I Can Only Express My Feelings about the New ayumikurikamaki Single via Emoji

However, the presence of my own editorial standards (yes, they exist, smart-ass) precludes my actual using said emoji to communicate, so we’ll have to settle for words.

What matters: Ayukuma is doing the theme music for another anime, and will be releasing that song as a single in December:

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Ama Piri May Save Us from a Day without a Guitar Solo

With the homicidol heavyweights apparently content to mostly do a whole lot of very little nowadays, we must content ourselves, friends, to finding rock sounds where we can. Idols are doing it a lot these days, though, so it’s not always a tough hunt!

See for example Ama Piri:

Guitars, guns, dancing in a warehouse, woodland suvival — what’s not to like?

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I Am So Conflicted about Seeing Cure at Tower

Well, here’s something that I literally never expected to see. Cure, to promote the release of their first album after a couple of years of tearing up the Osaka chika scene and two massive lineup changes in the span of like four months, did the Tower Records thing, and it’s surprisingly glorious:


Thanks PIH!

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You Can Download the New There There Theres Single for Free

I was writing that as if there’s some kind of fake-out involved, but there’s no fake-out. Just like almost everything else AQBI related, the “There’s something behind” single” is available for free via OTOTOY for one week starting today:

I use the term “new” here a little liberally, as you may already be familiar with the material if you follow TTTs, but that’s all well and good because free studio versions muchachos! Continue reading

Are You Ready for the First EP from Broken By The Scream?

Maybe!

Let’s take a break from the string of live stuff to do an actual release, in this case the certain-to-be-loud-as-hell EP from BBTS, Screaming Rhapsody:

The title is so perfect, I want to give it a kiss: It is an incontrovertible true fact that adding “screaming” to anything makes it 10 times better at least. Continue reading

Oh, So This Is What That New Ladybaby Was All About

Okay, fess up: Who else saw the title “Pinky! Pinky!” and thought the song would be about something along the lines of, I don’t know, some fashion thing or even just something else generally kind of cute, potentially dark-cute, whatever. I ask because I’m going to call you a liar if you try to convince me that you definitely thought it was a reference to a blood oath made via pinky swear and came packed with a video featuring a violent escape from a distopic school?: Continue reading

Hell to the Yes, Payrin’s

Well I’ll be cow-kicked! Payrin’s, who are plenty cool but don’t do enough, are releasing themselves a single, a triple A-side:

And at a birthday live. Love it. I’d next act if you want to hear it, but you definitely want to hear it. Continue reading

Tell Me If You Ever Expected to See a Nun Idol

So like I was saying earlier, our dude Pure Idol Heart was just spouting off performers’ videos yesterday like an auctioneer, and among the list was a name that rang a bell but was tough to place. I asked for video, I received a link … and then it fell into place.

My peoples, please say hello to Eri Kitamura* (Twitter), who I literally queued up for all the way back in April, didn’t publish because other stuff was going on … and then promptly forgot about, which shame on me:

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We’re Just a Month from the First Kaqriyo Terror Architect Release

Good morning! Your friendly neighborhood Maniac is very much involved in Maniac Mansion for the time being, but I am still paying attention and able to fulfill my official duties as Guy With A Website About Idols And Loud Music. For instance: Read the title of the post! Kaqriyo Terror Architect is releasing their first single on Oct. 4:

It’s a double A-side, bless their hearts, with the excellent “Kagome Kagome” and something called “Hybrid TABOO,” which immediately makes me think of Metallica’s “The Thing That Should Not Be,” and can somebody please explain that lyric to me? I always thought it was messed up. Continue reading

Hey, a New PASSPO MV!

Well if somebody doesn’t want the Friday before a holiday weekend to start things off with a real punch! You guys, it’s PASSPO time!


Prepare to be called a liar if you deny the majesty of this song

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