On September 13th, THE 69 EYES released their 30-year-anniversary album ‘West End‘ and just recently announced new US tour dates (See below)After hitting number 1 of the Finnish album chartsthe band now presents something amazingly differentWhile recently visiting the US, singer Jyrki 69 met up with the legendary VEGAN BLACK METAL CHEF to prepare his favourite juice – check out the video here:

Jyrki 69 comments:
“I’ve been vegan for five years now and it has brought a lot of happiness in my life. Touring as a vegan is pretty good these days, actually makes it more interesting. I love to visit new vegan spots around the world. I’m a fan of Vegan Black Metal Chef, so it was an amazing honor to meet him and be on his show! He’s a legend! Veganism is very a rock’n’roll & rebel way of life!”

‘West End’ is available as digipak including the album and Blu-ray with a band documentary directed by Ville Lipiäinen (watch a preview here:, as vinyl or download via this link:

Get special bundles with vinyl / CD-digipack / t-shirt / hoodie, in the band shops:
EU store:
US store:

THE 69 EYES will be touring Europe and the US in support of their recent release which was released on September 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Catch the Helsinki Vampires on one of these dates:


04.10.  FIN      Hämeenlinna – Aulanko Areena
05.10.  FIN      Mikkeli – Wilhelm Public House
10.10.  FIN      Kuopio – Henry’s Pub
11.10.  FIN      Joensuu – Ravintola Kerubi
25.10.  FIN      Jyväskylä – Lutakko
26.10.  FIN      Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
01.11.  FIN      Helsinki – Tavastia

THE 69 EYES – West End Tour 2019

02.11.  D         Leipzig – Hellraiser
03.11.  D         Berlin – SO36
05.11.  D         Hamburg – Logo
06.11.  D         Cologne – Essigfabrik
07.11.  D         Stuttgart – Wizemann Club
08.11.  D         Munich – Backstage (Halle)
09.11.  CZ       Prague – Meet Factory
11.11.  PL       Wroclaw – Stary Klasztor
12.11.  HU      Budapest – Barba Negra
13.11.  SK       Bratislava – Atelier Babylon
14.11.  AT       Vienna – Chelsea
16.11.  IT        Parma – Campus Music Industry
17.11.  CH      Pratteln – Z7
19.11.  D         Trier – Mergener Hof
20.11.  F          Paris – Backstage by the Mill
21.11.  UK      London – The Garage
23.11.  D         Oberhausen – Kulttempel
24.11.  D         Frankfurt – Zoom

24.01.  USA     Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
25.01.  USA     Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
26.01.  USA     Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
28.01.  USA     Flint, MI – The Machine Shop Concert Lounge
29.01.  USA     Chicago, IL – Reggies
30.01.  USA     Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
31.01.  USA     Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
01.02.  USA     Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
03.02.  USA     Seattle, WA – El Corazón
04.02.  USA     Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
06.02.  USA     San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
07.02.  USA     West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go-Go
08.02.  USA     San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09.02.  USA     Mesa, AZ – Club Red
11.02.  USA     Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
12.02.  USA     New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
14.02.  USA     Orlando, FL – SoundBar.
15.02.  USA     Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
16.02.  USA     Nashville, TN – The Basement East
17.02.  USA     Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
19.02.  USA     Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
20.02.  USA     Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse Stage & Grill
21.02.  USA     Cleveland, OH – The Odeon
22.02.  USA     Reading, PA – Reverb

06.03. LVA      Riga – Melna Piektdiena
07.03. LTU     Vilnius – Vakaris
08.03. BLR     Minsk – Republic
10.03. UKR    Lviv – Festrepublic
11.03. UKR     Kiev – Atlas
13.03. RUS     St.Petersburg – Zal
14.03. RUS     Moscow – RED
15.03. RUS     Yekaterinburg – Tucha
17.03. RUS     Samara – Zvezda

03.04.  E        Madrid – Sala Shôko
04.04.  E        Barcelona – Salamandra

Watch and listen to the album singles here:
’27 & Done’:
‘Black Orchid’

THE 69 EYES are:
Jyrki 69 | vocals
Bazie | guitar, backing vocals
Timo-Timo | guitar
Archzie | bass, backing vocals
Jussi 69 | drums

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!