"Dead N' Gone", the new video from Finnish goth 'n' rollers THE 69 EYES, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in October in San Francisco, California and was once again directed by MTV superstar and close friend Bam Margera.
"Dead N' Gone" is the second single off THE 69 EYES's new album, "Back In Blood", which was issued in Europe (excluding Finland) on August 28 via Nuclear Blast Records (September 15 in the U.S. through The End Records). It was tracked with the Grammy-winning producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MONSTER MAGNET, FU MANCHU) and features a guest appearance by MONSTER MAGNET's Ed Mundell. The recording process took place both in Helsinki and Los Angeles.
Commented singer Jyrki 69: "'Dead N' Gone' is the album's dark pop song. Dark because it's a break-up song and this was the guide line also for the video and its storyline.
"As we were writing the song, I had the Madden brothers (from GOOD CHARLOTTE) in mind for the backing vocals in the chorus, since we've been friends for a couple of years and it's been in talks to do something like this together one day.
"Benji Madden came to the studio while we were recording in L.A. and sang all these amazing harmonies on one beautiful Sunday afternoon. As he's part of the song as well, it's natural to have him in the video too — cameos are always cool!
"As THE 69 EYES started their U.S. tour from San Francisco, I came into an idea that why not to have the beautiful SF as a background for the video!? I don't remember any video actually filmed in San Francisco! Since making videos with Bam Margera and his team is always so much fun, it was also very natural to have him on board again — this time we just moved the long weekend party activities to Haight Ashbury!
"THE 69 EYES are the SF vampires here. Hippies watch out!
Added Bam Margera: "I couldnt be more happy with this new vid. Usually I direct but this time I was in it as well. With a friend of mine from SF who looks like Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox but better. With the mixture of her georgeous looks and beauty shots all around SF, it was an all-win situation! Benji Madden made a cameo as well, which gives it the final touch of a kick-ass video!"
THE 69 EYES took part in a North American headlining tour in October/November. Support on the five-week trek came from DOMMIN and THE BECOMING.
The first single from the album, "Dead Girls Are Easy", was described in a press release as "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 for the song was directed by Margera and the artwork was designed by Estevan Oriol, whose work has graced countless covers from such artists as CYPRESS HILL, THE TRANSPLANTS and SNOOP DOGG.