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The 69 Eyes

Formed: 1989
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The 69 Eyes News

Below is our complete The 69 Eyes news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The 69 Eyes Appearing On Reality TV Show

Helsinki based Goth 'n Roll outfit The 69 Eyes will start celebrating its 25th anniversary by starring in the Finnish reality TV show called “Tavallista Elämää” ("Ordinary Life").

The show focuses on the band’s singer Jyrki69 and drummer Jussi69 among four other Finnish celebrities (a professional fitness model couple, a lawyer & a Playboy model) but also follows the whole band on the road on recent tours. A teaser trailer is available below.

Commented singer Jyrki69: “I thought it’s the right time to document The 69 Eyes to the show. To show people what it means to be in the band these days. It’ll be also interesting for our fans. It’ll look like a Rock’n’Roll movie at least from my part, I’ve been also recording and gigging with my dark rockabilly band The 69 Cats as well. I’ll take everybody with me on my trips to Berlin, Paris, Austin, Las Vegas & Hollywood to see some nightlife and real rockers out there!”

Catch the band live on 25th anniversary shows:

04.04. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
05.04. FIN Alavus - Liesu
11.04. FIN Jarvenpaa - Blackpool
12.04. EST Tallin - Rock Cafe
25.04. D Munich - Dark Munich Festival
02.05. FIN Kouvola - House Of Rock
03.05. FIN Helsinki - Radio Rock Cruise
23.05. FIN Kuopio - Ravintola Tähti
24.05. FIN Joensuu - Bepop
01.06. CZ Pilsen - Metal Fest Open Air
13.06. FIN Ahtari - B52
14.06. FIN Helsinki - Virgin Oil
28.06. FIN Lappeenranta - Unlimited Racing
19.07. PL Bolkow - Castle Party
16.08. FIN Naantali - Naantalin Kaivohuone
29.08. FIN Ahtari - B52
27.09. MEX Mexico City - El Plaza Condesa
14.11. FIN Kokkola - Seurahuone
15.11. FIN Kauhava - Härmän Kylpylä More...

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The 69 Eyes Posts Lyric Video

The brand new single from Helsinki act The 69 Eyes, "Lost Without Love," will be released digitally on November 1st (Germany & Scandinavia), November 4th (UK), and November 5th (North America). You can now watch a lyric video for the track below, or catch The 69 Eyes live:

26.10.2013 Maximum Rock Festival, Bucharest, Romania
02.11.2013 Nosturi/Helsinki, Finland
30.11.2013 Klubi/Tampere, Finland
07.12.2013 Ravintola Konsta/Kaustinen, Finland
13.12.2013 Ravintola Pitkä-Jussi/Kurikka, Finland
14.12.2013 Ravintola Tähti/Oulu, Finland
17.01.2014 M/S Viking Grace/Turku – Stockholm – Turku, Finland - Sweden (2 shows) More...

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The 69 Eyes Announces Digital EP

Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes, whose most recent album “X” was released last year, will release the digital “Love Runs Away” EP - including two previously unreleased bonus songs - via iTunes on February 1st, 2013. Pre-orders are available right here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Love Runs Away
2. Rosary Blue (feat. Kat Von D) (edit)
3. Dracula’s Castle

"Love Runs Away" - the third single and opening track of “X” that has by now already become a live favorite – carries pure rocking metal riffs and a chorus with a bulletproof hook line. Singer Jyrki69 comments: “This is the most obvious single track from the album and already works great on stage, so it’s about time to release it as a proper single!”

The larger than life ballad duet "Rosary Blue," on which Jyrki is accompanied by tattoo artist and “L.A. Ink” star Kat Von D, is the first of two never before heard bonus tracks. "We’ve known each other for some years and since Kat is also starting to make music, I thought it would be interesting to have her on board. The song is amazing and with her help, it turned out even more magical – it’s like our own Stairway to Heaven," states the front man. More...

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The 69 Eyes Announces More Tour Dates

After finishing touring the fall in the band's native Finland for the latest album "X," The 69 Eyes will be heading off for a European tour in January and February. Dates for the "I Know What You Did Last Summer Tour" are as follows:

26.01. D Köln - Essigfabrik
27.01. D Hamburg - Markthalle
28.01. D Berlin - Postbahnhof
29.01. D Bochum - Zeche
31.01. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
01.02. D Stuttgart - LKA
02.02. D München - Backstage
03.02. SK Bratislava - Majesty Music Club
04.02. A Vienna - Arena
05.02. CH Pratteln - Z7
07.02. I Massa - Swamp Club
08.02. I Seregno - Honky Tonk Club
09.02. I Venice - New Age Club
11.02. F Paris - Le Nouveau Casino
12.02. UK London - Islington Academy

For the German dates, the support band will be horror-punk act The Fright. Main vampire Jyrki69 of The 69 Eyes also commented: "We will gather again all those goths, glammies, horror punks, psychobillies and metalheads under the same roof and will simply deliver them what we know the best: GOTH'N'ROLL! And as the Helsinki Vampires, we make sure that everybody's appetite for rock'n'roll will be satisfied!"

You can also check out our recent interview with the band about new album "X" over at this location.

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The 69 Eyes Posts "Borderline" Video

Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes recently shot a video for the single “Borderline” together with producer Patric Ullaeus over in New Orleans. The song comes off the band's most recent album, “X."

Lead singer Jyrki69 comments, “It’s like our 'Love Me Tender' – a soft, timeless ballad. But it also has that dark, mystic Southern vibe (some said 'True Blood'), so naturally we had to go to Louisiana to shoot the video! Mark Twain’s books, Elvis’ King Creole, Easy Rider, blues, jazz, voodoo, vampires - so many reasons for THE 69 EYES go to N’awlins. We’ve played there twice, I’ve also hosted two DJ club nights there called Fangtasia over the last two summers. The leading rock/metal video director of these latter days, Swedish Patric Ullaeus was also interested in coming to NOLA to make this masterpiece, so all was set for it! The mid-October was perfect for a long-lost weekend in the South."

The band's previously posted video for the track "Red" can also be viewed at this location. More...

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The 69 Eyes Shoots New Music Video

Helsinki vampires Tge 69 Eyes recently shot a video for the “Borderline” single together with producer Patric Ullaeus over in New Orleans. The song comes off the band's most recent album, “X.” The clip is due out next week – keep your eyes open! You can also check out our recent interview with the band at this location.

Singer Jyrki69 comments, “It’s like our 'Love Me Tender' – a soft, timeless ballad. But it also has that dark, mystic Southern vibe (some said “True Blood”), so naturally we had to go to Louisiana to shoot the video! Mark Twain’s books, Elvis’ 'King Creole,' 'Easy Rider,' blues, jazz, voodoo, vampires - so many reasons for The 69 Eyes go to N’awlins. We’ve played there twice, I’ve hosted two DJ club nights there called 'Fangtasia' over the last two summers. The leading rock/metal video director of these latter days, Swedish Patric Ullaeus was also interested in coming to NOLA to make this masterpiece, so all was set for it! The mid-October was perfect for a long-lost weekend in the South."

You can check out the band's previous music video for "Red" below, or catch The 69 Eyes live on the following dates:

26.01. D Köln - Sensor Club
27.01. D Hamburg – Markthalle
28.01. D Berlin – Postbahnhof
29.01. D Bochum – Zeche
31.01. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp
01.02. D Stuttgart – LKA
02.02. D München – Backstage More...

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The 69 Eyes Streaming New Track "Borderline"

Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes age streaming the new track "Borderline." The song appears on the band's latest LP "X," which was released last week in Europe and will drop in North America on October 9, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. A preview of the album can be found over here. The new music video for "Red" was also recently posted and can be viewed over at this location.

The track list for "X" is as follows:

1. Love Runs Away
2. Tonight
3. Black
4. If You Love Me The Morning After
5. Red
6. I Love The Darkness In You
7. Borderline
8. I’m Ready
9. I know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End

Check out "Borderline" here: More...

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The 69 Eyes Releases "Red" Video

Helsinki act The 69 Eyes has released a new video clip for "Red," the first single off new album "Red," due out September 28th, 2012 via Nuclear Blast. The video is available now through horror magazine Fangoria here or in the player below.

The video clip was shot by Swedish producer Patric Ullaeus and is presented by the mistress of the dark herself, Elvira. A video featuring snippets and comments of every song on "X" is also available at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

01. Love Runs Away
02. Tonight
03. Black
04. If You Love Me The Morning After
05. Red
06. I Love The Darkness In You
07. Borderline
08. I’m Ready
09. I know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End More...

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The 69 Eyes Posts Preview Of New Album

Helsinki goth rock outfit The 69 Eyes has launched a preview video for its upcoming release "X" on YouTube, featuring audio samples of each of the album’s tracks, plus commentary from singer Jyrki69. Check it out below.

"X" is set to be released in North America on October 9th via Nuclear Blast. An iTunes pre-order is now live at this location. Physical copies of "X" can aksi be pre-ordered via the Nuclear Blast web-store. The album's track listing is as follows:

01. Love Runs Away
02. Tonight
03. Black
04. If You Love Me The Morning After
05. Red
06. I Love The Darkness In You
07. Borderline
08. I’m Ready
09. I know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End More...

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The 69 Eyes Posts Third "X" Trailer Clip

Finnish vampire rock band The 69 Eyes has released a third video trailer for the band's forthcoming LP, "X," which is set to be released in North America on October 9th, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. The first two trailers can be viewed here and over at this location .

The track listing for "X" is:

1. Love Runs Away
2. Tonight
3. Black
4. If You Love Me The Morning After
5. Red
6. I Love The Darkness In You
7. Borderline
8. I’m Ready
9. I know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End

Check out the third trailer here: More...

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The 69 Eyes Getting A New Graphic Novel

As Finnish gothic rock band, The 69 Eyes, prepares to release its tenth album "X," the band has also now announced an upcoming graphic novel. The 69 Eyes has issued the following press release:

"It is with great pleasure that gothic boutique publisher, Seraphemera Books & Music, dares to reveal a little bit more of the band’s history than many are aware...or might like to know... Pieced together from a secret story hidden in six of the band’s songs, and certainly confirmed from hints dropped in countless articles and quotes, we bring you the tale of the formation of The 69 Eyes that you would never find on Wikipedia or in the bio section of any record company’s website."

“When we released our first ever 7” single in 1990, it had a 4-page mini comic book enclosed,” commented lead vampire Jyrki69. “In that comic The 69 Eyes were represented as a vampire rock band, and the daughter of Van Helsing came to pay me a visit to the backstage - armed with a wooden stake! Now some two decades later we will finally have our own comic book. The song remains the same - according to a folklore we are real vampires. How else could we have played this long?"

Book 1 will be available this upcoming October, followed by a book being released each following month for two months.

Check out the trailer below, or head to the Seraphemera Books & Music website here for more information. More...

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The 69 Eyes Posts New Trailer For "X"

Helsinki vampire rock outfit The 69 Eyes has released a second video trailer for the band's upcoming album, "X," which is set to be unleashed in North America on October 9th, 2012 via Nuclear Blast. Check out the trailer below, or watch the previously posted first video at this location.

The album's track listing is:

01. Love Runs Away
02. Tonight
03. Black
04. If You Love Me The Morning After
05. Red
06. I Love The Darkness In You
07. Borderline
08. I’m Ready
09. I know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End

The 69 Eyes recently shot a music video for the album’s first single, “Red,” with producer Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, Dream Evil, Keep Of Kalessin), which will premiere in the coming weeks. The lyric video for “Red” can be seen at this location.

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The 69 Eyes Posts "X" Studio Trailer

Finnish vampire rockers The 69 Eyes posted the first in studio trailer for the band's forthcoming LP "X," which is scheduled for release on September 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. The first single for the song "Red" is scheduled for digital release through iTunes on August 10, 2012.
A teaser clip for "Red" can be seen at this location.

Check out the "X" studio trailer here:

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The 69 Eyes Posts "Red" Teaser Clip

Finnish vampire rockers The 69 Eyes posted a teaser clip for the new single "Red." The song is the taken from the band's forthcoming new LP "X," which is scheduled for release on September 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. "Red" is scheduled for digital release through iTunes on August 10, 2012.

Check out the teaser clip here:

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The 69 Eyes Detail Tenth Album "X"

Finnish vampire rockers The 69 Eyes announced that the bands tenth album will be entitled "X," and scheduled for release this September through Nuclear Blast Records. The first single entitled "Red" will be issued one month earlier.

The album was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden and was produced by the "On The Verge" production team with mixing done by Stefan Boman (Bullet).

Lead vampire Jyrki69 commented:

"We've never really celebrated anything, not that we've been playing 20 years or so (vampires don't count decades). Thus this time we thought to celebrate a bit: the new album is entitled as tenth in Roman numbers, it'll be called X.

"The sound is the most melodic, yet melancholic, we've ever had. Listening to the pre-mixes have been giving goose bumps to everyone here. This is the best 69 Eyes album ever done!" the singer states."

Simultaneously with the new album, the band will also launch their own vampire style red wine, also called "Red," which will mainly be distributed in Sweden and Finland.

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The 69 Eyes Working On New Album

Finland's The 69 Eyes is currently hard at work on the band's tenth studio album in Stockholm, Sweden. The new album will reference the band’s trademark “goth’n’roll” sound best exemplified on the albums "Blessed Be" from 2000 and "Paris Kills" from 2002.

“The last album was recorded in Hollywood adding that special L.A. glam flavor to our sound,” states vocalist Jyrki Linnankivi (aka Jyrki69). “Now this time – as this album is our ‘Made in Sweden’ record – our melodic, Scandinavian melancholy side is rising to the top!”

The 69 Eyes has paired up with the Swedish production team On The Verge. The band’s new album will be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records this fall and is the follow-up to 2009’s "Back In Blood," which was produced by American Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, Monster Magnet).

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The 69 Eyes Posts "Dark Decadence" Tour Trailer

The 69 Eyes and Hardcore Superstar will be co-headlining the "Dark Decadence" European tour, which kicks off in March. A teaser trailer for the tour has now been posted online, which can be viewed below.

The currently announced dates are as follows:

24 March Club Academy, Manchester, UK
25 March The Waterfront, Norwich, UK
26 March Rock City, Nottingham, UK
27 March The Garage, Glasgow, UK
28 March The Academy, Newcastle, UK
30 March The Academy, Bristol, UK
31 March The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK
1 April The Electric Ballroom, London, UK
2 April Trix, Antwerp, BE
3 April L'Empreinte, Savigny-le-Temple, FR
5 April Markthalle, Hamburg, DE
6 April Batschkapp, Frankfurt, DE
7 April Dynamo, Zurich, CH
8 April Auditorium Urbani, Passigano sul Trasimen, IT
9 April Rock Planet, Pinarella di Cervia, IT
10 April Live Club, Trezzo Sull'Adda, IT
11 April Backstage, München, DE
12 April Essingfabrik, Köln, DE
14 April The Rock, Copenhagen, DK

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Hardcore Superstar Announces New Shows

Grammy nominated act Hardcore Superstar is set to embark on a new string of tour dates with The 69 Eyes. Hardcore Superstar's Vic Zino commented: "We look forward to the Dark Decadence Tour and to kick ass with these great bands, it will be fuckin' awesome!"

The 69 Eyes also added: "......the Helsinki Vampires are spreading their wings and gearing up to get back to what they do best - sleazy goth 'n' roll - played loud & proud! And what better partners in crime than Hardcore Supertar! Power to the music & Sleaze on the streets all over Europe - no sleep till Stockholm!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

24 March Club Academy, Manchester, UK
25 March The Waterfront, Norwich, UK
26 March Rock City, Nottingham, UK
27 March The Garage, Glasgow, UK
28 March The Academy, Newcastle, UK
30 March The Academy, Bristol, UK
31 March The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK
1 April The Electric Ballroom, London, UK
2 April Trix, Antwerp, BE
3 April L'Empreinte, Savigny-le-Temple, FR
5 April Markthalle, Hamburg, DE
6 April Batschkapp, Frankfurt, DE
7 April Dynamo, Zurich, CH
8 April Auditorium Urbani, Passigano sul Trasimen, IT
9 April Rock Planet, Pinarella di Cervia, IT
10 April Live Club, Trezzo Sull'Adda, IT
11 April Backstage, München, DE
12 April Essingfabrik, Köln, DE
14 April The Rock, Copenhagen, DK

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The End Records Compilation For Free Download

Toward the end of 2009, The End Records released a 99 cent 17 track sampler on iTunes. Now, in celebration of March Metal Month, the label has released a 20 track sampler for free download on Amazon.com! (May be only available to visitors in the U.S.)

1. The 69 Eyes "Dead Girls Are Easy" (3:53)
2. Dir En Grey "Dozing Green (Live)" (3:57)
3. Creature With the Atom Brain "Transylvania" (5:59)
4. Autumn "Liar Emilie" (6:01)
5. Cable "Running Out Of Roads To Ride" (4:55)
6. Goes Cube "Grinding The Knife Blade" (3:15)
7. Early Man "Someone Else's Nightmare" (3:52)
8. Shining "Fisheye" (5:07)
9. Karl Sanders "Rapture Of The Empty Spaces" (4:23)
10. Novembers Doom "A Eulogy For The Living Lost" (6:30)
11. Suicide City "The Best Way" (4:11)
12. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter "Der Weg (Live)" (3:56)
13. Sigh "L'art De Mourir" (4:55)
14. Borknagar "Havoc" (6:41)
15. Laethora "A.S.K.E." (3:39)
16. Hull "Architect" (6:54)
17. These Are They "The Indweller" (6:38)
18. Vreid "Milorg" (6:21)
19. Sarke "Old" (2:06)
20. Red Planet;Nattefrost "Sin Goddammit" Fenriz' (4:10)

You can download the free compilation here.

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Lacrimas Profundere To Support The 69 Eyes

Germany's Lacrimas Profundere have announced they will be supporting The 69 Eyes on their upcoming "Back in Blood" tour. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

1/30 2010 Z7 Pratteln
2/1 2010 Backstage Munich
2/2 2010 Longhorn Stuttgart
2/3 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt
2/4 2010 Hirsch Nuremberg
2/5 2010 Strasse E Dresden
2/6 2010 Live Music Hall Cologne
2/7 2010 Zeche Bochum
2/8 2010 Musikzentrum Hannover

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