The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.18: Taking Ourselves Higher

After a week off Garry, Terry and John are back. This week I am remote broadcasting from California, much to the dismay of my family, but I just can’t miss a show. We try to cover almost two weeks worth of news although we did have to cut some due to time restrictions.

In the news this week:

  • BiS member Peri Ubu is sidelined with a stomach infection.
  • ANFORT finally calls time on DEVIL GUN and PANiC MAGiC.
  • Mikuchiyo Mene withdraws from Zenbu Kimi no Sei da due to ongoing health issues.
  • NECRONOMIDOL reveal more details about their upcoming single”DAWNSLAYER”.
  • GANG PARADE announce a new album and one-man in November.
  • You’ll Melt More! announce a new single, new album and a new tour to coincide with their 5th anniversary.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce their first album releasing in October. Member Tsuzura Nagi celebrates her birthday.
  • Idol supergroup NATASHA announce details of their new single “MOONLiGHT / VOLCANO” and perform it at TIF.
  • ・・・・・・・・・ (Dots) announce a new single “Tokyo”, clocking in at a massive 72 minutes long.
  • Shuuengo Buppan preview another new song “twilight of sunday”

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Yanakoto Sotto Mute, BiSH, Yukueshirezutsurezure, ・・・・・・・・・ and Alloy.

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Quickie: DEVIL GUN and Metalcore?

After what happened to ICE CREAM SUICIDE the other day it seems ANFORT is trying something new. They have lined up DEVIL GUN to support the UK Metalcore band, Fathoms, on March 20th during their Japan tour.  Maybe it is just me but this seems like a very odd move. I hope this works out for them as ANFORT really seems to be struggling lately.

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DEVIL GUN Still Kicking

Things looked grim for DEVIL GUN not too long ago with the departure of Nitou Rechi. Lucky for fans, Shiga Rami, from their sister group PANiC MAGiC, stepped in to do support and they were able to continue.

Last night they introduced a new song, 「双極亡失MYTHOLOGY」. She seemed happy to “show off”, as she put it, the song she had been practicing so hard. I really hope she doesn’t burn out from singing in both groups

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