Sam Darcy conducted an interview with guitarist Die of Japanese experimental rockers DIR EN GREY at the Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the chat below.DIR EN GREY guitarist Kaoru had the following to say about the band's appearance at the U.K.'s biggest hard dorck/heavy metal event: "We were truly ecstatic when we got word that we were to play Download this year. It's a festival we have always dreamt of being on and now we are more than honoured to actually be part of it. We got to meet fans from all over the U.K. on the last Kerrang! tour in January and the overall response was more than we ever hoped for. That is also why we are really excited about playing the U.K. again. If not for the fans. we won't be here, thanks go out to all of them and also to our crew members! Download is going to be the first rock festival for DIR EN GREY in the U.K. and we hope to leave something in your hearts with our show."
On May 4, 2009, a brand new DVD was made available from DIR EN GREY through Okami Records. The DVD, entitled "The Rose Trims Again", captures the band's stunning live performances from their 2008 tour in Japan.
Commented Kaoru: "Through this DVD you will see that DIR EN GREY is having a pretty solid run with things now. In the concert featured here, we only played a few songs from 'Uroboros', but the band already has a firm grasp on the world of 'Uroboros'. It's different from our last DVD, 'A Knot Of', so check it out!!"