Division is the sixth studio album by Japanese visual kei rock band The Gazette , released on August 29, 2012 in Japan by Sony Music Records. It is a doublealbum , the first disk containing alternative metal and nu metal songs and the second disk containing industrial metal songs in the limited edition, including 14 songs, the first CD has mostly Japanese titled tracks, while the second CD has only English titled tracks, and a DVD with the promotional videos "Ibitsu" and "Derangement" each disc (including the DVD ) has their own name . The regular edition includes 12 songs.
Is the first release that does not include promotional singles since their sixth EP Gama.
A Japanese tour, called Live Tour12 -Division- Groan of Diplosomia 01, to promote the album , was held on October 8, 2012 at the Yokosuka Arts Theatre and finished on November 29, 2012 at the NHK Hall with a total of 24 performances.The second part of the tour called Live Tour13 -Division- Groan of Diplosomia 02 with a total of 6 performances began on February 2, 2013 and finished in the final concert Melt on Saitama Super Arena .
A DVD was released with recorded live footage of the Melt concert on June 26, 2013.
The album scored number 3 on the Oricon Daily Charts and number 4 on the Oricon Weekly Charts, selling 23,051 copies in its first week .
All lyrics written by Ruki.