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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 69 EYES – Joins The Atomic Fire Records Roster + New Music On The Horizon!

Posted in gothic, gothic metal, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Marek Sabogal)

Having been haunting stages all over the world for thirty-three years, goth ‘n’ roll pioneers THE 69 EYES seem to be a truly immortal part of the dark rock/metal scene. Widely known as the Helsinki Vampires, the quintet gained several platinum albums with Blessed Be and Paris Kills and not only reached the #1 spots on 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, 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 69 EYES has toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia, and Australia and released twelve full-length studio albums.

Today, THE 69 EYES announces their signing to Atomic Fire Records (worldwide excluding Finland). Get your vampire teeth sharpened as news songs and tours are in the horizon!

Singer Jyrki 69 comments on this unholy new alliance: “We are back in a full swing! Our paths here in Helsinki crossed with our old A&R guy Gabi Hakanen who was with us when we released our highest selling albums Devils and Angels, so as he heard our new demos, we sort of just continued like right after last time. So, he got us in his label’s studio right away at Vallila Music House (Hanoi Rocks’ Sami Yaffa, Ville Valo & Agents). Simultaneously, we also hooked up with the brand new Atomic Fire Records label which has our classic former Nuclear Blast dream team there, so this ‘new’ and fresh beginning for THE 69 EYES sounds like a dream, really! New big-time rocking music comes out very soon!”

CEO and A&R Markus Wosgien adds, “We are more than happy to welcome our beloved Helsinki Vampires, the most unique and by far coolest gothic band in hell and on earth. We worked together for more than ten years and their four latest studio albums, and will continue now, reunited under the Atomic Fire banner. This feels like coming home to all of us and we are honored to continue our long term relationship.”

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

http://www.69eyes.com

http://www.instagram.com/the69eyesoffical

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE THE 69 EYES.

On This Day In METAL History – April 22nd… From KISS To THE 69 EYES

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Rocket Ride - 45rpm - cover sleeve pic - #MO090966KF

On April 22nd, 1978 – The sensational KISS had their single, Rocket Ride, ranked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Long Live ACE FREHLEY! 

Aborted - Retrogore - promo album cover pic - #MO990GORE

On April 22nd, 2016 – The newly released studio album, Retrogore, from Belgium’s ABORTED is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell yes, it is!

The 69 Eyes - Universal Monsters -

On April 22nd, 2016 – The vampires from Helsinki, Finland, aka THE 69 EYES, have their newly released studio album, Universal Monsters, ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!! Universal Monsters is the eleventh studio album from THE 69 EYES.

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BONUS HISTORY FACT FOR APRIL 22nd:

Earth Day, an event launched to increase the public’s awareness of our world’s environmental drawbacks, is celebrated for the first time in the United States. Millions of Americans, from college students to politicians, participated in rallies, marches and educational programs. To read more about this historical milestone, click on the link below:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

LONG LIVE MOTHER EARTH.

Stone.

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