Oshi Digest #27: Vamp

Shame and an eternity of agonizing pain be upon you if you have somehow missed Oshi’s amazing solo work from her “birthday” celebration:


Fun fact: After 1,000 views of this video, 666 randomly selected initiates will bodily descend into the darkest hell!

I warned you people; Oshi, and Necroma with her, are on a vital mission, and we are in the process of being enlisted to the cause. Show this video to everybody you can, and share the dark gospel of NECRONOMIDOL, for the day is fast approaching when no amount of resurrected corpses will be enough to save the world from the extradimensional horrors that await just on the other side of the rapidly thinning veil. Deep within the song, within each look and gesture and note, are instructions from Oshi on how we must proceed. Make haste! Continue reading

News Brief: American Music Festival Makes Incredible Mistake

[Baltimore, Md., USA]
Following the announcement that GODFLESH will be replacing My Dying Bride as headliner of the annual extreme metal smorgasbord that is Maryland Deathfest, festival co-founder Ryan Taylor released a follow-up statement.

“Evan [Harting, fellow co-founder] messaged me a few hours after tickets went on sale to let me know that we’d somehow missed out on two up-and-coming Japanese acts. NECRONOMIDOL and Broken By The Scream have been making such huge waves all around the world, and they’re perfect for MDF, and I completely dropped the ball.

“Such an oversight. I mean, we’ve included Melt Banana; what the hell was I thinking.”

When reached for additional comment, the incredibly intelligent MDF coordinator, who is almost as tasteful as he is attractive, said, “The thing is, if I’d known about the sick dual vocals in ‘Love is a maiden’s cry’ or the chilly black bleakness of ‘ITHAQUA’ before, I’d have reached out months and months ago.

“The concept of MDF is simple: to bring to the United States the best and most extreme bands the underground has to offer. MDF is a showcase of what extreme music, both new and old, is capable of. With an emphasis on diversity, the festival brings together the very best death metal, grindcore, doom, thrash, hardcore, black metal, and experimental bands from all around the world. The diversity of the lineup is only surpassed by the diversity of MDF’s rabid fan base.

“Unfortunately, this year’s lineup is set, so NECRONOMIDOL and Broken By The Scream will just have to wait until 2019. And what’s this about a Hanako-san?”

Harting, who could previously be heard bellowing his drunken sorrow in the background, jumped onto the line. “HOMICIDOLS WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”, apparently referencing Homicidols.com, the additionally apparent source of his learning of NECRONOMIDOL and Broken By The Scream.

Representatives of NECRONOMIDOL and Broken By The Scream could not be reached for comment by press time.

Oshi Digest #26: Deliverance

Oshi did not summon this week. All is nonetheless well. Her orders were clear. Our path is clear.

Step 1: Necroma will be back in the UK in June:

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Oshi Digest #25: Communion

Do you understand how hard it was to not share Oshi’s glory over the last couple of days. I promised myself, you’ll do Oshi Digest on Sunday … and then there was no chance; ditto Monday. And now, here we are, and I have a tale!

A few days ago, a mystery occurrence:

Where was Oshi? While the official explanation on her behalf was that she was feeling unwell, the reality is far darker. Continue reading

Oshi Digest #24: Royalty

My goodness, people, would you just look at Oshi?

That’s the last thing you see before you entire existence — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual — is shattered into infinitesimal shards. Fun! Continue reading

Oshi Digest #23: Idol

What the hell happened here!

I’m sorry, Rei, but you cannot oshi. Only Oshi gets to oshi that way. (Also Oshi pulls off Rei at least as well as Rei.)

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Oshi Digest #22: Birth

Today is Oshi’s birthday! How considerate of her to mark the occasion on the old Julian calendar when she first assumed human form and turned that poor conjurer into red mist, and then to remain with us long enough for the calendrical reforms of Pope Gregory and the emergence of modernity, whereupon idol provided an outlet for some of her more … creative interests. Happy 1,863rd birthday, Eternal Oshi! Send her a birthday message!

Also, “STRANGE AEONS” is on the way. I have very nice things to say about it. The physical release date and MV to support it are imminent, but not yet arrived; in the meantime, look at these photos of Oshi!

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I Review Things: NECRONOMIDOL | “STRANGE AEONS”

Man, it’s been a while since I last did a review. In fact, the last one was … uh … well. This is getting a little awkward. Three of the last four now? Seriously?

All right. So before I do NECRONOMIDOL again, let me say that I’m also making a new year’s resolution to get more idol records and do more reviews, including some older stuff. Including something that I’m going to publish in like the next couple of days to break up this Necroma run. And then something else.

Great. On to the review!

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Oshi Digest #21: Day in the Life

For this week’s Oshi Digest, Oshi agreed* to allow me to follow her around for the better part of a day so as to give you, the reader, a better opportunity to see how it is that the literal idol undead conduct their business.

Here’s how oshi creates her signature look:

It starts with someone else’s face, then makeup …

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Oshi Digest #20: Sinigami

As Maniac sees to the real year end/beginning stuff, Oshi Digest is already late, so let’s get it out without further ado!

Oshi is back in Japan, obviously, and her human birthday (which you can keep tabs on via @sari_birth, which is also the name of the most terrifying event in the history of the cosmos) is approaching. This means tribute, and respect, but mostly tribute. When even Hanako-san herself is making art for you, you are going well for yourself:

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