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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Frishman

69 Eyes return with 'Death of Darkness' album

Co-reviewed by Tracy Heck and Cheryl Frishman

Helsinki's longest serving gothic rock vampires The 69 Eyes are back with their thirteenth studio album Death of Darkness.

Fans have waited four years for a new album from the gothic-rock band and Death of Darkness is well worth the wait.

The 10-track effort came out yesterday on all streaming platforms and will be available physically in the U.S. on April 28th.

The album contains the title track and previously released singles "Drive," "California" and the just released "This Murder Takes Two," which features Kat Von D.

Vocalist Jyrki 69 still has his deliciously deep voice, the guitars are still sharp and powerful and the beat is kept, as usual, by Jussi 69 .

This is a band that understands what their fans love. Is this album a whole new sound? It is not, but it's a powerful goth-rock album true to the band's style that harkens back to their earliest hard-hitting releases.

Songs like "Gotta Rock" throw in a little bit of a pop element that is easy to sing along to and move your body, while tracks like "Outlaws" are tinged with a country element.

Following a successful tour through Europe and their home country of Finland, The 69 Eyes will return to U.S. stages in May.

The week long Goth Rock Tour will commence on May 5th in Phoenix at the Nile Theater and run through May 13th in Las Vegas at the sold tour Sick New World Fest. The tour will feature opener Pretty Boy Floyd.

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