"Cheyenna", the new video from veteran Finnish rockers THE 69 EYES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "West End", which will be released on September 13 via Nuclear Blast. The band's 12th full-length record, featuring guest vocalists such as CRADLE OF FILTH's Dani Filth, Wednesday 13 and BEASTÖ BLANCÖ's Calico Cooper, consists of 11 up-tempo rock anthems full of heaviness, black memento mori moments and dark humour and sees the band dancing in the ruins of our world.
"When I heard the demo of the song, I had the chorus for 'Cheyenna' immediately in my mind," singer Jyrki 69 explains. "It was like a wind whispering or a canyon echoing her name from the past. Who was she? A Native American princess? As I Googled the name, it turned out that a lot of American girls under that name have gone missing. A female ghost rider story was born! Cheyenna is freedom's child — forever."
Regarding the "West End" album title, Jyrki 69 says: "The title 'West End' evokes a dark image — when something dies, something new comes up and we all have to change in order to stay alive. I feel like this planet is on some turning point. The end of the western world is near and the question is: What is happening when the west ends? The title has multiple meanings for us… but be assured it has definitely nothing to do with THE PET SHOP BOYS or London."
THE 69 EYES will embark on a 30th-anniversary European tour in November.
Photo credit: Christin Morris