Welcome to the One Eye Shut website, mutha! We're a loud and proud rock'n'roll band hailing from Helsinki, Finland, playing simple and heavy music. Enjoy your stay and always keep it heavy!
“Hey it’s time to go
and I am all alone
Am I really on my own?
Hey it’s time to go
and I am still alone
my eyes are closing once for all
All the dreams I’ve had
Oh how I feel so sad
I think I’m letting go tonight
My dreams will never come true
and I am loosing you
I think I’m letting go tonight”
It has been a great decade spending time with good friends. It has been a great decade writing music straight from the heart. Lots of gigs and lots of people met. Laughter and joy not to mention grief and sadness. I always wrote my lyrics via grief and sadness but I must say that I’ve had the best moments in music with this band and with these dudes. It has come to an end now my friends. One Eye Shut is gone. I still remember it like yesterday. Ten years ago, in Tokoiranta Helsinki nearby Huvilateltta 3 guys made an promise to each other. If one should leave the band the whole band comes to an end. Now it has happened. Sadly and maybe fortunately. This could be sad but I see it as a start for something new.
OES would like to thank each and every friend and unknown who came by to see us play. Everyone who supported us by buying merch or just dropped by to say hi. We really had some great gigs and fun times with you. We would like thank every person who helped us in a way or another during these years. This goes all to you and you know who you are. Thank you all the studios and thank you all the great places we played. Thank you all the other bands who we played around the Finland with. I had this feeling that we were quite easy guys to work with. There is this saying that no-one will come to drag your band to play from home. Well I can say that OES was dragged several times from home to perform.
We didn’t have too many future plans but one was that This City –song was meant to be recorded in a studio and I had an simple idea for video as well. I asked my old friend to send me some of the most beautiful pictures of our home town Helsinki. And yes she did send some really great photos. Thank you Hanna-Malena a.k.a Lentu for these pictures. After quitting decision the motivation has been going down quite a lot and This City -video is not as well made as it should be. I just have to use old demo song from the year 2010. Also I don’t have enough energy to finalize this video better than this. This should have been recorded, played and sung better. Then again, does it really matter? Nothing is important anymore. We are in no rush anymore. This song has a totally new meaning for me now.
Once again, Thank you everybody. This is only goodbye.
Kymmenen mahtavaa vuotta on vietetty hyvien ystävien seurassa. Kymmenen mahtavaa vuotta kirjoittaen musiikkia suoraan sydämestä. Paljon keikkoja ja paljon ihmisiä. Naurua ja iloa, unohtamatta surua ja haikeutta. Kirjoitin aina tekstini surun ja kaihon kautta mutta en voi kieltää sitä että olen kokenut parhaat musiikilliset hetket näiden kavereiden kanssa. On tullut aika sanoa hyvästit. One Eye Shut on poissa. Vieläkin muistan sen päivän kuin eilisen. Kymmenen vuotta sitten Helsingin tokoinrannassa, huvilateltan vieressä kolme sälliä teki lupauksen toisilleen. Jos joku lähtee bändistä, niin se on sitten bändin taru siinä. Nyt se on tapahtunut. Ikävä kyllä mutta ehkä onneksi. Tämä saattaa olla jonkin uuden alku.
OES haluaa kiittää jokaista kaveria ja tuntematonta joka tuli meidän keikalle. Jokaista joka hommasi paidan tai levyn, tai muuten vain tuli moikkaamaan. Meillä oli ihan oikeasti huikeita keikkoja ja mahdottoman hauskaa teidän kanssa. OES haluaa kiittää jokaista joka auttoi meitä tavalla tai toisella näinä vuosina. Tämä iso kiitos menee teille ja tunnistatte kyllä itsenne. Kiitos eri studiolle ja kiitos kaikille mestoille missä saimme soittaa. Kiitos kaikille bändeille joiden kanssa saimme soittaa ympäri suomea. Minulla oli aina sellainen olo, että olimme aika mukavia tyyppejä soittaa kimpassa. On olemassa sanonta että ei teitä tulla hakemaan kotoa keikalle. Voin sanoa että OES tultiin useammin kuin kerran hakemaan keikalle.
Meillä ei ollut juurikaan tulevaisuuden suunnitelmia mutta This City kappale oli tarkoitus nauhoittaa studiossa ja minulla oli siihen yksinkertainen videoidea. Pyysin vanhaa ystävääni lähettämään kauneimpia kuvia Helsingistä ja hän totisesti sellaiset lähetti. Kiitos vielä Hanna-Malena a.k.a Lentu näistä kuvista. Lopetuspäätöksen jälkeen motivaatio on mennyt nopeasti alas ja This City-video ei ole saanut arvoistaan käsittelyä. Käytän vanhaa, vuonna 2010 tehtyä demoa. Minulla ei myöskään ole tarpeeksi energiaa viimeistellä videota tämän paremmin. Tämä olisi pitänyt nauhoittaa, soittaa ja laulaa paremmin. Toisaalta, onko sillä väliä? Mikään ei ole enää merkityksellistä. Enää ei ole kiire mihinkään. Tämä kappale saa aivan uuden merkityksen minulle nyt
Vielä kerran, kiitos kaikille. Nämä ovat vain jäähyväiset.
-Jari- One Eye Shut
This City video
The summer is crazy ah ah. La la la la. The summer is crazy ah ah, la la la la. The summer is crazy tonight. Our beautiful boys has been invited again to play some serious summer music. Come n check us in Nosturi, Helsinki on July 20th. Baila latino and stuff
Better late than ever. Metalrage reviews floater.
See reviews section!
To purchase OES merchandise, hit us with mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Write you postal address, size (shirt, not dick or what ever) and stuff you want to order. ...and we'll get back to you. Word!
Demo stuff in Facebook page. Go Check it out and leave a comment if you wish!
Sacrebleu, oil of olay, teboil (all pronounced in french style) More reviews in reviews section. En Garde!
'...We may have a floater' can be purchased from Radio Rock Store
and from several other places too.
Tune Download Shop
Go and buy. From every store!
finnishunderground.com asked and we answered. Read questions & answers
Check out also the rest of the site. Pretty nice and good site!
Finally an OESvideo in Youtube. Check it out!
Metal Norge.com review
Polish review from Mroczna Strefa
OES is now in Spotify.
Lammaszine reviews Floater.
Gigs updated and 2nd FB competition completed. Winners have been informed.
Napster added, Rumba deleted. Screw you too!
Tweet aaaand tweet and destroy! OES can be found in Twitter too.
Desibeli.net review online.
Godverdomme! Zware metal.com reviews Floater. And we are happy to notice that they've understood the big picture of this album. We shall thank you for that!
Review is in dutch but can be found in reviews as a crappy Google translation. Dutchies: Feel free to comment / correct the translation.
Let's float, put on your floating shoes and dance the heavy!
Buy Floater from iTunes, Amazon, eMusic just few to mention.
You can also click the Tunecore widget (on the right) and listen the album.
If you like it, just click 'Buy'
Listen the whole album in Myspace
That's right, the whole album. Dig it!
Are you ready for some serious floating?
'...We may have a floater' will see the day of light tomorrow 10.6.
At the moment album can be purchased from following stores:
Stupido Shop, Levykauppa äx and Keltainen Jäänsärkijä More will follow later. Digital sale will start next week.
Store owners have kindly ask people not to show all at once at the front of the store. And when spending the night in tents etc. that people wouldn't take too big tents when waiting in line over the night.
We're sure that everyone will get their copy one way or another.
And let the floating begin!
15.7.2010 OES will celebrate the new album "...We may have a floater" in Semifinal, Helsinki. Mosesgun will be there too, so why don't you? Tickets 6e. First 20 persons will get new album for free!
"...We may have a floater" will be released June 10th.
(That's kymmenes kuuetta to you finnish people).
Still no confirmed data of release party or places where you can purchase it, but we'll inform you.
(That's syssymmällä to you finnish people)
Album will be available also in digital sale and listenable in Myspace after release date.
(That's ostakaa se perkele, to you finnish people)
Jiihaa, CDs have finally arrived to planet earth (as they were pressed in Jupiter.
Join OES Facebook page and you could win new CD before they hit the stores.
Few gigs added. Showtime in Nosturi 23:00. Special quest on stage too
Time to take "trikoot" out of the closet. OES will perform 8.5. @ Nosturi in "Jatkosota 2010" -wrestling event.
"...We may have a floater" song list:
Bringer of rain
In this world
Soul to sell
I am the one
Learn to breathe again
On a ride
To my addiction
Please listen a raw mix sample of one of our new songs and let us know what you think. Write your comments in questbook or in OES Facebook Page
Recodings are finished and mixing process is almost done. As the cover art is soon to be pushed to "tyänalle" we might as well tell you the name of the forthcoming record:
"...We may have a floater"
Song list will be revealed within next month. Altogether there will be 9 brilliant songs.
Ladies and Gents, all recordings are finished and mixing process is so called "tosi asia". Album name and song list will appear in this site soon.
We're in Facebook too
Some pretty lazy assholes have finally managed to get few gigs. Once again we didn't do flying fuck to deserve this opportunity. As you might quess, the record is still on it's way. Vocals are being screamed as you read this. Some samples coming up once we get something mixed or what do they call it. But after all, new material sounds so fucking good that it's worth of waiting for. Now if you'll all excuse us, we have some drinking... singing to do!
Pics by Marko Saari. He makes wonders with torspos.
Bit of a break with gigs now. Making that fucking record.
"Kuten sanottu, ensin Lemuun sit vast Maskuun" - Sleepy Sleepers, Sings Elvis
To celebrate our studio sessions we've given us new Deadbolt names. Producer and recorder Hantti=Dick Dubin, Jokkari=Taag Hoijer, Morto=Burt Clifton and Jari=Chicken fried Charlie
Some pretty fuckhing neat pics from Dante's Highlight by Marko Saari
Dante's Highlight was a very nice place to perform. Check out few pics taken by Masu. Also some live footage coming up in Youtube here soon, maybe, perhaps, syssymmällä, kassellaan, vittu mä mitään jaksa.
Merry Christmas and heavy New Year to all of ya
Sweden cruise might do us good
Vote us in Sweden Rock Festival if you are a member of Myspace
Do your last day shopping, drinking and rocking before Xmas;
Playing with Ahma @ Dante's Highlight. After that playing with Santa...
A very sincere thanks to all you lovely people who came to see us @ lepakkomies. Equipments didn't end up in Pupu after all
It's been a while brothers'n sisters. New material keeps on coming, mind keeps getting wider and grave closer day by day. The first real album is in progress and we're dragging our asses into studio on March.
Godlike studiowiz Hantti has taken our beggings finally under concideration (after some serious asskissing, drinking nights, suitcases full of money, and other dirty things) and decided to record and partly (and party-) produce our still unnamed album.
Hantti (Born Antti) has been working with such names as Superchrist, Uzva, Plutonium 74 for past years. Hantti has been along for almost 5 years with us now and that old wanker is almost our 4th member and a brother so to say.
We've also turned up our business suits and after heavy negotiations signed (probably a very, very bad) deal with finnish Rusto Osiris -record label. But hey, what were we supposed to do? Besides i'm affraid we were a bit drunk during this period of icecool business.
But enough of this bullshit. If you ain't got better things to do, you are more than welcome to check new songs and our beard lenghts in Lepakkomies next month (14.11.). We shall have a drink or two for that, maybe already tonight...
Mothefok, almost forgot; 4.8.2008 On The Rocks, Starhags asked us to join and we say never no. See u there!
Next motherfucking Saturday, May 17th that is;
Showtime in Texas around midnight. Don't mess with midnight!
Free entry, beer plenty!
Thanks to all for showing up in Texas and thanks to Mertsa as well for visiting on stage.
See you soon!
Taking over Texas with the Blues dudes on Friday, February 22nd.
Better be there or we'll never forgive you... Yes we mean You!!!!
'Bisnes sharks' on tour 2008, next stop; Rocktown (Helsinki)
Free Turd to first 50 persons to show up in Rocktown 6.2.2008
Helldone 2007 photos added. Super-thanks to Kabbu, we love you!
Please give your vote for the best,
most greatest and coolest band in Finland...
But if you don't, you can vote for us (In finnish only, sorry)
We'll win and the Hell freezes over.
I'm a mean motherfuckher i'm a jungle man!
T-shirts with probably the most coolest logo in the world are finally here.
The logo is designed by a very secret and very famous Proctosaurus Arts Co.
Super fashion clothing is available for purchase directly from gigs or just simply make an order to info(a)oneeyeshut.org
Negotiations with real dealers, resellers that is, has been started, so warm up and grease your credit cards ready Bernardos!
Live at Semifinal, on monday though, but at least the company is good. Helldone gig added.
From offical Helldone site:
"The typical Finnish man, in turn, is stubborn, quiet and always ready to let guitar riffs do the talking. And these riffs are loud. Very loud, in fact. Blake, Mannhai, One Eye Shut and The Black League (led by former Sentenced front man Taneli Jarva) fit this profile perfectly. They say what they mean and they mean what they play..."
Night surrounds us, come n feel the pain!
Word on the street is that we're writing new material and that we're doing some live performances. That is true captain.
Check out gigs, get drunk and go crazy
New review from Miasma
Deep, punctual and a very professional overview of our whole career is now printed in words.
If Findance says it's pure shit, then it is!
Attenzione, showtime in Nightlife is around 10pm. Thats twenty two hunderd hours local time, Sir!!!
Few gigs added. Please be so kind and show up perkele!
More coming up after serious negotiations
Reviews section updated. Maybe we'll do some serious live performances too, if we're still alive...
Archaicmetallurgy.com review can be read from reviews sectione
"Paskaahan sen piti ollakin" project- 2007 continues.
Some people just get it. Noise review can be read here
Rokkizine reviews "pökäleet"
More reviews added. Summer gigs coming up soon. Stay tuned!
'Turds' flushed... reviewed in review section
Buy "Turds in a punch bowl" from Levykauppa äX
Discography section added.
Music section has disappearead into the space.
More music you can find from Myspace
NEW SONG AVAILABLE!
Download new song "Everything must die" right here
Cum and celebrate with us!
"Turds in a punch bowl" compilation will be released March 17th.
The very same day we'll perform alive at Nightlife rock, Helsinki.
Micko Hell & Motherfuckers will start the evening at 22:00-> so be there and bring your money and your daughter (to the slaughter) and get your own copy of new OES cd.
Singles sucks! Full-length albums rules. Every self-respecting band starts recording career by releasing a collection. We'll release a 'singles collection' including 2 new tracks and some live shit. Working title "Best/worst of" will be relased in March by Vallankumoustuotanto. Some taste of heavy riffenheimer can be downloaded right here (0.5 MB)
Everything must die
Plase let go
Days in the sun
Last in line
'Better play it well assholes'- tour 2006 proudly presents: Next friday's On the rocks gig will be recorded, and if we manage to play at least something right, we'll relese a song or two as a 'bonus shit' in our forthcoming single. So, Show up, be square, use the force, drink beer, listen to Black Sabbath or what ever, just be there!
October in my ass, new cd-single will be released in January.
New gig added
New review added.
A couple of gigs added.
Mildly memorable shit has been reviewed in Canada
OES is heading into studio at the end of September. Single including 2 songs will be released in October by Vallankumoustuotanto
To celebrate new release, we offer you some look_a_like pics above. We are genius
Sea monsters of rock II. 15.9
Yep you read correctos, it's here again. We are about to rock in ravintolalalalalalaiva Wäiski with King Remedy Be there or be Richard Gere
Hungarian OES page or something like that appears to be here.
Thanks to Lindavalo666
OES appears to be in Noise Vol.2 compilation. Lots of other shit too.
Get it for free
New photos from Sörkkarock
Metalheart.se and Archaicmetallurgy.com reviews online
Well what do you know, more gigs coming up and reviews updated
Los linkos as well
Gigs and review section updates
I am the god of hell fire and i bring you...Review!
A bit of airplay wouldn't hurt us either, make a wish:
- Radio Helsinki
- Radio SuomiPop
- Radio City
And as usual: DO IT PERKELE!
It's been a long time since i rock n' rolled. Thanks to everyone who crawled in Wäiski to see our show. We got our engines on again and new release 'Days in the Sun' is out. Check out the clip (0.6 MB)
Let me get back, let me get back, let me get back. Over n' out!
"Let's murjotetaan" -club info: Record release gig or something like that will be 11.3 in Wäiski. For more information check out gigs sectione. More offical info of release will follow later from Record company.
New CD single. OES is heading into studio in January. New record including 3 songs should be ready at the beginning of March. In meanwhile listen to Black Sabbath. Oh, and there's a review added (blooddawn.de) as well, check it out.
If we had new photos, would you check them out? Well, we wouldn't.
However there are new photos. Many, many many thanks to Kabbuh
You won't believe this one; There's a new review online.
Showtime at Semifinal (19.10) will take it's place at 22:30 PM
New reviews added. Translated by Jan (thanks). We nicht nacht nein, ja, nein sprechen deutch... Zimmer blau Gügelschreiber
Houston, we have a review in Imperiumi.net
New review, guess where
A bunch of reviews added
Gigs gigs gigs, Long legs and burgundy lips
Gigs gigs gigs, Dancin' down on Sunset Strip
Gigs gigs gigs, Red lips, fingertips.
...new gig added.
Live pics of ZZ top... One Eye Shut in photo section, check'em out
There seems to be an interview in Rockradio.se rockzine. Kolla den ut! And you might wanna vote some more OES in Top 10 list as well. Do it perkele!
"Last in line" is in A-playlist on the TotalRock radio.
Live shows added
Fuckhing aye! 'Last in line' is in The new Rockradio.se Top Ten list. For those about to vote (some more) We salute you
Review in Archaicmetallurgy.com
Go und vote! 'Last in line' is challenger in Rockradio.se Top Ten list.
Review in desibeli.net (finnish)
'Last in line' single is reviewed in RockUnited.com
Finally we take Turku, then we take Berlin. Live performance coming up in Downtown
Some live shots from late lamented Stella Star Club in foto section. Don't ever go see them!
'Last in line' single out now, check out the clips. New press pics and a brilliant photo of Hantti in foto section.
Stella Star gig cancelled (8.6). Stella Star Club had to end all activity because of our cancellation. We're not sorry
Foto section updated.
Site updates. Links and Reviews
'Last in line' single will be released in June 8th. says the corporation. Live performance in Stella Star Club at the same day, says the management. We say... Rock n roll!
Interview. Hardcore Tex a.k.a Morto reveals it all in new Itäväylä newspaper
New gigs added
Last days as a poor musician: Heading to studio 18.3. Stuff coming out in May, beware!
New review in Stonerrock.com
"Gigs and Airplay" Isn't that something? Check out gigs section and guestbook! You believe it just before you die!
New live pics added and 2 live songs in music section.
More gigs confirmed
Was??? New gig added
New review in finnish rock-magazine Rumba, check it out. Yeah yeah yeah!
New review in Noise.fi (In finnish (in Åbo))
New review in Imperiumi (In finnish)
New gigs added.
New promo-cd published in september 2004. Drag yourself to see us play and get your copy for free!