The Dark Girls Are Down One Kusaka Karen

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:

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You Should Add NECRONOMIDOL Vinyl to Your Collection

Update: Now available!

You may have seen this from NECRONOMIDOL:

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 …

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As if on Cue, Kusaka Karen Is Leaving NECRONOMIDOL

It’s like we were just talking about stuff like this … anyway, Necroma‘s Kusaka Karen will be leaving the group on Oct. 16. All the details in here:

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This Is Legitimately Really Good NECRONOMIDOL Live Video

Going to Thailand has its advantages (besides recruiting unholy warriors of the future), I see — this is some of the clearest Necroma live video you’ve ever seen or heard:

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A True Story about This NECRONOMIDOL Song

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.

This is the first track, “psychopomp”:

This is what “psychopomp” means

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Necronomidol Visits Thailand, Has Fun Corrupting Youths

Necronomidol, the Dark Girls, the metal-meets-darkwave idols who are responsible for the best release of the year in the humble opinion of this site, have traveled to Thailand for a pretty significant little tour, far more ambitious than their trip to New Caledonia (and communion with mind-shattering evil).

Despite having the ability to blight entire hectares of forest with their every word, it seems that Necroma is being well-received. In fact, here’s some short video from one of the their first shows:

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There’s Actually a Ton of Stuff Going on with Necronomidol Right Now

By all accounts, TENEBRAE ASCENDANT was a big ol’ success for the Dark Girls, and the new “Skulls in the Stars” video rocketed right into the peloton of Video of the Year candidates, but they didn’t stop there. Continue reading


I Can Barely Handle Necronomidol’s ‘SKULLS IN THE STARS’ Video … Game

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.


Welcome to the Weekend; Here’s a Full Live Necronomidol Set with a New Song

Necronomidol is basically on fire right now; a series of lives unveiling new songs, an EP that would be the leader for Best Album of 2016 so far if it were longer, an album that’s in that mix anyway, a big anniversary one-man coming up … it might be about time to get on the bandwagon if you aren’t already.

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.


Necronomidol’s Latest Is Now on Spotify, Downloads

After the super favorable review that I gave Necroma‘s from chaos born, I’m sure that you all were just champing at the bit to download and listen to it. And now you can!

You can also get a preview (that is, listen to it all) on Spotify.