THE 69 EYES – unveil official video for digital »Death Of Darkness« title track single; to kick off »Gotta Rock« 2023 European tour next week!

Today, Finnish gothic/glam goo-goo mucks THE 69 EYES unveil an official video for the title track of their upcoming studio album, »Death Of Darkness« which is due out on April 21st, 2023 via Atomic Fire Records (worldwide excl. Finland where it will be released by Vallila Music House), while in US the physical versions will be available on May 5th, 2023. With an eclectic penchant for morbidity, glamour, sex and the supernatural, they embody both the foggy essence of Nordic gothic rock and the lusty decadence of Sunset Strip. Celebrating this unholy union with a love song to the darkness in all of us, the band sound classy, sexy, raunchy, and dramatic more than ever.

“‘Death Of Darkness’ is a song about love. Love leads us to the light. Very simple. It sounds like written some 25 years ago. It’s melancholic goth rock like we knew it in 2001!” states front-man Jyrki 69.

Watch the official video now, here:


By loading the video, you agree to YouTube's privacy policy.
Mit dem Laden des Players akzeptierst du die Nutzungsbedingungen von Youtube
Learn more

Load video

Stream/purchase ‘Death Of Darkness’:

With the irresistible first single, ‘Drive,’ already being released in April 2022, THE 69 EYES found a whole new approach to creating albums. “We wanted to spread our gospel further and further,” Helsinki vampire Jyrki 69 says. “The main motivation of this band is to keep going, to please our loyal fanbase and to expand our audience. That’s why we released our first new single while we were still in the middle of working on the album. It’s a new approach for us, releasing a string of singles before we even announced the album. It kept everything really fresh and exciting and kept us on our toes which was a great motivator behind writing a killer album.”

»Death Of Darkness« was recorded and produced by Erno Laitinen at Inkfish Studios in Helsinki. Miles Walker took care of the mixing at Westside Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA alongside with Erno Laitinen while mastering duties were handled by Tom Baker. The artwork was created by the UK artist Adrian Baxter (PARADISE LOST, THE HALO EFFECT, MAYHEM, SCHAMMASCH a.o.).

»Death Of Darkness« will be available in the following formats:

– CD-digipak
– LP in sleeve (blue-clear)
– LP in sleeve (blood-red marbled)
– digital

»Death Of Darkness« – Track Listing:

01. Death Of Darkness
02. Drive
03. Gotta Rock
04. This Murder Takes Two [feat. Kat Von D]
05. California
06. Call Me Snake
07. Dying In The Night
08. Something Real
09. Sundown
10. Outlaws

Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice, pre-save it on your favorite DSP or pre-order it digitally now, here:

Artwork by: Adrian Baxter

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Death Of Darkness’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify

Next week, THE 69 EYES will finally hit the road again: kicking off in Frankfurt on March 7th, their »Gotta Rock« 2023 European tour will lead Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires to many other cities across the continent.

THE 69 EYES live:

Tickets & more dates:

»Gotta Rock« – European Tour 2023
Presented by Sonic Seducer, Rocks,, musix, Bottom Row & Atomic Fire Records
07.03.2023 DE Frankfurt – Das Bett [Tickets] *
08.03.2023 DE Augsburg – Spectrum Club [Tickets] *
09.03.2023 IT Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club [Tickets] *
10.03.2023 CH Pratteln – Konzertfabrik Z7 [Tickets] *
11.03.2023 DE Karlsruhe – Substage [Tickets] *
13.03.2023 DE Nuremberg – Der Hirsch [Tickets] *
14.03.2023 AT Vienna – Szene [Tickets] *
15.03.2023 HU Budapest – Barba Negra [Tickets] *
17.03.2023 DE Stuttgart – Im Wizemann (Halle) [Tickets] *
18.03.2023 DE Leipzig – Hellraiser [Tickets] *
19.03.2023 CZ Prague – Rock Café [Tickets] *
21.03.2023 DE Bochum – Zeche [Tickets] **
22.03.2023 DE Cologne – Essigfabrik [Tickets] **
23.03.2023 DE Trier – Mergener Hof [Tickets] **
24.03.2023 DE Munich – Backstage (Halle) [Tickets] **
25.03.2023 DE Lichtenfels – Paunchy Cats [Tickets] *NEW*
26.03.2023 DE Berlin – Columbia Theater [Tickets] **
27.03.2023 DE Hamburg – Markthalle [Tickets] **

»Gotta Rock« – USA Tour 2023
Presented by The Oracle Management
05.05.2023 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theater [Tickets]
06.05.2023 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky a Go-Go [Tickets] *
07.05.2023 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick [Tickets]
09.05.2023 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction [Tickets]
10.05.2023 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post [Tickets]
12.05.2023 Reno, NV – The Ranch House [Tickets]
13.05.2023 Las Vegas, NV – Sick New World Fest * *SOLD OUT*

More on »Death Of Darkness«:

Purchase/listen to ‘Gotta Rock’:
Purchase/listen to »Drive« [EP]: