"Red", the new single from Helsinki, Finland-based gothic metallers THE 69 EYES, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below (courtesy of RevolverMag.com). The song comes off the band's tenth studio album, "X", which will be released in Europe on September 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed by Stefan Boman (THE HELLACOPTERS, BULLET) and is described by the band's lead singer Jyrki69 as THE 69 EYES' "most melodic-yet-melancholic" release to date. He added, "This is the best THE 69 EYES album ever done!"
"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)
THE 69 EYES filmed a video for "Red" last month with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. The band also revealed the cover art for the "Red" single, which is being released today (Friday, August 10) via iTunes.
Regarding the album title, 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."
To coincide with the new album release, THE 69 EYES will also launch its own vampire-style red wine, simply called as "Red," which will mainly be distributed in Sweden and Finland.
Photo credit: Pauli Rouvinen