One of the best Visual-Kai bands around. Japanese rock.
Kaoru: Lead Guitar
They've been around for about eight years now and have strayed from their visual look but in their time have explored tons of different styles of music, and clothing.
their official site: www.direngrey.co.jp
for pictures, go here www.geocities.com/lavendernoheya01/dir.html
Dir En Grey kicks so much ass, particularly "Mitsu to Tsuba" or "Cage."
a japanese band, pretty popular in the visual-kei (visual-style) genre. have lots of fans in harajuku (a 'culture-shock' district in capital city, tokyo) the band name was created from three words from three different languages. kyo, lead singer, twists various emotions into different songs, and all the band members are famous for sporting a rather transgendered feminine look (or bishounen, other words, 'pretty boy')
DEG? that is dir en grey!
An influential Japanese visual kei
band, known for their heavy, gothic style and often politically-concious lyrics. Lead singer and lyricist Kyo is notorius for never writing a happy song.
Consists of Kyo as lead, Die and Kaoru on guitar, Toshiya on bass, and Shinya on drums. All have taken a turn as composers, though Kaoru has written most, and arguably the best, of their music.
Dir en Grey is a dark band, playing some of the most electic rock you're likely to hear.
A good japanese band. When they first started they had a more visual, feminine style that reflected in the music and clothes. Over the years they have dropped the visual effects for a more masculine approach. As can be seen in the album "Vulgar". In 2004 they have totally dropped the visual kei gig. The music became heavier and more american influenced. They still sound good.
Clint: I like Dir En Grey.
Joe: Yes, i like them also.
Jrock (Japanese rock) band consisting of 5 members: Kyo - vocalist, Die - guitarist, Kaoru - guitarist, Shinya - Drummer, Toshiya - Bassist.
Examples of other jrock bands are X - Japan, Gazette, Merry, and Nightmare.
A Japanese rock group comprised of five members:
Kyo - vocal/lyric
Kaoru - guitar
Die - guitar
Shinya - drums
Toshiya - bass
Movers and shakers of the jrock and visual industries; they have a large (relatively speaking, anyway. the average american teen has probably never heard of them) fanbase in the USA. Their music is very diverse and, in my opinion, quite good.
I am a rabid jrock fangirl that loves a man in a miniskirt and full makeup. Hence, I am a big fan of the band Dir en grey.
Dir en grey (said to translate into "Coin in grey"), was founded February 2nd, 1997 by Niikura Kaoru. Dir en grey is spelled "Dir en grey", not "Dir En Grey" or "Dir en Grey", but "Dir en grey". The G is ALWAYS lower case. This band is often called Diru or Deg by its fans. Diru was originally La:Sadies back in 1995, but when bassist Kisaki left to join the group MIRAGE, they toured in Nagano under the name Deathmask with Toshiya on bass. As fans should already know, Toshiya is the current bassist. Members are as follows:
Kaoru, lead guitar (he cheats when he plays... he tunes his guitar a certain way so that he doesn't have to move his hands around that much...)
Die, rhythm guitar
Back when the band was first becoming popular, it was considered a visual kei
group. But as of late Diru has strayed away from its visual style, and gone on to a style with less guise. Their music has a hardcore, if you will, feel to it, and features a lot more screaming than singing. Their lives are wild and crazy. Kyo has been known to scratch himself on his chest until he bleeds, and will continually punch himself in the face until that too has blood pouring from it, and tends to smear it over himself. A bit messy. Drummer Shinya is absolutely amazing, and one would not have thought a human could possibly move like ...