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07 January 2014 @ 10:05 am

Greetings again Diru Nation!

Your metalhead friend here again with another interview! I've crossed over from my comedy show to do some interviews for legendary Canadian rock journalist Alan Cross.

Here's my new interview with Toshiya for Alan's new website, recorded in Toronto on their latest tour:
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/interview-dir-en-grey-bassist-toshiya/

 
 
Current Location: Toronto
 
 
20 February 2013 @ 01:55 pm
Poll #1897586 The Unraveling

Which song(s) are you most excited for?

Unraveling
37(15.3%)
Karma
6(2.5%)
Kasumi
18(7.4%)
Karasu
14(5.8%)
Bottom of the Death Valley
20(8.3%)
Unknown. Despair. Lost
9(3.7%)
The Final
21(8.7%)
Macabre
20(8.3%)
Unraveling (Unplugged Ver.)
8(3.3%)
The Final (Unplugged Ver.)
20(8.3%)
I'm excited for the whole thing!
61(25.2%)
I'm not interested in this release.
8(3.3%)
 
 
02 January 2013 @ 01:13 am
Poll #1888207 Rinkaku

What is your favorite track on Rinkaku?

Rinkaku
89(55.6%)
Kiri to Mayu
17(10.6%)
Rinkaku (Eternal Slumber Mix)
40(25.0%)
I can't decide
9(5.6%)
Indifferent/Haven't listened yet
5(3.1%)

It's been almost a year since I last posted one of these. o.o
 
 
11 April 2012 @ 04:15 pm
Mobile QnA 3/25/2012

Translated by Nao at www.orchestrated-chaos.com

Subject: To Shinya-san
What do you do when you feel down?

Shinya: I would read DRAGON FLY again.

Subject: To Toshiya-san
I play the bass but when a song that is fast and changes strings, I could barely play well… I think it’s all up to practice but please tell me if you have a trick or an advice to play better.

Toshiya: Try playing it perfectly in a very relaxed tempo. Then, slowly try to up the tempo…Do your best!

Subject: To Die-san
I really love curry but do you have a favorite curry shop or way of eating curry?

Die: Turban Curry. The L-set (combo meal)

Subject: To Kaoru-san
I think you wear the purple or red shoes a lot lately but can you tell use the brand or who made them?

Kaoru: I wonder where? Please try searching for it.

Subject: To Kyo-san
Why do people only notice things once they are gone? At night, I am scared of that stupid me.

Kyo: Everyone is like that too.

Translator’s Notes: Shinya is referring to their old photobook titled “DRAGON FLY”. Die’s curry place is right here http://turbancurry.web.infoseek.co.jp/
 
 
Current Location: Living Room
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: None
 
 
10 April 2012 @ 05:11 pm
So in the wake of the Easter weekend, I completely forgot to post Kaoru Monday yesterday. I was so busy with work and everything. So you all get Kaoru Monday on Tuesday! :)


Drinking with friendsCollapse )

Well that is it! Hope everyone that celebrated Easter had a great one! :)
 
 
Current Location: home
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: TV
 
 
 
05 March 2012 @ 07:00 pm
Hey everyone! Kaoru Monday is here! :) Hope you all have a great day!


Guitar sexCollapse )
 
 
Current Location: home
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: TV
 
 
02 March 2012 @ 04:38 pm
Manager Message 2/21/2012

Translated by Risu at www.orchestrated-chaos.com

Recently

The hustle and bustle is finally quieting down and while Kyo is taking care of his throat the members are the same as always.
The members other than Kyo have gathered several times and they are working on something.

Along with work the members are also working on the FC newsletter so I am receiving a whole mountain load of drafs to check (laughs)

Even if it's not that much but I would like to give an update soon.

Toru Takabayashi



 
 
Current Location: Living Room
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: None
 
 
11 February 2012 @ 08:43 pm
Mobile QnA 1/31/2012

Translated by Risu at www.orchestrated-chaos.com

Subject: To Shinya-san
Please tell us about a recent scary experience if you have any!

Shinya: The following day after a very strong windy day, my sandals which were on the balcony warped to the person's balcony one floor below me. And then on the next day, those sandals also disappeared from there.

Subject: Toshiya-san
Is there a needed muscle training in order to play bass?

Toshiya: Ultimately it's not just grip strength but the whole body.

Subject: To Die-san
I just thought of this now but what does Die-san wash first once you are in the tub?

Die: Bathtub

Subject: To Kaoru-san
Do you still hate shrimp until now? Also is there anything that you are recently addicted to?

Kaoru: Regarding shrimps, due to recent circumstances I had to eat it but spat it out. I want to eat "Hokutetsu Restaurant Himi Beef Curry" a retort curry sold at the Hokuriku Expressway Service Area again!

Subject: To Kyo-san
Are there words you would like to tell fans who  come to the lives?

Kyo: Words that I always say during lives

Translator's Notes:
Retort curry is cooked curry which has been put into a perfectly-sealed bag after retort treatment.
 
 
Current Location: Guest Room
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: None
 
 
08 February 2012 @ 08:24 am
Member Diaries 2/8/2012

Translated by Risu at www.orchestrated-chaos.com

An Important Message

The information is also in the official site but due to Kyo's suffering from a vocal cord nodule,
we had no choice but to unfortunately cancel the North America tour this March and April.

He has been consulting with a doctor in recent years but
it has come to this point and the doctor has ordered him to stop.
It is unfortunate but it was decided on in order to be able to go on stage and
do recording in the future, I hope that you will understand.
In fact, he just went to the hospital.
He intends to undergo the best possible treatment for his throat.
Of course he wouldn't be "trying anything" but would be progressing forward cautiously.

Currently he can't talk due to the treatment but,
it is not a hindrance to his daily life so there is no need to worry.
I am not sure how long it will take until he would recover but,
he is also consulting with the members and will do what he can.

We've made all of you who understand DIR EN GREY the best worry but,
I hope that you could wait for a while until they come back on stage.

atsushi inoue

 
 
Current Location: Guest Room
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Disturbed - Prayer
 
 
【Important Announcement】 Member Comment Regarding US Tour Cancellation

Posted by Risu at www.orchestrated-chaos.com

Important Announcement

After receiving a medical exam from his doctor due to Kyo's (Voice) vocal cord issues, it was determined that he is suffering from vocal cord nodule and vocal cord lesions. Thinking of DR EN GREY's future we followed the doctor's advise and will be cancelling our appearance in the "The STILL RECKLESS Tour" and solo tour scheduled this March to April 2012.

Member Comment:
"We apologize to our fans and partners. We hope that you understand that it was an agonizing decision as a band. We are always grateful for our fan's continued support."

DIR EN GREY
Sun-krad Ltd. Co.
 
 
Current Location: Guest Room
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: None