the GazettE, one of Japan's leading heavy rock bands, returns with eighth album DOGMA.
DOGMA is mastered by one of the world's most in-demand engineers, Ted Jenson (Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, Pantera) of Sterling Sound. 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.
The first proper taste of DOGMA came in early August 2015 with the lyric video to album track OMINOUS, leading to Metal Injection hailing the song as "Japan’s answer to bands like Katatonia… and Porcupine Tree". A week later the GazettE followed it up by revealing a sampler of the entire album on their YouTube channel.
DOGMA also includes a large artwork and lyric booklet, as well as an extra booklet containing translations of the lyrics into English and Romaji.
Since 2002, the GazettE has risen to become one of Japan's most successful rock bands. They’ve refined and redefined the boundaries of rock music, achieving continual chart success despite their often heavy, ominous sound.
In the last decade, the GazettE have earned top-ten chart success with all 20 of their major label albums and singles. Their music has taken them all over Japan on massive, sold-out tours and seen them perform at some of the country's most prestigious venues. Highlights include sold-out "one man lives" (a Japanese term for shows with a single band on the line-up) at the mighty Nippon Budokan, Saitama Super Arena and Japan's 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome – not to mention packed-out tours across the globe. The band even managed to bring Shinjuku Station – the world’s busiest transport hub – to a halt when a guerrilla gig got out of hand and tens of thousands of fans arrived within minutes of the news breaking on social media.