The good folks at ORIONlive UK have been busy! Hot off the heels of announcing Metal Matsuri, they’re dipping into the idol well again from last year’s (what I gather must have been quite) successful Black Winds Over Albion tour and bringing 2& back to English shores, and this time with a couple of other (deeply disturbing!) friends:
Good. Lord. Continue reading
Like having two different sets of relatives to visit on Christmas, many of us who have been drawn to the harder side of idol now find ourselves with established relationships to two very different worlds. While we have current obligations to chika idol, we still have strong affections for our original punk and metal families and are compelled to visit on a regular basis.
Our friends at ORIONlive, who in 2018 brought us NECRONOMIDOL, 2& and the Screaming60s in the Black Winds Over Albion Tour, must have been feeling a similar obligation when they decided to blow the roof off of 2019 early.
Yes, friends, in a shocking conclusion that absolutely nobody could have seen coming because there was definitely zero prior planning to facilitate it no siree bob, Saki of 2& and ex of Guso Drop is the new Official Oshimen of Homicidols.com by dint of her stunning sneak-attack victory over Sari from NECRONOMIDOL the other night in London. Truly one of the great Judas moments in history! And we are the beneficiaries!
Before diving in to the Sakixperience, just to reiterate, she’s going to hold this title for at least the next month and change, until the next Queen of the Scene competition. Because incumbency matters, I’m going to tilt the scales a bit in Saki’s favor, give her a genuine advantage over the competition. Oshi’s Edge, let’s call it. And if Saki can hold on despite the challenge, she’ll be in position to keep the title for up to a year, barring the next Money in the Bank briefcase holder pulling a … well, pulling a Saki and catching her at an inopportune time.
With all of that out of the way, let’s get down to the Digest! Continue reading
What a wild ride. I only just recovered from Maison Book Girl last month, and now I’m back from hanging out with three other idol acts with barely any time to relax in between each one. I feel like I’ve ascended to a new plane of existence. A huge thank you to everybody who made this happen, from the Orion and show staff to Maniac and you guys, the readers (a couple of whom I even met on Monday! Sorry if I seemed awkward!) you’re the best.
Before Maniac changed plans to honor the new Oshi, this interview with Screaming Sixties’s very own Kai was the first of the week. Sadly, her partner in crime, Montero, couldn’t make it to the UK due to some last-minute visa issues, so Kai came completely alone this time around. But at the show, she promised to come back and bring Montero with her! Be warned, England.
Despite being nervous at going it alone, nobody would have been able to tell from Kai’s dominant energy and confidence once she was on stage. It was as if Montero was still performing for us, we just couldn’t see her. Like her spirit had possessed Kai to create one super-powerful being to make up for her absence. What I’m trying to say, is that Kai rocked it, and did an amazing job despite the unexpected setbacks.
The BLACK WINDS OVER ALBION tour wasn’t all wotagei and sudden friend-betraying crown theft; it was also a chance for Homicidols.com to get a little bit closer to some of the idols we’ve been covering since the very beginning. Official WACK Meme and UK Idol Tour Interview Correspondent Kerrie was at the show in Manchester and got to connect with everybody. Here’s the first installment.
Saki’s set was the first and the shortest of the night, much like how she was also the shortest idol of the night. (I’m sorry!) But what she lacked in height she more than made up for with her intense stage presence.
This woman is a powerhouse. Even backstage, while I was in the middle of interviewing Necroma, I spotted her out of the corner of my eye jumping up and down on the spot. She is a bundle of energy, both on-stage and off.
She did seem a little nervous once it came to the actual interview part, as she read her answers for me in English from her notebook, but to be honest, I was probably even more so. I’ve strongly admired Saki ever since discovering Guso Drop (one of my top three favourite units up until they disbanded last year), and now we were stood in a hallway (the quietest place we could find) speaking in English. But like the other idols I spoke to that night, she was really sweet in person, and an incredible performer on-stage.
Her set was wild! At one point I thought my ribs would get crushed by the Japanese wota who were behind me! She knows how to fire up an audience, that’s for sure! 100 percent worth the injury scare, would highly recommend, but maybe wear armour if you’re small and easily-breakable, she’s a powerful girl. Continue reading
Hello friends! You may be aware that Maison Book Girl will be performing a few shows in the UK next week/end. If you didn’t, here:
Official Homicidols.com United Kingdom Okay Really Just England Idol-meeting Correspondent Kerrie and I are working on firming up booking for a sit-down with MBG. How cool will that be? Continue reading
INT. DAY JOB – MORNING
Homicidol Maniac, seated at his desk, is holding a cell phone to his ear. His face is UNPLEASANT; A loud SCREAMING sound is audible through the phone.
MANIAC: Kerrie. Kerrie! Calm down.
The screaming dissipates.
MANIAC: Tell me what’s the matter.
KERRIE (through phone): AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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:
Prepare. Continue reading
So who’s going to coordinate the purchase and distribution of several hundred of these suckers?
Like, it’s pretty rare to get idol interviews that don’t require translation; in this case, we get a bona fide loudol in a Western music magazine doing more than just getting a passing blurb. Continue reading
And if that isn’t as convoluted a title as I’ll ever publish, I don’t know what is!
So, first, the important stuff:
UK kitsunes, rest easy: You don’t need to travel to France to see Babymetal at Download, but will be able to do it (relatively) in your own backyard.
This is funny-newsworthy, though, because of this: Continue reading