DIR EN GREY New Single "The Devil In Me" Release

To love is to hate. To Dir is to en Grey. Especially with the band that is so important to me/us.

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I just want production that doesn’t sound like ass. Honestly their music is still pretty good, even if it’s not as good as their peak.
But that’s not saying much, most bands in the VK scene, even the new ones, are even more boring and more derivative.

I expect the single to be decent, who knows about their next album though.

Don’t tempt me with a good time.

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it’s the :sparkles: dire energy :sparkles: for me

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Codependent Relationships in Visual Kei and JRock fandoms, and the analysis of clinically significant symptoms associated with not receiving the anticipated dosage of resentment from a new release [ peer reviewed, 2024, pubmed ]

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Dir en Grey’s releases have always been good and bad. We should make up a new word just to decribe how we feel about Dir en Grey’s music. A word that combines good and bad, like… GOOAD. Yes, Dir en Grey’s music is GOOAD

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What recent deg single can really be considered bad? I know many didn’t like ningen wo kaburu but the chorus is still really catchy imo.

Also everyone ‘hating’ on deg are fans, non fans/ppl who don’t give a shit wouldn’t bother.

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god I fucking wish

Just talking about the title songs themselves, they’ve all been okay. The last one I didn’t like all that much was LOTUS just because it’s so formulaic. It was just GLASS SKIN but more boring (in my opinion, sorry).
Many of the more recent singles have been completely unsurprising. They leave me feeling “that was a DEG song”. Nothing too spectacular or experimental, just playing by the book and being safe. The World of Mercy was a bit of an outlier in that respect, although it’s more of a non-album track rather than what’s traditionally regarded as a more radio-friendly ‘single’. It’s odd that Ranunculus wasn’t chosen instead given that it’s obvious single-material.

Hageshisa to… and SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH are miserably overplayed to the point where I roll my eyes (and sometimes skip) when they appear on live releases. But they’re not bad songs.

The last truly terrible b-side on a single was probably the Revelation of mankind remix. I like remixes usually, especially when they’re creative. Not… that.

@seelentau The Utafumi single may be missing from degwiki.

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@seelentau The Utafumi single may be missing from degwiki.

Ah yes, this is due to how the wiki operates: It’s essentially a “lyrics wiki” (because it originally came from the lyrics-wikia on FANDOM, which is now gone). So the lyrics are the baseline. Which means, I only add releases if they come with at least one song with unique lyrics.

Utafumi actually had a release page, until The Insulated World was released. As an album basically “overwrites” a single, I deleted the page for the single.
If the Utafumi single came with a song with new lyrics, like Ningen o kaburu or Oboro did, or if the album and single versions of Utafumi itself had different lyrics, I wouldn’t have deleted the release page.

Even 19990120 had no release page until the day of release, because I didn’t know if the songs would get new lyrics.
So for the Devil In Me single, if the album version should turn out to have the same lyrics, AND the b-side has no new lyrics either, this page will be deleted: The Devil In Me (2024) - DEGwiki

Of course this rule is not set in stone, there’s always exceptions, mostly with sukekiyo and PuchiBura.
But I’ve been thinking of adding the missing releases to the wiki at some point. Maybe it’s finally time to do that.

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34th SINGLE
『The Devil In Me』
収録内容解禁
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DIR EN GREYにとって34作品目となりますNEW SINGLE『The Devil In Me』が2024年4月24日(水)に発表されることが決定いたしました。
表題曲となる新曲「The Devil In Me」は、前作『19990120』制作を通して改めて過去と対峙した経験を糧に、今のDIR EN GREYの全てを詰め込んだ渾身の作品となります。カップリングには1999年に発表されたシングルより「Cage」「予感」の2曲を再構築し収録いたします。

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So its a new song + 2 remakes type of single??

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Tracklist:

  1. The Devil In Me
  2. Cage
  3. 予感 (Yokan)

https://twitter.com/DIRENGREY_JP/status/1760609207131455716

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English post on their offocial facebook page.

Details eng:

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At this point, all we need are Schweinの椅子, raison detre, 304号室、白死の桜, and MASK and we have a full GAUZE re-recording!

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Well, they also can re-record Tsumi to Batsu properly, but yeah!

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Just wait for them to announce the next single with Schwein and 304 and GAUZE -2024 ver.- for autumn with all re-recorded tracks including the two missing ones lol

Thats interesting new release. i am looking forward to hear these re-recoding!

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They finally decided to remake Cage…

oh boy, this gonna be interesting