I Love When Oyasumi Hologram Gets a Little Loud

This is so cool, you guys: So Oyasumi Hologram, who I can never believe only have the level of support that they do among Westerners, given that they’re incredibly great — at making their dreamy, ethereal, arty alt-whatever — have started a new project with a three-piece band (or potentially as a three-piece band, nuance is hard), and that project has a demo, and they’re promoting both of them with this out-of-nowhere MV for “machine song”:

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I Like This Alloy Song, But I Want Much More

Alloy just keeps on grinding out demo tracks on Soundcloud. They’re all good! Including this new one!

It’s very imaginatively titled*, and also perhaps prophetically, because things called “Ten” have a tendency to turn out pretty well, even if this isn’t the actual title in the end. That’s not a great joke. Continue reading

One More Rip-roarin’ Track from Alloy

Good ol’ Alloy; their MV is apparently mere days away, and the two tracks they shared out the other day were, despite being instrumental-only demos, packed with noise and aggression and made me really happy. So is the next in the series (literally, “Seven”, “Eight” and “Nine”), up to par?

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Sweet Holy Moses, These Alloy Songs Rock

I’m sorry, were you guys looking for something loud and punishing for your Thursday Hurtsday fix? I’m afraid that I can’t do anything to help you … other than share these two new instrumental demos from Alloy.

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Day of the Living Dead I Dolls Demo

I guess I could only take the Romero reference so far with this one, huh?

Nonetheless! Living Dead I Dolls are still a little bit away from their debut, but they have a look and they have music, and cross your fingers and throw salt over your shoulder and spit into the wind and/or whatever it is your do to ward off the evil dead, because:

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We Know What Broken by the Scream Sounds Like, and It’s Awesome

Let’s set the right energy for what’s about to come next and come back to Broken by the Scream. Remember them? A landing place for an ex-969er? Part of that two-week stretch where it seemed like there was another metal-sounding unit either debuting or recently debuted or about to debut in a few months or something but WOW that’s a lot of metal are you sure you guys are okay?

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I Want to Hear Hategleam’s Newest So Badly That I’m Listening to Their Demo

You all will have to forgive me for loving the ever-living hell out of Hategleam, hashtag sorry not sorry. With all due respect to Guso Drop, I’m not sure that anybody puts idol and hardcore together better.

However! Once upon a time, all the way back to the beginning of 2015, there was a lonely demo on Bandcamp, and it was by an up-and-coming anti-idol project called Hategleam, and that up-and-coming idol project called Hategleam had three anti-idols fronting the band instead of two and wow they were a lot closer to the idol side in those days.

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