Japanese alt-metal band Dir En Grey has announced a three week N. American headlining tour that will see the travel much of the US and dip into Canada. The band will be touring in support of their last studio album Dum Spiro Spero as well as their new EP The Unraveling, which was released earlier this year. The full tour schedule can be seen below.
I saw Dir En Grey on the Family Values tour in 2006 and they put on one hell of an energetic, violent show. Singer Kyo scratched himself so deeply on the chest that he bled. He also raked his fingernails against the inside of his cheeks to the point that he was spitting blood. He also threw up into a bucket. I’m not going to go so far as comparing him to G.G. Allin (because who can even come close to that guy?), but it was pretty intense. READ MORE
Japanese prog-metal band Dir En Grey have released a 15-second teaser for “Unraveling”, which comes off their upcoming EP The Unraveling (out April 3rd). This 7-track release comes four months after the release of the band’s new single “Rinkaku”. Head on below for the teaser as well as the eerie, unsettling video for “Rinkaku” READ MORE
Japanese prog metal band Dir En Grey have unveiled the album artwork for their upcoming mini album The Unraveling. The artwork was done by artist/sculptor Yasuyuki Nishio and, according to the a post on the band’s Facebook, “…is the result of the fusion between Dir En Grey’s expressions to this day with Yasuyuki Nishio’s perspective of the world, bringing forth yet another release that exhibits an overwhelming sense of existence.” More information on this release can be found here. The album artwork can be seen below.
Dir En Grey also recently released a new single entitled “Rinkaku”. You can download it on iTunes. READ MORE
Japanese progressive metal band Dir En Grey will be releasing The Unravelling on April 3rd, 2013. The 7-track album features brand new songs while special editions have an 8th new song as well as unplugged versions of two songs. The mini-album however will not have their latest single “Rinkaku”, which was released four months ago. Head on below to see the full track list or head here to place your pre-order. READ MORE
Tomorrow sees the release of “Rinkaku”, the new single from Japanese prog extreme metal band Dir En Grey. While we already posted about the new song and the really disturbing video, what we haven’t yet written about is the “Eternal Slumber Remix” done by Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka. Below you can hear his version of the song, which bears all the earmarks of what you could possibly want from Yamaoka. It’s eerie, atmospheric, haunting, and emotionally charged, taking the original and gives it a completely new sound. In short, it’s fantastic and gives me new appreciation for Yamaoka and his skills.
If you’re willing to pay a tad extra for shipping fees, you can pre-order the deluxe edition here. READ MORE
Japanese prog metal band Dir En Grey has released an incredibly odd yet visually arresting video for their new single “Rinkaku”. The video is made up entirely of black and white drawings that are placed close enough to create a semblance of movement. However, it’s still very disjointed. Oh, and did I mention that it’s also incredibly twisted? Five faces melt out of paintings and flood a room with their flesh. A bird watches in terror as its body lays there in a state of decomposition. And more. Basically, it’s a great way to start off your Monday if you want to feel a bit odd and out of place.
As for the song, it’s immediately identifiable as Dir En Grey. Something about their guitar tone and atmosphere are just so unique. And if that wasn’t enough, Kyo’s voice cinches the deal. Check it out below. READ MORE
Japanese progressive metal band Dir En Grey has released a 60-second teaser for their upcoming new track “Rinkaku”. The song will be made available on Dec. 19th, 2012. You can check out the teaser below.
Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka will be doing a remix of “Rinkaku” that will be included on the single. “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.’”
Check out Kyo’s Top 10 Horror Movies here as well as our interview with guitarists Kaoru and Die. You can also check out my review of their last album Dum Spiro Spero here. READ MORE
Japanese progressive metal band Dir En Grey have largely been quiet after touring their last album Dum Spiro Spero (review). Now, the band will be releasing a new single entitled “Rinkaku” on Dec. 19th, 2012. A short teaser for the song can be heard below.
The more and more I listen to Dir En Grey, the more and more I love them. I’m really excited to see what comes from them. READ MORE
I’m one of those guys who pops in a foreign horror movie into my DVD player (I still haven’t upgraded to Blu-Ray. Shove off.) and makes sure that it’s set to English subtitles and the original language as my audio. I’d rather read the text at the bottom of the screen than see mouths move without the words matching. That throws me off more than anything else.
But the main reason I do this is because I love hearing the languages of the world. I want to hear the difference between Spanish and Portuguese. I want to hear how Serbian is different from Russian (True story: Since I know a bit of Russian, I was actually able to understand several words and phrases in A Serbian Film). It’s so exciting to hear the flow and intonations of other languages and it makes the world a much richer place for me.
The same thing applies to my love of music. I love hearing people sing in different languages because it makes it that much more of an adventure. While I may not understand what they are saying (that’s why translations are available), their passion and the musical flow of their voice is so enchanting that I’m hooked. READ MORE
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? READ MORE
Japanese prog-metal group Dir En Grey have announced via their official Facebook that a new single entitled “Rinkaku” will be released this winter. The band will also be performing at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th. There is no word if this is the beginning of a bigger tour or if it is just a one-off show. A video released by the band can be seen below.
The band’s latest album is Dum Spiro Spero (review). READ MORE
Japanese metal band Dir En Grey have released a video for Different Sense, which comes off the upcoming Dum Spiro Spero album (review here). Check it out after the jump to catch a glimpse at what their live show is like. Also, make sure to check out Kyo’s Top 10 list and our interview with guitarists Kaoru and Die.
I’m beyond excited to have had a chance to talk with Kaoru and Die, the guitarists of Japanese metal band Dir en grey, about the upcoming album, Dum Spiro Spero, how the March tsunami affected them, and their take on horror and its influence on the band. By now you probably realize that I’m a huge fan and I’m really thrilled that I’m able to bring you this exclusive interview. Don’t forget to check out singer Kyo’s Top 10 Horror Movie list and my review of Dum Spiro Spero.
With their eighth studio album, Dum Spiro Spero, Dir en grey are preparing to hit the music world like never before. Word is that there will be a massive American blitz to introduce those who were unlucky enough to never have heard of these guys before to the aural insanity that Dir en grey puts forth. Having seen these guys at the Family Values tour in 2006, I can safely say that they put on one of the most intense shows I’ve ever seen. But has that insanity held and intensity held strong through the years and made it onto Dum Spiro Spero? Find out after the jump!
Japanese rockers Dir en grey are gearing up for the release of their upcoming album, Dum Spero Spero, and have released a new video for the track Different Sense. Warning: this video is DEFINITELY NSFW as it features a ton of anime tentacle porn (albeit censored, but still…) and grotesque imagery that Dir en grey is known for (remember Obscure?). Since you can’t check out the video until you get home, why not check out Kyo’s Top 10 list to see some of his favorite horror movies?
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive Top 10 Horror Movie list from Kyo, the singer of Japanese metal band Dir en grey! The guys are set to release their new album, Dum Spiro Spero (information here), so make sure to pre-order your copy! Meanwhile, check out Kyo’s list after the jump.
Japanese metal band Dir En Grey will be releasing their 8th studio album, Dum Spiro Spero, on August 3rd. You can check out the artwork below and after the jump is a music video for Lotus, the track listing, and pre-order options.
The “Ten Creepy Videos Just In Time For Halloween” list was a big hit with you readers. However, as many of you know, there aren’t just ten creepy music videos out there. So, I went ahead and put together another list because this holiday season is just too damn cheery for me. I’ll start you off nice and mellow with The Cure below, but after the jump, there are nine more creepy videos for your viewing pleasure (displeasure?).
The Cure – Lullaby
I have a serious problem with spiders, so the thought of waking up coated in spider webs is nauseating. Also, Robert Smith being eaten by a giant vagina is something to note.
Kopek, Dir En Grey, and I-Exist have each released videos inspired by or featuring footage from Saw 3D. While I can’t embed the video from I-Exist, which you can watch here, or Dir En Grey (HERE), the video from Kopek is below for your viewing pleasure.
Back for the seventh installment of the SAW horror series this Halloween, moviegoers will once again cringe in their seats as blood, guts and body parts are up for grabs in the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ SAW 3D, in theaters everywhere on October 29th. What started out as an indie horror movie in 2004 has turned into the most successful horror series of all time, and the films’ soundtracks have always been fitting counterparts, assaulting the senses in a manner that would make Jigsaw proud. But for the series’ grand finale, presented in bone chilling 3D for the first time, the right music was more important than ever because the film going experience will be one of complete sensory immersion. SAW 3D Music Inspired by the Film has risen to the challenge, and will street on October 26th.
The countdown began yesterday on Facebook, so check it out HERE
Artists already announced for the soundtrack are Saving Abel, Saliva, Dir En Grey, Krokus, Hinder, My Darkest Day, Karnivool (BADASS!!), Dead By Sunrise and Wagdug Futuristic Unity (feat. Hiroshi Kyono of The Mad Capsule Markets).