Category Archives: Idol Underground

Idol Group Resistance Reloads for a Fresh Resistance

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With what feels like 1,000 active Idol groups ,trying to cover all of them daily becomes a task that no man can do or staff , but we do our best to show international Idol fans our wonderful Idol groups  here in Japan that you don`t often see on major…

Pla2me : Creative Differences Leads to Member Leaving

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                                     [Mari]                           [Saki] When you hear the words left due to creative differences ,that`s often a code word in metal music to nicely say “they got on my last nerve”. In Idol genre you don`t see those words instead you see graduation ,that is until Mari Mizuta claimed “they got…

KAMIYADO: New Shining Idols

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The hardest road to the top is through the Independent Idol ranks ,it`s a genre were the Idols themselves are as much a part of their development and concepts as the staff. Indie Idols are not blessed with an army of staff waiting on their every need. They don`t always…

Idol Metal unit nIo Return as nIo-destroy

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The last time we talked about nIo it was just after member No.1 had left the group and “buried” the remaining members in a “shallow grave” only for the members to shortly afterwards be seen as spirits in photos shot at night. This was followed by the appearance of the…

絶叫する60度: Screaming Idol Punk Mayhem

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Zekkyousuru 60do [The screaming sixties] is an Nagoya based Idol unit that has been coming on strong lately and one that has really got my interest with their energetic live shows and colorful members. The group is made up of members Kai and Montero and produced by the band 6%…

DISSENTER DOLLS: A Fresh Force in Idol Rock

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A few days ago I had the great pleasure of seeing a new Idol Rock unit make their debut live. The unit is known as DISSENTER DOLLS. It`s clear from their debut that this unit plans to join the growing Idol Rock genre ranks will full force. With a group…

BILLIE IDLE® The Anarchy of Self-proclaimed “NOT IDOLS”

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Well the masterminds behind BiS are at it again ,first there was BiSH now there is BILLIE IDLE® and Idol group that has decided that the anarchy of being of Self-proclaimed “NOT IDOLS” is their path in Idol. BILLIE IDLE® released their debut single titled “Anarchy in the music scene”…

FRUITPOCHETTE: Find a Clever? New MV Release

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It seems like it`s been a very long time since Idol Metal unit FRUITPOCHETTE  released a new music video, well that`s because it has. FRUITPOCHETTE the group that is light on music videos, but heavy on touring has a new full length album out titled “Crest of Evil” that they…

Unsettled Times For Kamen Joshi and Alice Project

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When you’re an Independent music artist it`s a mix of creative freedom that can lead to some commercial success and at times hardships. When you’re an Indie Idol unit ,you don`t expect to have success and hardship hit at the same time ,for it`s a genre were you are trying…

Karin Maruyama : The Eternal Idol on the Stairway of Dreams

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This might be the first time that your hearing the name Karin Maruyama and if that is the case ,then I am about to introduce you to a most special Idol. Karin was born in 1993 in Fukushima Prefecture and she goes by the nickname Rin-chan and made her debut…