GazettE to release 7th album 'Visual Deformity'
Fresh from completing a world tour with sold out dated across Europe, Japan's 'visual kei' veterans the GazettE are returning with their seventh full length album 'BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY', due for a worldwide digital release on October 23, and a physical release in the UK, Europe, and Russia from JPU Records.
'BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY' captures the essence of what it means to be an outsider and the title, combined with its unusual artwork, is a physical representation of a band that never compromise in the way of expression. The cover art is a further metaphor, envisaging a hybrid beast made from five distinct but very different creatures.
"the GazettE's creativity depends on the individuality of all five member of the band", explains vocalist RUKI. "Our art is a distilled combination of audio and visual". They're very protective about it too. The music video to BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY's lead single 'FADELESS' was only made available on YouTube for a limited time, and fans wanting to see the new videos created for MALFORMED BOX and INSIDE BEAST will have to purchase the limited edition of the album (which also includes a three dimensional sculpture of the cover art, and an additional 30 page artbook). The band currently has no plans to release any videos from this album online.
JPU Records' regular edition of the album will also marry the sound and vision of the GazettE. Its 24-page booklet embodies all 14-tracks with unique artwork depicting each song, while an additional booklet will be included exclusive to the UK, Europe and Russia, containing translations of the lyrics into English.
'BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY' will be released in 79 countries across the world on 23 October 2013.
BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY Track List:
01. MALFORMED BOX
02. INSIDE BEAST
03. UNTIL IT BURNS OUT
04. DEVOURING ONE ANOTHER
07. LAST HEAVEN
09. THE STUPID TINY INSECT
10. IN BLOSSOM
12. Kuroku Sunda Sorato Zangaito Kataha
13. TO DAZZLING DARKNESS