JRock247’s Best J-Rock Album Covers 2018

Check out JRock247′s best J-Rock album/single jackets for 2018, chosen by JRock247 contributors David Cirone, Michelle Minikhiem, Marc Bowie, and Nhu Nguyen. Click here to view the full list, including BAND-MAID, DIR EN GREY, Kaya, Man with a Mission, SCANDAL, Mary’s Blood, and many more!

LUNATIC FEST. 2018 (Live Report Pt. 4) – SID, DIR EN GREY

LUNATIC FEST. 2018 June 23, 2018 Live report by Meiko Kikuta SID As the time came for the big visual kei bands to perform, first on the list was SID. Vocalist MAO appeared on the MOON stage as his fans screamed his name. After some of the famous SID numbers like Uso, V.I.P, and Natsukoi, …

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DIR EN GREY reveals wild, horrific look for Ningen wo Kaburu

“Frankenstein in Streetwear” and “Avant-garde Zombie” might be the inspirations for Kyo and Kaoru in DIR EN GREY’s wicked new look for their upcoming single “Ningen wo Kaburu”, loosely translated to “wearing human skin”. The band’s 29th single, out April 25, includes the title song, a new version of “ASH” (originally released in 2000), and …

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DECAYS Interview and Live Report (December 2017)

DECAYS  Interview by Michelle Minikhiem December 2017 The band is called DECAYS. What’s the reason you chose this name?  DIE: Its a really, really stupid and trivial reason, so I’ll never say.

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DIR EN GREY has released a trio of preview videos for their upcoming 44-track Best album VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES, scheduled for release on January 2, 2018.

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DIR EN GREY to release Best album VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES in January

DIR EN GREY’s compilation album VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES will be released January 2, 2018, featuring 44 tracks spanning the band’s lengthy musical career.

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DIR EN GREY merchandise now available from Chaotic Harmony

Chaotic Harmony Imports has announced that official merchandise from DIR EN GREY will be available internationally via its online store. All merch is official and imported from Japan, including apparel, towels, bags, accessories, and more. The merch is available on the following page: https://www.chaotic-harmony.net/dir-en-grey/

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Best J-Rock on Spotify: Dir En Grey – Diabolos

Today’s best J-Rock track on Spotify: Dir En Grey – Diabolos

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DIR EN GREY – The Mayan 2015 Live Report

DIR EN GREY The Mayan November 5, 2015 Live Report by Nhu Nguyen DIR EN GREY can be a quiet group of men off stage, but on stage, they are restless. Likewise are the fans as exemplified by the crowd at the sold out Thursday night, November 5th show at the Mayan Theater in Los …

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DIR EN GREY Shinya – Interview (2015)

DIR EN GREY Shinya Interview by Nhu Nguyen November 11, 2015 DIR EN GREY is an enigmatic band. Their music career has expanded for almost 20 years with the same line up and an ever-evolving catalog of music. In support of their ninth album, ARCHE, DIR EN GREY returns to North America and Mexico for …

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