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
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.
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.