Darkness is dead, long live the darkness! The 69 Eyes’ new effort, “Death Of Darkness” sees the light of day via Atomic Fire Records, while in the US, physical versions will become available on April 28th, 2023. To celebrate the release of their 13th studio album, the Finnish gothic/glam goo-goo mucks have unveiled the official video for new track “This Murder Takes Two”, a special collaborative work featuring wonderful singer and tattoo artist Kat Von D. Next to their unique brand of gloom and doom, of glam and wham, this song showcases the extraordinary nature of “Death Of Darkness”. Head over to YouTube to get seduced by the Southern gothic murder ballad.
“John Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s son, was in talks to record and produce an acoustic EP with us at Johnny Cash’s very own Cabin Studios in the US. We demoed some potential songs yet we ultimately never did this recording. This song somewhat just stuck with us,” remembers singer Jyrki 69. “It wasn’t complete without a female touch though, which is why we asked our good friend Kat Von D to sing on it. It’s my personal favourite [on the album].”
“It’s always such a pleasure working with The 69 Eyes boys. I’ve been such a huge fan of their music for so long. ‘This Murder Takes Two’ is such a special song. Even though it’s not the typical style of music that I am used to singing to, it was so much fun stepping out of my comfort zone. Jyrki has a beautiful way of sprinkling goth romance onto everything he does, even when it’s a western style song”,
enthuses Kat Von D about the result.
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