Your Homicidols Weekender #309

I picked the wrong time to go on vacation. While I was running around the Southwestern US this past week with little access to robust wifi, all sorts of unexpected news (like Candye♡Syrup staging a surprise reunion), surprise A-list releases, and inexplicable idol shenanigans (I’m looking at you, PLANCK STARS) were lighting up my feed. I’ve spent the last couple of days trying catch up, but it’s a losing battle. Luckily, I have both Team and the denizens of the Homicidols’ Discord server to help keep me informed, but the biggest news was hard to miss.

No one was expecting a BPM15Q reboot in 2022, much less a Stateside performance, but that’s exactly what’s happening. Rinahamu and nicamoq didn’t give us much notice, but if you can find your way to Altanta next week, you can witness the US debut of these two legends.

Himari Tsukishiro has visited the US several times before, but this is her first time as a solo artist. She announced the final us performance dates for her current tour as Isiliel.

Here’s a new track by a little group called BABYMETAL. They’re pretty good.

GANG PARADE and their alter egos feature in their new MV.

ASP sings a pop song and then prances through 17 minutes of credits because it’s all AVEX money now so who gives a cracker.

On the other end of the production-cost scale we have the venerable Aphrodite who released this stripped down MV that I will re-watch more times than ASPs glossy, 20 minute epic.

The new album from Satanic Punish is out.

PassCode’s little sister unit, Axelight dropped a new single.

Over on the Homicidols’ Discord server, Carrythezero dug up the 317th great new idol unit of 2022: Village in Maier .

Dare mo shiranai . get hyper.

Zsasz has been releasing a new PV almost every other day and we hope this keeps up forever.

With ASP out of the running, the current keeper of the idol punk flame is HUSH HUSH.

A new one from Erisu , our favorite unit from N̶i̶b̶i̶r̶u̶.

After their last MV incorporated high tech, 3D audio, BATTEN GIRLS latest swings all the way back to the 1890s, channeling the Lumiere Brothers’ classic 1.33:1 aspect ratio.

Happy news all round in K-idol, with LIPIMOON member Juna finally marrying her beloved Roto in a ceremony attended by lots of familiar faces from the scene.

GENtellite also just dropped their debut on international streaming services and it’s as addictively cute as their adorable album art would suggest.

And arriving just in time for Homicidols’ K-idol correspondent to storm into the WordPress dashboard like a man possessed is the news that NEKIRU just announced their triumphant return with the upcoming release of a new album to be showcased alongside a new lineup reveal at their 3rd oneman live!

Oshiloss Corner

Haku Spinosaurus has left Dino-saur 

Emotiona Ru Ruka of POPPiNG EMO will be taking a short break.

Soze Nakumara of MELON BATAKE A GO GO twisted her knee, giving us all a big scare. She will be sitting out performances until she’s sure it is fine and proposed a future live just for people with bad knees. Where do I sign up?

Oshifound Corner

Meet metarium , a new unit including Nitto and Ema (formerly of Owaranaide, Yoru ) and Moegi aka Ayu (formerly of RILISREVERSE , LAST IN MY CULT and DAIDAIDAI ).

Breaking News: Kai and Montero (former Screaming60s ) are better friends than ever!!

Meet your new reigning monarch: Prince Yuria (former Dan te Lion ) has been re-ennobled as King Yuria   upon her debut with NOW DRAMATIC .

In other Yuria-related news, her majesty has just launched a new unit with 193R of POPPiNG EMO called YURiKU .

By the time you read this, Shihatsu-Machi Underground will have unveiled their new system.

Have a Good Weekend!!