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Encyclopedia > Dir en grey
Dir en grey
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genre(s) Rock/metal
Various
Years active 1997–present
Label(s) Firewall Div./SMEJ (JP)
Gan-Shin (EU)
Warcon/Fontana (US)
Website www.direngrey.co.jp
Members
Kyo
Kaoru
Die
Toshiya
Shinya

Dir en grey is a Japanese band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. As of 2008, they have released six full-length records and while the group's lineup has remained consistent since its inception, numerous stylistic changes have made its music's genre difficult to determine (though it is generally considered to be a form of rock music). Originally part of Japan's visual kei movement, the band has opted for less flamboyant attire in recent years.[1] For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Dir en grey is a Japanese band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The question of free will is whether, and in what sense, rational agents exercise control over their actions and decisions. ... Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. ... Gan-Shin is a European rock music record label. ... The company logo of Warcon Enterprises Warcon Enterprises is a New York based independent record label, focused on post-hardcore, and screamo and was started by Bob Chiappardi and Kevin Lyman in 2004. ... Fontana Distribution logo Fontana Distribution is the independent arm of Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD) and was launched in 2004. ... Kyo , born on February 16, 1976 in Kyoto) is a Japanese musician and the lead vocalist and lyricist of Dir en grey. ... Kaoru , born February 17, 1974, in Hyōgo) is a Japanese musician and one of the guitarists of Dir en grey. ... Die (born December 20, 1974, in Mie) is a Japanese musician and one of the guitarists of Dir en grey. ... Toshiya (born in Nagano on March 31, 1977) is the bassist of the Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... This article is about the drummer of the band Dir en grey. ... The question of free will is whether, and in what sense, rational agents exercise control over their actions and decisions. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... For the gay mens lifestyle magazine, see Genre (magazine). ... This article is about the genre. ... Malice Mizer, an example of visual kei during the 1990s. ...

Contents

History

1997–1999: Early career

Dir en grey on the cover of a 1999 Yarouze special
Dir en grey on the cover of a 1999 Yarouze special

Dir en grey was preceded by the independent band La:Sadie's which included four of Dir en grey's later members before it disbanded. After parting ways with La:Sadie's bassist Kisaki, Kyo, Kaoru, Die and Shinya along with newly recruited bassist Toshiya regrouped as a new band on February 2, 1997[2][3] and released a first EP, Missa, a few months later. According to guitarist Kaoru, the name "Dir en grey" was chosen because it "sounded right," and is comprised of words from several languages, so that people would not be able to attach a specific meaning to it other than the band's name itself.[4][1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In popular music, indie music (from independent) is any of a number of genres, scenes, subcultures and stylistic and cultural attributes, characterised by perceived independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. ... Kisaki ) is a Japanese musician who has worked with several bands within the visual kei movement, including La:Sadie’s, Syndrome, Kisaki Project and Phantasmagoria. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... MISSA is a mini-album by Dir en grey released in 1997. ...


They first attracted mainstream attention in 1998, by entering the top ten on the Oricon music charts with the still independently produced songs "Jealous" and "-I'll-".[5][6] Five subsequent singles, arranged and produced by X Japan co-founder Yoshiki Hayashi, were published during the first half of 1999, the band's first full-length record, Gauze, followed. One of the shows in support for the album (filmed at the Osaka-jo Hall) would later become the first of several live concerts to be released on VHS and DVD. Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... Jealous is the first single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... -Ill- is the second single by the J-Rock group Dir en grey released in 1998. ... X Japan, or X which was their initial name, was a Japanese Visual kei band, the brainchild of Yoshiki (Yoshiki Hayashi). ... Yoshiki Hayashi , born in 1965 in Tateyama, Japan) is a Japanese musician, songwriter and producer. ... Gauze is an album released by Dir en grey on July 28, 1999. ... Osaka-jo Hall, May 2006. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


2000–2004: From Macabre to Vulgar

In 2000 vocalist Kyo was hospitalized with hearing trouble and several dates of the tour in support of Dir en grey's then upcoming album, Macabre, had to be postponed. "Tour 00 >> 01 Macabre" eventually took off later the same year and was concluded at Nippon Budokan, shortly after the release of the single "Ain't Afraid to Die" in April 2001. Macabre is the second full-length album by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released in 2000. ... For the computer game Budokan, see Budokan: The Martial Spirit For the style of Karate, see Budokan Karate-do The Nippon Budokan ), often shortened to just Budokan, is an arena in central Tokyo. ... aint afraid to die is the ninth single released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label. ...


In the following year, along with the release of a third full-length album, Kisou, Dir en grey gave their first performances abroad, touring China, Taiwan, and South Korea.[7] Back in Japan, the last dates of the lengthy "Rettou Gekishin Angya" tour were already in support for the band's second EP, Six Ugly. In summer 2003, Dir en grey performed at the Akasaka Blitz for five evenings in one week. Each show (except the first) was themed after a certain album, the last featuring songs from the then yet to be released Vulgar. A DVD set, titled Blitz 5 Days, was later released exclusively for members of the band's official fan club, A Knot. Vulgar released in September 2003, tours in support for the record would last well into 2004.[8][9] 鬼葬 (kisou) is the third full-length album by the J-Rock group Dir en grey released in 2002. ... Six Ugly is the second EP by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released in 2002. ... Vulgar is the fourth full-length album by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released in 2003. ... Blitz 5 Days is a DVD box set by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released exclusively for members of the bands official fan club ï½¢A Knotï½£. Each disc features footage from one of five live shows held at Akasaka Blitz. ...


2005–2006: Early non-Asian touring

Live in Detroit, 2006

In 2005, Dir en grey performed in Europe for the first time. Their concerts in Berlin and Paris (as part of the "It Withers and Withers" tour) sold out without promotion, save for newsletters by import record stores and internet-based word of mouth. The band also performed at two major festivals, Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. Becoming more involved with the international music scene, they had French band Eths open for them at the Paris concert and invited American musician Wednesday 13 and his band to play at a show in Japan. Dir en grey also appeared at the Japanese leg of the "Taste of Chaos" tour. Image File history File links Direngrey. ... Image File history File links Direngrey. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Rock am Ring (Rock at the Ring) is a rock music festival held annually in Germany at the Nürburgring racetrack. ... eths is a French Metalcore/Nu-metal band from Marseille. ... Joseph Poole, better known as Wednesday 13 (born August 12, 1976) is a musician, and currently resides in Landis, North Carolina with his wife, Roxanne, and daughter, Zoie. ... For the album, see Taste of Chaos (album). ...


2005 saw the first official European releases as well, in the form of that year's album Withering to Death. The band's music had previously been available to fans not living in Asia through means of import and Internet file-sharing only. The album also managed to achieve Dir en grey's first non-Asian chart position, reaching #31 in the Finnish album charts. The subsequent single, "Clever Sleazoid", later climbed to #15 on the singles charts in the same country. Several Dir en grey songs were also featured in the soundtrack of the 2005 film Death Trance.[10] Alternate cover American/European release Withering to Death. ... In economics, an import is any good or commodity, brought into one country from another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. ... See Shared resource for the conventional meaning of file sharing File sharing is the practice of making files available for other users to download over the Internet and smaller networks. ... Clever Sleazoid is the 20th single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, and the first single of the post-Withering to Death. ... A film soundtrack is the music that is from or inspired by a feature film. ... Death Trance is a 2005 Japanese action/fantasy film directed by Yuji Shimomura, the action director for Versus and Devil May Cry 3. ...


In early 2006 touring was expanded to the United States. The band performed in Austin, Texas (South by Southwest festival), New York City (Avalon Club) and Los Angeles, California (Wiltern Theatre), followed by the North American release of Withering to Death. Again, all shows sold out within days.[11] and Billboard Magazine commented that Dir en grey "ignited frenzied response with its first three U.S. shows." [12] After more concerts and festival appearances in Germany during the summer, singer Kyo was again hospitalized, due to inflamed vocal cords. While two concert dates in Japan had to be postponed, Dir en grey was still able to join Korn's Family Values Tour.[13] In October, the band was back in Japan to perform at the Loudpark Festival, along with bands such as Megadeth, Slayer and Children of Bodom.[14] Their 22nd single, "Agitated Screams of Maggots" was released on November 15, during the Japanese leg of the Inward Scream tour. On December 30, the music video for "Saku" was voted the #1 video of the year on the MTV2 show Headbanger's Ball.[15] Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... Downtown Austin, Texas, where SXSW is held each spring Bloc Party performing at Stubbs BBQ in 2007 Carrie Rodriguez, a SXSW 2007 performer Morrissey at SXSW 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that have taken place every spring in... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Wiltern Theatre and adjacent 12-story Pellissier Building are an Art Deco landmark located on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the band. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Loudpark Festival is a heavy metal festival held annually at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan. ... Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Agitated Screams of Maggots is the 22nd single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, and the third single of the post-Withering to death. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Saku ) is a single released by Dir en grey on July 14, 2004. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... Original logo of The Ball. ...


2007-present: The Marrow of a Bone

In February, Dir en grey went on its first North American headlining tour, visiting seventeen cities[16] while its sixth full-length album, The Marrow of a Bone, was released on February 7 in Japan, and in the United States and Europe in the following months. From May to July, the group opened during a United States tour of Deftones[17] and afterwards did another European tour, which included their debut shows in Denmark, Finland, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom,[18] as well as several festival performances across the continent, including Ankkarock, M'era Luna Festival and Wacken Open Air.[18] North American redirects here. ... Alternate cover Limited edition The Marrow of a Bone is an album released by Dir en grey on February 7, 2007 in Japan and in Europe[1][2] and North America[3] in the following months. ... Deftones are a Grammy award-winning experimental alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. ... Ankkarock is a Finnish rock and metal festival held annually in Korso, Vantaa, in the Greater Helsinki area. ... Perttu Kivilaakso of Apocalyptica, Mera Luna 2003 Simone Simons of Epica, 2004 The Mera Luna Festival is an alternative music festival. ... For the German town, see Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein. ...


The group went on another international tour in September, titled after its most recent single "Dozing Green", beginning in Japan, and continuing in Europe, including their first performance in The Netherlands and Switzerland.[19][20] In late November, Dir en grey opened two shows for Linkin Park at Saitama Super Arena and in December performed another Japan tour with 10 Years as support act.[19] Commemorating Dir en grey's tenth anniversary as a band, two greatest hits compilations, titled Decade 1998-2002 and Decade 2003-2007 respectively, were released on December 19. Dozing Green is a single to be released by Dir en grey on October 24, 2007. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. ... Saitama Super Arena Saitama Super Arena ) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Chuo-ku, Saitama, Saitama, Japan. ... 10 Years are an American alternative metal band, formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2000. ... Decade 1998-2002 is an upcoming compilation album by Dir en grey, set to be released on December 19, 2007. ... Decade 2003-2007 is a compilation album that will be released by Japanese rock band Dir en grey on December 19, 2007 in Japan. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the beginning of 2008, Dir en grey is planning to start recording their new studio album, which name and release date have not yet been given.[21] Their first touring of the year, in May, will be another Japan tour with a conclusion of three shows at Shinkiba Studio Coast, entitled "Death Over Blindness".[22] 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Style and subject matter

Dir en grey's format has been subject to change throughout their career, initially being a rather experimental form of hard rock. Some tracks of their debut album Gauze also demonstrated a distinct pop appeal, which was largely dropped in favor of a more progressive sound on the following albums, Macabre and Kisou. While up to that point some songs had already been more fast-paced, raw and aggressive than others, the band's music took a decisive turn with the release of the EP Six Ugly, from then on sporting more metal influences in general. Dir en grey's style has since been gravitating towards riffs and song structures more along the lines of contemporary North American fusion genres, such as nu metal and metalcore. Image File history File links Deg_cage. ... Gauze is an album released by Dir en grey on July 28, 1999. ... Image File history File links Deg_bottom_of_the_death_valley. ... 鬼葬 (kisou) is the third full-length album by the J-Rock group Dir en grey released in 2002. ... Image File history File links Deg_obscure. ... Vulgar is the fourth full-length album by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released in 2003. ... Image File history File links Deg_clever_sleazoid. ... Alternate cover Limited edition The Marrow of a Bone is an album released by Dir en grey on February 7, 2007 in Japan and in Europe[1][2] and North America[3] in the following months. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Gauze is an album released by Dir en grey on July 28, 1999. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Macabre is the second full-length album by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released in 2000. ... 鬼葬 (kisou) is the third full-length album by the J-Rock group Dir en grey released in 2002. ... Six Ugly is the second EP by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released in 2002. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Riff is also an alternate spelling of Rif, a region of Morocco. ... The structures or musical forms of songs in popular music are typically sectional forms, such as strophic form. ... Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ... Metalcore is a fusion of extreme metal and hardcore punk that began in the United States. ...


All lyrics are written by vocalist Kyo and deal with subjects such as society, mass media as well as sexual obsessions and love, usually with negative implications. The vocabulary varies from subtle to explicit and several songs rely heavily on double entendres and other wordplay, often involving the multiple meanings of a kanji character.[23] A double entendre is a figure of speech similar to the pun, in which a spoken phrase can be understood in either of two ways. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ...


International recognition

Dir en grey are among the Japanese musicians who have enjoyed notable success in Europe and North America.[5][24] Billboard writes, that the group "has transcended the language barrier in the United States through its music [...] gained its audience without singing in English".[12] The band has charted twice on Billboard's charts in the United States.[25][26] For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ...


Members

As with numerous other Japanese bands, the members of Dir en grey are credited with their given or stage name, the names of Kyo (?) and Kaoru (薫) usually being written in kanji. While there has been speculation among fans, the artists' full names are not a matter of public knowledge. Look up Appendix:Most popular given names by country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ...

°Both Kaoru and Die perform on electric and acoustic guitars.

Kyo , born on February 16, 1976 in Kyoto) is a Japanese musician and the lead vocalist and lyricist of Dir en grey. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Kaoru , born February 17, 1974, in Hyōgo) is a Japanese musician and one of the guitarists of Dir en grey. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Die (born December 20, 1974, in Mie) is a Japanese musician and one of the guitarists of Dir en grey. ... Toshiya (born in Nagano on March 31, 1977) is the bassist of the Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... This article is about the drummer of the band Dir en grey. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... Acoustic guitar can refer to the following musical instruments: Nylon and gut stringed guitars: Renaissance guitar Baroque guitar Romantic guitar Classical guitar, the modern version of the original guitar, with nylon strings Flamenco guitar Steel stringed guitars: Steel-string acoustic guitar, also known as western, folk or country guitar Twelve...

Discography

The discography for the band Dir en grey. ...

References

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  4. ^ Smith, Steven (1999-10-02), Steven's Untitled Rock Show, Fuse TV
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  6. ^ Single chart positions. oricon.co.jp. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
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  10. ^ Credits for Death Trance. imdb.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  11. ^ La Franco, Robert. "Japanese Invasion". wired.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  12. ^ a b Titus, Christa (2006-04-17). "Underground Support Brings Dir En Grey to Forefront". Billboard. Retrieved on 2007-11-05. 
  13. ^ Family Values Tour 2006 lineup announcement. blabbermouth.net (2006-04-18). Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  14. ^ Loud Park 2006 lineup. loudpark.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  15. ^ Bowar, Chad. The Marrow of a Bone review. about.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  16. ^ Inward Scream U.S. leg announcement. blabbermouth.net (2006-11-11). Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  17. ^ Deftones tour dates announcement. blabbermouth.net (2006-02-20). Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  18. ^ a b European tour dates 2007. jmusiceuropa.com (2007-03-06). Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  19. ^ a b 2007 touring dates. direngrey.co.jp. Retrieved on 2008-02-06.
  20. ^ Tour 07 Dozing Green dates (Europe). neotokyo.de. Retrieved on 2007-09-11.
  21. ^ Planet-Loud interview. planet-loud.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-03.
  22. ^ "Death Over Blindness" tour information. direngrey.co.jp. Retrieved on 2008-02-06.
  23. ^ Stewart, Brian; Sakuma, Takako. Lyrics translations with notes. centigrade-j.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  24. ^ Reesman, Brian (2006-11-30). "Kabuki Rock ". grammy.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-24.
  25. ^ "Top Heatseekers" (2006-06-03). Billboard. 
  26. ^ "Top Independent Album" (2007-03-17). Billboard. 

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Kyo , born on February 16, 1976 in Kyoto) is a Japanese musician and the lead vocalist and lyricist of Dir en grey. ... Kaoru , born February 17, 1974, in Hyōgo) is a Japanese musician and one of the guitarists of Dir en grey. ... Die (born December 20, 1974, in Mie) is a Japanese musician and one of the guitarists of Dir en grey. ... Toshiya (born in Nagano on March 31, 1977) is the bassist of the Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... This article is about the drummer of the band Dir en grey. ... Gauze is an album released by Dir en grey on July 28, 1999. ... Macabre is the second full-length album by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released in 2000. ... 鬼葬 (kisou) is the third full-length album by the J-Rock group Dir en grey released in 2002. ... Vulgar is the fourth full-length album by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released in 2003. ... Alternate cover American/European release Withering to Death. ... Alternate cover Limited edition The Marrow of a Bone is an album released by Dir en grey on February 7, 2007 in Japan and in Europe[1][2] and North America[3] in the following months. ... MISSA is a mini-album by Dir en grey released in 1997. ... Six Ugly is the second EP by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released in 2002. ... Kai ) is the first remix album released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... Decade 1998-2002 is an upcoming compilation album by Dir en grey, set to be released on December 19, 2007. ... Decade 2003-2007 is a compilation album that will be released by Japanese rock band Dir en grey on December 19, 2007 in Japan. ... Jealous is the first single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... -Ill- is the second single by the J-Rock group Dir en grey released in 1998. ... アクロの丘 (akuro no oka) is one of the first three singles released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label. ... ゆらめき (yurameki) is one of the first three singles released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label. ... 残 -ZAN- is one of the first three singles released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label. ... Cage is the sixth single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... Yokan ) is the seventh single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey and the final single of the Gauze era. ... 脈 (myaku) is the sixth single released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label and the first single of the MACABRE era. ... 【KR】cube is the seventh single released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label and the second single of the MACABRE era. ... 太陽の砦 (taiyou no ao) is the eighth single released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label and the third single of the MACABRE era. ... aint afraid to die is the ninth single released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label. ... Filth is the twelfth single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey and the first single of the Kisou era. ... Jessica is the 13th single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey and the second single of the Kisou era. ... Embryo is the 14th single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey and the third single of the Kisou era. ... Child prey is the thirteenth single released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label and the first single of the VULGAR era. ... DRAIN AWAY is the fourteenth single released by the J-Rock group Dir en grey on a major label and the second single of the VULGAR era. ... Kasumi ) is the 17th single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey and the third single of the Vulgar era. ... The Final is the 18th single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey and the first single of the Withering to Death. ... Saku ) is a single released by Dir en grey on July 14, 2004. ... Clever Sleazoid is the 20th single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, and the first single of the post-Withering to Death. ... Ryoujoku no Ame ) is the 21st single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey and the second single of the post-Withering to Death. ... Agitated Screams of Maggots is the 22nd single released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, and the third single of the post-Withering to death. ... Dozing Green is a single to be released by Dir en grey on October 24, 2007. ... KAEDE ) ~if trans. ... MOUSOU TOUKAKUGEKI ) is a music video collection released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... Gauze -62045- is a music video compilation released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, both on VHS and DVD (marking their first DVD release). ... Kimon ) is a music video compilation released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, both on VHS and DVD. It contains every Dir en grey video produced from the Macabre to the Kisou era along with behind-the-scenes footage for each clip (except for Myaku [8÷ Convert], which... AVERAGE FURY is Dir en greys fifth Music Clip collection simultaneously released with AVERAGE PSYCHO. The DVD showcased all of the promotional videos from six Ugly, VULGAR and the beginning of Withering to death. ... AVERAGE PSYCHO is Dir en greys sixth Music Clip collection simultaneously released with AVERAGE FURY The DVD was released at the beginning of the Withering to death. ... MOUSOU KAKUGAIGEKI ) is a VHS released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, containing early live footage. ... 1999. ... . The substitution or omission of any < > [ ] { } is due to technical restrictions. ... Rettou Gekishin Angya FINAL 2003 5 Ugly KINGDOM is a live DVD and VHS released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... Blitz 5 Days is a DVD box set by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, released exclusively for members of the bands official fan club ï½¢A Knotï½£. Each disc features footage from one of five live shows held at Akasaka Blitz. ... . The substitution or omission of any < > [ ] { } is because of technical restrictions. ... Tour 05 It Withers and Withers is a live DVD released by the Japanese rock group Dir en grey, featuring a concert recorded at Shinkiba Studio coast during the tour of the same name. ... Despair in the Womb is a fan-club live DVD to be released by Japanese rock group Dir en grey. ... The discography for the band Dir en grey. ...

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Dir en grey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1180 words)
Dir en grey is a Japanese rock band formed in 1997.
Dir en grey's roots go back to the independent band La:Sadie's, which ended up including four of Dir en grey's current members.
Dir en grey also performed in the Japanese leg of the international "Taste of Chaos" tour.
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