Checkmate Will Take This Brutality to Their First One-man

Happy Thursday Hurtsday, you guys! For what it’s worth, by some twisted accident of time and space, there’s a lot of hurt this Hurtsday, and I couldn’t be happier. Punish me, senpai!

The first item that I’d like to draw your attention to is Checkmate. It’s been a minute since we last caught up with them, but they’ve been busy, and clearly eating broken glass and stuff, because they sound positively livid about their first one-man, coming up in August:

DESTROY THE LIVE!

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This Is for You Oyasumi Hologram Fans

Much like sora tob sakana, your art-rock alt-idols aren’t always going to be the right cup of tea for Homicidols.com, but I know how a lot of you guys dig on Oyasumi Hologram (as do I!), and they just had themselves a big one-man and I think that it’s appropriate to share the set:

Also to share the fact that they have a fan page on Facebook!

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Malcolm Mask McLaren Makes Me Mirthful

I can play this alliteration game all day, people. Don’t even try me

While the pre-Corenament is winding down, it’s always fun to look back in on idols that you might not have thought of in a while, but who are consistently busy working and putting out all kinds of entertain. Or, in some cases, they just pop right out for you with something fresh to check out!

In this case, Malcolm Mask McLaren (currently duking it out in the Clash Legacy Conference) shared some older video of their set at Idol Koushien (you know, that show that I stayed up late to watch and then never made it far enough to get to the good stuff).

I don’t know if that was a look-we’re-alive kind of thing, or what, but I’m glad to have seen it because I saw that MMM has something cooking. 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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It Looks Like Party Rockets GT Had a Very Nice Party Indeed

Other than mentioning them in the Weekender and then checking out the trailer for their one-man, I haven’t had much occasion to bring up Party Rockets GT lately, and that’s kind of a shame because, extremely tradol though they may be, their music is both quite good and very fun.

We’re about to get a lot more of it!

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Get a Look at Party Rockets GT’s Trailer

I’ve been a bad Maniac: After encouraging others to participate in a bit of #DailyParty Rockets in the run-up to kawaiicore’s finest’s one-man next Sunday, I completely forgot to do it myself … despite both making the call and starting that whole hashtag in the first place and, right, also really like Party Ro–

Look, the point is, they’re good and fun in a completely different way than a lot of our favorites, doing work as completely inoffensive (and indeed quite charming!) kawaiidols who just so happen to perform hard rock music. As the kids say, bless.

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Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen Looks Like They’re Having Fun

In a remarkable little coincidence, I had gone looking up YKG the other day to see if they were doing anything notable, and I was happy to see that they have activities planned around their fifth anniversary(!):

You can learn more about that stuff and even look at the … look, idol merch is idol merch; if you want a tote bag with your favorite group’s one-off event logo on it, you know what you’re getting yourself into.

But then your friend and mine, Phillter, the world’s greatest YKG fan, sent this neat little video of them doing a live cover of BiSH’s “Hoshi ga,” and …


Holy shit

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At Least Mugen Regina’s Going to Go Somewhat out in Style

So just following up on Mugen Regina’s indeterminate hiatus situation, they’ve apparently decided that going gently into that good night is going to be a rager:

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A Visual History of Necronomidol to Prepare You for Tenebrae Ascendent

Unless I’ve completely lost the ability to put two and two together, this is a narrated visual history of Necronomidol from way back (1.75 years!) to the “Vulture” days until the present, their “Road to Liquid” promo (Liquid Room being the site of their one-man next month).

And is this saying that there’s a new song in there?

Or that there’ll be a new song at Liquid? Either way, neat. (I have the volume really low, so excuse me.)

Now make with the new official MV, Necroma.

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