Photo highlights from Dir En Grey's set on the Zippo Encore Stage at Download Festival 2013.
Dir en grey are still way ahead of the game...
Our descent into the world of madness begins surreptitiously enough with an unsettling journey into darkness of ‘Kyoukotsu No Nari’ before the dour ‘The Blossoming Beelzebub’ wrenches the tension tight on its way up from Hell. The Devil finally takes a hold on ‘Different Sense’ and we’re off on a satisfyingly challenging, perpetually writhing musical beast that sees Dir en grey at their best. It’s far from easy listening but it’s an approach that’s won them legions of devoted fans in the process and comes close to reducing many of their peers to nothing more than musical footnotes in the larger scheme of things.
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Highlights from Dir En Grey's set at Sonisphere 2010, captured for Rock Sound by Zen Inoya.
We all need a break. Yeah, even us. But while we recharge the batteries, why not take a look at what we've done over the past 12 months, hmmm?
There's been some actual news this week. The Movielife reformed, Fightstar returned from hiatus, and then there was Emoji Artworks. But sadly, today is our last #notthenews round-up of 2014. Try to hold back those tears while we recap all of this week's nonsense.