Jyrki 69, lead vocalist for Helsinki’s darkest and deadliest goth metal band, The 69 Eyes, will be releasing his highly-anticipated, first ever solo album on Cleopatra Records this June 23.
The album, titled Helsinki Vampire, builds on the distinctive “goth n’ roll” sound that The 69 Eyes honed over the course of a dozen albums (millions of units sold collectively worldwide) while adding a more richly textured, darkly romantic atmosphere. Jyrki’s vocals, which have always been crucial to the band’s success, are as exceptional as ever on the new solo venture, a captivating baritone croon that evokes both Jim Morrison and Glenn Danzig.
Since the entire album has been produced, mixed, and mastered by longtime The 69 Eyes producer Johnny LeeMichaels, fans will find this album to be closer to the band’s classic sound. This is pure “goth ‘n’ roll” from Helsinki as we all know it! Several of the tracks from Helsinki Vampire have already been picked up for use in upcoming movies including the horror film Sunset Society (starring Lemmy from Motörhead), and Halloween Hell House (starring 21 Jump Street’s Richard Grieco and the voice of Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine)!
Helsinki Vampire will be released on both CD and vinyl.
Helsinki Vampire track list:
1. “Ad Infinitum”
3. “Spanish Steps”
4. “Bloodlust” (from Sunset Society)
5. “Last Halloween” (from Halloween Hell House)
6. “Happy Birthday”
7. “Call Of The Night”
9. “Close Your Eyes” (from Close Your Eyes)
10. “In Your Dreams”
11. “Sayonara” [CD only]
As part of The 69 Eyes, Jyrki 69 has been involved in the release of 11 studio albums, the first being Bump ‘n’ Grind in 1992 all the way through to 2016’s effort Universal Monsters.
Cleopatra Records is a Los Angeles-based independent record label founded in 1992 by entrepreneur and music fan Brian Perera. It has since grown into a family of labels, including Hypnotic Records, Goldenlane, Stardust, Purple Pyramid, Deadline and X-Ray Records, encompassing a variety of genres with an emphasis on unique and experimental artists.
Cleopatra Records specializes in gothic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, electronic, dubstep and reissues of out-of-print music.