The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 4: This Podcast is WACK

After a one week break we are back with the fourth episode of the Alt Idol Podcast. Believe it or not, your very favorite personalities, Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John  (Straight From Japan) had some things to talk about. I know, it is weird, right?

We also had a special announcement!!!! It is a GIVE-AWAY! Details in the podcast.

In the news this week

  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. song preview and CD release info
  • A recap of the first few days of the WACK auditions
  • BABYMETAL announce a headline show at the Palladium in LA
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure finally launch their international fanclub
  • NECRONOMIDOL add a ton of rarities to their online store
  • BiSH announce details of their upcoming CD releases

We also share our thoughts on MVs from The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY, CY8ER, Yanakoto Sotto Mute and DEADLIFT LOLITA.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.3: The Week Where Everyone Disbanded

Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and John  (Straight From Japan) are at it again, of course some knucklehead (me) forgot to plug in his headphones so, you know there is a bit of echoing at points, my bad. Still a pretty good show covering a variety of subjects.

In the news this week:

  • NECRONOMIDOL to tour Europe this summer
  • BABYMETAL drop a trailer for their Tokyo Dome Blu-ray
  • An update on Pour Lui’s DiET or DiE challenge
  • Information on new releases announced by Shiina Pikarin, Guso Drop and Malcolm Mask McLaren.
  • A big discussion on the various disbandment and member departure announcements from Hauptharmonie, PiiiiiiiN, Gokigen Teikoku and more

We also share our thoughts on MVs from You’ll Melt More!, Uijin, Band Ja Naimon and Teddyloid feat. Aina the End.

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NECRONOMIDOL And Shintaro Kago, It Was Meant To Be

Today I was just doing the Twitter thing, you know trying to catch up on about 1500 posts in a foreign language, everyday stuff. I was really starting to get bored reading about what idols were eating and looking at photos of their cats when I came upon something new(ish). If you are a fan of NECRONOMIDOL you may already be familiar with what I am about to talk about. If not, welcome to your nightmare.

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Alt Idol Podcast Episode 1: Technical Difficulties

Well folks, here it is, the first in a line of many podcasts. Your humble hosts, Terry (Ramenshuriken), Garry (Idol is SHiT) and yours truly, John (Straight From Japan), do our best to bring you the news and other happenings from the world of alt idol. I think we do a pretty good job for a bunch of first timers, of course you will have to be the real judge. So put on your seat belts, it is sort of a bumpy ride.

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If you know anything about the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft then you probably have a good idea of what this song may be about. Ithaqua is one of the Great Old Ones and lives in the frozen north. He hunts down and savagely kills unwary travelers. He is somewhat like the Wendigo of Native American legends.

The song isn’t exactly about Ithaqua himself, but about an icy death. It is written in a very poetic manner, of course. A really lyrical beauty. I have it looping as I write this.

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Who Likes To Spend Money?

Who is your favorite über-dark alt-idol group that is making it super easy to buy all the merchandise? If your answer is NECRONOMIDOL you win. What do you win you may ask? You win a shiny new web store for all of your Necroma needs. Good old Ricky has set up one of the easiest to use web stores I have ever seen, I swear I will go broke if I am not careful. Anyway, get over there and buy some stuff before it is gone. You won’t regret it, but your bank account might.

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Possible video from NECRONOMIDOL

A seemingly inconsequential tweet almost escaped me a couple days back. Ricky, manager of NECRONOMIDOL, musing about possible plans for an upcoming video.

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