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Dir En Grey

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Below is our complete Dir En Grey news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Dir En Grey Posts New Single Teaser

Japanese outfit Dir En Grey will release new single "Sustain the Untruth" on January 22nd, 2014 which follow the previous mini album "The Unraveling." A teaser trailer for "Sustain the Untruth" can now be seen below.

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Dir En Grey Postpones Tonight's Seattle Show

Dir En Grey has issued the following announcement about postponing tonight's Seattle show:

"To our fans in Seattle waiting for the show at the Showbox. Our bus broke down last night and it's taking us quite a trek get to you.

"We won't make the show tonight but there's NO WAY we would let our Seattle fans down so we're gonna play tomorrow instead!! Same venue, same time, just different date. See you at the show tomorrow Seattle!!"

You can also catch the band live:

Nov 23 - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center - San Francisco, CA / U.S.
Nov 24 - House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA / U.S. More...

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Dir En Grey Announces North American Shows

Dir En Grey has checked in with the following announcement about heading to North America for an upcoming live trek:

"We’re extremely excited to announce that Dir En Grey will be back in U.S. and Canada this November 2013 for a headline tour! Tickets will go on exclusive presale on Tuesday, July 16th 10AM Local Time depending on the market. Date and venue information below."

Nov 03 - Trees - Dallas, TX / U.S.
Nov 04 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX / U.S.
Nov 06 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA / U.S.
Nov 08 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD / U.S.
Nov 09 - The Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA / U.S.
Nov 11 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY / U.S.
Nov 12 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA / U.S.
Nov 14 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON / CANADA
Nov 16 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL / U.S.
Nov 17 - The Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN / U.S.
Nov 19 - The Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO / U.S.
Nov 21 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA / U.S.
Nov 23 - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center - San Francisco, CA / U.S.
Nov 24 - House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA / U.S. More...

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More Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

Rock Band players: there's still more achievements to be earned and demon goat basses to be unlocked, and this week there's a smattering of new metal on the Rock Band Network to play along with. For those rocking on the Xbox 360, you now have access to these songs:

A Life Once Lost - “Madness is God” (80 MSP)
Ava Inferi - “Onyx” (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - “Synesthesia (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Deception of a Ghost - “American Terrorist (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Fail Emotions - “Transformation Pt. 1” (80 MSP)
I See Stars - “Filth Friends Unite” (160 MSP)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - “Widower” (160 MSP)

PS3 players will instead get two new tracks on 3/12 (North America) and 3/13 (Europe):

Dir En Grey - "Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita" ($1.99)
Vegan Black Metal Chef - "Make the Sauce" ($0.99)

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New Metal Coming To The Rock Band Network

Rock band legions: prepare to engage your disappointment sequences again as yet another lackluster week arrives on the metal front.

Today on the Rock Band Network you get access to one new track for the Xbox 360:

Chaotrope - “Synesthesia” (80 MSP)

While PS3 fans instead get these songs on 2/19/2013 (North America) and 2/20/2013 (Europe):

Dir En Grey - "Dozing Green" ($1.99)
Psychostick - "Political Bum" ($1.99)

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Dir En Grey Announces "The Unraveling"

Dir En Grey will be releasing a new mini-album titled "The Unraveling" this coming April 3rd, 2013. This album follows the previous single "Rinkaku" released in December and previous album "Dum Spiro Spero."

Further details are available at the band's website here and the track listing for "The Unraveling" will be as follows:

01. Unraveling
02. Karma
03. Kasumi
04. Karasu
05. Bottom of the death valley
06. Unknown.Despair.Lost
07. The Final

A limited edition deluxe version will also feature a second CD and bonus DVD with the following track listing:

CD 2
01. Macabre
02. Unraveling (Unplugged Version)
03. The Final (Unplugged Version)

DVD
The Unraveling (Scenes From Recording)
Interview & Documentary Footage

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Dir En Grey Track Hits The Rock Band Network

With the Christmas holiday fast approaching unfortunately there's not much in the way of heavy metal coming down the pipe for the Rock Band Network this weekend. Xbox 360 fans only get two new tracks today, which are:

Dir En Grey – “Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami” (160 MSP)
Winter Crescent – “Battle of Egos Part II (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)

Due to the holiday season, there will be no PS3 songs added this coming week, and new songs will be added for the PS3 system beginning 1/8/13 (North America) and 1/9/13 (Europe).

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Dir En Grey Posts Video For New Single

Since the release of Japanese act Dir En Grey's 8th album "Dum Spiro Spero," the band has been on hiatus following a vigorous touring schedule in Japan and abroad. Now a year and a half since a last single release, Dir En Grey is back with "Rinkaku," which will hit stores this December 19th, 2012. A video clip for the single has been posted online and can be viewed below. The band also comments:

"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.'"

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More Metal Songs Now Available For Rock Band

This week's roundup of new Rock Band Network metal tracks includes offerings from Dir En Grey on the Xbox and The Haunted for the PS3.

Xbox 360 players now have these tracks available:

Chaotrope – “The Singularity” (80 MSP)
Dir En Grey – “Dozing Green” (160 MSP)
His Statue Falls – “Jasmin W. Knows How to Mosh” (160 MSP)
We Butter The Bread With Butter – “Superföhn Bananendate” (160 MSP)
Winter Crescent – “Battle of Egos Part II” (80 MSP)

PS3 players get these tracks starting 12/11 (North America) or 12/12 (Europe):

The Haunted - "No Ghost" ($1.99)
The Haunted - "Trenches" ($1.99)
Musica Diablo - "Betrayed" ($0.99)

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Dir En Grey To Release New Single

Dir En Grey has issued the following announcement about releasing a new single, which will also feature a remix by the musician behind the Silent Hill games:

"This staggering track that could purify even the deepest of resentments is finally here. Since the release of 8th album 'DUM SPIRO SPERO,' the band went into hiatus following a vigorous touring schedule in Japan and abroad, and now a year and a half since their last single release, they are back with 'RINKAKU' which will hit stores this December 19, 2012.

"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.'"

Pre-order details on the single are available at this location.

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Dir En Grey Announces DVD Release

Dir En Grey has issued the following announcement about releasing an upcoming documentary DVD and Blu-Ray:

"In solitude, aggravation and desperation ---- still they take the stage. Footage documenting the six months from their European tour that kicked off in August 2011, up to the Osaka-jo Hall show in January 2012, will be released back to back in 2 consecutive months!

"See Dir En Grey abroad where they are faced with challenges day in and out, and in Japan where you are transported back to time of their nationwide tour, see them backstage and also on stage in their all new live footage from their recent shows. See them like you have never seen them before overcoming hardship, and see them only on this documentary.

"Follow Dir En Grey on their journey from the time they decided as a band to take the hard road leading up to the present. More...

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Dir En Grey Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Japan's Dir En Grey has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming tour dates due to health concerns:

"Unfortunately under recommendation of Kyo's physician after extensive examination of his vocal chords, Dir En Grey has regretfully canceled their participation in 'The Still Reckless Tour' and solo shows scheduled between March and April 2012.

"To all our fans and affiliates, we are deeply sorry and please understand that this has been a very difficult decision for us as a band. To all our fans, please know that we are always thankful for your continuous support."

Further details on Kyo's condition and any information on reschedule tour dates will be announced as they are made available.

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Asking Alexandria Updates Tour Schedule

U.K. sensation Asking Alexandria is kicking off the New Year with an extensive worldwide touring schedule. The group is currently headlining a six-week European tour and will make its triumphant return to North America with Trivium, Dir En Grey, I See Stars, Motionless In White and The Amity Affliction in March.

“The Still Reckless” tour is presented by Merch Now with fellow sponsors Guitar World and Ibanez, which kicks off on March 9th. Either see below or head over to Facebook in order to view tour dates.

Ben Bruce (guitars) states: “We're back mother fuckers! This headlining tour marks our first U.S. tour of the year and also our last tour for Reckless and Relentless. This is gunna be a crazy fucking tour. We have great bands playing with us that we are very excited about sharing a stage with and we are playing our longest set ever with songs from both Stand up and Scream and Reckless and Relentless. We hit the studio right after this tour to record our new album and therefore will not be headlining the states for quite some times after this, so come down and lets start 2012 right. We can't wait to see you all.”

Matt Heafy (vocals, guitars) of Trivium further comments: “We are excited to be on a diverse bill that features different styles of heavy music. Asking Alexandria are new friends and Dir En Gray we have crossed paths with many times in other parts of the world. It's going to be a fun tour and we look forward to seeing everyone.” More...

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Music Videos To Get You In The Halloween Mood 3

That most metal of holidays is almost upon us again, but you may want something more than candy corn and blood colored cocktails to get you in the Halloween spirit this weekend. Earlier this month we covered the most over the top horror themed clips as well as videos that focus on the demonic and the diabolic, but that still leaves a good deal of ground to cover. For today’s edition of metal videos to get you in the Halloween mood we’ll take a look at the creepy, the atmospheric, and the disturbing.

Marilyn Manson – “This is Halloween”

While his metal cred is definitely questionable, Marilyn Manson does have the Halloween image down pat. Check out the quintessential “This is Halloween” clip below, set to scenes from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

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Dir En Grey Announces New Tour Dates

Dir En Grey is gearing up for a trek to South America before finishing off the year with a North American run. The headlining tour - with support from The Birthday Massacre - will come on the heels of the new full-length album "Dum Spiro Spero," out now on The End Records. Dates are as follows:

11/23 Santiago, Chile Tetro Caupolican
11/25 Lima, Peru Centro de Convenciones Scencia
11/27 Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil Espaco Luxdo
11/29 Buenos Aires, Argentina Teatro Flores
12/2 Mexico City, Mexico Circo Volador
w/ Birthday Massacre
12/4 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/5 Dallas, TX Trees
12/7 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
12/9 Philadelphia, PA The Theatre of Living Arts
12/10 Baltimore, MD Sonar
12/12 New York, NY Irving Plaza
12/13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
12/15 Montreal, CAN Club Soda
12/16 Toronto, CAN The Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/18 Chicago, IL House of Blues
12/20 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
12/22 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center
12/23 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues Sunset Strip

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Dir En Grey Posts Signing Session Footage

Dir En Grey has posted a video clip online from the band's Berlin signing session in support of the new album "Dum Spiro Spero." You can check out the clip below.

A teaser trailer for the new album is available here, and the track listing is as follows: More...

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Dir En Grey Posts "Dum Spiro Spero" Teaser

Japan's Dir En Grey has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new album "Dum Spiro Spero," which was released earlier this year.

The "Dum Spiro Spero" track listing is as follows:

1. Kyoukotsu No Nari
2. The Blossoming Beelzebub
3. Different Sense
4. Amon
5. "Yokusou Ni Dreambox" Aruiwa Seijuku No Rinen To Tsumetai Ame
6. Juuyoku
7. Shitataru Mourou
8. Lotus
9. Diabolos
10. Akatsuki
11. Decayed Crow
12. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
13. Vanitas
14. Ruten No Tou

Bonus tracks:
15. Rasetsukoku
16. Amon (Symphonic ver.)

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Dir En Grey Posts Entire New Album Online

Japan's Dir En Grey is currently streaming the band's entire new album "Dum Spiro Spero" online. You can check out the tracks off the album by heading over to the Dir En Grey MySpace music profile. The new album is set for release via The End Records on August 2nd, 2011.

The "Dum Spiro Spero" track listing is as follows:

1. Kyoukotsu No Nari
2. The Blossoming Beelzebub
3. Different Sense
4. Amon
5. "Yokusou Ni Dreambox" Aruiwa Seijuku No Rinen To Tsumetai Ame
6. Juuyoku
7. Shitataru Mourou
8. Lotus
9. Diabolos
10. Akatsuki
11. Decayed Crow
12. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
13. Vanitas
14. Ruten No Tou

Bonus tracks:
15. Rasetsukoku
16. Amon (Symphonic ver.)

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Dir En Grey Posts "Lotus" Trailer

Dir En Grey is set to release the new single "Lotus" on January 26th, 2011. The band has posted a teaser trailer for the single, which can be viewed in the clip below.

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Apocalyptica, Dir En Grey To Tour Together

DIR EN GREY has announced a co-headlining tour with Apocalyptica that begins in Toronto on August 23 and concludes September 12 in Seattle, Washington. A fan pre-order and VIP package goes on sale this Friday, July 16 (http://tixx1.artistarena.com/direngrey/), and tickets will go on sale to the general public the following Friday, July 23.

In January 2010, the band wrapped up two years of touring in support of 2008's "Uroboros" by playing two sold out shows at Tokyo's legendary Nippon Budokan arena and on June 22 Dir En Grey released a CD and DVD set from these shows, titled "UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living...- AT NIPPON BUDOKAN."

Here are the Dir En Grey and Apocalyptica co-headlining tour dates:

08/23 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
08/24 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
08/26 – Boston, MA @ Royale
08/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
08/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
08/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
08/31 – St. Louis, MO@ Pageant
09/01 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
09/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave.
09/04 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09/05 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
09/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
09/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live
09/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom at Regency
09/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

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