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.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 21: THE REBEL ALLiANCE

After a week off Garry, Terry and John are back for another go at this podcast thing. I stumble a bit on a piece of missing information at the beginning but get it together after a bit. We had so much content we actually had to save a bit for next week.

In the news this week:

  • DISDOL are to undergo a reboot.
  • Gokigen Teikoku announce a ton of cool stuff at their recent one-man live.
  • CHECKMATE lose a member.
  • REGiNA KiSS also lose a member.
  • EMPiRE and WACK get trolled by their fans.
  • MIGMA SHELTER announce a new mini-album and a tour.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect announce their debut single.
  • Payrin’s also announce a new single.
  • APOKALIPPPS are the latest Idol “Super Group” on the block.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect preview “Kagome Kagome” from their upcoming single.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from NECRONOMIDOL, Oyasumi Hologram, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da and The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 20: EMPiRE STRiKES BACK

Garry, Terry and John have somehow manage to not only put together 20 of these things, but to also get 200 subscribers on the old YouTube channel. As a big old thank you we had a good old giveaway and the winners were announced on this show.

In the news this week:

  • BILLIE IDLE surprise us with a new album and tour…possibly their last?
  • YAMIAME surprise us with a break-up.
  • The AVEX and WACK collaboration group we’ve been waiting for is finally announced.
  • BiSH announce a new album and a tour.
  • We give our thoughts on the upcoming NECRONOMIDOL single “DAWNSLAYER”.
  • You’ll Melt More announce a new single.
  • Cure。 give us details of their upcoming album.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview new song “Monologue Garden”.
  • Candye♡Syrup preview new song “SCREAMING CRAZY WORLD”.
  • LADYBABY preview new song “Pinky! Pinky!”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Senanan, 969, Nemoto Nagi and mistress.

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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 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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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.17: All Good Things Must Come to an End

Garry, Terry and John are really going for a record here with shows for three weeks in a row. This one is jammed with news, so much news we didn’t even get to introduce the new groups we wanted to. We also tried a slightly new format.

In the news this week:

  • GANG PARADE offer their upcoming single “Beyond the Mountain” for free on OTOTOY.
  • Emiri is leaving Checkmate.
  • BABYMETAL are providing the theme song for the upcoming Unikitty cartoon show.
  • Kakuriyo Terror Architect are auditioning for new members.
  • NECRONOMIDOL tease the themes of some upcoming songs.
  • Guso Drop announce that they’re breaking up.
  • DEEP GIRL are finally calling it a day.
  • LADYBABY have a new single out September 23.
  • BiS release some promo shots for their upcoming single.
  • Yanakoto Sotto Mute detail their new EP.
  • NEVE SLIDE DOWN announce a new single releasing August 30.
  • Alloy preview new song “Yume no Tabiji” on SoundCloud.
  • AIBECK preview new song “EGG MAN” on SoundCloud.
  • ・・・・・・・・・ preview new song “1998” on SoundCloud.
  • Gokigen Teikoku give us an updated version of their debut single “Taisetsu na Oshirase”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from PLIC PROCK and PassCode.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.16: What Production Budget?

Garry, Terry and John are back for a second week and shooting for a record streak of consecutive episodes. This week we talk about all kinds of stuff, new, old and other. Get yourself a cold beverage and have a listen.

In the news this week:

  • JyuJyu add two new members to their ranks.
  • Gokigen Teikoku are holding a contest for YOU, yes you to create their new MV.
  • Idol supergroup NATASHA are returning to perform at TIF with some new songs.
  • TeddyLoid and Aina the End’s latest collaboration “Break the Doors” is released.
  • Yukueshirezutsurezure announce details of their upcoming single and preview a demo of its a-side.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da show off a remastered track from their upcoming double album reissue.
  • Codomomental debut a new group called Kakuriyo Terror Architect.
  • GARUDA is John’s latest new find.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from DEADLIFT LOLITA, Oyasumi Hologram, BILLIE IDLE, You’ll Melt More! and ・・・・・・・・・.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.15: NECRONOMIDOL in EUPOPE Tour

Garry, Terry and John, after a week off, are back. Terry has a bit to say about the NECRONOMIDOL show in London. We discuss a couple new groups, while John stumbles all over his own words. At the end of the show, the video discussion gets a bit spicy.

In the news this week:

  • Mistress, Shiori from Fruitpochette, Yukueshirezutsurezure and Malcolm Mask McLaren have all been in the recording studio.
  • Gokigen Teikoku have also been in the studio, but went a step further and revealed a new song “Shinya Ramen no Saikou” at a recent live show.
  • Fujisaki Ayane (Pinky) from Dempagumi.inc announces a collaboration with Noora and Petra of Dear Stars☆.
  • Hissatsu Emomomomo and Shuuengo Buppan are the new kids on the block.
  • Malcolm Mask McLaren add two new members.
  • MIGMA SHELTER release their first single “Svaha Eraser”.
  • A feature length documentary of the recent WACK auditions is coming soon.
  • PassCode announce details of their 1st major album “ZENITH”.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from You’ll Melt More!, RHYMEBERRY, DEADLIFT LOLITA, GANG PARADE and PassCode.

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

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

The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.13: Can I Get Double Hamu On That?

After missing a week, Garry, Terry and John are back with all the idol news, maybe, we could have missed some. John has an especially rough time as he woke up late. We try to keep it on track and also entertaining. I think we might have pulled it off.

In the news this week:

  • Idol Matsuri (no, not that one) launches their annual song and dance cover contest.
  • NECRONOMIDOL dress up as maids for their “BLOOD RED SKIES” one-man live and announce a new single.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview another new song and get a radio show with their agency colleagues.
  • AIBECK are the new kids on the block.
  • Echigo Sisters Geeks get reborn as Lucifer.
  • Maison book girl and PASSCODE detail their upcoming releases.
  • Kikukawa Yukino withdraws from Alloy.
  • Enma Arisa goes on hiatus from YAMIAME.
  • KIRAKIRA GERIRA are disbanding.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiSH, CY8ER, STRAWBERRY SYNDROME, amiinA and PLIC PROCK.

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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.