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THE 69 EYES – Gotta Rock US Tour Announced – Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES will return to Western US stages this Spring! The week-long Gotta Rock US Tour will commence on May 5th in Phoenix, Arizona at The Nile Theater and run through May 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sick New World Fest. Support will be provided by Pretty Boy Floyd on select dates. Alongside some classics, fans can expect to hear tracks taken from THE 69 EYES’ long-awaited new album, to be released later this year via Atomic Fire Records. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th. See all confirmed dates below.

THE 69 EYES w/ Pretty Boy Floyd:

5/05/2023 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]

5/06/2023 The Whisky – Los Angeles, {tickets] *

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, CA [tickets]

5/12/2023 The Ranch House – Reno, NV [tickets]

5/13/2023 Sick New World Fest – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] *

* No Pretty Boy Floyd

Recently, THE 69 EYES released the single “Gotta Rock” – a cover from the famous Finnish hard rock band Boycott that released the rock anthem in the late ‘80s. Stream or download THE 69 EYES’ rendition of Boycott’s “Gotta Rock” at THIS LOCATION.

Further info on the new album from THE 69 EYES will follow in the weeks to come. In the meantime, check out the band’s Drive EP HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT Releases Duet With SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA “Remember To Breathe”

Posted in gothic, gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

“Remember To Breathe” is the latest magical offering from LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT. Featuring a duet with SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA and Mustis on piano, the new release delivers an epic and heavy sound, setting the stage for SCHOOLCRAFT to take her solo work to the next level in 2023.

LINDSAY comments: “This one is rather special because it’s the result of community. Community of musicians and community of fans.

The track was originally something I orchestrated that didn’t make a cut a few years back. But I love how on Patreon I can just throw up my lost demos and the community there decides what path I go down next.

I definitely have not been on the heavy train much the past few years, but it was time to change that. The minute I came across this demo I knew it had to be another duet with the one and only Sarah Jezebel Deva and along the way the lovely and talented Mustis lended his piano talents (I’m still over the moon about that). I also couldn’t have done it without the super talented team that came on board.”

Additional Credits:
Guitars and Drums: Fabian Daniel
Bass: Håkon Didriksen
Additional Orchestration: Chris Caouette
Mixing and Mastering: Tyler Williams
Artwork: Effy Gold

Join LINDSAY’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lindsayschoolcraft

Source: C Squared Music

THE 69 EYES – New Single “Gotta Rock” Now Playing!

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES are unstoppable at the moment and have returned with yet another new song “Gotta Rock” – the first to come off their upcoming, as-yet-untitled new full-length slated to drop in early 2023.

“Gotta Rock” lives up to its name. THE 69 EYES version of the track initially premiered on Vain Elämää, the biggest Finnish TV primetime show, in which you could watch singer Jyrki 69 staying in a castle with seven other artists who performed each other’s songs during their time together. “Gotta Rock” is a cover from the famous Finnish hard rock band Boycott that released the rock anthem in the late ‘80s.

For this remake, THE 69 EYES received some famous help, as Jyrki 69 explains, “The Finnish classic rock band Boycott was one of our favorites in the ‘80s when we [started] THE 69 EYES. Due to the Finnish music TV program that I was recently featured in, we finally had a reason to make our own, more gothic rock sounding cover of Boycott’s ultimate classic smash hit ‘Gotta Rock.’ Die Krupps’ Jürgen Engler helped us to arrange it into this darkened mode!”

Stream or download THE 69 EYES’ rendition of Boycott’s “Gotta Rock” at THIS LOCATION.

Photo by Marek Sabogal

Further info on the new album from THE 69 EYES will follow very soon. In the meantime, you can still get the limited edition Drive EP, cut in the shape of a steering wheel exclusively handcrafted by Night Of The Vinyl Dead, HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

THE EFFIGY – Releases New Single “One With My Enemy”

Posted in gothic, gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy, cinematic gothic artist, THE EFFIGY has released a lyric video for their new single “One With My Enemy”. The single is also out today on all streaming platforms. Portraying a dark and profound narrative of emotional abuse, THE EFFIGY creates dynamic musical arrangements to convey the spiraling torment experienced by the track’s protagonist.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/e5poAh4GDgo

Influenced by the likes of GARBAGE, JOY DIVISION, EVANESCENCE, and KEANE, and thematically inspired by gothic and folk imagery, along with mythology, THE EFFIGY‘s music is a cinematic array of eclectic styles. Following their previous single “Cindersun”, which draws from Ancient Greek mythology, telling the tale of Icarus and the Sun who are framed as two lovers forever at odds, “One With My Enemy” exhibits another side to their music. Fusing delicate piano melodies, with heavy guitars and synths evoking a nod to the early noughties, a gothic through-line underpins the track. THE EFFIGY‘s vocals deliver both a soft intimate tone and powerful soaring lyrics that aptly reflect the intensifying mood of the song.

“One With My Enemy” once again showcases THE EFFIGY’s flair for catchy hooks and impressive compositions. The single conducts a compelling journey that gradually builds as the narrative progresses. Become enamored with THE EFFIGY’s striking sound.

Credits:
Effy Gold – Lyrics, Vocals, Composition

Other:
Andrew Noe – Guitars, Production, Mixing
Francesco Petrel – Mastering

Bandcamp: https://theeffigymusic.bandcamp.com/
YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCRpqFdAKDjfuY58WfOC_jYA

Source: C Squared Music

THE 69 EYES – Helsinki Vampires Unleash Dark New Summer Single “Call Me Snake” – Preorders For “Drive” Limited Vinyl EP Now Available

Posted in gothic metal, gothic metal bands, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

After twelve studio albums and several #1 chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES have no plans of slowing down. The band recently announced a massive European Fall tour from October through December 2022 and are also working on a new full-length studio release that will see the light of day in early 2023. In the meantime, the Helsinki Vampires allow no rest for the wicked and have unleashed a brand new single: “Call Me Snake.” It’s a dark summer hit, mixing an ‘80s gothic vibe with hard rocking guitars. Imagine The Stooges meeting early Ministry and ‘90s horror movies, and a track that shines through its simplicity yet still offers crazy twists around every corner.

“It’s 1997 in John Carpenter’s Escape From New York sci-fi classic and Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken saves the world,” comments vocalist Jyrki 69. “These are the thematic elements for ‘Call Me Snake’ and the world will be saved again!”

Stream or download “Call Me Snake” at THIS LOCATION

And for those who enjoyed the band’s previously released single “Drive,” THE 69 EYES have a special surprise up their sleeve: On September 16th, they will release a limited edition vinyl EP featuring the three brand-new tracks of this year plus one bonus live song.

Drive Track Listing:

  1. Drive
  2. Call Me Snake
  3. California
  4. Two Horns Up (Live) * available on vinyl only, not digitally

You can preorder the vinyl EP HERE. View the band’s video for “Drive” HERE

Additionally, THE 69 EYES recently announced tours in Europe in November and December 2022, with industrial pioneers Ministry and horror rockers Wednesday 13. Stay up to date with the band’s upcoming live dates including a variety of Summer festivals, HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

THE 69 EYES – Music Video For New Single “Drive” Now Playing

Posted in classic rock, gothic, gothic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Marek Sabogal)

Hop into the passenger’s seat and let Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES take you on a wild ride through a sweltering Summer night in the city! With twelve albums under their belts and several number one chart positions in Finland, THE 69 EYES are back with a catchy new single — the first of several new tracks to be released in the coming months. Remaining true to their credo “Goth ‘n’ roll will never die!,” the band is currently in the studio recording their lucky thirteenth offering to be released in 2023. But fans need not wait any longer to hear new sounds from the crypt…

Comments guitarist Bazie of “Drive,” “The inspiration came from the same pool of music I have always liked, mostly from the ‘80s. I never plan anything; I just grab my guitar and see what comes up. We jammed a lot more as a band this time and came up with song ideas from all the guys. ‘Drive’ started from one little riff, which I had for a long time. It took a while, but it was worth it. It still sounds exiting and that was the goal.”

Adds singer Jyrki 69, “Bazie delivered this music and I was blown away by how fresh it felt again. It sounded like some rock radio stuff! Our songs are on daily rotation on the rock channels here in Finland, but they are the ones that we did fifteen years ago. So, I thought that we could have some fresh options now; let’s take the airwaves! ‘Drive’ is a traditional 69 EYES sounding, fast rocker with a Sunset Strip slap on it!”

“Drive” was directed by Vicente Cordero and is viewable at THIS LOCATION. Stream or download the single at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, THE 69 EYES recently announced tours in Europe in November and December 2022, with industrial pioneers Ministry and horror rockers Wednesday 13. Stay up to date with the band’s upcoming live dates HERE.

THE 69 EYES:
Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

http://www.69eyes.com

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE THE 69 EYES.

DARK BEAUTY – Classically Influenced, Gothic, Progressive Band Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in gothic rock, Music, progressive rock, rock music, vocalists with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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DARK BEAUTY – There are a host of music genres that New Jersey’s Dark Beauty can be attributed to, from Symphonic Metal to Gothic, with Classical being the omnipotent glue that gives Dark Beauty their overall musicality. Dark Beauty released their new studio concept album, Fall From Grace, on August 19th, 2014. Lead vocalist (coloratura soprano), songwriter and band founder, Liz Tapia, has an alluring voice; even her shades of vocal darkness is mesmerizing.

As a songwriter, Liz Tapia can already rival that of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Paul O’Neill. Seriously. Greatness is not always mainstream or screaming from the pages of Rolling Stone and Dark Beauty’s musical greatness profoundly exists. Liz Tapia has assembled a consummate band of musicians with Dark Beauty, in my straight Metal opinion. I am absolutely thrilled that Dark Beauty has crossed my Metal path. Music is a powerful voice and universal language within our Universe; Dark Beauty easily reminds me of this.

Dark Beauty - Liz Tapia - promo photo - 2015 - #9933LTDBMO0301

Above photo: Liz Tapia

If you are a fan of Gothic, Symphonic Rock/Metal, Progressive, Epic and/or Dark music, you should absolutely adore the artistic works of Dark Beauty. Become transfixed below and listen to Dark Lullaby, from Dark Beauty’s new studio concept album: Fall From Grace:

Listen to track previews below:

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DARK BEAUTY:

 Liz Tapia – Lead Vocalist/Songwriter/Founder

Bryan Zeigler – Lead Guitarist

Warren Helms – Keyboardist

Gary Perkinson – Bass

Dan Granda – Drums/Percussion

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Purchase Dark Beauty – Fall From Grace on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fall-from-grace/id908888106

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Engineered by Arsenio Rodriguez of Artie Productions

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* For more info on DARK BEAUTY:

Facebook: Dark Beauty

http://darkbeautymusic.com/the-fans

Website: http://DarkBeautyMusic.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DARK BEAUTY.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

Stone.

DARKSEED – Digital ‘Best Of’ DARKSEED Out In May

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DARKSEED – A best of DARKSEED has been added to our digital-only series.

The best of, entitled “Astral Darkness Awaits”, will feature 14 tracks including 2 bonus tracks that were only available on the limited edition of the physical version of “Poison Awaits”.

“Astral Darkness Awaits” is going feature songs from the following DARKSEED releases: “Astral Adventures”, “Ultimate Darkness” and “Poison Awaits”.

The complete track listing will be revealed soon.

“Astral Darkness Awaits” will be available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Musicload other
digital music stores only on May 4, 2012!

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(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on DARKSEED, click on the links below:

http://www.darkseed.com

http://www.myspace.com/darkseedband

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE DARKSEED.

Stone.

TO/DIE/FOR – Signs With Massacre Records; New Album ‘Samsara’ Due Out Summer 2012

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Karen Fader McBride)

It seems like Gothic Metal became the national music for Finland – and among the leading acts you’ll find TO/DIE/FOR.

TO/DIE/FOR was founded in the middle of the 90’s. They soon released some mini-albums on their own and their first album “All Eternity” followed in 1999, released through Spinefarm Records (Finland)/Nuclear Blast (Europe). Soon the band became well-known within the gothic scene, not at last because of the excellent cover version of the 80’s classic “In The Heat Of The Night” (originally by Sandra). A tour with in Flames and Sentenced followed and proved that TO/DIE/FOR is more than an overnight sensation.

When their second album “Epilogue” was released in 2001, the single “Hollow Heart” reached a top position at the Finnish single charts in advance. A tour with Lacrimosa followed, another successful step in the history of this outstanding Gothic Metal act.

After the band focused on the songwriting and took a small break, their third record “Jaded” was released in 2003. Once again a rocking Gothic Metal album, featuring those typical, melancholic and dark vocals of Jape Parätalo, which is one of the trademarks of the band. The fourth studio album “IV” (2005) followed and “Wounds Wide Open”, the fifth studio album, was released in October 2006. In autumn 2007 the band decided to take a break.

After many years of absence one of the pioneering Gothic Rock/Metal bands is back with their new album “Samsara”, which will be released in summer 2012!

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TO/DIE/FOR are:

Jape TDF – Vocals

Juppe Sutela – Guitar

Antza Talala – Guitar

Eza Viren – Bass

Matti Huopainen – Drums

Juska Salminen – Keyboards

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(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on TO/DIE/FOR, click on the links below:

www.todieforband.net

www.facebook.com/tdfofficial

www.youtube.com/user/TODIEFORbandofficial

http://www.massacre-records.com

LONG LIVE TO/DIE/FOR.

Stone.

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