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lynch. - Album D.A.R.K.-In the name of evil- out now

For many years lynch. are one of the most spectacular representatives of Nagoya-kei, a gloomier and less costume focused sub genre of Visual-Kei.
This year they already delighted fans with a best-of album and two singles, now in October the long-awaited new album “D.A.R.K. In the name of evil” will be released in Europe!
The album is a milestone on lynch.’s musical journey that will capture the hearts of J-Rock and Metal fans alike!
As a Europe exclusive bonus some of the CDs will include a special lottery ticket, fans who find this ticket in their album will receive a poster signed by the band and another lynch. goodie
The album is available digitally and the CD release will follow on October 16th.


The origin of DIR EN GREY’s current reflection

Celebrating their 15th year together since their debut, the release of DIR EN GREY’s 9th album “ARCHE” has been confirmed on December 10, 2014, 3 years and 4 months after the release of their last album. Starting with the meaning behind the title ‘Arche’ which means ‘origin’ in Greek, how will the sound and artwork be put together, how will the ‘pain’ that has been laid down in the foundation of DIR EN GREY be expressed, how will it be translated to the listeners not just in Japan but also abroad? Are you able to endure the severe pain?

The Initial Limited Version consists of 2 discs, including a 3-track bonus CD with a remix of “SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH” and unplugged/ symphonic versions of their new tracks.

INORAN - Mini-album somewhere now available!

With INORAN, another great artist is joining Okami Records. Best known as guitar player of the famous visual-kei band Luna Sea, INORAN is looking back on a solo career that lasted already more than 17 years and is still continuing. With his excellent sense for great melodies and his ambition to break down genre boundaries, INORAN’s music always surprises but never fails to convince the audience. His latest mini-album somewhere, that is driven by INORAN’s strong presence is now available in Europe and America (Download/Stream).

FEAR FROM THE HATE - New single Silverwalker out now!

After the worldwide release of their last single Alice, FEAR FROM THE HATE are ready to shift up gears once again with their new single SILVERWALKER. The new song turned out to be a real monster, featuring sweet melodies and firece break-downs at the same time. Every fan of heavy music will fall in love with this song easily. And there is plenty of more things to come, so make sure to keep an eye on FEAR FROM THE HATE. Also make sure to check out the brand-new lyric video:

lynch. – EXODUS-EP out worldwide on August 14th!

After their successful single release of BALLAD, lynch. release their next work EXODUS-EP worldwide. This time the famous Nagoya kei band has created not less than 6 tracks, that tell a haunted tale of despair and desire. EXODUS, the title track introduces the audience to this ground-breaking release and already puts the bar high: Hazuki’s voice alternates between sensual melodies and brutal shoutings, accompanied by intensive drumming and striking guitar riffs! And the EP continues this way without any filler! EXODUS is not less than an impressive example of intelligent and straight forward Rock/Metal from Japan and so far the spearhead of lynch.’s creative work.

*EXODUS-EP will be available worldwide (Download/Stream) on August 14th along with the official music video for NIGHT that can be found on Youtube channel or right here!

Muddy Apes about to release their 2nd album across Europe and America!

Muddy Apes who made a striking debut with the album “Crush It” are ready to release their second shot, called “Fairy Dirt No. 5” not only across Europe but also all over America on July 25th via Okami Records. Fairy Dirt No. 5 is not only a blend of east meets west but of various musical influences that stretch further than ever before this time. Producer heavyweight Steve Orchard himself has been involved in this exciting project as a mixing engineer. But still that’s not all: With Chris Sheldon who has worked with Foo Fighters and FEEDER in the past, another big name of the scene joined the recording process.



FEAR FROM THE HATE - new Okami records artist!

FEAR FROM THE HATE are Yoshiyuki Kojima, Kouichi Kawahara and Sohei Murakami who are ready to conquer the world with their unique, Tokyo based version of Metalcore. On the 2nd of August Okami Records will exclusively release the new single Alice worldwide. If you haven’t checked out those guy you can do this right here – PAINT A TRIP PARTY



DIR EN GREY – THE UNRAVELING available in Europe

DIR EN GREY, the driving force behind progressive metal from Japan returns to Europe with their new mini-album THE UNRAVELING. Only short time after their single release of RINKAKU, the exceptional artists from Japan present their new release that includes seven tracks. The digital version of THE UNRAVELING will be available simultaneously with Japan on April 3. The physical version, that will include 4 extra tracks will follow soon.


5. Bottom of the death valley
6. Unknown.Despair.Lost

European Bonus Tracks (CD only):

8. undecided (from Single „GLASS SKIN“)
9. ZAN (from Single „Hageshisa To Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami“)
10. OBSCURE (from Single „LOTUS“)
11. Tsumi to Kisei (from Single „DIFFERENT SENSE“)

lynch. – new single BALLAD out February 20

Again lynch. return to Europe with their new single named BALLAD that is set to be released simultaneously with Japan on February 20th all over Europe.

The title track is driven by a sad and moody atmosphere, supported by soft piano sounds and Hazuzkis sensitive voice that is permanently altering between desperation and aggression. Unlike BALLAD, the second song CRYSTALIZE is more a classic four-to-the-floor rock song including break downs and strongly distorted guitars, that will make you bang your head for sure!

BALLAD will be available for download and stream.



DIR EN GREY – RINKAKU out February 1st all over Europe

Since the release of their 8th album „DUM SPIRO SPERO“, DIR EN GREY went into hiatus following a vigorous touring schedule in Japan and abroad. Now a year and a half since their last single release, the band returns with
RINKAKU which will be available for download and stream all over Europe on February 1st.

The track 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.“


2. Kiri to Mayu
3. RINKAKU (Eternal Slumber Mix)

lynch. – new single LIGHTNING out on October 24th

Even though it’s been only a few months since lynch. released their latest studio album INFERIORITY COMPLEX, lynch. are not done for 2012 and strike with their brand new single LIGHTNING.

LIGHTNING will include also the song THE MORNING GLOW and is set to be released simultaneously with Japan on October 24th all over Europe. Both songs represent lynch.s characteristic features from aggressive guitar riffs and marvellous shouting to longing melodies and smooth voices. The ability to combine these differences to create a certain atmosphere of it’s own is without a doubt one of lynch.s most impressive talents.

LIGHTNING will be available for download or stream.



lynch. - INFERIORITY COMPLEX available for download on June 27th

Short time after I BELIEVE IN ME, we are happy to announce another release of lynch.: INFERIORITY COMPLEX, the latest studio album will be out in Europe already on June 27th. Also worth mentioning is the fact, that INFERIORITY COMPLEX will be released simultaneously with Japan – so no waiting this time! Check the tracklist below:



lynch. - I BELIEVE IN ME will be available for download on the 18th of July

Among many J-Rock bands from Japan there is one band that breaks away with varied music stylistics and unique song writing: lynch.

I BELIEVE IN ME is lynch’s major debut and each song is showing different aspects, varying from melodious tunes to heavy ones, along with the incredible voice of vocalist Hazuki. More than ever, lynch. is perceived as a modern band from Japan that combines numerous musical influences to create their own sound that will delight music fans all around the world.

I BELIEVE IN ME will be available for download on the 18th of July all over Europe.


Guitar Wolf are a total rock’n’roll experience. Self styled as “The World’s Greatest Jet Rock’n’roll Band” they take rock’n’roll to it’s logical conclusion and beyond. Jet Rock’n’Roll is Guitar Wolf’s self styled unique combination of extreme volume, heavy distortion and screaming.

Guitar Wolf live is a complete energy overload that is akin to being in the blast zone of a sonic atom bomb explosion. Taking their initial influence from 50’s rock’n’roll, The Ramones, Eddie Cochrane, Johnny Thunders , Joan Jett and Link Wray, the ‘Wolf then liquidate these influences into a maelstrom of noise. Onstage Guitar Wolf take highlights from their back catalogue and with the addition of a few unsuspecting cover versions they then proceed to demolish them all into submission. Witnessing Guitar Wolf live is a mandatory rite to passage for any aspiring rock’n’roller

On record Guitar Wolf inject their live energy into the recording process by never recording anything below red and on one occasion recording an entire album without having ever played any of the songs before-to ensure the sound was raw enough! In fact, Guitar Wolf’s sixth record, “Jet Generation” proves if you rock hard enough you can break the laws of physics: “Jet Generation” is the loudest CD ever recorded in history of recording music-Guitar Wolf are Jet Rock’n’roll!

Bare witness to the live extreme noise terror that is Guitar Wolf at the venues below in June…..


DIR EN GREY canceling all live activities until April 2012

Under recommendation of frontman KYO’s physician after extensive examination of his vocal chords, DIR EN GREY has regretfully cancelled their participation in “The Still Reckless Tour” and solo shows scheduled between March and April 2012.

Message from DIR EN GREY:
To our fans as well as the other bands and staff involved in the tour we extend our sincere apologies. We ask for your understanding that this was an extremely difficult decision to make. Thank you all for your continued support, which is deeply appreciated.
Dir En Grey

DIR EN GREY - UROBOROS remastered and expanded out on the 20th of January 2012

A remastered version aptly titled UROBOROS Remastered & Expanded brings you 15 tracks, now including the long version of ‘SA BIR’ that was only heard live before, the exclusive version of ‘BUGABOO’ that was previously only available on the limited first press analog release, ‘DOZING GREEN’ and ‘GLASS SKIN’ with Japanese lyrics, and ‘HYDRA 666’ the coupling track on single “DOZING GREEN.” With the the return of sound engineer Tue Madsen, who worked on the band’s latest album “DUM SPIRO SPERO” the sound of “UROBOROS” is reborn.

UROBOROS Remastered & Expanded will be available for download on the 20th of January.

DIR EN GREY issue open letter about Japan

Japanese rockers DIR EN GREY have issued an open letter to fans.

The band address the this year’s tragedy in Japan and have spoken about their new album.

“The earthquake this March took the lives of many people, including many DIR EN GREY supporters. Now, in many places throughout the country, high radiation levels have been detected; everyone including ourselves has been exposed to the radiation and there are even some who say the contamination is so bad we are at risk to not be able to travel to the USA and other countries in the future.”

“On March 11th, the band was in the studio in Tokyo working on the new album when the earthquake hit. Afterwards the power shortages and transportation chaos caused further complications, and our many thoughts crossed our mind: ‘will this album really be completed?’; ‘will we ourselves be able to continue working towards the completion?”; and “is it right to continue making this album?’”

“August 3rd 2011 is the release date of our new album DUM SPIRO SPERO. This normally would have been a wonderful day where our work was to be released out into the world. However, there are still many people in Japan suffering from the disaster and so with the intention of self-restraint, we will to refrain from words of joy on this occasion.”

“But we cannot stop moving forward due to this. We are currently in Japan now; however it is unclear to what extent the government’s statements are correct, and to be honest, no one really knows what is going on in Japan right now. The safety regulations for safe level of radiation exposure keep getting increased higher and higher, yet the only official announcement is that “there is no effect on health.” We can no longer tell whether we are a democratic nation. Unless you are careful with your words, you will be taken down with significant force. At this point we do not have the ability to truly find out what is occurring in our own country.”

“However, we want to know the truth. People are able to overcome huge obstacles and problems if they know the truth.”

“In the album title While I Breath I Hope, and our music video Different Sense that we released just prior to the album, our sense of wanting to take action that will lead to a breakthrough in the current situation is reflected.”

“The beginnings of something as significant as the velvet revolution are said to have been in the Prague Spring which was started by a rallying of people of culture.”

“For all of you who have read this, we ask that you do what you can to support us in our search for the truth.”


DIR EN GREY will debut an exclusive new video via NME.com this Monday 1st August. Put together especially for the song “DIFFERENT SENSE”, the clip features a montage of live footage from their recent performance in Kyoto. A whirlwind of blast beats, deafening guitar riffs and bloody-lunged screaming, this is Dir en grey at their most fierce, and a a great taste of what to expect from the brand new DUM SPIRO SPERO album released August 1st.





Some comments from DIR EN GREY about the upcoming album DUM SPIRO SPERO:

Tell us about the album title “DUM SPIRO SPERO”:

Kyo: It doesn’t matter how you interpret, or if you take the paradox meaning of the title. I’d like to leave the interpretation to those who read our lyrics and listen to the songs on this CD.
Toshiya: We live in a world where we don’t know what is the truth what we should believe in. I just wanted to put some hope into the music that we created.
Kaoru: And, the title is what we can say to the world as the people of Japan.

Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamaitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami”, “LOTUS” and “DIFFERENT SENSE” are all singles released before the album. Can you please tell us where these songs stand in DUM SPIRO SPERO?

Kaoru: Those songs are definitely some of the highlights of the album, but they are actually the more catchy and easy-listening songs on this album. Can you even imagine what our other songs are like?

What do you want this album to be to those who buy the record?

Kaoru: It can be their anything at all. We’ve put our all into this album, now it’s your turn to make something out of it.

New DIR EN GREY album DUM SPIRO SPERO coming up in three different versions!

Regular CD (14 tracks), Deluxe CD (Digipak, 16 tracks, sticker) & double-LP (deluxe gatefold cover)
Released all over Europe in the first week of August! First up is the UK on August 1st, France follows on August 3rd, all other countries on 5th of August! Please find the tracklist below:


1. Kyoukotsu No Nari
5. “Yokusou Ni DREAMBOX” Aruiwa Seijuku No Rinen To Tsumetai Ame
6. Juuyoku
7. Shitataru Mourou
10. Akatsuki
12. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
14. Ruten No Tou

Deluxe edition exclusive bonus tracks:

2. AMON (Symphonic Ver.)

Guitar Wolf: New album "SPACEBATTLESHIPLOVE" available now!

Guitar Wolf has gained a cult status all around the world, like no other Japanese band before! Their fierce live performances and apperance in the Trash-Rock’n Roll movie „Wild Zero“ caused a lot of attention all over the world. In 2011 Guitar Wolf are still loud as hell, coming up with their brand new record SPACEBATTLESHIPLOVE, which sounds more differentiated and more diversified without neglecting their garage Rock’n Roll roots. So you better prepare yourself for the ultimate Rock’n Roll experience, because their are many rock bands but only one Guitar Wolf! „SPACEBATTLESHIPLOVE“ will be out on the 27th of May including the european exclusive bonus tracks „Egypt Rock“ and „Jet Satisfaction“.




DIR EN GREY about to release their 8th album: “DUM SPIRO SPERO”

A groundbreaking 70-min world extending beyond madness

DIR EN GREY will release their 8th studio album “DUM SPIRO SPERO” 2 years and 10 months after “UROBOROS” which garnered overwhelming support as the strongest and the maddest record resonating across the globe. In our time when heavy rock music has become diversified, the band’s deep and extensive, unique perspective is once again borderless, uncategorized. This record which encapsulates the band’s present will not only secure tremendous support from the hard core fans, but will surely gain recognition from heavy rock fans including guitar enthusiasts and Western-music-obsessed music fans.

„DUM SPIRO SPERO“ will be released in Europe in three different versions. The regular edition followed by a deluxe variant and a vinyl LP Edition.
With the combination of world-noted engineers and the individuality of a Japanese born and bred band, this album will no doubt be the determining punch for DIR EN GREY.

Video: “Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami”

Video: "Lotus"

DIR EN GREY - New Single “DIFFERENT SENSE” Release 22nd of June

An ultimate and unusual sense that pulls you into an unexplored world Boldness and sensitivity.

Complex but straightforward. It leads you into an untrodden, chaotic terrain with a wild mixture of hard core sounds with unique melody, and drastically changing scenes. Prior to the launch of their nearly-finished original album, DIR EN GREY is now ready to release a ferocious and stimulating single, following “UROBOROS”.

Okami Records will digitally release “DIFFERENT SENSE” on the 22nd of June.

DIR EN GREY - New single and tourdates

On 22.06.2011 DIR EN GREY will release their new single “DIFFERENT SENSE” in Japan! The limited Edition single includes a DVD. Pre-order now at Neo Tokyo:




“An ultimate and unusual sense that pulls you into an unexplored world…

Boldness and sensitivity. Complex but straightforward. It leads you into an untrodden, chaotic terrain with a wild mixture of hard core sounds with unique melody, and drastically changing scenes. Prior to the launch of their nearly-finished original album, DIR EN GREY is now ready to release a ferocious and stimulating single, following “UROBOROS”.”

Further informations about DIR EN GREY’s upcoming tour in europe in August 2011 can be found here:

Twisted Talent Homepage

Guitar Wolf Tour 2011

Tour Guitar Wolf 2011

1.7. IT – Beat Festival
2.7. IT – Rafanas Festival
3.7. HR tbc
5.7. FR – Holidays in the Sun Festival
6.7. CH – Biel
7.7. FR – Paris
8.7. UK – London
9.7. UK – Brighton
10.7. BE – Gierle
11.7. GER – Hannover
12.7. GER – Hamburg
14.7. NO – Bukta Festival
15.7. NO – Jorddunst Festival
16.7. NO – Oslo
17.7. SE – Stockholm
19.7. FI – Helsinki
20.7. FI – Tampere
21.7. FI – Turku

Guitar Wolf: New album "SPACEBATTLESHIPLOVE" available soon!

Guitar Wolf has gained a cult status all around the world, like no other Japanese band before! Their fierce live performances and apperance in the Trash-Rock’n Roll movie „Wild Zero“ caused a lot of attention all over the world. In 2011 Guitar Wolf are still loud as hell, coming up with their brand new record „SPACEBATTLESHIPLOVE“, which sounds more differentiated and more diversified without neglecting their garage Rock’n Roll roots. So you better prepare yourself for the ultimate Rock’n Roll experience, because their are many rock bands but only one Guitar Wolf!

„SPACEBATTLESHIPLOVE“ will be out on the 27th of May including the european exclusive bonus tracks „Egypt Rock“ and „Jet Satisfaction“.


1. Hoochie Coochie SpaceMan
2. Doberman Night
5. Voltage Sepa/Han
7. Concrete Punk
8. Black Hole Mama
9. Dracula MerikA
10. Hakata Tactics

Bonus Tracks:

1.Egypt Rock
2.Jet Satisfaction

DIR EN GREY live at Wacken 2011

DIR EN GREYs appearance at the open air metal festival Wacken has been confirmed today! Playing together with acts like Sepultura, Motörhead, Children of Bodom, DIR EN GREY will deliver an astonishing show to the audience for sure! DIR EN GREY will play on the 6th of August!



DIR EN GREY safe and well following Japanese earthquake

Following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan earlier today (March 11), a spokesperson for DIR EN GREY has contacted Kerrang! to say that the Osaka rockers are safe despite being in Tokyo when the natural disasters occurred.

“The band were in the studio working on their next record in Tokyo when the earthquake struck,” reads a statement from the band’s management. “All the members are all right and safe. But we still have aftershocks.”

Source: Kerrang Magazine

DIR EN GREY - „Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami“ get set for SAW 3D soundtrack

Japanese Metal superstars DIR EN GREY have contributed their track „Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami“ to the upcoming SAW 3D movie. The song has been previously released as a single all over europe in march and is not included on any of the band’s albums. If you ask yourself how this will look like, click the link below to see a video! The soundtrack is available from now on!




DIR EN GREY causes world sensation at the APOCALYPTICA show in Los Angeles!

A sensation took place on APOCALYPTICAs 7th Symphony Tour in North America, when Kyo from DIR EN GREY entered the stage for the world premiere of the APOCALYPTIKA song „BRING THEM TO THE LIGHT“.
On the 8th of September 2010 APOCALYPTICA announced the world premiere of „BRING THEM TO THE LIGHT“ at LA’s Nokia Club with Kyo the vocalist of DIR EN GREY on the lead vocals.

That was a world premiere and most of all a world sensation for DIR EN GREY and for their fans, too. Kyo had never before featured another band.
That he was absolutely ready for this step and matched great with APOCALYPTICA can be witnessed in this video:

And it seems like Kyo enjoyed rocking with APOCALYPTICA- he did it again at their show in San Francisco.

DIR EN GREY - video Hageshisa to, kono mune no naka de karamitsuita shakunetsu no yami... available on I-Tunes!

DIR EN GREY – UROBOROS – with the proof in the name of living… - AT NIPPON BUDOKAN available now!

There have been a lot of rumours in circulation, concerning the upcoming release of DIR EN GREY, but today the voices will become silent, and all eyes and ears will turn towards „UROBOROS – with the proof in the name of living… – AT NIPPON BUDOKAN“. This european-exclusive Digi-Pack, consisting of a CD and DVD, will deliver the atmosphere of this unique performance closer than ever before and suck everyone into the world of „UROBOROS“.




DIR EN GREY - all facts of their upcoming release UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living...- AT NIPPON BUDOKAN

The Ouroboros or Uroborus is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end.

DIR EN GREY will surpass DIR EN GREY and continue…

 The legendary dragon sinks its sharp fangs into its own tail swallowing it.  “UROBOROS” is about the world that took the form of an unending ring, in which the beast was nurtured. 

On January 9th and 10th, 2010, the beast took flight into the Nippon Budokan. The world of  “UROBOROS” is brought to life and captured from every angle on DVD  and CD over those two days.  In short, it is a staging of the kaleidoscopic world of DIR EN GREY with highly-charged visuals packed back to back in synch with the continuing cycle of the beast from death to its rebirth.   

At the end of 2008, the creative ideal of ”UROBOROS” took off into the world from Osaka-jyo Hall. Continuing their journey, the band took off to the United Kingdom for the “Kerrang! Tour 2009.”  Upon their return, they embarked on a nationwide tour, “TOUR09 FEAST OF V SENSES”, hitting numerous local districts all over Japan.  This marked the starting point of their worldwide tour, “TOUR09 FEAST OF V SENSES”. The pinnacle of this incredible tour came in the form of the Two Days Nippon Budokan shows, the last of which is now available on DVD, which reveals the live experience on a whole new level. 

The two nights, dubbed “UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living…”- has become a legendary benchmark in the band’s history as one of their most definitive performances. It received a rare, full star, 5K rating from Kerrang! Magazine, which is renowned for being the world’s highest selling print magazine of this genre. These shows also marked the end of the Uroboros album cycle, which saw DIR EN GREY play 99 shows across the world.

Become fully immersed in a world that was only made truly possible through bringing this CD/DVD Package to life and experience for yourself the creative vision that is “UROBOROS.”  

“UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living...-IN NIPPON BUDOKAN” is released via Okami records as a live CD and DVD in the UK on 24th May 2010. Please find the other release dates below! 

FR: 26.05.2010
DE/AT/CH: 28.05.2010
FI: 02.06.2010
SC/IT/BENELUX/PL: 04.06.2010
ES/PO: 14.06.2010

New DIR EN GREY release: „UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living...- IN NIPPON BUDOKAN“!

New DIR EN GREY release: „UROBOROS – with the proof in the name of living…- IN NIPPON BUDOKAN“ will be released all over europe:

UK: 24.05.2010
FR: 26.05.2010
DE/AT/CH: 28.05.2010
FI: 02.06.2010
SC/IT/BENELUX/PL: 04.06.2010
ES/PO: 14.06.2010

Stay tuned, further information coming soon!

DIR EN GREY - New single „Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami“ will be released on the 5th of march 2010!

Although it’s only  February, 2010 is looking to be a great year for OKAMI RECORDS, with the announcement of another top-class release. Having ended the official album cycle for „UROBOROS“ with two sold out shows at Tokyo’s Budokan in January, DIR EN GREY give the world a taste of things to come with „Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami“, the brand new single, set for a 5th of march 2010 Europewide release.

No strangers to chart success, past releases have all entered the Japanese Oricon Chart Top 10. However, with the release of „Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami“, the band have reached a new high, with the single entering the Oricon Chart at number two on it’s Japanese release, marking the highest single chart entry in the band’s history. Now the single is set for release in Europe - fans take note, for DIR EN GREY´s new musical journey begins on the 5th of March 2010.

DIR EN GREY - announces new DVD release "Average Blasphemy"

It's been four months since DIR EN GREY released their forcefull live DVD "TOUR08 THE ROSE TRIMS AGAIN" but now, the most sucessfull international act from japan strikes again with another stunning release: "AVERAGE BLASPHEMY", the latest DVD from DIR EN GREY contains the most recent videos, including the 10 minute version of VINUSHKA and DOZING GREEN that was voted best video on Headbangers Ball 2008. Furthermore the DVD respresents the development of the Band in the past, becoming the most intensive Rock/Metal Band of our days!

Average Blasphemy
Release: 23rd october 2009

DIR EN GREY - singing session in Berlin!

Before DIR EN GREY is going to play the last show of their successful ""FEAST OF V SENSES" Tour, they will held a signing session for their fans at the Saturn Europe Center in Berlin on the 25th of June - from 3.00 till 4.00 p.m. Your wish becomes true, you`ll get very close to DIR EN GREY. You shouldn`t miss this opportunity.
Signing session informations:
25 th of June 2009 - from 3.00 till 4:00 p.m. at the Saturn Europa Center  in 10789 Berlin, Tauentzienstr. 9 , 10789 Berlin
See you in Berlin!!!

JAPANESE CULTROCKER DIR EN GREY - announced for european festivals and clubtour!

The most noted japanese rock band DIR EN GREY has spread a wildfire
with the latest album “UROBOROS”. The demand from any
festival-organizer and booker, the interest of the media at japanese
bands and the fanbase boomed. Now it´s a pleasure for us to announce
the following DIR EN GREY festivalgigs: Rock am Ring (GER), Rock im Park
(GER), Download Festival(UK), Nova-Rock (A), Metal Town (SE).

DIR EN GREY will play one show with Killswitch Engage in France as well.

In June they will have their european tour through Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy. Suitable to the shows DIR EN GREY will release a new DVD in europe. The DVD “TOUR08 THE ROSE TRIMS
AGAIN” will be released on first of may 2009, for more infos about the DVD
click here!

Here the tourdates:

05.06.2009 Nuremberg, Rock im Park
07.06.2009 Nuerburg, Rock am Ring *(sold out)*
12.06.2009 Derby (UK), Download Festival
20.06.2009 Nickelsdorf (A), Nova Rock
27.06.2009 Goteburg (SE), Metal Town

DEG with Killswitch Engage
11.06.2009 Paris (F), Bataclan

10.06.2009 Utrecht (NL), Heling
14.06.2009 Saarbruecken, Garage
16.06.2009 Munich, Backstage Werk
17.06.2009 Mailand (I), Alcatraz
18.06.2009 Zuerich (CH), Alte Boerse
21.06.2009 Dresden, Strasse E
23.06.2009 Prague (CZ), Rock Café
24.06.2009 Warsaw (POL), Progresja
25.06.2009 Berlin, Columbia Club

Tickets for every show click:

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Muddy Apes – Fairy Dirt No. 5

Cover Muddy Apes Fairy Dirt No. 5 2013



Guitar Wolf – Beast Vibrator

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