Prepare to Get DEATHLESS

Friday has already begun in Japan, and it’ll be creeping (like death!) up on the rest of us in due time. And you know what that means …

It’s Time to Get #Deathless4Necroma!

Once again, the overall details are here, and right here are the really relevant bits:

  • Friday, Feb. 24 (that’s today/tomorrow!)
  • Corpse paint and/or spider
  • On your face
  • Snap a selfie (or, gods forbid, a group photo)
  • Update your social profile picks for the day, and/or relentlessly show the world your commitment
  • Use #Deathless4Necroma and tag @NECRONOMIDOL on Twitter or Facebook or maybe even Instagram
  • And remember to tell your friends!

Also remember, in the wise words of the Supreme Nothing himself: Have fun with it. You don’t need to go wildly down the road of making yourself into a member of Abbath’s backing band; smash some white paint on your face, trace some black around your eyes and mouth, grimace/stick your tongue out at a camera, profit. If actually painting your face isn’t your idea of a good time, or if paint is hard to come by or the opportunity doesn’t present itself etc., you can also tweet out images of other black metal stuff, or of Necroma, or turn your profile pics white-and-black. The only limit is your imagination!

Here’s a fresh tutorial to show you how it (the painting) is done:

You can also follow Brian’s advice and accessorize!

For real, if anybody goes full Gorgoroth for this exercise, I’ll send them a very nice note via email. WHAT AN INCENTIVE.

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Did You Guys Want to See More Babymetal from the Tokyo Dome?

This recording popped up on Reddit last night, with the uploader pulling the ol’ fake-’em-out-with-YouTube-but-it’s-actually-on-Dailymotion trick. I was on the fence about whether to make yet another callback to the Dome, but then figured that it’s been a while since we last really did anything fun with Babymetal, so heck, post the sucker.

As the video stuff indicates, this is “No Rain, No Rainbow,” a song that I loved all the way up until it wound up on Metal Resistance, whereupon I immediately fell out of love with it, but this video got me to love it all over again:


No Rain No Rainbow @ Tokyo Dome by hugo-metal

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Here’s That Screaming Sixties Collaboration We Were Warned About

Collaborations are one of the things that make idols fun — whether it’s your favorites mixing it up with other idols or taking the stage with a band, you know that you’re getting something both familiar and unique at the same time.

Last year’s Collaboration of the Year winners (well, half of them), Screaming Sixties, had warned us that they were going to be connecting with I love you Orchestra, and here are the results:

Thanks, Jul!

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We’ve Been Missing Guso Drop Lately, So Thursday Hurtsday Is Theirs

You guys, you may have noticed that I’m kind of an idiot sometimes*, so trust me when I say that yeah, I published this yesterday by accident because I somehow lost the ability to understand how time works. I did catch it before I ruined things for everybody; I did not catch it before Jul saw the thing and clicked and shared some very useful information that now I can incorporate into the post at the correct time!

So! I’ve changed up just about everything, but dig it: I’m first showing you the live video because that was the plan all along.


Literally never a dull moment

But it gets way better!

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Here’s a Nice Chunk of Live Minna no Kodomo-chan

Man, do you guys remember Everybody’s Children and their awesome debut MV? I had seen some renewed chatter around them lately, Facebook and otherwise, and then the Supreme Nothing himself went plumbing and turned up this awesome chunk of live video:


Well, you mostly hear wota, but still

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Oh, Sweet, There’s uijin That I Haven’t Heard Yet

I was mostly minding my own business, as I do, and friend to us all Pure Idol Heart was like “hey bro, you gotta check this out,” and I was like, this is how you wind up addicted to painkillers in the after-school special, but I’ve learned by now that one should listen to one’s elders when delving into idol, especially when said elder is possibly not an elder but has been around this whole game for a while, so I complied, and oh look! New uijin video!

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Let’s Take a Step Back for Indie Idol Wednesday

Part of the whole reason that I started Indie Idol Wednesday was so that I could have some set-aside space for the lesser known, not-quite-sung idols who actually work pretty hard and have a nice little following, but aren’t part of the usual big-buzz culture that we normally gravitate toward. And back when I started the feature, the other part of doing so was to have an excuse to talk up my girl Ophelia 20mg.

Well, Ophetan went and did something yesterday that I wasn’t sure she’d ever do — she released full-verison PVs for … singles of hers? There had been short versions and sort-of trailers published before, but now they’re full, and … if idorock is a thing, then idometal needs to be, too, because these are all great examples:

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I Review Things: NECRONOMIDOL | “DEATHLESS”

Bringing back the disclaimers! It’s not a secret that I’m a huge mark for NECRONOMIDOL, and that their producer, Ricky Wilson, has been a friend to Homicidols.com in what I hope is a mutually fulfilling relationship; that being said, while I never had much reason to think that DEATHLESS would be anything less than great, I made a strong effort to put the relationship behind me for this sucker; I may love idol and I may love dark idol and I may love NECRONOMIDOL, but we don’t build community trust without honesty, and we don’t make other fans by being sycophants.

So. On to the review!
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RIOT BABY Is a Riot, Baby

I’m so sorry

Man you guys, just when I thought it was safe to relax for a minute and settle into whatever kind of normal being a fan of idols really allows you to have, along comes … well, RIOT BABY:


Also follow them on Twitter!

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I Can Barely Handle This Tuesday WTF

I offer you this with the caveat, friends, that it’s not in the normal wheelhouse around these parts, but Tuesday is our set-aside time for the genuinely weird parts of idol, no matter who contributes them. There’s a lot of strange coming down the pipe today, but I think this tops it all:


Pure Idol Heart with the share

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