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DIR EN GREY

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Osaka, Japan (1997 – present)

DIR EN GREY is a Japanese band formed in Osaka, Japan in 1997 from the disbanded band La:Sadie’s, that have maintained a consistent lineup of (Kyo) on vocals, 薫 (Kaoru) and Die on guitar, Toshiya on bass and Shinya on drums.

Originally a band, the band has dropped that style since around 2005 when they released their fifth full-length album, Withering to death.. Their musical style is difficult to determine; throughout their releases, they have played styles ranging from to . Today, their style can be considered generally a version of or, more specifically, /.

Their fifth full-length album, Withering to death., was the band’s first to see distribution outside of Japan. It was released in Europe by GAN-SHIN and the United States by Warcon Enterprises. The band has been signed to FIREWALL DIV., a subdivision of Free-Will under Sony Music, for its entire career so far. They’re currently signed to Okami Records for European distribution and The End for United States distribution.

DIR EN GREY, in its earliest form, began as the band of vocalist and drummer Shinya - 廃人黒薔薇族 (haijin kuro bara zoku “Invalid Black Rose Family”). Members and associates of this band formed La:Sadie’s, which eventually included four of the band’s five current members. La:Sadie’s disbanded in 1996. All but the bassist, Kisaki, and former lead guitarist, Shio (replaced by Kaoru), came back together to form Dir en grey.

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  • MsDiplodocusss

    Ugh. I'd stab someone for a leak

    7 minutes ago Reply
  • Asomatica

    I guess there will be no leak prior to the release. Highly unlikely.

    45 minutes ago Reply
  • MLowend

    Do Japanese people ever leak anything? I thought the previous leaks were from western releases

    4 hours ago Reply
  • herviross_2

    Also, how many more days do we have to wait until there's a realistic possibility of ARCHE leaking?

    4 hours ago Reply
  • herviross_2

    We must all learn to embrace our inner weeaboo.

    4 hours ago Reply
  • bmwmax10

    uomth shall be poster of the year.

    6 hours ago Reply
  • uomth

    V Junna, you forgot to put a comma after stuff.

    7 hours ago Reply
  • Junna777

    "He consumes Japanese Visual Kei ONLY, nothing else, no variation what so ever and even seems to be into homoerotic shotacon, despite all of that.. Still has the audacity to accuse me of being a weeaboo. " You are a weeaboo no matter what you like to call yourself. also, lol'd. I listen to other stuff I just don't scrobble it :3 Don't want it filthying up my charts

    7 hours ago Reply
  • bmwmax10

    I love you guys and your liberal use of as hominem.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • waywardcupcake1

    Turtles are cool.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • MLowend

    i like turtles

    yesterday evening Reply
  • waywardcupcake1

    The DEG shout box has always been a cesspit of stupidity, absurd, ridiculous arguments and trolls galore. It has been this way since 2007, but it has got a lot better over the years. if y'all were around back then you probably would have seen my nonsensical posts from my old account that were strewn with grammatical errors.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    @Asomatica you must be new here.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • waywardcupcake1

    I actually do have autism.. Asomatica must be omniscient or some shit.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • uomth

    V Petit, you forgot to put a comma after cool.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • Asomatica

    The autism is strong in degbox right now. Grouping up like a circle-jerk fest, geez.

    Yesterday 9:57pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    Pretsy, I think maybe melody/Phenix is just done with your useless posts full of Internet abreviations overdose ("tbh", "tbqh" ">inb4" ....) that are supposed to look cool but just end looking pretentiously overused in your case, like an Internet n00b trying too hard...you know that "Hey look I can write some Interweb slang & Ebonix, that means I'm a cool guy" kind of feel. Or maybe it's just the cockiness and pseudo-elitism that usually sweat from your sermons, I don't know.

    Yesterday 8:57pm Reply
  • waywardcupcake1

    Anyways, about that new album.. (I have turned this shoutbox into a circle jerk about weeaboo behaviour, but MLowend kickstarted the conversation expressing his discontent with the shameful behaviour he observed at a concert he attended and it escalated from there on, sorry!) I am very excited to hear it, I am a rather impatient person and the idea of waiting 12 days is agonising. But I take solace in the fact that December is only around the corner. Can't wait to hear it, the previews sound great..

    Yesterday 8:54pm Reply
  • waywardcupcake1

    The definition of a weeaboo has been established; an individual that views Japan as the mecca for anime and Jpop, and everyone there is like an anime character. That is something one should NOT be proud of, the truth is inescapable just go see Dir En Grey live and you will see hordes of individuals dressed as cats mewing in the crowd, screaming and screeching for Kyo and the other bands, and pratcially having what could be described a fit, as they violently fangirl. nd you turn to face the band and you see nothing but sorrow in their eyes, as they look on and face the embarsssment of a fan base, they have unfortunately accumulated over the years. A metal band, with screaming fangirls, who would have imagined?

    Yesterday 8:46pm Reply
  • Phenix_inFlames

    Your ":>" faces you like posting won't negate your butthurt. Your obsession over how I or other users view weaboos speaks for itself. I already explained why your argument was flawed before. So please don't make me repeat, because itll all be in vain anyway.

    Yesterday 8:23pm Reply
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