STARMARIE’s Releasing “Spell of the HALLOWEEN”

Man, am I ever glad that I got tipped off to STARMARIE. This occult rock / metal unit never fails to make me wish I were spending a chilly October evening in a castle’s library, reading original manuscripts of John Dee’s and seriously wondering if a circle of salt would actually protect me from the otherworldly horrors I could summon according to the instructions therein.

Anyway! STARMARIE has an album hot on the way, and I’d really like to listen to it, potentially on vinyl, as our earlier exploration into darkness-embracing idols has taught us is a good idea.

Here’s the trailer:

And if what we can know of the music so far is this good, it’ll be worth the trouble. Continue reading


By Way of a New Song, You’re about to Learn a Lot More about STARMARIE

I was cruising J-pop Idols for some info, and the top item in their home page feed is an entry on STARMARIE. That is, the same STARMARIE that I finally got around to posting about a couple of weeks ago. Was this … was this newer material?

You bet!

They even joined Soundcloud just to share it! And then took it down! Continue reading


Let’s Finally Get Down to STARMARIE!

I promised a while ago that I’d get around to sharing one of the oldest idol projects in our collective interest, and it’s a pretty calm Sunday until the iCON DOLL LOUNGE stuff starts to trickle out, so hey, let’s take a look at STARMARIE.

First, a very long live video (which is what reminded me):

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