A four-minute YouTube clip containing audio snippets of the songs that appear on “X”, the new album from Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES, plus commentary from singer Jyrki69, is available below.
“X” will be released in Europe on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed by Stefan Boman (THE HELLACOPTERS, BULLET).
Regarding the album title, singer Jyrki69 said, “We’ve never really celebrated anything, not that we’ve been playing 20 years or so (vampires don’t count decades). Thus this time we thought to celebrate a bit: the new album is entitled as tenth in Roman numbers, it’ll be called ‘X’.”
On the topic of the “X” cover artwork, Jyrki69 said, “The cover is pure goth ‘n’ roll: a psychedelic mirror image of old wild animal bones with our X-tagram projected over all. It’s good, evil, magic and voodoo all together! Something to stare at when tripping on the album.”
THE 69 EYES filmed a video for the song “Red” in July 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 Jyrki69: “This is THE 69 EYES at the most melodic but even more than that, the most intense. The song has a very intense feeling, you know, like when your heart beats wild (red), when the world circles around you and when you find out the painful truth. Think of those scenes in the movies like ‘Vertigo’ or ‘Vanilla Sky’. Something’s broken and there’s nothing you can do about it. It’s a very epic and emotional song.”
“X” track listing:
01. Love Runs Away
04. If You Love Me The Morning After
06. I Love The Darkness In You
08. I’m Ready
09. I know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End
* Red (video)
* Made In Sweden – Stockholm THE 69 EYES (documentary)
Photo credit: Pauli Rouvinen