DIR EN GREY surprised us today with the announcement of their 10th studio album titled The Insulated World! Take a deep breath, calm yourselves down, and mark your calendars on September 26, because this is really happening!
For those who didn’t fall off the chair yet, let us inform you that the album is already available for pre-order in four editions all around Japan and also at online stores such as CDJapan, HMV, and Amazon. No details regarding the tracklist has reached us yet, although what we know so far is that the regular edition comes with the main CD containing the songs, while first press limited edition adds a bonus CD on top of the main CD. Both deluxe editions will swap the standard CD format for a “Blu-spec CD2” format and also include a DVD (or Blu-ray), as well as a postcard to apply for a limited deluxe version of the band’s latest single Ningen wo Kaburu.
As a reminder of DIR EN GREY’s other activities, the band will be visiting Europe this October on their TOUR18 WEARING HUMAN SKIN. Attendants might be lucky to hear one of the newer songs live now that we know this will happen right after the new album drops.
The Insulated World sets the end of an agonizing drought for a full album from the five-piece metal band. Four long years since the release of their ninth album ARCHE. We are definitely very excited about this release but we want to hear your opinions! Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below, our social media, or our jrock chat at Discord.