NECRONOMIDOL – Tupilaq

Necronomidol - Tupilaq

Necronomidol has finally been resurrected and brought us a new song titled “Tupilaq”, which marks a new era of the infamous ultradark idol unit.

After announcing their resurrection, our favorite ultradark idols are back with a new MV: “Tupilaq” is the first Necronomidol song with the new line-up, so Im pretty curious to see how the group is doing after being reborn from its own ashes.

Let’s start by giving a context to this title: tupilaq is the name of monsters of Inuit’s culture, created by shamans using animals and even children parts and used to kill their enemy. Kinda creepy stuff, as expected by Necroma. And, unsurprisingly, the girls perform a bloody ritual to give life to a bizarre creature which finally achieves its purpose and kills the designated victim. Also, the (intentional) amateurish quality of the video adds more creepiness, just in case you needed more of it.

The song is made of a groovy and powerful form of rock-metal hybrid backed by thick, distorted synths and enriched by the haunting voices of the four shamans; I especially enjoyed the backing vocals during the hook, which add an eve more eerie feel to the music. With a good balance of catchiness and energy embraced by an ever-present disturbing atmosphere, “Tupilaq” works perfectly as a comeback, capturing the essence of Necroma and proving that the unit is not dead yet… although I wouldn’t be surprised if it was undead.


All in all, Necronomidol are still an interesting and unique group, bringers of the darkest and haunted music in the idol scene; “Tupilaq” marks the beginning of this new era for them, and we’ll be glad to follow their next steps.

NECRONOMIDOL – New Members Announcement + Resurrection In June

Necronomidol Logo

After a short hiatus, here’s the new Necronomidol line-up including Tsukishiro Himari and three new members; their resurrection will take place in June.

Being and idol fan is often hard, with the many sudden plot twists ending up in members leaving their unit, or even the groups themselves completely disbanding. It’s even worse when you take for granted the stability of a group, just to find out that most of the members unexpectedly quit.

What happened to Necromonidol in March was totally out of the blue and left everyone speechless; three members leaving at once must have been a hard time both for the remaining one and for the staff, but it was probably a difficult decision for the ones quitting too. After a month, it seems that things moving in both directions, as Risaki Kakizaki, Rei Imaizumi and Michelle recently teamed up with xoxo EXTREME for a song and Necroma announced their new line-up with a teaser for their reboot resurrection which should happen in June.

Fans of extreme metal will probably remember the tile Blood Fire Death from a certain album, and also the new logo is written in runic alphabet; should we expect a viking-oriented theme for their next release? Probably not, but let me dream.

The teaser shows three new girls together with 月城ひまり (Tsukishiro Himari), the only survivor of the previous incarnation representing the midnight blue: the blonde one is 神乃菜愛 (Kamino Nana), her color is crimson and she loves Disney; the short-haired one is 流川慈綺 (Rukawa Shiki) with the ultramarine blue color, and I can’t wait to understand what’s the meaning of changing her voice as her special skill; finally, the one with the twintails is 兎蛇髏亞 (Toda Roa), she has the color of dusk and apparently she can whistle… another thing I need to hear in Necroma.

  • Necronomidol - 2020
    Necronomidol - 2020
  • Necronomidol - 月城ひまり (Tsukishiro Himari)
    Necronomidol - 月城ひまり (Tsukishiro Himari)
  • Necronomidol - 月城ひまり (Tsukishiro Himari)
    Necronomidol - 月城ひまり (Tsukishiro Himari)
  • Necronomidol - 神乃菜愛 (Kamino Nana)
    Necronomidol - 神乃菜愛 (Kamino Nana)
  • Necronomidol - 神乃菜愛 (Kamino Nana)
    Necronomidol - 神乃菜愛 (Kamino Nana)
  • Necronomidol - 流川慈綺 (Rukawa Shiki)
    Necronomidol - 流川慈綺 (Rukawa Shiki)
  • Necronomidol - 流川慈綺 (Rukawa Shiki)
    Necronomidol - 流川慈綺 (Rukawa Shiki)
  • Necronomidol - 兎蛇髏亞 (Toda Roa)
    Necronomidol - 兎蛇髏亞 (Toda Roa)
  • Necronomidol - 兎蛇髏亞 (Toda Roa)
    Necronomidol - 兎蛇髏亞 (Toda Roa)

As I said before, the resurrection of the group will take place next June, so we have some time to get to know these new members. Necromonidol had some line-up changes in the past and always managed to take the best out of their idols, so let’s see how this new form of the unit will perform.

リリックホリックノワール (Lyric Holic Noir) – New Members Announcement

リリックホリックノワ (Lyric Holic Noir) Logo

リリックホリックノワール (Lyric Holic Noir) have announced their new line-up, featuring the only remaining member of the previous incarnation and two new entries.

リリックホリックノワール (Lyric Holic Noir) have been around for a while: be it with the current name, or as Lyric Holic Kagekidan or simply Lyric Holic, this unit has been working in the underground idol scene with their creepy and dark-themed symphonic metal sound. You can find some of their videos — including the one below — in the Idol-Tube section, but the reason we are talking about them is an important announcement from their Twitter account.

The activities of Lyric Holic Noir started around 2014 and a good amount of people came and left during these years; after a break which allowed them to search for new members, now we finally know their new line-up. Aside from the tarot-reader しおりん・あ・ら・もーど (Shiorin A La Mode) — the only remaining member from the previous line-up — there are two new entries: 夢紅 (Muku) seems likely to play you a trick if you don’t behave properly, while the self-defined cheerful little prince あたる (Ataru) almost looks like a really fashionable pirate… or something like that.

Anyway, together with the announcement, we also got the first pics of this new line-up, which you can see here.

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