業 / 蒼い月
Release 1997

  1. 蒼い月

業 / 蒼い月 is a single-sided cassette tape and the first release by Dir En Grey. It was recorded at M4 Studios in Osaka, Japan, approximately in March 1997. The tape was sent to various radio stations and people in the music industry and as such, it can be heard during an interview on May 30, 1997, when Kaoru appeared on the radio show PowerRockRevolution. You can listen to the interview here. The two songs were also used on 1997.6.14 目黒鹿鳴館 and 1997.6.27 COWBOY WORLD, respectively.

Being the first musical output by the band, this demo tape is highly sought after and was sold for prices as high as ¥48,600.

The two songs were later officially released on 「楓」~if trans~ (1997) and MISSA (1997), respectively. You can listen to the full tape here.

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GAUZE (1999) PoemsMACABRE (2000) Poems鬼葬 (2002)VULGAR (2003)Withering to death. (2005)THE MARROW OF A BONE (2007) Liner NotesUROBOROS (2008) PoemsDUM SPIRO SPERO (2011) PoemsARCHE (2014)The Insulated World (2018)
MISSA (1997)six Ugly (2002)THE UNRAVELING (2013)
Singles and Others
業 / 蒼い月 (1997)「楓」~if trans~ (1997)JEALOUS (1998)-I'll- (1998)脈 (2000)【KR】cube (2000)太陽の碧 (2000)ain't afraid to die (2001)embryo (2001)かすみ (2003)朔-saku- (2004)GLASS SKIN (2008)激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇 (2009)LOTUS (2011)DIFFERENT SENSE (2011)蜜と唾 (2011)UROBOROS [Remastered & Expanded] (2012)輪郭 (2012)SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH (2014)詩踏み (2016)VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES (2018)人間を被る (2018)
Other Songs
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