We Review Things: NECRONOMIDOL | “VOIDHYMN”

Since their inception in 2014 NECRONOMIDOL has been extremely productive, feeding their fan base six EPs, a single and two full albums.  Despite serving up new material on a regular basis, the current quintet has cultivated a fan base with a very vocal appetite for more. Underneath the striking imagery and Cthulhu mythos is a premier group of vocalists who perform tirelessly in Japan, have brought their intensely joyous brand of darkness to Europe twice and are soon returning to the United States for a third time.  

On September 29th, NECROMA will be releasing VOIDHYMN, their third full album in three years. The new ten-track offering consists of six entirely new songs and four re-recordings of previously released tracks.  

We at Homicidols were lucky enough to be offered an early listen to VOIDHYMN and will be presenting a track-by-track review in reverse order because:

  1. It’s more Satanic that way, and
  2. To first answer the key question in most everyone’s mind: “Why did they re-record ‘Skulls in the Stars’ when the Deathless version already had Himari’s vocals?”

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NECRONOMIDOL Are The Magical Girls We Didn’t Know We Wanted

You know what I just realised? The latest from Japan’s spookiest idols, VOIDHYMN, is dropping two days before October and just over a month before Halloween! Genius! Well folks, now you know what soundtrack to use for any upcoming Halloween parties you might have, you can thank me, Ricky and NECRONOMIDOL later.

But first, watch their new MV!

I feel like a lot of the music videos I write about on here could just be described as “Well, that escalated quickly”.

Ah, nice. A bright shiny MV for one of Necroma’s brightest, shiniest songs. Wait, tentacles? Mysterious figures? Death? The Dark Girl Sentai are back!

Really liking the new magical girl look they have here. Lately, with that overseas fandom money flooding in, their music videos have gradually been getting flashier and more ambitious, making Necroma MV time always a new experience. I can’t wait to see what they’ll bring next if they keep this strong momentum going. But for now, VOIDHYMN out on the 29th, buy it, refresh your Halloween playlist that has only been Spooky Scary Skeletons on repeat for the past five years, entrust your life onto our new magical girl overseers etc. etc.

Even though Strange Aeons was already released as a single earlier this year, this music video has made me really excited for what’s to come on the 29th.

 

Would You Like to Hear [CORRECTION THREE] of NECRONOMIDOL’s New Songs?

These videos aren’t new, friends, but I had this guy right down here sitting there in the Weekender, and I was like, you know, it’s kind of rude to just leave this here. Remember the good ol’ days, Maniac, when you used to just about zing straight out of your clothes like in an 80s cartoon any time favorite idols of yours got a total bootleg fancam video uploaded to YouTube and you just had to blog a post? Those were good days. Exciting days! And NECRONOMIDOL was one of the most featured things in those days, before they got all big and swanky and stuff and before you realized that there were like 7,200 idol groups to cover.


I originally just published the videos for one thing, but right as that was happening came along a preview of “SAMHAIN”!

Back to our featured programming!


No! As it turns out, I missed that they’ve played “IN BLACK” live as well!

All hail fancam.


So anyway! Here’s “thanatogenesis”, from Necroma’s upcoming VOIDHYMN album:

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Gird up Your Loins: NECRONOMIDOL’s New Album Is on the Way

Long had it been rumored, suspected, hinted at and blasphemously prophesied that darkness idols NECRONOMIDOL would soon, eventually release another record, their fairly exhausting touring schedule and requisite omnipresence in the chika scene made it unclear as to exactly when that was going to happen. Now we know!

Also, please tell me that’s a Beetlejuice reference in the art

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And Guess Who Else Oyasumi Hologram and TORIENA Will Be Touring the USA With

It’s not just TORIENA that will be joining Oyasumi Hologram’s American tour in November — announced last night in Anaheim at the East Meets West Music Fest, old favorites NECRONOMIDOL will be on both legs* just the one leg! of the tour, not San Jose and San Francisco in the west, but then details-wanting appearances in New York City and Philadelphia in the east. This according to our man with the plan (and press access, and a camera) Daemon.

I don’t know if this is everything now that’s going to be on the tour, but that’s a pretty solid thing, no? And of course the East Coast performances are the big deal, given that they’re practically unheard of — Perfume and Morning Musume and Momoiro Clover Z can do New York, but nobody does Philadelphia, and NYC is a tough place to book anyway. I’m stoked to be able to go!

*I misunderstood what I was seeing and hearing because I was making french toast!

Kerrie Interviews Idols (Again): NECRONOMIDOL

Ah, yes, arguably, the main event. It’s weird, actually. This is the second time I have interviewed Necroma (and the third time Homicidols has interviewed them overall), but I was still the most nervous about this particular interview.

I can say without a doubt that NECRONOMIDOL are my favourite unit nowadays. And Sari is not just the official Homicidols oshi of 2017-2018 (well), she also shares the joint podium with GANG PARADE’s Coco Partin Coco as my personal kamioshi. I was insanely excited, but terrified, to see them again.

Well, I’m sure enough people saw my Twitter fangirling to know that it went okay. They were all lovely to see again, as always. Rei even pulled out a chair for me to sit on as we started the interview! As it was Hina’s birthday in a couple of days, I gave her a gift bag of chocolate and a Hedwig plushie, and she was happy, and then I was happy! There’s a lot really that I could babble on about. There’s not much to say about their actual performance that hasn’t already been said before; they were absolutely captivating, as always. I think Sari’s facial spider may have been powering my ability to take photos, as once I noticed that it had fallen from her face, my camera ran out of space and my phone ran out of battery. Spooky! Continue reading

Oshi Digest #41: Landfall

Oshi is among you, mortals.

Are you prepared for what’s to come?

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Oshi Digest #40: Albums

Oshi and I communed again. She wished for me to relay the following to those of you in Europe who will be seeing Necroma in but a few brief days:

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Oshi Digest #39: Image

Sung to the tune of “If You Have Ghosts”:

If you have Oshi, you’ll do anything:

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Oshi Digest #38: Venom

Due to circumstances beyond my control Due to circumstances so willed by Oshi and her nigh-infinite wisdom*, Oshi Digest is returning to Saturdays.

Oshi will be returning to Europe soon, friends. Do you feel the chill in the air? The dread rising from the earth? The impossible power throbbing within your hearts? There’s a reason, and it extends far beyond Oshi (as far as anything can extend beyond Oshi, who is finite only in the sense that not all possibilities have yet been exhausted). Prepare.

Though I do not understand the point of aligning Oshi with The Clash, I’m fine with her donning leathers that would put her in league with early Norwegian black metal:

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