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Out This Friday! THE 69 EYES – Death Of Darkness

The 69 Eyes
Death Of Darkness

Release date: Friday, April 21st 2023

1.Death Of Darkness
2. Drive
3. Gotta Rock
4.This Murder Takes Two
6.Call Me Snake
7.Dying In The Night
8.Something Real
9. Sundown

Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES arise from their crypt announcing their new studio album titled Death Of Darkness. The record will see the light of the day on April 21st via Atomic Fire Records worldwide, excluding Finland where it will be released by Vallila Music House. Physical versions will be available in the US on May 5th.

Comments THE 69 EYES’ frontman Jyrki 69, “We started to make this album single by single, releasing first singles then an EP and now eventually the whole album. The method kept everything fresh and us on our toes while recording and writing new music. Our main aim was to get THE 69 EYESback to the Finland’s airwaves. Our music is still on the radio but over fifteen-year-old classics. How about new ones? The first single, ‘Drive,’ made this happen and we hit the jackpot here in Finland by being a part of Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzertmainstream TV music show format! Now THE 69 EYES are back in the spotlight and Finland’s top rock band is playing sold-out shows.”

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, Georgia 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).

Death Of Darkness will be available in the following the formats:
– Digipak CD
– Blue-Clear vinyl
– Blood Red Marbled vinyl
– Digital

Preorder the album in the physical format of your choice or pre-save it on your favorite DSP at:

THE 69 EYES w/ Pretty Boy Floyd:
5/05/2023 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/06/2023 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA * No Pretty Boy Floyd
5/07/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/09/2023 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
5/10/2023 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
5/12/2023 The Ranch House – Reno, NV
5/13/2023 Sick New World Fest – Las Vegas, NV * No Pretty Boy Floyd (SOLD OUT)

Widely known as the Helsinki Vampires, THE 69 EYES 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 has established a worldwide following. Over the course of over three decades, the band has toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia, and Australia and released twelve full-length studio albums

Sprawling across ten lavishly dark, effortlessly cool songs, THE 69 EYES‘ thirteenth 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.

Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

By Metal Lair

Propter Music Connoisseur, music for refined taste.

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