Saturday, April 20, 2019
Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL

Last June Dutch fans were very lucky, there were two concerts from the ultradark Tokyo-based Japanese idol group: Necronomidol. The girls were on a tour through Europe and this was their first time visiting the Netherlands. Both concerts were in The Hague and it was really something special!

First of all I want to mention that Necronomidol isn’t your typical idol unit. Their music isn’t happy and poppy, it’s the opposite! Their music consists of black metal, darkwave, NWOBHM and other electric genres. Also their clothing is black and no colour can be found. It’s the total opposite from the happy colourful idol groups! NECRONOMIDOL were formed in 2014 and their members are: Risaki Kakizaki, Sari, Hina Yotsuyu, Rei Imaizumi and Himari Tsukishiro.

The first concert was held in a music shop called “Keymusic Rock Palace” on June 14th and it was actually an instore event for free. There wasn’t really a stage, the girls danced on a carpet while being cheered by a surprisingly big audience (it was only announced about one week before the day of performance). Each girl has their own strong voice and own personality, together they were an amazing group. Behind the girls there were big windows so people from outside could enjoy it too. Lots of people were stunned by what was happening, also a few stopped to catch a glimpse of these ladies. It was a really rare experience!

After the show you got the chance to buy merch, there were CDs, LPs, shirts, stickers, photobooks, and many more things! I bought a really awesome keychain and took a cheki with the girls. You never know when you get the chance again! Some fans bought so much that a few items got sold out. Around 9:30 PM we really had to leave the place, it was a store after all and it wanted to close.

Two days later fans got the chance to see them again, this time at Animecon. In the morning there was a meet and greet in which fans could ask questions, sadly I missed a part of it but luckily I was in time for their performance in the afternoon! After a big delay because of technical problems fans were allowed to go inside. It was funny to see all the similar faces again but also a lot of new ones, which is a good sign!

This time the girls had a stage with more space and they used every corner. Their dance moves looked even better on the stage than on a carpet. One thing I really liked was that the playlist was different from the performance earlier that week. Despite the technical problems the girls put all their energy into it and they managed to give the audience an amazing experience.

For me it was the first time seeing an idol group and I’m not disappointed, it was actually really interesting and special! If you ever get the chance to see Necronomidol you should go, their dark concept is really something different (in a good way) and it’s totally worth the money.

SETLIST 2018.06.14
1. STRANGE AEONS
2. STARRY WISDOM
3. ITHAQUA
-MC-
4. END OF DAYS
5. WITCHING HOUR
6. SARNATH
7. SKULLS IN THE STARS

SETLIST 2018.06.16
-SE-
1. STRANGE AEONS
2. DIRGE OF BALDR
3. MIDNIGHT DOMINATOR
-MC-
4. DAWNSLAYER
5. R’LYEH
6. WITCHING HOUR
7. ITHAAQUA
-MC-
8. END OF DAYS
9. STARRY WISDOM
10. SARNATH
11. 暗黒少女戦隊 (Ankoku shōjo sentai)
12. SKULLS IN THE STARS

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