THE 69 EYES – collaborate with multiple Oscar nominated songwriter Diane Warren on new single ‘Fade To Grey’

collaborate with multiple Oscar nominated songwriter
Diane Warren on new single ‘Fade To Grey’;
»Death Of Darkness USA Tour« kicking off on March 26



Artwork by Marcelo Vasco

Jussi 69 (drums), Archzie (bass, backing vocals), Jyrki 69 (lead vocals),
Timo-Timo (guitars), Bazie (lead guitars, backing vocals)

Photo credit: Marek Sabogal

In anticipation of their »Death Of Darkness USA Tour« kicking off later this month, legendary Finnish goth ‘n’ rollers THE 69 EYES will release brand new music next week. The band have teamed up with American songwriter Diane Warren, and the result of this exciting collaboration is a soulful power ballad entitled ‘Fade To Grey,’ with music and lyrics by Warren, which will be released on March 22, 2024 via Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM). Pre-save it here:

Diane Warren, often referred to as “the most important songwriter in the world,” wrote an impressive list of timeless hits, collaborating with iconic pop stars like TAYLOR SWIFT and LADY GAGA alongside legends such as CHER (‘If I Could Turn Back Time’), CELINE DION (‘Because You Loved Me’) and WHITNEY HOUSTON. She is also known for her works with rock icons such as AEROSMITH (‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’), THE CULT (‘Painted On My Heart’) and MEAT LOAF (‘I’d Lie For You (And That’s The Truth)’). She is a Grammy winner with 15 nominations, has two Golden Globe awards and is a 15-time Oscar nominee who received an “Honorary Oscar” as voted by the Academy‘s Board of Governors in 2022.

The upcoming Warren/THE 69 EYES single ‘Fade To Grey’ combines Diane‘s conspicuous artistic signature with the group’s trademark soundscapes with both melting into an epic power ballad. This creative collaboration is not only a highlight in music, but also pushes the boundaries of handmade music.

Diane Warren says, “The year before last I walked into a store and saw someone so cool who just epitomized rock ‘n’ roll. That was Jyrki, the amazing singer from THE 69 EYES. Now here we are with my song with them, ‘Fade To Grey’ about to be released. I am very excited for everyone to hear it!”

Jyrki 69THE 69 EYES‘ charismatic front-man, also shares his excitement about the collaboration: “This was exactly like one of those Hollywood dreams: I was hanging on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills when a lady asked me who I was out of the blue. I got confused and that’s about it. Later on, I realised that the lady was Diane Warren, the ultimately greatest songwriter on earth and writer of my favourite THE CULT song, ‘Painted On My Heart.’ That was my opportunity to start a musical collaboration with her but I missed my once-in-a-lifetime chance! A year passed by and her hits were following me everywhere. Then I was watching the presentation of the Oscars and she was performing there! I encouraged myself getting in touch with her and here’s the result: an epic power ballad called ‘Fade To Grey’ which this world and THE 69 EYES needed!”

‘Fade To Grey’ was produced by Erno Laitinen at Inkfish Studios in HelsinkiFinland and mixed by Miles Walker at Westside Studios in Atlanta, GA before Björn Engelmann put his finishing touches to the song at Stockholm, Sweden‘s Cutting Room. The single artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYERKERRY KINGDIMMU BORGIR etc.).

THE 69 EYES live:

»Gotta Rock Sweden 2024«
Presented by Bottom Row, &
15.03.2024 SE Stockholm – Fryshuset [TICKETS]
16.03.2024 SE Gothenburg – Surr Arena [TICKETS]
17.03.2024 SE Malmö – Plan B [TICKETS]

»Death Of Darkness USA Tour 2024«
Presented by The Oracle Management & TKO Booking
26.03.2024 US Albany, NY – Empire Live [TICKETS]
27.03.2024 US Buffalo, NY – Rec Room [TICKETS]
28.03.2024 US Cleveland, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern [TICKETS]
29.03.2024 US Flint, MI – The Machine Shop Concert Lounge [TICKETS]
30.03.2024 US Chicago, IL – Reggies [TICKETS]
31.03.2024 US Nashville, TN – The Basement East [TICKETS]
02.04.2024 US Greenville, SC – The Radio Room [TICKETS]
03.04.2024 US Knoxville, TN – Open Chord Stage [TICKETS]
04.04.2024 US Columbus, OH – The Kings Of Clubs [TICKETS]
06.04.2024 US Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse Stage & Grill [TICKETS]
07.04.2024 US Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft’s Brewing Co. [TICKETS]
08.04.2024 US Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall [TICKETS]
10.04.2024 US Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts [TICKETS]
11.04.2024 US Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater [TICKETS]
12.04.2024 US New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre [TICKETS]
13.04.2024 US Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz [TICKETS]

26. – 28.04.2024 BR São Paulo – Summer Breeze Brasil [TICKETS]

Central Asia Tour
Presented by Iosis Show & Rain Embrace Concert Agency
12.05.2024 UZ Tashkent – 7 Fridays [TICKETS]
14.05.2024 KZ Astana – The Bus [TICKETS]
16.05.2024 KG Bishkek – Retro Metro Night Club [TICKETS]
18.05.2024 KZ Almaty – Motor Club [TICKETS]

25.05.2024 FI Ulvila – Runvila Juoksutapahtuma [TICKETS*NEW*
14. – 16.06.2024 DE Merseburg – Merseburger Schlossfestspiele [TICKETS*NEW*
21.06.2024 CH Grenchen – Summerside Festival [TICKETS*NEW*
05. – 08.07.2024 SE Knislinge – Time To Rock Festival [TICKETS]
11. – 15.07.2024 HU Dunaújváros – Rockmaraton [TICKETS]
19./20.07.2024 FI Uusikaupunki – Karjurock [TICKETS]
31.07. – 03.08.2024 DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*

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About THE 69 EYES

Widely known as the Helsinki Vampires, the quintet gained several platinum albums with »Blessed Be« and »Paris Kills« and not only reached #1 of the single and album charts in their home country of Finland, but also plunged the world into a sinful cosmos of love, death and melancholy, while outliving any other band emerging from the goth hype of the early 2000s. By developing their sound further into sleaze rock on »Devils« (2004) and »Angels« (2007) and not shying away from pitch black Elvis allusions in singer Jyrki 69‘s dark voice and unique onstage dance moves, the band have established a worldwide following. Over the course of over three decades, the band have toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia and Australia and released 12 full-length studio albums.

Sprawling across ten lavishly dark, effortlessly cool songs, their 13th record, »Death Of Darkness« is one of their most flawless, most consistent – bearing a title that’s of course both stylish and symbolic. Just like their music. 2023 is a far cry from the early days of the new millennium when gothic rock bands emerged from every graveyard and Finnish vampires stormed the charts around the world. However, the spirit of a world-class record like »Death Of Darkness,« the sheer passion and the enticing mystery, the suspense, and the smirk, are still very much alive.

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

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About Reigning Phoenix Music

Founded in 2023Reigning Phoenix Music is truly the 100% independently owned vision of music industry professional Gerardo Martinez and avionics and tech entrepreneur, Sven Bogner. The blueprint is to continue to help heavy metal, extreme, hard, and heavy music thrive by partnering with an array of well-established acts, new talent, and iconic artists, by offering best services and practices in the industry. But most important is to help the artists amplify their art and talent to a winning formula for success!
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THE 69 EYES – »Death Of Darkness«
— Released On April 21, 2023 —


Artwork by Adrian Baxter