"It's not about the style or genre," declares Die. "It's about you and the band, the energy that we bring to the song and the performance. That's where it's going to make the difference as to whether it can cross language barriers. If our music does that, it makes us very happy."

DIR EN GREY + THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE | Paradise Rock Club, 967 Comm Ave, Boston | December 13 @ 6 pm | all-ages | $25 | 617-562-8800 or thedise.com

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