So, it has come to this. As the now-reddish maple leaves are accumulating on the ground, this maiden needs some pick-me ups. And I’ve just found one of the offerings for this fall is most interesting.
As the seasons turn, so does the TV schedule. One of my main para-Homicidols interests being manga (and anime, by extension), I dived into one of the new titles and found myself dumbfounded, as we have the closest thing to an Alt-idol anime there ever was. SO YOU GET A REVIEW.
The title is Zombieland Saga, an original anime series announced this summer as a collaboration between Avex Pictures and Cygames, which just debuted this week. Detailed (spoilerific) synopsis on the first episode under the cut: Continue reading →
Since their inception in 2014 NECRONOMIDOL has been extremely productive, feeding their fan base six EPs, a single and two full albums. Despite serving up new material on a regular basis, the current quintet has cultivated a fan base with a very vocal appetite for more. Underneath the striking imagery and Cthulhu mythos is a premier group of vocalists who perform tirelessly in Japan, have brought their intensely joyous brand of darkness to Europe twice and are soon returning to the United States for a third time.
On September 29th, NECROMA will be releasing VOIDHYMN, their third full album in three years. The new ten-track offering consists of six entirely new songs and four re-recordings of previously released tracks.
We at Homicidols were lucky enough to be offered an early listen to VOIDHYMN and will be presenting a track-by-track review in reverse order because:
It’s more Satanic that way, and
To first answer the key question in most everyone’s mind: “Why did they re-record ‘Skulls in the Stars’ when the Deathless version already had Himari’s vocals?”
These videos aren’t new, friends, but I had this guy right down here sitting there in the Weekender, and I was like, you know, it’s kind of rude to just leave this here. Remember the good ol’ days, Maniac, when you used to just about zing straight out of your clothes like in an 80s cartoon any time favorite idols of yours got a total bootleg fancam video uploaded to YouTube and you just had to blog a post? Those were good days. Exciting days! And NECRONOMIDOL was one of the most featured things in those days, before they got all big and swanky and stuff and before you realized that there were like 7,200 idol groups to cover.
I originally just published the videos for one thing, but right as that was happening came along a preview of “SAMHAIN”!
California dates, or some of them at least, with TORIENA; East Coast to some extent with NECRONOMIDOL
I don’t know why I feel like there’s more yet to come, but I kind of do. Anyway! It’s good to know where to be, and when, as available. If you’re down for an organized get-together in Philadelphia, let me know! And if you organize something in New York, also let me know!
Update: There was more to come.
【USツアー🇺🇸①】 詳細発表！ タイトル: [OYASUMI HOLOGRAM WORLD 27 TOUR]
Long had it been rumored, suspected, hinted at and blasphemously prophesied that darkness idols NECRONOMIDOL would soon, eventually release another record, their fairly exhausting touring schedule and requisite omnipresence in the chika scene made it unclear as to exactly when that was going to happen. Now we know!
It’s not just TORIENA that will be joining Oyasumi Hologram’s American tour in November — announced last night in Anaheim at the East Meets West Music Fest, old favorites NECRONOMIDOL will be on both legs* just the one leg! of the tour, not San Jose and San Francisco in the west, but then details-wanting appearances in New York City and Philadelphia in the east. This according to our man with the plan (and press access, and a camera) Daemon.
I don’t know if this is everything now that’s going to be on the tour, but that’s a pretty solid thing, no? And of course the East Coast performances are the big deal, given that they’re practically unheard of — Perfume and Morning Musume and Momoiro Clover Z can do New York, but nobody does Philadelphia, and NYC is a tough place to book anyway. I’m stoked to be able to go!
*I misunderstood what I was seeing and hearing because I was making french toast!
Welcome to Homicidols Archives, an attempt to capture and document the ephemeral and ever-changing entity that is Idol.
Here is the reprint of the second instalment of The Idol Suicides, a column originally written for now-defunct 20hz magazine by Sokichi Osada, the producer of legend-worthy disbanded group Girls Excellency International and currently the producer of Cinema and Boy CQ (Den’ei to Shounen CQ), movie soundtrackers duo extraordinaire.
The Idol Suicides #02 was originally published in May 2016, in the third issue of 20hz.
For an introduction to the series, click here. For the other installments, it’s thisway.
The text of the article is untouched and as Osada-san sent it to me. However, considering the original layout of the article had images and video content to supplement documentary appartés. I was linked to all idols videos, they are presented as they were. All other hyperlinks have been added by the contributor posting this.
The East Meets West Music Fest! You know what it is — NECRONOMIDOL, Yanakoto Sotto Mute and Hanako-san, in Anaheim in a month’s time, joined by a mess of metal bands and not-from-Japan idols for a two-day celebration of the collision of western and Japanese music, culture, etc. Yep, it’s peak Homicidols Dot Com:
Favorite idol thing ever
Unofficial site mascot
And I’m not even going! Circumstances collided in a perfect storm of things that preclude ol’ Maniac’s participation, which sucks mightily, but guess what.
I can say without a doubt that NECRONOMIDOL are my favourite unit nowadays. And Sari is not just the official Homicidols oshi of 2017-2018 (well), she also shares the joint podium with GANG PARADE’s Coco Partin Coco as my personal kamioshi. I was insanely excited, but terrified, to see them again.
Well, I’m sure enough people saw my Twitter fangirling to know that it went okay. They were all lovely to see again, as always. Rei even pulled out a chair for me to sit on as we started the interview! As it was Hina’s birthday in a couple of days, I gave her a gift bag of chocolate and a Hedwig plushie, and she was happy, and then I was happy! There’s a lot really that I could babble on about. There’s not much to say about their actual performance that hasn’t already been said before; they were absolutely captivating, as always. I think Sari’s facial spider may have been powering my ability to take photos, as once I noticed that it had fallen from her face, my camera ran out of space and my phone ran out of battery. Spooky! Continue reading →
Here is the merch list for our BLACK WINDS OVER ALBION tour next week! T-shirt design by the amazing @Fortifem! We'll also have a special exclusive CD-R featuring remixes of 3 NECRONOMIDOL songs by Necroma Band members Kei Toriki and June Kobayashi (JITTERYJACKAL)! pic.twitter.com/JOgfGVA1VF