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Dir En Grey To Release Two Greatest Hits Albums

Japan's DIR EN GREY will release two "greatest hits" sets on December 19. The first one is a two-CD set, entitled "Decade 1998 – 2002", which focuses on the band's early years, starting with their debut release, "Akuro no Oka", the Joi TV series outro theme "Yokan", the "Jealous – Reverse" album of piano-arranged songs from their demo era, and more. All 21 tracks have been digitally remastered. The second collection, "Decade 2003 – 2007", focuses on the period of time when DIR EN GREY first started making its name known in the international music scene. The compilation includes such classics as "The Final", "Dead Tree" and "Saku". All 18 tracks have been digitally remastered.

"Decade 1998 – 2002" track listing:

CD1:

01. Akuro No Oka
02. Cage
03. Schwein No Isu
04. Yokan
05. 304 Goshitsu, Hakushi No Sakura
06. Deity
07. Rasetsukoku
08. Audrey
09. Myaku
10. Riyu
11. Jealous – Reverse

CD2:

01. Ain't Afraid To Die
02. Filth
03. Bottom Of The Death Valley
04. Gyakujo Tannou Keloid Milk
05. Kigan
06. Embryo (single version)
07. Mushi
08. Mr. Newsman
09. Umbrella
10. Child Prey

"Decade 2003 – 2007" track listing:

01. Obscure
02. Kasumi
03. The Iiid Empire
04. Drain Away
05. Sajo No Uta
06. Audience Killer Loop
07. Saku
08. Dead Tree
09. Merciless Cult
10. Kodo
11. C
12. The Final
13. Clever Sleazoid
14. Grief
15. Agitated Screams Of Maggots
16. Ryojoku No Ame
17. Repetition Of Hatred
18. Conceived Sorrow

Commented DIR EN GREY's Kaoru: "Mid-tour, during a sound check in Copenhagen, we took some time to play this new song on stage repeatedly, making minor changes as we went. This continued throughout the rest of the tour. The whole process actually benefited us a lot. I feel that the band’s unique mood and temperature is actually captured in between the sounds."

Shinya: "Thanks to all the time we spent working on that song, we were able to completely understand the character of this song. We now perform this song at every show on the current tour, but I still remember that I was able to get into the song smoothly even when we played it the first night."

Die: "I have to say that the song has gone through a drastic change from the original demo, in fact it sounds so different now I can barely remember what it used to sound like! As a result I believe that this song actually breathed a new sense into the band. In fact, this is the next and first step towards our new album."

Toshiya: "I agree with that. I am incredibly thrilled with the end result. The song has both depth and width to it. It took us a long time to come to this point, but this single is the result of working relentlessly without giving up."

"Dozing Green" was released in the UK on October 29, and will be supported by the following performances in the UK:

Nov. 12 - Oxford Academy
Nov. 14 - Sheffield Corporation

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. StabbingTheDrama writes:

This band is horrible

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2. FuckedWithAKnife writes:

what hits does this band have? they suck

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3. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Ya got me, the only song that I heard of was Saku. I think, I don't know I heard one song and saw the music video for it and it was terrible

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4. Terminator writes:

this band is really bad.

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5. Tsuki writes:

*0*

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6. StabbingTheDrama writes:

What the f*** is *0* supposed to be?

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7. ugSLAYERug writes:

FUUKC TEHESE PIECE OF sh** CHINK c***S KEEP METL WHIIITTEE

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8. ... writes:

sucks

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9. selma347777 writes:

this band is the best!!!

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10. SlugEmperor writes:

they have some really good songs, they just are really inconsistent

listen to merciless cult, in my opinion, their best song.

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11. trampsvest writes:

Man, some of you people need to grow up. try looking at more than one song. This band are amazing. Their live perfomances are breath taking. Every album is filled with so many incredible songs its almost impossible to choose a favourite album let alone song.
Dozing Green is a great new song, showing the ever changing journey of the band as their popularity increases worldwide. I feel priveliged to have seen it live. And even more to see them doing what they do best which is overcoming language barriers through their incredible songs. I have seen them six times this year and every gig was different, playing a different set lists and a whole different feel, so you feel each concert you attend is special and unique to you, and no-one else will get the exact same thing again.
Dir en grey deserve all of the amazing press they receive and more.
I'm off to get ready for the Sheffield UK gig. Your loss if you're not there.

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12. rising_end writes:

keep metal white, what the f*** is that supposed to mean? racist piece of sh**. this band is probably better than anything you can come up with.

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13. Kainsrevival writes:

This greatest hits album looks really looks like an awesome arrangement. For you who dis this band should be a little more open minded. Yes their music is going to sound diffrent, they are from a completly diffrent background, but its metal at heart and has some real dynamics to it. Also you should do your best to get past the non-english lyrics and read up on what it is saying. Their writer is amazing, amazingly poetic songs. Im glad The Final made it on here. Awesome song.

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