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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Get Your Corpse Paint Ready: In Two Weeks, We’re Going ‘DEATHLESS’

They say, when you love something, set it free. That’s terrible advice, because everybody knows that the best way to love is to completely suffocate the object of your affection until it can’t possibly escape! Hence, in the past several months, we’ve shown our deep abiding love to BiS with the New Idol Army and PassCode with International Hackers … and now, with the release of their DEATHLESS album rapidly approaching, we’re going #Deathless4Necroma. Continue reading

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NECRONOMIDOL Will Officially Have the Most Appropriate Release Format This Year

I know what you’re thinking, and I should append the title with “… That Isn’t Human Skin,” but SEO and all that

Shame on me, friends, for almost not catching this very retro-appropriate press release from Necroma — never send email, basically — and not being able to share … Continue reading

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Heaven Help Us All: JyuJyu’s Got Plans

About a week ago, I had tweeted pure, raw excitement over this event — JyuJyu! Necroma! Uh, Dance for Philosophy! And others!(?) — that was going to be all incredibly dark and spooky and ARE YOU UNMOVED BY THE FACT THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN?

Anyway, it ain’t much, but JyuJyu unleashed a pair of new songs onto the world and announced their first one-man (with this lineup, at least). May all gods dark and terrible protect us.

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Brighten Your Mood with NECRONOMIDOL Live

It’s chilly and rainy and dreary here in the national capital region, folks, and it’s Inauguration Day, so an area that knows gridlock all too well is completely off the rails. What better time for some NECRONOMIDOL?!

This video’s from their live on the 7th; it’s not the New Dark Age Dawns show, but it might still be the first time you’re seeing Himari and/or Rei live.


I love you, Necroma

Also, check out this shirt from their DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH show coming up in a couple of weeks: Continue reading

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NECRONOMIDOL’S New Dark Age Is Going to Be Awesome

As we saw the other day, NECRONOMIDOL’s year-starting one-man promised new songs, new look and big announcements. That did not disappoint.

And it looks like they had fun, which, in the context of what follows, should be deeply troubling. Continue reading

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Meet the Newest Member of NECRONOMIDOL

The New Dark Age is impending, friends, and NECRONOMIDOL is preparing us. As you can see in the banner (and more clearly in their new artist photo), they’re back to a quintet and appear to be ready for some good ol’ fashioned sacrilege.

Japanese black metal darkwave idol group Necronomidol

And who might that rather elegant-looking mistress of the damned opposite Risaki be? Continue reading

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A New Dark Age Dawns: NECRONOMIDOL’s Future Is a Terror

Now this is how you do a press release. And just in time for the holidays!

NECRONOMIDOL, who already hit us with their video for “psychopomp” earlier in the week, has a major announcement about their future that can fittingly only be announced via violence-and-the-macabre video:

Who– Whose skull is that?

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NECRONOMIDOL. Live. With a Band.

Yesterday was actually a pretty good start to the week; we got a whole bunch of news about releases and there weren’t any casualties in the marathon and there were even a couple of surprise new MVs. Pretty good day! My highlight, though? See the post title.

“NYX” is off of Necroma’s exquisite from chaos born EP. I don’t know if I could be said to expect any video, much less live, from most of the songs on that record, just given the very distinct moods they convey and the challenge of translating that to a visual medium, but I gotta say, this looks like a lot of fun. Continue reading

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