A Dark Day: Now Hotaru Is Leaving NECRONOMIDOL

It’s actually quite pleasant outside, so she must be content with the decision.

I did not expect to see this in my feed when I woke up (late) this morning:

Hotaru’s going to be following on Kusaka Karen’s heels and graduating to (ironically) enroll in university. Her final appearance as a Dark Girl will be either on the 29th or at the Corazon Fest (genuinely a good bill!) in December (I can’t tell and translators suck).

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NECRONOMIDOL Welcomes a New Denizen of Darkness

Ever since Kusaka Karen’s graduation last month, it’s been only a matter of time before NECRONOMIDOL unveiled their updated roster with a new member. As one is wont to fear having to say about idols who are the physical embodiment of your nightmares, that day has finally arrived:

Imaizumi Satoshi Imaizumi Rei. Give the future devourer of some poor jerk’s soul a follow, would you?

TY Viz Major for correcting the gender reading that Google horked up.

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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:

But remember the evidence we’d seen about how their long, dark, chilly fingers had crept even into the hearts of children? Continue reading

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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

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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.

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