Zan (Dir En Grey song)

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"-Zan-"
Zan (Dir en Gray album) coverart.jpg
Single by Dir En Grey
from the album Gauze
B-side "Yurameki S.N.Y. Mix"
Released 20 January 1999
Recorded One on One Recording North (Los Angeles)
Length 5:04 (original version)
4:29 (re-recorded version)
Label East West (AMDM-6269)
Songwriter(s) Kyo, Kaoru
Producer(s) Yoshiki
Dir En Grey singles chronology
"Yurameki"
(1999)
"-Zan-"
(1999)
"Cage"
(1999)
"Yurameki"
(1999)
"-Zan-"
(1999)
"Cage"
(1999)

"-Zan-" (残 -ZAN-) is a single released by Dir En Grey on 20 January 1999, simultaneously along with "Akuro no Oka" and "Yurameki", and is the third single from the band's debut studio album, Gauze. The single peaked at number 6 on the Oricon music charts in Japan.[1] -Zan- also appears as a re-recorded b-side on the single "Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami" from the band's eighth studio album, Dum Spiro Spero.

Music video[edit]

A music video was released for the single, being released in early 1999. The video switches between shots of the band performing on a platform and shots of macabre images, including several shots of vocalist Kyo's head on a plate placed on a shrine.[2]

Re-recorded version[edit]

A re-recorded version of "-Zan-" appeared as a b-side on the "Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami" single. The new version follows a more aggressive and a faster death metal style. A music video for the song was released 4 August 2011 and is a nearly shot-for-shot remake of the original.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Kyo.

No. Title Music Length
1. "-Zan-" (残 -ZAN-) Kaoru 5:04
2. "Yurameki S.N.Y. Mix" (ゆらめき "S.N.Y. Mix", remix by Gary Adante, Rob Arbittier, Eddie DeLena) Shinya 7:34

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CDTV PowerWeb! : Dir En Grey". tbs.co.jp (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Dir en grey-Zan (PV)". YouTube. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dir en grey-Zan PV 2011". YouTube. Retrieved 17 January 2014.