th January – (12am – 1am)
9th January – (2am – 3am)
Watch this space for news on the broadcast of footage filmed by MTV at the London Hammersmith Apollo shows…
Don’t forget to add new album ALL HOPE IS GONE onto your list to Santa if you don’t already have a copy in your metallic mits. Or you can just grab yourself one online HERE.
For more news on Slipknot CLICK HERE.
In case you missed the exclusive snippet with Chad and Ryan that FEMALE FIRST ran exclusively on their site a few weeks ago, where they chatted about where the title for the new NICKELBACK album DARK HORSE came from, check out the player below to catch it again!!
Don’t forget that the album is out NOW and can be picked up at major retailers and also online- AT THIS LOCATION.
For more news on Nickelback, POINT YOUR MOUSE HERE.
This past weekend (December 13th, to be precise), KIGH left their native Wales and drove in a van with all their gear to the home of Bianca Sarafian, and set up in her living room and played a show for all of her friends. Phil (drums) even put down his sticks for the track ‘Saturday’ and let Bianca’s brother have a go.
Check out the GALLERY and see some pics from the show.
Keep an eye on ROCK-SOUND.NET and this very site for some footage and interviews from the show!
For more Kids In Glass Houses news, check out their NEWS PAGE.
You can pick up their current album, SMART CASUAL, online at the bands OFFICIAL STORE.
The full lists of dates are detailed below, and there are online buy links for tickets in our tour section, which you can find right TOUR SECTION.
MEGADETH (w/Judas Priest & Testament)
Tue 10th Feb – Dublin O2
Wed 11th Feb – Belfast Odyssey Arena
Fri 13th Feb – Sheffield Arena
Sat 14th Feb – Birmingham NEC
Mon 16th Feb – Glasgow SECC
Tue 17th Feb – Manchester Apollo
Wed 18th Feb – Newcastle Academy (headline show)
Fri 20th Feb – Cardiff CIA
Sat 21st Feb – London Wembley Arena
NICKELBACK (support TBC)
Fri 22nd May – Manchester Evening News Arena
Sat 23rd May – Glasgow SECC
Mon 25th May – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Tue 26th May – Birmingham NIA
Thu 28th May – London O2 Arena
Fri 29th May – Sheffield Arena
When in the UK on tour recently, SLIPKNOT’S Corey Taylor and MACHINE HEAD’S Robb Flynn took over an hour of Bruce Dickinson’s BBC 6 MUSIC ROCK SHOW, and you can hear their witty banter and killer tunes TOMORROW NIGHT (19th December).
You can tune in tomorrow online from 9pm (until Midnight) by pointing your mouse in RIGHT HERE.
And if you miss it FRET NOT- it will be on listen again on that very same page for a week after. They’re nice like that…
If you have missed the other 2 installments in the series, you can check them out at the links below:
More on FRIDAY (19/12) when Trivium’s questions are put to AIRBOURNE…
NICKELBACK have released their video for current single GOTTA BE SOMEBODY, the first of their new album DARK HORSE.
CLICK HERE to view the interview, where Dani talks about the concept of concept albums, and Cradle Of Filth taking part in a High School Musical style dance off..???
CLICK HERE TO PICK UP THE NEW ALBUM FROM CRADLE OF FILTH: GODSPEED ON THE DEVIL’S THUNDER
For more news on Cradle of Filth, HEAD HERE.