DIR EN GREY Signs with The End Records; New Album Set for November Release

Premier Japanese heavy metal outfit DIR EN GREY announced today via MTV’s Headbangers Blog that they have signed with The End Records for the release of their seventh studio album. The album, as revealed by the band through Headbangers Blog, will be called Uroboros, an ancient symbol of “eternity,” and will be released on November 11th (11/12 in Japan through Firewall; 11/14 in Europe through Gan-Shin).

Guitarist Kaoru comments, “Musically, this record is much heavier, harder, and crazier than The Marrow of a Bone, [b]ut you will also find songs with beautiful melodies.” Uroboros (literally, “tail-devourer”) is an ancient and nearly universal concept of cyclicality or infinity typically depicted as a serpent swallowing its own tail.

CD Digipak + DVD

01. “Sa Bir
02. “Vinushka
03. “Red Soil
04. “Doukoku To Sarinu
05. “Toguro
06. “Glass Skin
07. “Stuck Man
08. “Reiketsu Nariseba
09. “Ware, Yami Tote…
10. “Bugaboo
11. “Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Koro
12. “Dozing Green
13. “Inconvenient Ideal
14. “Dozing Green” (JP)
15. “Glass Skin” (JP)

Bonus DVD:
01. “Repetition Of Hatred
02. “Agitated Screams Of Maggots
03. “Hydra-666-
04. “Dead Tree
05. “Dozing Green

Tour08 The Rose Trims Again with THE HUMAN ABSTRACT
11/05/08 Wed @ Revolution, Ft. – Lauderdale, FL
11/07/08 Fri @ The Club @ Firestone – Orland, FL
11/08/08 Sat @ Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
11/10/08 Mon @ Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
11/11/08 Tue @ The Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
11/12/08 Wed @ Wilbur Theatre – Boston, MA
11/14/08 Fri @ Terminal 5 – New York, NY
11/15/08 Sat @ Le Medley – Montreal, QU
11/16/08 Sun @ Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
11/18/08 Tue @ Clutch Cargo’s – Pontiac, MI
11/19/08 Wed @ House of Blues – Chicago, IL
11/20/08 Thu @ First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
11/22/08 Sat @ The Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
11/23/08 Sun @ Pop’s – Sauget, IL
11/25/08 Tue @ House of Blues – Houston, TX
11/26/08 Wed @ Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
11/28/08 Fri @ Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
11/29/08 Sat @ The Wiltern LG – Los Angeles, CA
11/30/08 Sun @ Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
12/02/08 Tue @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/03/08 Wed @ The Showbox – Seattle, WA
12/04/08 Fri @ Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO

5 thoughts on “DIR EN GREY Signs with The End Records; New Album Set for November Release

  1. I haven’t been following them that much lately. I was surprised to see them mentioned as a metal band though. Metal is pretty specific to certain musical qualities which I don’t think and Dir En Grey resembles.

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