DIR EN GREY will release a new album on June 15th.
PHALARIS will be available in four editions. All four will contain 11 songs, including the previously-released singles Ochita koto no aru sora and Oboro.
The Regular Version will be CD-only. The Limited Version will add a second CD with re-recorded
versions of 1999's mazohyst of decadence and 2001's ain't afraid to die, while the Deluxe Limited Editions will add either a DVD or a Blu-ray disc with footage of SOGAI, the band's show held at Tokyo Garden Theater on June 5th, 2021,
on top of that.
In addition, DIR EN GREY will hold online events to commemorate the release of the album on June 18th and July 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The event on June 18th will be for purchasers of the Limited Deluxe Versions to enjoy watching footage of
SOGAI together, with some members of the band planned to join the chat as well.
Fans who have purchased any version of the album can participate in the July events, which will be about the album, and one or two members of the band will take part in each one. Details on the events and conditions to participate are available
in English on
DIR EN GREY's official website.
Fans residing in Japan who purchase either of the Limited Deluxe Versions can also use their copy's serial code to enter a campaign where they can win a space in an online autograph session with one of the band members (limited to 20 winners
per member) or an autographed PHALARIS PR poster (limited to 50 winners). This campaign is not available to overseas fans and prizes will not be shipped outside of Japan.
The music videos for Ochita koto no aru sora and Oborocan
be viewed below, followed by digest live footage from SOGAI.