CrankItUp.se conducted an interview with singer Jyrki 69 of Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES at this year's Metaltown festival, which is being held June 18-19, 2010 at Frihamnem in Gothenburg, Sweden. Watch the chat below.
THE 69 EYES took part in a North American headlining tour in October/November 2009. Support on the five-week trek came from DOMMIN and THE BECOMING.
"Dead N' Gone" was the second single off THE 69 EYES's new album, "Back In Blood", which was issued in Europe (excluding Finland) on August 28, 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records (September 15, 2009 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.
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.
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