Japanese prog metal band Dir En Grey have announced that Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka has done a remix of their upcoming brand new single “Rinkaku”, which will come out Dec. 19th. The single is the first new material from the band since 2011’s Dum Spiro Spero (review).
Straight off the band’s official website: The track is unlike anything you have heard before, almost overturning the band’s musical concept on a new scale, coming in with a range full of depth with Kyo’s vocals that evoke classical elements in this beautiful and intricate melodic track which builds up dramatically with the intertwining guitars and bass.
The new single from DIR EN GREY will be released with two tracks which will include a new rendition of “Kiri to Mayu” previously released on the album ‘MISSA’ (25.07.1997) and a remix of “RINKAKU” by famed sound designer of horror game series ‘Silent Hill,’ Akira Yamaoka. Once again Tue Madsen came on as the Mix Engineer for this release after lending his unrivaled expertise on ‘DUM SPIRO SPERO.’
I loved Dum Spiro Spero, so I’ll be thrilled to check out this song AND the remix. How about you? You ready for this kind of epic creepiness?
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