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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:


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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