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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It’s All Sweet and Nice Until Somebody Loses a Finger

And speaking of Oyasumi Hologram, our buddy boans went ahead and shared these awesome videos of Oyasumi Hologram going black metal with VMO on the forums.

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There’s Actually a Ton of Stuff Going on with Necronomidol Right Now

By all accounts, TENEBRAE ASCENDANT was a big ol’ success for the Dark Girls, and the new “Skulls in the Stars” video rocketed right into the peloton of Video of the Year candidates, but they didn’t stop there. Continue reading


I Review Things: Necronomidol | “from chaos born”

Cover of Japanese black metal idol dark wave group Necromidol's EP "From Chaos Born"

Disclaimer: Necronomidol is making an explicitly international push for this record; this humble little site was included in their press release, which, wow. And because I surf social media all the time for idol news and saw the pre-release stuff hit Facebook the other day, I was out in front of the announcement; hence, this is a little bit of a hybrid. How appropriate!

On to the review!
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A Visual History of Necronomidol to Prepare You for Tenebrae Ascendent

Unless I’ve completely lost the ability to put two and two together, this is a narrated visual history of Necronomidol from way back (1.75 years!) to the “Vulture” days until the present, their “Road to Liquid” promo (Liquid Room being the site of their one-man next month).

And is this saying that there’s a new song in there?

Or that there’ll be a new song at Liquid? Either way, neat. (I have the volume really low, so excuse me.)

Now make with the new official MV, Necroma.


The Natural: It’s Friday the 13th; What’s Necronomidol Doing?

After their Tokyo Candoll efforts, New Caledonia communion with the Ancient Ones tour and conversion of children to darkness, it feels like we haven’t had much chance to visit with the Dark Girls, but now’s as good a time as any to check in:

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