NEW SINGLE "RINKAKU" RELEASE 2012.12.19


This staggering track that could purify even the deepest of resentments is finally here.

Since the release of their 8th album "DUM SPIRO SPERO," the band went into hiatus following a vigorous touring schedule in Japan and abroad, and now a year and a half since their last single release, they are back with "RINKAKU" which will hit stores this December 19, 2012.
The track is unlike anything you have heard before, almost overturning the band's musical concept on a new scale, coming in with a range full of depth with Kyo's vocals that evoke classical elements in this beautiful and intricate melodic track which builds up dramatically with the intertwining guitars and bass.

The new single from DIR EN GREY will be released with two tracks which will include a new rendition of "Kiri to Mayu" previously released on the album 'MISSA' (25.07.1997) and a remix of "RINKAKU" by famed sound designer of horror game series 'Silent Hill,' Akira Yamaoka. Once again Tue Madsen came on as the Mix Engineer for this release after lending his unrivaled expertise on 'DUM SPIRO SPERO.'


■Information■
"RINKAKU" Artwork (Illustration) Exhibition up
"RINKAKU" Release Special Campaign! up
MUSIC CLIP: Message from Mr. Keita Kurosaka ('RINKAKU' MUSIC CLIP Director) up
Main Track 'RINKAKU (Promotion Edit Ver.)' MUSIC CLIP Released!
"RINKAKU" OFFICIAL BOOK NOW ON SALE!



■Track List■


[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] 2 DISCS (CD+DVD)

DISC 1 : CD
*Same track list on the Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version, Initial Limited Version, and Original Version.
01. RINKAKU  

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02. Kiri To Mayu
03. RINKAKU (Eternal Slumber Mix) [Remixed by Akira Yamaoka]

DISC 2 : DVD
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01. AMON
02. LOTUS
03. OBSCURE
04. Ruten No Tou
05. Akatsuki
06. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
07. THE BLOSSOMING BEELZEBUB
08. mazohyst of decadence
09. Tsumi To Batsu
10. "Yokusou Ni DREAMBOX" Aruiwa Seijuku No Rinen To Tsumetai Ame
11. DIFFERENT SENSE
12. DECAYED CROW

13. RINKAKU (Scenes From Recording)

Order Deadline for [Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version]: 16 October, 2012


SFCD-0107~108 2 DISCS (CD+DVD) ¥4,725 (tax in)

*One-piece BOX Packaging / Special Postcard / Spcial BOX-Size Sticker Included


[Initial Limited Version] 2 DISCS (CD+DVD)
DISC 1 : CD
*Same track list on the Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version, Initial Limited Version, and Original Version.
01. RINKAKU
02. Kiri To Mayu
03. RINKAKU (Eternal Slumber Mix) [Remixed by Akira Yamaoka]

DISC 2 : DVD
01. RINKAKU (Scenes From Recording)

SFCD-0109~110 2 DISCS (CD+DVD) ¥1,890 (tax in)

*Paper Sleeve & Paper Jacket Packaging / Special Sticker Included


[Original Version] CD Only
*Same track list on the Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version, Initial Limited Version, and Original Version.
01. RINKAKU
02. Kiri To Mayu
03. RINKAKU (Eternal Slumber Mix) [Remixed by Akira Yamaoka]

SFCD-0111 CD Only¥1,260 (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.


"RINKAKU" Artwork (Illustration) Exhibition

Reprints of the illustrations by Kyo used in the jacket of DIR EN GREY’s new single “RINKAKU” (to be released on December 19th, 2012) will be put on display for a limited time at 6 Tower Records stores nationwide!

Length of Exhibition:
18.12.2012 -

Participating Branches:
[Hokkaido] Tower Records Sapporo Pivot
[Tokyo] Tower Records Shibuya
[Tokyo] Tower Records Shinjuku
[Aichi] Tower Records Nagoya Kintetsu Pass’e
[Osaka] Tower Records Umeda NU Chayamachi
[Fukuoka] Tower Records Kurume

Enquiries
A reprint of the illustration is not same size as the original drawing.
Please contact the respective branch office directly for any enquiries.

"RINKAKU" Release Special Campaign!

To commemorate the release of New Single “RINKAKU” on December 19th, 2012, we are going to offer 10 lucky winners a chance to win reprints of Kyo’s illustrations (including artwork exhibited) used as the jacket artwork. All you have to do is submit your entries after purchasing any of the CD editions stated below.

◆Campaign Outline
Timeframe:19.12.2012(wed) – 31.12.2012(mon) [day of postmarked envelopes are valid]

Applicable products
“RINKAKU” Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version (SFCD-0107~108)  
“RINKAKU” Initial Limited Version (SFCD-0109~110)

How to enter
Paste the “Ouboken A” (応募券A) sticker firmly onto a postcard and fill up your name, address in Japan, telephone number, gender and tell us your opinion on the new single “RINKAKU”.  Send in the postcard in the allocated timeframe.
Each application with 1 “Ouboken A” (応募券A) sticker, originating from either “RINKAKU” Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version or “Rinkaku” Initial Limited Version, on a postcard counts as one entry.

【Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version】 【Initial Limited Version】

 

Send your entries to
FIREWALL DIV. / DIR EN GREY “RINKAKU” Application Campaign
Poste Restante
Akasaka Post Office
〒107-8880 Japan

Important Notice
※A reprint of the illustration is not same size as the original drawing.
※Domestic Shipment Only.
※You will be notified of your win at the time of delivery of your prize.
※You can send in as many entries as you wish.
※Please refrain from enquiring about the raffle or prize delivery times
※We will only use your personal information at the time of delivery in case of a win

MUSIC CLIP: Message from Mr. Keita Kurosaka ('RINKAKU' MUSIC CLIP Director)

This is the second time I have worked on a DIR EN GREY music clip, the first being on "Agitated Screams of Maggots"(2006). When I heard the new single "RINKAKU," the melody won me over and I was intoxicated by Kyo's vocals that reach out to the soul. For "Agitated Screams of Maggots" the focus was on anger and hatred and the images were overlaid on different opacities. On the other hand, for "RINKAKU" I put emphasis on creating a smooth flowing atmosphere and a sense of speed. From "RINKAKU" one can feel the requiem for lost ones and the love that seem to wrap around the living. You can call that a powerful admiration for life. Just like in my main line of work, in animation, you would say "to breathe life into." Especially for this video, I placed importance into simply bringing my rough pencil sketches that I initially drew in my sketchbook to life.

 

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