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The 69 Eyes: making of »Universal Monster« Pt. V launched / new tour dates released

Helsinki's most famous vampires, THE 69 EYES, recently announced the release of their new 11th studio album, entitled »Universal Monsters«, which will be released on April 22nd via Nuclear Blast.

To bridge the gap until the album is unleashed, the band have launched the fifth making of trailer today. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ1gZ25peQ8



Vocalist Jyrki commented:
"There's about a month for the actual album release, so here's one more chance to hear new samples from the album. And who would be better to deliver them than the main composer himself! Believe it or not kids, this music is still created by guitars played by humans!"



 

If you missed #1 to #4, click here:


#1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWC0309-hiY

#2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFnYNNWs9Bc

#3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UYUAL_H14E

#4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOkOjE5nsfA



 

Ville Juurikkala is also be seen as an important part of the band, creating their photos and also the new video for first single 'Jet Fighter Plane'.



“We do this from friendship and love for rock 'n' roll. THE 69 EYES, producer Johnny Lee Michaels and photographer Ville Juurikkala have done this together over two decades. This is our lifestyle. This is also how we see the world right now.”

 

Watch 'Jet Fighter Plane' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDaN1JFAliY



Purchase 'Jet Fighter Plane' digitally here: http://nblast.de/The69EyesDownloads



"As I first heard the instrumental demo of the song, it immediately sounded for me like a song from the early 80’s new wave/post punk days. You know, like when the music was heavily inspired by David Bowie’s dark visions, the Cold War, the threat of nuclear war and »1984«-kind of the future. So I wrote such lyrics from the past – and all of a sudden, the history started to repeat itself and the Cold War winds started to blow again! It was very strange - all of a sudden THE 69 EYES have a song which is very "today" and even political, longing back to the days of peace," explains singer Jyrki 69. "We also wanted the video to be artistic and visually capture the vibe and theme of the song. There is hope but also darkness, violence and innocence. And it’s only goth 'n' roll."



The new album’s cover artwork was conceived by Ville Juurikkala - known for his work with NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, HIM, APOCALYPTICA and MICHAEL MONROE. As the album title »Universal Monsters« refers, the band are captured in movie monster lightning, showing them as well classic and timeless creatures. “The covers are planned and designed as an old-school CD covers - remember when the booklets used to be as exciting as the album itself?! It will actually have five different covers - each member of the band can be used as a cover creature of their own. Ville has really succeeded in capturing the classic movie vibe for the shots without any special make-up or photo shopping. THE 69 EYES are the universal rock ’n’ roll monsters - not so many of us left anymore,” says THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki. “So from real fans I wish they would get the actual CD in their hands to get the full album treatment as we want it to be experienced!”



NB-exclusive formats of THE 69 EYES' new opus can be pre-ordered here:
http://nblast.de/The69EyesMonstersNB



 

The »Universal Monsters« tracklist racks up as follows:



01. Dolce Vita


02. Jet Fighter Plane


03. Blackbird Pie


04. Lady Darkness


05. Miss Pastis


06. Shallow Graves


07. Jerusalem


08. Stiv & Johnny


09. Never


10. Blue


11. Rock 'N' Roll Junkie


 

 

THE 69 EYES will tour Europe in support of their new record. See all dates below:

 

THE 69 EYES live 2016:



24.04.  CH        Pratteln - Z7


25.04.  D          Munich - Backstage


26.04.  D          Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn


27.04.  D          Frankfurt - Batschkapp


28.04.  D          Bochum - Zeche


29.04.  D          Cologne - Gloria


30.04.  D          Berlin - PHB-Club


01.05.  D          Hamburg - Markthalle


06.05.  FIN       Forssa - Ravintola Status


07.05.  FIN       Turku – Gong


14.05.  FIN       Lappeenranta – Old Cock


20.05.  FIN       Joensuu – Kerubi


21.05.  FIN       Oulu - Ravintola Hevimesta


27.05.  FIN       Helsinki – Tavastia


28.05.  FIN       Turku – Tukholma


16.07.  CZ        Vizovice – Masters of Rock


23.07.  FIN       Hämeenlinna - Wanaja Festival


06.08.  HU        Székesfehérvár - Fezen Fesztival


02.09.  FIN       Kuopio - Henry's Pub


03.09.  FIN       Jyväskylä - Water X Fest 2016


09.09.  FIN       Tampere – Klubi


16.09.  FIN       Helsinki – Virgin Oil


17.09.  FIN       Rauma – Varastoklubi


23.09.  FIN       Pori – Bar Kino


24.09.  FIN       Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo


28.09.  FIN       Espoo – Sellosali


30.09.  FIN       Heinola – Tukkijätkä


01.10.  FIN       Nivala – Tuiskula


07.10.  RU        St. Petersburg - Opera Concert Club


08.10.  RU        Moscow – RED Club


09.10.  RU        Ekaterinburg - Tele-Club


11.10.  BLR       Minsk – Re:public Club


12.10.  UKR      Kiev – Sentrum Club

 

 

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More info:

www.69eyes.com

www.facebook.com/the69eyes

www.nuclearblast.de/the69eyes