I saw NECRONOMIDOL in Stockholm (it was nice)

The “ultra dark Japanese idol group” NECRONOMIDOL travelled to Stockholm, Sweden to perform, and I travelled there to see them. Before October 23rd I didn’t know much about the group, except that they have some seriously great songs, but now I know that: • I love them.• Their names are Meica Mochinaga, Malin Kozakura, HimariContinue reading “I saw NECRONOMIDOL in Stockholm (it was nice)”

HANABIE. – Independence, “Girl’s Reform Manifest” and colorful music videos

HANABIE。 (“花冷え。”) is the Japanese metal band on the rise with the crazy gimmick:y music videos: They mix heavy metal with classic J-pop cuteness, which they absolutely aren’t the first at, but what differs them from many others is that their gimmicks don’t have any super-obvious calculations behind them. And do you know what thatContinue reading “HANABIE. – Independence, “Girl’s Reform Manifest” and colorful music videos”

Have you listened to the lyrics on “Far Beyond Driven” by Pantera?

After the heavy “Cowboys From Hell” and the heavier “Vulgar Display of Power”, Pantera decided to release the even heavier album “Far Beyond Driven” in 1994. It topped the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart, and Pantera got called an “overnight sensation” after being an active band for 13 years. Far Beyond Driven is an album whereContinue reading “Have you listened to the lyrics on “Far Beyond Driven” by Pantera?”

Why Phil Anselmo is one of the greatest (starting at “Walk Through Exits Only” by Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals, but then covering everything else but it)

“Walk Through Exits Only” by Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals is still one of the weirdest albums I’ve heard. Confusing chaos. Totally impossible to predict what rythm or part is coming next. What I love is that this isn’t the underground album he made before he got famous, it’s the one he made atContinue reading “Why Phil Anselmo is one of the greatest (starting at “Walk Through Exits Only” by Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals, but then covering everything else but it)”

The name “14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San” says it all

As a person in constant search for weird eccentric artists, could I find more of a jackpot than a little girl who sings (screams) brutal hardcore, spits rotten food at audience members and is called “14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San”? No. 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San (十四代目トイレの花子さん) is a 444 years old living dead, who got herContinue reading “The name “14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San” says it all”