The 69 Eyes
From: Helsinki, Finland
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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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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
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”
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...
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...
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.
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.
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!!!"
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
Friday Second stage:
Bring Me The Horizon
Dir En Grey
A Day To Remember
In This Moment
Friday Tuborg stage:
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Middle Class Rut
Hunting The Minotaur
White Man Kamikaze More...
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"
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."
Glam-inspired gothic metallers The 69 Eyes recently started work on their ninth studio album. The project is being helmed by Grammy-winning producer Matt Hyde, best known for his work with Slayer and Monster Magnet. More...
The 69 Eyes has posted the following message online:
"Jyrki (vocals) will appear on a new reality show called Gone Fishing! The site will be officially launched on January 15th, but you can take a sneak peek now and leave a comment for Jyrki!
"Be sure to watch the trailer, it is amazing. See a softer side of our favorite Helsinki Vampire!"
Read the full article at GoneFishingShow.com.
NOVEMBRE, who recently parted company with bassist Luca Giovagnoli, has announced his replacement, Valerio Di Lella on bass duties. Valerio was already the band's live sound engineer for years, and singer of death metal band GRIMNESS.
In Valerio's own words:
"I'm so thrilled to join this band, as being always on the road with them as a soundguy had made me one of them anyways. Moreover, we totally share the same musical tastes and I'm so digging the new songs which are taking shape these days"
The band has just started the writing sessions for their next studio album.
Meanwhile, the "Classica" re-release is going to be supported by an extensive European tour with TIAMAT and THE 69 EYES in February and March 2009. Here are the tour dates: More...
Prior to the release of their upcoming third album "Blood of Bacchus", Portuguese doom metallers AVA INFERI will embark for a European tour with no less than TIAMAT, THE 69 EYES and SCREAM SILENCE on the HELLHOUNDS FEST 2009 tour next February. See the dates below. More...
The 69 Eyes will release a box set called Goth'N'Roll in Finland for Halloween 2008. The box set will contain three CDs and one DVD.
Goth'N'Roll documents The 69 Eyes' period from 1998 to 2003 when the band broke into the mainstream success in Finland.
Blessed Be and Paris Kills are considered the band's classic gothic rock albums by fans and both albums are here remastered with bonus tracks. The DVD is the same period's Helsinki Vampires also remastered including live show at Tavastia, Helsinki from 2002, all the videos, extras and also a never-before-released documentary Bat Habit from the same period. More...