the GazettE Release Eighth Studio Album「DOGMA」

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the GazettE, one of Japan’s leading heavy rock bands, returns with eighth album DOGMA, will be released on CD in the UK and Europe through JPU Records on 2 October, and digitally from 26 August, one week ahead of its digital release in Japan (2 September) and the rest of the world (4 September).

It follows 2013’s BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY release, which peaked at number five in Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album chart, as well as making top ten in global iTunes charts as the band conducted their first world tour.
To celebrate the release, JPU Records will also be re-releasing the GazettE’s first three major-label albums NIL, STACKED RUBBISH and DIM, both digitally and hardcopy.

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TRACKLIST:
01. NIHIL
02. DOGMA
03. RAGE
04. DAWN
05. DERACINE
06. BIZARRE
07. WASTELAND
08. INCUBUS
09. LUCY
10. GRUDGE
11. PARALYSIS
12. DEUX
13. BLEMISH
14. OMINOUS (Video)

the GazettE to Release Back Catalogue in Physical and Digital Formats in Europe

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Japan’s ‘visual kei’ veterans the GazettE will release their first three major-label albums in physical and digital formats in Europe through London’s JPU Records, ahead of the release of their hotly anticipated eighth album DOGMA.

Breakthrough album NIL (Nameless Liberty Underground) saw the group emerge from Japan’s underground visual kei scene and become one of the biggest, most influential names in the genre. When released in 2006, the album reached number four in the Oricon Weekly Album Chart and the tour surrounding it brought the GazettE in front of 20,000 fans for its finale at The Nippon Budokan, the country’s most revered venue. NIL will be available from 10 July in the UK and soon after in the rest of Europe.

Follow up album STACKED RUBBISH gave the band their highest chart position to date, reaching number three in Japan’s album chart in 2007 and redefined visual kei in the process. The album experimented with elements of R&B, jazz and blues, and incorporated into the band’s existing heavy, aggressive and dark sound. The results crossed boundaries, even countries, as the GazettE embarked on their first world tour, including a show at a packed out O2 Academy Islington from word of mouth alone. STACKED RUBBISH will be available from 14 August 2015, and had several tracks available to buy in advance from iTunes right now, including fan favourites Filth in the Beauty (one unofficially uploaded video of the song has over five million hits on YouTube), high-energy anthem HYENA and the moody theme to the domestic release of Korean horror flick APT; Chizuru.

The last of this year’s re-releases will be DIM, an album described as having riffs as “heavy as the soul of Dracula” and sounding like “Slipknot playing Powerman 5000 covers” by AllMusic’s Alexey Eremenko. Leading up to its release, the GazettE managed to shut down part of Shinjuku Station, the world’s busiest transport hub, when several thousand fans turned up to the secret event. DIM includes the group’s first single to reach number two in the charts, LEECH. The album will also be released on 14 August 2015, with several tracks available now from iTunes.

The CD editions of the albums include the original photo and lyric booklets, as well as an all-new booklet containing new images and the lyrics translated into English and Romaji.

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NIL
01. THE END
02. Nausea & Shudder
03. Bath Room
04. Maggots
05. Namaatatakai Ameto Zaratsuita Jounetsu
06. D. L. N
07. SHADOW VI II I
08. BARETTA
09. Cassis
10. SILLY GOD DISCO
11. DISCHARGE
12. Taion

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STACKED RUBBISH
01. ART DRAWN BY VOMIT
02. AGONY
03. HYENA
04. BURIAL APPLICANT
05. GANGES NI AKAI BARA
06. REGRET
07. CALM ENVY
08. SWALLOWTAIL ON THE DEATH VALLEY
09. MOB 136 BARS
10. GENTLE LIE
11. FILTH IN THE BEAUTY
12. CIRCLE OF SWINDLER
13. CHIZURU
14. PEOPLE ERROR

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DIM
01. 「HIKARI」
02. THE INVISIBLE WALL
03. A MOTH UNDER THE SKIN
04. LEECH
05. NAKIGAHARA
06. 「ERIKA」
07. HEADACHE MAN
08. GUREN
09. 「SHIKYU」
10. 13STAIRS[-]1
11. DISTRESS AND COMA
12. 「KANSHOKU」
13. SHIROKI YUUTSU
14. IN THE MIDDLE OF CHAOS
15. 「MORO」
16. OGRE
17. DIM SCENE

Information courtesy of JPU Records

the GazettE reveals teaser for New Album

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“13 years have passed since the GazettE formed.
This eighth album was born out of the band’s struggle attempting to metamorphose.
This is the beginning of everything stained by the darkness and dogma.”

Fresh from the band’s sold out 13th anniversary event at the legendary Nippon Budokan on Tuesday 10 March 2015, the GazettE reveals THE BEGINNING OF OMINOUS YEAR PROJECT by unleashing the first video teaser for upcoming album 「DOGMA」 scheduled for release this August in the UK and Europe from JPU Records.