List of Promotional Versions
This is a list of promotional versions of official releases. Most of the items listed here are not widely available, mostly because of their age and rarity. They're sometimes sold on Yahoo! Japan or other Japanese websites for high prices. For some of these releases, rips are available online, but most are unobtainable.
Internal Promo Releases
These releases are only for internal use, for example by people in the music industry or radio stations, or as promotional videos in store windows. Although they weren't officially sold, they can sometimes be found for sale in second-hand shops or online. Most of the time, their content is similar to official releases.
- 業 / 蒼い月
- MISSA Promo Tape
- -I'll- Unmastered Tape
- -I'll- Promo Tape
- ゆらめき, アクロの丘 and 残-ZAN- Promo Tapes (Front, Back)
- Cage Promo Tape (Front, Back, Side A, Side B)
- 予感 Promo Tape
- Mentioned on this website.
- GAUZE Promo Tape (Front)
- 鬼葬 Promo Tape (Front)
- 太陽の碧 Promo Tape (Front)
- 改-KAI- Promo Tape (Front)
- A promotional VHS for the music video collection GAUZE-62045- (1999) with unknown contents.
- “MACABRE” 店頭プロモーション用ビデオ (VHS)
- A promotional VHS for the MACABRE (2000) album with unknown contents.
- 太陽の碧 Promo VHS
- “THE FINAL” 店頭演奏用ビデオ (VHS)
- A promotional VHS for the THE FINAL (2004) single with unknown contents.
- ゆらめき, アクロの丘 and 残-ZAN- Promo CDs
- Mentioned on this website.
- Special Sample (RADIO EDIT)
- Radio edit CD for the band's three debut singles ゆらめき, アクロの丘 and 残-ZAN-. Not for sale.
- Cage Sampler CD
- 太陽の碧 Promo CD
- FILTH Promo CD
- Child prey Test Pressing CD (Front)
- UROBOROS Promo CD
- DUM SPIRO SPERO Promo CD
- 脈 Promo LP (Front, Side A, Side B)
- 改-KAI- LP (Front)
- A signed version was released during Dir En Grey's radio appearance on "All Night Nippon R" on November 16, 2001. (Front)
- 凌辱の雨 Promo DVD (Front)
- 激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇 Promo DVD
- UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living…- AT NIPPON BUDOKAN Promo DVD
Official Promo Releases
Unlike internal promo releases, the following releases were officially sold or given out to fans at concerts and on other occasions
- 1997.6.14 目黒鹿鳴館 (1997)
- 1997.6.27 COWBOY WORLD (1997)
- 「楓」～if trans…～ TOUR 1998 Mechanism For Leave-the scene of the tragedy-
- 「楓」～if trans…～ Mechanism For Leave-Unknown…Despair…a Lost- ～裁きの血舞台～.
- 甘口 (Amakuchi) is a VHS that was distributed along with the CD-ROM 「a knot」PRESENTS Dir en grey in 香港 to the participants of a fan club trip to Hong Kong on August 29, 2001. You can watch it here.
- 「a knot」PRESENTS Dir en grey in 香港
- CD-ROM that was distributed along with Amakuchi to the participants of a fan club trip to Hong Kong on August 29, 2001.
- 2003Dir en grey-灰色銀幣- 視覺系饗宴 in Taipei
- Exclusive DVD for the Taiwanese fans, released in 2003. Comes with music videos, live clips and messages by the band. You can watch it here.
- GARBAGE / Kodou Promo CD
- German Promo CD
- A multimedia CD-ROM containing the band's bio- and discography as well as promotional videos, distributed at Rock am Ring (June 3, 2005) and Rock im Park (June 4, 2005) in Germany.
- THE FATAL BELIEVER Promo CD
- A promotional CD containing THE FATAL BELIEVER, distributed in Europe in 2007.
- GLASS SKIN European Promo CD
- A promotional CD containing the Japanese and English lyrics versions of GLASS SKIN.
- Kerrang! Promo CD
- A promotional CD containing various famous Dir en grey songs and two videos, distributed during the Kerrang! Magazine Relentless Energy Drink Tour in the UK in 2009.
- 『DUM SPIRO SPERO』メンバー解説コメントCD
- Commentary CD that was given out to 1,000 participants in a lottery. Each member comments some of the songs, total play time is about 25 minutes.
- 灰色の銀貨 vol.59 付録 DVD
- DVD that came with volume 59 of the band's fan club magazine 灰色の銀貨. It shows a short interview with each band member regarding the 15th anniversary of the fan club and concert footage.
- ANDROGYNOS - 2017.07.07-07.08 会場配布DVD
- DVD published on July 7 and 8, 2017, at the ANDROGYNOS event. It contains a video that is about eleven minutes long and consists of footage of previous releases. The video was also released on Youtube shortly after the event. You can watch it here.