Agitated Screams of Maggots
|"Agitated Screams of Maggots"|
|Single by Dir En Grey|
|from the album The Marrow of a Bone|
|Released||November 15, 2006
(See release history)
|Recorded||Studio Innig, Sony Music Studios, Studio Fine (1)
Nippon Budokan, July 31/August 1, 2006 (2, 3, 4)
|Label||Firewall Div./SMEJ (JP)
|Producer(s)||Dir En Grey|
|Dir En Grey singles chronology|
"Agitated Screams of Maggots" is a single released by Dir en grey on November 15, 2006 in Japan and later in Europe and the United States. The limited edition comes housed in a paper casing and includes a sticker. The title track is followed by three live songs, recorded during the It Withers and Withers and Inward Scream tours at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. The single was later featured on their sixth studio album, The Marrow of a Bone.
The version released in the United States, collaboratively between Warcon and Fontana, was exclusively sold through For Your Entertainment, and marketed as an EP. A live recording of "Agitated Screams of Maggots" is featured on the "Dozing Green" single. An unplugged version of "Agitated Screams of Maggots" is featured on the single "Glass Skin". This is the last release in which the artist's name is stylised as "Dir en grey".
All lyrics written by Kyo, all music composed by Dir En Grey.
|1.||"Agitated Screams of Maggots"||2:59|
|2.||"Kodoku ni Shisu, Yueni Kodoku. [Live]" (孤独に死す、故に孤独。[Live])||3:52|
|3.||"Spilled Milk [Live]"||3:57|
- Yasushi "Koni-Young" Konishi – recording, mixing
- Yasman – mastering
- Dynamite Tommy – executive producer
- Keita Kurosaka – cover art
- Yuuichi Fukada – art direction
- Kazuya Nakajima, Yasuyuki Kanoi – live recording
|Japan||November 15, 2006|
|Europe||December 1, 2006|
|United States||January 9, 2007|
The music video for the song is entirely animated, with only a short animated portrayal of the band members. It is created by Keita Kurosaka and done in his characteristically full traditional animation with ero guro-inspired motifs. It has been shown as a film at festivals such as the 2007 International Film Festival Rotterdam for its "animation based on their music exemplifying his fascination for violence and relationships".
- "U.S. release announcement". warconent.com. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
- ""Dozing Green" at CDJapan". cdjapan.co.jp. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
- "Dir En Grey / Glass Skin [Limited Edition]" (Catalogue). cdjapan.co.jp. Neowing. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-07-04.
- "IFFR 2007 entry". filmfestivalrotterdam.com. Retrieved 2008-04-18.