Vinushka.net was created in 2009 in order to give people one non-networking site to find all things Dir en grey related. Over the years, I've been told time and again by local fans that they don't have things like facebook, twitter, myspace, and livejournal. Many have expressed their inherent dislike for such places. There was a need for one place that could give them the news and the photos they craved without the social networking portion of it. And from that sprang vinushka.net!
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Please note that because of a crash in 2011, we lost all data on the site and we have had to rebuild from the ground up. Some things may be in the wrong folders and some things may also not actually be band member images at all. If you would please nicely point out these errors in a comment on said photos, we'd appreciate it. But please also realize we are not putting them in the wrong places on purpose. We have uploaded in bulk and mistakes will inevitably be made in such a situation. We'd love your help, just so long as it's phrased in a nice and helping way rather than a demeaning and rude fashion. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
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Concert Going As Scheduled: 5/24
We thank all fans and affiliates of DIR EN GREY for your concern and support following Kyo's hospitalization from tonsillitis and high fever (brought upon by this condition). Due to Kyo's adamant wish to perform at the Shibuya Public Hall LIVE show on May 24, and after discussion with his physician, the LIVE show will take place as schedule.
We would like to express our utmost gratitude for all your unwavering support and encouragement for DIR EN GREY.
sun-krad Co., Ltd.
Thursday 23 May, 2013
From: DIR EN GREY official Facebook
Kyo Hospitalized following May 16th Show
Vocalist Kyo (age unknown) of the popular Rock band Dir en grey was taken to a Tokyo hospital after the show at Shinkiba Studio Coast on the 16th of May, complaining of the bad condition of his throat. He was diagnosed with tonsillitis, but since his fever which was over 40C didn't sink, he is still under medical treatment. Show on the 24th will likely be cancelled (literally it says that he is refraining from performing on the 24th at Shibuya Kokaido hall.. guess that means cancellation..?).
Translation by Takowasara from original article here.
Kyo Official Site
So it seems that none other than Kyo has created a site for his poems, photos, art, and other expressions. It was announced at the live last night according to a few different sources. (We will let you know when it is official for sure!)
Kyo Official Site | Kyo Official Twitter
The Unraveling Officially Out!
Today is officially release day for The Unraveling! Make sure to check the links below if you haven't gotten your copy yet!
16 Years Strong: Happy Birthday Dir en grey. 2/2/13
It's been 16 years today. 16 years of amazing music, made by an amazing group of men. Show your respect today, listen to some Dir en grey and go send them a message or two to let them know you're thinking of them on this special day.
New Mini Album Announced!
The Unraveling [2CD+DVD/Limited Edition] / DIR EN GREY
The Unraveling [w/ DVD, Limited Edition] / DIR EN GREY
The Unraveling [Regular Edition] / DIR EN GREY
Message(s) from Kyo
Message 1: [From Line]
Message 2: From Concert on 12/25
"I'm sorry I worried you guys. See you next year!
New aknot only DVD release
LIMITED -SHIBUYA-AX-" [2012.10.10] LIVE DVD
Release January 14, 2013
Dir en grey photobook Minerva
Release Date: October 2012 - Price: 3000 yen - 124 pages full-color A4 size.
Official book with interviews with the five members talking about these months of hiatus. The untold story since the official announcement of the hiatus.It also includes an interview with director Hiroyuki Kondo. Unpublished parts of the interviews will be included in “Rinkaku Limited Edition”.
So far the only place to purchase this is Deadly Claris.
Dir en grey new single release date scheduled!
Dir en grey | New Single 『輪郭』 (Rinkaku) 2012.12.19 Release
Full info here on facebook
Purchase here: Super Limited Edition | Regular Limited Edition | Regular Single
Dir en grey is back!
The countdown on their site was to news of their return! With it has come quite a few announcements. They have a single scheduled for release in Winter of 2012, though it is uncertian what date they plan to release it. They also have a Japan live scheduled for Christmas day as well as a NicoNico event planned for August 11th.
Dir en grey Mysterious Countdown
Have you been to DIR EN GREY's official site lately? What is the meaning behind the words displayed on the top page?
"The continuation of that scary dream"
These are the same words you saw in the darkness after the band left the stage on January 22, 2012 at OSAKA-JO HALL. They are also the lyrics to the song "DIABOLOS".
"DUM SPIRO SPERO"
The title to DIR EN GREY's latest album released on August 2011.
What is the countdown and words telling us? You'd better keep your eyes on this page.
Dir en grey has a LINE account
DIR EN GREY's official LINE account is now online!
Get the latest news and messages from the band through LINE!
The official account is registered in Japan, so for all those living overseas, please click on the "Official Account" tab and choose [+Select another country] --> [Japan] --> [DIR EN GREY] to connect with us!