London’s JPU Records will be releasing the GazettE’s first three major-label albums, NIL, Stacked Rubbish and Dim, in physical and digital formats in Europe. This comes ahead of the release of the J-rock quintet’s eighth album DOGMA.
Nil (Nameless Liberty Underground) was released in 2006 and reached number four in the Oricon Weekly Album Chart. The year also saw the band embark on a Japanese tour that culminated at Nippon Budokan. 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 GazettE their highest chart position to date, reaching number three in Japan’s album chart in 2007. The album saw the band experimenting with elements of R&B, jazz and blues, combined with their already heavy and aggressive sound. Featuring the tracks Filth in the Beauty and Regret, Stacked Rubbish will be available from 14 August, with several tracks already available to buy from iTunes.
2009 saw the GazettE release their fourth album, Dim. Leading up to its release, the band held a secret show at Shinjuku Station Square, the world’s busiest transport hub, but it had to be shut down when several thousand fans happened to turn up. DIM includes the track Leech, the band’s first single to reach number two in the charts. The album will also be released on 14 August, 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.
You can pre-order from JPU Records by clicking here.
If you want to listen to more from the GazettE then check out our Top Ten GazettE songs.