Who’s in the Mood for NECRONOMIDOL Live?

From what I’ve seen across the idolverse in the last week and change, a bunch of folks were either just in Tokyo or are about to be in Tokyo, and they’re talking about their idol experience — saw so-and-so, got a great cheki, bought this merch stuff. And a bunch of people saw Necroma! Which, we’re very lucky that you made it home!

I doubt very many of them were at this show over the weekend, but maybe they can tell us about it from when they were at a show; if you’ve puzzled at all over the live performance of “ITHAQUA” since its triumphant appearance in our lives a little while back, this is for you:

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Beautiful Things Happen When Idols Are Friends

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

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Corenament Week 2: Aftermath, and Our Final Four

Well, friends, despite some hiccups, we got here; the first two weeks of the Corenament are in the books, and we’re down to our Final Four. Just like in real life! And while we didn’t quite have the drama of UNC-Kentucky, we did have … well, idol-level drama. It all seems to have worked out, though, because now we’re just doing triple-digit voting for everybody. May the most dedicated bunch of bots and shut-ins win!

I kid, really. I’ve seen folks talking about X’s fans in Y country getting on board; I’ve seen the shares on Facebook and Twitter myself. The site randomly got some pings from what I think is a Chinese blog? Basically, while last year’s Corenament became the Kamen Joshi show because people like Kamiya Erina asked their followers to vote, this thing grew legs and went some places. Neato!

And now here we are, with a Final Four that I don’t think too many people would complain about. Go look at the Elite Eight results if you want; most of the surprising names therein have been purged on the strength of PURE IDOLCORE POWER. And also Babymetal.

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Friday Funday: When Necroma Reacts, You Listen

Kerrie’s on a serious roll lately; go buy some of her original art!

Oh lord do I love some of the things that come from drama. During times when we are worried, upset, all other kinds of negative emotions, sometimes absolute hilarity and beauty ensues as a result. You know what they say about the best art coming from tragedy. What I’m trying to say is, as suspicious as the ANFORT scenario may be, you guys brought some great things to the #BetterCompaniesThanANFORT hashtag. Great job!


After that mess, I think we could do with a breather this week. As much as Maniac probably wants me to arrange a Twitter funeral for Hauptharmonie and PiiiiiiiN (hey, we can do that too if you want!), it’s probably best that some good old-fashioned silliness came about. Not like #BetterCompaniesThanANFORT wasn’t already silly.

Luckily, this particular promotional photo courtesty of NECRONOMIDOL keeps popping up on my Twitter feed at the moment. Continue reading

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A Spectre Will Be Haunting Europe — The Spectre of NECRONOMIDOL

This is very new and very light on details, and in fact I skipped right over it earlier and had to be shown the error of my ways by our translator pal, but holy smokes, you guys, NECRONOMIDOL is taking their dark gospel to Europe:

Details are currently non-existent, except that they’re going to France and Italy in the early part of July, and may be add other countries, too. Unholy smokes. Continue reading

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Prepare to Get DEATHLESS

Friday has already begun in Japan, and it’ll be creeping (like death!) up on the rest of us in due time. And you know what that means …

It’s Time to Get #Deathless4Necroma!

Once again, the overall details are here, and right here are the really relevant bits:

  • Friday, Feb. 24 (that’s today/tomorrow!)
  • Corpse paint and/or spider
  • On your face
  • Snap a selfie (or, gods forbid, a group photo)
  • Update your social profile picks for the day, and/or relentlessly show the world your commitment
  • Use #Deathless4Necroma and tag @NECRONOMIDOL on Twitter or Facebook or maybe even Instagram
  • And remember to tell your friends!

Also remember, in the wise words of the Supreme Nothing himself: Have fun with it. You don’t need to go wildly down the road of making yourself into a member of Abbath’s backing band; smash some white paint on your face, trace some black around your eyes and mouth, grimace/stick your tongue out at a camera, profit. If actually painting your face isn’t your idea of a good time, or if paint is hard to come by or the opportunity doesn’t present itself etc., you can also tweet out images of other black metal stuff, or of Necroma, or turn your profile pics white-and-black. The only limit is your imagination!

Here’s a fresh tutorial to show you how it (the painting) is done:

You can also follow Brian’s advice and accessorize!

For real, if anybody goes full Gorgoroth for this exercise, I’ll send them a very nice note via email. WHAT AN INCENTIVE.

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I Review Things: NECRONOMIDOL | “DEATHLESS”

Bringing back the disclaimers! It’s not a secret that I’m a huge mark for NECRONOMIDOL, and that their producer, Ricky Wilson, has been a friend to Homicidols.com in what I hope is a mutually fulfilling relationship; that being said, while I never had much reason to think that DEATHLESS would be anything less than great, I made a strong effort to put the relationship behind me for this sucker; I may love idol and I may love dark idol and I may love NECRONOMIDOL, but we don’t build community trust without honesty, and we don’t make other fans by being sycophants.

So. On to the review!
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Your First Look and Listen at Necroma’s ‘DEATHLESS’ Is Here

Oh, oh my friends, I don’t want to paint everybody’s expectations for NECRONOMIDOL’s DEATHLESS album as being as high as mine, but, if “ITHAQUA” is any indication, it’s going to be the early front-runner for Album of the Year.


I know they’re in Japan, but we’re one fjord and/or burning church away from it being Norway

Man, Necroma’s doing a real number on pretty much everybody else in idol+metal anymore; while others (not named FRUITPOCHETTE or Babymetal, at least) fall into predictable sounds or just plain fail to stay in operation, Necroma’s out here blasting away with the forces of evil. The song I dig; the only thing that could make this video better would be if their final approach to the camera were on the backs of timber wolves and/or polar bears, and/or maybe if they were wielding outlandish bladed weapons.

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Next Friday, We Go #Deathless4Necroma

Hello everybody! I wanted to share this quick reminder about the next big community idol support project, this time to celebrate NECRONOMIDOL and the release of their DEATHLESS album that I could not be giddier about.

The overall details are here, and right here are the really relevant bits:

  • Friday, Feb. 24
  • Corpse paint and/or spider
  • On your face
  • Snap a selfie (or, gods forbid, a group photo)
  • Update your social profile picks for the day
  • Use #Deathless4Necroma and tag @NECRONOMIDOL on Twitter or Facebook or maybe even Instagram, I dunno
  • And remember to tell your friends!

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The Monday Match Game Is a Battle to Be the One True Cult

It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yep, it’s time to pit idols against some other irrepressible force of nature and see who’s got what it takes to triumph!

Last week’s Monday Match Game gave the edge to PSYBOU KANOJO doing “BYOB” over PSYBOU KANOJO doing “The Romanticist,” and that’s not a bad opinion to have, especially because Yuki’s version is way better than SOAD’s (fight me).

For this week, though, we return to an important concept: What’s more kvlt?

In this corner, it’s the idols of the dead, of death and darkness and trips to southeast Asia, who are part of the ever-so-enjoyable renegotiation of black metal as an art form that Japan is killing so hard right now, and have the beyond-indie release practices to prove it; in the other corner, a band so influential that they get credited for pioneering everything from New Wave to goth.

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