GLASVEGAS have released a special Christmas mini-album which features a Transylvanian choir.

The Scottish band travelled to Transylvania in Romania especially to record the festive album.

Guitarist Rab Allen told BBC 6 Music that the environment was like a cross between a castle and a church, which he claimed helped get the band into the right frame of mind.

"It was quite surreal. We hired like a little dark, gothic room and set up a Christmas tree, put up lights and decorations and stuff," he said.

He added that location may have had particular appeal to frontman James Allen, as his mother used to dress him up as Dracula at Halloween.

Rab went on to describe their version of Silent Night, on which the choir lend their vocal skills.

"The noise they made was incredible and that was recorded in a church, it was great," he said.

Te band's eponymous debut album was released in September this year.

04/12/2008 13:05:01