From Death Springs New Life: The Aftermath of Lyric Holic’s Demise

Every now and again, it’s worth following up on idols you particularly enjoyed. Sometimes, the hint you get is about as subtle as an explosion; other times, it’s just a little blip on the Twittersphere that says that maybe there’s something worth looking into.

Yesterday, a little bit of us kicked off following Lyric Holic official’s announcement that the group is inexplicably rebooting after dying:

“How peculiar,” I thought, largely because I always thought that Lyric Holic was effectively self-managed. “I wonder what the old members are up to in this case?” Continue reading

And Now Even Lyric Holic Has Bitten the Dust

At least I can stop complaining about idol being boring this year; the death toll alone is incredible. Lyric Holic, at times the most viciously loud thing in idol but also capable of real-deal beauty (because Tama), had their final one-man later today*. Maybe it means something that I wouldn’t have even known it if not for randomly seeing a tweet from a member of another (friendly) group** wishing them well:

Idol English, man

I’d point you to stuff directly from the official account, but it appears to have simply given up. Instead, we tell a story with the members themselves! Continue reading

Bonus Thursday Hurtsday: Live Lyric Holic!

Hey team! So after that last post went up literally seven hours after I first tried to finish it, I felt like maybe folks would like something else loud and aggressive and, unlike the subject of said post, unapologetically, indisputably idol. And as the worm turns, PIH and others were passing around this lovely treat like candy earlier, and it’s perfect for the theme, so — Lyric Holic, live, with a band, and loud as hell:


I feel like blood needs to be raining on them during “Alice”

Continue reading

This Is Violent: Lyric Holic Live

Now this is what I’d been waiting for! I actually had to laugh a little bit when Viz Major added these in the A.lt-Idol group yesterday, because I had looked at the Your Lyric Holic Needs You YouTube account about an hour prior, just part of the usual who’s-doing-what-if-anything routine that I advise anytime there’s less going on in the idolsphere, and all they had there was some short tribute stuff for Psycho Predator.

Then I got two sources for these (rare) full live videos and couldn’t have been happier:

Continue reading

Lyric Holic’s ‘Awaking Blood’ Will Definitely Do That for You

Are you ready for some metal? I hope so!

That’s a lot of metal! For all the hubbub around certain album releases, the recent appearance of Alice madness is one of the few signs in a while that idol metal does exist outside of a select few at the top of the heap and a big morass in the underground.

Continue reading

It’s Not Just a One-man: Lyric Holic Teases First Album

Philippe went ahead and scooped me on my own Facebook page: While eyes were watching their countdown to the “Alice madness” second anniversary one-man coming in October, Lyric Holic up and snap announced their first album!

Continue reading

Now It’s Just Two Months til Lyric Holic’s One-man

It’s been a little while since I last checked in on melodic goth metallers Lyric Holic and the countdown to their second one-man, “Alice Madness.” How’s that going?

So, so many 15-second video clips, with neither sequence nor continuity from one to another. Lots of little bits of songs, though!

This has been your Lyric Holic update for Q3 2016.

Lyric Holic Is Doing a 100-video Countdown to Their Second One-man What

As fans of Lyric Holic will, I thought I’d check in on them yesterday after realizing that I see them advertising live shows all the time (and others advertising live shows with them), but nary a peep of video since the “Alice” MV and Mizuki Rin’s graduation (and transformation into Psycho Predator).

The result? No big deal. Just the first several of 100 very short videos to prep us all for their second one-man, which my two-second mental math says is happening on or right before Halloween. Appropriate! Continue reading

Speculate Away! Mizuki Rin Coy about Relationship with 564 REBOOT

The Artist Formerly Known as Lynne Francoise of Lyric Holic would seem to have moved into a “normal” life, but for some recent tweets of, hm, dance activity with a certain member of 564 REBOOT.

And if you follow along the conversations that stem from that, you can see people asking the right questions and of course getting the non-committal answers.

“Naw,” you say, “they’re probably just friends hanging out. In a dance studio. While one is in an idol group that’s known to be seeking members and the other just left an idol group, and those two groups are historically friendly, and they’re wearing shirts that …” and you trail off because you realize that all good sense says to just accept the probability of Gekiholic 564.

I will never not be amused by idols.

Something Metal This Way Comes

I’d been seeing this going back almost two weeks now, originally thinking that it was mostly connected to Parallel‘s anniversary show: A whole lot of love between Lyric Holic, agencymates Haloperi Doll and Mugen Regina, Tsuki to Taiyou and NEXT Shoujo Jiken (and sometimes including Parallel).

What it was actually building toward is/was called Lyric Holic Revue, and from what I can gather it looks less like a revue and more like a jamboree. Look at this lineup: Continue reading