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Japan’s Dir En Grey Take Gold Medal in 2016 Extreme Metal Olympics

Dir En Grey (Japan) have won the Gold Medal, defeating Death (U.S.A.) in the Championship Round of the 2016 Extreme Metal Olympics.

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Listenable / Okami
Listenable / Okami

Gojira vs. Dir En Grey – Extreme Metal Olympics 2016, Semifinals

It's Gojira's 'From Mars to Sirius' (France) against Dir En Grey 'Dum Spiro Spero' (Japan) in the Semifinals of the 2016 Extreme Metal Olympics.

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Okami / Nuclear Blast
Okami / Nuclear Blast

Dir En Grey vs. Immortal – Extreme Metal Olympics 2016, Quarterfinals

It's Dir En Grey's 'Dum Spiro Spero' (Japan) against Immortal's 'Sons of Northern Darkness' (Norway) in the Quarterfinals of the 2016 Extreme Metal Olympics.

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Music for Nations / Okami
Music for Nations / Okami

Cradle of Filth vs. Dir En Grey – Extreme Metal Olympics 2016, Round 1

It's Cradle of Filth's 'Dusk and Her Embrace' (Great Britain) against Dir En Grey's 'Dum Spiro Spero' (Japan) in Round 1 of the Extreme Metal Olympics.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Dir En Grey Guitarist Kaoru Discusses Latest EP, Next Album + Scream for the Truth Campaign

Dir En Grey just wrapped up a North American tour and we were able to catch up with guitarist Kaoru for a brief interview prior to the band's gig at New York City's Irving Plaza (check out our recap and photos of that show here).

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Japan’s Dir En Grey Bring Enigmatic Show to NYC

Japan's experimental metal heroes Dir En Grey are currently touring North America, including a stop earlier this week at New York City's Irving Plaza. With lead singer Kyo shrouded in shadows and scarves throughout the night, it made for a mysterious yet captivating evening.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Dir En Grey To Launch 2013 North American Tour

Japanese metal band Dir En Grey will return to North America for the first time in almost two years for a November headlining tour. The 'Ghoul' tour kicks off Nov. 3 in Dallas with special guests Dagoba.

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Dir En Grey Reveal ‘The Unraveling’ Mini-Album Track Listing + Release Date

Japanese hard rock favorites Dir En Grey have been busy of late, completing a new seven-song mini-album called 'The Unraveling' that's due to be released on April 3.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Dir En Grey Release New Single ‘Rinkaku’

Japanese metallers Dir En Grey released their latest album 'Dum Spiro Spero' in 2011, but vocalist Kyo had throat problems that caused them to cancel a U.S. tour supporting that album earlier this year. However, he has recovered and the band has issued a new single called 'Rinkaku' (listen below).

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Dir En Grey Capture Gold Medal in Extreme Metal Olympics

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make our very first Extreme Metal Olympics so successful. After nearly three weeks and hundreds of thousands of votes being cast throughout, Japanese experimental metal band Dir En Grey defeated the legendary Death to capture the gold medal.

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