Dir En Grey discography

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Dir En Grey discography
Dir En Grey @ Maquinária Festival 11.jpg
Dir En Grey vocalist Kyo and drummer Shinya
Studio albums 9
Compilation albums 6
Music videos 7
EPs 3
Singles 29
Live videos 17

This is the discography of Dir En Grey, a Japanese rock band. They have recorded nine original studio albums, three EPs and twenty nine singles in their seventeen 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. Dir En Grey's earliest releases were self-produced, however they worked with a producer, X Japan drummer Yoshiki Hayashi, for a series of five singles preceding Gauze.

With the release of Macabre, Dir En Grey began to release cooperatively between Firewall Division, a subsidiary of Free-Will, and Sony Music Entertainment Japan. In 2005, Dir En Grey signed to the European label, Gan-Shin. The following year, they would release in the United States under Warcon Enterprises and Fontana Distribution, while being managed by Free-Will's American branch. On both foreign labels, the band's initial release was Withering to Death., and followed by The Marrow of a Bone. Their seventh album Uroboros is planned for both a European (Gan-Shin) and American release (The End Records).

Dir En Grey have made only one release on their independent label, Free-Will, since the major label debut; they released their music video compilation, Average Psycho through the independent label due to graphic content, not allowed by Sony.

Albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Notes
FIN JPN[1] United States United States Heat. United States Ind.
1999 Gauze N/A 5 [2] N/A N/A N/A
2000 Macabre N/A 4[3] N/A N/A N/A
2002 Kisō
  • Label: Firewall/SMEJ
  • Released: January 30, 2002
N/A 3[4] N/A N/A N/A
2003 Vulgar
  • Label: Firewall/SMEJ, Gan-Shin
  • Released: September 10, 2003
N/A 6[5] N/A N/A N/A
  • Released in Europe
  • Available in two editions: CD; CD+DVD
2005 Withering to Death.
  • Label: Firewall/SMEJ, Gan-Shin, Warcon/Fontana
  • Released: March 9, 2005
31[6] 8[7] 42[8]
  • First release in United States
2007 The Marrow of a Bone
  • Label: Firewall/SMEJ, Gan-Shin, Warcon/Fontana
  • Released: February 7, 2007
7[9] 8[10] 21[11]
  • Released in Europe and United States
  • Available in two editions: CD; 2-CD
2008 Uroboros
  • Label: Firewall/SMEJ, Gan-Shin, The End
  • Released: November 12, 2008
4[12] 114[13] 1[14] 9[15]
  • Released in Europe and United States
  • Available in three editions: CD; 2-CD; 2-CD+DVD+2-LP
2011 Dum Spiro Spero
  • Label: Firewall/SMEJ, Okami, The End
  • Released: August 2, 2011
40[16] 4[17] 135[18] 2[18] 22[18]
  • Released in Europe and United States
  • Available in two editions, CD and 2-CD+DVD+2-LP
2014 Arche
  • Label: Firewall/SMEJ, Okami
  • Released: December 10, 2014
4[19] N/A N/A N/A
  • Released in Europe; Released digitally in United States
  • Available in three editions: CD; 2-CD; 2-BluSpec CD+DVD or Blu-ray

"–" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Notes
FIN JPN[1] United States Heat. United States Ind.
1997 Missa N/A 93 N/A N/A
  • First release
2002 Six Ugly N/A 9 N/A N/A
2013 The Unraveling N/A 3 N/A N/A
  • Released in Europe; Released digitally in United States
  • Available in three editions: CD; CD+DVD; 2-CD+DVD

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Notes Album
SWE[20] JPN[21]
1998 "Jealous" N/A 38 No featured album
"-I'll-" N/A 7
1999 "Akuro no Oka" N/A 7
  • Simultaneous release
  • Major label debut singles
Gauze
"Yurameki" N/A 5
"-Zan-" N/A 6
"Cage" N/A 8
"Yokan" N/A 6
2000 "Myaku" N/A 8
  • First Re-recorded B-sides
Macabre
"[KR] Cube" N/A 6
"Taiyō no Ao" N/A 7
2001 "Ain't Afraid to Die" N/A 7 No featured album
"Filth" N/A 6 Kisō
"Jessica" N/A 9
"Embryo" N/A 9
2002 "Child Prey" N/A 8
  • Released simultaneously with Six Ugly
  • First live B-sides
Vulgar
2003 "Drain Away" N/A 8
"Kasumi" N/A 7
2004 "The Final" N/A 9 Withering to Death.
"Saku" N/A 6
2005 "Clever Sleazoid" 15 10 The Marrow of a Bone
2006 "Ryōjoku no Ame" 7
"Agitated Screams of Maggots" 4
2007 "Dozing Green" 3 Uroboros
2008 "Glass Skin" 6
2009 "Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Karamitsuita Shakunetsu no Yami" 2 Dum Spiro Spero
2011 "Lotus" 5
"Different Sense" 5
"Tsumi to Batsu" N/A N/A
  • Limited single
B-side of "Different Sense" single with the title Tsumi to Kisei; re-released as a digital single and limited CD single as Tsumi to Batsu
2012 "Rinkaku" 4 Arche
2014 "Sustain the Untruth" 6
2016 "Utafumi" 12

Compilations[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Live videos[edit]

Album scores[edit]

  • Gauze (October 24, 1999)
  • Macabre (February 1, 2001)
  • Kisou [鬼葬] (2002)
  • Six Ugly (January 31, 2005)
  • Vulgar (January 31, 2005)
  • Withering to Death (January 15, 2010)
  • The Marrow of a Bone (January 15, 2010)
  • Uroboros (September 5, 2011)
  • Dum Spiro Spero (February 25, 2013)

Photo books[edit]

  • Dir En Grey Yarouze (Dir en greyやろうぜ, 1999)
  • Shikaku [A Dead Angle] (視覚 [A Dead Angle], 2000)
  • Dragon Fly (2002)
  • [xx] A Pilgrimage Capsizing the Islands 2002 Asia - The Japanese Fxxker Family (2002)
  • Ware (我, 2002)
  • UV Special: Dir En Grey The Manipulated Life (2005)
  • Dir En Grey Yarouze Special (2006)
  • Shankara (2008)
  • Ouroboros (2010)
  • Amon (2011)
  • The Unwavering Fact of Tomorrow Tour 2010-2011 (2011)
  • Overseas Documentary Greed (2012)
  • Minerva -Rinkaku- (2012)
  • Minerva -The Unraveling- (2013)
  • Dir En Grey Players Book (2016)[22]

References[edit]

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  19. ^ Arche Oricon Weekly Chart. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-12-15. 
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  22. ^ http://www.shinko-music.co.jp/main/ProductDetail.do;jsessionid=170A3B69978F7956D9967B02477037A0?pid=1642651