Vampires can be patient creatures, lurking in the shadows for years until it is time to emerge… and the vampires of the States have held out for nearly a decade for their Helsinki brethren to come forth. The last time The 69 Eyes toured the United States was in 2009. I had the sincerest pleasure of capturing several dates of the Back From The Grave Tour dates, having been photographing for the front man for some time now.
The Finnish goth rock legends have entered a new era in their career, upon teaming up with DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara and his wife Anahstasia’s The Oracle Management. Having graced the world with their deep, dark, and melodic tunes for an impressive thirty years, this new chapter in the band’s rock n’ roll saga is ready to unfold. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on its 12th studio album in Helsinki, Finland for a September release via Nuclear Blast. The first single from the disc will be out at the end of May, following the band’s eleventh album, “Universal Monsters”, which was released in April 2016 via Nuclear Blast.