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Dir en Grey Tour 08 “The Rose Trims Again”

Posted in Dir en Grey with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by kaorublade

Last week, I was able to finished watching the latest Dir en Grey Live DVD “The Rose Trims Again”. Dir en Grey’s fan should definitely watch it, so be sure to do so:).

I think Kyo has matured in the way he sings, he can still deliver his best voice untill the end. In the past, I can see it clearly when he grew tired toward the end. Nice Kyo!

My favorite part is Number 15 “Lie Buried With a Vengeance” and 23 “Gaika, Chinmoku ga Nemuru Koro”.

Have you watched this amazing live of Diru?? Please share your favorite part here:)?


Tour 08 The Rose Trims Again is a live DVD released by Dir en grey on April 28, 2009. The feature show was recorded on October 18, 2008 at Shinkiba Studio Coast in Tokyo, Japan, with bonus footage recorded at the band’s December 29th show of the same year at Osakajo Hall in Osaka, Japan.

Promotion for Tour 08 The Rose Trims Again began in winter of 2009. Promotional images and videos were released throughout the campaign via the Japanese iTunes Music Store, and the official homepage of Dir en grey.

The standard release of the DVD features only the Tokyo show, while a limited edition features the main disc as well as a second DVD featuring a selection of songs from the Osaka performance, the band’s first performance at the famous venue in ten years, and documentary footage chronicling tour preparation. The final disc of the limited edition is an audio CD, which samples various tracks from the main disc, as well as additional songs from the Osaka concert.

Track listing

Disc one (Feature DVD)

1.     “Sa Bir”
2.     “Obscure”
3.     “Grief”
4.     “Agitated Screams of Maggots”
5.     “Disabled Complexes”
6.     “Merciless Cult”
7.     “Toguro”
8.     “Namamekashiki Ansoku, Tamerai ni Hohoemi”
9.     “Agitated Screams of Maggots -Unplugged-”
10.     “Conceived Sorrow”
11.     “Ryoujoku no Ame”
12.     “Dozing Green”
13.     “Vocal solo”
14.     “Audience Killer Loop”
15.     “Lie Buried With a Vengeance”
16.     “The Deeper Vileness”
17.     “Clever Sleazoid”
18.     “Repetition of Hatred”
19.     “Undecided”
20.     “Higeki wa Mabuta wo Oroshita Yasashiki Utsu”
21.     “Glass Skin”
22.     “Hydra -666-”
23.     “Gaika, Chinmoku ga Nemuru Koro”
24.     “Saku”
25.     “The IIID Empire”
26.     “Rasetsukoku”
27.     “Credits”
Disc two (Bonus DVD)

1.     “Sa Bir”
2.     “Agitated Screams of Maggots”
3.     “Stuck Man”
4.     “Toguro”
5.     “Reiketsu Nariseba”
6.     “Bugaboo”
7.     “Ain’t Afraid to Die”
8.     “The Final”
Disc three (Bonus CD)

1.     “Grief”
2.     “Disabled Complexes”
3.     “Merciless Cult”
4.     “Audience Killer Loop”
5.     “Lie Buried With a Vengeance”
6.     “The Deeper Vileness”
7.     “Undecided”
8.     “Glass Skin”
9.     “Ryoujoku no Ame”
10.     “Conceived Sorrow”
11.     “Dozing Green”
12.     “Gaika, Chinmoku ga Nemuru Koro”
13.     “Repetition of Hatred”
14.     “Mr.Newsman”

Source : wikipedia

Gackt – Jesus Lyrics

Posted in Gackt with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2008 by kaorublade

Gackt – Jesus


Kizutsuita nukegara wo tada dakishimeteita
Furisosogu ame wa shizuka na kimi no namida
Wake me up
Wake me up
Wake me up
Kono yume kara
Real or dream?
Real or dream?
Real or dream?
Oshietekure Maria!

to hohoemi nagara hoho ni fureta
Mienai me ni namida wo tamete kieteyuku
Take me Out
Take me Out
Take me Out
Kono yume kara
Real or dream?
Real or dream?
Real or dream?
Kotaetekure JESUS!

God said when you die,
Your life will pass before your own eyes.
If you want to feel it right now,
Just do it, do it, do it!

Wake me up
Wake me up
Wake me up
Kono yume kara
Real or dream?
Real or dream?
Real or dream?

Take me Out
Take me Out
Take me Out
Kono yume kara
Real or dream?
Real or dream?
Real or dream?
Kotaetekure JESUS!


Gackt – Jesus

Posted in Gackt with tags , , , , on November 25, 2008 by kaorublade






It’s been a while since a new single coming from Gackt. I like it, that’s why the “theme” becomes my banner now:).


01. Jesus (Single MA)
02. Sayonara – ЯR II ver.-
03. Jesus (Single MA Instrumental)
04. Sayonara – ЯR II ver.- (Instrumental)

A slight metal-core sound is coming from the song. Not much, but it is definitely there. A friend of mine, who is a big Gackt fan said that she doesn’t like this song of Gackt, which is very strange coming from her. It doesn’t really matter, since I like it a lot. It’s not like any other song of Gackt and I encourage you to hear it^^!

I’m Back and So are They….

Posted in Fujimoto Miki, Goto Maki, Kago Ai, X Japan with tags , , , on April 11, 2008 by kaorublade

It’s been a while guys. when I checked the last time, this kaorublade’s weblog just got to more than 10.000 views. Thanks for visiting my website through all the time that I was absent. Your attention is something that keeps me going.

I’m still working on my thesis, maybe for another two months, it’s still going to be my number one priority.

Many things have happened in Japanese entertainment industry, including the most phenomenal one , that is X-Japan is back in business.

There is another story, such as the returns of Kago Ai, Goto Maki, Fujimoto Miki. I’m really happy that they are able to overcome many things, that I’m sure had changed them mentally and professionally.

Kago Ai just made an interview in a japanese site, She talks about her smoking habit, her boyfriend, and her suicide attempt after the incident. I really admire her bravery to come forward and told us about these. It’s another side of Kago Ai we have never seen in Hello! Project or Morning Musume.

About the past scandal of Kago Ai. She is smoking?? She had a boyfriend?? so what…I never really care about it. I really like Kago Ai, her personality is really interesting and her scandal doesn’t change my opinion about her, she is still a great girl. I will support her and I hope many fans will support her too.

Another one is Goto Maki, she is definitely a talent and undeniably a great idol. She got all the looks and her voice is one of the best in Japan. Just a while ago, she closed her contract with Hello! Project or what the agency said a “graduation”.

It’s a shocking news, the first time I heard it, I thought that I haven’t seen the best of Goto Maki yet and it’s such a waste to end it this way. But, recently she reported on her blog about her activity in Los Angeles, USA and it seems that she is preparing for her come back. There is some rumor that Gomaki is now singing for the AVEX company, a company for singer likes Ayumi Hamasaki, YUI, and Otsuka Ai. If it’s true than we can hope for some quality music coming out from them. Whatever company she is in, I hope she can sings in a much better form than before.

Last from the world of Hello! Project is Fujimoto Miki. The record holder for the shortest leader of Morning Musume. Until now her unique voice is one that I considered to be the best in Hello! Project, so when she decided to quit morning musume, it’s been in my thought, what would become of morning musume. Well, there has been a low sales in their latest single Mikan. But, that is another story.

Mikitty(Fujimoto’s nick name) has her new single “Oki Tegami” just waiting to be released and she just recently played in a stage play titled “Hakana“. She is currently rebuilding everybody’s trust, especially her fans. Ganbare Mikitty!!

X-Japan – I.V.(PV)

Posted in Downloads, X Japan with tags , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2008 by kaorublade

Finally here, the latest PV of X-Japan – I.V.










The PV marks the first step of X-Japan to go International. The song also got an instant no. 1 on iTunes daily chart and X- Japan is the first Asian artist to chart high worldwide on iTunes rock pages and Billboard music site.

To add to that, the tickets for X-Japan comeback tour on March 28th, 30th, 2008 in tokyo dome has sold out through Yoshiki Mobile before going officialy on sale.

It seems that this comeback is going to bring a lot of success to them. X-Japan is truly alive again.







Always praying the best for YOSHIKI, TOSHI, HIDE, PATA, and HEATH!!

SID – Namida no Ondo

Posted in Downloads, SID with tags , , , , on January 19, 2008 by kaorublade

Finally my curiosity is paid. After more than a week downloading a PV of this band called SID. I have listened to it and SID has shocked me more than any other VK Band.


This song called ‘Namida no Ondo’ is a song I wouldn’t expect to come from a Visual Kei Band. It’s a pop sweet song with a slight bit of Jazz sound in it. In an instant I decided to search for the single and It shocked me more, the song in the second track is very different from the title track, it’s like a world apart(not from the quality, but the music genre:p).

I dare to say that this band called SID is very brave and I appreciate a band who dare to explore their music far than anyone would imagine. The result is a fresh music and full of color.

I like to share this with you who haven’t heard it before.

SID – Namida no Ondo


Track List:

1. Namida no Ondo

2. Keirei Bow

I try to upload the PV later. When I get back^^! Enjoy this for now!!:p


Hi no Hikari sae Todokanai Kono Basho de – Miyavi feat. Sugizo

Posted in Downloads, Miyavi, Sugizo with tags , , , , on January 17, 2008 by kaorublade
Hi no Hikari sae Todokanai Kono Basho de” (陽の光さえ届かないこの場所で In This Place Where Even The Sun’s Light Doesn’t Reach) is an upcoming single by Miyavi on January 16, 2008. The title track features miyavi’s fellow in “Skin”, Sugizo.
This one here is from the regular edition, because the limited one is without the instrumental part. Although it gives a music video and making of footage.
Track List
  1. “Hi no Hikari sae Todokanai Kono Basho de” (陽の光さえ届かないこの場所で)
  2. “My name iz”
  3. “Hi no Hikari sae Todokanai Kono Basho de (Instrumental)” (陽の光さえ届かないこの場所で (Instrumental), regular edition only)

I am not a big fan of Miyavi, I don’t really like him too back then. But hearing this single made me think the other way. It’s terrific!!! It’s hard to think that someone this young could be so talented.

The first time I decided to hear this single is because of Sugizo is in the song and Sugizo is a really big part in the title track. The sound of the guitar, the crazy whammy playing and the long sustain are definitely that of Sugizo.

This single is great. I like it very much! Or should I say that I really love it^^!! This single is a must have!!