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The 69 Eyes: Helsinki vampires or gothic angels

March 16 2007

The image of the vampire, that's more than a century appearing in the pages of science fiction novels in the horror movies and magazines are extremely popular among young people. Hath this phenomenon and to the music business.

With The 69 Eyes was founded in Helsinki in the first half of the 90's. The Finnish five, like many of the time, tried to copy the works of Elvis Presley, Guns 'n' Roses and The Sisters of Mercy. Echoes of this influence can be heard in the songs of The 69 Eyes and today.

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Fulfilling the crown and popular in those years, "glam rock", the band signed its first contract with an independent Finnish label «Gaga Goodies». Here, the light appeared and the first releases "Eyes» - «Bump 'n' Grind», «Motor City Resurrection», «Savage Garden», «Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams». With these songs the group was able to declare itself in his native Finland, and take a ride with a few tours to Italy, Sweden and the UK.

In 1999, 69 Eyes made a breakthrough that completely changed his image and releasing the album «Wasting The Down». Music The 69 Eyes became much more serious, thoughtful, and melancholy. The band's style became more and more resemble death-rock. After all "eyes" released the single «Gothic Girl». Rockers and could not imagine that this hit will last several months in the Top10 on Finnish radio and get the "gold" status.

In the early autumn of 2000, saw the light of plate «Blessed Be», and the band went into an independent tour to Germany, where he spoke at the largest Gothic festival M `era Luna. The album quickly got on top of the charts in Finland and in Germany. Later tracks «The Chair», «Stolen Season» and «Brandon Lee» were issued as singles.

By the end of 2001 The 69 Eyes will now return to the studio to record an album «Paris Kills». Released in December, the single «Dance d` Amour », immediately gets to the first line of the leading Finnish charts and becomes the" gold ". With the first speaker at Wave Gotik Treffen.

Two years later, comes the best-selling disc of «Devils». With this album the band was on tour for three years! As part of this global tour, the team visited over 16 countries, including Russia.

With the advent of 2007 The 69 Eyes have released their long-awaited ninth studio album «Angels». The video for the single «Perfect Skin», was named the sexiest music video in the history of the Finnish show business. The album the band has participated Apocalyptica, whose cello can be heard on the track «Ghost».

A world tour in support of the new album does not have to wait long. Gothic rock of the highest quality 23 and 24 March once again come to Russia. The 69 Eyes concert with the participation of popular gothic environment group Revelance be held at the club "Point".

Alex Vitvitskiy


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