DIR EN GREY (formerly stylized as Dir en grey) is a Japanese alternative metal
/ avant-garde metal
band formed in Osaka, Japan in 1997 from the disbanded visual kei
, that have maintained a consistent lineup of 京
(Kyo) on vocals, 薫 (Kaoru) and Die on guitar, Toshiya on bass and Shinya on drums. Originally a visual kei
band, the band has dropped that style since around 2005 when they released their fifth full-length album, Withering to death.
(as of recently reacquired their visual kei aesthetic). Their musical style is difficult to determine; throughout their rel… read more