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THE 69 EYES: Gotta Rock USA Tour To Commence This Friday; Death Of Darkness Full-Length Out Now On Atomic Fire Records

Photo by Anabel DFlux

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

Following an extremely successful tour through mainland Europe and their home country, Helsinki’s favorite vampires, THE 69 EYES, will return to US stages this Friday! The week-long Gotta Rock USA Tour will commence on May 5th in Mesa, Arizona at The Nile Theater and run through May 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada at the sold-out Sick New World Fest. Support will be provided by Pretty Boy Floyd on select dates. Find tickets and more at

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

THE 69 EYES will be touring in support of their stunning thirteenth studio album, Death Of Darkness, released last month via Atomic Fire Records. Delivering ten lavishly dark, effortlessly cool tracks, Death Of Darknessstands among the band’s most flawless and consistent offerings bearing a title that, much like the music contained within, is both stylish and symbolic. 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.

Order Death Of Darkness in the physical format of your choice, stream it, or get it digitally now at THIS LOCATION

View the band’s previously released videos for the record’s title track HERE, “Drive” HERE, “California” HERE, and “This Murder Takes Two [Feat. Kat Von D] HERE.

THE 69 EYES earned platinum status with the albums Blessed Be (2000) and Paris Kills (2022) 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 more than three decades, the band has toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia, and Australia and released twelve full-length studio albums.

“Jyrki’s apocalyptic croak is simply one of the goth voices of our time, and he thrives here inspired by another colossal chorus as ghostly piano figures are skillfully threaded through a wall of big, arena-sized riffs. It sounds huge and authoritative because it is.” — Blabbermouth

“Death Of Darkness has an interesting duality to it, encompassing both the gloomy side you would expect from the Helsinki vampires, but also brightening up and paying homage to the more glam side of the band. There are plenty of shadows to darken your doorway, but moments of unabashed heaviness. 30 years into their career, THE 69 EYES definitely know how to craft an engaging album.” — Knotfest

“Death Of Darkness shows the mature progression the band have reached after all this time and they still all look drop dead gorgeous!” — Scene Point Blank

“The group’s sound meshes the worlds of Hollywood – parts of album number 13 were written at the Sunset Marquis hotel – and Nordic gothic hard rock. It’s akin to a glam metal all-star band jamming with Sentenced, and finding common musical ground. Or perhaps a mutual fondness for the morbid, glamour, sex and the supernatural. As a result, there are earworms, but also plenty of brooding.” — Heavy Music Headquarters

“This is the definition of Gothic Rock with a positive vibe, and I do not give a damn if this sounds contradictory.” — Metal Kaoz

“As THE 69 EYES reach another crucial milestone still driven by genuine passion Death Of Darkness delivers a simply addictive collection of gothic rock anthems that make you wanna dance in a graveyard under the moonlight.” — The Offering


By Metal Lair

Propter Music Connoisseur, music for refined taste.

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