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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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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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The End Records Sampler On iTunes For 99 Cents

The End Records is thrilled to offer AMALGAMATE, a seventeen track sampler on iTunes for only $0.99. Featuring an exclusive track from Dir En Grey, plus unreleased songs from upcoming albums by Creature With the Atom Brain, Sigh and Early Man, AMALGAMATE showcases The End's heavier artists conveniently on one album. See the link and track listing below.

Kicking things off in 2010 will be Sigh with their classically infused orchestral metal on "Scenes From Hell," and the video game inspired electro indie rock from Super 8-bit Brothers on "Brawl," both out January 19th. The highly anticipated album from Creature With the Atom Brain entitled "Transylvania" will be released on February 2nd, which combines 60s inspired rock with dark and hypnotic psychedelic grooves. Norway’s Shining will also release their hard hitting hybrid of jazz and metal entitled "Blackjazz" on February 2nd. Laethora, which features Niklas Sundin of Dark Tranquillity, are set to release "The Light In Which We All Burn" on April 27th and consists of thirteen epic tracks of violent and powerful death/grind metal performed with intense passion and ferocity. More albums will be announced shortly.

Here is the "Amalgamate" track listing:

1. Dead Girls Are Easy – The 69 Eyes
2. Dozing Green (Live) – Dir En Grey
3. Transylvania – Creature With the Atom Brain
4. Liar – Emilie Autumn
5. Running Out of Roads to Ride – Cable
6. Grinding the Knife Blade – Goes Cube
7. Someone Else’s Nightmare – Early Man
8. Rapture of the Empty Spaces – Karl Sanders
9. A Eulogy for the Living Lost – November’s Doom
10. The Best Way – Suicide City
11. Der Weg (Live) – Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
12. L’art de Mourir – Sigh
13. Architect – Hull
14. The Indweller – These Are They
15. Milorg – Vreid
16. Old – Sarke
17. Sin Goddammit – Fenriz Red Planet & Nattefrost

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The 69 Eyes Appears On U.S News Channels

Finnish goth rock outfit The 69 Eyes has recently completed their headlining tour of the United States, during which, lead vocalist Jyrki 69 appeared on the American news channels CNN and Fox News. You can check out the videos below. The band has been touring in support of their latest studio album, "Back In Blood" which was released earlier this year. More...

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The 69 Eyes Announces U.K. Tour

Finnish gothic rock outfit The 69 Eyes has announced that they will be heading to the United Kingdom in March of next year for a string of headlining shows. A message from lead singer Jyrki 69 reads as follows:

"After showing to the Americans some good times for Halloween in the name of our new album Back In Blood, it's very welcoming to do the same on the Old Continent! Since Dracula arrived to Whitby, Andrew Eldrich (SISTERS OF MERCY) re-invented the sunglasses in Leeds and HANOI ROCKS made London a place for sleaze rockers to pilgrimage, UK has a great importance for The 69 Eyes. We have a fantastic hardcore following there, every time we play there, it's like one of those rock'n'roll dreams coming true again. We're proud to represent our new album live, UK vampires know how to rock!!!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Saw VI Soundtrack Video Teaser Posted Online

A 30 second teaser for the Saw VI soundtrack has been posted online and is viewable below. As previously reported, the soundtrack available everywhere October 20 features new and unreleased music from Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Suicide Silence, Shadows Fall, Mushroomhead, Converge, It Dies Today, Kittie, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and more more.

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Saw VI Soundtrack Final Lineup Revealed

The line-up and tracklisting for the Saw VI soundtrack has been revealed. The soundtrack features brand new and unreleased music from Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Suicide Silence, Shadows Fall, Mushroomhead, Converge, It Dies Today, Kittie, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and more.

The Saw VI soundtrack will be available October 20, 2009. The official website and pre-order has been launched at saw6soundtrack.com.

In Saw VI, Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

Trustkill's Josh Grabelle said, "We are stoked about this soundtrack as we've managed to place songs from some of the most exciting hard rock and metal bands in the scene on this one. We are all huge fans of the Saw movies and are ready to knock this one out of the park!"

Artists' Addiction Soundtracks' Jonathan Platt says of the Saw VI Soundtrack: "We feel that we have put together a collection of songs that really mirrors the chaos onscreen. All of our acts are big fans of the Saw series and were excited to be a part of the soundtrack and I think that energy really comes across."

The Saw VI Soundtrack track listing is as follows: More...

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The 69 Eyes Announces European Tour Dates

Finnish Gothic metal band THE 69 EYES has announced a European headlining tour in early 2010.

Commented singer Jyrki 69, "KISS ME UNDEAD EUROPE! The 69 Eyes will be back on your necks when the nights are long and the winter is cold - we can't wait to play the new songs for you guys! Meanwhile, let the new album "Back In Blood" crawl into your mind and body and let's shake it out loud as The 69 Eyes come to tour near you! See you VERY SOON!"

A second leg is currently being worked on and will and will include shows at least in Spain, France, Benelux, UK and Russia. More...

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The 69 Eyes Announces More US Tour Dates

The 69 Eyes has announced more US tour dates with The Becoming and Dommin. The complete US tour schedule is as follows:

05.10 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
06.10 - Key Club - W. Hollywood, CA
09.10 - The Prophet Bar/ The Door - Dallas, TX
10.10 - Zombie's - San Antonio, TX
11.10 - Meridian - Houston, TX
14.10 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
15.10 - The Social - Orlando, FL
16.10 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
18.10 - Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
20.10 - The Gramercy - New York, NY
21.10 - The Note - West Chester, PA
23.10 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
24.10 - Reggies - Chicago, IL

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The 69 Eyes Announces US Tour Dates

The 69 Eyes will be touring the U.S. in the month of October with The Becoming & Dommin. The dates are as follows:

10/05 - Bottom of the Hill; San Francisco, CA
10/06 - Key Club; W. Hollywood, CA
10/09 - The Prophet Bar/The Door; Dallas, TX
10/10 - Zombie's; San Antonio, TX
10/11 - Meridian; Houston, TX
10/14 - The Masquerade; Atlanta, GA
10/15 - The Social; Orlando, FL
10/16 - Ground Zero; Spartanburg, SC
10/18 - Recher Theatre; Towson, MD
10/20 - The Gramercy; New York, NY

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Revolver Offers Compilation For Free Download

When you are at Mayhem Fest this year, you can visit the Revolver tent to pick up your free Limited Edition Revolver/Mayhem special mini magazine. The magazine is just like the regular Revolver magazine, only smaller. It is 42 pages and features 26 bands such as Job For a Cowboy, Anthrax, Darkest Hour, Baroness, and Dying Fetus. The magazine is jam packed with exclusive interviews, but what is not included is the exclusive 21 track compilation, which you can download online in it's entirety for free.

Here's the compilation's tracklisting:

1. Job For A Cowboy “Regurgitated Disinformation”
2. Impending Doom “More Than Conquerors”
3. For Today “Saul of Tarsus (The Messenger)”
4. Baroness “Wanderlust”
5. Dying Fetus “Homicidal Retribution”
6. Narrows “Chambered”
7. Reign Supreme “And Come What May”
8. The 69 Eyes “Dead Girls Are Easy”
9. Living Colour “Behind The Sun”
10. Sugar Red Drive “One More Time”
11. Bigelf “The Evils of Rock & Roll”
12. Suicide City “The Best Way”
13. Graves of Valor “Locusta”
14. Tombs “Gossamer”
15. Darkest Hour “No God”
16. Bury Your Dead “Without You”
17. Carnifex “In Coalesce With Filth and Faith”
18. Wretched “Aborning”
19. Within The Ruins “Extinguish Them”
20. Corpus Christi “Fight For Your King”
21. Arise and Ruin “Doom Sentence”

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The 69 Eyes Posts "Back In Blood" Promo Video

Finland's The 69 Eyes have announced that they will be releasing their new album "Back in Blood" on August 28th in Europe and September 15th in the U.S. The band has posted a promotional video for the album online, which can be viewed below. More...

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The 69 Eyes Signs with The End For North America

THE 69 EYES returns with their ninth studio album. Having already announced their signing with Nuclear Blast Records for Europe, they have not announced a North American deal with The End Records.

Turning their back on the comic book glam of "Angels," The Eyes have opened a heavier chapter in their musical career. Matt Hyde (Slayer/Monster Magnet) has been invited to produce the record.

“He’s cleaned the table and dusted the skeletons!” singer Jyrki 69 laughs. “It’s like when Rick Rubin helped The Cult discover them on ‘Electric’ - we made a similar spiritual journey with Matt.”

Once again THE 69 EYES have their finger on the pulse of darkness with 12 goth ‘n’ roll anthems guaranteed to rock the crypt. “Unsurprisingly, the main inspiration for the album came from the vampire realm,” Jyrki explains. “We haven’t made a concept album but nearly all the songs have something to do with the undead or at least horror as a genre.” Delving into his movie collection, the singer focused on Jean Rollin’s erotic French flick "Lips Of Blood," "The Hunger," and the modern-day opus "Night Watch." “It’s almost like vampires are taking over the world!” he muses referring to the current "Twilight" mania. More...

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The 69 Eyes Streaming New Song Online

Finnish goth rockers The 69 Eyes are currently streaming the new song "Dead Girls Are Easy" on their MySpace page. The track is off their upcoming album "Back in Blood," which will be released in Europe on August 28th and in North America on September 15th.

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The 69 Eyes Reveals New Album Title

Finnish gothic rock outfit The 69 Eyes has announced that their new studio album, "Back In Blood." The record will be released at the end of August through Nuclear Blast Records. It was produced by Matt Hyde and features a special guest appearances from Ed Mundell of Monster Magnet.

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The 69 Eyes Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

Finnish goth rockers The 69 Eyes has announced that they have signed a new record deal with Nuclear Blast Records to release their new, as-yet untitled album. Vocalist Jyrki 69 states:

"The situation for The 69 Eyes was great because so many labels showed interest in working with us. We were very happy how Nuclear Blast worked our Goth’N’Roll box set and it is overwhelming to start this next chapter for The 69 Eyes by releasing our new studio album through Nuclear Blast! They’re the mightiest metal label there is and we\’re proud to deliver them such a powerful album. Together we definitely will ROCK THE METAL!!!"

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Seventeen More Bands Added To Download 2009

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a urther seventeen bands for this years edition of the event. The festival will now see appearances from Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Trigger The Bloodshed, Lauren Harris, Hexes, Hunting The Minotaur, Japanese Voyeurs, White Man Kamikaze, Loverman, Black Spiders, General Fiasco, Sacred Mother Tongue, The 69 Eyes, Dear Superstar, Pulled Apart By Horses, Violent Soho and Brides.

The full lineup is now as follows:

Friday Main stage:
Faith No More
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Killswitch Engage
Billy Talent
Staind
The Blackout
Hollywood Undead

Friday Second stage:
Motley Crue
Opeth
Lacuna Coil
Bring Me The Horizon
Dir En Grey
Parkway Drive
A Day To Remember
In This Moment
Steadlur

Friday Tuborg stage:
Meshuggah
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Backyard Babies
Voivod
Middle Class Rut
Lauren Harris
Sylosis
Hunting The Minotaur
Japanese Voyeurs
White Man Kamikaze More...

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The 69 Eyes Announces Warsaw Signing Session

Finland's The 69 Eyes has issued the following information about an in-store signing in Warsaw:

"Meet The 69 Eyes in Warsaw!!! Date: 13.02. Time: 3:00 pm (local time) Where: Empik Megastore, Warszawa, ul. . Nowy Swiat 15/17"

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Ava Inferi Announces Hellhounds Festival Changes

Portugese doom metal band Ava Inferi has just announced some changes in regards to the lineup for the Hellhounds festival. Firstly, Scream Silence has cancelled their participation in the festival, and due to the short notice to find a suitable replacement, major production and logistic difficulties are occuring. This has forced a cancellation of the band Novembre from being on this tour. The decision was made in regret. Therefore, the lineup for the Hellhounds festival is as follows: Tiamat, The 69 Eyes, and Ava Inferi. All bands will play a longer set. Asrai will join the Hellhound festival on the 28th of February at the "Boerderij - Zoetmermeer."

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