Dir En Grey reveal details of ‘savage’ new album ‘Dum Spiro Spero’

Japanese rockers give exclusive details on eighth album - video

Dir En Grey will release their new album ‘Dum Spiro Spero’ on August 9.

The eighth studio album from the Japanese rockers follows 2008’s ‘Uroboros’, with guitarist Kaoru claiming to NME, the album is “more savage” than the band’s previous releases. “The record comes from a deeper world and is completely different from any of our past works,” he said.

Speaking about the content and lyrical inspiration of the 14-track collection, bassist Toshiya said: “We live in a world where we don’t know what is the truth and what we should believe in. I just wanted to put some hope into the music that we create.”

‘Dum Spiro Spero’ features the tracks ‘Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami’ and ‘Lotus’, the video for which you can watch below. A limited first-press deluxe version of the album will include the original album disc, a bonus audio and video disc and a special vinyl version of the album.

Dir En Grey will play the UK in August. To check the availability of Dir En Grey tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.