【An important announcement from NECRONOMIDOL】https://t.co/FTZfUwOXNG
— NECRONOMIDOL (@NECRONOMIDOL) October 26, 2018
These videos aren’t new, friends, but I had this guy right down here sitting there in the Weekender, and I was like, you know, it’s kind of rude to just leave this here. Remember the good ol’ days, Maniac, when you used to just about zing straight out of your clothes like in an 80s cartoon any time favorite idols of yours got a total bootleg fancam video uploaded to YouTube and you just had to blog a post? Those were good days. Exciting days! And NECRONOMIDOL was one of the most featured things in those days, before they got all big and swanky and stuff and before you realized that there were like 7,200 idol groups to cover.
I originally just published the videos for one thing, but right as that was happening came along a preview of “SAMHAIN”!
作曲：ゼロツ ( @cider02 )
WITCHING HOUR作曲のゼロツさんからのご提供です。 pic.twitter.com/Mb8VZaHg6p
— NECRONOMIDOL (@NECRONOMIDOL) September 15, 2018
Back to our featured programming!
No! As it turns out, I missed that they’ve played “IN BLACK” live as well!
All hail fancam.
So anyway! Here’s “thanatogenesis”, from Necroma’s upcoming VOIDHYMN album:
Long had it been rumored, suspected, hinted at and blasphemously prophesied that darkness idols NECRONOMIDOL would soon, eventually release another record, their fairly exhausting touring schedule and requisite omnipresence in the chika scene made it unclear as to exactly when that was going to happen. Now we know!
ジャケットは丸尾末広先生 @maruojigoku に描き下ろしていただきました！
— NECRONOMIDOL (@NECRONOMIDOL) August 23, 2018
Also, please tell me that’s a Beetlejuice reference in the art
Ah, yes, arguably, the main event. It’s weird, actually. This is the second time I have interviewed Necroma (and the third time Homicidols has interviewed them overall), but I was still the most nervous about this particular interview.
I can say without a doubt that NECRONOMIDOL are my favourite unit nowadays. And Sari is not just the official Homicidols oshi of 2017-2018 (well), she also shares the joint podium with GANG PARADE’s Coco Partin Coco as my personal kamioshi. I was insanely excited, but terrified, to see them again.
Well, I’m sure enough people saw my Twitter fangirling to know that it went okay. They were all lovely to see again, as always. Rei even pulled out a chair for me to sit on as we started the interview! As it was Hina’s birthday in a couple of days, I gave her a gift bag of chocolate and a Hedwig plushie, and she was happy, and then I was happy! There’s a lot really that I could babble on about. There’s not much to say about their actual performance that hasn’t already been said before; they were absolutely captivating, as always. I think Sari’s facial spider may have been powering my ability to take photos, as once I noticed that it had fallen from her face, my camera ran out of space and my phone ran out of battery. Spooky! Continue reading
All right. So before I do NECRONOMIDOL again, let me say that I’m also making a new year’s resolution to get more idol records and do more reviews, including some older stuff. Including something that I’m going to publish in like the next couple of days to break up this Necroma run. And then something else.
Great. On to the review!
Well, that happened
— Homicidol Maniac (@homicidols) December 21, 2017
This is all that I could muster after a night that confirmed everything that I’ve been doing about this whole idol business. In front of gods and man and maniacs, NECRONOMIDOL had not only taken the stage and wreaked absolute havoc, but had cut a very different jib in meeting with me, in person, and providing some great insights.
Oh, and Oshi put on the tiara that I gifted her, and all was well. Continue reading
How could it be any other way?
So yeah, it’s basically NECRONOMIDOL Week, which is both a great and deeply disturbing thing when it’s realized, but come on: U.S. tour, fan club, VIP stuff … and OH LOOK IT’S A NEW VINYL RELEASE!
That’s a lot of pressure, Specific, even in French. Yeah, I said I’d review the thing, what of it? I AM UNCORRUPTIBLE! But let’s not kid around, this thing’s gonna be awesome. Continue reading
Because your soul belongs to Oshi, remember?
Well, friends, the day has (gulp) finally arrived, and NECRONOMIDOL’s arrival on U.S. shores is not only definitely happening, but now thoroughly planned, and also barely a month away. Details are after the jump; first, feast your senses upon this video message from the members:
I understood Himari when she said “America”
This one’s personal, for what it’s worth. I don’t know how many folks read Colin’s old HuffPost piece on the idols set to break through to international audiences (in 2015!), making that heady jump from Babymetal to lots of great other stuff, but my dude even then was repping hard for Necroma, and they were still mere toddlers in the grand scheme of things. I had the same thought, though, that the darkness girls would catch on like a plague if given a chance to do so, and everything about Homicidols.com was ultimately about them and a handful of other projects (some of which have only come into existence since!), trying to help to build interest and support and bring them to this country. Continue reading
This week’s Oshi Digest was held up for two days to both suitably honor the LIQUIDROOM one-man tour closer and also to give some breathing room to the “ABHOTH” MV; love them though I do, I don’t want to accidental my way into becoming NecronomiBlog
I think the LIQUIDROOM show went pretty well, you guys — Twitter is littered with messages from other idols to the Darkness Girls, and I can’t wait for the inevitable cut of video footage. Look at this:
— k (@keitter615) October 1, 2017
And, as was foretold from the blood of infants spilled under a new moon, a new NECRONOMIDOL single will be upon us before the end of the year:
— NECRONOMIDOL (@NECRONOMIDOL) September 30, 2017
They debuted the song yesterday; I do not feel like waiting until December!
This is, however, Oshi Digest, so we must focus our attentions on Sari. Continue reading
While preparing for that class I’m teaching last night, I was looking through my YouTube playlists and noticed something strange — the videos from the Necroma 24 had all been deleted. How strange! I thought. Perhaps the event’s specialness was being preserved by Ricky. Perhaps he forgot to lay the proper enchantments upon the cameras, and the recordings of such vile evil were bound to deteriorate out of sheer attrition in the epic battle between darkness and light. It could’ve been anything!
But then the cat was let out of the bag this morning; a new NECRONOMIDOL video, you guys!