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THE 69 EYES To Release Second Graphic Novel At FANGTASIA III

VIA: Blabbermouth.net


This summer, gothic boutique publisher Seraphemera Books & Music will continue to reveal more of the history from Helsinki, Finland-based gothic metallers THE 69 EYES in the second part of the three-part series The 69 Eyes: Helsinki Vampires. The second issue of the trilogy will premiere on July 20 in New Orleans at Fangtasia III — the yearly summer vampire event co-produced by THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki 69 and series co-writer Kurt Amacker. Continue reading THE 69 EYES To Release Second Graphic Novel At FANGTASIA III

THE 69 EYES Interviewed By O2 ACADEMY TV (Video)

O2 Academy TV recently conducted an interview with Helsinki, Finland gothic metallers THE 69 EYES. You can now watch the chat below.

THE 69 EYES released a digital EP, “Love Runs Away”, via iTunes on February 1. The effort includes two previously unreleased bonus songs, “Rosary Blue” and “Dracula’s Castle”.

“Love Runs Away” EP track listing:

01. Love Runs Away
02. Rosary Blue (feat. Kat Von D) (edit)
03. Dracula’s Castle

“Love Runs Away”, the third single and opening track of THE 69 EYES‘ latest album, “X”, which came out last September, has by now already become a live favorite with its pure rocking metal riffs and a chorus with a bulletproof hook line. Singer Jyrki69 comments: “This is the most obvious single track from the album and already works great on stage, so it’s about time to release it as a proper single!”

The larger-than-life ballad duet “Rosary Blue” on which Jyrki69 is accompanied by world-famous tattoo artist and “L.A. Ink” star Kat Von D is the first of two never-before-heard bonus tracks. Jyrki69 says: “We’ve known each other for some years and since Kat is also starting to make music, I thought it would be interesting to have her on board. The song is amazing and with her help, it turned out even more magical — it’s like our own ‘Stairway to Heaven’.”

The final track, “Dracula’s Castle”, is at least equally interesting, as it can be considered pure rockabilly — or rather gothabilly! Jyrki69 shares its background: “THE FUZZTONES is one of my all-time favorite bands and I’ve got to know their leader Rudi Protrudi a bit. We wrote this track with him in Berlin one night before our show and he actually even sings backing vocals on it. Words can’t describe the feeling of making music with your own idol — I still can’t believe it! The song is like a Scooby Doo-on-acid-by-Halloween kind of gothabilly track. Should be a radio hit too by any standards!”

THE 69 EYES – Tour Dates For Russia And Scandinavia Announced

Helsinki vampires THE 69 EYES, whose most recent album, X, was released on September 28th, 2012 issued the digital Love Runs Away EP – including two previously unreleased bonus songs – via iTunes on February 1st. It was released during the first leg of an ongoing European tour.

Frontman Jyrki69 has checked in with the following update:

“Thanks again for the latest dear vampires – you really made the first part of our European tour the best ever! I truly think that The 69 Eyes are at our best right now; the set, shows, fans, parties, just everything! But it ain’t over baby, the next we’ll come to Russia and for a little Scandinavian tour (w/ Baby Jane):

1 – St.Petersburg, Russia – Milk Club
2 – Moscow, Russia – Milk Club
6 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
7 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Lions & Barrels
8 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
9 – Malmö, Sweden – KB
10 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee

So, get down and dirty, meet ya at the front row!”

More dates will be announced soon.

The 69 Eyes recently released the video for the single, ‘Borderline’, which was produced by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, KAMELOT) over in New Orleans. The song comes off the band’s most recent album, X.

Singer Jyrki69 commented about the clip recently: “My favorite music videos are basically all ELVIS movies. What else you need: good music, beautiful girls and exciting location. When it comes to darkness, I think DANZIG has got it in the way I love it – always seductive vixens involved.

To make a video for ‘Borderline’, we thought to keep those mysterious “black widows” from our previous ‘Red’ video there to continue the story. And naturally to have all that fantasy elements of New Orleans and Louisiana there as well. Elvis ’56 photos, his movie King Creole, Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, True Blood – those were basically the links and ideas I gave to director Patric Ullaeus.

Needless to tell that he truly got all this and make this video just a modern day cult movie masterpiece. It looks like my comics (if you ever seen them) and all above! Oh, did I ever mention that Russ Meyer’s Beyond The Valley Of the Dolls is also my all time favorites…

Lords Chaz and Eric with legendary DJ Swamp, Southern belles Missus Praline, Athena, Heather and Perle, Mr. Mike Gunn and so on – there’s all these true cult stars who make this one so unique and special. With the Helsinki Vampires of course.

The 69 Eyes’ new album, X, entered the official German Media Control charts at #47. The album entered the album charts in their homeland of Finland at #4.