Finnish gothic/glam goo-goo mucks THE 69 EYES unveil an official video for the title track of their upcoming studio album, »Death Of Darkness« which is due out on April 21st, 2023 via Atomic Fire Records (worldwide excl.
Finland where it will be released by Vallila Music House), while in US the physical versions will be available on May 5th, 2023.
With an eclectic penchant for morbidity, glamour, sex and the supernatural, they embody both the foggy essence of Nordic gothic rock and the lusty decadence of Sunset Strip. Celebrating this unholy union with a love song to the darkness in all of us, the band sound classy, sexy, raunchy, and dramatic more than ever.
“‘Death Of Darkness’ is a song about love. Love leads us to the light. Very simple. It sounds like written some 25 years ago. It’s melancholic goth rock like we knew it in 2001!” states front-man Jyrki 69.
Watch the official video now, below.
Stream/purchase ‘Death Of Darkness’: https://the69eyes.afr.link/deathsinglePR
With the irresistible first single, ‘Drive,’ already being released in April 2022, THE 69 EYES found a whole new approach to creating albums. “We wanted to spread our gospel further and further,”Helsinki vampire Jyrki 69 says.
The main motivation of this band is to keep going, to please our loyal fanbase and to expand our audience. That’s why we released our first new single while we were still in the middle of working on the album.
It’s a new approach for us, releasing a string of singles before we even announced the album. It kept everything really fresh and exciting and kept us on our toes which was a great motivator behind writing a killer album.”
»Death Of Darkness« was recorded and produced by Erno Laitinen at Inkfish Studios in Helsinki. Miles Walker took care of the mixing at Westside Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA alongside with Erno Laitinen while mastering duties were handled by Tom Baker.
The artwork was created by the UK artist Adrian Baxter (PARADISE LOST, THE HALO EFFECT, MAYHEM, SCHAMMASCH, a.o.).
»Death Of Darkness« will be available in the following formats:
– LP in sleeve (blue-clear)
– LP in sleeve (blood-red marbled)
»Death Of Darkness« – Track Listing:
01. Death Of Darkness
03. Gotta Rock
04. This Murder Takes Two [feat. Kat Von D]
06. Call Me Snake
07. Dying In The Night
08. Something Real
Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice, pre-save it on your favorite DSP or pre-order it digitally now, here: https://the69eyes.afr.link/deathofdarknessPR
Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Death Of Darkness’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify: https://afr.link/spotifynewreleasesPR
Next week, THE 69 EYES will finally hit the road again: kicking off in Frankfurt on March 7th, their »Gotta Rock« 2023 European tour will lead Helsinki‘s longest serving gothic rock vampires to many other cities across the continent.
THE 69 EYES live:
Tickets & more dates:www.69eyes.com
»Gotta Rock« – European Tour 2023
Gotta Rock« – USA Tour 2023
w/ PRETTY BOY FLOYD
Widely known as the Helsinki Vampires, the quintet gained several platinum albums with »Blessed Be« and »Paris Kills« and not only reached #1 of the single and album charts in their home country of Finland, but also plunged the world into a sinful cosmos of love, death and melancholy, while outliving any other band emerging from the goth hype of the early 2000s.
By developing their sound further into sleaze rock on »Devils« (2004) and »Angels« (2007) and not shying away from pitch black Elvis allusions in singer Jyrki 69‘s dark voice and unique onstage dance moves, the band have established a worldwide following. Over the course of over three decades, the band have toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia and Australia and released 12 full-length studio albums.
Sprawling across ten lavishly dark, effortlessly cool songs, their 13th record, »Death Of Darkness« is one of their most flawless, most consistent – bearing a title that’s of course both stylish and symbolic. Just like their music. 2023 is a far cry from the early days of the new millennium when gothic rock bands emerged from every graveyard and Finnish vampires stormed the charts around the world.
However, the spirit of a world-class record like »Death Of Darkness,« the sheer passion and the enticing mystery, the suspense, and the smirk, are still very much alive.
THE 69 EYES are:
Jyrki 69 | lead vocals
Bazie | lead guitar, backing vocals
Timo Timo | guitar
Archzie | bass, backing vocals
Jussi 69 | drums
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