When DIR EN GREY first came to the UK in May of 2007, they had not had any press, adverts or any kind of promotion. Yet their two shows at London s Islington Academy sold out immediately, at a £28 ticket price. Fans were camped outside the venue for TWO DAYS prior to their first UK show, many rejoining the queue as soon as the band came off stage for the following night s show. This frenzied level of devotion from their fans caught the attention of the major UK rock press, and before long, DIR EN GREY were gracing the pages of Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and the like, as well as getting heavy airplay from their unique and arty videos on Scuzz TV, Kerrang TV and MTV. Now DIR EN GREY are returning with new album UROBOROS, their first to receive a simultaneous international release. This highly anticipated album has been eagerly received by the cream of the UK rock media, with huge levels of support already displayed by Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Radio One and Scuzz TV. DIR EN GREY look set to expand their already respectable fan base to become one of the biggest names on the international Rock Scene.