Bands announcing special streaming concerts is no longer new news as the Coronavirus Pandemic reaches its third month or so and finds events postponed until later or cancelled in full still being announced. Recently, The Helsinki Vampires in The 69 Eyes revealed that they too will offer a special streaming concert and you can read all about it down below. Check it out.
The Press Release:
THE 69 EYES released their apocalyptically titled new album West End last fall and started their all year lasting 30th anniversary world tour. Now they are celebrating their three decades by streaming a live show from Helsinki, Finland on Friday June 26th.at 10 AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern The Helsinki Vampires will rock around the world for their fans live on their screens and the ticket link works for four days after. More expensive ticket allows also for a virtual meet & greet with the band. Continue reading The 69 Eyes Announce Special 30th Anniversary Streaming Concert→
Artist: The 69 Eyes Title: “Rosary Blue” (Single) Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: 4/6/2013 Genre: Gothic Hard Rock Rating: 5/5
A couple of months ago I specked out the maxi-single for The 69 Eyes with “Love Runs Away”, and that release closed out with the bonus track from their album “X” in “Rosary Blue”. The song was not on every version of the CD and now fans of one of the main voices on the track can divest themselves of a minor fee and add this tune alone to their digital library. I’ll repeat my initial thoughts on the tune just in case you didn’t see my notes on the maxi-single. Continue reading “Rosary Blue” (Single) by The 69 Eyes→
Artist: The 69 Eyes Title: “Love Runs Away” (Single) Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: 2/5/2013 Genre: Gothic Hard Rock Rating: 4/5
“X” was the most recent album by the Helsinki Vampires known as The 69 Eyes and if you didn’t give it a chance for some reason, you now have a reason to take a listen thanks to this new tasty digital single “Love Runs Away”. This release begins with the opening track from the “X” album (which is the bands 10th in case you were wondering) and I love this tune since it’s a solid, four on the floor rocker that calls back to an earlier time in the bands history while still looking into their future. Continue reading “Love Runs Away” (Single) by The 69 Eyes→
Artist: The 69 Eyes Title: “Framed In Blood: The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes” Expanded Edition Label: Cleopatra Records Release Date: 11/13/2012 Genre: Gothic Hard Rock Rating: 4.5/5
Cleopatra Records has been amazing in their issuing of the entire back catalog by the Helsinki Vampires, The 69 Eyes I’ve already reviewed a healthy chunk of them here on the website. Recently, the label announced an expanded edition of their greatest hits package “Framed In Blood: The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes” and that this version would have a now very hard to find DVD concert film included. Since I reviewed each of those already and there isn’t much else to say about them, I have decided to place both of those articles text here to speak about the new version. Take a look.
2006 CD Review: The 69 Eyes or the “Helsinki Vampires” as their fans know them best bring you a career spanning Greatest Hits with “Framed In Blood: The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes”. It is a nice collection of tracks from across their existence and offers a good look inside to the band for those that might be unaware or serve as a tasty sampler for those ardent fans. The Finnish group has a large following in Europe, but have only begun to make some ground in the US Market since 2005 and what this album does well is bring you back to the very early Glam-era stuff and leads you up until their harder edged Gothic sound that is the focus of the band today. The solid 18 track best-of has a number of great moments and you will find that singer Jyrki 69 definitely has a style that comes more rooted in older Rock and Roll than that of Metal (his vocals at times are very reminiscent of both Jim Morrison and Peter Steele). The deep, resonant tone shakes you up at times and yet is full of cryptic fire at others. Some stand out numbers are on this CD are “Brandon Lee”, “Gothic Girl” and “Wasting The Dawn” all of which are among my favorites from their catalog. New potential fans need only look into these tracks for it can easily make you a follower of their often hypnotic sound. Continue reading “Framed In Blood: The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes” (Expanded Edition) by The 69 Eyes→
Artist: The 69 Eyes Title: “Borderline” (Single) Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: 9/25/2012 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 4/5
I guess it was just about a couple of months ago when I gave a quick overview of the first single “Red” from The 69 Eyes upcoming album “X” and with the album coming out in the next week or so I was a bit surprised to find a second single hitting so close to the street date. This next song is called “Borderline” and here are a few thoughts about it. The song begins with an almost 50’s sort of guitar twang and is slower than the previous offering and I guess can be viewed as a quasi-ballad. Continue reading “Borderline” (Single) by The 69 Eyes→