DIR EN GREY’s 29th single Ningen wo Kaburu (人間を被る) artwork has been revealed, centring around a naked mother and child on a dining table. The single is due out on April 25 in a variety of editions, each with three songs—Ningen wo Kaburu, Ash, and a live version of Utafumi (詩踏み) from Zepp Tokyo on October 12, 2017.

DIR EN GREY has also released a new band photo to accompany the announcement which has baffled some fans, thanks to Kyo’s alternative direction in clothing. “Once again, Kyo and Toshiya both manage to confuse me with their outfits” and “Can we talk about this photo please?” were some comments on the official Facebook post. I too was confused at first but quickly realised this is the essence of being a pioneering visual artist. To push artistic boundaries, you must try something outside of the norm, so I say power to Kyo and I hope he continues down this adventurous fashion route.

The new look for the whole band, on the whole, is a mismatch of assorted styles leaving just the lighting and photography to tie them all together. This may potentially be intentional as a clue for a narrative for Ningen wo Kaburu, but this could just be wishful thinking on my part as a long-time DIR EN GREY follower. For now, let’s wait and see how this all plays out.

Ningen wo Kaburu

Regular edition

CD

  1. Ningen wo Kaburu (人間を被る)
  2. Ash
  3. Utafumi (詩踏み) [LIVE] *Live Take at Zepp Tokyo on October 12, 2017

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Limited edition

CD

  1. Ningen wo Kaburu (人間を被る)
  2. Ash
  3. Utafumi (詩踏み) [LIVE] *Live Take at Zepp Tokyo on October 12, 2017

DVD/Blu-ray

  1. Un deux
    TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of KISOU]
    2016.11.08 CLUB CITTA’ [FEMALE LIMITED] -「a knot」 & ONLINE only-
  2. Revelation of mankind
    TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of UROBOROS]
    2017.02.10 Tokyo International Forum, Hall A
  3. Sustain the untruth(TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of Withering to death.] 2017.10.12 Zepp Tokyo -「a knot」& ONLINE only-
  4. <IN-STUDIO FOOTAGE>
  5. Ningen wo Kaburu (人間を被る)  Scenes From Recording

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Limited special edition

CD

  1. Ningen wo Kaburu (人間を被る)
  2. Ash
  3. Utafumi (詩踏み) [LIVE] *Live Take at Zepp Tokyo on October 12, 2017

DVD/Blu-ray

  1. Chain repulsion
    TOUR14 PSYCHONNECT -mode of “GAUZE”?-
    2014.08.30 Shinkiba STUDIO COAST (Additional performances)
  2. Magayasou (禍夜想)
    TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of VULGAR]
    2016.07.01 Shinkiba STUDIO COAST
  3. Phenomenon
    TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of DUM SPIRO SPERO]
    2016.09.23 Hokuto culture hall
  4. Un deux
    TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of KISOU]
    2016.11.08 CLUB CITTA’ [FEMALE LIMITED] -「a knot」 & ONLINE only-
  5. Revelation of mankind
    TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of UROBOROS]
    2017.02.10 Tokyo International Forum · Hall A
  6. Midwife
    TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of THE MARROW OF A BONE]
    2017.04.18 Zepp Nagoya
  7. Uroko (鱗)
    TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of MACABRE]
    2017.07.26 Nakano Sun Plaza
  8. Sustain the untruth
    TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of Withering to death.]
    2017.10.12 Zepp Tokyo -「a knot」 & ONLINE only- (Additional performances)
  9. <IN-STUDIO FOOTAGE>
  10. Ningen wo Kaburu (人間を被る)  Scenes From Recording

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