The goth scene has already marked this day in their calendar with a big, black cross because today Finland's dark rockers The 69 Eyes have launched pre-orders for their 12th studio album West End, which is due to be released on September 13th via Nuclear Blast.
Get your copy of the digipak (including the album and a Blu-ray featuring a special band documentary directed by Ville Lipiäinen) or digital download. Vinyl pre-order will be available soon. Right in time for their 30th band anniversary, West End will see the light of day, so prepare for 11 up-tempo rock anthems full of heaviness, black memento mori moments and dark humour featuring several top notch guest vocalists including Cradle Of Filth's Dani Filth, Wednesday 13 and Beastö Blancö's Calico Cooper.
In November, The 69 Eyes will hit the road to play a European tour and have announced the German gothic rock institution Lacrimas Profundere as support for their West End Tour 2019. In addition, the Helsinki Vampires have unveiled their second single, "Cheyenna". Frontman Jyrki 69 reveals the following about his lyrics:
"When I heard the demo of the song, I had the chorus for ‘Cheyenna’ immediately in my mind," Jyrki 69 explains in a press release received by Blabbermouth. "It was like a wind whispering or a canyon echoing her name from the past. Who was she? A Native American princess? As I Googled the name, it turned out that a lot of American girls under that name have gone missing. A female ghost rider story was born! Cheyenna is freedom’s child — forever."
So hop on your bikes, let the engines roar and watch the official music video for "Cheyenna" below!