THE 69 EYES Collaborate With Multiple Oscar Nominated Songwriter Diane Warren On New Single, “Fade To Grey;” Death Of Darkness US Tour Begins March 26th

Photo by Marek Sabogal

In anticipation of their Death Of Darkness USA Tour, set to begin later this month, legendary Finnish goth ‘n’ rollers THE 69 EYES will release brand new music next week. The band hasteamed 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 22nd via Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM).

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 fifteen nominations, has two Golden Globe awards and is a fifteen-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 Warren’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.

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 69, THE 69 EYES’ charismatic frontman, 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 realized that the lady was Diane Warren, the ultimate greatest songwriter on earth and writer of my favorite 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 to get 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 Helsinki, Finland and mixed by Miles Walker at Westside Studios in Atlanta, Georgia before Björn Engelmann put his finishing touches to the song at Stockholm, Sweden’s Cutting Room. The single artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Kerry King, Dimmu Borgir etc.).

Presave THE 69 EYES’ “Fade To Grey” at

THE 69 EYES w/ The Bites, Budderside:
3/26/2024 Empire Live – Albany, NY [Tickets]
3/27/2024 Rec Room – Buffalo, NY [Tickets]
3/28/2024 The Winchester Music Tavern – Cleveland, OH [Tickets]
3/29/2024 The Machine Shop Concert Lounge – Flint, MI [Tickets]
3/30/2024 Reggies – Chicago, IL [Tickets]
3/31/2024 The Basement East – Nashville, TN [Tickets]
4/02/2024 The Radio Room – Greenville, SC [Tickets]
4/03/2024 Open Chord Stage – Knoxville, TN [Tickets]
4/04/2024 The Kings Of Clubs – Columbus, OH [Tickets]
4/06/2024 Crafthouse Stage & Grill – Pittsburgh, PA [Tickets]
4/07/2024 Lovedraft’s Brewing Co. – Mechanicsburg, PA [Tickets]
4/08/2024 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA [Tickets]
4/10/2024 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA [Tickets]
4/11/2024 Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA [Tickets]
4/12/2024 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY [Tickets]
4/13/2024 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ [Tickets]

THE 69 EYES earned platinum status with the albums Blessed Be (2000) and Paris Kills (2022) 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 has established a worldwide following. Over the course of more than three decades, the band has toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia, and Australia and released twelve full-length studio albums.

Sprawling across ten lavishly dark, effortlessly cool tracks, THE 69 EYESDeath Of Darkness is one of their most flawless and consistent offerings bearing a title that’s of course both stylish and symbolic, much like the music they create. 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.

Order Death Of Darkness at THIS LOCATION

View the band’s previously released videos for the record’s title track, “Drive,” “California,” and “This Murder Takes Two [Feat. Kat Von D] HERE.