NEW MINI ALBUM『THE UNRAVELING』2013.4.3 RELEASE 

The "shinka" discovered at the end of unprecedented times.

DIR EN GREY who continues to storm not only Japan but the world, will be releasing a Mini Album "THE UNRAVELLING" with 7 new songs in April 3, 2013, just 4 months after their new single "RINKAKU" (released December 19, 2012)

With this ini Album, experience "shinka: Evolution / Depth / Genuinity" of  DIR EN GREY, a band that penetrates originality, possesing a core unrelented by time.

■LATEST NEWS■
[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] Special LIVE Details updated up
◆Main Track 'Unraveling' 15sec Audio Teaser Released! #1 | #2
Design for "THE UNRAVELING" Store Only Bonus Item confirmed!
Looking for reviewers to attend a Pre-release Listening Party for NEW MINI ALBUM "THE UNRAVELING"
"THE UNRAVELING" cover art and details for the bonus DVD that comes with the Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version Revealed!!
[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] Bonus footage content Announcement Part 2!  

『THE UNRAVELING』OFFICIAL BOOK「MINERVA -THE UNRAVELING-」will be released! 

■Track List■

[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] 3 DISCS (2CD+DVD)
DISC 1 : CD
01. Unraveling
02. KARMA
03. KASUMI
04. KARASU
05. Bottom of the death valley
06. Unknown.Despair.Lost
07. THE FINAL

DISC 2 : CD
01. MACABRE
02. Unraveling (Unplugged Ver.)
03. THE FINAL (Unplugged Ver.)

DISC 3 : DVD
01. RINKAKU (Shot In One Take)
02. Kiri To Mayu (Shot In One Take)
03. Shitataru Mourou [LIVE]
  *Live Take at TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM HALL A on December 25, 2012
04. Juuyoku [LIVE]
  *Live Take at TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM HALL A on December 25, 2012
05. INTERVIEW ON THE UNRAVELING
06. THE UNRAVELING (Scenes From Recording)

SFCD-0117~119 ¥7,350 (tax in)

Order Deadline for [Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version]: 11 February, 2013
***This edition is very limited so please send in your orders before the deadline to ensure your purchase

*2 Release Bonus Item Redemption Postcard Inside! (for purchase of SINGLE 'RINKAKU' & MINI ALBUM 'THE UNRAVELING' [Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version])


[Initial Limited Version] 2 DISCS (CD+DVD)
DISC 1 : CD
01. Unraveling
02. KARMA
03. KASUMI
04. KARASU
05. Bottom of the death valley
06. Unknown.Despair.Lost
07. THE FINAL

DISC 2 : DVD
THE UNRAVELING (Scenes From Recording)

SFCD-0120~121 ¥3,150 (tax in)

*2 Release Bonus Item Redemption Postcard Inside! (for purchase of SINGLE 'RINKAKU' & MINI ALBUM 'THE UNRAVELING' [Initial Limited Version])


[Original Version] CD Only
01. Unraveling
02. KARMA
03. KASUMI
04. KARASU
05. Bottom of the death valley
06. Unknown.Despair.Lost
07. THE FINAL

SFCD-0122 ¥2,625 (tax in)


***Please note that the included tracks, track listing and packaging detail may differ from the final product without prior notification.

Manufactured by FIREWALL DIV.
Distributed by Sony Music Distribution(Japan)Inc.

Design for "THE UNRAVELING" Store Only Bonus Item confirmed!

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*Number of bonus items are limited, offer valid while stocks last
* Please contact the respective and participating outlets/stores for enquiries on bonus item

 

Looking for reviewers to attend a Pre-release Listening Party for NEW MINI ALBUM "THE UNRAVELING"

We will be having a pre-release Listening Party for the NEW MINI ALBUM "THE UNRAVELING" due out on April 3, 2013. We are calling out to 「a knot」 members who are interested in writing a review on the album. This is your chance to listen to "THE UNRAVELLING" before its release in an excellently equipped studio.

At the event, you will be able to listen to the new title track from the album "Unraveling" and 1 of the rearranged tracks (you will not be able to choose song preference), a total of 2 songs. Your review will be used for promotional purposes over the DIR EN GREY OFFICIAL SITE, DIR EN GREY OFFICIAL Twitter, DIR EN GREY OFFICIAL LINE, in the Fanclub Newsletter "Hairo no Ginka", 「a knot」only site, etc.

[Date] 2013/3/30(sat) 14:00~16:00(TBC)
※Listening Party, you will be asked to leave after your review is done
[Venue] In the metropolitan area (Location will only be disclosed to Invitees)
[Invitees] approx. 60 people
[Application Timeframe] Today - 2013/3/24(sun) 23:59PM

Please check the 「a knot」only site for details o how you can send in your application for this event.
The band members of DIR EN GREY will not be present at this event.

 

"THE UNRAVELING" cover art and details for the bonus DVD that comes with the Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version Revealed!!

Cover artwork to the new mini album "THE UNRAVELING" (released on April 3, 2013) is now revealed.
The cover features original artwork by artist and sculptor Yasuyuki Nishio. This intriguing artwork is the result of the fusion between DIR EN GREY's expressions to this day with Yasuyuki Nishio's perspective of the world, bringing forth yet another release that exhibits an overwhelming sense of existence.

[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] [Initial Limited Version] [Original Version]

 

Production work on the bonus DVD (DISC 3) that comes with the Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version just came to an end and we have in total 1hour 48minutes worth of footage just for you. On top of the 4 tracks that were previously announced, the band talks about the tracks on "THE UNRAVELING" including the bonus track "MACABRE" available only on the Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version. This is your chance to experience and delve deeper into this new release through the "INTERVIEW ON THE UNRAVELING" video interviews, where you get to see the band and hear their honest and open opinions on "THE UNRAVELING".

INTERVIEW ON THE UNRAVELING
 Kaoru talks about「Unraveling」
 Die talks about「KASUMI」
 Toshiya talks about「Bottom of the death valley」
 Shinya talks about「Unknown.Despair.Lost」
 Kyo talks about「THE FINAL」

In the "THE UNRAVELING (Scenes From Recording)" bonus footage available on both the Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version and Initial Limited Version you will go behind-the-scenes with DIR EN GREY in the studio as mix and mastering engineer Tue Madsen speaks about the band's attitude towards their music and releases. In addition, footage from the band's photo shoot, which is rarely made public, is included. This is your chance to get an in-depth glimpse into the band's work and activities.

 

『THE UNRAVELING』[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] Bonus footage content Announcement Part 2!

New content revealed for the bonus disc (DISC 3) of NEW MINI ALBUM『THE UNRAVELING』[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] to be released April 3, 2013
In addition to the behind-the-scene footages from the recording studio 「THE UNRAVELING (Scenes From Recording)」, a special interview with the band, who almost never does TV interviews, where they speak in detail about one song from 『THE UNRAVELING』 in 「Interview & Documentary Footage]; included on this disc are footages shot in one take of "RINKAKU" and the newly re-recorded "Kiri To Mayu" along with the live footages of "Shitataru Mourou" and "Juuyoku" from the last show on the 'TOUR2012 IN SITU' shot at TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM Hall A on December 25, 2012; a total of 4 new videos!
The interview and 4 new videos mentioned above will only be available on the [Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version].

DISC 3 : DVD
01. RINKAKU (Shot In One Take)
02. Kiri To Mayu (Shot In One Take)
03. Shitataru Mourou [LIVE] *Live take at TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM on December 25, 2012
04. Juuyoku [LIVE] *Live take at TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM on December 25, 2012
05. INTERVIEW ON THE UNRAVELING
06. THE UNRAVELING (Scenes From Recording)


『THE UNRAVELING』[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] Special LIVE for purchasers of this version!

※Please refer to the Information Sheet enclosed in 『THE UNRAVELING』[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] (SFCD-0117~119) for instructions on how to obtain tickets to this special LIVE
※More information about the LIVE will be available soon

 

『THE UNRAVELING』OFFICIAL BOOK「MINERVA -THE UNRAVELING-」 will be released!

「MINERVA -THE UNRAVELING-」, the official companion book to the upcoming mini album will be released simultaneously with the MINI ALBUM『THE UNRAVELING』and available for purchase at the OFFICIAL ON-LINE SHOP "Deadly Claris". From unreleased photos, solo & band interview, special dialogue, all 3 forms of artwork to an introduction to the design process, this is a complete and extensive official companion book. You will receive an A4-sized bonus sticker with purchase from the OFFICIAL ON-LINE SHOP "Deadly Claris".

〔Release〕 April 3, 2013
〔Price〕¥3,000 (tax in)
〔Specifications〕 A4 size / 124 pages / full color (TBC)
〔Publisher / Sale 〕 sun-krad Co., Ltd.

【ON-LINE SHOP Purchase Bonus 】 A4-sized sticker

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