Uroboros (stylized UROBOROS) is the seventh studio album by Japanese metal band Dir En Grey. It was released on November 11, 2008, in the United States by The End Records and, due to the time difference, November 12, 2008, in Japan through Firewall and European releases by Gan-Shin. The album was remastered by Tue Madsen who also produced their following album Dum Spiro Spero.
DIR EN GREY – Uroboros. Label: Firewall Div. – SFCD-0058~62. Released: 12 Nov 2008. Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen.
A career defining work. Each phase has been successful in different ways and to varying degrees and now with their seventh proper album, Uroboros, the band may have just topped themselves. Even keeping in mind the group's constantly changing sound and direction, their style presented on Uroboros still feels unexpected. There are certain bands that just don't allow for easy comparison or description and Dir en grey makes such a task nigh impossible on this record. Relating their current sound to other groups or contemporaries proves relatively useless unless the notion of a ead-Mr.
UROBOROS by Dir en grey, released 11 November 2008 1. Sa Bir 2. Vinushka 3. Red Soil 4. Doukoku to Sarinu 5. Toguro 6. Glass Skin 7. Stuck Man 8. Reiketsu Nariseba 9. Ware, Yami Tote. 10. Bugaboo 11. Gaika, Chinmoku Ga Nemuru Goro 12. Dozing Green 13. Inconvenient Ideal 14. Glass Skin (Japanese Version) 15. Dozing Green (Japanese Version) DIR EN GREY, pioneers of the Japanese rock scene, have received international critical acclaim for their masterful lyrics, artfully complex music and dramatic stage shows.
This is the discography of Dir En Grey, a Japanese rock band. They have recorded ten original studio albums, three EPs and twenty nine singles in their twenty-one years together. Each of the band's releases has charted on Japan's Oricon charts. Dir En Grey made their earliest releases as an independent band with Free-Will, eventually signing a temporary deal with Warner Music Japan.
Japan's Dir en Grey have taken much of the indie metal world by storm over the last 11 years. Beginning as a wildly experimental pop band that first incorporated hard rock and heavy metal into their sound about three or four albums in, they've become an absolutely ferocious unit both on record and on stages worldwide. While their records have only recently seen release in the United States, it hardly matters in the digital age. Sony even reissued their Marrow of a Bone outing in 2007. Uroboros has all of the above in a seamless meld of lush textures, expansive dynamics, impeccably recorded sound, and above all brilliant musicianship. Kyo still writes his lyrics and sings almost exclusively in Japanese - almost all of the band's titles are in Japanese, as well. That said, the translated lyrics are in gray on black in the booklet in two-point type, readable only with a magnifying glass.
Recorded: Studio Innig, Sony Music Studios, Sound Crew Studio, Studio Fine, studio SUNSHINE, PRIME SOUND STUDIO FORM, Wang GuangRecLabs, TOWERSIDE, STUDIO, Somewhere, Studio KOLKHOZ.
- Manufactured By – Firewall Div.
- Distributed By – Sony Music Distribution (Japan) Inc.
- Bass – Toshiya
- Drums – Shinya
- Guitar – Die , 薫*
- Music By, Producer – DIR EN GREY
- Voice, Lyrics By – 京*
NotesIncludes a postcard that, when sent in along with the entrance ticket included in the first press version of the GLASS SKIN single, allowed the sender to participate in a lottery. The prices were a signed UROBOROS LP for 5 people, an original DIR EN GREY zippo lighter for 45 people, an original DIR EN GREY USB stick for 100 people and an original DIR EN GREY sticker for 150 people.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scan): 4529123000637
- Barcode (Text): 4 529123 000637
|SFCD-0065||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros (CD, Album)||Firewall Div.||SFCD-0065||Japan||2008|
|SFCD-0058~62||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros (Box, Ltd + CD, Album, Enh + CD + DVD, NTSC + 2xLP,)||Firewall Div.||SFCD-0058~62||Japan||2008|
|TE124-2||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros (CD, Album + DVD + Dlx, Ltd, Dig)||The End Records||TE124-2||US||2008|
|TE123||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros (CD, Album, Promo)||The End Records||TE123||US||2008|
|SFCD-0098||DIR EN GREY||Uroboros [Remastered & Expanded] (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Firewall Div.||SFCD-0098||Japan||2012|