The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 22: BABYMETAL MERCH LOTTERY *NOT CLICKBAIT*

Boy, it sure has been dead in the idol world when it comes to new for the past couple weeks. Garry, Terry and John manage to scrape together enough to put on a pretty good show this week. We did have some technical difficulties during the live broadcast but you fine folks listening to the VOD don’t have to worry about that.

In the news this week:

  • BiSH announce details of their latest concert DVD release.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure announce the impending departure of Cococo.
  • OTOTOY interview Junnosuke Watanabe ahead of EMPiRE’s debut.
  • Broken By The Scream announce new mini-album “SCREAMING RHAPSODY”.
  • Pour Lui fails her DiET or DiE challenge and is suspended from BiS indefinitely.
  • BABYMETAL hold a lottery for a very limited edition item of merchandise.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren announce a new single and a one-man live.
  • REGiNA KiSS announce a “Best Of” album.
  • Steam Girls preview new song “sexy☆rabbit”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiS, Namennayo Harajuku, 2& and Kami Geki SHINGEKI.

We are also available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Google Play Music and iTunes.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.19: Egoistic Stream Issues

Garry, Terry and John are at it again, but this week is a bit different. We have a GIVEAWAY!!! Yes, we have hit 200 subscribers to our YouTube channel and in a fit of celebration we have a sweet ass give away. Let me tell you, this stuff isn’t trash, because we wouldn’t do that to you. I will relate the details of how to win after I go through the whole thing we are really here for, the podcast itself.

In the news this week:

  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce the tracklist and reveal the covers for their upcoming album “Egoistic Eat Issues”.
  • BiS postpone the release of their upcoming single due to Peri Ubu’s illness.
  • LADYBABY announce the tracklist and reveal the covers for their upcoming single “Pinky! Pinky!”.
  • Mogami Moga announces her shock departure from Dempagumi.inc.
  • Junnosuke Watanabe announces the “indefinite” extension of Aya Eight Prince (originally from BiS) and Kamiya Saki’s (originally from GANG PARADE) trade.
  • Broke By The Scream release a trailer for their upcoming one-man live on September 10th.
  • Amahoshi Runa announces her departure from Hachimitsu☆Emperor.
  • NECRONOMIDOL shoot the MV for their upcoming single “DAWNSLAYER”.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Infantry Dystopia”.
  • Shuuengo Buppan preview new song “OK! Baby!!”.
  • Candye♡Syrup preview new song “C.S.I.S.”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Yanakoto Sotto Mute, Candye♡Syrup, NEVE SLIDE DOWN and Fullfull☆Pocket

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Now on with the giveaway details.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.12: Fox Festival of the Void

We are really on a roll now, 6 weeks in a row…… feels good. Garry, Terry and John are back with all the idol news you want to hear, maybe some you don’t. There sure was a lot to talk about so let’s get on with it.

In the news this week:

  • You’ll Melt More!, BiS and Yukueshirezutsurezure all announce new singles.
  • Checkmate and Zekkyou Suru 60-do announce mini-albums.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce updated versions of their past 2 studio albums, plus preview Togaren’s solo song
  • Broken By The Scream hit the recording studio.
  • Official details of NECRONOMIDOL’s European tour are announced.
  • BABYMETAL announce details of their “Big Fox Festival”.
  • Kikukawa Yukino suspends her activities with Alloy due to health reasons.
  • Mistress gain a new member, plus announce “MistFest” festival.
  • BiSH preview 2 songs from their upcoming “GiANT KiLLERS” release.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from DEADLIFT LOLITA, Yamiame and CLOCK & BOTAN.

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Google Play Music and iTunes.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org.

Broken By The Scream On Showroom

In a splendid attempt to reach out to fans, both at home and internationally, Broken By The Scream will be having Showroom appearances for the rest of the month. Each day will consist of a couple of the girls interacting with fans on a more personal level. For you English speakers out there, you will probably want to tune on the days Io-chan is on. Let us get a look at the schedule.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.9: LoL Icons

Four weeks in a row, must be some sort of record. Here comes your favorite alternative idol podcast. Your hosts Garry, Terry and John are back one more time to talk about all kinds of idol news. I think there is even some discussion about some music videos as well. It is a super packed show.

In the news this week:

  • Mistress and Malcolm Mask McLaren announce the departure of a member.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da release a solo song for Megumi.
  • CY8ER shoot a music video.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure / Not Secured, Loose Ends are touring Canada THIS WEEK.
  • NECRONOMIDOL announce a mysterious new solo project for one of their members.
  • Living Dead I Dolls get ready to debut some new songs and outfits.
  • CDJapan lift their export ban on BiSH merchandise…for now at least.
  • Maison book girl announce a new single with a July 19th release date.
  • Broken By The Scream to start performing mini-lives via Showroom next month.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Haruno Megumi, Mikazuki Maria, BiS, Kikkawa You and 969.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org.

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Google Play Music and iTunes.

The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep. 5: Drollrum Please

Once again we are back with the best (only) English language podcast about Alternative Japanese Idol music on the internet! We chatted about the news of the week, some videos and I even think there might be a joke or two in there. We, Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John  (Straight From Japan) always have something entertaining to say, and it might even be informative.

Oh, we also did a give-away. That was super fun.

In the news this week

  • All of the fallout from the WACK auditions
  • Details of BABYMETAL’s upcoming summer tour of Japan
  • DEADLIFT LOLITA announce their first US appearance at Anime Midwest in Chicago
  • Broken By The Scream add a new member and announce their first one-man show
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da, GANG PARADE and BiSH offer up previews of their upcoming releases

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Living Dead I Dolls, Mistress, Hachimitsu★Koutei, BILLIE IDLE and Malcolm Mask McLaren.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast and now on iTunes