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JYRKI 69 GUEST DJS FOR FANGTASIA II IN NEW ORLEANS

JYRKI 69 GUEST DJS FOR FANGTASIA II IN NEW OR - 2012-06-26 00:00

2012-06-26 00:00 - Last year, lead singer JYRKI 69 of Finnish Goth metallers THE 69 EYES and an army of DJs from the infamous New Orleans dark scene DJ’d at a now-legendary club night. For one night, Fangtasia bridged the spaces between reality and imagination. This year, they're back with reinforcements. Fangtasia II is coming.

On Saturday, July 21st at 9:00 p.m., the renowned Gothic troubadour AURELIO VOLTAIRE joins DJ JYRKI 69 for a special acoustic set at 1135 Decatur - a venue long home to New Orleans' raucous Goth, industrial, metal, and vampire scenes. To up the stakes, Voltaire will bring his eclectic brand of dark gypsy rock to the stage in between sets by the best DJs the South has to offer. Anticipating his return to New Orleans, JYRKI 69 said, "Vampires, voodoo, and Elvis' King Creole — New Orleans is the home of all dreams for THE 69 EYES! There's no better way to return to the city of my dreams then party 'til the dawn DJing again at Fangtasia!"

Fangtasia is organized by Seraphemera Books comic writer Kurt Amacker (Dead Souls, Tad Caldwell and The Monster Kid). "Last year, we raged until daylight, with fans from all over the country spilling out into streets of the French Quarter,” Amacker reminisces. “I think we're all still recovering. I saw an opportunity to bring two legends of dark culture to the same show at once. A lot of metal fans probably aren't familiar with Voltaire, but he's an icon in the Goth and vampire scenes. His music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep an audience rolling in the aisles. It's like gypsy death rock with a sense of humor."

Joining JYRKI 69 and VOLTAIRE will be a cast of DJs culled from the top Goth and industrial club nights in New Orleans and nearby Baton Rouge. From New Orleans, Attrition's DJ Stratos will spin the best in Goth, dark dance, and industrial alongside DJ Lucifera and DJ Fang Pimp of the club events Bad Things and Little Black Dress Night. At the intimate upstairs lounge of 1135 Decatur, hailing from Baton Rouge's club night The Chamber, industrial artist Torrent Vaccine will spin alongside DJs Flyhaed, LostTwistedSoul, and Tarnish to round out the evening's entertainment.

Throughout the night, attendees will have the opportunity to have vampire fangs made on premises by Dark Awakenings—New Orleans' premiere fangsmith. Early arrivals will also be presented with giveaways from Sigh Co. Graphics.

Before Fangtasia II begins, V.I.P. attendees will be offered an exciting opportunity to learn about the city's long history of hauntings and vampiric activity: a limited number of ticket holders can join The Helsinki Vampire JYRKI 69 on a special walk through the shadowy history of New Orleans with French Quarter Phantoms and the notorious Lord Chaz Howell. V.I.P.s will be presented with a bottle of wickedly smooth Vampire Vodka signed by JYRKI 69 and will be given access to Fangtasia II at 1135 Decatur when doors open. The tour leaves from Flanagan's Pub at 625 St. Philip Street at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Spaces are very limited.

Advance and VIP tickets available at Seraphemera Books and Music at http://www.seraphemera.org/seraphemera_books/Fangtasia2.html

Fangtasia begins at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21st at 1135 Decatur in New Orleans.

Check out Fantasia II’s Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/285804978185000/.


A new album by THE 69 EYES will be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records this fall and is the follow-up to 2009’s Back In Blood, which was produced by American Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, Monster Magnet).
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