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“Angels/Devils” by The 69 Eyes

Artist: The 69 Eyes
Title: “Angels/Devils”
Label: Caroline Records
Release Date: 11/6/2007
Genre: Gothic Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

They might have missed the chance to fill your Halloween goodie bag with this one but just the same Caroline Records has issued a Special Edition 2CD/DVD set for those Helsinki Vampires The 69 Eyes; it’s a release that will make any Gothic Hard Rock fan blush until there is once again some color in their cheeks. Entitled “Angels/Devils”, the release features the entire “Angels” and “Devils” albums that the band had delivered to their fans over the last couple of years. “Angels” bears no difference to the original but “Devils” adds a couple of bonus tracks to enjoy. Given the similarity to the original albums we are re-printing many of our initial thoughts on the release.
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The 69 Eyes @ Blender Theatre at Gramercy (6/20/2007)

The 69 Eyes are a very appealing band and while we were originally latecomers to their sound, we have made up for lost time in the support of their unique brand of Gothic Hard Rock. This would be our third time seeing the band and the added plus would be the opening slot by Wednesday 13. To read and see more about this show just scroll past the logo below.

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Artist: The 69 Eyes
Venue: Blender Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Wednesday 13
Date: 6/20/2007
Label: Caroline Records

While I have only been following The 69 Eyes for about four years I have to admit that I have aimed to make up for lost time by bringing the readers of the website up to speed on them should they have been in the same boat as I. Many people might not realize this but the band has been together almost 18 years and while other groups can claim this honor and beyond, there are choice few who have kept the exact same lineup as when they began. Yes, The 69 Eyes have not had a change in their membership roster since they all decided to play together back in their hometown of Helsinki, Finland. Originally more of a Trash Glam band that had a very New York vibe to it they became a Dark Gothic Hard Rock act several years ago and have continued to mold and shape the way this genre is enjoyed by fans worldwide. Tonight they would bring their show to the newly opened Blender Theatre (which is also known as The Gramercy Theatre to some) and have Fair To Midland and Wednesday 13 as their special guest openers. Sadly, I would miss Fair To Midland and this was a shame since I not only enjoyed and reviewed their EP for the site – but also since the band was celebrating their full length debut album that has been released on the Serjikal Strike Records company run by Serge Tankian of System Of A Down. The buzz that they are receiving is well-deserved and sure to find them not being on so early in a touring roster very soon. I am positive that I will have many chances to catch them in the future.
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The 69 Eyes @ The Bowery Ballroom (3/5/2006)

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Artist: The 69 Eyes
Venue: Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Damone,
Date: 3/6/2006
Label: 456 Entertainment

Gothic Rock & Roll would make a triumphant and long overdue visit to New York City as The 69 Eyes arrived on our shores for the very first time in their career as a band. Singer Jyrki69 has long been an admirer of the “New York Scene” and sounds from the seventies and eighties and from them formed the band that we are finally able to enjoy for ourselves. Hailing from Finland the guys in the group take a far different approach to their music and instead of blistering displays of Power Metal, have brought a more streetwise sound that has influence in the Rock greats of the past. The 69 Eyes have more in common with KISS and The New York Dolls than they do with Nightwish and Sonata Arctica and give the whole thing a dark monster movie feel. The scene for tonight would be the Bowery Ballroom and this great venue with its capacity of almost 600 was crowded but not over-packed. While I had hoped for sold-out status I still felt this was great for the band, as with the newest album “Devils” hitting our shores only recently it would still be a round of positives. Having reviewed the album and knowing a handful of numbers previously this would not be a night of confusion in terms of the material. I was happy to have the heads up advantage.
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