The 69 Eyes
Helsinki, Uudenmaan maakunta, Finland
A gothic rock group from Finland, The 69 Eyes formed in 1989 and is known all around the globe. Described as some as glam metal and by others as sleaze rock, they take their cues from Motley Crue and The Sisters of Mercy. Helsinki based, the band was created by original members Jyrki 69, Archzie, Timo-Timo, Lotto, Jussi 69 and Bazie, it has retained this lineup (with the exception of Lotto who was replaced as drummer by Jussi 69) for most of the recordings. They tour often and yet express an ongoing desire to create "something new … completely fresh and ambitious", which they have managed to do for more than twenty years.