Sheer Madness: NECRONOMIDOL Graduation Turns Into All-Star Reunion

My apologies for the lateness of this article, but I am still picking up the pieces of my shattered mind.

There was nothing to prepare us back in March when Rei, Michelle and Okaki, the last remaining original member of NECRONOMIDOL, announced their departure from the group. Just as there was nothing to prepare us for the blight that has since afflicted the entire world, driving us into our homes, delaying the three members’ graduation show and, meanwhile, wholly transforming the way idol lives are both performed and delivered. 

This past Saturday night, Rei Imaizumi, Kakizaki Rizaki and Michelle were finally able to hold their long-delayed graduation live to both an in-person and streaming audience. 

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NECRONOMIDOL’s New Members Debut in “TUPILAQ” MV

The new members of a resurrected NECRONOMIDOL make their first appearance in “TULIPAQ”, an MV released on the virtual eve of their no-audience livestream debut.

Sole surviving NECROMA member Himari is discovered by new disciples Shiki, Nana, and Roa who instruct her in the crafting of a tupilaq: a vengeful monster created by witchcraft, given life by ritualistic chants and then set loose into the sea to seek and destroy an enemy (thanks Wikipedia!).  Continue reading

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Yukueshirezutsurezure Annouce 3rd Album and Oneman Tour

Just when you thought 2020 was going to be a total waste, Yukueshirezutsurezure have given us something to look forward to. Following their no-audience live Friday night, the unit-also-known-as Not Secured, Loose Ends announced the release of their third full album this coming August 26th.

In an inspired fit of uncharacteristic optimism, Tsurezure also announced an extensive oneman tour starting in late July and wrapping up the day before Halloween.

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NECRONOMIDOL Awakens with Three New Members

Since mid-March, in his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu has been waiting and dreaming of the coming era when new dark disciples will emerge from the depths and spread madness to the far corners of the world once more.    

That wait is (almost) over. NECRONOMIDOL have announced they will be resuming activities in June  with three new members.

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Yukueshirezutsurezure drop “REDERA” MV on Eve of 7th Single Release

Tomorrow, Yukueshirezutsurezure drop what they are calling a “double-A-Side” single and, if you’ve caught the song previews,  you understand the description.  “Still Roaring” and “REDERA” are two of the best tracks we’ve heard from Not Secured, Loose Ends in a while.

On the eve of this double-barreled release, they have also given us a new MV.

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Yukueshirezutsurezure Drop New Song Preview and Single Release Date

Yukueshirezutsurezure have blessed this Saturday with a preview of their latest song, “Still Roaring”. The song will serve as one half of their latest double A-side single which will be released on March 25th.

If you were unable to listen during the preview window, we snagged a permalink:

 

It’s gorgeous.

The other A-side of the new single will be “REDERA” which they also previewed recently.

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NECRONOMIDOL Announce New Member Selection

NECRONOMIDOL has given us one month’s time to prepare for an expansion of their ranks. The Darkness Girls will unveil both their new member(s) and new costumes at a free live on March 23.

With the massive number of graduations and disbandments in the past year,  the list of potential NECROMA recruits is tantalizing.

Did Ricky-San draw from this deep pool of known idols, or cast brand new talent?

Is it new member or members? Will we see a five, six or thirteen member formation?

Since the announced live has a school entrance ceremony theme, will the new costumes be an ultra-dark version of seifuku? 

Let the rampant speculation begin:

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Yukueshirezutsurezure Previews New Song, “REDERA”

Yukueshirezutsurezure launched a two-hour preview of their latest song, REDERA. The music, per usual, is composed by syva, but the lyrics this time around are courtesy of  MilcBoy and, man,  it’s some good stuff.

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We Interview Idols: Broken By the Scream

Broken By the Scream is one of the most unique, talented and loud acts in alternative idol and, over this past Labor Day weekend, Saboten Con played host to their U.S. debut in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Although harsh vocals in chika idol have been normalized over the past few years, most groups still only use death voice elements to provide an occasional emotional emphasis or shock.  Broken By the Scream, however, has flipped this norm, embracing harsh vocals for the lead part in the majority of their songs. Having a dedicated screamer (Io) and growler (Kagura) also lends a signature contrast to the vocal delivery, oftentimes in a call-and-response style reminiscent of a collaborative rap.  In this harsh environment, it is the entry of the clean vocals of Yae and Ayame that oftentimes serve as a purifying and cathartic shock.

Towards the end of Saboten Con weekend, Team Homicidols was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to sit down and speak with the four talented idols whose singular voices combine to make Broken By the Scream the vocal powerhouse that it is. 

Broken By The Scream Homicidols Interview

Yae: This is a genre that you’ve probably never heard anywhere else in the world.

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Broken By the Scream Breaks the States

Broken By the Scream made their debut performance on U.S. shores this past Friday night at Saboten Con in Phoenix and it was spectacular. Ayame, Yae, Io and Kagura brought a ton of energy to the Arizona desert and left it all onstage. The vocals were appropriately brutal and angelic in turn, the choreography crisp and emotional. Fans had flown in from across the U.S. and up from Mexico to give BBTS a proper welcome to the West. Altogether, it was a fabulously brutal evening.

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