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BlackCross
5th May 2007, 01:59
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Overview:

Dir en grey is a Japanese Visual-Kei band, formed in 1997 and went major in 1999. Yoshiki of X Japan produced their early singles which were later compiled in the album GAUZE) and since then they have been composing and managing their works on their own. Consisting of Kyo on vocals, Kaoru and Die on guitar, Toshiya on bass, and Shinya on drums, the band became an overnight sensation.
Clothing Style:
Originally their style was Visual-Kei, but later on, they settle down for a vaguely visual style. They drastically change their look with the release of each album. Most of the outfits from their Visual Kei-era are extremely elaborate, and as Kaoru claims in an English interview for Newgrave gothic magazine, he made his outfits elaborate on purpose to make it more challenging for cosplayers, or a costume player, to imitate the look.

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History:

Dir en grey was formed by former members of an indie band, La:Sadies, formed in the late 1995/early 1996. After parting ways with La:Sadies' bassist, KISAKI, the remaining of the band recruitted Toshiya (previously in D+L) and together they form Dir en grey. Kisaki has since gone and be involved in several indies projects, including KISAKI Project, Syndrome, Mirage, and now Phantasmagoria.
They released their first mini-album MISSA in 1997, followed by the release of GAUZE in 1999, MACABRE in 2000, and Kisou in 2002. These albums had a strong visual theme to them, and although it is easy to see the progression of the band's psyche across the tracks, they were still a settled style.
A shock came in 2002, with Dir en grey releasing six Ugly, six 'ugly' tracks of American styled music, but still with the faint undertones of Dir en grey's typical vocal lines in the choruses and bridges. Dir en grey's next album, VULGAR, was released in September 2003, with the lead track, OBSCURE, heading back towards the original style. They released a single album titled THE FINAL, in 2004 which included four songs- THE FINAL, INCREASE BLUE, RED...[em], and The IIID Empire -in which the last three songs are live covers from their Osaka Kouseinenkin Kaikan concert on October 26, 2003.
Despite no longer being visual, Dir en grey still surprises people with each album - moving from hard tracks such as Pink Killer and Filth, to rock ballads such as Mushi or 24ko Cylinder, and then onto tracks such as Mr.NEWSMAN with profound lyrics, but a heart wrenching vocal bridge, or umbrella with its catchy chorus.
On March 9, 2005 Dir en grey released their seventh album, Withering to Death. This album consisted of fourteen tracks, two of which were previousily released singles, -Saku- and THE FINAL. The sound of this album was different than anything Dir en grey had released consisting of the vocalist, Kyo, mostly screaming and the music harder than Dir en grey's usual style. This album left many fans wondering what new things Dir en grey was to attempt next and many began to believe that Dir en grey was heading for a more western heavy metal sound, moving away from their original style on GAUZE and earlier released music.
The later months of 2005 began with Dir en grey setting out to conquer the European music world. On May 28 Dir en grey did their first European live in Berlin, Germany. The title was TOUR05 It withers and withers. They planned a number of lives throughout Europe consisting of Germany, France, and Belgium. Still touring, now to move onto TOUR05 It withers and withers in Paris, France on July 24th and OCTOPUS ROCK FESTIVAL in Nivells, Belgium on July 29th; Dir en grey has made a name for themselves throughout Europe. We can only hope now that they will conquer the United States of America and other countries as well.
Free will has announced that they will be releasing Dir en grey's recent album Withering to Death at the end of October in France, Germany and the United States. The album will not be the normal Japanese version but a specially modified version made especially for release outside of Japan. The non-Japan version will include full lyric translation in French, German and English, and a DVD bonus PV (PV depending on country release either THE FINAL, -Saku- or Kodou). The price is planned to be less than 15 euros/dollars and the CDs will be sold in regular CD stores as the new release is targeted towards new and future fans rather than existing Dir en grey fans.
Starting March 2006 the band is on tour in America with the rock band KORN. In May they return to Europe (Berlin, Koln, German Festivals).

Discography:

Albums
Including mini-albums
1997.02.25 - MISSA
1999.07.28 - GAUZE
2000.09.20 - MACABRE
2002.01.30 - Kisou
2002.07.31 - six Ugly
2003.09.10 - VULGAR
2005.03.09 - Withering to Death
2007.02.07 - The Marrow of a Bone

Singles
1998.05.10 - JEALOUS
1998.08.12 - -I'll-
1999.01.20 - Yurameki
1999.01.20 - -ZAN- (?-ZAN-)
1999.01.20 - Akuro no Oka
1999.05.26 - Cage
1999.07.14 - Yokan
2000.02.16 - Myak
2000.06.07 - [Kr] cube
2000.07.26 - Taiyou no Ao
2001.04.18 - ain't afraid to die
2001.09.12 - FILTH
2001.11.14 - JESSICA
2001.12.19 - embryo
2002.07.31 - Child prey
2003.01.22 - DRAIN AWAY
2003.04.23 - Kasumi
2004.03.17 - THE FINAL
2004.07.14 - -Saku-
2005.09.21 - Clever Sleazoid
2006.07.26 - Ryoujoku no Ame
2006.11.15 - Agitated Screams of Maggots

Compilations/Other
2001.08.22 - KAI

DVDs
2001.08.22 - TOUR 00>>01 MACABRE
2001.10.31 - 1999 Nen 12 Gatsu 18 Nichi Osakajo Hall
2001.10.31 - GAUZE-62045-
2002.03.20 - Kimon
2003.05.21 - Rettou Gekishin Angya Final 2003 5 Ugly KINGDOM
2004.10.06 - TOUR04 THE CODE OF VULGAR[ism] (Regular Edition)
2004.10.06 - TOUR04 THE CODE OF VULGAR[ism] (Limited Edition)
2005.06.29 - Average Fury
2005.07.27 - Average Psycho
2006.05.03 - Tour05 It Withers and Withers (Regular Edition)
2006.05.03 - Tour05 It Withers and Withers (Limited Edition)


Downloads:
Dir en grey on torrentsmd.com (http://www.torrentsmd.com/browse.php?tag=Dir%20En%20Grey)

NOstro
5th May 2007, 11:08
Da best j-rock band!!!!!:beautiful2:

Dead
5th May 2007, 11:32
NOstro +1

Narcisse
6th May 2007, 01:08
Dead,
I love this stupid flood.

About DEG i can say that' the first J-rock band that i heard.

Brea
6th May 2007, 05:14
DIR EN GREY they realy cool there the first J-Rock band i've started to listen

IuriSan
6th May 2007, 22:26
if not BC, I don't think I would ever find out about this mega band, as well as Gazette and all others!!

Abaddon
8th May 2007, 00:10
Care sunt cele mai bune piese?

BlackCross
8th May 2007, 00:20
Care sunt cele mai bune piese?
Ia ultimul album, Marrow of a Bone. Majoritatea pieselor sunt bune. Sau poti incerca Withering to Death.

BlackCross
19th May 2007, 00:23
Kyo with the DEG cosplayer fandom:
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8040/kyomenschenmengeeb0.jpg

BlackCross
31st May 2007, 13:28
Play.md:
Dir en grey - Clever Sleazoid (http://play.md/video/57ebfcea-ed0a-4e93-a432-115612a96d20)
Dir en grey - GRIEF (http://play.md/video/d469a1ef-5439-4800-8d5b-f70d49581bed)
Dir en grey - dead tree (http://play.md/video/4a2bd0f0-8d2b-42ca-a088-d42210f90af2)
Dir en grey - Ryoujoku no ame (http://play.md/video/2a77670b-9dcc-4a24-8a6f-525bb12287cb)

Sunray
4th June 2007, 19:39
DIR EN GREY they realy cool there the first J-Rock band i've started to listen

+1. The only rock group I'm listening to now. :happy: Yurameki, Akuro No Oka, Hotarubi, 24ko Cylinder, Karasu, THE FINAL :notagain:

VadikRamm
24th August 2007, 17:38
Dak cesna imi plac nu mai tare ca GIRUGAMESH sau D`espairsRay :) Da poliube ascult cu mare placere multe piese :D

Sachiko
6th October 2007, 13:57
Great band...Huge potential and talent."With an intesity that i haven't seen in a while"---->Jonathan Davis,KoRn.
It's songs never bore me and the lyrics are special.Kyo knows how to entertain especialy with teh fish-hooking...Some ppl were shocked and protested because he did it at Family Values Tour.God dammit,it's just blood,not internal organs u peep-squeeks XD!
I have the last album but i haven't listened to it yet -____-'...baka....

Actually i didn't really like the time when they were part of visual kei,kinda average and they looked too much like the others(by appearance i mean,not singing)...

If u are stupid enough to say "omg,he's scary,why does he do that?omg,someone should put him to jail" like one of my classmates did(-__-') then u can flush ur brainless,dickless,motherfucking body into the toilet and i'll wave happy to u "Sayounara..." :pissed: :lol:

Dead
6th October 2007, 14:12
Great band...Huge potential and talent."With an intesity that i haven't seen in a while"---->Jonathan Davis,KoRn.
It's songs never bore me and the lyrics are special.Kyo knows how to entertain especialy with teh fish-hooking...Some ppl were shocked and protested because he did it at Family Values Tour.God dammit,it's just blood,not internal organs u peep-squeeks XD!
I have the last album but i haven't listened to it yet -____-'...baka....

Actually i didn't really like the time when they were part of visual kei,kinda average and they looked too much like the others(by appearance i mean,not singing)...

If u are stupid enough to say "omg,he's scary,why does he do that?omg,someone should put him to jail" like one of my classmates did(-__-') then u can flush ur brainless,dickless,motherfucking body into the toilet and i'll wave happy to u "Sayounara..." :pissed: :lol:

totally agree!

BlackCross
7th October 2007, 16:40
"Pain in a Japanese way"


'Japanese Dir en grey got a hot welcome in Finland. Sun was shining brightly and the fans were crying out of happiness.'


The metal wonder from Kemi, Sonata Arctica is one of the most popular Finnish bands in Japan. Therefore it was funny to notice how Sonata and the Japanese bands who performed in Finland this year seemed to attract each other. In Ruisrock Sonata had their room backstage right beside D'espairsRay and, surprisingly, in Ankkarock the band was accommodated right beside Dir en grey.

A friendship instantly developed between D'espairsRay and Sonata, but the guys of Dir en grey had other things to do than get acquainted with the northern metalheads. The Japanese musicians seemed to be considerably interested in the attempts to get hot air balloon ready to go, not to mention the great show of Nine Inch Nails.


'We have been waiting for this!'

But let's go about five hours back from Nine Inch Nails.

The expected performance of Dir en grey was slowly beginning, and the superfans of the band had already occupied the front of the stage a good while ago. The front lines were filled with spectacular bunch of people and the photographers were enthusiastically snapping photographs of the Dir en grey -fans who had invested in their appearances. The tension of most eager fans is erupted in sobbing.

It's relatively calm behind the stage. The guys of Dir en grey [Kyo?; vocals, Kaoru; guitar, Die; guitar, Toshiya; bass and Shinya; drums] are walking around with no haste. The musicians have to be nervous before the show in a big Finnish festival, but the excitement doesn't show in their gestures or expressions. Especially seemingly shy Kyo? looks completely calm while peeking from underneath the fringe of his hair.

Then it's already the awaited hour; 16:00! The intro-tape explodes on from the loudspeakers and the front lines practically go crazy. Now it's not anymore the tears of only a couple of persons, since almost every other fan has tears glistening in the corner of their eyes. This is undoubtedly the most awaited moment for a lot of fans of music this summer.

Dir en grey shows straight from the beginning how experienced performer it is. The men walk on stage looking indifferent, almost as if the audience didn't even exist. There are small swings of arm towards the gang, but that's about it. Kyo? is completely a chapter of his own; Mister doesn't seem to give a damn about the screaming bunch of people in front of him.

When the first song begins the charismatic vocalist practically goes mad. The man who scratches himself suddenly goes around on stage and twists his body here and there seemingly violently. Soon shirt gets to leave too as the singer reveals his tattooed upper body. And in the front lines people are sighing in deep in delight.


'In the beginning there was the noise'

Let's go back in time once more, only a couple of hours though. Suosikki [the mag where the interview is] had been promised an interview with Dir en grey. The so called father-figure of the bunch, Kaoru, and the translator who is helping with the situation appear there as planned, and after a bit less than half an hour the chatting can begin pleasantly. Kaoru turns out to be a pondering musician who thinks about his answers long. That's a good thing.

Q: Dir en grey was founded about ten years ago. Are you going to throw a party to celebrate this?
A: Probably not. Too many bands announce they're celebrating some weird milestones, although the real reason for what they do is only to sell more CDs. We are not going to be a part of something like that, for us this year is completely the same than any other year.

Q: What was your objective in 1997 when you founded Dir en grey?
A: Well, if I'm completely honest we put the band together because we wanted to goof off during gigs and make as much noise as possible. Pretty soon we noticed though that this wasn't enough for us, and we begun to develop it further, to more original direction. In Japan there wasn't really any cool bands playing hard-rock in the end of 90s. We decided to fill in that gap.

Q: What kind of music did you listen to in the 90s?
A: There was really cool underground-music made in Japan, especially in the end of the 80s. We liked mostly these bands and oartists before forming our own band. When the career of Dir en grey then begun, I started to listen to more metal and industrial like Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. Alternative rock, Like Smashing Pumpkins was interesting too.


'Pain is agony in Japanese'

Q: How was the very first gig of Dir en grey ever?
A: Undeniably a weird happening. We plaid in a club where there was a pool in the middle of the floor. Kyo? managed to break down one micstand too, and the owner of the place told us we would never get in there again. Well, it didn't bother us much, because we didn't like the place in the slightest.

Q: You have a lot of tattoos although they're pretty rare in Japan still.
A: You're right! Tattoos had a really bad reputation in Japan before, because of all kinds of Mafia things. Nowadays it's changing and tattoos are in fashion amongst the young. I haven't taken these for fashion though, but the tattoos have their own, deep meaning for me.

Q: How would you describe the music of Dir en grey to people who haven't listened to you before?
A: We want to tell about our own feelings through the music of this band, especially the negative feelings. There is a negative side to each person, but most are afraid to show it. Pain, despair and other things like those are necessary, since without them there isn't any contrary feelings either.

Q: And how would you describe your lyrics?
A: The style of performing the words is very important to us. Thankfully Kyo? is able to sing in a very versatile ways, and although the listener doesn't understand his lyrics he can gather much from for example the tones of voice. It's really important for us that the listeners are able to sense the deeper meaning in every song. In some of our songs there is also words in English, but we don't want to write only in English. We wouldn't be able to transfer all the feelings we want to the listeners. For example in Japanese there is several ways to say the English word 'pain' [this is where the title refers to as well, as in Finnish there are many ways to say those too]. Our own language offers an endless amount of options.


'Visual, right?'

Q: What kind of visual things you like nowadays?
A: If one watches our music videos for example, it's clear that we like especially horror movies. But music always comes first. Only after we've collected the music and lyrics for each album we begin to think about the visual side of the whole thing. Like in the old pictures of us tell too, visual side has been losing its meaning in the world of Dir en grey.


Q: Japanese rock music and -culture is really popular in Finland right now too. Why?
A: I am of course happy for our success, but I can't tell the reason. I know that heavy music is really popular in Finland. We aren't a pure metal band, but of course there is metal-elements in our songs. When this raw sound is combined with Japanese culture, the result apparently is something interesting.


Q: You've played in China too. What was the experience like?
A: We played in Shanghai for example. There rock-shows aren't arranged that often, and we were welcomed really enthusiastically. I felt the energy of people clearly. In Japan I can sense the huge power that's dwelling in the cities, but in China the same energy was rising mainly from people.


Q: How does the future of your band look like? When are we going to see you in Finland again?
A: We're going to make a long tour in Japan in the autumn. We are thinking about coming back to Europe too, but the tour is only being planned right now.


Q: And in the end; If you only had an hour to live, what would you do?
A: I would get a Japanese dinner from somewhere. After that I would only wait patiently for time to pass. [this last question was asked from him twice in Finland and he gave two different answers x)]

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[EDITED TO ADD] I have no idea why there's a question mark after Kyo's name each time. It was like that in the original text and I copied it from there x)

BlackCross
20th October 2007, 01:49
The New Single!!! (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=153588)

L.A.
29th October 2007, 19:56
Yeah, they are the greatest one, huh, they make the history, and like X-japan they change all j-rock music...
Now they are other, they took a lot from different american bands, but they are still the most original japan rock band.

BlackCross
6th November 2007, 03:37
Poze de la concertul Diru la care am fost recent. (http://blackcross616.deviantart.com/gallery/)

D'espaGirl
3rd December 2007, 22:10
yeap...enjoy
Dintre trupele mele preferate e pe al doilea loc dupa D'espairsRay!:)

november
20th December 2007, 01:49
iata ca i-am ascultat un pic si eu.. imi desplace una - parca canta cu nasul astupat..
unele piese sunt ablosut ne-metal-ice.. wcis?// nu-metal
sa vedem ce va fi peste vreo 2 zile de ascultare ))

BlackCross
9th March 2008, 15:58
Dir en grey - Complete Discography (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=224871)

lazifyre
9th March 2008, 16:19
arigatou gozaimasu:happy:

BlackCross
9th March 2008, 16:25
arigatou gozaimasu:happy:
You're welcome.


Cât îs bun, zilele astea primesc requesturi de PVs, mp3/FLAC şi LIVE la major J-Rock bands, aşa că if you need smth say here: http://akiba.oe.md/showthread.php?t=178&page=5 .

BlackCross
18th March 2008, 13:15
Rockoon! (Germany) July 2007 - Famous Last Words - Kyo (Dir en grey)

Which of your characteristics or character-traits do you like the most and which the least?
Kyo: The most and the least: I am very honest.

What are the three most important things in your life?
Kyo: To go my own way, to be honest, not to lie.

What makes you really angry?
Kyo: Lies, betrayal, superficial friendships.

What makes you laugh?
Kyo: When I meet someone I have something in common with.

What makes you cry?
Kyo: Lies, betrayal, superficial friendships.

What's the first thing you do after getting up in the morning?
Kyo: I wash my face.

What's your favourite movie?
Kyo: Holy Mountain, Old Boy, Fetish etc.

Who was your childhood-hero?
Kyo: Kikaider01

What's your favourite book?
Kyo: None.

What was the most funny or extraordinary job you ever did?
Kyo: None.

Which person do you never want to meet?
Kyo: Someone who does not understand my nature.

What did you do with your first self-earned money?
Kyo: I cannot remember.

What would you like to have for your last meal?
Kyo: Nothing special.

What do you appreciate the most in a person of the opposite sex?
Kyo: Our disparity.

What has been your most painful experience so far?
Kyo: Many.

When and from who did you recieve your first love letter?
Kyo: I cannot remember.

What do you like the most about sex?
Kyo: Do the others answer such questions?

For what would you overdraw your (bank) account?
Kyo: I could do it for someone I want to protect and defend. There aren't many, though.

Where and how can you relax the best?
Kyo: I never relax.

Which is your favourite city?
Kyo: Kyoto (Japan).

Do you own a piece of jewelry that means something special to you?
Kyo: No.

At which historic event would you have liked to be?
Kyo: Anything that had to do with UFOs.

What would you do if you knew the world was going to doom tomorrow?
Kyo: I would laugh.

Have you ever been close to death?
Kyo: Yes, it happened to me but I don't want to tell about it.

What shall be written on your gravestone?
Kyo: Let me live.


SOURCE (http://community.livejournal.com/dir_en_grey/2189842.html)

adrian1369
3rd April 2008, 00:16
I.. NEED TO SEE DIR EN GREY IN JAPAN BEFORE I DIE.

BlackCross
3rd April 2008, 01:01
I.. NEED TO SEE DIR EN GREY IN JAPAN BEFORE I DIE.
Why exactly "in Japan"!? :)

adrian1369
3rd April 2008, 01:38
It's my dream

Carrot
3rd April 2008, 02:06
It's my dreamthat explains all XD

november
3rd April 2008, 02:12
that explains all XD

plus:one: ghy!

adrian1369
3rd April 2008, 02:37
What explains :?:

BlackCross
3rd May 2008, 01:01
What explains :?:
Are in vedere k u n-ai raspuns la intrebare cum trebuie.

Dir en grey - OBSCURE PV [Uncensored] (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=256383)

Dir en grey - Ryoujoku No Ame PV (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=274407)

Dir en grey - DOZING GREEN PV (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=274465)

Dir en grey - Kodou PV (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=282013)

In the studio with... DIR EN GREY

Kings of J-Rock take the impulsive approach for new album

Primed to launch a fresh assault on the rest of the world, Japanese metallic whackjobs Dir En Grey are in the midst of recording their seventh full-length album. The follow-up to 2007’s widely acclaimed The Marrow of a Bone, the band’s new opus is being recorded in Japan and produced by Yoshiki Hayashi, a founder member of X-Japan, one of the country’s biggest rock bands. Hammer spoke to Dir En Grey guitarist Kaoru about whether the new album was going to be the one to break the band both in the UK and the United States.

“Absolutely!” says Kaoru. “But we are trying to create Japanese sounds that are not British or American. We thought about getting an international engineer or producer, but we decided not to. We thought that recording in Japan might be more suitable for our work this time. We’ve never worked with Yoshiki before, but he’s like one of our forefathers. We call him ‘Abarenbo Shogun’ which means he’s a rowdy general.”

As with their previous albums, the as-yet-untitled new one is likely to feature a dizzying array of disparate styles alongside Dir En Grey’s trademark metal chops. As Kaoru explains, the band favour spontaneity over planning.

“I guess we well recognise the right direction for the songs as we progress,” he states. “Whatever happens, the album will be stuffed with guilt and reincarnation, as well as the past, present and future of Dir En Grey.”

Already huge in Japan, Dir En Grey look certain to build on their international reputation during 2008, as anyone who witnessed the scenes of hysteria when the band hit London last year will testify. As Kaoru explains, UK fans should prepare themselves for their imminent return.

“We will spend half of this year making an album and the rest touring,” he says. “There’s no specific plan right now, but we will be in the UK in the near future. Our shows in London last year were really amazing."

THE NEW DIR EN GREY ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR VIA GAN-SHIN RECORDS.

adrian1369
3rd May 2008, 01:07
Cross planuieshti o alte excursie in UK pentru Dir En Grey :hehehe:

BlackCross
3rd May 2008, 01:12
Cross planuieshti o alte excursie in UK pentru Dir En Grey :hehehe:
Daca voi avea posibilitate - neaparat.

Dir en grey - In Weal or Woe [DVDrip] (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=287571)

Dir en grey - Hide Memorial Summit [LIVE] [2008] (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=292999)

Dir en grey - Kodoku Ni Shisu, Yueni Kodoku / IIID Empire [LIVE] (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=310521)

Dir en grey - CLEVER SLEAZOID PV [Subs] (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=310523)

Dir en grey - GRIEF PV (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=324065)

Dir en grey - THE FINAL PV (.vob) (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=324407)

Le_Ra
8th June 2008, 14:05
like Dir en Grey.....have one of their concert videos....cool

BlackCross
13th June 2008, 16:35
Dir en grey - 朔-saku- PV (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=330251)

BlackCross
14th June 2008, 01:28
AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Aaaaaa!!

TOUR08 THE ROSE TRIMS AGAIN
A second nation-wide standing tour titled "TOUR08 THE ROSE TRIMS AGAIN" is set. DIR EN GREY will kick off this tour on September 10th, when a long-awaited new single "GLASS SKIN" is released, starting with OFFICIAL FAN CLUB 「a knot」 exclusive live shows, which will be their first in almost a year.

TheSandGirl
26th June 2008, 01:05
Ador aceasta trupa! Cintecele preferate sunt:Kodou, The Final, Dozing green.

BlackCross
4th July 2008, 02:05
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adrian1369
4th July 2008, 07:14
http://pics.livejournal.com/bessydevlin/pic/0000sg4s



:laughat:

Miliko
25th July 2008, 12:42
Nu demult am inceput sa ascult shi eu Dir en grey, foarte mult imi place musica lor shi stilulu:happys: :love:

BlackCross
29th July 2008, 01:16
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s110/cylee77/Funny%20dir%20en%20grey%20stuff/godlistenssn1.jpg

Miliko
2nd August 2008, 02:13
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s110/cylee77/Funny%20dir%20en%20grey%20stuff/godlistenssn1.jpg

SugoiXD

REDDEVIL
2nd August 2008, 02:26
The guy who made the commercial is a genius! Excellent job!

Miliko
2nd August 2008, 02:44
The guy who made the commercial is a genius! Excellent job!
Yeah, fff bun lucru

Ryuu
3rd August 2008, 18:32
SugoiXD

Respekt:hurry:

BlackCross
5th August 2008, 01:30
Aaaaaaaaaaaa aa aaaaa mwhahahahahaahahahhhh.... :punch: :punch: :punch:

Holy sh~

Uroboros is an album by Japanese rock band Dir en grey, set to be released on 12 November 2008 in Japan. It has a confirmed European release on Gan-Shin.

The album will be released in three editions; a standard edition, a limited edition and a deluxe edition. The standard edition will be released as a single-disc CD album, while the limited edition will include a bonus disc. The deluxe edition, a significantly more expensive release, will include two CDs, one DVD and two LPs, and will be available for pre-ordering only until 17 August.

REDDEVIL
5th August 2008, 22:08
Yeah, fff bun lucru

nu shtiu cat e de bun dar ishi face treaba ^_~

Miliko
5th August 2008, 23:05
nu shtiu cat e de bun dar ishi face treaba ^_~

ei bine nu lam gustat, dar un lucru shtiu bine cel care sa gindit la asha ceva merita sa fie aplaudat sau ceva de felul acesta :)

REDDEVIL
7th August 2008, 01:45
ei bine nu lam gustat, dar un lucru shtiu bine cel care sa gindit la asha ceva merita sa fie aplaudat sau ceva de felul acesta :)

eu zic ca mai bine e sa fie platit ^_~ X))

Miliko
7th August 2008, 01:59
eu zic ca mai bine e sa fie platit ^_~ X))

PLATIT numaidecit

BlackCross
7th August 2008, 11:36
On-topic... or suffer my wrath.

A apărut preview la single-ul nou Glass Skin, vă amintesc că el va apărea în Septembrie.

http://www.direngrey.co.jp/english/e-information.html
Click "Listen" în dreptul noutăţii despre single.

devil may cry
30th August 2008, 19:43
A apărut preview la single-ul nou Glass Skin, vă amintesc că el va apărea în Septembrie.

http://www.direngrey.co.jp/english/e-information.html
Click "Listen" în dreptul noutăţii despre single.

:love: MY PRECIOUS

BlackCross
1st September 2008, 22:23
Glass Skin PV FRESH!
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fafe1x

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F52XQ6A7

Yuki
1st September 2008, 22:29
Glass Skin PV FRESH!
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fafe1x

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F52XQ6A7

:love: это что то....тупо тащусь))))!!!!

BlackCross
1st September 2008, 22:31
:love: это что то....тупо тащусь))))!!!!
Exact. :want:
Superb clip şi cântec!

devil may cry
1st September 2008, 23:22
Glass Skin PV FRESH!
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fafe1x

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F52XQ6A7

:sweet: :sohappy: They are the BEST.

Miliko
2nd September 2008, 19:29
Glass Skin PV FRESH!
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fafe1x

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F52XQ6A7

sugoi:love: arigato :cheer:

BlackCross
9th September 2008, 23:43
Uroboros Tracklist:

Sa Bir
Vinushka
Red Soil
慟哭と去りぬ [Doukoku to Sarinu] Lament and Leave
蜷局 [Toguro] Coil
Stuck Man
Glass Skin
冷血なりせば [Reiketsu Nariseba ] Cold Bloodedness
我、闇とて… [Ware, Tamitote...] I, Darkness/ My Darkness
Bugaboo
凱歌、沈黙が眠る頃 [Gaika, Chinmoku ga Nemuru Goro ] Victory, The Silence of Sleep
Dozing Green
Inconvenient Truth


Dir en grey - GLASS SKIN [HQ PV + Maxi-Single] (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=405041)

Hikaru
20th September 2008, 21:10
thanx BC
you made me discover a whole new world:love: :love:

BlackCross
21st September 2008, 00:54
thanx BC
you made me discover a whole new world:love: :love:
You're welcome. X))

Miliko
22nd September 2008, 22:14
Uroboros Tracklist:

Sa Bir
Vinushka
Red Soil
慟哭と去りぬ [Doukoku to Sarinu] Lament and Leave
蜷局 [Toguro] Coil
Stuck Man
Glass Skin
冷血なりせば [Reiketsu Nariseba ] Cold Bloodedness
我、闇とて… [Ware, Tamitote...] I, Darkness/ My Darkness
Bugaboo
凱歌、沈黙が眠る頃 [Gaika, Chinmoku ga Nemuru Goro ] Victory, The Silence of Sleep
Dozing Green
Inconvenient Truth


Dir en grey - GLASS SKIN [HQ PV + Maxi-Single] (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=405041)

BC arigato arigato arigato:love:

BlackCross
23rd September 2008, 03:12
BC arigato arigato arigato:love:
You're welcome. ^_^

FRESH: DOZING GREEN - English Version (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=I35DM78K) - I'll pay you if you decipher me the lyrics. XD

Edit: Oh my, I actually found the lyrics:

Mesmerized by those eyes with bugs crawling on them, my breathing stops
My heart calms itself
The refreshing sun mixes in with sound of the rain

My slashed heart dances, and I question in vain
The white voice, the leaking of the breath in the sun

The obscene exposure of the wound
Disappears into nothing, the wind of dogma
Your melting heart

The dark morning, echoing goodbye

My slashed heart dances, and I question in vain
I just want to be alone right now

A single season of spring, even the tearful neck and you crawling the earth

Love Me

Abandon Hope

BlackCross
2nd October 2008, 13:25
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/ayafujimiya/Dir%20en%20Grey/uroborosbreathing.jpg

Un mic update despre Dir en grey ^_^

Kyo Interview GiGS No. 292 October 2008

Scanările din revistă:
Pagina 1 (http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr188/lilia_na1/GiGS%20november%202008/GiGSoct08-Kyo1.jpg)
Pagina 2 (http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr188/lilia_na1/GiGS%20november%202008/GiGSoct08-kyo2.jpg)
Pagina 3 (http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr188/lilia_na1/GiGS%20november%202008/GiGSoct08-kyo3.jpg)
Pagina 4 (http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr188/lilia_na1/GiGS%20november%202008/GiGSoct08-kyo4.jpg)
Source (http://community.livejournal.com/direngrey_fotos/1619016.html#cutid1)

Traducerea:

-After overcoming many oversea tours, I think you're changes have definitely started to show up. Before, it seemed like you were trying to hold in your feelings from coming out but since last year, those feelings seem to have started to go outwards.

K: No, I think that hasn't changed much at all. My conscious isn't even focused on trying to convey these pains. I just do whatever I want so it's up to the people to come watch or listen. I think I'm more into the atmosphere now than a couple years ago. I don't think on stage as much as I used to and I just try to be myself, taking in the atmosphere of that place at that time and describe that with my voice. To me that's fun, and to get completely synchronized is challenging for me.

-When you challenge for these kind of shows, i think the reactions of oversea fans and people from places that have never seen you guys can become a motivation.

K: No, I'm just doing it from myself. It depends on the places, whether it's Japan or overseas, but when people come and watch, I just want them to feel something from that, and if they don't it doesn't matter. It all just matters on how each person reacts to certain thing so it's no use try to explain to each person what they should feel. So I just let the fans be. But, I think the conditions in oversea tours are better than japan's.

-REALLY?! I heard that life on the road overseas is much more difficult than in Japan.

K: If you look at Japan's as a standard, maybe it is hard, but over there it's normal. So I think it's stupid to say it's "difficult". I hate how the Japanese think that 20 shows in one month is a lot. Saying that is hard is weak. If you go to different countries, people don't have money to buy instruments and their equipment is beat up. But, still there are bands that scream, and if you look down there's a lot of people watching. I'm think those bands are much more great(sugoi). Knowing that, I don't want to say that touring in a bus with a bed for each of us or performing 20 shows in a month is hard. I don't even want to depend on that. That connects to a weakness and makes a hole in your heart. That's why on a day where there are no shows during a tour, I don't go out to look around, so I just stayed on the bus. I there to make a appearance on the stage and I just want to concentrate on that 100%. Other than that, I don't really care. As long as I can take a back/shower(laughs).

-So, it's how much you can polish yourself. When you are able to bring yourself through that, do you feel like you have achieved something?

K: Not a achievement but a goal of not losing to yourself. Well, it's kind of weird to set up a goal. When I'm in a more difficult position, I'm able to perform better. The more difficult, more of a bad mood I'm in, it's a better show. I just want that "Today I was able to perform well in the show" feeling. That's the only reason why I push myself in a difficult position.

- So the explosion of your anger and negativeness is the description of yourself on stage.

K: That's all I've hot. If I had something else I'm good at, I wouldn't do this much to myself. I can put 100% into this because this is all I have. I don't want to do something incomplete and regret either. In the past I was way too easy on myself. I hate how I used to be and if I can I want to delete that from my past. So I don't want that to build up anymore. Whatever I'm able to do, I do. And, if I have something I left undone or one thing is on my mind, my heart starts to hurt. Recently, I get these pains a lot. During recording, I get annoyed by a 1/8 sound gap and want to rerecord. The other members don't even know what I'm talking about, but to me, this causes a pain to my heart.(btw when he says heart, he literally means heart. its not the emotional, feeling heart)

-When you do that(rerecord if its off timing), do you think of yourself as a professional?

K: No, that's not a professional. Say you have a artist you really like, and that person wants to get hyped up for the show. When you watch those kind of people on stage, you don't really get anything from them. It only seems "eh", when people sing sad songs professionally. The concert begins from the rehersal, not the actual show. If you go deeper, it starts from how you live. Including all that, nothing with lies and regret, I want to fill myself up with that.

-When you push yourself into a difficult position, for example the pain described in your lyrics, does a different feeling come up than what you intended when you wrote the song?

K: I don't think the pain I mainly wrote about will never change. But when I'

m able to get more into a song, new things are born or I get into a different world sometimes. That's when the lyrics or melody changes during shows. When I stand on stage, I feel that I'm losing unwanted things. I am challenging myself to only be able to represent myself with my body.

-I was informing that you guys are working on the album, but in the means of getting into songs, are shows and studio work different?

K: There's a world in each song that you look into right? I think about how I can shape that, bring it to the closest of my image in my mind and how I can put my feelings into it. On top of that, something that no one else has done. When I am facing a new song in the studio, this is how I think. When I write new songs, I think about how they would turn out if we performed them in front of audiences, so you can only probably understand about 60-70% of the song on the CD. But then we make songs on the CD that can't be recreated on the stage. In that way, shows and recordings are different.

- The new song "GLASS SKIN" has already been performed live right? After you've performed it, were you able to see a more clear color of the song?

K: Every time we perform it, I understand it better.

-I think that color isn't just one color, but many differ colors and tones. I think the emotions are all heading to one place.

K: You might be right. Ever since "DOZING GREEN". The pain hasn't changed, but the how it comes to me is very different, and that changed the color and my expressions. I think the way the song is changes too.

- Is it from the experience that you've had in the past few years?

K: Yea. My songs and lyrics doesn't mean music, but it's coming from what I naturally feel. If I can become a better person, my expressions changes. After each experience my thoughts cement more and more or more flexible. I think that's the biggest change inside me.

-Seems like you haven't done much communication on the road over there with other people. During that, I'm guessing that you were able to think a lot and polish yourself naturally.

K: yea. But, not only overseas. I think a lot even if I'm in Japan. I sometimes hate how nice the conditions of the tour can be in Japan.I think May's tour had a tighter schedule than before but i think it can be harder. But I'm guessing there aren't that many people that understands me...(laughs)But I never bend my thoughts and think that I'm just being myself. Things like that gives me ideas for lyrics. Everything from my everyday life to my smallest thoughts comes out as lyrics.

-The second songs is "undecided" which was also played in some shows. There was a time when you guys wrote very aggressive songs but do you guys actually like more quiet, melodious songs?

K: No, I actually don't like them that much(laughs). No, really. Its just, theres some songs that I really like. The second song was actually going to be a different accoustic song. And a live version of that. But there weren't any good takes on it so we asked if we can do "undecided". And we really had trouble choosing what to do for the unplugged song but I wanted to try a aggressive song. So I chose "ASOM". But then I couldn't make it to the piano recording so I didn't know where the first verse started and ended. I thought it was pretty interesting. And I wanted to give it my best shot at it and that's how it ended up.

-"ASOM" sounds like its gonna possess you.

K: But I really like it. The image the song originally had really went together with the image and atmosphere the piano track had so I thought this could work. I finished the recording of these 3 songs in one day.

-You really need to be into these songs in order to sing these. But after listening to the first to songs, it sounds like you not liking slow songs sounds like a lie. And you've said before that you don't consider yourself as a vocalist but I think that's a lie too.

K: No, it's not(laughs). I consider myself a voice-craftsman more than a singer. I can't really explain but I don't think of myself as a singer. A person who makes something with the voice. But in shows, I also use my body so I guess that's not it.

-I was just awed.

K: Oh, I see. You know how people have some kind of habit when they sings? I've been trying to kill that since "Dozing Green" so I have a lot of fun. Actually it was really hard for me to set that rule while I was singing. But when I was able to overcome that, I was able to ask myself, "What kind of new world is this?". I didn't write another melodious song to make a part 2 of "DG". This may sound weird, but I think "GLASS SKIN" doesn't really have a catch. It's not like the chorus really hits on you and it's really hard to tell if it's actually there or not. But that's whats good about it. We've never had this smooth sound, and I thought it was really cool. I wanted it to be a song where you can listen to it over and over. I've been in that mode since "DG". "DG" also doesn't have a chorus that just comes at you. You know, anyone can make a song like "OK heres the chorus, listen to it." I don't mind listening to it, but making it on my own...it's no fun.

-Does the album have the new approach?

K: Some of it yes. Some of it I did it on purpose. We've really emphasized that we wanted to make songs that doesn't exist anywhere. It's hard to say "it sounds like...". I'm guessing theres a lot of people imagining how the album might sound based on "DG" and "GS". We'll go past satisfying you and take you to a further level. At this point, we have something that brings this much confidence.

- Do you aim for a different place for your emotions in the lyrics?

K: Some songs, I've written based on how it sounds and some go even deeper than "DG" or "GS"

- The better you get, the more higher the hurdle gets to get into these songs?

K:yea

-Do you have any goals built from how much you've grown?

K: No. The closer I get to the image of myself I want to be, the further I want to go. So I'm basically chasing myself eternally. But I do see where I want to go. It just keeps moving. I think it's "how far I can go with this body". It's easy to just make things from looking at examples or relying on things. But it's to start with a blank sheet of paper. My goal is to keep on doing that and making more amazing things. More like what I want than a goal.

-You might end up becoming more flexible.

K: The more I push myself I question myself, "What is strength?"Overcoming what you think it the hardest thing in your life, I think, is the strongest thing. I think that thought is making up the core in me. And for a long time, if something really annoying happened, I really hated it. That's where it ended. If you can forgive that, it's really hard but, if you were able to forgive that, that would be really strong. I want that strength. "GS"'s lyrics looks like a love song but it's nothing like that. It actually about environmental problems. I didn't want to write what right or wrong...well it's kind of hard to get that but.

-There's a message beyond the lyrics?

K:Yea. I wanted to tell that i want to make a change, that something crazy is happening. I'm not trying to make society a good place but there's standards for certain things right? I'm not set up to the standards so maybe that's why I'm mad everyday. I want to lose that. I ask if anything is going to happen if I sacrifice myself. That's where my anger comes from sometimes. That's that difference before "DG" and now. Exploding with angers a easy thing to do. But I'm trying to obtain strength from taking in things. That's the me nowadays.
Source (http://ameblo.jp/knosuke/)

Miliko
6th October 2008, 20:00
Scanările din revistă:
Pagina 1 (http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr188/lilia_na1/GiGS%20november%202008/GiGSoct08-Kyo1.jpg)
Pagina 2 (http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr188/lilia_na1/GiGS%20november%202008/GiGSoct08-kyo2.jpg)
Pagina 3 (http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr188/lilia_na1/GiGS%20november%202008/GiGSoct08-kyo3.jpg)
Pagina 4 (http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr188/lilia_na1/GiGS%20november%202008/GiGSoct08-kyo4.jpg)
sugoi arata asha de superrrrrr:beautiful2:
shi interviul e interesant:ok: imi place din ce in ce mai mult aceasta grupa:love:
Arigatou BC = ^______^ =

BlackCross
21st October 2008, 02:22
RED SOIL (RADIO RIP)!!!!!!!!!! (http://www.mediafire.com/?1emlvtnjbev)
:hoorah: :hoorah: :hoorah:

Lovely song, ceva nou pentru ei, imi placeeeee!! X))

Miliko
21st October 2008, 08:17
RED SOIL (RADIO RIP)!!!!!!!!!! (http://www.mediafire.com/?1emlvtnjbev)
:hoorah: :hoorah: :hoorah:

Lovely song, ceva nou pentru ei, imi placeeeee!! X))

sugoi imi place shi mia:ok: e superr:beautiful2:
BC arigatou arigatou arigatou
:cheer:

BlackCross
24th October 2008, 13:35
Scan din numărul nou Kerrang!
http://thumbnails8.imagebam.com/1655/82b81816542046.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/82b81816542046/)

Nota showului de la Kerrang 5K = A rupt tot ce se mişcă! :hoorah:

devil may cry
24th October 2008, 15:20
Scan din numărul nou Kerrang!
http://thumbnails8.imagebam.com/1655/82b81816542046.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/82b81816542046/)
OMG !!! :love: :beautiful2:
Red Soil, nice song

SlaviQ
27th October 2008, 22:58
give me the best song.. so I can become addicted XD

BlackCross
28th October 2008, 02:29
give me the best song.. so I can become addicted XD
"Best song" e foarte subiectiv şi... şi în genere la ei toate piesele-s best! :hoorah:

BlackCross
30th October 2008, 14:17
I present you:
UROBOROS!!! (http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/Uroboros.zip)

Psycho
30th October 2008, 14:53
Fanboy))
Fine, today, I am in solidarity.

BlackWing
30th October 2008, 19:12
I present you:
UROBOROS!!! (http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/Uroboros.zip)

THX BlackCross....am avut doar cateva cantece... din acest album... nu puteam nicicum gasi.... OK... i stop...here.... Sankyu:ok:

BlackCross
31st October 2008, 03:39
THX BlackCross....am avut doar cateva cantece... din acest album... nu puteam nicicum gasi.... OK... i stop...here.... Sankyu:ok:
Logic că nu-l puteai găsi, dacă a apărut doar azi dimineaţa! :)

november
31st October 2008, 13:22
I present you:
UROBOROS!!! (http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/Uroboros.zip)

yey! thxie~:angel:

BlackCross
5th November 2008, 02:06
Juicemusic 01.11.2008 Dir en grey

„Uroboros“ The strangest album of the strongest band Dir en Grey now, here…. The beauty in the wild…, the softness of power… .To know them and to be able to meet them, who would have known that these would heal to such an extent? All these years I misunderstood Dir en Grey. It’s just the image of an extreme band with a loud and heavy sound that let me pronounce an arbitrary jugdement. Until that particular day… It was the first concert I saw of them. Those five who surprisingly express not that wildness but an “art”-like world through the “spirit” called sound. Seeing this “world” the trembling wouldn’t stop and somehow I was moved. Now I want to tell all those who don’t know the real Dir en Grey and I want them to listen and feel. To get to know the real people…
The release of the new album Uroboros is now roughly 2 years after the album The Marrow Of A Bone. So are the experiences of that 2 years part of that album? Also, what is the concept of it?
Die: We did lives all these 2 years so the “colours” and the feelings of the recent concerts are in there.
Kyo: Pain, the usual, the things that everyone wants to hide, things that you can’t touch, those things that refer to the bands concept and that we are trying to express in music, lyrics and concerts. We had the feeling that we wanted to express all that in an even deeper way on the album.
Die: It’s totally that way.
The first thing that came to my mind while listening to Uroboros (*1) was, that Kyo-kuns voice has become even more wide-ranging and even more capable of variations. Is it possible to say that the new album concentrates on that aspect more than the others?
Kyo: Until now I thought of our songs as a whole. If possible they should hit you like one single punch. But this time we did it with the thought that we should do everything possible. So the melody was made all at once and so did I with the lyrics. [Maybe it’s like not too much thoughts and no restrictions? ..I didn’t really get what he tries to say ^-^;] Compared to everything before, the atmosphere and the feeling of the songs may be completely different.
The part of the vocalist is natural, but even the presence of each of the other members was surprisingly strong. So isn’t the fact that each member is present in the music that what appears in it? Just like a reaction in the music?
Die: You mean the feelings of each of us are present right? How much we concentrated on that? If we went too far in that direction, it could destroy everything, like “That’s not right, there’s something strange”. But because everyone of us simply wants to make good music we think about those things a lot.
Now to your songs. Dir en Grey has a very particular style in the titles of album and songs. They are not only English and not only Japanese but they have a strange, occult-like feeling. I wonder where this comes from. For example, the word “Sa Bir”. What language does it come from and what is the meaning behind it? I’m really curious about that.
Kyo: It is no strange obsession of mine. But aren’t the titles all usually in Japanese or English? For the song and the feeling of it every language is ok. So I choose the titles based on the feeling of the songs and if the words fit then it is all right. It may be the sound of the word or its meaning.
Because if it’s Dir en Grey sometimes the message can reach you even without words, right? For example in “Sa Bir” just like the meaning which is about the movement of the earth, the sound crawls through the body like it comes from under the earth [something like from the earth’s core or so..]. Then it goes over to “Vinushka” (meaning “sin”) and gives me the creeps. How do you get your ideas for the melodies?
Kyo: Well, I start with a rough idea of the melody and then slowly I fill that “vision” I had first.
Is there a message in your lyrics, you are trying to get across?
Kyo: For example in “Glass Skin” the lyrics can be understood as a love song, but that’s not it. I tried to express the transience through a landslide, meaning the ecological problem in a way that’s not like preaching. Somehow I detest that stupid preaching and I don’t want to sing anything like that positive forward-looking things either. It’s not like that in reality. That is the basis of my thoughts. The thoughts that come from that “no problem” attitude and those from inside the destruction have a totally different feeling to them.
I see. The positive in the negative… . Listening to what you say makes me see those things more clearly.
Kyo: The last album “The Marrow Of A Bone” also may have the expression of despair, pain and destruction to it, but that’s not all. But that “woah” feeling that stays after you finish listening to it…that’s it.
On the album “Dozing Green” and “Glass Skin” are in the English version right?
Kyo: From the beginning I was often asked by labels from outside if I wanted to write songs in English, but it has nothing to do with that. “Dozing Green” and “Glass Skin” simply have a new feeling to them if I sing them in English. Also the way to look at things changes, so for me that is very interesting. With that I think it is okay to do so.
That’s true. With English lyrics the way to express things and the atmosphere is very different to the songs with Japanese lyrics.
Kyo: The main statement of the song may be the same, but the perspective is totally different and the English is way easier to understand, isn’t it? Also because with the text of “Dozing Green” completely in English, there isn’t the ambiguity like in the Japanese text and so the statement is pretty clear. So you can enjoy the song twice, with changed atmosphere. I thought that would be interesting.
In all the songs on the album there’s a kind of hovering [sorry. I got no good word for it -_-] atmosphere. Like if you suddenly see light in the darkness. When I first went to a Dir en Grey concert I felt a shock, an impetus not possible to say in words. I thought “ That’s real art”. I also felt that, when I heard the album. Like in the concert, or even more so. Kyo-kun, on the album and in concerts you fully express the songs (with body and soul) through your voice and your performance. That’s really great! (laughs) It may sound strange, but it feels like I’ve been healed inside… Huh? I am weird!!(laughs)
Die: You really got into it right? (laughs)
Kyo: There are people who say that the fact that our fans shout and sing with us at concerts is great too. Because the message I sing appeals to the fans, that I sing it as a kind of deputy or so. I think that’s the meaning of it. There are many heavy bands that go screaming all the time. I am definitely not interested in that. It doesn’t touch my heart.
People that misunderstood you the way I described earlier are many, I think. But you do little against it, like explaining yourselves.
Kyo: Well, somehow even explaining that… . It would be best if they could feel it for themselves, but it’s not right to say, that we wouldn’t do anything like explaining ourselves, either. It’s difficult.
Now that “Uroboros” is finished, what do you think about Dir en Grey’s past, present and future?
Kyo: Every time we release an album I think of it as a new start. With “Uroboros” now we left many things behind and I am totally satisfied. Because we did something that brings out everything that is Dir en Greymore than anything we did before.As if we went a level higher.
It seems like Dir en Grey is not so fixed on the past.
Kyo: Seems so. Although it is not like we think of the past as something negative, and we have good memories of course. But we can’t express our thoughts perfectly and there is so many we didn’t try yet. And now after we finished the recording for “Uroboros” I have so many ideas for the next releases in my head.
But now after you finished the album with all the difficulties there are, isn’t there any free time?
Kyo: Of course there is, but I have all these vague ideas like how we could do the next things and how I would like to do them and so on. Now I want to perform “Uroboros” live and give it more than 100%, 150%, up to 200%. Then I have new emotions and things I want to tell everyone.
Well, the future of Dir en Grey is unknown.
Kyo: Right.
It’s like you will always proceed and get better right? You won’t stay at one place forever. You want to find out what the next one, say the next level is going to be. It may be that you push your luck with the fans.
Kyo: We’re a band that undergoes especially great changes. Although there are bands like that in Japan and Overseas, you may hear their special sound on every album, but with our music it sounds different from album to album.
Die: For every member it is like we want to do things more extensively to some point that there is only us in the music. Things that only we can do. Even though we might not speak it out loud, I think that feeling is getting stronger in each of us.
Kyo: The things we want to express are not blurred and the balance is different from normal bands.
By the way, what are the musical roots for you two and what was a big influence?
Die: Well, the reasons for me to make music were Japanese bands. I didn’t listen to any bands from overseas.
Kyo: I listen to many different bands, but there are no special bands that have influence on the music of Dir en Grey. The feelings you have in live…it could be pain, or something I heard on the news, things that you experience naturally in normal every-day live. I think these are the things that have influence on the music and the lyrics….ah, but I totally love hardcore, which may have influence on it, too. Like the attitude.
In 2006 you played as guest with Korn on the “The Family Values” Tour, together with bands like the Deftones and Stone Sour and in 2007 you took part at the huge german festival “Wacken Open Air” with Nine Inch Nails, Tool and so on. Don’t you think that these experiences could have any influence on your music?
Die: No, I don’t know anything that could’ve had influence.
For example anything that was easier or more difficult?
Kyo: It doesn’t matter if it’s Japan or Overseas, there is no difference.
Beginning the 5th of November you will do a special tour through all of America, visiting 22 cities, for at least a month. Give it your Best!
Kyo: Right. I’ll give it 100%. And the live doesn’t really differ. It’s the same set list we have in Japan.
After you come back you will do a concert the 29th of December (Monday) in Osakajou-hall with the title “UROBOROS-breathing-“. But there are two concerts in Osakajou-hall right?
Die: Since 9 years now.
Kyo: There are not so many people who do lives at Osakajou-hall nowadays. [Sorry don’t understand the next sentence. Something like he individually didn’t like one concert he did there or so and it’s some kind of revenge. Need help there T-T]
Also the title has a deep meaning. It seems to be a special Live.
Die: There we will present the new album the first time, so there will be things that we can only feel at that concert. The feeling to play the new songs for the first time. That’s something we can only have that special day at Osakajou-hall.
*1: (Uroboros) An ancient symbol. Two snakes that bite into each others tail. Or otherwise stylized as dragons. The model of the symbol for eternity ∞ .

Interview & Text: LIMO HATANO, Translation: Colour-ize_NoXI have so many ideas for the next releases in my head.Dammit, I just LOVE his attitude!! :hoorah:

Miliko
5th November 2008, 14:08
I present you:
UROBOROS!!! (http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/Uroboros.zip)

Juicemusic 01.11.2008 Dir en grey

„Uroboros“ The strangest album of the strongest band Dir en Grey now, here…. The beauty in the wild…, the softness of power… .To know them and to be able to meet them, who would have known that these would heal to such an extent? All these years I misunderstood Dir en Grey. It’s just the image of an extreme band with a loud and heavy sound that let me pronounce an arbitrary jugdement. Until that particular day… It was the first concert I saw of them. Those five who surprisingly express not that wildness but an “art”-like world through the “spirit” called sound. Seeing this “world” the trembling wouldn’t stop and somehow I was moved. Now I want to tell all those who don’t know the real Dir en Grey and I want them to listen and feel. To get to know the real people…
The release of the new album Uroboros is now roughly 2 years after the album The Marrow Of A Bone. So are the experiences of that 2 years part of that album? Also, what is the concept of it?
Die: We did lives all these 2 years so the “colours” and the feelings of the recent concerts are in there.
Kyo: Pain, the usual, the things that everyone wants to hide, things that you can’t touch, those things that refer to the bands concept and that we are trying to express in music, lyrics and concerts. We had the feeling that we wanted to express all that in an even deeper way on the album.
Die: It’s totally that way.
The first thing that came to my mind while listening to Uroboros (*1) was, that Kyo-kuns voice has become even more wide-ranging and even more capable of variations. Is it possible to say that the new album concentrates on that aspect more than the others?
Kyo: Until now I thought of our songs as a whole. If possible they should hit you like one single punch. But this time we did it with the thought that we should do everything possible. So the melody was made all at once and so did I with the lyrics. [Maybe it’s like not too much thoughts and no restrictions? ..I didn’t really get what he tries to say ^-^;] Compared to everything before, the atmosphere and the feeling of the songs may be completely different.
The part of the vocalist is natural, but even the presence of each of the other members was surprisingly strong. So isn’t the fact that each member is present in the music that what appears in it? Just like a reaction in the music?
Die: You mean the feelings of each of us are present right? How much we concentrated on that? If we went too far in that direction, it could destroy everything, like “That’s not right, there’s something strange”. But because everyone of us simply wants to make good music we think about those things a lot.
Now to your songs. Dir en Grey has a very particular style in the titles of album and songs. They are not only English and not only Japanese but they have a strange, occult-like feeling. I wonder where this comes from. For example, the word “Sa Bir”. What language does it come from and what is the meaning behind it? I’m really curious about that.
Kyo: It is no strange obsession of mine. But aren’t the titles all usually in Japanese or English? For the song and the feeling of it every language is ok. So I choose the titles based on the feeling of the songs and if the words fit then it is all right. It may be the sound of the word or its meaning.
Because if it’s Dir en Grey sometimes the message can reach you even without words, right? For example in “Sa Bir” just like the meaning which is about the movement of the earth, the sound crawls through the body like it comes from under the earth [something like from the earth’s core or so..]. Then it goes over to “Vinushka” (meaning “sin”) and gives me the creeps. How do you get your ideas for the melodies?
Kyo: Well, I start with a rough idea of the melody and then slowly I fill that “vision” I had first.
Is there a message in your lyrics, you are trying to get across?
Kyo: For example in “Glass Skin” the lyrics can be understood as a love song, but that’s not it. I tried to express the transience through a landslide, meaning the ecological problem in a way that’s not like preaching. Somehow I detest that stupid preaching and I don’t want to sing anything like that positive forward-looking things either. It’s not like that in reality. That is the basis of my thoughts. The thoughts that come from that “no problem” attitude and those from inside the destruction have a totally different feeling to them.
I see. The positive in the negative… . Listening to what you say makes me see those things more clearly.
Kyo: The last album “The Marrow Of A Bone” also may have the expression of despair, pain and destruction to it, but that’s not all. But that “woah” feeling that stays after you finish listening to it…that’s it.
On the album “Dozing Green” and “Glass Skin” are in the English version right?
Kyo: From the beginning I was often asked by labels from outside if I wanted to write songs in English, but it has nothing to do with that. “Dozing Green” and “Glass Skin” simply have a new feeling to them if I sing them in English. Also the way to look at things changes, so for me that is very interesting. With that I think it is okay to do so.
That’s true. With English lyrics the way to express things and the atmosphere is very different to the songs with Japanese lyrics.
Kyo: The main statement of the song may be the same, but the perspective is totally different and the English is way easier to understand, isn’t it? Also because with the text of “Dozing Green” completely in English, there isn’t the ambiguity like in the Japanese text and so the statement is pretty clear. So you can enjoy the song twice, with changed atmosphere. I thought that would be interesting.
In all the songs on the album there’s a kind of hovering [sorry. I got no good word for it -_-] atmosphere. Like if you suddenly see light in the darkness. When I first went to a Dir en Grey concert I felt a shock, an impetus not possible to say in words. I thought “ That’s real art”. I also felt that, when I heard the album. Like in the concert, or even more so. Kyo-kun, on the album and in concerts you fully express the songs (with body and soul) through your voice and your performance. That’s really great! (laughs) It may sound strange, but it feels like I’ve been healed inside… Huh? I am weird!!(laughs)
Die: You really got into it right? (laughs)
Kyo: There are people who say that the fact that our fans shout and sing with us at concerts is great too. Because the message I sing appeals to the fans, that I sing it as a kind of deputy or so. I think that’s the meaning of it. There are many heavy bands that go screaming all the time. I am definitely not interested in that. It doesn’t touch my heart.
People that misunderstood you the way I described earlier are many, I think. But you do little against it, like explaining yourselves.
Kyo: Well, somehow even explaining that… . It would be best if they could feel it for themselves, but it’s not right to say, that we wouldn’t do anything like explaining ourselves, either. It’s difficult.
Now that “Uroboros” is finished, what do you think about Dir en Grey’s past, present and future?
Kyo: Every time we release an album I think of it as a new start. With “Uroboros” now we left many things behind and I am totally satisfied. Because we did something that brings out everything that is Dir en Greymore than anything we did before.As if we went a level higher.
It seems like Dir en Grey is not so fixed on the past.
Kyo: Seems so. Although it is not like we think of the past as something negative, and we have good memories of course. But we can’t express our thoughts perfectly and there is so many we didn’t try yet. And now after we finished the recording for “Uroboros” I have so many ideas for the next releases in my head.
But now after you finished the album with all the difficulties there are, isn’t there any free time?
Kyo: Of course there is, but I have all these vague ideas like how we could do the next things and how I would like to do them and so on. Now I want to perform “Uroboros” live and give it more than 100%, 150%, up to 200%. Then I have new emotions and things I want to tell everyone.
Well, the future of Dir en Grey is unknown.
Kyo: Right.
It’s like you will always proceed and get better right? You won’t stay at one place forever. You want to find out what the next one, say the next level is going to be. It may be that you push your luck with the fans.
Kyo: We’re a band that undergoes especially great changes. Although there are bands like that in Japan and Overseas, you may hear their special sound on every album, but with our music it sounds different from album to album.
Die: For every member it is like we want to do things more extensively to some point that there is only us in the music. Things that only we can do. Even though we might not speak it out loud, I think that feeling is getting stronger in each of us.
Kyo: The things we want to express are not blurred and the balance is different from normal bands.
By the way, what are the musical roots for you two and what was a big influence?
Die: Well, the reasons for me to make music were Japanese bands. I didn’t listen to any bands from overseas.
Kyo: I listen to many different bands, but there are no special bands that have influence on the music of Dir en Grey. The feelings you have in live…it could be pain, or something I heard on the news, things that you experience naturally in normal every-day live. I think these are the things that have influence on the music and the lyrics….ah, but I totally love hardcore, which may have influence on it, too. Like the attitude.
In 2006 you played as guest with Korn on the “The Family Values” Tour, together with bands like the Deftones and Stone Sour and in 2007 you took part at the huge german festival “Wacken Open Air” with Nine Inch Nails, Tool and so on. Don’t you think that these experiences could have any influence on your music?
Die: No, I don’t know anything that could’ve had influence.
For example anything that was easier or more difficult?
Kyo: It doesn’t matter if it’s Japan or Overseas, there is no difference.
Beginning the 5th of November you will do a special tour through all of America, visiting 22 cities, for at least a month. Give it your Best!
Kyo: Right. I’ll give it 100%. And the live doesn’t really differ. It’s the same set list we have in Japan.
After you come back you will do a concert the 29th of December (Monday) in Osakajou-hall with the title “UROBOROS-breathing-“. But there are two concerts in Osakajou-hall right?
Die: Since 9 years now.
Kyo: There are not so many people who do lives at Osakajou-hall nowadays. [Sorry don’t understand the next sentence. Something like he individually didn’t like one concert he did there or so and it’s some kind of revenge. Need help there T-T]
Also the title has a deep meaning. It seems to be a special Live.
Die: There we will present the new album the first time, so there will be things that we can only feel at that concert. The feeling to play the new songs for the first time. That’s something we can only have that special day at Osakajou-hall.
*1: (Uroboros) An ancient symbol. Two snakes that bite into each others tail. Or otherwise stylized as dragons. The model of the symbol for eternity ∞ .

Interview & Text: LIMO HATANO, Translation: Colour-ize_NoXDammit, I just LOVE his attitude!! :hoorah:
Arigatou BC interesant :)

Yuki
6th November 2008, 00:40
We’re a band that undergoes especially great changes.
The feelings you have in live…it could be pain, or something I heard on the news, things that you experience naturally in normal every-day live. I think these are the things that have influence on the music and the lyrics….a

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BlackCross
8th November 2008, 11:57
Kyo's Life Story

READ Magazine on October 23, 2003

This interview was sent in by the ever-amazing and always helpful Krystle. This interview was translated by Emily. All of her contact and information is in two paragraphs below this interview. Please be warned that during the second half of the interview, there are quite a few lines where it says Kyo’s answer has been blacked out. Since I don’t have a physical copy or a scan of the magazine, I’m not entirely sure what that means…but just be aware of it. I want no bitching. Enjoy!

Thank you for your work on the photo shoot. Now you’ve even done a photo shoot in Ueno Park. Have you been to Ueno Park before?
I have.

I guess that was for a photo shoot, or was it for private reasons?
Usually it’s private.

What do you come for? Just to hang around?
Well, there’s a zoo there isn’t there? I’ve gone there and such.

It is like, as long as you’ve come to Tokyo, you might as well see the pandas? (smile/laugh)
(wry smile) That was in the past. I’ve actually gone since I’ve moved to Tokyo. When I was living in my hometown I only came to Tokyo once.

Really? It’s hard to imagine you aimlessly going to a zoo for fun.
Not really. I go to a lot of different places. Right now in Ikebukuro’s Namja Town they are doing something called “Ice Creams of the World Exhibition” aren’t they.

I saw something about it on TV.
Recently I wanted to eat ice cream so I went. But there were too many people and I didn’t stay long.

Before the Ice Cream Exhibition there was something like a national Gyoza festival in Namja Town.
Yeah, there was. There was. (smile/laugh) You know a lot about this stuff. Anyhow, at the ice cream thing there was this one that had soft ice cream on top of fried bread. That looked soo good. (smile/laugh)

I saw that too. There was a color advertisement in the newspaper. It definitely looked like something to arouse a lot of interest.
Yeah, exactly. I wanted to eat that so I went. And they aren’t just doing ice cream right now either. They are doing something that’s like the haunted houses of Japan. And then one part of that was a lot of ice cream stands.

Haunted houses? You mean like the ones with Gegege no Kitarou?
No, it isn’t Gegege no Kitarou.

This is in Namja Town?
It isn’t Haunted Houses, but it is Japanese things like that. One the floor above that there is the place with the ice cream. It takes a lot of time to get that far. It was like a two hour wait to get into the place with the ice cream and then you have to wait once you’re inside.

For every store? In long snaky lines?
Yeah. Just to eat ice cream. Why the heck do you hafta wait that long? I went but left after about 30 minutes.

Did you eat anything?
No. You had to wait two hours. Just for ice cream! I was shocked, seriously shocked.

Hahaha… (laughs) But you go out quite often?
Pretty often. Although I haven’t been to Disney Land since I’ve moved here. When I was living in my hometown I went only once. Since I came here I went to – what’s it called? The amusement park in Nerima.

Tojima Garden Amusement Park?
Yeah. I used to go there a lot. I lived close to there in the past. I went with my kohai.

In summer they do a big fireworks display every Saturday, don’t they?
Yes. Umm… The place two stops in from Nerima… what was it called… Fujikendai! I used to live there.

Close to the Nerima gas tank. That big, sphere gas tank along Sengawa Road.
Is there a gas tank? I used to go to Tojima Garden a lot. A kohai’s house was really close. I had fun there a lot in the evenings. I don’t know about the gas tank, but you know that area really well.

I guess that was when you still had time. It seems like you didn’t have much to do.
Yeah, I had time then. But since we’ve formed Dir en grey we’ve never even once thought “We have a cra~zy amount of free time.” Usually we’re constantly busy. When we finish work one day we have work the next, but at night we have fun and such. That’s why I know Ikebukuro and Nerima well.

If you limit it to that it seems like the Seibu-Ikebukuro [train] Line. Do you usually go out because you think that relaxation is essential?
Yes. Like the sushi restaurant that I frequent. I do stuff like have a sushi restaurant that if I go to eat sushi, I go there. It’s in Ikebukuro. Although I’m spotted there a lot. There’s a live house nearby, called Cyber.

In the part of Ikebukuro that’s close to the east exit [of the train station]?
Yeah. That’s where I usually hang out. I am spotted a lot there, but I’ve hung out there anyway.

You seem like you’d be closed up in your room doing something, but are you exclusively the active type?
No. When I’m closed up in my room, I’m in my room. It depends on how I feel. When I’m indoors, times when I am wrapped up in playing a video game are common. But I have fun outside of the house a lot. But I don’t drink alcohol very often and I don’t go out to drink so I don’t go out for long periods of time. Going out looking for a good tonkatsu restaurant or something. That type of thing has been common. (laugh/smile)

Almost like you’re just dropping by alone?
Yeah, I guess so. (laugh/smile) But I don’t really like going out by myself. It’s kinda lonely.

Ah, you’re the type to get lonely. By the way, do you have any fun memories of your childhood?
Fun memories…? Well, you know, I guess people who remember when they were little are common aren’t they. I think most people remember it but, I don’t have any fun memories left. My parents say that they often took me to an amusement park called amusement park when I was little, but I don’t have a single memory of it. But it seems like I really went to a lot of different places. Like I was taken to a ski resort but I don’t remember it at all. I just remember bad things.

But I guess there are some photographs left from the amusement park and the ski resort.
Umm… There aren’t that many photographs. There are a few of me skiing. There aren’t really any of the amusement park. Just a picture of me riding on a bronco. They really aren’t many. My family didn’t really have a custom of taking pictures. There are pictures from when I was really small but if you’re talking about old pictures in general, there aren’t many.

But you were the oldest son weren’t you?
I’m the oldest son.

Most parents seem to want to take a lot of pictures of the oldest child, since they are happy about their first.
There wasn’t anything like that. My parents were really busy back then. They owned a bread shop and from about four in the morning until about seven or eight at night they were working. When they had a break, they usually slept. Despite that it seems like they really took me to a bunch of places.

The way you say that it really seems like you have no memories. But I guess you were the type of kid who was really doted upon.

Really? (smile/laugh) Do I really seem like that much of a mama’s boy? (smile/laugh)

Generally you seem like that type that parents would want to protect.
No. My old man wasn’t like that at all. He was always really serious. The kind you see in pictures. When I do stuff like this and just talk about my dad my mom says “You never talk about me.” She’s gotten angry at me about it before. (smile/laugh)

Well then you have a chance to talk about her now.
Fufufu (laughs). She truly did her best for me, …but there was nothing really fun.

None at all?
There’s stuff like going to play in the nearby park. Also, one of my friends’ family owned a lumber yard. The lumber would be all piled up, you know. We liked to climb around in that. That was in elementary school. If you’re talking about when I was really small, well… . Was I a mischievous kid? No I wasn’t mischievous.

But you usually played outside?
Yes.

Did you have a lot of friends?
Most of my friends were girls.

Were you popular?
No, I wasn’t popular or anything. I just had more girl friends than normal. I mean in elementary school it’s generally like if you’re a guy you just have guy friends and if you’re a girl you just have girl friends, isn’t it? But for me it was more equal than normal. I guess I had one birthday party in elementary school. Quite a few people came. Otherwise I used to go to my granddad’s house pretty often, to stay over. It was in Ishiyama. I really liked staying over there. It was pretty out of the way. There were rice paddies and such. I would play there. This middle-aged guy who was a relative would take me to catch beetles pretty often. If I whined “I can’t catch any,” he’d get mad at me. Only those kind of memories are coming to me (smile/laugh). Also, my granddad used to catch fish a lot for me by the river.

Expert fisherman?!
It wasn’t fishing. He would go in the river and use a net. I really liked eating the fish we caught by the river. I guess it was like that. I wasn’t a bully, but I wasn’t bullied. Aa, but I played video games a lot. I got a console in my first or second year of elementary school.

When you say console, I guess it was the era of the Famicon.
It was a Famicon. It was shortly after they went on sale.

It was a really big trend.
Yeah. Also, I’ve liked movies since I was a kid. I got people to take me to the movies a lot. I said “I wanna see Star Wars. I wanna see Stars Wars,” and I went to see the third episode. Going was fine, but the third one starts with the scene in Jabba the Hut’s palace. It was really dark in that place. That scene goes on for about 15 minutes, but I was already terrified and said to my mom, “Let’s go home. Take me ho~me!” It was really scary. (smile/laugh) I also went to see things like Superman. Since then I’ve liked movies.

Just Sci-Fi ones?
Because I was a kid I liked things that were like ‘boom!’ and those kind of loud movies. I didn’t watch many romantic movies, since I was a kid (smile/laugh). Also, when I was little I wanted to be a Goranger. (smile/laugh) For a lo~ng time I thought that I wasn’t a normal person and that if anything happened I would transform. (smile/laugh) I guess that was until about my first year of elementary school.

Did you like the Red Ranger?
No, I liked the Blue Ranger. He was the one who used the bow and arrow and was really cool. I also liked shows like Kikaider. Because I liked that kind of stuff I even got a transformation belt. Even my bike had the Masked Rider’s face on the front. You pressed a button and the eyes lit up. (smile/laugh) I was riding around on a bike like that.

In your childhood you were really a very normal child, the kind that can be found everywhere, weren’t you? You liked video games, you also liked watching movies, you played outside a lot.
Yeah, I was. But since I was little I was constantly told by my relatives, “You’re a strange kid. You’re a strange kid.” In Kyoto we call strange children, henko. I was constantly told “You’re a henko.” I didn’t know what part of me was odd. Even now, I don’t understand it at all, but… . Talking about the kind of stuff that we’ve been talking about it seems like I was a really normal child but according to what people said it seems like I was a strange child. I guess that’s about all the memories I have of the time up to about first or second grade.

I suppose that in upper years of elementary school your interests and recreation became more defined.
No. They didn’t change at all. Of course I didn’t think that I wanted to become a Goranger but there was absolutely nothing that I wanted to become. The stuff I liked was stuff like Dragon Quest, anime and games. When was it… When I was in elementary school Dragon Quest 2 or 3 came out and I couldn’t go to school because of a cold. I finished it in 3 or 4 days (smile/laugh). My dislike of school began in the past. My hatred.

When you did that kind of thing, did your parents say anything to you?
Of course my old man got really angry at me. He got angry because I didn’t have any goals and also over my report card. When I showed my quarterly report card to my parents, every time, my dad made me cry. He got so, so angry at me. Mom always stopped him. Then I’d say, “I’ll study. I’ll do well,” but I never really wanted to.

Did you get any good grades in school?
I guess they were mostly 1. I guess only Technical Education was 3. And Phys Ed, I hated sports and exercise, and, from that time on, I have not understood the meaning of studying. When I was asked about what I wanted to do in the future I thought, “Will a future of studying at school do me any good?” I’ve thought that since I was an elementary school student. Because of that I didn’t study at all. From the time I was in elementary school, I’ve only had interest in the in the things I thought were fun or cool. I know clearly what I do like and what I don’t. It’s like “Why do I hafta do things I don’t like?” My parents said a lot of stuff like “Graduate from high school, go to college and work a normal 9-to-5 job.” But I was like “That’s your dream.” But since I didn’t have anything I wanted to do I couldn’t really say anything in response. I didn’t feel that studying was a necessity. If I liked flowers I would probably remember what kind of thing a seed is but when it’s not something I like why do I hafta remember it? That was my normal question.

Did you say that kind of thing to your parents and teachers?
I said it. But I couldn’t put it into words well. I couldn’t say “Will this be important to my future?” I just said “I don’t like this.” That kind of thing. But, just one time, in this 27 year long life, just one time, I thought on my own “Let’s study.” I went to my desk and I studied. For about two hours. It was the first time. Then, my dad came up from behind me and said “That’s not nearly enough, boy. When I was in school, we covered a side of newspaper sheet with kanji for practice. Do that.” Because I was someone who, from a state not liking studying at all, had thought for the first time “Let’s study,” I was doing the best I was able to. Because, although I was working at the max, even more was demanded of me, I thought, “Aa. This is impossible,” and stopped. So the fact that I was made to hate studying is also my dad’s fault.

Oh? (smile/laugh) So why did you take that big step? I guess you didn’t suddenly start liking studying.
At that time the other kids, like the ones that I had played with, started studying. So it seemed like I was being left behind. I didn’t have anything I particularly wanted to become and since I was little I didn’t have any sort of clear determination. So I thought maybe it’s better if I study in advance. I was a little uneasy. And having taken that big step, being told “That’s not enough.” I completely stopped studying. It’s like “I’ve had it!” “Let come what may.”

So then you immersed yourself in video games again?
Yeah. I played any game. I didn’t like that kind where you had to catch criminals that much but I liked the kind that were like “boom” and “crash,” that kind of action game. I also liked reading manga and watching anime. A normal aimless person (smile/laugh). But I thought that there was no obligation for people to get mad at me because I didn’t study. I’m my own person and even though my parents gave birth to me I am not their possession. If fifty years later I am sleeping in some park or living under a bridge that is the result of my own actions. There’s no help for it. Because of that I wanted to be turned loose. I am different from other people. I am not my parents’ belonging. I always thought, “I am myself.” I didn’t want to be made to match other people. Usually people like that become delinquents, right? I didn’t become a delinquent at all. I mean it’s like, I am told by everyone, “You’re scary” or “You’re really rough.” I guess the impression the pictures leave and the image is like that. (smile/laugh) I’m not scary. I wasn’t a delinquent because I am a person who hates violence. As a kid, when my parents hit me I thought, “Why use violence?” If I think about it now, I guess it was out of love but, even if you don’t use violence I understand. Even when I was hit and no matter how sternly I was talked to by my teachers, the idea of “I am myself” was strong. So, even when people told me to, I didn’t study. I have even been tutored by a teacher.

By a teacher at your school?
Yeah. It was when I was in middle school. I was even forced to go to juku. Despite the fact that I had no interest in studying I was tutored and forced to go to juku. I think my tutor was a college student. So, I had a ton of manga and I thought “Well a someone who is a college age student will like this kind of manga I guess,” and I prepared by putting Ringu ni Kakero all over my room. While I was reading the tutor picked up the manga and started reading. So I said “I’m going to use the bathroom,” escaped from the room, went off to have fun and didn’t come back.

An intelligent criminal. (smile/laugh)
Yep. (smile/laugh) But even when was out in the middle of night I did stuff like play badminton with my friends. (smile/laugh) I didn’t really do anything like sniff thinner. I didn’t have any interest. I guess as far I that goes I am serious. I don’t really understand it myself, though. It’s just that I thought that I didn’t want to do anything my parents did. Like Mah-jong. My parents often played it in the middle of the night. It’s annoying. “gacha, gacha.” People are making a racket and if I went to my room it stunk of cigarettes. “What’s up with this!?” Because of that I don’t gamble at all and don’t even think I want to. Also my dad drank fairly often and whenever he drank he would get a little scary. He wasn’t a vicious drunk though. Because of that I don’t like alcohol either. And I don’t like violence. With that kind of attitude you won’t become a delinquent, right?

Yeah. If you think about the normal delinquent, you’re right.
So because of that, I was I got along with everyone pretty well. With the tough guys, with the serious guys, with the geeky guys, but it wasn’t a close friendship. We got along but it was like at some point we didn’t connect. I was a bit of a strange person.

It seems like you were a little cold.
In middle school I was completely cold. I was only interested in girls.

Are you the same now?
No, no. (smile/laugh)

Were you really popular?
For some reason I was at my most popular in middle school. (smile/laugh) At school festivals you meet girls from other schools and such right? At those times I was often singled out.

Complete opposites.
Yeah. I was completely different in the past. Now I’m not as popular, seriously. (smile/laugh)

If you’re talking about how a middle school student thinks, I guess girls from other schools were a pretty good thing.
My friends and stuff would pass by my house and there would always be different bikes parked out front. A different girl would be there every time (smile/laugh). My friends were like “What the?”

So it was three years of impure interactions with the opposite sex? It doesn’t add up.
No. We didn’t do anything dirty like you’d imagine. I just liked playing with girls. It was normal fun.

Was is like you didn’t have to be as careful around the opposite sex so you could be more yourself?
No. I was able to be myself around anyone but… I mean, for instance, the otaku guys were really persistent, just as persistent as you’d imagine. A lot of the guys who I hung out with that were called otaku were the type who if there was someone who pissed them off they’d put thumbtacks on the top of his chair. The tough guys were quick to fight. The serious guys put studying first. Because of that I couldn’t completely become friends with any of them.

Because they were doing things that you couldn’t understand?
Yeah. In my third year of middle school I didn’t go to school for about half a year. I just played games and had fun with my friends and such.

Those were the days of hanging out with different girls. Were you just enjoying yourself?
Yeah. But I don’t remember any of it. We probably had normal conversations, went to some amusement park, that kind of thing, I guess. I wasn’t involved in any clubs either. I don’t like
sports. So I joined the shogi club. I didn’t even show my face once.

Did you chose that because, for the time being, you had to choose a club and so you chose one that had the most lax control?
Yeah. It had no connection to sports. I hate macho stuff. I hate the stink of mud too. It’s like what’s fun about chasing around a ball? Even though you move around that much the ball or the bat gets all the attention. I thought, “You jocks couldn’t do anything if it didn’t involve a ball or a bat.” And then during summer vacation, they would show anime from the morning on and it was really fun programming, but my old man would be watching baseball.

Oh. High school baseball?
That upset me and because of that I don’t like baseball. It was like “But I wanted to watch ‘Asari-chan.’” (smile/laugh) “And there’s ‘Kabocha Wine’ too.” (smile/laugh). In the evenings I would be watching a movie and my old man would start watching the Hanshin game. And if I set up the TV to record the movie I had been looking forward to, it would be delayed for an hour by baseball and the whole thing wouldn’t be recorded. “What the hell? Baseball should disappear.” “Something that’s scheduled should start at the scheduled time!” Because of that I hate baseball. When I was in middle school the only thing I liked was fishing. I’d go to catch black bass with my friends at Lake Biwa. But after this one time I started hating fishing. I cast with a caster I had just bought and the whole rod flew away.

Did you forget to the switch the reel to free? (smile/laugh)
No the whole thing just flew from my hands. In the instant I thought “Aa!” the rod and the reel and the caster had sunk to the bottom of Lake Biwa. (smile/laugh) I was like, “That’s enough, I won’t fish again.”

Even when it came to fun you were very through.
Yeah. Since I wasn’t studying, I was very through. But there are things that people don’t think about at all even when they are studying. There are things that are societal and fundamental. Even in middle school I had had the thought that the people who can’t do those kind of things were the worse. But they don’t teach you that kind of thing in school do they? The education is mistaken.

Oh?
I thought this in middle school too. For instance there are some guys who, from the time they are in elementary school, want to become soccer players, right? Well then, they don’t need to know anything outside of soccer well. They should just be taught soccer from the time they are in elementary school. The time spent studying other subjects should all be spent only on soccer. If you do that they’ll become even greater players. People who want to study should just study. I you divide people, person by person using such a system there would be no problem. But they force everyone to study. They force everyone to eat school lunch. Don’t you think it’s strange?

So it’s like although people will reach for things they like, because they are forced to do things they don’t like people start to hate school.
Yeah. It’s like if you don’t like something, you don’t like it and there’s no help for it. For instance, school lunch. I don’t like milk. In elementary school there was that milk in the triangular pack. If it was bread and milk, I’d understand, but there’s no way that milk should be drunk with rice. Are you idiots? Where are there people who, in a normal home, drink milk while eating rice? Milk doesn’t go with rice. It should be alright to not eat food you don’t like in school lunch. But you’re forced to eat it. I was forced to eat meat and milk even though the next class had started. Because I was forced, I was like “Bleh” and threw it up. Due to that trauma I don’t like milk. At that time I didn’t like bread either. Because my family ran a bread shop from the time I woke up in the morning until I went to bed there was the scent of bread! Inside the car, the scent of bread!! No matter what, the scent of bread!!! The scent of cooking bread!!!! It was like “Aaa! It stinks! It stinks!”

And with that, although we started with “Let’s talk about fun things.” It’s somehow become a trauma-filled, unpleasant story.
Yeah. That’s why there are no pleasant memories.

Your self-awakening was incredibly early.
Yeah… I guess so. When you have a lot of time when you aren’t doing anything you have a lot of time to think about yourself. I guess there are a lot of meanings blended in that.

Since as far as years go you go were still a child, I guess it was when adults paid the most attention to you.
Yeah. The delinquents are usually pampered by the phys ed teacher aren’t they. I wasn’t pampered by any teacher. Even the gym teacher said things that were like “What’s with that guy?” And of course I wasn’t pampered by the normal serious teachers. I wasn’t pampered by anyone. But it was interesting.

You mean that, contrarily, you enjoyed it.
Yeah. Since I didn’t have anything to do in the middle of class, I would carve Goku into one half of my desk with a chisel and carve Piccolo on the other half. (smile/laugh) Because of that I can’t even write print.

Since you were goofing off (smile/laugh).
Yep. (smile/laugh) Because I was carving on a side of my desk. I had a golf hole too. In the middle of class I would make a golf ball out of clay and play golf. I would also draw comics. When you start middle school you have English class, right. It was like, why the heck do Japanese people have to be taught English? I thought that “It’s it alright if foreigners learn English?” (smile/laugh) Even as studying goes, I had absolutely no interest in English. And Cooking, and History too. What good will studying the past do me? It was like “Who the hell is Oda Nobunaga? Is he someone important?” I was a person with that kind of attitude.

Hahaha. For someone listening it’s only fun stories. (smile/laugh)
But in I guess my second year of middle school a big event happened. In class there was a girl who sat next to me, her name was ×× but… At that time I liked her (smile/laugh). That girl had a Buck-Tick poster attached to the top of her desk. From that point on I started heading toward rock.

××-san is necessary, isn’t she?
Yeah. ×× (smile/laugh). At that point I had known about the existence of metal but it was just a feeling of “Why is he hair standing on end?!” I had absolutely no interest in music and thought that TV music shows were the worst. But when I first saw a Buck-Tick poster, Sakurai-san seems like an anime character, doesn’t he? I mean, I liked anime and manga, right. It fit in with that interest. Sakurai-san has a very pretty face and is cool. His hair even stands on end like paan! It was like “Wow! This person is awesome!” That was the trigger for me to start listening to music. It was like at last my eyes had been opened to bands.

I guess it was an event that changed your destiny.
Yeah. At that time it was like a revolution had occurred within me. Up until that point I had had absolutely nothing I wanted to do with my life and it was like “Aa~.”

Like you didn’t have any drive.
Yeah. Zero drive. But then it was like “There’s a person this cool out there!” “Bands are incredible!” When something that had not been there at all just springs forth I get so that I can only see that thing.

You have a personality that although it might seem like you have no drive, in truth when you find something you love you won’t be stopped by anyone.
Yeah. That’s why I stopped going to school in the third year of middle school. I played games and listened to music the whole time. Oda Nobunaga has nothing to do with bands.

You started to like Buck-Tick more than ×× and you became a person for who Oda Nobunaga served no purpose.
Exactly. (smile/laugh) I thought that Buck-Tick’s visuals were really cool but I wanted music that had more of a resonance with me. I think Buck-Tick is fine to listen to but it didn’t resonate with me. Then I found out about the existence of X. If you listen to it the songs are really fast aren’t they? They come at you like “paan.” I was like “This stuff is fast and cool!” From that point on, it was X and Buck-Tick.

It was a moment when at last you found what you had been searching for.
It was a sensation of “It’s come~!” It was like it was my version of Oda Nobunaga. (smile/laugh)

It was like “I’ve lived 15 years and I’ve discovered what I should become.”
Exactly. It was that kind of feeling. The impact of that time was strong. Even within the life I’ve lived up until now. Well, I think I said that I was forced to go to juku, right? Among my friends from the time I was going to juku there was a guy who knew indies bands really well. Because I became good friends with him, I knew a lot of bands. D’ERLANGER and such. From that point I gradually entered deep into the scene. I even asked that guy “Do you play in a band?” He told me “I don’t play.” But I got into bands.

At that time the Kyoto/Osaka area was an indies mecca.
Yeah, at that time in Kyoto Kamaitachi were great. Color was too. If you start getting into the more minor stuff, Shiimonkii and such. That period was great. But at that time I wasn’t a Free Will fan I was an Extacy fan. (smile/laugh)

We don’t need that kind of punch line. (smile/laugh)
But I really listened to a little of everything. I bought a bunch of different CDs too. In the first or second year of middle school pretty much anyone will start to have an interest in music, right? At that time I had absolutely no interest in music. But I was interested in a radio cassette player and I got my parents to buy it for me. Then I asked my friends what was good and they told me about The Blue Hats and Jiggy and such which were popular at that time. Then I listened to it but all of them were like “Huh? Eh?” to me. But then in the third year of middle school X and Buck-Tick were like “Dun!” and at last I made use of the radio cassette player. But my parents got really angry at me. I’d dye my hair pink and they’d be like “What is up with you? Get your act together. You don’t study. You don’t work. You only listen to that awful noise.”

You dyed your hair when you were only about 15?
Yeah, pink and stuff. A color I hadn’t done before. I dyed it a bunch of colors.

You stopped going to school and then did that?
About the same time I graduated from middle school I became very passionate. Before that I had stopped at brown hair though. When I started to see the bad side of humans, I didn’t want to go to school. That’s why I did various other things. I had apportioned work at a places like a place for freeze-dried and refrigerated stuff and a convenience store. A packaged milk place. I did that kind of stuff. I was there as a part time worker and there were also older women there. At first it was fine but after a few days went by they would be say stuff like “That kid hardly works at all,” so that I could hear them. I didn’t like that so I would stop going. I didn’t even go in to pick up my pay check. I also worked at a removal service and at a factory that assembled packed lunches for convenience stores. I would be like “buchi” and open the pack with my thumb then I would go and say “There’s a hole in this one,” and eat it. My hands got used to doing those packed lunches and I did it without thinking about it. Usually I did stuff like packing and shipping.

Wasn’t that not allowed?
Yeah. I did those kind of fun things too. (smile/laugh) But, I did a lot of different kinds of jobs but I never once came in to pick up a paycheck. Since I didn’t keep any of them for a month. After the bakery my parents started a furniture moving business. We didn’t have any delivery people, me and my granddad did it. I guess that’s the only time I truly got a paycheck. They got mad at me a lot though.

So the money to buy CDs and have fun was from that paycheck?
Hmm… how did I get it? I guess I took it from my parents’ wallets. That kind of thing.

Did you also use that money to go to live houses a lot?
No. I didn’t go to live houses. I was kinda embarrassed. I would have been like one guy in a sea of girls.

Even though you played with girls a lot in middle school, it suddenly became embarrassing. Ah, but I guess the girls in the live houses were all older than you.
Yeah. And there was the feeling of doing something for the first time. It would be like going to a club for me now. Also there was a feeling of resistance like “Eeee?” But my friends forced me to go. The first one I went to was Strawberry Fields. That’s about all I went to at that time.

Why Strawberry Fields again?
I loved the vocalist Fukai-san. At that time I was working part time in Kyoto’s central market. There were a lot of band guys there working there too. I had like blond and red hair so people were like “What’s up with him?” Then when I talked to them they were like “We’re in a band so will join our staff and help us out?” So I started working as a roadie. I learned what the world of bands was like. I also went with them on tour in the area. I guess I did that for a little less than two years.

Working as a roadie?
During that period I was introduced to a lot of people, and I was taught a lot about bands. Like, this is what a live is like and this is how you set up a drum kit. For that band I was like the roadie who specialized in making hair stand on end. Even now I’m good at getting hair to stand on end. (smile/laugh) But I wasn’t the only roadie. Sometimes in the middle of live the pedal of the base drum gets separated. You have to attach it really quick. Or like when you’re trying to fix the screw that has come undone on the hi-hat, a guitar string would snap and if you didn’t fix that quickly they’d get mad at you. Then at the gathering afterwards I was always made to drink, it seemed. I was surrounded by those kind of miserable days.

Being a roadie then was really tough.
Yeah, but back then I people were also very kind to me. I learned a lot.

So in reality it was fun.
It was fun. The things that had to do with the band themselves were really fun.

But the feeling of “I want to do a band,” had not developed?
While I was working as a roadie I looked for members. In music shops there are member wanted papers posted right? I posted those. The first person who I met was a guitarist with a drummer and a bassist so that’s how I formed my first band. It was about when I stopped being a roadie.

So what did the paper say?
That’s a little embarrassing. (smile/laugh) Well, it was about what you’d expect.

Something to the effect of “I am a vocalist who is known in Kyoto society as a ‘henko’.”
No. Not like that. (smile/laugh). It was the kind you all was see. Like “dark and heavy.” I took a picture of myself and put that up. That was the first band I was in. The band that I had been a roadie for was centered around Kyoto’s Rock Tengoku. It was a live house that used to be in Kyoto’s sports valley.

Yeah, yeah.
Due to that relationship I got a lot of stuff from Rock Tengoku and my first band was able to play there. I was at Rock Tengoku a lot at that time. I went to see a lot of bands there and stuff.

Were you let in because they knew you?
Yeah, I guess.

Did the feeling of “I want to be in a band,” spring forth right away. From the time you saw the Buck-Tick poster did you think that you wanted to sing too?
It was from that time. At that time I hated Boowy. Everyone was saying Boowy, Boowy, but it was like “What the hell is Boowy?” I didn’t understand the meaning. It was like “What’s Boowy? It’s Buck-Tick’s Sakurai-san for me.”

Did you like singing too?
At first it was Sakurai-san and at that time I liked bands. When I started liking X I liked hide-san best and I asked my parents and got an all black hide-san model guitar. Then I thought I’d copy them and borrowed an X score book from the guy who knew a lot about indies bands. He also taught me how to read music but when I opened up the book and glanced at it I was like “I can play stuff like this.” “I can play X right off the bat!” (smile/laugh) It’s like “Get a grip!”

Who? (smile/laugh)
I became “I can’t do it! I can’t play guitar!” Then it was like, a bass only has 4 strings and there are no chords so that will be good. I could only play it a little. Really only a little. But it was like “There’s still something wrong.” I was thinking, “This isn’t something I want to do,” and I thought “I’ll do vocals.” But when a person who up until that time hadn’t liked songs and had never been to karaoke, suddenly started singing the songs were horrible. (laugh)

Naturally I suppose you were trying it to see if it felt good. The quality of the songs was beside the point.
See if it felt good? Well anyways I worked really hard at it. I was really, really trying my best. (smile/laugh) But when I was in that band I was being forced to drink by my sempai’s band and such. There were a lot of nasty people.

Because your band at the time was like an athletic meet?
But I hate athletic stuff, right? So I was thinking, “Hmm…”

I guess that was a period in which bullying, similar to the hazing in a baseball club, was rampant.
Yeah. The gatherings after the shows were miserable. But that’s how my life in bands began. In what you’ve heard so far there aren’t any fun stories, are there? There aren’t any. And there aren’t any fun stories from here on out either.

Um. (bitter smile)
If you want dark stories I’ve got a lot.

You say there aren’t any fun stories from here on out but what about now?
I don’t know about that.

For instance we did a photoshoot today. Did you enjoy having your photo taken?
No. I didn’t enjoy it. The truth is it’s embarrassing. Everyone looks and they’re like, “Who is it?” “Dunno.” (laughs) Well I’m used photoshoots. But, well, I don’t know… that’s my personality. That probably hasn’t changed at all since 7th grade. I’ve been this way since I started in a band. Because I haven’t changed at all, my feelings were the same when I started out with bands. Personally I think that’s good. But if I were to say how I could have more fun, I think that if I had a bigger attitude I would have more fun.

You mean act more like a rock star?
Yeah. But I’m not essentially about rock. (smiles) Well I guess this is related to things that I’ll talk about at the end, but I’ve recently realized that I don’t want to sing songs. I want to work on expressing things. I think that even when I first decided to be in a band it wasn’t because I liked those peoples’ songs and music but it was because I liked the aura they produced and, I guess, the glow they had as a band. I’ve finally realized that. So when I’m asked if it’s fun, well I guess it could be called fun, but I guess it can also be called normal. I don’t know. It’s a very strange thing.

Times when you have fun are pretty much only Namba Town and amusement parks?
Yeah. Also when I’m watching an interesting movie. …Also, I think humans have each had incredible experiences in their lives. If you read “READ” vol. 1 there are a lot of different things aren’t there? I don’t have much stuff like that. There are a lot of painful things in my interaction with other people but that’s all there is. I don’t know what I should do. (bitter smile)

Well if that’s the case let’s continue. I’m at a loss about where I should begin but I think that one of the formative elements of your trauma was the fact that you disliked your parents’ behavior.
Well I guess so. It wasn’t like my parents were especially violent. I think they did what you would normally find in typical household. But for my part I really hated it. I’ve never really had a fight with a friend that could be called a fight, ever. It’s stupid. Besides which I, from the start, don’t like people. Ever since elementary school.

You had that kind of self-awareness from such a young age?
Yeah. There are kids who bully and there are kids who are bullied, right? I looked at the relationship between those two types objectively and thought they both seemed like idiots. Like, “There’s something wrong here.”

You can’t understand a personality that can get satisfaction out of doing stupid things?
Yeah. But they all studied right? Even the rough guys. When it got to the third year of middle school they suddenly started studying. It was like “They really are different from me.” It was like they didn’t see the truth. It wasn’t that they were studying because it was stuff that was necessary for them, they just wanted to get to high school and have fun. I was like “That’s all you guys are going to do.”

Was it like they were only pursuing what was right in front of their eyes and they didn’t understand the true meaning?
Yeah. I thought they were the real idiots. That’s why, from the start, I don’t like people. There have only been a few people I know who will reveal their true selves and talk. Even in the band I was in right before Dir en grey I didn’t have a single friend. But we were pretty popular, even though we only lasted for a year. At a one man we had about 400 people. But I didn’t have any friends. It seems that Toshiya had heard rumors about me, like that I had a fear of other people. There were a lot of rumors like that, because I rarely talked. Because of that even when we did interviews with magazines I gave short answers like “yeah” and “yes.” (laughs) I even hated making eye contact and was a really dark person.

Was that because you knew you hadn’t made friends?
There were no people who I wanted to be friends with. There wasn’t even anyone I thought was cool that I knew. Or, well, there was a girl I was dating in Kyoto. I think that was the biggest cause of the problem. At that time that girl was more important to me than bands. I thought I would have to stop bands and get a normal job. This same person that’s here right now thought that! (laughs) That’s a really big thing when you’re talking about me.

Having heard your story about your past I understand what a big decision that was.
Yeah. At that time I was still in a band and I was friends with the guitarist. But right around the time I was thinking about quitting the band and getting married, the girl suddenly disappeared, really suddenly. I asked everyone around if they knew where she went. But they all responded, “No, I don’t know.” Only the guitarist would talk with me about it. He was like, “Well, it will work out.” For about a week I was constantly talking to this guy about it. But the girl didn’t come back. Then a few years later I found out that that guitarist had been seeing that girl. I felt very betrayed. And from then on it was like “I give up on people.”

So having been treated like that by a friend you were no longer able to trust anyone?
I could no longer trust anyone. I was a really twisted person back then but I didn’t tell lies. Well I told silly lies but I didn’t lie to friends. And from that event I received the shock that there were people like that out there. I’m telling the story out of order but when that girl left me I lost a lot of weight.
(From here on there are eleven lines of Kyo speaking that are blacked out. Then the interviewer makes a short comment and there are four more lines of Kyo speaking that are blacked out.)
…But I went. You can’t really get over something like that, right? And all that was left for me was being in a band. The band that was formed at that point was the band right before Dir en grey. But I think I was weighed down for about two years by that shock.

To the point that you couldn’t emotionally recover?
Yes. And then that guitarist formed a new band and that girl was staff for that band. And we would meet a lot when we played together and such. That was so, so painful. Again and again I truly felt like I was going to die. At that time I wanted to escape that so there was nothing to do but find another girl.

By escape I guess you mean something like diverting your feelings?
Yeah. And so a friend of mine at the time introduced me to this girl. That girl lived kind of far away so I moved out there. It was like I no longer wanted to see any part of Kyoto. No matter where I looked there were memories of that girlfriend. So I moved there and started life there.

Was this still a period when you didn’t have any faith in people?
Yes. I have a lot of terrible memories from that place as well. What should I talk about? That guys who introduced me to the girl, he’s still in a band so I’ll hide his name, but I think he had a very bad personality. But at that point I was living in his place and stuff because we were friends at the time. And he was the first to get popularity in the music scene. I was a new guy from Kyoto whose face wasn’t well known, right? But at that point I was doing pretty original shows. I was intense and a kind of vocalist that wasn’t found in that area.

You’re saying it was even more intense than the live performance you do now? That would have a crazy impact.
Because of that I suddenly got popular. I don’t know if he didn’t like that but he was really hateful to me. I would be like 2 o’clock in the morning. A phone call would come in and it would be “A member of a sempai band is calling. They’re calling for you.” Even though I didn’t know any reason for the call I would get scared. I was like “Oh?! What happened? This is bad.” Then he would say to me, “Well I’ll go in your place.” He sounds like a really good guy doesn’t he? But a few days later I asked around and people said that he was doing that to bully me emotionally.

In truth there hadn’t been a call from a sempai and the whole thing was just a lie he made up?
There were more times like that than I can count. He was like an oni. There were really a lot of times.

From then on some time passed and then you started to form Dir en grey. But even though you had gone to Osaka chased by emotions, your roommate then treated you in a similar way so it really piled up.
Yes. Because that kind of thing piled up I became strange. I didn’t talk to people in other bands and I didn’t go to the parties after the shows. I didn’t interact with other people. That why people started saying things like, “That guy’s dark,” or “He’s afraid of other people.”

Those rumors even reached Toshiya in Nagano?
Yeah. (bitter smile)

But was it painful for you to have those kinds of rumors spread and to be talked about in that way?
No, I didn’t really care. For the time being I stopped interacting with people.

But being in a band is job where you interact with people, isn’t it?
Yeah, but at that time we weren’t in magazines and the only people I had reason to meet were the members. The only people I could speak cordially with were the other members. That’s why we still get along very well. I really didn’t talk to anyone outside of the other members.

Did you let someone else take care of the communication with people outside of the band?
Yes. At that time the incident with my girlfriend in Kyoto was still looming large inside of me. It was very painful. That’s why from then on, out of the things people feel, I became very sensitive to pain. I didn’t care if people called me a jerk or whatever, at time I thought that it would be best for me to die. For me, if a guy I don’t like dies I’ll feel an impulse to spend the day dressed up in a white suit. (laughs) But for people I like, I don’t want to make them feel even a bit of the pain I’ve felt. So I’m very considerate of the people I like and I talk to them very openly. If one person doesn’t trust the person they are talking to then the other person won’t trust them, right? From that time on I have only talked to people who are like that.

Oh, so that’s how it was.
It was like, there are dirty people out there. And I didn’t want to be shocked like that again, right? And I didn’t want the strange experience of becoming friends and being betrayed. No matter how you think about it, it’s weird that that guitarist who was nice to me was seeing that girl, isn’t it? I still can’t wipe out the shock of that. I thought he was a really good guy when he was talking with me.

With all these painful things adding up and befalling you, did the things you expressed as a vocalist change?
Yes. From that point on the lyrics became like, “There are no good things.” From that point on I hated happy endings. Even when I was watching a movie, if it went well at the end I was like, “There’s no way!” I couldn’t believe in that kind of thing. It was like nothing ever goes that well. There aren’t really things like that. People that are happy watching this kinda stuff are idiots. Face reality! I thought that kind of thing for a long time. That’s why even now I’ve never written lyrics with a happy ending. I only want to write about the bad part of people. I think most people haven’t experienced that much pain. It’s like, “Look at the painful things without averting your eyes.” I think that is reality. In making others feel the unhappy things I felt I am personally very happy. It’s like, “Taste the pain that I felt back then!” (blacked out sentence) I was a really dangerous guy.

From that incident on?
(The seven lines of Kyo’s answer are blacked out.)

When was that?
Ummm… Just before Dir en grey went major…
(The remainder of Kyo’s reply, eight lines, is blacked out. As is the interviewer’s next comment and Kyo’s five line answer.)

Was there some sensation you were looking for in the band called Dir en grey?
There are a lot of places where you are venting things with a band. You throw out all the things you’ve accumulated, don’t you? Both in lyrics and in shows. It’s like by doing so the things that have accumulated gradually decreased and you are eased.

It’s like you cleanse yourself.
Yeah. There are elements of pain that cannot be expressed with lyrics alone, aren’t there? I think other people have experienced pain as well and there are other people writing painful lyrics aren’t there? Even if they are writing about things that even more awful, I believe that the shock that I received was absolutely as painful as anyone else’s. (Two blacked out lines)

It’s not like a song of resentment in enka. You don’t just stop at saying “I hate you,” you… (The rest of his comment is blacked out.)
Yeah. I suppose I wanted to express just how painful it was. “Zakuro” is told from the point of view of girl but I put myself in the place of the girl when I write that kind of thing. In my lyrics there are a lot of subjects who die in the end.
(The rest of Kyo’s answer, along with about a third of the page is blacked out here.) …But I’ve been thinking that it’s nice that my lyrics were able to spread out into the wider world as a major artist. (laughs)

But you’re lucky you didn’t become schizophrenic.
But that was expressed in my lyrics. I actually briefly dated the girl I dated in Osaka since moving to Tokyo. But I noticed that a person I thought was her friend was introducing me to someone else and then I dated her too. That’s really hard to believe but then the person who introduced us was introducing someone else to me. That was definitely strange wasn’t it? It’s like, “That’s enough. I can’t trust people.” If someone had the kind of experiences I’ve had, they would understand the reason I scratch my chest, wouldn’t they? I get all angry. At a show fans watch and when I don’t scratch my chest or when I scratch it and blood doesn’t come out there are people who say, “He’s cutting corners.” It’s like, “F*** you, bastards, seriously f*** you.” I think things like that a lot too.

Yeah, I guess that’s because there are people who think that that is just another part of the show.
Yeah. It’s like, “Wrong, bastards!”

Well, having heard this I can really see what lyrics have come out of what experience and be like, “I guess these came out of that shock.”
It really clicks doesn’t it.

So you get wrapped up in those lyrics and hurt yourself?
Yeah, that’s right. For instance, “Taiyo no Ao” usually easy to listen to and I think there are people who find the lyrics are a little sad. But if you read the lyrics after hearing this it’s like it’s awful or perhaps painful, too painful. I really don’t want to sing that kind of song.

But all the songs you sing are emotionally anguishing aren’t they?
They are anguishing. They all have lyrics that I can’t hold back on, even in rehearsal. So, although I don’t move around as violently, even at rehearsal I sing the songs seriously. I even do the shouted portions. I can’t hold back. Even if I try to hold back it rises up. Even since I’ve moved to Tokyo there have been some bad things. Even though I was still dragging around the previous stuff it was like an addition.

You’ve really felt nothing but pain?
Yes. And when I do I am helped by, of course, the other members and I’m helped by the fans. But the people that help me the most are my kohai. Because I have experienced these painful things they come over to my house almost everyday to have fun and to divert me. That’s why I dote on them, or maybe, why I am a really good friend to them. Those guys don’t worry about things like sempai and kohai and are open with me.

Those kohai include (blacked out) who has come to Dir en grey concerts, I guess.
Yeah. I think that kindness should be returned with even more kindness. I am very clear about what I like and don’t like. With people I like I’m nice almost to the point of being annoying. (laughs) I think that if those guys ever had anything painful happen to them I would do anything to help them. If you’re talking about that sort of thing, my old man was the kind of father you see painted in pictures. As far as that goes he was cool.

And you’ve properly inherited that.
I guess so. (laughs) And it seems he was never unfaithful. He worked hard at one job. He really hates things that are wrong. And he doesn’t discriminate. As far as those things go, I think he’s cool and I try to be like that too. So my parents aren’t all bad.

It seems he is also pretty hot-blooded.
He’s hot-blooded. He was like, “Even when you’re in a band it’s the people that continue that succeed.” I don’t know how many times he told me that. And now I’m continuing just like he said, aren’t I? But he’s never clearly told me, “Good job!” He was like, “I don’t think you’ll be able to keep with it.” You kidding? (laughs) My parents graduated from college. They used to say graduate from college and then do that. (laughs) I didn’t graduate from college or high school and I’m doing this. But I expect they feel like they lost as parents. If they don’t I’d be worried. (laughs) But because I’ve proven that I can do it they support me now. And a while back I returned all the money I stole from their wallet and then some. It was a used car, but I bought them a car and stuff. I mean, I didn’t want to go, but they paid for school and stuff.

That’s a good story isn’t it?
Yeah it is, but I mean I didn’t want to go. (laughs) With high school they made me apply to about four of them. At the time I didn’t want to do anything but be in a band so I went to apply but I turned the application exam in blank. It took a lot of courage, though. (laughs)

You’re too extreme.
No. That’s just the kind of person I am. (laughs) From the time I started with a band, painful things have piled up but now I think that that was good. I think that, because of those kinds of things, I became who I am today. If I hadn’t had those kinds of experiences I guess I would have become a less substantial person or at least I wouldn’t be able to write weighty lyrics or perform weighty shows. For that reason I’m thankful, even for the tragic things.

Well they are all things I wouldn’t want to experience.
No, I don’t want to experience them again. But lately, I think that if I hadn’t had those kinds of experiences I certainly wouldn’t have had the shock that was necessary for me to become an adult.

That’s because children are particularly sensitive.
That’s why, now, I’m working hard to feel those shocks.

Baka
9th November 2008, 15:19
Diru :beautiful2: ...

SlaviQ
9th November 2008, 17:07
I present you:
UROBOROS!!! (http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/Uroboros.zip)

link erorr :(
The requested URL was not found on this server.

Baka
9th November 2008, 18:14
link erorr :(
The requested URL was not found on this server.

:whisper: http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=451685

SlaviQ
9th November 2008, 18:40
thx.. play >>> in progess...

glass skin ni-o placut... :)

Vinushka ii cam lung XD dar are ritmuri interesante(dar are si combinatzii nereusite di la care doare capu :( )

awww.. ware, yami tote.. ii cool...

BlackCross
12th November 2008, 03:05
1. Preview of the new PV, Винушка:
http://www.direngrey.co.jp/uroboros/movie/vinushka.html

2. New Pics:
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3018/groupqm9.jpg

http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/1651/asdassp5.jpg

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/7579/kyops3.jpg

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/1607/kaooowt0.jpg

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/2172/ohpdiejd8.jpg

http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/3052/ohpshinfb1.jpg

http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/7597/ohptoshhlv5.jpg

3. The new interview with Kaoru (lead guitar):
Translation of Dir en grey's interview on VerdamMnis Webzine [28/10/2008]
After I saw the request for an English translation of this interview, I decided to try my hands at it and here's the result.

It's my first time translating something. English isn't my mother tongue, French is. I know that some expressions are probably wrong, and more often than not, I translated words for words which you aren't supposed to do, but keep in mind that this French interview was probably already translated anyway.

SO, with that being said,


1. How do you feel regarding the new release?

薫 : We are all very impatient to see how our work is going to be received, to see how far we can go in terms of communication and transmission of our ideas, if the public is going to be touched by them, to see how they are going to interpret them.

2. (skipped that one because it was already answered )

3. How did the music of the band evolved from 'The Marrow of a Bone' to 'Uroboros'?

薫 : For this album, we didn't really want to step into something totally new or too different from what we've done in the past. We rather were in a phase of self-acceptation [I][A/N:not sure about that sentence] . We wanted to use the musical heritage we acquired up until now, and to pay it homage as best as we could. This album (uroboros) contains our past, as well as our present and future. In the end, I think that it's an album that has an original sound that defies any classification.


4. How were you able to express the oriental atmosphere you were talking about?
薫 : We tried to put on disc, the feelings and general atmospheres that are being felt during the concerts. The emotions felt during a live. At the same time, we also tried to make certain religious aspects obvious by using a Japanese angle. *


5. The Uroboros was important in the religious symbolism.
薫 : Definitely. This can be found in the vibe of the album.


6. Did you incorporated new instruments?
薫 : Yes, indeed. On several songs, we used an electric Sitar which brings something new and quite interesting, though most of the songs content we were looking for beforehand, was essentially concentrated around guitars. For example, we used different objects to play the guitar chords. On certain titles, we tried to record the guitar sound directly from the amp. In the end, it was a unique and very amusing experience. On the album, Shinya even played Congas.


7. You used languages other than Japanese and English, right?
薫 : Effectively. 'Sa Bir' means 'Movement of the Earth' in Tibetan and 'Vinushka' is a invented word from Russian origin that we use to talk about elements that are linked to sins.


8. The Uroboros depicts a snake or a dragon that bites its own tail. It represents the cyclic evolution and the auto-regeneration. Is it a symbolic title for Dir en grey?
薫 : Exactly, it's a symbolic title for the band. The concept of the album is based on the theme of the infinite cycle of time; on the alternated phases of life, death and rebirth. Like I said earlier, this album contains our past, our present and our future. In a certain way, there's an analogy between the album title and our musical path.


9. Why did you choose The End of Records for the US release?
薫 : We were looking for a label in the United States, and many contacted us. The End of Records seemed to be the best choice for the band.

10. Did your management put more pressure on the band so you could sing more songs in English?
薫 : The more they'll put pressure on us, the more we will return it to them.


11. Why did you rewrite 'Glass Skin' and 'Dozing Green'?
薫 : We had already released those songs in Japanese for the singles of the album, we simply wanted to try to retouch them with English lyrics. The results being quite satisfactory, we decided to put all versions on the album.


12. To celebrate the 10 years of Dir en grey, two best-of were released last year: Decade [1998-2002] and Decade [2003-2007]. Is Uruboros marking a third era?
薫 : To be completely honest, we didn't really think about it. I never fell into a retrospective analysis regarding the evolution of the band. As soon as I start writing or composing, I am in the here and now, in the present moment. I observe my emotions, my actual tastes and I translate them throughout the music. Though I think that from an objective and external viewpoint, it's mostly true.


13. You said that people are going to visualize certain things during the listening of the album, do you mean by that that they'll live a synesthetic experience ? **
薫 : In a certain way, yes. By listening to the album, I'd like everyone to build their own experience. I'd like listeners to be rocked by the music and that it brings them to visualize different scenes, to see colors, to experiment feelings in response to sounds; finally, I'd like everyone to share a certain intimacy, linked to their own personal experiences, with the album. I really put the emphasis on the simple character of the thing. I truly believe that everyone is likely to find it's count.


14. Do you have these kind of visions during the creating process?
薫 : I didn't have real visions, at least nothing in particular. I did consider the stage setting though, the stage on which we'll play the album. I gave more thoughts on our stage performances rather than abstract ideas.


15. The album artwork is mystical and epic at the same time. What is its visual concept?
薫 : When it was time for the band to start working on the conception and the creation of the album design, we had this idea to use text instead of a picture. So I showed them the cover of 'Lizard' by the band King Crimson; after we all agreed, we started from this graphic base and we modified it by giving it our own visual identity.


16. Who is the author of it (the artist)?
薫 : His name is yo~da. He's an artist with whom we've been working for years.


17. Is the visual aesthetic of the band taking a place as important as the music?
薫 : We believe that the identity of the band is what is the most important and this is expressed through the visual aesthetic. If every thing that we create is neutral or transparent, this ends up being meaningless. It is true that we put a lot of efforts on building a universe that is unique and owned by us, so we spend a lot of time on the creation of our visuals.


18. In the future, do you think you'll create a side-project?
薫 : I'll think about it when the moment will come.


19. You recorded acoustic versions of several songs. Will you plan an unplugged show?
薫 : We are currently doing it.


20. Is an European tour going to be announced soon?
薫 : Be a bit more patient, you won't be disappointed.


21. What would you like to say to VerdamMnis readers?
薫 : Be assured that we are going to come see you during our tour. Until then, keep supporting us.

Jackie'O
www.verdammnis.com (http://www.verdammnis.com)

* yes, I am aware that this repeats but it was a damn hard paragraph to translate >_<

** I have no idea what synesthesic means. I'm pretty sure it doesn't even exist, but I wasn't sure how to translate that one D:

4. Uroboros MP3 RIP 320kbps:
http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/Uroboros%20MP3%20Rip%20%5B320kbps%5D.part1.rar
http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/Uroboros%20MP3%20Rip%20%5B320kbps%5D.part2.rar

5. Toguro and Studio Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Koro Live Clips:
http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/Dir%20en%20Grey%20-%20Uroboros%20DVD%20-%20Toguro.avi
http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/dir%20en%20grey%20studio%20clip.avi

Stanly
12th November 2008, 11:58
thx, Blacky! ^.^

Baka
12th November 2008, 12:09
scot tot, thx BC :)

BlackCross
13th November 2008, 13:03
thx, Blacky! ^.^

scot tot, thx BC :)
You're welcome! X)))

The new PV, Винушка:
http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/DIR%20EN%20GREY%20-%20VINUSHKA.avi

The unplugged bonus disk from UROBOROS: (Ware Yami Tote, RED SOIL, INCONVENIENT IDEAL)
http://p4p.skynet.md/files/180/Unplugged%20Disc.rar

Enjoy! :)

november
13th November 2008, 13:33
BC, link`u la PV da eroare :(

BlackCross
13th November 2008, 15:00
BC, link`u la PV da eroare :(
n, reuploaded. :)

Yuki
13th November 2008, 19:45
BC, link`u la PV da eroare :(

Аналогично здесь))))

BlackCross
14th November 2008, 02:21
Aşa am făcut încă odată reupload şi am downloadat din propria sursă şi parcă e bine...

Stanly
14th November 2008, 19:49
Dir en grey - Uroboros[DVDrip] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=RLHS8PD1)

8D



Uroboros unplugged CD (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=I7Q5P4NF)


the 3d and the last CD from delux edition, I guess ^.^

BlackCross
15th November 2008, 01:58
Uroboros unplugged CD (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=I7Q5P4NF)


the 3d and the last CD from delux edition, I guess ^.^

b0ian, uite pe pagina precedentă.

thx for the DVDrip tho, eu le aveam în calitate mai slabă, presupun că asta-i mai bun...

Stanly
15th November 2008, 03:33
u're welcome

*"b0ian" - didn't notice ^___^

BlackCross
15th November 2008, 17:35
Apropo nu e boian linkul tău, el conţine încă DOZING GREEN (before construction version) that kicks major ass! :hoorah:

Baka
15th November 2008, 19:56
oricum versiunea finala > before construction version, kiar daca mam cam saturat de ea)

Stanly
16th November 2008, 02:44
before construction version has an awesome part (3.02 - 3.07) which is epic! @___@

Dir en Grey & Slipknot on MTV (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=FPOFS91J)


rupe @_____@ fsck yeah! ХD

*waiting for subs =P

BlackCross
16th November 2008, 03:08
Dir en Grey & Slipknot on MTV (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=FPOFS91J)


rupe @_____@ fsck yeah! ХD

*waiting for subs =P

Am privit asta ieri, ar fi bine dacă ar exista şi o versiune titrată... Posibil degrabă să vedem un poiect comun. X)))



GiGs December Toshiya Interview

-You've always had set goals that you wanted to accomplish as a bassist for each album. What were your goals for this one?
Toshiya: I wanted to make the songs sound more lively. I didn't want to make the bass sound like it was in the way. So that I don't cause unnecessary friction(laughs).
-I understand. In this album the guitars and drums have a wide variety of phrase, so you need to think about how to approach those with the bass.
T: Yea. I wanted to do something that I wanted to do and at the same time function as part of the band's full sound.
-I think you've become the best to support the songs and sound. Bass is the core of songs.
T: I think so. Depending on the songs, I'm playing crazy but I have some riffs that contain silence.
-At what point in the recording process did you choose your bass tone?
T: The very end of mastering. The guitar and drums had their sound set, and I chose the tone at the very end. Our concept for this albums was to make it beautiful so I though I shouldn't put too much low in. But when I listen to it, it sounds too empty. So we decided to redo the mastering and put more low in.
-You really liked the heavy bass sound.
T: It's really heavy and low on this one too.
-But this has is lower than usual with more grooves.
T: I wanted it to be that way. I've had thoughts for different approaches too. I wanted to hold it down so that there isn't too much high. But actually, the really low sound you hearing is from the guitar. The bass doesn't go that low and stays a little higher than the guitars.The bass's low mixes with the kicks. That's how we make our wide ranged band sound. So the basic tone for the bass is coming from the mid range.
-You've changed your playing style. Seems like you've done a lot less obbligato on the higher frets.
T: Yea, I didn't put in too many. I played them depending on the song. I just thought it was enough with the guitar being showy. It might not be the best way to express it but the bass might sound too quiet. It was fun for me though. I also thought there was a lot more variation compared to TMOAB.
-In "STUCK MAN" you did slapping and played with the drums.
T: Yea. But you can't play too much on bass(laughs). I didn't want to play too much but at the same time I wanted to express what I wanted to get out.
-You try to make the mood of the song with the bass right? The fret noise in "VINUSHKA" was really effective.
T: That's not fret noise. I just switched an effect on and off. It sounds like the bass comes out all the sudden. The reason I played higher on the second half of the song was to make the song more exciting(laughs). I really wanted to make the songs more lively and wanted to make a really good album. That's how it ended up. This might be too extreme but it's like the secret to martial arts. You utilize the opponents power and slash them. It's like Toki from "Hokuto no Ken"(laughs).
-In "Ware, Yami to te...". I didn't know how long you were keeping the sustain and where you were cutting it. And it seemed like you weren't doing much and yet you kept making the mood of the song. That really came to me.
T: So it did(laughs). I'm glad. I think the most effective skill on the instrument called bass is rest notes. If you cut the note you can stop the flow and start it over. You can always make the mood. Bass is really fun.
-Even though you said you tried not to put in too many obbligato, the bass lines are really melodious.
T: Yea. I like singing bass lines but this time I wanted to approach it from a different angle and play a singing bass. So when you realize these things, it makes me really happy.
-"INCONVENIENT IDEAL" has a melodious bass that's really easy catch. And "Doukoku to Sarinu" is very violent but still melodious.
T: Yea. Bass can be a melody instrument or a rhythm instrument so I wanted to play both. My play in "STUCK MAN" is more of a rhythm while "Doukoku to sarinu" was both rhythm and melody. While I build up the melody I build a wall with the drums. Then I top it off with a good phrase in the last chorus. In "VINUSHKA", it had a lot of changes but I didn't put any moving phrases in it on purpose. The voice was main and the guitar made the melody. The drums built the core and the bass cemented that core.
-Was it a long path to get to this style of approach?
T: It was a pain(laughs), "RED SOIL". The first phrase, I actually thought that the bass alone is good enough. Not only this song but every song. There were some songs where I thought I should stand out but then you'd get tired listening to a band where every part is doing crazy shit right?(laughs). I might be plain on this one was well but I think I did a good job keeping everything together. Bass is the only part that can do that.




GiGs December Die Interview


-You guys have made something amazing.
Die: Yea(laughs). I feel like I've put everything into this.
-Did you have any challenges as a guitarist when you guys started?
D: I don't know if it's a challenge but I wanted to overcome the hurdle of being better than I was. Because of that it really took a long time for me to arrange and record the song. It wasn't like "I think it's enough around here".
-You've tried to pull out something that was deep in your drawer?
D: If you put it that way, yea. I needed to concentrate. If it was this kind of song, these phrases might work or based on my past experiences there was some things that just came out naturally. I didn't mind if that happened but if my goal was set at a much higher level, I needed to reset my mind. Otherwise, I probably would have made the same thing. Easier said, I have a hard head(laughs). Even in chord sequences I didn't want it to be all theory like how high should this C7 or a Em be to fit here. But this time, those kind of things didn't make sense to me(laughs). There are some things that I don't even know even if I use theory. Instead of understanding theoretically and guessing the sound, I looked for the sound that seemed to fit. Depends on the songs but I've played off the songs.
-Yea. There's a lot of odd phrases.The intro for "RED SOIL" has one.
D: If I didn't think of that sound and phrase I think it would have been a really normal song. I felt that it needed a phrase that would make it sound completely different.
-"Reiketu nariseba" has a weird chord hanging in the background and has a really creative phrase in the middle.
D: Yea(laughs). We never had anything like that. Those are the types of things I wrote without thinking about theory.
-Not just that song but you've put these kind of phrases everywhere.
D: That's why there was a shit load of tracks just for guitar. I wanted to make a mood from the guitar so I need to make a backing sound for that guitar. The backing sound took a really long time to write. To have people hear the guitar in the front, the existence of the backing guitar was really important. I used three or four each playing a single note. This time it wasn't like left channel kaoru, right channel me. We wanted to use everything we had. That's why I've put more thought into structures of the songs much more than I did in the past.
-I felt that "VINUSHKA" was a piece where you put in phrase after phrase into the song as soon as it came into mind.
D:But the phrases that came up were already near the complete form since the writing process. The rest was just adding more taste to it during each session. And how we wanted the structure to be(laughs). I didn't know where this song was going to land. It really took a long time to finish this on.
-On the other hand "Toguro" seems like a song you really enjoyed writing with some improvised phrases.
D: Actually that was the phrase I thought about the most. I couldn't think of anything good and I thought about it even during the recording of other songs. How much it echoes to how my guitar playing was. I think my personality appears in that song.
-So you've felt more pain than fun?
D: Yea. And "RED SOIL" too. It's a short song but the notes in each measure are really detailed. I've done a lot of thinking on where to bring that 1 note. I played it a lot. Actually this is a song that was done by theory. In the writing process it only had about 2 chords and it was really simple, but it drastically changed.
-When you want a beautiful sound you use an accoustic?
D: It's more like when the sound came to my head it was a accoustic. But even if I'm using a acoustic there are places where that guitar ruins the atmosphere of "Reiketu nariseba". In those places I used another acoustic in a different tuning, hook it up to a amp and play it without a pick. It's top secret what I used instead of a pick(laughs). I didn't choose a phrase but I just played random things and took about 3 takes on that and then I just chose what sounded right. I've done that a lot. We didn't make sounds that just sounded great though. We've made sounds(as in chord changes or probably chords that don't even exist) that were never heard before in every song. As we've worked on the recording we've found new techniques and tried it on different songs.
-So the impact of the sounds and phrases that never existed in the world are strong.
D: I think all the members think that. Even in the arranges, Kaoru and I argued many times on how it should be. We've expressed specific sounds we wanted with words and images like "That atmosphere this person has standing in front of this country''s church sitting in absolute darkness"(laughs).
-That seems hard to make. But each time I listen to this album, I discover a new sound. And the number of guitar phrases and information(?) seemed really close to "MACABRE"
D:oh...yea. I think the process of making it was really close. But this time we've really looked for our limits and thought it can't be normal. It was really hard making it but surprisingly I was able to relax during the recording. At the studio, we were able to hear the amazing sounds and got me excited and it was just fun. When you get to see the new sounds being made right in front of you it's like a orgy(lol i had to use that).
-After overcoming many hurdles, do you have a future image that you have in mind?
D: I wasn't thinking that far. I just want to make myself more open so that we can evolve/change more. Just go with the flow. If I don't do that I feel like I won't get anywhere. I think making this album, got me to think that way.




GiGs Decemeber Kaoru Interview

-When you finished the albums mastering, did you feel like you've accomplished something big?
Kaoru: When we finished mastering the second time around I was at the mixing for the disc 2 in the limited edition so I listened to it a bit and just thought "oh, that's ok"(laughs), We've got it very close to it's final form in the mixing process so I was burned out.
-Was there anything specific you wanted to do before starting to make the album?
K: First of all, any picture that came into mind. Even if it wasn't a picture, I could be a color or scent, anything. Something that you can imagine while you're listening to the song. And to top that off, something that sounds beautiful musically and sound wise. In TMOAB we made it sound crashed together, connecting all the parts together but this time we wanted to do the opposite. We wanted to make the each individual sound stand out and sound beautiful and at the same time make sound like it was alive. I wanted to seal everything I can possibly do into this. So when we were writing songs or arranging them I never said "This sounds llike a song we've done before". Even if it seemed the same, we've kept attacking it from different sides to see what happens.
-Which songs were the first to be written?
K: In the preproduction process "RED SOIL","TOGURO","GLASS SKIN","STUCK MAN" and "INCOVENIENT IDEAL" had their shapes.
-"RED SOIL" seems like you guys brought back your previous styles. The melody defines you guys.
K: Yea. It sounds like the good old us, but the drastic change in the song, the approach of each instrument and how its sung is very different. We wanted to try and make these songs without following the regulation. When you made DG I thought, I don't really get this song but I think it's cool. I think we shouldn't try to get it all organized and keep it the way it is. The more we regulate it, it's gonna become normal. Forget about all the Verse 1, Verse2, Chorus stuff and try to keep it the way it is.
-Are there a lot of songs that you've stuck with that?
K: If you listen carefully you'll notice them. I like how different things fly at you. I wanted to put many different sounds from the guitar and express as much as I can with the guitar. I wanted to make something we can never do again, like a box of sounds where you didn't know what was going to come out. I think it's more fun to listen when you don't know what to expect. I always ask the me back in high school "is this cool?".
-I've heard many different guitar phrases throughout the album but did you use a lot of different guitars?
K: No, it's like the more variety of guitars you use, the better. A guitar is like a mirror that reflects yourself. No matter what kind of guitar it is, it would express you fully and the only thing that can express me is guitar. I found a guitar that was able to understand each other and I used that most of the time.
-What was the hardest song to make, arrange or play?
K: I would have to say "VINUSHKA" was a little hard. No, very(laughs). We wanted it to have acoustic guitar in it, change of time, make it heavy, and make it somewhat oriental. We put that up as themes and started making it and around May, during a tour, our ideas started coming together. But I was afraid of having the members listening to it. I was afraid they would say something like "I think it's a good songs but somethings missing"(laughs). A song that we couldn't think of a phrase until the end was "RED SOIL". We were troubled until we got the cleanish phrase into beginning and middle. There weren't many chords we could use, and it was hard to express from the limited choice. But I wanted to put something that I normally can't think about and wanted to make it melodious and emotional.
-I was really suprised by the thrash riff in "gaika, chinmoku ga nemuru koro".
K: We aimed for it to be that way. In a way those kinds of songs are our specialty so it was easy to make. Up until now, we've tried to make it interesting from the rhythm or a drastic change but for this one we tried making it interesting with just the guitar. I really wanted to do a song like this. If you put it that way, I really wanted to do "INCONVENIENT IDEAL". The minute we put it in the 13th track, I thought it was so cool. So cool that I think the preceding 12 tracks are there for the existence of this song(laughs).
-The opener of the album really took me to someplace really scary but it in the end it feels like you're being saved.
K: Yea. You feel a little love don't you? We wanted it to end that way. When we finished "INCONVENIENT IDEAL", my confidence for this album rose like crazy. The me back in my teens told me that the album with this song is good and that it's convincing.
-When you finished making the album. did your confidence change into something stronger?
K: Actually, I've barely listened to "INCONVENIENT IDEAL". When I finish listening to that, I feel like this album is going to end. I don't understand "UROBOROS" very well either. But it's almost leaving my hands. So it seems like when I finish listening to it, it's gonna go away. I don't want it to end, I don't want relief. I just really like this album. I want this thought strong with me to Osakajou Hall.




interview with Die and Kyo - UROBOROS

Dir en Grey - Juice music interview


11/1/08
Dir en Grey, the fiercest band’s most insane album is now here…
Interview and text: Limo Hatano
Beauty within fury…, delicacy within forcefulness… As I got to know them, as I got to meet them, who would have predicted that I would be comforted this much? I have been misunderstanding Dir en grey’s existence. I went ahead to imagine them being loud, heavy sound, extreme, and judged them on my own. Until I experienced that day…I watched their show for the first time. They were not only fierce, but expressed their “sound” in the name of “soul” through their world of “ART.” I could not stop shaking once I delved into their world view, and for some reason, I felt like crying. I could not help but be interested in the strange something they withheld. Now, I want people who do not know them recognize them, and listen and feel the music. Their true selves…
It has been 2 years since The Marrow of a Bone and releasing the new work Uroboros. Did you include whatever you experienced during that time? And what kind of concept did you have while you created this work?
Die: We did live shows most of the time, so it’s something like the hue(barwa, kolor, odcień) of live; we wanted to incorporate our recent show’s hue.
Kyo: Our band had a concept of expressing pain, something anyone would want to hide in daily life, something people wouldn’t lay a hand on, and put them into music, lyrics, and our live shows, and along those lines, for this album, we were able to express them with depth.
Die: I must say that’s absolutely true.
When I listened to Uroboros,the very first thing I felt was that more than the last album, Kyo-kun’s vocal range leveled up and showed that in various forms. Did you want to express those parts more than ever for this album?
Kyo: Before, for one song, I thought of expression within simplicity like a force of punch. But this time, I decided to do everything I can and made it. We made the song and lyrics as elaborate as possible. Comparing to the last album, the feeling of the songs and the aesthesia may be completely different.
That’s true for the vocal part, but I felt that each member’s presence became bigger exceeding the last work. Each person’s presence is very concentrated, and collected together well. When that shows up in your sound, does that come from the link among members? Sort of like the sound reacting to one another?
Die: Rather than link, I think it’s everyone’s feelings. It’s how much you concentrate there. If we disrupt that, we would probably have an uncomfortable feeling. But we ultimately have a thought to simply make something good. That’s why we get distressed over many things.
I want to ask questions concerning your songs, but I think Dir en grey has a distinct style with your album title and song titles. With English titles, and even Japanese titles, I wonder where these mysterious, only Dir en grey has, occult titles come from? For example, I’m interested in what language, what meaning does it has, and what it indicates in SA BIR, the first song?
Kyo: We don’t hold any stereotypes. Normally, a title would be in either Japanese or English. It can be any foreign word as long as it holds the song’s hue. It’s easier to get in, and matches the world view of the song, and that’s how we decided for that song. The way it sounds and its meaning as well.
With Dir en grey, there’s something that gets through regardless of language. For example, SA BIR, like the meaning “earth motion,” there’s an echo dragging up from the abyss and runs through your body, but if you move into Vinushka (means guilt/sin), it makes you feel thrilled. How do you create these songs?
Kyo: Umm… we begin with the song’s fragmentary parts, and once we see the scenery ahead of us, we put lots of stuff into it.
Do you have any message you want to convey through your lyrics?
Kyo: For example, Glass Skin’s lyrics seem to be captured as a love song, but it really isn’t like that. If I were to put in a phrase, it’s about environmental problems without being too preachy, the deterioration, the evanescence; I wanted to express these qualities. I don’t want to get preachy or sing positively. It’s more of “having something positive within something that’s not positive.” I have that as my foundation. The view you see is different with something born from nothing comparing to seeing and creating something from destruction.
I see. Positive within the negative… From hearing what you just said, I think something that was bothering me has disappeared.
Kyo: For the last album, The Marrow of a Bone, there was devastation, pain and has destructive expressions, but that’s not it. After you finish listening, something gets lodged, and it remains … that expression.
Dozing Green and Glass Skin are recorded with English lyrics for this album?
Kyo: Originally, the overseas label wanted a couple of songs with English lyrics, but regardless of that request, I sung Glass Skin in English and simply felt something new, and the perspective was different and it was fun for me, so then I thought, “that’s fine then.”
That’s true. With English lyrics, the sceneries you see and want to convey would differ a lot from Japanese lyrics?
Kyo: The main idea of the lyrics is the same, but there is no vague expression particular to the Japanese language, and there’s nothing that can express the atmosphere, and I think it’s easier to understand the content. You can enjoy the song twice, and the aesthesia and atmosphere differ subtly, so I found that interesting.
For all the songs in this album, I see a visual scene (note: this is separate from the term visual-kei) comes into my mind. For example, I see something like light inside darkness. When I saw Dir en grey’s show for the first time, I received a shock that I could not describe in words. I truly thought it as “ART” (note: I think the writer just wanted to emphasize the word by capitalizing them all). I received the same or even greater shock after I listened to this album. It felt good to see Kyo-kun expressing with his heart and soul during live shows and in album (laugh). I may sound weird, but I felt soothed on the inside. Wait? Am I being weird (laugh)?
Die: You’ve gotten into it (laugh)!
Kyo: People who like us also say that they feel good when they see me shout. The message matches them, and I’m shouting on their behalf, and in that aspect, I think that’s the part where we resonate together. There are many heavy bands that go “waaa!” But I’m not interested in that at all. It doesn’t really get to people’s heart.
I agree! As I said earlier, many people misunderstand Dir en grey’s sound. But you guys never deny those assertions nor explain them right?
Kyo: Yep. Explaining that would… The best thing is to feel our music naturally. If we go ahead and say “that’s not it,” such statement seems wrong. It’s difficult (this situation).
What do you think of Dir en grey’s past, present and future now that you completed Uroboros?
Kyo: Each time we release an album, I think we’re at the beginning every time. Uroboros was the most difficult album thus far, so I truly feel satisfied about it. We were able to show Dir en grey more than ever before. It felt like we moved one step forward.
Knowing that you have some optimism as Dir en grey, do you guys dwell about your past?
Kyo: Hm. I’m not denying my past completely, but there were aspects where I was too easy on myself. I wasn’t able to fully express, or the band’s skills were not caught up (to their music). Now that we finished recording Uroboros, I’m starting to think about the next step in my mind.
But this time, you struggled to complete this album, and didn’t you be lost in abstraction/dazed for some time?
Kyo: It’s true that we had that, but we have a vague sense of “we should this next time or we should do this more.” From now on, I’m waiting for new feelings, method of expression, or message I want to convey as I strengthen Uroboros in shows 100% more, 150% and up to 200%.
So Dir en grey’s future is unknown.
Kyo: It’s unknown.
You seem to have constant evolution. Rather than staying in the same place, you’re more of “where would we go next.” You guys are truly lucky by having fans that follow the band.
Kyo: We’re a band that changes drastically. Both bands in Japan and overseas tend to show its color once one album comes out, but we’re different every time.
Die: As for members, we never talk about it, but I think we’re feeling stronger about having a mindset of “something we are the only ones that could do or something we only have.”
Kyo: We don’t overlap with the core and our balance might differ from normal bands.
By the way, what are some musical roots that have influenced you guys?
Die: Well, I decided to do music because of Japanese bands. I didn’t listen to any music overseas.
Kyo: I listen to different bands, but I don’t have music that influences Dir en grey’s sound. Our songs and lyrics are influenced more from what we feel in life, pain, news, or something that happens naturally in daily life. Oh, but as a musical influence, I like hardcore. It’s something like an agglomeration of will.
In 2006, you toured with Deftones and Stone Sour for Korn’s Family Values Tour, and in 2007, you were at Germany’s huge festival, Wacken Open Air, and performed together with Nine Inch Nails and Tool. Do live shows overseas influence your sound?
Die: No, I don’t think we were really conscious about it.
So even when you’re overseas, it’s not about being easy or difficult to perform, but just as Dir en grey?
Kyo: It’s not because we’re overseas or Japan.
From 11/5 you’ll be doing a headlining tour in the US going to 22 cities in one month duration. Please tell us what you look forward to do.
Kyo: Well, I would like to exert my 100% constantly for the shows. The lives shows won’t differ. We’ll be almost doing the exact set list we had in Japan.
After you return to Japan, on 12/29 (Monday), you’ll be doing a show called “Uroboros – breathing” at the Osaka-jo Hall. This is going to be your second time at Osaka-jo Hall right?
Die: It’s been 9 years (since they did a show there).
Kyo: Recently there aren’t too many people who perform there. Personally, I didn’t like our show when we did it there for the first time, and this time, I would like to seek my revenge (to the last show there).
The title seems to have a deep meaning, so I’m guessing it will become a special show.
Die: We get to feature our album here, and I think there’s something we can only feel on that day. To perform the album songs (note: probably all the songs) for the first time, and the place being the Osaka-jo Hall, we probably have this day only to experience a special world-view.

Stanly
17th November 2008, 11:52
epic fail ХDDD (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=803S6TW9)

BlackCross
18th November 2008, 00:34
A tiny bit better version of Vinushka PV (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=803S6TW9)

Defapt calitatea asta e identica cu ceea care am postat-o eu. X)

Stanly
18th November 2008, 01:00
2 BlackCross edited ^____^

BlackCross
18th November 2008, 01:05
2 BlackCross edited ^____^
I didn't mean that you've failed, you aren't supposed to download every single file I post, are you!? X))

Stanly
18th November 2008, 01:23
it is a joke ^__~
anyhow, I didn't watch the PV yet - want an even better quality, cuz 1st impression is the most important ... ^___^

BlackCross
20th November 2008, 02:44
it is a joke ^__~
anyhow, I didn't watch the PV yet - want an even better quality, cuz 1st impression is the most important ... ^___^
D'oh... no comment. O.o

sf5cbidBbrk

Niiice, absolutely insane, just like I love it! X))

Stanly
21st November 2008, 00:07
there is an invisible dog fscking his leg O.o

Hikaru
21st November 2008, 07:31
is that even normal?!? O_o

BlackCross
21st November 2008, 12:31
is that even normal?!? O_o
Ofcourse that's NOT "normal". Ok!? Now pls GTFO. X) Thx.

Stanly
21st November 2008, 14:50
Dir en Grey - UROBOROS[FLAC] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=X86P6WEV)

Bonus CD[FLAC] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=RHPBZYL6)

Glass Skin PV[engrish version] (http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jemndyy3xm2)

enjoy! ^.^

Lopata
21st November 2008, 16:14
asta e un cintec oarecare sau el asa ishi exprima emotiile la concert :D

Baka
22nd November 2008, 16:18
Ishi exprima emotsiile), daq se poate asha de spus...

BlackWing
22nd November 2008, 19:41
Da, sunt de acord, emoţiile mai degraba... înainte de concert X)) ... Anyway, Меня рвёт не шуточна))) :awesome:

BlackCross
4th December 2008, 01:53
asta e un cintec oarecare sau el asa ishi exprima emotiile la concert :D
Something inbetween songs. X))



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Really interesting interview! Kyo rocks!! X))



PS Links posted by Stanly on TMD

Miliko
4th December 2008, 21:06
Something inbetween songs. X))



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http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i258/Blood_Siren_666/Direngreymags/direngreymetalhammer3edit.jpg

Really interesting interview! Kyo rocks!! X))



PS Links posted by Stanly on TMD
aaaa imi placeeeeeeee sunt asha de draguti:beautiful:

BlackCross
8th December 2008, 13:09
New pics:

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Individual Portraits:

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Stanly
8th December 2008, 13:19
Kyo is getting old ... всё больше и больше похож на Леонтьева Х))))

первые пару картинок так эгоистичны >_<

Lopata
8th December 2008, 14:46
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3178/3081583434_8fc133acd8_o.jpg

Coolest guy :)

Baka
8th December 2008, 15:23
hmm, nu kiar imi place stilul de a se imbraca a lui kyo din ultimul timp((

P.S. asta suge tare:

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REDDEVIL
8th December 2008, 16:01
Wow! Foarte faine poze! Mi-au placut tare!:beautiful:
p.s. Cand de mult inseamna sa ai lumina buna:notagain:

devil may cry
9th December 2008, 17:50
Lumina face totul XD
Mi-au placut mul #5,10 si inca vreo 2

BlackCross
9th December 2008, 23:08
Dir en grey Interview - Vlaze Metal

TfkupGTycmU

ePStme2UDoY

november
10th December 2008, 11:52
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8лйааа! эти спортивные штаны кумарят:dunno:

REDDEVIL
10th December 2008, 14:39
8лйааа! эти спортивные штаны кумарят:dunno:

GopStyle! XD

Baka
10th December 2008, 15:49
GopStyle! XD

asta eu primul am pus fotka "gop style" in our faces, kyo ma kopie pe mine)))

BlackWing
10th December 2008, 21:19
#114, O Foto cu Toshiya KICK ASSES!!!!!111!!1!11!!!!!11!!1 :punch:
Hmm... Da... Kyo... deloc nu-mi place shi mie cum se imbraca in ultimul timp Kyo... Hmm... ashteptam ce va fi mai departe :)

BlackCross
11th December 2008, 01:11
Adidas must be paying him in piles! >_<

Stanly
27th December 2008, 18:01
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Uroboros[subbed] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=AT23R1LL)

Miliko
27th December 2008, 19:49
New pics:

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prikolina mie imi place:beautiful:

BlackCross
29th December 2008, 12:32
http://i41.tinypic.com/e6yp94.jpg (http://i43.tinypic.com/2v2vz8o.jpg)
click to enlarge



Uroboros[subbed] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=AT23R1LL)

Thanks for the subbed stuff. ^_^

Miliko
2nd January 2009, 19:10
http://i41.tinypic.com/e6yp94.jpg (http://i43.tinypic.com/2v2vz8o.jpg)
click to enlarge



Uroboros[subbed] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=AT23R1LL)

arigatou ^___________^

Stanly
2nd January 2009, 23:55
welcome, guys ^___^

BlackCross
19th February 2009, 00:44
The rip of the new DVD: A Knot Of (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OLMLFVJ5)

Enjoy! ^.^

Stanly
19th February 2009, 01:48
WAT? 8D

november
19th February 2009, 11:25
BC, merci ^___^

Stanly
19th February 2009, 12:50
it is so fscken epic! can't wait 'till evening to watch all of it! sanq, Blacky! ^.^

BlackCross
19th February 2009, 16:26
it is so fscken epic! can't wait 'till evening to watch all of it! sanq, Blacky! ^.^

BC, merci ^___^
You're welcome! :)

Baka
19th February 2009, 19:22
eemmm, da' ce kontsine dvdul ??

BlackCross
20th February 2009, 00:15
Conţine releaseuri exclusive pentru fanclubul japonez A KNOT, DVDuri precedente ca:
IN WEAL OR WOE
DESPAIR IN THE WOMB
IT WITHERS AND WITHERS - bootleg -
cam aşa...

Miliko
20th February 2009, 00:17
Conţine releaseuri exclusive pentru fanclubul japonez A KNOT, DVDuri precedente ca:
IN WEAL OR WOE
DESPAIR IN THE WOMB
IT WITHERS AND WITHERS - bootleg -
cam aşa...

hmm..........:crafty:
arigatou BC ^__^
ce am face noi fara tine? X)))

BlackCross
20th February 2009, 00:19
hmm..........:crafty:
arigatou BC ^__^
ce am face noi fara tine? X)))
Cu plăcere. X))

Stanly
20th February 2009, 18:58
want "A Knot Of" DVD ^____^

BlackCross
20th February 2009, 19:49
want "A Knot Of" DVD ^____^
+1. Want in Hi-Q...

Baka
22nd February 2009, 00:07
Conţine releaseuri exclusive pentru fanclubul japonez A KNOT, DVDuri precedente ca:
IN WEAL OR WOE
DESPAIR IN THE WOMB
IT WITHERS AND WITHERS - bootleg -
cam aşa...

thx X)

BlackCross
16th March 2009, 21:21
New Live Dvd Tour08 The Rose Trims Again 2009.4.29 Release

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/639/73009650.jpg

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4877/90821437.jpg


DISC1

SA BIR
OBSCURE
GRIEF
AGITATED SCREAMS OF MAGGOTS
DISABLED COMPLEXES
Merciless Cult
蜷局
艶かしき安息、躊躇いに微笑み
AGITATED SCREAMS OF MAGGOTS -UNPLUGGED-
CONCEIVED SORROW
凌辱の雨
DOZING GREEN
audience KILLER LOOP
LIE BURIED WITH A VENGEANCE
THE DEEPER VILENESS
CLEVER SLEAZOID
REPETITION OF HATRED
undecided
悲劇は目蓋を下ろした優しき鬱
GLASS SKIN
HYDRA
凱歌、沈黙が眠る頃
朔-saku-
THE IIID EMPIRE
羅刹国

DISC2【初回生産限定盤のみ収録】
BONUS FOOTAGE

DISC3【初回生産限定盤のみ収録】
“TOUR08 THE ROSE TRIMS AGAIN”
2008.10.18 新木場STUDIO COAST
“UROBOROS -breathing-”
2008.12.29 大阪城ホール
※両公演のライヴ音源楽曲が12〜15曲収録予定

http://www.direngrey.co.jp/information.html


PS Interesting article:
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6137/33406642393d18e07ac9o.jpg

BlackCross
16th April 2009, 14:57
06.05. - Rock im Park - Zeppelinfeld - Nuremburg - Germany
06.07. - Rock am Ring - Nürburgring - Eifel - Germany
06.10. - Heling - Utrecht - The Netherlands
06.11. - With Killswitch Engage - Batachan - Paris - France
06. 12. - Download Festival - Donington Park - Derby - United Kingdom
06. 16. - Backstage Werk - Munich - Germany
06. 17. - Alcatraz - Milan - Italy
06.18. - Alte Börse - Zürich - Switzerland
06. 20. - Nova Rock - Pannonaifileds II - Nickelsdorf - Austria
06. 21. - Stasse E - Dresden - Germany
06.23. - Rock Café - Prague - Czeck Republic
06.24. - Progresja - Warsaw - Poland
06.25. - Columbi Club - Berlin - Germany
06.27. - Metal Town - Göteborg - Sweden

So, who's coming with me to Poland to see Diru?! ^_^



http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/737/bandwmw.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5317/kaoruv.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8822/kyot.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9922/diebwz.jpg

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6195/toshiya.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6153/shinyar.jpg

Stanly
16th April 2009, 21:52
how?

BlackCross
17th April 2009, 02:17
how?
How what?

devil may cry
17th April 2009, 12:51
06.05. - Rock im Park - Zeppelinfeld - Nuremburg - Germany
06.07. - Rock am Ring - Nürburgring - Eifel - Germany
06.10. - Heling - Utrecht - The Netherlands
06.11. - With Killswitch Engage - Batachan - Paris - France
06. 12. - Download Festival - Donington Park - Derby - United Kingdom
06. 16. - Backstage Werk - Munich - Germany
06. 17. - Alcatraz - Milan - Italy
06.18. - Alte Börse - Zürich - Switzerland
06. 20. - Nova Rock - Pannonaifileds II - Nickelsdorf - Austria
06. 21. - Stasse E - Dresden - Germany
06.23. - Rock Café - Prague - Czeck Republic
06.24. - Progresja - Warsaw - Poland
06.25. - Columbi Club - Berlin - Germany
06.27. - Metal Town - Göteborg - Sweden

So, who's coming with me to Poland to see Diru?! ^_^

Sa fi fost in septembrie... MERGEAM !!! Dar in e iunie :'( :runintears:

BlackWing
17th April 2009, 17:52
06.05. - Rock im Park - Zeppelinfeld - Nuremburg - Germany
06.07. - Rock am Ring - Nürburgring - Eifel - Germany
06.10. - Heling - Utrecht - The Netherlands
06.11. - With Killswitch Engage - Batachan - Paris - France
06. 12. - Download Festival - Donington Park - Derby - United Kingdom
06. 16. - Backstage Werk - Munich - Germany
06. 17. - Alcatraz - Milan - Italy
06.18. - Alte Börse - Zürich - Switzerland
06. 20. - Nova Rock - Pannonaifileds II - Nickelsdorf - Austria
06. 21. - Stasse E - Dresden - Germany
06.23. - Rock Café - Prague - Czeck Republic
06.24. - Progresja - Warsaw - Poland
06.25. - Columbi Club - Berlin - Germany
06.27. - Metal Town - Göteborg - Sweden

So, who's coming with me to Poland to see Diru?! ^_^





http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6195/toshiya.jpg



WTF? XD
Sper ca shia prins parul X)


MM... nu anul acesta cred.
Am avut o posibilitate... ehh, daq nu mi-ar trece pashaportul atunci xD
M-da... T_T

Stanly
17th April 2009, 19:11
How what?

how are you planing to get tickets, get there?

Lopata
17th April 2009, 19:17
how are you planing to get there?

este asa ceva - avion xD

devil may cry
17th April 2009, 20:19
how are you planing to get tickets, get there?

este asa ceva - avion xD

XD +1
Sau cu masina, autocarul...

BlackCross
17th April 2009, 23:31
Yep, yep.

devil may cry
17th April 2009, 23:53
Ce tine de bilete, ar fi foarte convenabil sa ai pe cineva in Polonia sau Germania (in dependenta de ce concert vrei sa vezi si unde) care ar putea din timp procura bilete. Nu cred ca ar fi placut sa ajungi pe loc si sa vezi placuta SOLD OUT XD

Stanly
19th April 2009, 01:38
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcOPj8bRdVU

http://www.direngrey.co.jp/english/0406.html


dunno if 'tiz fake, hope he's gonna be fine anyway ..

BlackCross
19th April 2009, 01:43
Not fake, stuff happens, not his first time...

BlackWing
19th April 2009, 02:44
Clar, dupa cum urla, nici nu e de mirare... chiar nu ma mirat faptul cand am auzit pt prima data ca a avut 2 operatsii la coardele vocale... aceasta se poate de vazut la orice concert - cum se rupe el xD

BlackCross
19th April 2009, 02:46
Clar, dupa cum urla, nici nu e de mirare... chiar nu ma mirat faptul cand am auzit pt prima data ca a avut 2 operatsii la coardele vocale... aceasta se poate de vazut la orice concert - cum se rupe el xD
Yeap, this makes him awesome and unique! :hoorah:

Baka
19th April 2009, 11:16
Din kite am vazut, kyo majoritatea screamurilor le face "de sus", direct cu glandele, pe kind mai putsin daunator pentru glande este ca aerul sa vie de mai jos la scream, asta iar ajuta sashi pastreze glasul))) oricum, nu eu synt cel care trebuie sal invats)))

BlackCross
23rd April 2009, 02:39
Din kite am vazut, kyo majoritatea screamurilor le face "de sus", direct cu glandele, pe kind mai putsin daunator pentru glande este ca aerul sa vie de mai jos la scream, asta iar ajuta sashi pastreze glasul))) oricum, nu eu synt cel care trebuie sal invats)))
Nu marjoritatea dar prea multe, defapt de asta si se intampla la el chestiile astea, el in mare parte face asha variante din cauza ca pierde controlul pe scena, intra in extaz... X))

Sweet :loves:

l0hApyBycGM

BlackWing
23rd April 2009, 22:42
O, yeah... so cool!
Amazing :moe:

Pikachu
25th April 2009, 07:06
OMG ... how can he bear sreaming like that?)
NICE SCREAMING BTW X)

BlackCross
4th May 2009, 15:56
DIR EN GREY - THE ROSE TRIMS AGAIN [Live DVD] (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=675251)

DIR EN GREY - Complete Discography (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=675229) (updated)

Dead
14th May 2009, 23:33
dir en grey is kinda gey

what what did u say nice screamings???? u must have a very ecletic music taste dude

BlackCross
14th May 2009, 23:36
dir en grey is kinda gey

what what did u say nice screamings???? u must have a very ecletic music taste dude
Ofcourse, I can't compare my music tastes with a dude that just removed his avatar saying "Kyo is GOD". XD

BlackCross
4th July 2009, 00:53
fresh pics, long hair

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5994/1330a.jpg

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/926/4962681230.jpg

BlackCross
31st August 2009, 12:55
MUSIC CLIP COLLECTION DVD
『AVERAGE BLASPHEMY』2009.10.28 RELEASE 8/26

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9900/10109417.jpg

DIR EN GREY, who always makes touchy and newsy music clips, is going to release their new music clip collection DVD for the first time in 4 years and 4 months.

The DVD (13 tracks) includes music clips of singles from their seventh album “UROBOROS”, known as “the craziest” and released in 16 countries around the same time, and sixth album “THE MARROW OF A BONE”, ‘CONCEIVED SORROW’ made in slow motion of live footages from their chaotic stage, ‘RED SOIL’ made by SHIROGUMI well-known as master of VFX, a full version of ‘VINUSHKA’ music clip and the live version of ‘REIKETSU NARISEBA’. Also, it has making of music clips as special features.

【set list】
VINUSHKA (Restricted Ver.)
DOZING GREEN
GLASS SKIN
REIKETSU NARISEBA
Agitated Screams of Maggots (Restricted Ver.)
GRIEF
RYOUJOKU NO AME
CLEVER SLEAZOID
RED SOIL
VINUSHKA (Promotion Edit Ver.)
CLEVER SLEAZOID -『DESPAIR IN THE WOMB』Ver.-
AGITATED SCREAMS OF MAGGOTS -『DESPAIR IN THE WOMB』Ver.-
CONCEIVED SORROW -『IN WEAL OR WOE』Ver.-

SFBD-0021 ¥5,775 (tax in)
Manufactured by FIREWALL DIV.
Distributed by Sony Music Distribution(Japan)Inc.

BlackCross
16th September 2009, 23:58
New Single 『激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付い 灼熱の闇』 2009.12.02 Release
(hageshisa to, kono mune no naka de karamitsuita shakunetsu no yami / And intense, dark hooked burning in my heart)

Yep, it's confirmed only on their Japanese OHP so far, and the only thing we know about it is the title.

FUCK YEAH!! :hoorah: :yahoo:

Miliko
24th September 2009, 17:45
fresh pics, long hair

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5994/1330a.jpg

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/926/4962681230.jpg
ce draguttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt:noseble ed:

BlackCross
24th September 2009, 18:25
ce draguttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt:noseble ed:
You haven't seen him smile XD

Miliko
24th September 2009, 18:31
You haven't seen him smile XD

vrei sa vad zimbetul shi sa leshin pe aici
pe mine zimbetele dulci, dragutze ma omoara XD:astral:

BlackCross
24th September 2009, 18:35
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/8572/145cw1.jpg

Doar ca aici dintisorii lui extraordinari cam rau se vad, pot sa pun si altele, doar ca el acolo nu zambeste, atunci precis lesini XD

Miliko
24th September 2009, 18:41
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/8572/145cw1.jpg

Doar ca aici dintisorii lui extraordinari cam rau se vad, pot sa pun si altele, doar ca el acolo nu zambeste, atunci precis lesini XD

:love::loves:
pentru celelalte foto se poate shi de leshinat nam nimic impotriva XD

BlackCross
2nd November 2009, 15:29
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8338/99976903.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4084/001xhzcx.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9859/2pobgqw.png


Update:


http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2572/57574917.jpg

Stanly
1st December 2009, 14:57
http://i043.radikal.ru/0912/d4/ee5e4447b4ab.jpg

Dir en Grey - 激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた 熱の闇[2009][single] (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FV3JZ0W0)


Tracklist:
1. Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamituita Shakunetsu no Yami
2. Zan
3. Shot In One Take


:evillaugh:

BlackCross
1st December 2009, 22:37
Fucking awesome, a lot more than I expected! :hoorah:

Stanly
10th December 2009, 03:40
I didn't expect anything, it was a surprise for me to find out that new single came out! ((= it is very brutal, meh likey ^____^'


Update:




http://i043.radikal.ru/0912/d4/ee5e4447b4ab.jpg

Dir en Grey - 激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた 熱の闇[2009][DVD]


Tracklist:
1. Shokubeni (Shot In One Take) (http://www.mediafire.com/?czzbbehtmmk)

http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/RRB6WRS21W.jpg
http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/mRa6z6iaTn.jpg
http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/NLWM0OZG47.jpg

2. Hageshisa to, kono mune no naka de karamitsuita shakunetsu no yami (Scenes From Recording) PART I (http://www.mediafire.com/?yzdme5nar5m)
Hageshisa to, kono mune no naka de karamitsuita shakunetsu no yami (Scenes From Recording) PART II (http://www.mediafire.com/?xlmmng2mzd4)

http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/thumbs/1KU5AHW7hP.jpg (http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/1KU5AHW7hP.jpg)

3. Hageshisa to, kono mune no naka de karamitsuita shakunetsu no yami (In-Studio Footage) (http://www.mediafire.com/?2c2quigah54)

http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/thumbs/1KU5AHW7hP.jpg (http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/1KU5AHW7hP.jpg)

BlackCross
10th December 2009, 12:47
Stanly, no link...

Stanly
11th December 2009, 01:58
weird!! I pressed "edit" and all f the links were in there O___o and they still are X.x

BlackCross
11th December 2009, 02:17
A bug or smth.
I'll repost:

Tracklist:
1. Shokubeni (Shot In One Take) (http://www.mediafire.com/?czzbbehtmmk)

http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/RRB6WRS21W.jpg
http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/mRa6z6iaTn.jpg
http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/NLWM0OZG47.jpg

2. Hageshisa to, kono mune no naka de karamitsuita shakunetsu no yami (Scenes From Recording) PART I (http://www.mediafire.com/?yzdme5nar5m)
Hageshisa to, kono mune no naka de karamitsuita shakunetsu no yami (Scenes From Recording) PART II (http://www.mediafire.com/?xlmmng2mzd4)

http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/thumbs/1KU5AHW7hP.jpg (http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/1KU5AHW7hP.jpg)

3. Hageshisa to, kono mune no naka de karamitsuita shakunetsu no yami (In-Studio Footage) (http://www.mediafire.com/?2c2quigah54)

http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/thumbs/1KU5AHW7hP.jpg (http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091209/15705/1KU5AHW7hP.jpg)

Stanly
29th December 2009, 12:59
And the day is saved!!! thx to Bwacky! -=^o^=-


Update:


http://th00.deviantart.net/fs50/300W/f/2009/325/5/b/5b7a10d0ab76719b180f4eecc7a05083.png (http://rasen.deviantart.com/art/Wet-Dream-Kyo-NUDE-143534440)

ziGGy
29th December 2009, 15:00
omfg pls put some +18 tag or smthing

BlackCross
30th December 2009, 02:46
Eww... :barf:

KuroiButterfly
6th January 2010, 20:44
Recomandati-mi, please, o piesa. Caci mai demult am incercat sa ascult, dar sincer nu mi-a placut:onegai:.
Dar Diru sunt foarte populari, shi ash vrea sa ascult asha o piesa care sa-mi creeze dorinta de asculta mai des aceasta trupa. :please:

Miliko
6th January 2010, 22:32
Recomandati-mi, please, o piesa. Caci mai demult am incercat sa ascult, dar sincer nu mi-a placut:onegai:.
Dar Diru sunt foarte populari, shi ash vrea sa ascult asha o piesa care sa-mi creeze dorinta de asculta mai des aceasta trupa. :please:

eu am inceput sai ascult dupa aceasta piesa
V71xhU6Wv4M
odata cind am intrat la BC in play.md se pare
BC e vinovat ca ii ascult ))))))))

BlackCross
6th January 2010, 22:37
Recomandati-mi, please, o piesa. Caci mai demult am incercat sa ascult, dar sincer nu mi-a placut:onegai:.
Dar Diru sunt foarte populari, shi ash vrea sa ascult asha o piesa care sa-mi creeze dorinta de asculta mai des aceasta trupa. :please:
Incearca ultimul single: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FV3JZ0W0
Imi pare extraordinar ^.^
Dar in genere pot sa-ti recomand albumele: Withering to death, Marrow of a Bone si Uroboros.
Cat din piese: Ryoujoku no Ame, Kodou, THE FINAL, dead tree, TOGURO...

KuroiButterfly
7th January 2010, 01:41
Arigato! Le voi asculta)


Update:


"The final" - is pretty good)
"Ryoujoku no ame" - the song is good but video is creepy. I didn't get it...:shiver:
"Kodou" - amazing. Now is in my playlist! :cool:("Ohayo")
"Dead tree" "I feel love on my forehead at gun point"
But sometimes I don't understand why he screams :giveup:
"Toguro" - is the perfect one :loves:

Ultima lor piesa de asemenea mi-a placut.

Concluzia: Am sa urmaresc noile aparitii, unele piese le ascult cu placere, dar altele nu pot. Gomen nasai! (Как говорится: Не мое...)

BlackCross
7th January 2010, 03:18
Da, daca cauti ceva nu prea greu atunci Diru nu-s pentru tine, desi piesele lor variaza foarte mult. Incearca inca CONCEIVED SORROW, THE PLEDGE, Kasumi.

PS Daca vreai ceva mai piparat priveste clipul OBSCURE ^^

KuroiButterfly
9th January 2010, 02:55
OBSCURE
:'(:nooo:
Data viitoare voi shti la ce sa ma ashtep de la CROSS-san, cand va propune ceva piparat:peace:
Acum sunt convinsa, Diru, nu e pentru mine) :innocence:

BlackCross
18th January 2010, 02:55
Din aceeasi gama poti vedea si GRIEF, doar ca acolo nu e anime-like-bloody-action dar mai realistic. Oricum rupe tot. ^^


Update:


X-WYQjEWZrc
1 min preview

L-au aratat la concertul de la Budokan saptamana trecuta, asa ca degraba va aparea. Lumea de la Budokan zicea ca multora li s-a facut rau cand l-au vazut... promitator. ^^

Miliko
18th January 2010, 22:15
Din aceeasi gama poti vedea si GRIEF, doar ca acolo nu e anime-like-bloody-action dar mai realistic. Oricum rupe tot. ^^


Update:


X-WYQjEWZrc
1 min preview

L-au aratat la concertul de la Budokan saptamana trecuta, asa ca degraba va aparea. Lumea de la Budokan zicea ca multora li s-a facut rau cand l-au vazut... promitator. ^^

ma ashteptam la asha ceva de la ei, la noi inca nu a aparut tot video ?

BlackCross
19th January 2010, 01:52
Daca prin "la noi" ai in vedere pe internet, atunci - nu. :D


Update:


A tad longer, preview: (found by Stanly, credit goes 2 him)
4h92L5TZDX8&NR

Stanly
24th January 2010, 03:51
found by Stanly, credit goes 2 him

I iz so important 8P

BlackCross
18th March 2010, 14:20
MXlZ0zrP4sk

The full version, at last...

KuroiButterfly
18th March 2010, 15:11
OMG, Nu-mi vine sa cred, dar imi place cantecul. ;)
Ce-i drept jumatate din cuvinte nu intelegeam ce canta, dar refrenul e super. Imi place shi look-ul vocalistului.)) Insa cel mai mult mi-a placut muzica. Drummer is killing me:want::beautiful:

Stanly
19th March 2010, 02:00
who wants to DL - press here (http://www.mediafire.com/?1lmyxw7g373) but not sure, if q is better, then HD on youtube =Р

P.S.: the PV is freaken epic! *_____*

BlackCross
9th August 2010, 00:41
The Q is much worse than in my own YT rip. If you want it, I can upload and post.


Update:


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j181/lilia_na/ongaku%20to%20hito/DVC00145.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j181/lilia_na/ongaku%20to%20hito/DVC00153.jpg


Update:


Cine merge la concertul lor la Moscova pe 5 august cu mine si D4rkie!? ^^


Update:


June 2010 Kyo Interview:
http://www.orchestrated-chaos.com/translations/magazine-interviews/1443-ongaku-to-hito-june-2010-kyo-solo-interview-part-1


Update:


Awesome, awesome new artwork:

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/180/d/0/fukai_by_maruhana_bachi.jpg


Update:


Iata i-am vazut a 2-a oara. Concertul a fost fenomenal, mult mai reusit decat prima oara. Insfarsit au cantat si OBSCURE and it rocked socks, pacat insa ca n-am auzit TOGURO sau WARE YAMI TOTE dar marog, cred ca data viitoare deja. ^^ Clubul a fost okay, scena era inalta, era vizibil pentru toti, unicul minus era ventilarea oribila, cum si observati privind pozele cu artistii. :hot: Feedbackul artistilor catre public a fost superb, se simtea ca le placea publicul mult. Defapt Kaoru si Die asa si au scris ulterior pe blogul trupei pe myspace. Time for the pics and vids:

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Baka
9th August 2010, 14:15
nice)

Miliko
15th August 2010, 00:46
gggggg norocosul :)

BlackCross
26th September 2010, 00:24
http://www.kerrang.com/blog/2010/09/dir_en_grey_start_work_on_new.html FUCK YES! T_T

KuroiButterfly
26th September 2010, 06:10
Felicitari fanilor!:)

Dar oare de ce a durat asha de mult timp? Eu sincer, nu am shtiut ca ultimul album a fost tocmai in 2008 :sorry:

BlackCross
26th September 2010, 22:21
2-3 ani e normal pentru o trupa serioasa.

KuroiButterfly
16th October 2010, 01:59
DIR EN GREY kick off their Japan tour

http://i41.tinypic.com/9pm3dd.jpg

DIR EN GREY had a fanclub live today to kick off their Japan nationwide tour, titled, “THE UNWAVERING FACT OF TOMORROW TOUR 2010”.

The will have an additional performance on October 28th at the Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, and tickets will go on sale this weekend (10/17).

The band is also having a “VIP Ticket” for fans. The ticket sells for 31,500 Yen and will include the following: seating in a VIP area during the live, catering service, and original goods as presents.

The rest of the tour will start on December 27th at Zepp Tokyo. They will do six shows in four cities, and ticket sales begin November 20th.

THE UNWAVERING FACT OF TOMORROW TOUR 2010 – Additional performance
10/28 – Shinkiba STUDIO COAST

THE UNWAVERING FACT OF TOMORROW TOUR 2010-2011
12/27 – Zepp Tokyo (Fan Club Members Only)
12/28 – Osaka Nanba Hatch
12/31 – Zepp Nagoya
01/01 – Zepp Nagoya
01/05 – Shinkiba STUDIO COAST
01/06 – Shinkiba STUDIO COAST

P.S. 31,500 Yen ~ 400$ - daca nu ma greshesc?

BlackCross
19th October 2010, 03:36
387.57

Ei in turneul din US tot contra asa sume se intalneau cu fanii, toti inafara de Kyo.

KuroiButterfly
26th November 2010, 10:44
Dir en Grey announces new single, “LOTUS”

It’s been almost a full year since the release of their last single, “Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami“, and Dir en Grey fans have patiently been waiting for a new release. The wait is nearing its end, as the group just announced that they will release a new single, ”LOTUS“, on January 26th!

Not much has been revealed about the new single, except that it will arrive in two formats: ‘CD-only’ and ‘CD+DVD’.

The band has been quite busy from the get-go this year, playing at the Nippon Budokan in January to support their 2008 album, “UROBOROS“. The live DVD, “UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living…- AT NIPPON BUDOKAN“, was released just this past May.

BlackCross
26th November 2010, 18:35
FUCK YEAH! :crafty:

KuroiButterfly
3rd December 2010, 01:34
Dir en Grey reveals info on new single “LOTUS”

http://japan-discoveries.com/images/single_dir%20en%20grey_lotus%20first%20press%20lim ited%20edition_00.jpg

As we announced previously, rock group Dir en Grey will be dropping their new single “LOTUS” on January 26th and the band has finally revealed additional information on the release.

The single will be released in two versions; CD regular and limited edition first print with DVD. Both versions will come with the same songs on the CD which will be the title track as well as a newly recorded version of the song “OBSCURE” and a live version of “Reiketsuna Riseba”. The recording of “Reiketsuna Riseba” was done at the July 20th show at the ShinKiba STUDIO COAST performance.

The limited edition version with the DVD will come with video of the July 21st Shinkiba STUDIO COAST live. It will include the performance of three songs from Dir en Grey; “Zan”, “LIE BURIED WITH VENGEANCE" and “Gyakujyou Tannou Keloid Milk”.

「LOTUS」Tracklist:

01. LOTUS

02. OBSCURE

03. Reiketsuna Riseba *Live take at SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST on July 20, 2010

BlackCross
3rd December 2010, 19:11
Gyakujyou Tannou Keloid Milk <3

Ard de nerabdare sa aud cum il canta acum.

KuroiButterfly
6th December 2010, 02:23
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Direngrey

BlackCross
13th December 2010, 03:56
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Direngrey

Yep, demult ii urmaresc deja. ^^ Doar ca acolo nimic despre LOTUS... >.<


Update:


A new song from Diru > A cover of the Japanese punk band THE STALIN - ワルシャワの幻想 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1385861/11.%20%E3%83%AF%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%83%A F%E3%81%AE%E5%B9%BB%E6%83%B3%20%28THE%20STALIN%29. mp3)

I think it sounds awesome, way better than the original. O.O

KuroiButterfly
18th December 2010, 01:19
Imi place versiunea Diru.
Insa imi place shi piesa originala.
Deosebirea dintre acestea doua, imho, sunt anii in care s-au cantat shi desigur stilul.
Ascultand cover-ul, cu siguranta poti sa spui ca aceashtea sunt Diru :).
Iar originalul cu siguranta punk.:whip:


Update:


DIR EN GREY’s “Lotus” album cover + details revealed

Rock band DIR EN GREY is gearing up to release their 26th single, “Lotus” for January 26th. Fans are eagerly counting down the days, as it’s been a year and two months since their last release, “Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami“.

It’s been revealed that for this single, the band has hired Jason Suecof as their mixing engineer. Jason’s resume boasts of having working with TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, and DEATH ANGEL.

As always, “Lotus” will come in two versions: a ‘limited edition’ and a ‘regular edition’. The limited edition will come with a DVD that contains three songs from their live concert at SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST back in July form their “THE UNWAVERING FACT OF TOMORROW TOUR 2010“.

Check out the album jacket cover and tracklisting below!

http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae176/oresamaru/lotus_jk.jpg

[CD]
1. Lotus
2. Obscure
3. Reiketsu Nariseba (Live take at SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST on July 20, 2010)

[ DVD ]
4. “THE UNWAVERING FACT OF TOMORROW TOUR2010″ 2010.07.21 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST
5. Zan
6. LIE BURIED WITH A VENGEANCE
7. Gyakujo Tanno Keloid Milk

BlackCross
18th December 2010, 02:43
Yep, am pus coverul azi pe Twitter, am uitat sa-l arunc si-ncoace. >.<

KuroiButterfly
28th December 2010, 00:23
Shi eu ma intrebam de ce Black-san nu a facut-o? :crafty:


Update:


New OHP photos

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Update:


Kowaii :'( .... I mean kawaii :peace:

Incerc sa inteleg mesajul... :evil::hehehe:

BlackCross
28th December 2010, 15:53
TGoHw1qHh_s

Imi place lookul nou ^^

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Lopata
29th December 2010, 01:48
seamănă cu Jet Li )

BlackCross
19th January 2011, 13:11
dSbQIWna9XU

:nosebleed:

KuroiButterfly
20th January 2011, 00:01
Interesting:)

P.S. No bugs and blood!? :crafty:

BlackCross
20th January 2011, 21:13
Hahaha, nu-s ei chiar asa banali.


Update:


LOTUS.mp3 (horrible quality from radio)
http://www.mediafire.com/?tphkgsn88d5cegr

KuroiButterfly
21st January 2011, 00:43
As for me Mai bine ashtept calitate mai buna, caci calitatea rea imi creeaza o impresie greshita despre piesa.

BlackCross
21st January 2011, 13:34
-tHE2N6zWdY
You were right about bugs. XD Asteptam si sange. XD

Hikaru
22nd January 2011, 00:43
Hahaha, nu-s ei chiar asa banali.


Apparently they are x))

KuroiButterfly
22nd January 2011, 00:54
Here they are (bugs)!!! :hehehe:

Its seems that I gonna like this song.:ok:

BlackCross
22nd January 2011, 15:35
Apparently they are x))

Argumente?


Update:


Better quality LOTUS radio-rip: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FP2YKECN

Hikaru
23rd January 2011, 21:21
Argumente?

sorry if you misinterpreted
not "banali" in general, just for you
remember?

Hahaha, nu-s ei chiar asa banali.
(for including bugs and/or blood)
-bug appears
the opposite is implied => Hahaha, nu-s ei chiar asa banali

BlackCross
24th January 2011, 00:58
Ah, tu ai incercat sa ma iai peste picior. 8)

Hikaru
24th January 2011, 04:05
oh, by no obvious means.
just took the role of captain obvious for a second
hope it's okay with you. no ill intentions ^_^

BlackCross
25th January 2011, 18:17
Eu am inteles. Chill. ^_~


Update:


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GekiRock.com January 2011 Die x Toshiya
What I can say for sure is, we are trying to head towards a different place from our current selves.

--2010 was also year of DIR EN GREY live indulgence but let's try doing a bit of a review. The world of “UROBOROS” was finished at Budokan and after six months “THE UNWAVERING FACT OF TOMORROW TOUR2010” began. Were there some differences in terms of feeling with this tour did not have a theme compared to a tour that had an album theme as a precondition?

Die (D below): At Budokan because the world of “UROBOROS” was created and it was returning to being flat in terms of feeling it felt that I was able to confront songs in “UROBOROS” and also songs that were outside the frame called “UROBOROS”. Also with the song order, by removing all of the things that were decided upon on until now and trying to place it in various places, I was also able to further see a song's various expressions.

Toshiya (T below): At Budokan since we closed the curtain on “UROBOROS”, it's like my feeling of freedom broadened, or it felt like being tied down less. Up until now there was a part of me that was fired up for “Express 'UROBOROS'!”. But it's not like it has disappeared but there was a feeling of being set free from something that was fixed/rigid.

--You also rearranged and performed a song that you released in the past.

D: It's difficult to perform old songs. Simply put, there may be songs that would be fine to play with just matching with the current tuning but, there are also songs who completely don't match it. With the current band's sense of time [timing], through the tendency to holding the beat while still keeping the rhythm it's become heavier but with original songs, compared to now there was much more feeling of speed. Because it was that time I played a rhythm or feeling of speed that I could play, so there was something I was able to gain again/anew.

--I see. A rearranged version of “OBSCURE” which was from the album “VULGAR” is included in your upcoming single, please let me ask more about it later. Before that let’s talk about your foreign tours. You had your first live at Russia, right. So please anything, like it was pretty difficult because there was completely no air-conditioning.

D: It was hot-. It seems that it was unusual weather. It doesn't get really that hot in Russia but because of the unusual weather it even caused forest fires. When we got off the airport the area was completely white, like we were wondering “what's with this smoke?”. It took around 2 hours from the airport to the hotel, and there was no air-conditioning. If you opened the windows smoke would come in (laughs). Our equipment didn't arrive so we were forced to wait, during that time we were completely dehydrated [didn't drink any liquid at all] and stayed in the car, it was literally like survival. Also the live venue, since this was a cold country, even if there were heating machines, there were no cooling machines. I was drenched from sweat and the humidity. And the sound was also wet/damp.

--That was horrible...

D: I was out of it. I remembered the past. The time when we played at live houses during our Indie days.

T: But it was our first time to ever come to Russia so there was a huge sense that the fans waited for us.

--After that you went on a joint tour with APOCALYPTICA, how was the tour?

D: I think that it was a great tour. Both of our waiting times were the same, and APOCALYPTICA would appear last but the people who came to see them also watched us and vice versa.

--APOCALYPTICA may be also different DIR EN GREY in terms of music but since they are artists who express a different kind of music, wasn't there something in common?

D: Yes. They really had mood/an atmosphere, and also created a world-view. With American bands they are fine with just playing bam! big/explosive sounds (laughs). Their world-view has something in common with ours.

--During APOCALYPTICA's live, Kyo-san sang one of their songs, what did you think when you saw him on stage? Kyo-san singing on stage with other than DIR EN GREY doesn't really happen at all, right.

D: It's the first time since we began DIR EN GREY together? How do I say this...it was awesome. He really meshed in with APOCALYPTICA and sang. I thought that the song suited him.

--And while also during the October tour you also appeared at LOUD PARK 10. It's been four years since you last appeared at LOUD PARK, compared to four years ago I thought that the audience who go to LOUD PARK were naturally able to accept/listen to you.

D: Honestly, four years ago, I thought that they felt like “you guys came to the wrong place”, from that time...well to even say it, in fact I thought it was going to be like that but in reality when we came on stage they were insanely excited.

--So about the “Romantist~THE STALIN・Endo Michirou Tribute Album~”. The song is “Warushawa no Gensou”. The original song was also a gruesome/grim song.

D: The amplitude was wide/broad or rather. I thought that it was a song that can be easily handled by us.

T: We were asked about this tribute and compared to talking about what to do with the original song, I thought that completely making it DIR EN GREY like leads to respect.

D: Yes. We also completely arranged it in the same fervor as like a new DIR EN GREY song and it was also the same with the sound.

--The tuning was lowered again, right. You lowered it more than “Hageshisa to Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami”?

D: That was 8 strings. I think Low E. It is the lowest tuning that we've done until now.

--When I interviewed Die-san previously, I asked if Toshiya-san is going through a difficult time because the guitars are gradually treading into the bass guitar's range.

T: Well, it's difficult (laughs).

--But Toshiya-san's bass is very vibrant/dynamic or rather, even among all the very heavy and low sound, with the bass' crunchy sound, the aggressiveness of the sound is skillfully amplified.

T: I am thankful that you said that.

--As for ”Warushawa no Gensou”, actually after I listened to DIR EN GREY's version, it was also my first time to listen to the original song. The strangeness present in the original song or rather the crazy feeling also came out, and I thought it was a very wonderful cover. This compilation album itself is very interesting, right?

T: Yes, the whole thing is interesting.

--I thought that the song order that had YUKI after DIR EN GREY was interesting.

T: The song order was decided by Endo Michiro-san himself, right?

D: But, I am glad that we were able to do this tribute in a good period. It was also able to give us a hint for our album.

--What do you mean about a hint for your album?

D: Well, there was for creating tone. It also became a preparation for the album.

--Before we talk about the album, first of all at the end of January, the single “LOTUS” will be released.

D: It's a very DIR EN GREY-ish single.

T: I thought that it was a composition that our current selves were able to do naturally. Of course, each and every one of us also had a challenge of doing things that we've never done before. It's probably a song that skillfully fused together the melody that DIR EN GREY always had with our current heaviness.

--As for “Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami”, it was a very easy to remember melody that could also be said to be Pop but, as for “LOTUS” in a sense it is the absolute opposite. It felt like a song that tickles/appeals to the listener's imagination. The contrast between the low heavy sound and clean tone is beautiful. You were very particular with the melody. The arpeggios were also very beautiful.

D: We meticulously created that. As the melody was the main thing, we emphasized on the position of the guitar.

--Toshiya-san's bass was like a wailing melody.

T: I see. Well, the vocals were the first precondition so everyone created phrase that made use of it. Also, it's a song with a very wide range. I think that we've never done something that had this broadness of the range between the low heavy and clean sound.

--Where there especially difficult parts when you were making “LOTUS”?

D: This song was recorded around spring. It was one song among songs that we were composing for the album. Honestly, we had a harder time with the other songs so “LOTUS” was actually simpler. The other songs contained too much notes (laughs).

--The “LOTUS” mixing was done by Jason Suecof, right. He is the guy who has done work with my favorite bands such as DEVILDRIVER and CHIMAIRA so what about his mixing did you like that's why you made an offer to him?

T: It's his way of putting together the band sound. It's not crunchy but he seemed like a person who can cleanly/beautifully widen the range. So we thought that this song really suited him.

D: Based on that, we've narrow down who we will ask for our album.

--You mean you haven't narrowed it down?

D: Yes. The mixing isn't finished yet. But, communications abroad is very difficult. With the also the specific parts, it would be faster if we directly said it but when you discuss/communicate through the net all the time, the subtle nuance s were difficult to communicate. So there was a huge amount of exchanges. Also there was a time when the guitar phrases were removed (laughs).

--So, the rearranged version of “OBSCURE” is also included in “LOTUS” and I've already heard this several times at the lives, and it is again different from the original song.

D: We've always played “OBSCURE” at lives. Even abroad. That's why there were also parts that have changed, we wanted to try switching it with the current tuning and it was a song that was easily transposed. We significantly lowered the core from the original song. And while retaining the world-view that it had we arranged it in away it would deepen.

T: Well, it wasn't something from scratch so it was easy, since it's a song that we've had, from there, it was best to do it based on points that we reviewed like “it would be better if we did this or that”. In terms of feeling it was easier compared to making a new song.

--Also with the live recording of “Reiketsu Nariseba” also included, so I hypothesize that “LOTUS” has a very important part within the album that you are currently making.

D: The sounds we produce or rather the atmosphere is the same.

--A while ago you mentioned that “the other songs have too many notes”, so what kind of album will it turn out to be?

D: There are still parts that we also can't see but I think the amplitude is wide.

T: What I can say for sure we are trying to go towards a different place from our current selves.

--I see. DIR EN GREY always updates their own destination point when I listened to “UROBOROS” and then “Hageshisa to Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami” and thought “I think I've grasped it a little”, with “LOTUS” it felt like it slipped away again so I am very much looking forward to what kind of album this will turn out! Where are you now with the album creation?

T: Not more than half way... When we thought that we've made progress, we'd go back to square one again (laughs).

D: Yes. We are currently something that would be highly praised.

--Have you decided on the release date?

T: We would like to release it before summer. Probably (laughs).

--So, lastly, please tell us about your best albums for 2010.

T: Is it okay if it's a completely different genre that's not heavy? I thought that WARPAINT was great. They had a melancholic feeling.

D: Of course APOCALYPTICA. I was also able to experience it live.


Update:


LOTUS DVDrip
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QYKF0N0N

MP3
HTTP://WWW.MEDIAFIRE.COM/?4NGKNMUCMJYT35D

LOTUS
OBSCURE
冷血なりせば [Live]
In 320kbps.

KuroiButterfly
26th January 2011, 02:36
Thank u!
I deffinitely like LOTUS!:happy:
I want to see the PV!:bored:

BTW from the DVD, what is the name of the last song?

BlackCross
26th January 2011, 11:26
Gyakujoutannou Keloidmilk


Update:


LOTUS PV:
http://www.mediafire.com/?8gsrgb7y96vy7vo

KuroiButterfly
26th January 2011, 15:52
Like it!:ohmy:
In the end...:astonished:
What was that?:sweatdrop:

BlackCross
29th January 2011, 17:24
A skeleton. 8)


Update:


LOTUS lyrics (kanji and romaji)

LOTUS (Kanji)

眼を閉じる

此所は蒼い 朱鷺が鳴く 心の底

嵐が連れ去った 明日を感じたいか

剥がれ朽ちる絵と



記憶からまだ涙を消せない

この闇の音も

きっとそれはもう癒えない

何処かで知りながら



記憶からまた涙を落とし

周りを見渡す

きっとそこにはもう誰の

為でもない今が…独り



消えない傷でも奇麗でしょ?

夢が枯れてもまだ愛せるの?

確かに煌めく明日じゃない

壊れそうなその意思は

振り返る為の傷じゃない



記憶からまだ涙を消せない

この闇の音も

きっとそれはもう癒えない

何処かで知りながら



壊れ行く 夜が 目の前で

何もかも捨てた お前は月

泣いて眠ればいい



過ちが生き方を変えはしない

気高く真っ白な 蓮を咲かせ

背に描いた 意思はもう揺るがない

自由な空 眼を閉じよう

What is believing?

----

Romaji

Me wo tojiru

Koko wa aoi Toki ga naku Kokoro no soko

Arashi ga tsure satta Asu wo kanjitaikara

Hagare kuchiru e to



Kioku kara mada namida wo kesenai

Kono yami no oto mo

Kitto sore wa mou ienai

Doko ka de shirinagara



Kioku kara mada namida wo otoshi

Mawari wo mi watasu

Kitto soko ni wa mou dare no

Tame demo nai ima ga… hitori



Kienai kizu demo kirei desho?

Yume ga karetemo mada aiseruno?

Tashika ni kirameku asu janai

Kowaresou na sono ishi wa

Furikaeru tame no kizu janai



Kioku kara mada namida wo kesenai

Kono yami no oto mo

Kitto sore wa mou ienai

Doko ka de shirinagara



Koware yuku yoru ga me no mae de

Nanimo kamo suteta omae wa tsuki

Naite nerebaii



Ayamachi ga iki kata wo kae wa shinai

Kedakaku masshiro na hasu wo sakase

Sei ni egaita ishi wa mou yuruganai

Jiyuu na sora me wo tojiyou

What is believing?


Update:


Better Quality PV - LOTUS (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZC4OMHTV)

KuroiButterfly
14th February 2011, 00:00
Dir en Grey - "Lotus" будут транслировать на МУЗ-ТВ.

Пугающее совершенство. Цветок из Япони.

С 14 февраля вы сможете увидеть клип Dir en Grey «Lotus» в России. Эксклюзивно. Только на главном музыкальном канале страны.

source: http://muz-tv.ru/news/1140

BlackCross
12th March 2011, 13:53
From the band's official twitter:
According to Dir En Grey's manager, the band was in the studio in Tokyo when the earthquake hit. He says all members are alright and safe...

Thank goodness!


Update:


Для всех волнующихся,
Тошия из Dir en Grey вчера отписался в бложике.

Он пишет что, землетрясение застало их во время работы над новым альбом.
Поскольку толчки были выше среднего*, было принято решение укрыться в близлежащем парке.
В результате землетрясения земля покрылась трещинами
фото: http://s41.radikal.ru/i092/1103/04/28f68c74107a.jpg
так же Тошия очень надеется что и в Тохоку**, и со всеми в целом, всё в порядке

* к сведению, толчки по 3-4 бала никого в Японии особо не беспокоят
** территории на северо-востоке которые пострадали больше всего

KuroiButterfly
22nd April 2011, 23:43
New Single from DIR EN GREY - “DIFFERENT SENSE”

Metal band DIR EN GREY have announced a new single slated for a June 22nd release.

The new single is titled “DIFFERENT SENSE” and has been described as: "Boldness and sensitivity. Complex but straightforward. It leads you into an untrodden, chaotic terrain with a wild mixture of hard core sounds with unique melody, and drastically changing scenes."

This single comes before the release of their “nearly-finished” upcoming album, which is expected shortly after DIFFERENT SENSE. The single will be released in regular and limited editions, with the limited edition version including a bonus DVD.

More details regarding the single’s tracklist, jacket cover, and the release of the new album are expected soon.

BlackCross
23rd April 2011, 03:54
Whoa, awesome news! Thanks!! ^^

KuroiButterfly
20th May 2011, 14:46
Dir en grey Announce New Album and Tour!

Announced from Dir en grey's official fanclub 「a knot」, Dir en grey will release a new album, titled "DUM SPIRO SPERO" (which in latin means 'While I breathe, I hope'), on August 3, 2011.
This is will be the first new album in 3 years since their last album, UROBOROS.

8th ALBUM『DUM SPIRO SPERO』2011.8. 3 RELEASE

BlackCross
2nd June 2011, 15:35
Yup, am citit cu cateva ore inainte. Awsm! ^^


Update:


xWx3b-QCEX4

KuroiButterfly
3rd June 2011, 01:51
I think it will be a great song!:atsui:

BlackCross
8th June 2011, 11:33
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KuroiButterfly
9th June 2011, 00:20
Finally, we will see full PV soon.
:attention:

BlackCross
19th June 2011, 19:05
DIFFERENT SENSE single 320 kbps mp3
http://massmirror.com/0a33a973390b750ca7194cb1d9f52f2a.html

KuroiButterfly
20th June 2011, 03:37
DIFFERENT SENSE single 320 kbps mp3
http://massmirror.com/0a33a973390b750ca7194cb1d9f52f2a.html

Thank you! ;-)

BlackCross
22nd June 2011, 19:17
We released "DIFFERENT SENSE" today.

You know what saddens us.
There is no need for an explanation.
I'm grateful from the bottom of my heart to all our fans who see this and wait for our releases patiently.

I hope to see DIR EN GREY grow together with you from now on.

Human growth
There are many kinds
It's all very difficult…
But there is nothing but good things at the end of the path of growth
Never be drowned in greed, just living as humans do
I hope to be able to grow with all of you.

As the DIR EN GREY in our present
We, the band, went through a lot of hardship
Spending many years to put our all
Into "DUM SPIRO SPERO" which will soon be released.

The cover art, the booklet
The design, everything is "DUM SPIRO SPERO"
Please look forward to it.
And if you gain something from "DIFFERENT SENSE"
Then there is nothing more I can ask for.

To all of you who hold strong to your hearts.
Thank you very much.

Kyo
Fuck yeah.

KuroiButterfly
24th June 2011, 14:41
Dir en grey - different sense (FULL PV) Low quality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6dJebOMkfQ

BlackCross
25th June 2011, 02:13
Nici nu ma uit in asa calitate, imi strica pofta. >.<

KuroiButterfly
27th June 2011, 02:49
Dir en Grey - The Making Of Different Sense

Scenes from recording

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPhmKhSOfXg


Update:


Different sence HD

http://vimeo.com/25632163

BlackCross
27th June 2011, 02:59
Thanks. :D

KuroiButterfly
27th June 2011, 03:19
Thanks. :D

So... How is it?! The PV?

:giveup: Мой мозг такое не воспринимает.:nowai:

:peace:

BlackCross
27th June 2011, 10:37
Oh, oh, awesome! Better than expected - din preview imi parea ca va fi un B$ de proportii epice but it really turned out good. 7-8/10 I'd say. It's not the weirdest or the ugliest they have.


Update:


Faza e ca piesa e extraordinara, asta-i un plus mare. Clipul deja... ca clipul. :3

KuroiButterfly
1st July 2011, 18:18
Oh, oh, awesome! Better than expected - din preview imi parea ca va fi un B$ de proportii epice but it really turned out good. 7-8/10 I'd say. It's not the weirdest or the ugliest they have.


Update:


Faza e ca piesa e extraordinara, asta-i un plus mare. Clipul deja... ca clipul. :3

Piesa imi place. Vocea lui Kyo ma uimeshte.


Update:


NEWS

DIR EN GREY to release special CD box prior to album!

http://i022.radikal.ru/1107/25/3fefb35659eet.jpg (http://radikal.ru/F/i022.radikal.ru/1107/25/3fefb35659ee.jpg.html)

DIR EN GREY will be releasing their newest album, ‘DUM SPIRO SPERO‘, on August 3rd, but prior to that, they will also be releasing a special CD box, titled ‘DIR EN GREY / AMON‘.

In addition to a CD and booklet, the box will also include a poster. The CD will have two tracks, featuring “AMON” from their new album, as well as their song “Zan -Wizardry Ver.-” from their collaboration with online game ‘Wizardry Online‘. “Zan -Wizardry Ver.-” is available only on this special CD, so it’s sure to become a rare item.

The 48-page booklet will contain both new and live photographs, along with solo interviews with each member. It’s said that this box will be a truly satisfying item that shows off DIR EN GREY’s diverse appeal.

The box will be on sale nationwide at bookstores and various convenience stores and will cost 1575 yen.

BlackCross
28th July 2011, 01:54
Yup, AMON promises to be epic. :crafty:


Update:


DUM SPIRO SPERO Samples
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058XC53Y/ref=dm_sp_alb?ie=UTF8&qid=1309529207&sr=8-1


Update:


Loved the samples of: AMON, Yokusou ni Dreambox, Decayed Crow and Ruten no tou. ^o^ Overall-sounds VERY different. o.o Different is good <3

Also, the bass is great, Toshiya-san is shredding like hell!


Update:


6nulWeAEXEA


Update:


Some really awesome fresh scans: http://diru-tabloids.livejournal.com/652346.html


Update:


Official Website DUM SPIRO SPERO previews:
http://www.direngrey.co.jp/dum/


Update:


AMON / ZAN:

320kbps DOWNLOAD: HTTP://WWW.MEDIAFIRE.COM/?C5G8NXFI8AOTP2X
LOSSLESS: HTTP://WWW.MEDIAFIRE.COM/?3DY70U89H07BAEV


Update:


Ladies and gentlemen, may I present you... DUM SPIRO SPERO:
http://www.mediafire.com/?40qvcbw4ni9q15h