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Dir En Grey Announce Mini Album The Unraveling Set for April 2013 Release

January 25th, 2013

As Blabbermouth reports, Japanese rock band Dir En Grey will release a mini album titled, “The Unraveling.”

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By Elizabeth Hecker Posted in News

Dir En Grey – Dum Spiro Spero

December 27th, 2011

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Gives A Different Sense

Few bands defy categorization in the way that Dir En Grey manages to achieve. The Japanese quintet began life as a visual kei band (the equivalent of glam rock), before branching out into heavy metal, nu metal, progressive metal, even death metal, and parts beyond. And, most surprisingly, they perform all of these diverse subgenres with uncanny ease. The group continues to expand their repertoire on eighth full-length, Dum Spiro Spero. Read more…

By Josh Neale Posted in Reviews

Dir En Grey Announces Tour Dates

September 4th, 2011

Fresh off a 12-date run in Europe, Japanese rock band Dir En Grey is set to tour North and South America by year’s end. The headlining tour, with supporting bands 10 Years and The Birthday Massacre, will support their album Dum Spiro Spero. Read more…

By Michelle Rick Posted in News

Interview with Kaoru and Die of Dir En Grey

September 1st, 2011

The indescribable Japanese metal band Dir En Grey has been going strong for 15 years, and has explored almost as many styles. From their roots in visual kei, to their dalliances in nu-metal, power metal, post-metal, and even some death metal, Dir En Grey is a band that refuses to be tied down and categorized. Guitarists Kaoru and Die were kind enough to spare a few minutes via Skype to talk with us about the band’s career, the new album, and plans for the future. Read more…

By Josh Neale Posted in Features

Apocalyptica to Tour North America Starting in August

July 16th, 2010

Finnish symphonic metal quartet Apocalyptica will be will touring North America with Dir En Grey starting in August.  The band is touring in support of their upcoming full length 7th Symphony, which is set to be released August 24 via Jive Records. Check out the dates—and a video for the first single off of the album—after the jump. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News ,