Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES recently filmed a video for the song “Borderline” in New Orleans, Louisiana with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.
Commented THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki69: “[‘Borderline’ is] like our ‘Love Me Tender’ — a soft, timeless ballad. But it also has that dark, mystic Southern vibe (some said ‘True Blood’), so naturally we had to go to Louisiana to shoot the video. Mark Twain‘s books, Elvis‘ ‘King Creole’, ‘Easy Rider’, blues, jazz, voodoo, vampires — so many reasons for THE 69 EYES go to N’awlins. We’ve played there twice, I’ve hosted two DJ club nights there called ‘Fangtasia’ over the last two summers. The leading rock/metal video director of these latter days, Swedish Patric Ullaeus was also interested in coming to NOLA to make this masterpiece, so all was set for it! The mid-October was perfect for a long-lost weekend in the South.”
The “Borderline” video starts with a scene in which the local vampire tour legend Lord Chaz draws five Xs on the crypt door of the voodoo queen Marie Laveau‘s resting place in Saint Louis Cemetery #1. “Easy Rider”‘s famous psychedelic scene was also filmed there.
A couple of photos from the “Borderline” video shoot can be seen below.
“Borderline” comes off THE 69 EYES‘ latest album, “X”, which sold around 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort landed at position No. 17 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
As previously reported, “X” entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 47 and the Finnish chart at No. 4. The CD, which was released in Europe on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records, was mixed by Stefan Boman (THE HELLACOPTERS, BULLET).
“Borderline” audio stream:
Photo credit: Kaylin Idora