July 15, 2015 — DIR EN GREY have announced their first North American tour in support of their latest album, Arche. The band will hit major U.S. cities as well as one show each in Canada and Mexico.
August 7, 2014 — Tokyo, Japan’s DIR EN GREY have announced that the follow up to Dum Spiro Spero, entitled Arche, will be released in late 2014. The band breaks down the details:
January 26, 2012 — After recently wrapping up a U.S. headlining tour, DIR EN GREY are set to return to the U.S. supporting ASKING ALEXANDRIA and TRIVIUM on the Still Reckless Tour.
October 5, 2011 — DIR EN GREY has been candid about their feelings on the current state of their native country, wanting to know about the high radiation levels have been detected after this year’s nuclear disaster that followed the massive earthquake and tsunami.
September 2, 2011 — DIR EN GREY recently wrapped up a successful 12-date run in Europe. Now the band is gearing up for South America before finishing off the year here in North America.
August 12, 2011 — With their fourth official release in North America, DIR EN GREY continue to break new ground and reach out to an ever growing fan base.
July 29, 2011 — DIR EN GREY have announced that they will give fans an exclusive preview of their new album, Dum Spiro Spero. The album, out on The End Records on August 2, 2011, will stream in its entirety on the band’s Myspace page (www.
July 7, 2011 — DIR EN GREY have posted their new hentai/horror-inspired video of “Different Sense” off of their latest record, Dum Spiro Spero here. Also, don’t forget to check out our review of the new album.
June 24, 2011 — After a big step in growth for DIR EN GREY in Uroboros, what Dum Spiro Spero holds is a great curiosity. If anything, Dum Spiro Spero is a big left turn from the path of its predecessor as well as the band’s back catalogue.
May 26, 2011 — DIR EN GREY will release their 8th studio album Dum Spiro Spero on August 2 on The End Records. Dum Spiro Spero is the follow up to Uroboros (check our review).
January 23, 2011 — Continuing the ramp up to the release of their new single, DIR EN GREY have uploaded a brief teaser of what will be the full length video for “Lotus.
July 14, 2010 — Japan’s DIR EN GREY and Finland’s APOCALYPTICA will be teaming up for a co-headlining tour that kicks off August 23rd in Toronto. Pre-order tickets and VIP packages go on sale this Friday, July 16th (via DIR EN GREY’s Internet Fan Community), and the public on-sale begins a week later on Friday, July 23rd.
September 29, 2009 — DIR EN GREY will be returning to North America for a short tour in November that includes two very special residencies; One 3-night stand in New York City, NY and one 2-night takeover of the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA.
August 31, 2009 — On October 27th, 2009, The End Records will release a brand new DVD from Japanese rockers DIR EN GREY. The DVD, entitled Average Blasphemy, is the first comprehensive collection of DIR EN GREY’s amazing music videos released in the United States.
February 27, 2009 — Japan’s DIR EN GREY are on schedule to release a new DVD, entitled Shinkiba, on April 28th in North America as a Japanese import only and in two versions–a standard edition and a limited edition with an alternate cover and two bonus discs.
February 6, 2009 — The North American release of DIR EN GREY’s DVD, A Knot Of, has been delayed due to a “manufacturing error.” The DVD has a new street date of February 24th via The End Records.
January 2, 2009 — We finally got off our asses and did it. It’s already the year 2009, but we’ve complied a list of our top albums of 2008. Compiling such a list is never easy, and 2008 was no exception.
December 6, 2008 — While they may be seven albums into their career, DIR EN GREY only show signs of growth and evolution for the better with their latest, Uroboros.
December 3, 2008 — DIR EN GREY, who recently landed at the top of **Billboard’**s Heatseekers chart, have planted their roots firmly in every region they have traversed, reaching out of Japan to the rest of the world and participating in world class festivals like Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Wacken Open Air, Family Values and more.
November 10, 2008 — Headbangers Blog premiered today DIR EN GREY’s new video for the song “Dozing Green,” the twelfth cut from the band’s forthcoming seventh studio effort, Uroboros. The video was directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Hiroyuki Kondo and took two and a half months to create from filming to post-production.
September 15, 2008 — 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.
August 11, 2008 — 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…
January 2, 2008 — It’s been a grossly successful 2007 for APESHIT, and though we find it hard pressed to make that same general claim for metal in 2007, a handful of albums did manage to leave a strong impression on us.
June 28, 2007 — During the past 10 years of their existence, DIR EN GREY have risen to become one of the biggest rock bands in the world. The band finally broke into the U.
April 21, 2007 — DIR EN GREY have announced that they will be opening for the DEFTONES on the band’s summer tour. The first show begins in June 6, 2007 in Providence, Rhode Island.
February 27, 2007 — Japan’s DIR EN GREY, further supplant their god-like status with their best album yet in Marrow of a Bone. With an ever growing rabid fanbase finally built in the last major country to yield to their power, the U.
January 9, 2007 — The new video for the title track of DIR EN GREY’s new EP, “Agitated Screams of Maggots,” is now online. The EP hit stores today. Watch the video here.
December 26, 2006 — Due to the increased demand, DIR EN GREY have announced that two additional tour dates have been added to their North American tour. New dates: 2/24/2007 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon 2/25/2007 - San Francisco, CA - The Filmore
November 22, 2006 — DIR EN GREY have announced that their new album, The Marrow of a Bone, will be released on February 7th, 2007 while the band will be in the middle of their first U.
November 14, 2006 — The inital batch of DIR EN GREY pre-sale tickets for their upcoming US tour sold out in less than 10 minutes. Some tickets still remain for a few shows.
November 11, 2006 — DIR EN GREY will be returning this Winter for their first headlining tour in the U.S. The tour will kick off February 1st in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the Revolution followed by an extensive 16 date run across the country.
September 19, 2006 — One of Japan’s biggest bands finally make the big leap to American audiences with Withering to Death. First off, those new to DIR EN GREY and Japanese rock/metal bands in general may have a hard time getting what is going on here.