Next Friday, We Go #Deathless4Necroma

Hello everybody! I wanted to share this quick reminder about the next big community idol support project, this time to celebrate NECRONOMIDOL and the release of their DEATHLESS album that I could not be giddier about.

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

  • Friday, Feb. 24
  • 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
  • Use #Deathless4Necroma and tag @NECRONOMIDOL on Twitter or Facebook or maybe even Instagram, I dunno
  • And remember to tell your friends!

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Brighten Your Mood with NECRONOMIDOL Live

It’s chilly and rainy and dreary here in the national capital region, folks, and it’s Inauguration Day, so an area that knows gridlock all too well is completely off the rails. What better time for some NECRONOMIDOL?!

This video’s from their live on the 7th; it’s not the New Dark Age Dawns show, but it might still be the first time you’re seeing Himari and/or Rei live.


I love you, Necroma

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Meet the Newest Member of NECRONOMIDOL

The New Dark Age is impending, friends, and NECRONOMIDOL is preparing us. As you can see in the banner (and more clearly in their new artist photo), they’re back to a quintet and appear to be ready for some good ol’ fashioned sacrilege.

Japanese black metal darkwave idol group Necronomidol

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NECRONOMIDOL. Live. With a Band.

Yesterday was actually a pretty good start to the week; we got a whole bunch of news about releases and there weren’t any casualties in the marathon and there were even a couple of surprise new MVs. Pretty good day! My highlight, though? See the post title.

“NYX” is off of Necroma’s exquisite from chaos born EP. I don’t know if I could be said to expect any video, much less live, from most of the songs on that record, just given the very distinct moods they convey and the challenge of translating that to a visual medium, but I gotta say, this looks like a lot of fun. Continue reading

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A Dark Day: Now Hotaru Is Leaving NECRONOMIDOL

It’s actually quite pleasant outside, so she must be content with the decision.

I did not expect to see this in my feed when I woke up (late) this morning:

Hotaru’s going to be following on Kusaka Karen’s heels and graduating to (ironically) enroll in university. Her final appearance as a Dark Girl will be either on the 29th or at the Corazon Fest (genuinely a good bill!) in December (I can’t tell and translators suck).

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NECRONOMIDOL Welcomes a New Denizen of Darkness

Ever since Kusaka Karen’s graduation last month, it’s been only a matter of time before NECRONOMIDOL unveiled their updated roster with a new member. As one is wont to fear having to say about idols who are the physical embodiment of your nightmares, that day has finally arrived:

Imaizumi Satoshi Imaizumi Rei. Give the future devourer of some poor jerk’s soul a follow, would you?

TY Viz Major for correcting the gender reading that Google horked up.

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The Dark Girls Are Down One Kusaka Karen

We’ve known for a little while that Karen was leaving NECRONOMIDOL at the appointed time, and that came yesterday and honestly, it is kind of sad. There hasn’t been additional media yet (blog post, etc.), but we do have this nice photo from after the live:

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You Should Add NECRONOMIDOL Vinyl to Your Collection

Update: Now available!

You may have seen this from NECRONOMIDOL:

Yep! The Dark Girls have re-released their NEMESIS album on vinyl through Specific Recordings. That is, the Specific Recordings that’s based in France. That can swing distribution around Europe and the Americas. That … uh …

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This Is Legitimately Really Good NECRONOMIDOL Live Video

Going to Thailand has its advantages (besides recruiting unholy warriors of the future), I see — this is some of the clearest Necroma live video you’ve ever seen or heard:

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A True Story about This NECRONOMIDOL Song

I run! I’m not particularly good at it, but it’s a good way to keep my maniacal frame svelte and fit, and this latest routine has been the most steadily that I’ve been able to keep at it and build miles since I re-started to run for fitness as an adult. Unfortunately, I do have a tendency to overwork, and I recently managed to resurrect some old foot strain that I’ve lately been managing by going out a little less frequently.

All of that background is to say that logging lots of miles is a good way to listen back through some of my favorite idol material, and I was really motivated to do that after work yesterday. I can get into the emotions of the songs for pace and, because my brain has nothing else to worry about, pick through instrumentation and the like. Last night, I opted for NECRONOMIDOL’s recently released (excellent) mini-album from chaos born.

This is the first track, “psychopomp”:


This is what “psychopomp” means

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