Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES will release their new album, "Back In Blood", in Europe (excluding Finland) on August 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which was tracked with the Grammy-winning producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MONSTER MAGNET, FU MANCHU), features a guest appearance by MONSTER MAGNET's Ed Mundell. The recording process took place both in Helsinki and Los Angeles.
According to a press release, "THE 69 EYES return with their ninth studio album, which has been hailed a latter-day 'Appetite For Destruction'. With blood on their hands and AC/DC on their stereo, the bloodsuckers have combined their past to focus on the future. Turning their back on the comic-book glam of 'Angels', the EYES have opened a heavier chapter in their musical career. For the first time this decade, honorary sixth vampire Johnny Lee Michaels has been granted temporary leave from the batcave and Matt Hyde has been invited over the threshold.
"The first single will be the tongue-in-cheek 'Dead Girls Are Easy' — a nasty power anthem for sleazy pin-ups complete with a sing-a-long chorus aimed at those online chicks with the looks that kill! The video has been directed by MTV superstar and close friend Bam Margera and the artwork has been designed by Estevan Oriol, whose work has graced countless covers from CYPRESS HILL to THE TRANSPLANTS and SNOOP DOGG."
"Back In Blood" track listing:
01. Back In Blood
02. We Own The Night
03. Dead N' Gone
04. The Good, The Bad & The Undead
05. Kiss Me Undead
06. Lips Of Blood
07. Dead Girls Are Easy
08. Night Watch
09. Some Kind Of Magick
11. Suspiria Snow White
Quality video footage of THE 69 EYES' February 18, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (clip uploaded by "eblinternational").
THE 69 EYES released a box set called "Goth'n'Roll" in Finland on Halloween. The set, which contains three CDs and one DVD, documents THE 69 EYES' period from 1998 to 2003 when the band broke into the mainstream success in Finland and spread their Helsinki vampire bat wings over Europe.