I had somewhat grandiose plans to celebrate this amazing juncture of NECRONOMIDOL and Guso Drop, but life intervened with a vengeance over the last couple of days, and ol’ Maniac just plumb ran out of time to do it well. Fortunately, John was on the case.
Honestly, if this doesn’t get Collaboration of the Year, something (especially) terrible is wrong with the universe.
Sometimes things come together in great ways. Who remembers the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials? What goes together as well as chocolate and peanut butter? Well, it seems NECRONOMIDOL and 偶想Drop do, as was seen last night at their 2-man live: 『暗黒混沌GIG』.
via NECRONOMIDOLxGuso Drop – Dark Chaos GIG — Straight From Japan
I like this little bit of news: FRUITPOCHETTE, who I seriously hope can get back the great momentum that it felt like they had just a little over a year ago, are going to take their relationship with SEX MACHINEGUNS* to the next level by not just performing together, but proverbially making a baby together and hitting the road to promote it:
Or, rather, will live!
This Natalie.mu article has more on the specifics, including the stage schedules for each day of the event; the Premium Stage on the 2nd is practically unfair. Continue reading
This is a neat bit of news: Our very own 2016 Collaboration of the Year winners, Screaming Sixties (and their founders/friends in 6% Is Mine), are going to be putting out an album … with another band!
In the spring, with Zekkyou on lyrics and I love you Orchestra on music. I wonder if they mean “album” album or “we didn’t know how long it would be so just called it that for now” album. Continue reading
Sorry, I was just trying to gussy up the title without being completely on the nose.
Anyway! While we’re on the subject of collaborations, in a bit of news that feels both significant and not so all at the same time, BiS is going to be squaring off against/performing with the guaranteed-to-be-recommended-to-your-friend-who-just-got-into-Babymetal Gacharic Spin on December 14.
We know about Montero’s side project, Tau, but what if I told you that Kai was also doing some collaboration work, and you might be shocked to see her?
You’d believe it. I know. That’s how it goes around here. Anyway, here’s Kai and her collab partner, Ouse Akira (Twitter), as Coming Soon!!:
AAAAAAAHHHHHH KAI’S KAWAII! Continue reading
Now that I’ve loosened you up for the weekend, I wanted to make good on a request from a person who swears that they’re big fans (yeah, right) but didn’t want to reveal their name (WHAT KIND OF DISHONEST LUNATIC HIDES BEHIND A PSEUDONYM?).
This nameless friend had a question/request: It is known that plenty of us can sing, play instruments, etc. What if, just for fun, we (read: you) did regular musical collaborations, covering the kinds of songs that are big hits ’round these parts?
I find this intriguing. Considering that nobody’s probably aiming to be the next REO Speedwagon around here, and there’s plenty of technology for swapping files and meeting in virtual space, I think it’s perfectly feasible to do community covers on a monthly-or-so basis. Continue reading
It was bound to happen at some point: Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, to close their one-man tour, are going to perform a new song (yay!) called “WORLD END CRISIS” (of course!), and they’re going to do it with sister group Yukueshirezutsurezure leader-type Shidare (/winces):
Either she’s a hostage in that photo, or a corpse puppet. Where exactly are Mashiro’s hands?
It’ll be pretty easy, actually:
I have no idea what this collaboration is going to end up like. The potential for raging disappointment is high. But maybe, just maybe, their performance will be the kind of thing that people refer to in awed whispers until the end of heavy metal itself.