Our favorite vampires are back.. Yes, I am talking about the Helsinki Vampires The 69 Eyes! 😀
The band already gave some hints about the upcoming album and today, they have revealed further details about “Universal Monsters”.
The new album’s cover artwork, as well as the first video single, were conceived by Finnish photographer and director Ville Juurikkala – known from his works for NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, HIM, APOCALYPTICA and MICHAEL MONROE.
As the album title “Universal Monsters” refers, the band are portrayed in movie monster lightning, showing them as well classic and timeless creatures.
“The covers are planned and designed as an old-school CD covers – remember when the booklets used to be as exciting as the album itself?! It will actually have five different covers being such a folder – each member of the band can be used as a cover creature of their own. Ville has really succeeded in capturing the classic movie vibe for the shots without any special make-up or photo shopping. THE 69 EYES are the universal rock ’n’ roll monsters – not so many of us left anymore,” says THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki. “So from real fans I wish they would get the actual CD in their hands to get the full album treatment as we have planned it to be experienced!”
The “Universal Monsters” track list racks up as follows:
01. Dolce Vita
02. Jet Fighter Plane
03. Blackbird Pie
04. Lady Darkness
05. Stiv & Johnny
07. Miss Pastis
09. Shallow Graves
10. Rock ‘N’ Roll Junkie
The first making-of “Universal Monsters” teaser trailer takes fans into the beginning of the album’s recording sessions with producer Johnny Lee Michaels and drummer Jussi 69 in nighttime Helsinki. Some beers getting them through…
Watch the clip below:
The first single and video from it will be released on January 15th, 2016.
It’s called ‘Jet Fighter Plane’ and the video for it was directed by Ville Juurikkala.