Visual-kei survivors Dir En Grey resurfaced last week with a new live DVD and Blu-ray, Dum Spiro Spero At Nippon Budokan. Filmed over two nights back in March, the double-disc set contains both concerts in full. The limited edition also boasts assorted extras and behind-the-scenes footage, plus a bonus CD featuring alternate versions of most songs from 2011's Dum Spiro Spero.

Dir En Grey also recently announced plans for their ninth studio album. The as-yet untitled record is slated for release sometime in November. More details as we get them.








Source: direngrey.co.jp
Band profile: Dir En Grey
 
Posted: 24.07.2014 by Ruchesko



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BlackEssence - 24.07.2014 at 18:13  
It's NOT VISUAL KEI!!!!
Troy Killjoy - 24.07.2014 at 18:31  
Written by BlackEssence on 24.07.2014 at 18:13
It's NOT VISUAL KEI!!!!

Isn't it? From what I understand they fit the bill perfectly. The rest of the online world seems to agree with that as well.
Ozman - 24.07.2014 at 18:39  
Written by BlackEssence on 24.07.2014 at 18:13

It's NOT VISUAL KEI!!!!



If it isn't then what is it? Like Troy said, it fits the visual kei bill perfectly.
shadowdragonfly1 - 24.07.2014 at 19:07  
Written by Ozman on 24.07.2014 at 18:39

If it isn't then what is it? Like Troy said, it fits the visual kei bill perfectly.


The problem is that visual kei doesn't describe their music, just their style in clothing, haicuts, performance, dancing and other visual aspects. Visual Kei could range from pop, rock, glam, electronica, power metal to extreme metal.
Now, How should we describe DIR EN GREY? its difficult to put them in a genre, so just lets say they do experimental metal
Troy Killjoy - 24.07.2014 at 19:14  
Written by shadowdragonfly1 on 24.07.2014 at 19:07
The problem is that visual kei doesn't describe their music, just their style in clothing, haicuts, performance, dancing and other visual aspects. Visual Kei could range from pop, rock, glam, electronica, power metal to extreme metal.
Now, How should we describe DIR EN GREY? its difficult to put them in a genre, so just lets say they do experimental metal

That's why they're referred to as visual kei, the same reason why glam rock bands are referred to as glam rock. It's a stylistic tag, not a genre.

As for their style, I'm pretty sure electronic/alternative metal is more appropriate than experimental metal.
Ruchesko - 24.07.2014 at 19:20  
Written by BlackEssence on 24.07.2014 at 18:13

It's NOT VISUAL KEI!!!!

Hence "visual kei survivors" - I was referring to the movement, not the supposed "genre" of visual-kei, which I agree doesn't actually exist.
BlackEssence - 25.07.2014 at 11:38  
THey don't look like clowns from visual kei movement. Even they don't describe themselfs like this anymore.
Troy Killjoy - 25.07.2014 at 14:36  
Written by BlackEssence on 25.07.2014 at 11:38
THey don't look like clowns from visual kei movement. Even they don't describe themselfs like this anymore.

Maybe they no longer look the part but they're generally considered to be one of the most iconic bands in the scene.

Also, just because a band describes themselves as something doesn't make it true.

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