The 69 Eyes are currently still in the studio with producer Johnny Lee Michaels in his Helsinki-based Bat Cave Studios. Their 11th studio album titled Universal Monsters is due for release in April 2016 through Nuclear Blast Records. The first single and video from the record will be released on January 15th, 2016. It is called “Jet Fighter Plane” and the video for it was directed by Ville Juurikkala, known for his work with Nightwish, Amorphis, Michael Monroe etc.
You can watch the “Jet Fighter Plane” teaser below.
The song has a dark early 80’s kind of vibe. I wrote the lyrics with those Cold War-era times in my mind. Strangely the world has totally returned into those dark days again after recording the song. It’s been some 15 years since we recorded the Blessed Be and Paris Kills albums with producer Johnny Lee Michaels here in Helsinki. You can consider ‘Universal Monsters’ as a follow-up to those records. Nobody makes this kind of music anymore.
The Helsinki Vampires will be touring in support of the new album, stay tuned for announcements.