Dir en grey

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DIR EN GREY (formerly stylized as "Dir en grey") is a Japanese band consisting of vocalist 京 (Kyo), guitarist and band leader 薫 (Kaoru), guitarist Die, bassist Toshiya and drummer Shinya. The band was formed on February 2, 1997, after performing one show as the 黒夢 cover-band DEATHMASK on January 24.
Except for Toshiya, the members already played together in one or more former bands, most notably La:Sadie's, the direct predecessor of DIR EN GREY. La:Sadie's disbanded on January 15, 1997.
The band name is a combination of German "dir", French "en" and English "grey" and was thought to mean "Grey Silver Coin" (灰色の銀貨 "Haiiro no Ginka" in Japanese). It was adapted from the song "Dir en gray" on Lareine's 2nd Demo. Except for Kaoru and Shinya, the band members use stage names.
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Albums

none Dir en grey - Missa album art Dir en grey Missa (MiniAlbum) EastWest Japan, Sol'Finsterre none Japan 1997 Sell This Version
AMCM-4440 Dir en grey - Gauze album art Dir en grey Gauze (Album) EastWest Japan AMCM-4440 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
none Dir en grey - Macabre album art Dir en grey Macabre (Album) Firewall Div. none Japan 2000 Sell This Version
none Dir en grey - 改-Kai- album art Dir en grey 改-Kai- (Album) Firewall Div. none Japan 2001 Sell This Version
SFCD-0015 Dir en grey - Six Ugly album art Dir en grey Six Ugly (MiniAlbum) Firewall Div. SFCD-0015 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
SFCD-0012 Dir en grey - 鬼葬 album art Dir en grey 鬼葬 (Album) Firewall Div. SFCD-0012 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
SFCD-0019~20 Dir en grey - Vulgar album art Dir en grey Vulgar (Album) Firewall Div. SFCD-0019~20 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
FWEAL-0001 Dir en grey - Withering To Death. album art Dir en grey Withering To Death. (Album) Firewall Div. FWEAL-0001 France 2005 Sell This Version
WRCN15 Dir en grey - The Marrow Of A Bone album art DIR EN GREY The Marrow Of A Bone (Album) Firewall Div. WRCN15 US 2007 Sell This Version
SFCD-0065 Dir en grey - Uroboros album art DIR EN GREY Uroboros (Album) Firewall Div. SFCD-0065 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
SK-011-D~SK-013-D Dir en grey - Tour09 Feast Of V Senses album art DIR EN GREY Tour09 Feast Of V Senses(2xDVD-V + CD + Club) sun-krad SK-011-D~SK-013-D Japan 2009 Sell This Version
TE204-1 Dir en grey - Dum Spiro Spero album art DIR EN GREY Dum Spiro Spero (Album) Firewall Div. TE204-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
SFCD-0117~119 Dir en grey - The Unraveling  album art DIR EN GREY The Unraveling (MiniAlbum) Firewall Div. SFCD-0117~119 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
SFCD-0136~138 Dir en grey - Arche album art DIR EN GREY Arche (Album) Firewall Div. SFCD-0136~138 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
SK-017-D~018-D Dir en grey - Tour14 Psychonnect -Mode Of “Gauze”?- album art DIR EN GREY Tour14 Psychonnect -Mode Of “Gauze”?- sun-krad SK-017-D~018-D Japan 2015 Sell This Version
SFCD-0229~231 Dir en grey - The Insulated World album art DIR EN GREY The Insulated World (Album) Firewall Div. SFCD-0229~231 Japan 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FWR-004 Dir en grey - Jealous album art Dir en grey Jealous (Single) Free-Will FWR-004 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
FWR005-CDS Dir en grey - -I'll- album art Dir en grey -I'll- (Single) Free-Will FWR005-CDS Japan 1998 Sell This Version
none Dir en grey - アクロの丘 album art Dir en grey アクロの丘 (Single) EastWest Japan none Japan 1999 Sell This Version
none Dir en grey - Cage album art Dir en grey Cage (Single) EastWest Japan none Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AMDM-6290 Dir en grey - ゆらめき album art Dir en grey ゆらめき (Single) EastWest Japan AMDM-6290 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AMDM-6300 Dir en grey - 予感 album art Dir en grey 予感(CD, Mini, Single) EastWest Japan AMDM-6300 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AMDM-6269 Dir en grey - 残-Zan- album art Dir en grey 残-Zan-(CD, Mini, Single) EastWest Japan AMDM-6269 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AMCM-4479 Dir en grey - 【KR】cube album art Dir en grey 【KR】cube (Maxi) EastWest Japan AMCM-4479 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
AMCM-4464 Dir en grey - 脈 album art Dir en grey (Maxi) EastWest Japan AMCM-4464 Japan 2000 Sell This Version

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Seelentau

Seelentau

January 23, 2018
21 years ago, on January 24, 1997, the band played their first ever show at Nagano Live House J. Back then, they called themselves DEATHMASK and performed Kuroyume cover songs. It was also the first show with Toshiya. So technically, since it's the 24th already in Japan, DEG is now 21 years old! :3
usnibrutski

usnibrutski

March 14, 2008
Never heard them actually live, but have seen the Family Values Tour 2006 dvd and I have to say... something different! They used to dress up and give away a whole show which is a certain style (Visual Kei), but turned to the normal side of metal. I do not really like the loud screams and singing in Dir En Grey, however they are something very different than I am used and that's a good thing! I was very suprised to see the singer fake a nosebleed on stage, but based on their site and the wikipedia site that's a left-over piece of show from their Visuel Kei days. All and all a show worth watching, but I do not think I will ever buy one of their cd's.

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