We’ve known for a little while that Karen was leaving NECRONOMIDOL at the appointed time, and that came yesterday and honestly, it is kind of sad. There hasn’t been additional media yet (blog post, etc.), but we do have this nice photo from after the live:
Yep! The Dark Girls have re-released their NEMESIS album on vinyl through Specific Recordings. That is, the Specific Recordings that’s based in France. That can swing distribution around Europe and the Americas. That … uh …
I run! I’m not particularly good at it, but it’s a good way to keep my maniacal frame svelte and fit, and this latest routine has been the most steadily that I’ve been able to keep at it and build miles since I re-started to run for fitness as an adult. Unfortunately, I do have a tendency to overwork, and I recently managed to resurrect some old foot strain that I’ve lately been managing by going out a little less frequently.
All of that background is to say that logging lots of miles is a good way to listen back through some of my favorite idol material, and I was really motivated to do that after work yesterday. I can get into the emotions of the songs for pace and, because my brain has nothing else to worry about, pick through instrumentation and the like. Last night, I opted for NECRONOMIDOL’s recently released (excellent) mini-album from chaos born.
I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this video to happen, but it’s here now in concurrence with TENEBRAE ASCENDANT and oh man.
“Skulls in the Stars” is one of my Necroma personal favorites, a highlight of their album and a genuinely cool genre-bender of a track. Of course the video is a triumphant Ghouls-and-Ghosts-meets-Castlevania-meets-Super-Mario-Bros.-meets-Double-Dragon 8 bit story of the undead rising to fight the forces of evil!
There’s a ton of news flowing out of Twitter right now, too. Stay tuned.
If you need more convincing, here’s video of their full performance at Shinjuku Loft yesterday:
Call me the next time idols roll out something as haunting as “psychopomp.”
This also includes the heretofore unreleased “重慶REDLINE,” the second song in the set, which is all loaded with 80s synth pop weighed down by the darkest of desires and most evil of intentions. Or something like that.
I also note that, while I have a lot of affection for the members in general, I really dig on how Hina currently looks like the most demented schoolgirl this side of Gogo Yubari.