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The 69 Eyes

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

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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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Ava Inferi Announce Hellhounds Fest Tour

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...

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The 69 Eyes Announces Box Set Release

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...

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The 69 Eyes Announces 2009 Tour

Finland based rockers The 69 Eyes have announced that they will be heading out on a European trek next february with support coming from Tiamat.

The initial tour dates are as follows:

February
10 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany
11 - Columbia - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
12 - Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau, Germany
13 - TBA - Warsaw, Poland
14 - TBA - Krakow, Poland
15 - Abaton - Praha, Czech Republic
17 - Petofi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
18 - Backstage - Munchen, Germany
19 - Szene - Vienna, Austria
20 - Estragon tbc - Bologna, Italy
21 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
22 - Espace Julien - Marseille, France
24 - Razmataz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
25 - Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany
27 - Biebob Vosselaar, Belgium
28 - Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Holland

March
1 - La Locomotive - Paris, France
2 - Electric Ballroom - London, England

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The 69 Eyes Releases Festival Appearances

The 69 Eyes have released the following summer festival dates:

06/08 - Open Air Festival Chayka, Kiev, Ukraine
06/14 - Myötätuulirock, Vantaa, Finland
06/20 - Himos Festival, Jämsä, Finland
06/21 - RMJ2008, Pori, Finland
06/28 - Peace & Love Festival, Borlänge, Sweden
07/05 - Ruisrock, Turku, Finland
07/06 - Simerock, Rovaniemi, Finland
07/10 - Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
07/12 - Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj-Rakamaz, Hungary
07/18 - Wanaja Festival, Hämeenlinna, Finland
07/19 - Rockperry, Vaasa, Finland
08/08 - Summer Darkness, Utrecht, NL
08/09 - Jyväskylä Rockfestival, Jyväskylä, Finland
08/23 - Finfest 2008, Bratislava, Slovakia

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The 69 Eyes To Release Live Album

Finland's THE 69 EYES have issued the following update:

"It's a time to wish all of you a very merry Xmas and a happy new year!!! 2007 was a very busy and successful year for The 69 Eyes - but it's getting better all the time...

The 69 Eyes will start the year 2008 by releasing their first ever live album on January 16th. Hollywood Kills - Live At The Whisky A Go Go comes out through Virgin Finland. The tracklist is as follows: Introduction by Bam Margera, 'Devils', 'Don't Turn Your Back On Fear', 'Betty Blue', 'Christina Death', 'Crashing High', 'The Chair', 'Hevioso', 'Feel Berlin', 'Gothic Girl', 'Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams', 'Sister Of Charity', 'Dance d'Amour', 'Framed In Blood', 'Lost Boys', 'I Just Want To Have Something To Do', 'Brandon Lee'.

The UK tour with WITHIN TEMPTATION was GREAT! Thank you UK fans for supporting us and also a warm, bloody welcome for newcomers who saw The 69 Eyes for the very first time!!! And most of all: thank you Within Temptation & crew!!!

Caroline Records has released a deluxe limited edition Angels and Devils double disc set plus DVD in the US. MTV Headbanger's Ball has also taken 'Never Say Die' for airplay now. Get your 69 Eyes merch for 2008 order your 69 stuff from our webstores in USA or Europe!!!

The latest single release from the album is a gothic masterpiece 'Ghost' featuring APOCALYPTICA. The CD single also includes 'Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams' (2007 version) and the video of 'Never Say Die'.

The 69 Eyes' new album, Angels, was released in the UK by Albert Productions. The UK version includes the both video singles. The 69 Eyes was also featured in various British mags like Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Big Cheese and Rock Sound in June/July/August issues. The album is out through Virgin/EMI elsewhere in Europe, through Caroline Records in the USA and through Toshiba/EMI in Japan. The album is an Opendisc with a link to bonus material.

Angels has gone well over gold in Finland. It went straight to #1 on the Finnish album charts on its first week after release. Earlier 'Perfect Skin', the first single release from the album, entered also number one on the singles chart. The next single 'Never Say Die' was also for a long in the top 10 of the most played songs in the Finnish national radio airplay charts (#4, 16/2007). All 69 Eyes albums and the DVD Helsinki Vampires since 2000's Blessed Be have gone gold in Finland, Paris Kills and Devils also platinum.

Angels was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa and Johnny Lee Michaels - the same infamous team that brought you Devils. The first single pick from the album was 'Perfect Skin' - the video was directed by Ralf Strathmann and filmed in Hollywood in the mid October 2006. The commercial release of the single was January/February 2007. The additional tracks on the single are live versions of 'Devils', 'Christina Death' and 'I Just Want to Have Something To Do' (orig. by the RAMONES) recorded at Whisky a Go-Go in Hollywood in March 2006. The single is an Opendisc with a link to bonus material.

The second single is 'Never Say Die' - the video which includes a whole bunch of The 69 Eyes' Hollywood-inner-circle party people as well as MySpace's world famous sleaze queen Forbidden was also directed by Ralf Strathmann and filmed around L.A. in January 2007. You can watch the both videos on The 69 Eyes official MySpace! The commercially released single also includes a B-side 'Only Fools Don't Fall Once More'.

In the US "Angels" is released by legendary Caroline Records. The label that once brought you Misfits, White Zombie and Smashing Pumpkins. Caroline also re-released "Devils" with bonus tracks as a part of the earlier mentioned Angels & Devils deluxe package in the US in Halloween 2007.

Yet another legendary label Cleopatra Records has now released the entire 69 Eyes' back catalogue in the USA: Framed In Blood- The Very Blessed Of... compilation CD, Helsinki Vampires DVD and the rest of the classic 69 albums are already out!!! The most recent Cleopatra 69 release is a 12" picture disc version of Framed In Blood and both 'Gothic Girl' and 'Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams' 7"s - only on vinyl, fetish baby!

The 69 Eyes did their 2nd US tour this year in July, now headlining, the tour was entitled Angels Love Devils with WEDNESDAY 13, NIGHHT KILLS THE DAY and FAIR TO MIDLAND on the bill. FANGS to all bands and angels & devils involved - see you soon America...

Meanwhile: don't forget to check out Jyrki's comic book Zombie Love and Ville Juurikkala's photobook Route 69! Both available limitedly at the shows and through mail order.

Keep your eyes on also The 69 Eyes official MySpace for updates!"

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Viva La Bands Vol 2 Complete Tracklisting Revealed

Bam Margera has made it his mission to expose an entire generation of his peers to some original high-energy music through his VIVA LA BANDS album and tour series. Brought to you by Ferret Music and Filthy Note Records, VIVA LA BANDS, VOL. 2 will hit stores on September 4, 2007.

The CD features exclusive tracks, written and recorded for the CD/DVD combo from some of Bam’s favorite acts like CLUTCH, IN FLAMES, CKY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, VIKING SKULL and VAINS OF JENNA. A US-exclusive track from SHINY TOY GUNS and music from other faves like GWAR, THE SOUNDS, DIMMU BORGIR and KILL HANNAH also appears on the killer compilation. The full track listing for the 20-song album is displayed below.

Bam is as excited for the release as fans around the world will be… "I’m so fucking psyched that some of my favorite bands recorded exclusive songs this time around! Clutch and In Flames fucking rock and my brother Jess did a sick CKY remix. Obviously The Sounds are one of my favorite bands - my wife even insisted that they play our wedding. I also sent the first band I signed, Vains of Jenna, into the studio to record a new track for the record.”

The DVD component to this release contains almost an hour of never-before-seen Bam footage – a must-have for the ‘Jackass generation!’ Revealing what makes the DVD special, Bam adds “I’m finding some of my best, unused footage for the DVD. Everyone keeps asking me for a CKY5 but I think this DVD might be the closest thing to that!"

Viva La Bands’ companion tour will be taking out some of Bam’s favorite acts and is estimated to visit over 20 cities in the USA beginning in October 2007. Fans can also expect to see Bam and his friends at select shows.

Here is the complete VIVA LA BANDS, VOLUME 2 TRACK LISTING: More...

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Night Kills The Day On Tour w/ The 69 Eyes, FTM

The New York-based four-piece Night Kills The Day released their full length debut The Study Of Man April 10 via the NYC indie Score Records. Filled with highlights such as the anthemic first single “Dive,” the electro-pop “Rainbows in N.Y.C.” and the danceable “Enjoy The Ride” The Study of Man… is now impacting specialty radio. The bands wide range of influences are neatly packaged into their own unique sound that translates into a dynamic and energized live show.

Produced by Joe Blaney--noted for his engineering work with the Ramones and Keith Richards as well as his efforts on the Clash albums Combat Rock and This is Radio Clash--the album is garnering critical praise:

Night Kills the Day are currently on tour with The 69 Eyes, from Finland, hitting one night in Los Angeles, then moving to Texas and down to the Southeast part of the country. On this leg they are also being joined by Fair to Midland and Wednesday 13. As soon as this leg of the tour ends (July 10th) they will be headed back to the West Coast where they will be joined by Aiden and >From Autumn To Ashes. West Coast dates coming soon.

Tour Dates
Upcoming Shows with The 69 Eyes, Fair to Midland and Wednesday 13
Jun 28 2007 7:00P Slim's (w/ The 69 Eyes) San Francisco, CA
Jun 29 2007 6:00P Galaxy Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Santa Ana, CA
Jun 30 2007 7:00P El Rey Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Los Angeles, CA
Jul 2 2007 7:00P House Of Blues (w/ The 69 Eyes) Dallas, TX
Jul 3 2007 8:00P Meridian (w/ The 69 Eyes) Houston, TX
Jul 5 2007 6:00P Revolution (w/ The 69 Eyes) Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jul 6 2007 6:30P House Of Blues (w/ The 69 Eyes) Lake Buena Vista, FL
Jul 7 2007 6:30P Roxy Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Atlanta, GA
Jul 9 2007 7:00P The Recher Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Towson, MD
Jul 10 2007 7:00P Theatre Of Living Arts (w/ The 69 Eyes) Philadelphia, PA

West Coast dates with Aidan and From Autumn To Ashes coming soon.

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The 69 Eyes To Tour w/ Wednesday 13

Caroline Records' Finnish five piece, raucous rockers The 69 Eyes, are bringing even more material from their album, ANGELS, to the American masses. The band touched down in the USA with Cradle of Filth earlier this year, have dominated Europe and now are set to return to the states.

The 69 Eyes - Jyrki 69 (Vocals), Bazie (Guitar), Timo-Timo (Guitar), Archzie (Bass) and Jussi 69 (Drums) - also known as the Helsinki Vampires, infuse a gothic vibe and an edginess to some stunning Sunset Strip rock.

The 69 Eyes will be hitting the road with Wednesday 13, Night Kills The Day and Fair To Midland. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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3 Inches of Blood Miss Denver Show Due To Van

3 Inches of Blood's tour van broke down in Chicago and the band won't be making it to Denver for tonight's show. Cradle of Filth and The 69 Eyes will perform as expected, and 3IOB is expected to rejoin the tour in Edmonton, on Thursday, February 8th.

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3 Inches Of Blood Feel Dirty Around Goths

Chart Attack reports: Vancouver's 3 Inches Of Blood — currently on the road in support of fellow black metal behemoths Cradle Of Filth and Finnish glamsters The 69 Eyes — are clearly the black sheep of the tour.

"We feel like a bunch of dirt bags next to all of these goth people," jokes vocalist Jamie Hooper while navigating the wilds of Vermont in a van with a broken-down heater. "We have to up the quotient of PVC and eyeliner in the band... there are certainly a lot of leather pants on this tour."

Oddballs or not, 3 Inches Of Blood have received rave reviews nightly by pummelling the audience with a raging Judas Priest-meets-Slayer attack entirely unlike 69 Eyes and their H.I.M.-inspired low-key metal. Hooper and crew are still modestly shocked by the praise though.

"People come up to us and say that they just came to see us. It's flattering to hear people say that they spent all of this money on a ticket and then leave before Cradle Of Filth, but it proves we're doing something right."

Utilizing the tour as a means of introducing the world to tertiary effort Fire Up The Blades (Roadrunner), due out on May, 3 Inches are reinvigorated by a new lineup featuring guitarists Shane Clark and Justin Hagberg, bassist Nick Cates and drummer Alexei Rodriguez. Hooper and fellow longtime vocalist Cam Pipes are audibly excited about their input on the 10 songs that encompass Fire Up The Blades.

"We were nervous at first because all the musicians on the records are different from those on [2004's] Advance And Vanquish. We were wondering if we were gonna still sound like 3 Inches Of Blood. It doesn't… it's better. We've picked up the pace on some songs, so it's thrashier, with more double-kick, but also some laid-back rock songs. The fast songs are more pummelling than they used to be. We've been listening to too much black metal over the years, if there is such a thing."

While stepped up in ferocity, Hooper assures fans that the typical 3 Inches Of Blood topics of post-apocalyptic scenarios and beer-drinkin' are still prevalent. The album is completed aside from final artwork, and the band will tend to their own headlining tour once the stint with Cradle Of Filth winds down in late March. For now, though, they'll have to stick to opening slots.

"It doesn't matter as long as we're playing," says Hooper. "It's weird and refreshing to get back out on the road playing every night.

"When you're in the studio not playing shows for a couple of months, you're like, 'What the hell? Wasn't there something I was supposed to be doing tonight?' Not only that, but it seems like everyone in the band has a side project too… stuff like lounge music. After a few weeks of that, you're like, 'Fuck, I've gotta play some metal!'"

Here are remaining 3 Inches Of Blood's Canadian tour dates with Cradle Of Filth and 69 Eyes:

Feb. 8 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
Feb. 9 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
Feb. 10 Kelowna, BC @ The Well
Feb. 11 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

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3 Inches Of Blood Name New Album

Vancouver, Canada's inimitable 3 Inches of Blood have settled on the title of their forthcoming third album, and the winner is...

FIRE UP THE BLADES

The sextet is currently working on said disc with Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison acting as producer, and you can get a taste of their efforts via this DEMO of new track, "Goatrider's Horde."

You can catch 3 Inches of Blood on tour throughout January and February alongside Cradle of Filth and The 69 Eyes.

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Cradle Of Filth Announce N. A. Tour Dates

Cradle Of Filth are set to team up with Finland's The 69 Eyes for a North American tour in January/February.

Confirmed tour dates so far are as follows: More...

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Cradle of Filth To Tour With The 69 Eyes

CRADLE OF FILTH and THE 69 EYES will be hitting the road together in early 2007. Dates and venues are TBA.

The latter was originally scheduled to tour with LACUNA COIL this Fall, but the tour fell through due to the Italian rockers opting for a short East Coast only tour with IN FLAMES instead.

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Lacuna Coil Announce US Tour Dates

Lacuna Coil have announced the initial dates of their upcoming U.S tour featuring 69 Eyes, Soil, and 36 Crazyfists:

November 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 17 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon
November 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
November 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Th./Church
November 25 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater


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The 69 Eyes 'Devils' Listening Party

AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for The 69 Eyes' new album 'Devils', released getting a domestic release on Tuesday (October 25). You can listen to the album in full here.

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H.I.M. To Headline End of Year Festival

H.I.M. are to headline a three-day festival at the end of 2005 at the Tavastia/Semifinal clubs in Helsinki. This will happen from December 29-31. Also on the bill are The 69 Eyes, Negative, Charon, Bloodpit, Sunride, Deep Insight and Bleak. Tickets will be available from September 19 at this location.

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Watch The 69 Eyes' 'Devils' Video Online

The 69 Eyes are out with the video to their new single 'Devils'. You can watch it online at MTVE.com and check out 'Rockumentary: Making of Devils' at the band's official website, 69eyes.com.

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H.I.M., Apocalyptica To Play Finnish Benefit Gig

H.I.M., THE RASMUS, APOCALYPTICA, NEGATIVE and THE 69 EYES, in cooperation with the Finnish Red Cross, will stage a benefit concert for the victims of the Asian earthquake/tsunami disaster at Helsinki's 12,000-seater Hartwall Arena on Monday, January 17. The concert will starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are priced at 30 euros. Tickets will go on sale through Lippupalvelu at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11. There is no age limit.

Finland's YLE X national radio will broadcast the concert live starting at 7:00 p.m. YLE TV2 will do a two-hour special of the event to be broadcast on Sunday, January 23 at 7:15 p.m. and repeated the following Monday on TV2.

Hartwall Arena, RMC Light & Sound and RGB are among the many parties providing facilities and services for free and all income from the show will be channeled, without deductions, to the victims of the Asian disaster.

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The 69 Eyes Drummer Hospitalized, Gigs Postponed

Finnish Gothic rockers THE 69 EYES have posted the following message:

"Only after the first show of the Devils tour The 69 Eyes drummer Jussi 69 was rushed to the hospital in Porvoo and later taken by ambulance to Helsinki: his appendix perforated and was later removed.

Mr.69 is now recovering but will be on the sick leave for a couple of weeks. The 69 Eyes has postponed this weekend's and Stockholm shows but will continue the tour from Savonlinna on Friday, December 3rd.

Please notice also the very first 69 Eyes show in 2005: 1.1.2005 at Tavastia, Helsinki! “

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The 69 Eyes New Album Track Listing Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers The 69 Eyes have revealed the track listing of their new album, entitled "Devils", tentatively due this fall through EMI/Virgin Records.

The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., Moonspell, Sentenced) and Johnny Lee Michaels and will be preceded by a single containing the album's title cut.

"We worked for about one and a half years on this record [between songwriting and recording]," singer Jyrki 69 told Finland's Sonera Plaza Kaista. "I sometimes felt like the sessions were never going to be completed. But now, when I listen to the final result, I've gotta say that I'm totally satisfied and so happy! Whenever I think of our previous releases, there are always some little things I don't like about them, but 'Devils' is perfect record, in my opinion."

With regards to the album title, Jyrki said, "'Devils' is great title for a rock 'n' roll record, but no one has ever used it. And with 'devils,' we don't necessarily mean that goat-headed figure' [that most people think of when they hear the word] — our 'devils' refers to something else... It can mean, for example, the guys in this band."

"Devils" track listing:

01. Devils
02. Feel Berlin
03. Nothing on You
04. Sister of Charity
05. Lost Boys
06. Jimmy
07. August Moon
08. Beneath the Blue
09. Christina Death
10. Hevioso
11. Only You Can Save Me

THE 69 EYES Finnish tour dates:

Nov. 25 - Pori, FIN @ Bar Kino
Nov. 26 - Seinäjoki, FIN @ Duuni
Nov. 27 - Seinäjoki, FIN @ Duuni
Dec. 03 - Savonlinna, FIN @ Savonlinnasali
Dec. 04 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone
Dec. 10 - Vaasa, FIN @ Hullupullo
Dec. 11 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia
Dec. 16 - Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko
Dec. 17 - Kuopio, FIN @ Hotelli Puijonsarvi
Dec. 18 - Alavus, FIN @ Alavuden Nuorisoseura
Dec. 31 - Turku, FIN @ Caribia, 994-halli
Jan. 21 - Lahti, FIN @ Finlandia -Club /Sibeliustalo
Jan. 22 - Kurikka, FIN @ Mietaan NS
Jan. 28 - Kouvola, FIN @ Night Club Riviera
Jan. 29 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi

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