In 2022, the Japanese rock band DIR EN GREY celebrated its 25th anniversary. The band commemorated this milestone with a 14-stop tour nationwide across Japan. For those of us who couldn’t attend, or want to relive the exhilarating experience, the band will release live footage “25th Anniversary TOUR22 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________” on July 5. Not only that, but DIR EN GREY will also reissue their 11th studio album PHALARIS on vinyl the same day.

Relive the landmark tour from home

25th Anniversary TOUR22 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ includes footage from their Zepp Haneda shows, which took place on November 8 and 9, 2022.

The Limited edition includes bonus footage from the SHINJUKU BLAZE concert, held for fanclub members only on December 16, 2022. At this exclusive show, fans were allowed to scream out again for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. The Limited edition is available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats.

The Regular edition includes most of, but not all of the main live footage from November 8 and 9. It is only available in Blu-ray format. You can compare the differing track lists at the bottom of this post.

DIR EN GREY is received by adoring fans at SHINJUKU BLAZE on December 16, 2022.DIR EN GREY

A limited vinyl release

Vinyl collectors also have a reason to rejoice, as DIR EN GREY announced they will reissue their 11th album PHALARIS on vinyl on July 5! The LP is limited in quantity, so be sure to reserve yours as soon as you can. (This author, who is JROCK NEWS’ resident record collector already reserved their copy.)

PHALARIS will be the first analog record to be on general distribution by DIR EN GREY. This work, for which members meticulously chose the design and packaging, is going to be released on two discs of 180g vinyl.

Previous albums, 2011’s DUM SPIRO SPERO and 2008’s UROBORUS were released as two-disc, gatefold LPs in regular edition as well as limited edition box sets, which included the CD album as well as a bonus DVD. 2003 album VULGAR and major debut album, 1999’s Gauze were also released on vinyl, but are considered extremely rare. Last but not least, 2001 remix album KAI (改-Kai-) was released on vinyl, but was never available for sale. It was only issued as a prize during DIR EN GREY’s radio appearance on “All Night Nippon R” broadcasted on November 16, 2001. This one was signed and would be a miracle to find.

As for previous singles, 2019 single The World of Mercy was issued on a sexy red vinyl, sold exclusively on the Europe leg of their 2020 tour This Way to Self Destruction.

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Blu-ray
  1. MARMALADE CHAINSAW
    MARMALADE CHAINSAW
  2. THE IIID EMPIRE
    THE IIID EMPIRE
  3. C
    C
  4. DRAIN AWAY
    DRAIN AWAY
  5. Ash
    Ash
  6. T.D.F.F.
    T.D.F.F.
  7. Wake
    理由
  8. The Perfume of Sins
    The Perfume of Sins
  9. ain't afraid to die
    ain't afraid to die
  10. Machiavellism
    Machiavellism
  11. saku
    朔-saku-
  12. CHILD PREY
    CHILD PREY
  13. G.D.S.
    G.D.S.
  14. Schwein no isu
    Schweinの椅子
  15. Kodou
    鼓動
  16. [KR] cube
    [KR] cube
  17. JESSICA
    JESSICA
  18. THE FINAL
    THE FINAL
  19. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
    激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇
  20. RASETSUKOKU
    羅刹国
Blu-ray
  1. MARMALADE CHAINSAW
    MARMALADE CHAINSAW
  2. THE IIID EMPIRE
    THE IIID EMPIRE
  3. C
    C
  4. DRAIN AWAY
    DRAIN AWAY
  5. Ash
    Ash
  6. T.D.F.F.
    T.D.F.F.
  7. Wake
    理由
  8. OBSCURE
    OBSCURE
  9. The Perfume of Sins
    The Perfume of Sins
  10. Oboro
    朧
  11. 13
    13
  12. ain't afraid to die
    ain't afraid to die
  13. Machiavellism
    Machiavellism
  14. Kodoku ni shisu, yueni kodoku
    孤独に死す、故に孤独。
  15. Merciless cult
    Merciless cult
  16. saku
    朔-saku-
  17. CHILD PREY
    CHILD PREY
  18. G.D.S.
    G.D.S.
  19. Schwein no isu
    Schweinの椅子
  20. Kodou
    鼓動
  21. [KR] cube
    [KR] cube
  22. JESSICA
    JESSICA
  23. THE FINAL
    THE FINAL
  24. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
    激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇
  25. RASETSUKOKU
    羅刹国
Blu-ray
  1. G.D.S.
    G.D.S.
  2. saku
    朔-saku-
  3. C
    C
  4. Kodou
    鼓動
  5. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
    激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇
  6. RASETSUKOKU
    羅刹国
DVD
  1. MARMALADE CHAINSAW
    MARMALADE CHAINSAW
  2. THE IIID EMPIRE
    THE IIID EMPIRE
  3. C
    C
  4. DRAIN AWAY
    DRAIN AWAY
  5. Ash
    Ash
  6. T.D.F.F.
    T.D.F.F.
  7. Wake
    理由
  8. OBSCURE
    OBSCURE
  9. The Perfume of Sins
    The Perfume of Sins
  10. Oboro
    朧
  11. 13
    13
  12. ain't afraid to die
    ain't afraid to die
  13. Machiavellism
    Machiavellism
  14. Kodoku ni shisu, yueni kodoku
    孤独に死す、故に孤独。
  15. Merciless cult
    Merciless cult
  16. saku
    朔-saku-
  17. CHILD PREY
    CHILD PREY
  18. G.D.S.
    G.D.S.
  19. Schwein no isu
    Schweinの椅子
  20. Kodou
    鼓動
  21. [KR] cube
    [KR] cube
  22. JESSICA
    JESSICA
  23. THE FINAL
    THE FINAL
  24. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
    激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇
  25. RASETSUKOKU
    羅刹国
Blu-ray
  1. G.D.S.
    G.D.S.
  2. saku
    朔-saku-
  3. C
    C
  4. Kodou
    鼓動
  5. Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami
    激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇
  6. RASETSUKOKU
    羅刹国
Vinyl
  1. Schadenfreude
    Schadenfreude
  2. Oboro
    朧
  3. The Perfume of Sins
    The Perfume of Sins
  4. 13
    13
  5. Utsutsu, Bouga wo Kurau
    現、忘我を喰らう
  6. Ochita Koto no Aru Sora
    落ちた事のある空
  7. Mouai ni Shosu
    盲愛に処す
  8. Hibiki
    響
  9. Eddie
    Eddie
  10. Otogi
    御伽
  11. Kamui
    カムイ