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Dir En Grey Signs with The End Records, New Album, "Uroboros," Set for November Release

Japanese heavy metal outfit DIR EN GREY announced that they have signed with THE END RECORDS for the release of their seventh studio album. The album will be called "Uroboros," an ancient symbol of 'eternity,' and will be released on November 11th (11/12 in Japan through Firewall; 11/14 in Europe through Gan-Shin).

An excerpt from Headbangers Blog's interview with DIR EN GREY follows:

Headbangers Blog: A lot of metal bands do really cheap videos and don’t put much thought into them. However, you always put a lot of time and effort into your videos. Do you think the music videos are as artistically important as the album?

DIR EN GREY: Very important! It doesn’t make any sense for the band unless our will is reflected to everything that we can express ourselves. Basically, we like creating things and essentially have to spend time for it.

Headbangers Blog: Tell us about the video for “Dozing Green.” Who shot it, what is it about?

DIR EN GREY: Mr. Hiroyuki Kondo, who has been working on our video works more than 10 years, has directed this music video. We thought it would be boring to simply edit footage expressing destruction and pain and our performing scene, so we decided to set video screens behind us so as to show both images at the same time.

You can Listen to "Dozing Green," the album's twelfth cut, on DIR EN GREY's MySpace page.

In an effort to satiate fans' unique preferences and desires, "Uroboros" will be available in the US in four formats: digital album; CD jewel case; deluxe limited-edition CD digipak with bonus track and DVD; and double vinyl LP with a digital download card included.

The tracklistings for these formats are as follows:

Digital Album / CD Jewel Case
TE123-2 | The End | 11/11/08
01. Sa Bir
02. Vinushka
03. Red Soil
04. Doukoku To Sarinu
05. Toguro
06. Glass Skin
07. Stuck Man
08. Reiketsu Nariseba
09. Ware, Yami Tote…
10. Bugaboo
11. Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Koro
12. Dozing Green
13. Inconvenient Ideal
14. Dozing Green (JP)

CD Digipak + DVD
TE123-1 | The End | 11/11/08
01. Sa Bir
02. Vinushka
03. Red Soil
04. Doukoku To Sarinu
05. Toguro
06. Glass Skin
07. Stuck Man
08. Reiketsu Nariseba
09. Ware, Yami Tote…
10. Bugaboo
11. Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Koro
12. Dozing Green
13. Inconvenient Ideal
14. Dozing Green (JP)
15. Glass Skin (JP)

Bonus DVD:
01. Repetition Of Hatred
02. Agitated Screams Of Maggots
03. Hydra-666-
04. Dead Tree
05. Dozing Green

2X Vinyl LP + Digital Download Card
TE124-2 | The End | 11/11/08
01. Sa Bir
02. Vinushka
03. Red Soil
04. Doukoku To Sarinu
05. Toguro
06. Glass Skin
07. Stuck Man
08. Reiketsu Nariseba
09. Ware, Yami Tote…
10. Bugaboo
11. Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Koro
12. Dozing Green
13. Inconvenient Ideal
14. Dozing Green (JP)
15. Undecided

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1. Kairu writes:

Will Dir en grey be releasing new cd in UK and be touring UK??

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