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8 May 2009

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

American rock band Kings of Leon have become the latest in a long line of popular music artists to be associated with the House of Horror. Striking scenes from classic 1950s Hammer science fiction films, Quatermass 2 and X The Unknown played out on the video display during gigs on the band's winter tour.


 Brian Donlevy in Quatermass 2

The idea to use Hammer films as an integral part of the shows came about when last year, at the famous Bray Studios, the band was in rehearsal for their headlining Glastonbury set. Bray was Hammer's home during production of many of the classic horror films of the 1950s and 60s, including the interior filming of X The Unknown


By a happy coincidence, only a few months previously Kings of Leon had recorded the song "Closer", about a vampire, which opens their new album

Only By The Night


The band are headlining the Reading and Leeds festivals this summer. For more information on Kings of Leon visit their


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