What’s the Discord link?
Click here to join the Homicidol’s Discord Server.
What the hell is an idol?
These are idols:
“Thanks for the help.”
You’re welcome. But I get it, you wanted an actual explanation.
This website was created by The Homicidol Maniac as a celebration of the tremendously innovative, ass-kicking idols of Japan’s independent and underground music scene, who we call “homicidols.” Since October of 2015, it has served as a showcase for the revolutionary music at the center of it all: idol-led punk and hardcore and metal (and, later, electronica and shoegaze and progressive rock and dream pop and hip hop) and all-around, genre crushing awesomeness.
As the site developed and grew, Maniac attracted and engaged a collection of like-minded collaborators who evolved over the years into Team Homicidols. This small company of writers possess a diversity of eclectic tastes that span almost the entirety of the various subgenres of the alternative idol pantheon.
I’m not much of one for self-importance, but maybe a little bit of personal context will help people get what this is all about:
I go by Homicidol Maniac, Maniac around these parts. I maintain a few different online personas, so I won’t cross the streams and say what the others are.
Like a lot of people in the West, I was introduced to Babymetal in 2014; unlike most of those people in the West, it wasn’t through “Gimme Choco!!”. I saw something cool and new and interesting happening, got a little bit interested in what this whole “idol” thing was about, was introduced to BiS … and let’s just say that it’s been a really fun time since.