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

DIR EN GREY Announce Fall U.S. Headlining Tour

DIR EN GREY are returning to the U.S. this fall with openers, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT. Here are the details from the band:

“This fall, DIR EN GREY will return to North America for a headlining tour with special guests, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT

“As a special gift to fans, a pre-order has been setup with a select allotment of tickets for all shows (US and Canada)…

“Most are onsale now, and the additional shows will post throughout the day today.

“Click HERE for all tour dates, ticketing links, and additional tour information.

“Additional information coming on the tour as the day continues…”

GOD FORBID Announce Tour with GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS; Launch New Episode of GFTV

New Jersey’s GOD FORBID will be heading out on the Revolver-sponsored headlining trek, dubbed “The Chains of Humanity” tour with GOATWHORE and MNEMIC. The line-up is rounded out with ARSIS, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT (who will be on the tour from Jan 4th-31st) and BYZANTINE (from Feb 1st-18th).

To prepare fans for the tour, the band has teamed up with broadband video-on-demand site MetalInjection.tv for a weekly series called “GFTV.” In the latest clip, the band addresses the recent comments made by Cosmo Kramer. See how the band reacts to random droppings of the N word, as they are interviewed by Original Black from AATV.

Watch the clip, as well as all the previous episodes of GOD FORBID TV on the GFTV channel exclusively at www.metalinjection.tv/gftv.

01/04 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
01/05 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
01/06 Mark’s Place – Bedford, NH
01/07 B.B. King’s – New York, NY
01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
01/10 I-Rock – Detroit, MI
01/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
01/12 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
01/13 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
01/14 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
01/15 Reverb – Cedar Falls, IA
01/16 Static Bar – Topeka, KS
01/17 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
01/19 Gravity Room – Portland, OR
01/20 The Showbox – Seattle, WA (Seattle Metal Festival)
01/21 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
01/22 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
01/23 Bourbon Street – Concord, CA
01/24 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
01/25 Showcase Theatre – Corona, CA
01/26 The Sets – Tempe, AZ
01/27 The Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
01/28 Chic’s Bar – El Paso, TX
01/29 The Sanctuary – San Antonio, TX
01/30 Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
01/31 Walter’s on Washington – Houston, TX

02/02 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/03 The Handlebar – Greenville, SC
02/04 Thee Imperial – Jacksonville, FL
02/05 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
02/06 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
02/07 The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
02/09 The Mad Hatter – Covington, KY
02/10 The Muse – Nashville, TN
02/11 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
02/12 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
02/13 Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
02/14 Huntington Music Hall – Huntington, WV
02/15 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
02/16 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
02/17 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
02/18 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
02/20 Middle East Restaurant/Night Club – Cambridge, MA
02/21 Fou Founes Electriques – Montreal, QC