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まだ上手く生きられないのさ 変えられるのはただ

「夕暮なんでも情報局」よりの京さんのコメント
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FMはつかいち「夕暮なんでも情報局」よりの京さんのコメント
Comment from Kyo for FM hatsukaichi, “Yuugure nandemo jouhoukyoku”


今お聞きいただいたのは「輪郭」です。
この曲は哀しい中にも このような感情の起伏があって、自分の中では結構ふわっとしている雰囲気で
とても気に入ってます。
You just listened to “Rinkaku”. This song has a lot of sadness, but… it also has many emotional ups and downs, for me it has a very soft/gentle mood, I like it very much.

広島は、 ツアーに行く度 街を一人で徘徊することが よくあるんですが、 その時 リーゼントのかっこいい兄さまとよく街で遭遇するので
それがめっちゃ楽しみです。
As for Hiroshima, at the times when I go [there] for a tour, I will be wandering alone through the city very often, those times, I often encounter cool guys with ducktail hairstyle, I’m always looking forward to that.

「SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH」は、過去の自分の歌い方と今の自分の表現の仕方をあえて、ミクスしてみたら、また新しいもん出来るんじゃんかな~と思って
その辺を意識して歌は作りました。
As for “SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH”, I thought that I will be able to create something new if I mix together my current way of expression and my old way of singing. I created this song thinking about those things/circumstances.

3月8日・9日、日本武道館でライブをします。詳しくはohpをチェックしてください。それでは、最後にニューシングル「SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH」をお聴きください。DIR EN GREYの京でした。
On March 8th and 9th we will play in Nippon Budokan. For detailed information please check our website. So, at the end, please listen to our new single “SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH”. It was Kyo from DIR EN GREY.


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*it was a comment for a radio station from Hiroshima
*ducktail: google it or think about yanki in Japan or Kishidan.
*it was damn hard to catch what he was saying so if you notice anything incorrect (hence jpn+eng), please give me a shout! ;)

you can listen to the comment: here

2014.02 Ongaku to hito translation - Kaoru interview
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I cannot completely understand other members, but it would be good if we could see the feeling of “we're getting closer to each other” at least a bit.

(please keep in mind that this interview was carried out at the end of 2013 ^ ^)

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sorry it's hard to find time with the tour in addition to work ^ ^'

2014.02 Ongaku to hito translation - Kyo interview
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Kyo interview

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I will be posting all parts of Kyo interview in the same post for my own convenience.
I might mark it somehow to show where a new part starts, generally I will go page by page.

Interview with Kyo is done.
If you have any comments (especially if some parts are not clear), please don't hesitate to contact me here or at tumblr. I really appreciate all your comments till now, they made me want to work hard after coming back from work ^ ^
I will try to work on the interviews with other members soon.

new: notes in round brackets "(note: ...)" are original from the article ;)
new: underlined parts are something I edited ;)

2014.02 Ongaku to hito translation - Intro
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The future is here.

Only by one song the future of the band paints itself very strongly. DIR EN GREY’s new single SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH is a work that will become their signpost for 2014. In here the determination of 5 people is united, and through the mutual recognition the strong spirit of the band that says ‘let’s improve bands potential’ is overflowing. By the going through production different than anything they did before, there is a new air around them, it is an extremely nice to listen (lit. comfortable) single. Of course, even now, their road is very steep/rugged. It might end someday, unexpectedly. But they want to go forward. They still don’t want to allow the road to end for them. For this reason band made a choice. It is contracted in their latest release.

Starting from Kyo, who just had an announcement about his new activities, through long interview with band members, we also carried out a special interview together with Kaoru and Takashi Ueda from AA=, when they had a heated discussion about bands. Starting with the new single, this special edition with DIR EN GREY on cover and as an opening feature will go down to the bottom of what DIR EN GREY has as their core/focus.


Parts:
Kyo interview
Kaoru interview
Die interview
Toshiya interview
Shinya interview
Kaoru and Takashi Ueda from AA= special talk


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I aim to translate the parts in order they come up in the magazine, I hope I can do it all!

灰色の銀貨61号 - 無の幸福・参列者と首
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It is better to stop having expectations.
If someone asks why, what can you gain by it?
?What ever goes in accordance to ones expectations?
In this world with the overwhelming number of people whose expectations failed, what do they hope for?

Is there anything that goes according to ones expectations?
It’s rather the opposite.

So, what is the meaning of ‘hope/expectations’?
value has this ‘hope/expectations’ at this world where no one agrees in 100%, starting with the way of living, circumstances, personality and different ways to perceive life? I don’t understand.

However, as in hope/expectation there is a bit of ‘hope/wish’ that connects with the future, that is something much more valuable than expectations.

That’s why I steadily fix my eyes on my own way of living, without expectations, but also without casting aside efforts.
Way of living is different for each person, this strained me is alone, but surrounding circumstances don’t change.
That’s why if there is time when you suffer because of waiting, when you expect something from others, it is good to improve ones own way of living.

So rather than in way of living or intention of other people, I want to believe in my own gushing forth will/determination.


I must take and let evolve in the more profound place the meaning of the whole energy created by myself.
This is a fate in my songs, the limit per se is me.

From now on I will also continue to carry on the life of conflict without looking at the surroundings.

This is a way of living of Kyo. Once in a while through re-affirmation I am born as a new me and I am changed.

Meaning [of this] can be bit unclear, but let me say this one thing to feel satisfied.
Because simply the intention of frank people is carved for certain into my rusty/run down chest/heart.

Today I wanted honestly to express my gratitude. What can be done is good, what can’t be done doesn't matter.
As a human that is not like that, thank you for coming with me.
Let’s climb to elevated places. Let’s see together various scenes.

It was unusual and unsteady, but those are my true feelings. I would like you to take them in honestly.

Then, everyone, please do your best in various ways and keep going.

Till the day we can meet again. It was a merely one guy, Kyo.

灰色の銀貨60号・Shinya
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Shinya - Dr. Nemunemu no daigyakusyu



Yup, we are starting Doctor Nemunemu’s corner again. When I am writing this it is the height of summer. I thought that starting from this summer Doctor Nemunemu should improve his diet and now I am doing diet/meal management under the trainer for athletes. I was told to explain what kind of things I was usually eating and I was quite surprised that my answer was like: meat, meat, meat. I was ordered to do a special diet for 3 weeks for a start, with no food containing fat or carbohydrates whatsoever. What I could eat was chicken breast (or other low fat white meat), leafy vegetables, mushrooms, seafood and egg white, about this much. I could not eat things like rice, bread, noodles, fruits, root vegetables, beef, pork, nattou, and tofu and so on. Of course sweets and alcohol was also out of question. This is not a good diet nutrition wise, but I was told we will do that for 3 weeks and we will change my diet again after that; so I am in the middle of [those 3 weeks]. It’s been about 2 weeks now. I was not fixated on food, so basically I was alright, but what troubled me was not being able to drink Doctor Nemunemu’s beloved sweet milk tea or cocoa, or that time when I went out with everyone and the atmosphere turned cold when it was only me that ordered vegetables and water. I was also invited for a barbeque recently, but even if I go I will only eat mushrooms and prawns. Also, as I don’t really like chicken breast as a main meal, I was researching many different receipts, now I can rather eat it. Originally I wasn’t cooking much, but by the end of this period I might be aiming at [becoming] a cook. During this story, I went to a very summer like place, art aquarium, a place with a lot of gold fish. I was thinking about the ending joke for this story, but there was nothing particularly interesting, so please enjoy the photos this time.

Meet the Zemeckises
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Let me introduce you a family of Zemeckises:

Penyu


He is called “Malicious-chan” in Zemeckis House, has a gentle personality. He is 90cm height and his small body is wrapped in white cloth. Sometimes he likes playing pranks, but his pranks are always revealed as he cannot hide his laugh. He likes his favourite chocolate parfait to the point of drooling, he loves sweet things. In the pocket of his clothes there are always chocolates or sweets.

Jodoro


Family head of Zemeckises, father of Penyu. He is hiding his body behind a huge face mask which is over 2m, he is a part of family, however his figure is hard to spot in the house.

Majer
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The mother of Zemeckises family, her lower body has a shape of human body. In Zemeckises house she is called “Mama”. She is wearing white cloth and school uniform skirt and red shoes, she is carrying 3 types of knives in her stomach. As for her hobby, she hunts humans in deep forest every night. Her expression is not changing much, when her eyes are wide with anger everyone fears her so much they cannot move.

Pirquet and Padloquet


Twin brothers of Penyu. The bigger one is older brother, Pirquet, the one with two horns is younger, Padloquet. They are always together, both love mischief. They especially like to meddle with Penyu, every time they are intimidated by Mama. They move by floating. They enjoy to take out Penyu’s plug by skilfully using long tentacles.

Raimi


In the house of Zemeckises she is called “Inugami-chan”, she is Penyu’s little sister. Raimi is very reliable person and she loves Penyu, she always tags along [where he goes]. Her duty is also to quickly replace Panyu’s taken out plug by twin brothers.

Romero


He is a ruffian bat, who is nasty to Penyu and makes a mess at Zemeckises house. His whole body is hairy all over, while flying freely in the sky he’s thinking only about how to annoy Penyu or house of Zemeckises. It is unknown where he lives or if he has a family.

http://www.thezemeckises.com/


OMG ♥

京 ・無の幸福、参列者と首 60号
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For/to bouquet from Barbara Town

If there is more meaning concerning silver colour than gold, let me hear it, by all means.

Only sharing is sometimes useless,
Pike, who let me hear that, left the deserted park letting his hat slide down.

Remaining Pato
plays the gold flute despite making mistakes.

By the time the day when wind stopped has ended, there was not one person in Barbara Town.

Pato, who let me hear that what is left is because of sense of shame and sexual perversion, is writing a letter to Pike.

I am a liar, if you ask why, I'm not in this world anymore, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not.
I'm not, I'm not, I'm not.
I'm not, I'm not, I'm not.
I'm not, I'm not, I'm not.
Arare splashed with blood, the trace spread over the school wall is fucking childish, that's terrible... Pato (laugh).

I'm not you, I am alive, you fool.

hahaha.


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If you have any comments please share, but don't ask me what this text means...

TOUR12-13 IN SITU-TABULA RASA [TRAILER]
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OMG, excited like hell now! Too bad I can't order it before going to Japan xo

Kaoru interview on different lives in Japan and abroad
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Interview for TBS, Yokohama BLITZ.


Documentary DVD & Blu-ray 『TOUR12-13 IN SITU-TABULA RASA』 2013.9.25 RELEASE
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OHP was updated few days ago with information about new release from the band:

DIR EN GREY emerges from their silence to paint a new path on a blank canvas

After the band's announcement to go into hiatus following Kyo's (Voice) problems with his vocal chords in February 2012, the band emerged out of the silence to once again walk down a new path documented in a new DVD to be released this September!
In October 2012, the band embarked on a nationwide tour "IN SITU" harboring the meaning 'In its original place', after 9 months off the stage. In December, they released their new single "RINKAKU" followed by a live show at the TOKYO INTERNATINLAL FORUM on December 25th, as they continued to overwhelm an overcrowded theatre with their unwavering stage presence. April of the following year, the band shocked their fans once again with their relentless vigor with the release of new mini album "THE UNRAVELING".
After the SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST show on May 16th, the last show on the "TOUR2013 TABULA RASA", Kyo succumbed to high fever caused by the severe inflammation of his tonsils and had to be hospitalized. There was not an ounce of energy left in him after that last show but that was the result of going above the limitations of his body. 
What was it that kept them going on?
Find out through the cameras that followed the band, who are under constant and tremendous assessment and delve into the thoughts of each band member. See the truth unfold through the lens of the cameras as they close in on DIR EN GREY and what lies behind them in Japan and overseas.

DVD [Initial Limited Version] 3-DVD Set (MAIN DISC 2 discs+BONUS DISC 1 disc) SFBD-0042〜44 ¥8,800 (tax in)
DVD [Original Version] 2-DVD set (MAIN DISC 2 discs) SFBD-0045〜46 ¥7,140 (tax in)
Blu-ray [Original Version] (MAIN DISC 1 disc) SFXD-0004 ¥8,190 (tax in)

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Not that I have any chances to buy it at the moment, I already have to reduce the amount of my collection...
But still very happy, hopefully I will be able to buy it as my Christmas present ;)

Shinya
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After a longer time we drank with our dear seniors. We received good words. Thank you. I'm grateful.

from: Duttch instagram

Die's comment on North America tour
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After the cancellation of our U.S. tour in March last year, we were always thinking of a chance to return. I'm extremely glad that we are coming back this November!

The band is busy at work planning our LIVE show for this upcoming tour, so be sure to look forward to our return. I'm almost sure we will have something amazing for you.
We are all looking forward to seeing you again soon!!


-Die

from: official FB

North America tour
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TOUR2013 GHOUL
Nov 03 - Trees - Dallas, TX / U.S.
Nov 04 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX / U.S.
Nov 06 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA / U.S.
Nov 08 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD / U.S.
Nov 09 - The Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA / U.S.
Nov 11 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY / U.S.
Nov 12 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA / U.S.
Nov 14 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON / CANADA
Nov 16 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL / U.S.
Nov 17 - The Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN / U.S.
Nov 19 - The Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO / U.S.
Nov 21 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA / U.S.
Nov 23 - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center - San Francisco, CA / U.S.
Nov 24 - House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA / U.S.

Tickets will go on exclusive presale on Tuesday, July 16 10AM Local Time depending on the market. Date and venue information are below:

from: official FB

I'm glad for north America fans :)
I only wish some ppl would appreciate it more instead of not being satisfied that "it's not being close enough".
I always thought being a fan will make you more resourceful, as you will have a great motivation to do some crazy things. But I guess it depends on a person..

Shinya
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Went out drinking after a while.
Toast with Shinya from DIR EN GREY and Karyu from Angelo.


from: Yuu's blog


Shinya from my beloved DIR EN GREY came to my live♪

from: makoto koshinaka's instagram
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