CD Shop announced the Official Nominates for the 9th CD Shop Awards 2017. BABYMETAL's second Album "Metal Resistance" was nominated along with many other great Japanese albums released this year. As always all the nominations comes from All Japan CD Shop clerks, see details below.
BABYMETAL will be playing 4 dates supporting Guns N' Roses Japan Tour in January 2017. Loudwire had the chance to ask Suzuka Nakamoto her impressions after the official announcement, she stated that she's happy to perform with them, read more below.
BABYMETAL have announced they will be supporting Guns N' Roses in January 2017 during the Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017! BABYMETAL to play 4 dates supporting Axl Rose band! See more below.
BABYMETAL got their chance to appear in the front page of Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom. Their first big feature in this magazine includes a long article and interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal along with Kobametal talking about Tokyo Dome, Wembley Arena, the influence of the FOX GOD prophecies, performing with Rob Halford and the future of the group. Check the full content and a summary of the article which includes the full interview, please notice.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Metal Hammer to talk about their 2016. The high points and low points, meeting artists, the animated series, Tokyo Dome, and their ambitions for 2017. Read the interview below!
BABYMETAL decided the details for THE ONE 2017 including a new limited edition item, THE ONE Big Tee! Find more details about THE ONE Members Project 2017 announcement and membership details below.
Oricon Style published the first week of sales information of the recent live video released by BABYMETAL, "Live At Wembley Arena" Bluray sold more than 30.000 copies, the DVD around 14.000 copies but there is more information released by Oricon, read more below!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by NME from United Kingdom to promote their upcoming performance as support artist in the Red Hot Chili Peppers UK Tour in December. The girls talk about their expectations of playing with them, touring in 2017, and influence from Muse and Linkin Park, what other music they enjoy listening. Read more below.
BABYMETAL reached the Top5 on Oricon Style "Breakthrough Female Artists Ranking 2016". Oricon's survey targeted 1.000 people, BABYMETAL got enough votes to reach the Top5 of the 2016 Ranking. Read a summary of the full article with the segment dedicated to BABYMETAL, the Top5 and details about the initiative below.
J-Cast published an interesting article about the reaction from BABYMETAL fans after NHK announced the artists to participate at the 67th Kouhaku Uta Gassen in December. They described the reaction as "relieved", many fans seem to be fine with BABYMETAL's "defeat". Read the article translated below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL of TV Asahi. This week featuring Soyoka yoshida, Kano Fuhijira, Momoko Okazaki, Maaya Asou and Mirena-Sensei because Mori Hayashi was absent, watch the full episode below!
Zettai Karen Children the anime which Suzuka Nakamoto's group in 2008 "Karen Girl's" recorded music will release a Special Edition Bluray! Read more details below.
BABYMETAL's recent live video release "Live At Wembley" is featured on Japan TECHInsight to talk about one of the greatest moments of the show at Wembley Arena, "THE ONE" with many flags in the audience. Check their title translated below.
On November 22 & November 23 in Japan was released the new live video, BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" Bluray and DVD editions. Both versions debuted at the top of the charts! See details below.
BABYMETAL released a new live recording. "Live At Wembley" from their show at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2 of this year. The DVD/Bluray was released nationwide in Japan on November 22 and November 23, check the photos from the release day!
AWA Music service releases a playlist dedicated to "Sakura Gakuin" to celebrate the addition of the Sakura Gakuin's music to the streaming music service. In addition, 2016 Nendo students Yuzumi Shintani and Marin Hidaka shared their thoughts about the playlist. Check the list of songs and their comments translated below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL on TV Asahi. This week show their charms Tsugumi Aritomo, Megumi Okada, Sara Kurashima and Aiko Yamaide along with Mori-Sensei! Check the new episode in the following blog post!
Sakura Gakuin held a new Sakura Gakuin Festival, this time at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba in front of 4.000 Fukei during the 2 Days festival. They played new songs, Halloween songs, and introduced new members for Sleepiece, Koubaibu and Logica! Check Idol Scheduler's live report translated and 3 great albums of photos below!
BABYMETAL as artist, "BABYMETAL" and "Metal Resistance" albums and also 12 songs of the band are featured in the 1st Anniversary numbers analysis of Amazon "Prime Music" in Japan. Check the details and more info below.
BABYMETAL published messages to Metallica to congratulate the "Metal Master" on releasing their new album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct". Metallica released a new album after 8 years, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal share their impressions about Metallica and the new album on Universal Music Japan's website. Read the messages translated below.
BABYMETAL announced the release of a band score book of their debut Album "BABYMETAL" set to be released on December 17! Check more details in the following post.
Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka was invited to participate and doing some demostrations at the "Inter BEE 2016" convention, check more information below and most important videos of his performance!
BABYMETAL is featured in an interesting report published on Metropolis Japan about the Heavy Metal culture in Japan. Comments from Marty Friedman and fans about BABYMETAL and BABYMETAL as important part of the Heavy Metal culture in Japan. Read below.
Sakura Gakuin dedicates their time to traffic safety. Sakura Gakuin and Hello Kitty through Helmet Production announced a special collaboration to spread the word about helmet use and traffic rules. In this second lesson the girls learn about "Traffic Rules". Watch below!
Sakura Gakuin decided their upcoming Open Classes to take place next year! "Sword Dancing Class 2" and "Improvisation Class" are going to take place in January 2017 at Hamagin Hall Via Mare in Yokohama City, check the details below!
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL of TV Asahi, after a week of break Sakura Gakuin is back to enchant the Fukei community. This week Sakura Gakuin's lineup features Yuzumi Shintani, Sara Kurashima, Marin Hidaka and Mirena Kurosawa! Check the episode below.
BABYMETAL World Tour Photographer Dana Distortion was interviewed on HTBARP Magazine (How To Become A Rockstar Photographer", she was asked about BABYMETAL and how she joined the project. She talks about shooting BABYMETAL at Nippon Budokan when all started, read below.
BABYMETAL songs from their new live release "Live At Wembley" will be broadcasted at Yunika Vision in Shinjuku from november 14 to November 23! Check the broadcast details and contest with interesting prizes below!
BABYMETAL announced the release of a new Live CD! "Live At Wembley" from their performance at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2, 2016 will be released as Live CD featuring 13 live songs, check the release details for Japan and abroad and also the official trailer below!
BABYMETAL was featured on Yahoo News in Japan about the rumors around their possible performance at the NFL Half-Time show next year. A random tweet from AXS fired up fans, and many rumors around BABYMETAL's appearance. Yahoo News wrote a report about the chances, read a summary translated below.
Popular drummer Pierre Nakano was interviewed on CINRA to talk about the Idol Theory and his favorite Idol groups. Among them, he shares his love and dedication for BABYMETAL even from the very beginnings of Suzuka Nakamoto on Karen Girl's! Read a summary translated below.
New report about the upcoming BABYMETAL Kami Band members activities for the month of November 2016. This month features Isao Fujita appearing in Italy, Mikio Fujioka hosting Seminars, Takayoshi Ohmura to host a new Guitar Seminar and performance with Miyu! Read all the details in English below.
Japanese singer and rapper Daoko talk about BABYMETAL in her new blog entry. In a segment of her diary called "Heavy Rock burning hot from the inside" she talks about "Gimme Chocolate" and the composer of the song Takeshi Ueda. Read the segment of the diary translated below.
Ayaka Miyoshi in order to promote her recently released photobook called "Watashi" is doing a series of interviews with media. She held a talk at the Tokyo Keizai University during the "Hollyshock Festival". Amuse Mobile released a report of her talk, in the following post a summary with the only question related with Sakura Gakuin and BABYMETAL. Read below.
NEO Oyaide Electronics wrote a report from BABYMETAL's rehearsals at Tokyo Dome before the big shows to close the World Tour 2016. The report before "Legend Metal Resistance, Red Night" includes details of Kami Band members gear featuring Takayoshi Ohmura, Mikio Fujioka and BOH, read the article translated with awesome photos below.
Airi Suzuki from C-ute is asked about BABYMETAL, Su-Metal and the performances at Tokyo Dome in September. She praised Su-Metal and BABYMETAL performances doing the Kitsune sign on Tower Revo interview with Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki. Summary translated below.
Sakura Gakuin was featured on Sanspo News about their appearance as special guest at the Tokyo Tower in Tokyo Shiba Park for the Tokyo Tower Winter event, the Illumination of the One Piece Dome. Read their report and a beautiful album of photos below!
BABYMETAL was featured once again on The List Magazine from Scotland, this time in their magazine issue 741. Similar content to the one published in October in their Website. The girls are interviewed to talk about their upcoming tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Check the content of the issue and interview below.
Shimamura Ebina announced the participation of BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka in a guitar seminar to be held in Lalaport Ebina Store on November 12. Read more details below.
BABYMETAL has been announced as one of the nominated artists for the Revolver Music Awards 2016 (known as Revolver Golden Gods years ago). The ceremony will take place in December and you can help BABYMETAL to get this award! Read more below.
BABYMETAL has decided a World Premiere of their new Live Video to be released in Bluray/DVD on November 23 for "Live At Wembley". Check the details below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL, special show to celebrate Halloween! This week Aiko, Momoe, Momoko and Yuzumi along with Mori-Sensei and a couple of special guests! Watch the full program below!
BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal was interviewed in the new issue of PIA Music Complex Magazine Vol.07 to talk about the recent BABYMETAL performances and World Tour 2016 Final shows at Tokyo Dome. He also explains how much BABYMETAL improved, UK Tour with RHCP and the Animated Series. Interview translated below.
Also Yui Mizuno as Yuimetal was interviewed on Music Complex Magazine Vol.07, she shared her thoughts about the preparations and impressions after the Tokyo Dome shows in September, the World Tour 2016 experience, their growth, playing Black BABYMETAL songs and the next steps for them. Interview translated below.
Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-Metal" was interviewed on PIA Music Complex Magazine Vol.07. She is asked about the Tokyo Dome performances, her solo songs, playing Tales Of The Destinies, the best show of the World Tour 2016, festival performances in Japan, and the next goals. She also speaks about Yuimetal & Moametal! Diary translated in the following post.
Another part of the Music Complex Magazine coverage on BABYMETAL is their interview with Moa Kikuchi, as Moametal she speaks about Tokyo Dome, the previous moments and nervousness and her impressions after the show. Performing "Onedari Daisakusen", Food at Festivals, Suzuka & Yui and more! Interview translated below.
BABYMETAL at Tokyo Dome performances are featured on Teen Vogue including brief interview comments by Su-Metal & Moametal. The article describes BABYMETAL's concept, reviews the Tokyo Dome shows including a last paragraph with comments from Suzuka and Moa about critics. Read more below.
The Project Saki announced the official information about the live-action adaptation and film to be released at the end of the year and beginnings of 2017 featuring Sakura Gakuin's Tutor and Teacher Mori Hayashi as composer of the screenplay. Read more details below.
Suzuka Nakamoto was interviewed by VICE Magazine to answer personal questions. As Su-Metal she speaks about her non-music-related talents, favorite quotes, her hero, best advice, and much more! Read the interview below!
Kami Band God Of Bass BOH announced his schedule with many activities at the Musical Instruments Fair as part of the Portable Audio Festival 2016 in Tokyo on November 5, check the details translated below.
MTV Japan announced at the beginning of this month the winners of the MTV VMA Japan 2016. BABYMETAL was announced winner of "Best Album Of The Year" and "Best Metal Video" (Read here). After the Party at Shinkiba Studio Coast MTV published messages from the winners including a message from Suzuka Nakamoto, read the translation below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in the new issue of Kerrang Magazine in their special section about Halloween! Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal speak about scary moments, horror movies, phobias, and how scary is the FOX GOD! Check the scans and full interview transcribed below.
BABYMETAL's song from the debut album, "Megitsune", is featured in the new album by the Japanese violinist Ayako Ishikawa "Sakura Symphony" to be released in November, find more details and listen to the preview of "Megitsune" below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL, after the great episode last week with Ayaka Miyoshi as special guest (watch here) Sakura Gakuin is back with Marin, Tsugumi, Megumi and Mirena along with the awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the episode below.
X Japan's leader Yoshiki was interviewed by TBS News i to talk about the X Japan's movie "We Are X", Yoshiki was asked about BABYMETAL and their actual popularity of the Japanese culture around the world. Watch the segment of the interview with English subtitles below.
Suzuka Nakamoto is featured on Ameba News in an article about "Junk Idols", they use this play of words to create a survey between college students to know which graduated Idols they love, Su-Metal is #4! Learn how this survey works, and what students think about Suzuka Nakamoto. Ameba News article translated below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka God Of Guitar, BOH God Of Bass and Yuya Maeta God Of Drums announced a new performance to take place next month in Tokyo at the Portable Audio Festival Live in the Musical Instruments Fair! Check the details below.
Sakura Gakuin dedicates their time to traffic safety. Sakura Gakuin and Hello Kitty through Helmet Production announced a special collaboration to spread the word about helmet use and traffic rules. The first lesson "Bicycle & Helmet" safety was published! Check the lesson below!
We had the chance to talk with DragonForce's bassist, Sinsaenum's leader, fan and also great friend of BABYMETAL, Newswire interviewed Frederic Leclercq! In order to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary online we are happy to share this great interview with all of you. We hope you like it! 日本語のインタビューは、こちらをお読みください。
And finally Sakura Gakuin is back on LoGiRL after another long maintenance break! And Sakura Gakuin returns with full force and special guest! Sakura Gakuin 2011 Nendo Graduate Ayaka Miyoshi joined Sara, Soyoka, Kano, and Maaya! Watch the full episode below!
俺たちは、DRAGONFORCEのベーシストでSINSAENUMのリーダーであり、BABYMETALのファンで素晴らしい友人と話すチャンスがあり、ニュースワイヤーは、フレデリク・ルクレールをインタビューした！ オンライン2周年を記念して、俺たちはこの素晴らしいインタビューをみんなと共有したい。気に入ってくれることを期待している！Interview in ENGLISH, read here.
NHORHM new cover album will be released on December 7, the album includes tracks from bands like Manowar, Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Helloween, Loudness and BABYMETAL featuring the song from the second album, "Metal Resistance", "THE ONE". Read more details below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine to talk about their plans for their upcoming World Tour and also speak about their UK Tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers in December. Kobametal gives some hints about their next world tour? Read more below!
On October 10 took place the DJ Special Edition Party of the music and entertainment site GekiRock featuring performances of many popular DJs from Japan including BABYMETAL's producer Yuyoyuppe as DJ Tekina/Something. Some of them played BABYMETAL songs and even a remix of Gimme Chocolate! Check more details and the songs placed below!
Sakura Gakuin announce the official release of the "Shuoh Gakuen Gasshou-bu" DVD from their performances at Akasaka RED/THEATER from August 24 to September 4, the release includes 2 discs! Read more details below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by The List from Scotland in order to promote the UK Tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers to take place in December. The girls talk about the FOX GOD, their concept and the upcoming Tour with RHCP. Yuimetal says that they are looking forward to learn from them too. Interview below.
October is here and is our anniversary month! We are about to celebrate our 2nd anniversary online on October 17 but we want to give you back all your love and support hosting different activities to celebrate closing with a very exclusive interview! In this second celebration event we are giving away a the full set "BABYMETAL Funko Figures", Su-Metal, Yuimetal & Moametal! Learn how to win and participate below!
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo student Megumi Okada diary about "Kimura-San" Megu's snowman who appeared in a previous diary written by Moa Kikuchi in 2015. Also she talks about seeing BABYMETAL at Tokyo Dome with the rest of the 2015 Nendo students. Read the diary translated below.
BABYMETAL and Kami Band were featured in the new issue of Young Guitar Magazine November 2016. The new issue includes a live report of BABYMETAL's performances at Tokyo Dome plus Gear Of Kami Band for the performances at Tokyo Dome as well. Check the scans and a summary of the content below.
BABYMETAL announced their collaboration with Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content to release an Animated Digital Series in United States next year! Worldwide Media did a special coverage about this new featuring media sites from Japan to South America, from Music sites to Anime sites, check more details below.
BABYMETAL's T-shirts art designer KAgaMI was featured in the recent issue of MdN Magazine November 2016. Magazine where Mikiko was featured a few times as well. The feature includes a brief photo session with KAgaMI, part of her incredible portfolio including a couple of BABYMETAL t-shirt designs and finally an interview with her. Check the scans below.
Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo Graduate Mariri Sugimoto was interviewed by LoGiRL. She talks about her experience on Sakura Gakuin, Actors School Hiroshima, Suzuka Nakamoto and also mentions Ooga Saki, Yunano Notsu and Rinon Isono. Read a summary translated with the questions about Suzuka and Sakura Gakuin below.
New report about the upcoming BABYMETAL Kami Band members activities for the month of October 2016. This month features Yuya Maeta and Isao Fujita playing together, Mikio Fujioka hosting 2 Seminars for MI Japan and Leda on tour with Far East Dizain! Read all the details in English below.
Four fans, Suzanne from Australia, Daniel from Mexico and Hitoshi and Kenji from Japan share their impressions, expectations, feelings and reactions from the last BABYMETAL shows of the World Tour 2016 at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20. Four fans from the one hundred ten thousand fans who gathered for the biggest BABYMETAL show to date! Read the reviews below!
Barks Japan announced that the three BABYMETAL members are going to adopt Westone ES60 Ear Monitors. Since Tokyo Dome performances the trio started to use the new set of Ear Monitors. Meanwhile Kami Band members are using ES50. Read more details below.
BABYMETAL was nominated in August for the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016 thanks to their Music Video for "KARATE" and their second studio Album "Metal Resistance", MTV Japan announced today the winners, BABYMETAL won 2 awards of the 3 nominations! Read more details below.
BABYMETAL is featured in a new OK Music article about their songs, this time OK Music goes in depth about the the Metal elements that form BABYMETAL featuring comparations with artists like Dragonforce, Iron Maiden, Lamb Of God, Dream Theater and Judas Priest! Full article translated below!
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo student Momoe Mori new diary on Sakura Gakuin to talk about her satisfying three-day holiday a couple of weeks ago where she attended to see BABYMETAL at Tokyo Dome. Momoe is big fan of BABYMETAL she adores the Three Senpais. Read the diary translated below and more details about her love to BABYMETAL!
Thanks to a Tweet was confirmed that BABYMETAL visited on September 17 the Hikawa Shrina in Kawaguchi City in Saitama to ask for safety and success for their shows at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20, read more below.
October is here and is our anniversary month! We are about to celebrate our 2nd anniversary online on October 17 but we want to give you back all your love and support hosting different activities to celebrate closing with a very exclusive interview! In this first celebration event we are giving away a copy of "Metal Resistance, Visit To Japan Anniversary Edition" CD/DVD! Learn how to win and participate below!
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Ajet Connect Magazine issue of October 2016. The article describes the beginnings of the group, mentions Sakura Gakuin and their performances at Summer Sonic Festival in 2015 and their first time headlining the Summer Sonic 2016. Check the full article below.
Mori Hayashi, better known as Mori-Sensei is teacher and tutor of Sakura Gakuin since the beginnings of the group in 2010. Was teacher of the three BABYMETAL girls, until their graduations. Suzuka's in 2013 and Yui and Moa in 2015. Mori-Sensei on his Radio Show Mochikomi talked several minutes about BABYMETAL performance at Tokyo Dome and specially about Suzuka Nakamoto, read an extended excerpt translated below.
According to The PR Web from United States BABYMETAL teamed with Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content to release an Animated Digital Series based in the three girls adventures for the US audience through Amuse USA subsidiary. Read the Press Release below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom with 4 pages about their performances at Tokyo Dome 2 Days. The feature includes reviews of "Red Night" and "Black Night" along with an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal, Moametal and Kobametal. Read a summary of the full content transcripted and scans of the great feature below!
According to a report published by Nikkei Business, BABYMETAL is #1 on Bid Acceptance Rates based on 1.650.000 auction deals survey. Following BABYMETAL there is another Amuse artst Gen Hoshino. Also Nogizaka46 is featured in this report. Read a summary translated below.
As BABYMETAL in 2012, now Sakura Gakuin dedicates their time to traffic safety. Sakura Gakuin and Hello Kitty through Helmet Production announced a special collaboration to spread the word about helmet use and traffic rules. Learn more about the collaboration below!
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL after a week of rest and Tokyo Dome! The girls attendend to BABYMETAL shows last week along with a few Graduates! Watch the episode below.
Airi Suzuki from C-ute, attended to BABYMETAL show "Red Night" at Tokyo Dome to close their fantastic World Tour 2016. Airi wrote the following blog post after the first show "Red Night" on September 19. Read her impressions and also her reaction about Moa Kikuchi's admiration towards her! Blog translated below.
Many artists from Japan and abroad attended to Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20 to see BABYMETAL closing their awesome World Tour 2016. In the following post we feature the impressions translated of Himeka Nakamoto (Suzuka's sister) from Nogizaka46, singer and rapper Daoko and the artist and dancer Yu-Ka from Tempura Kidz. Read below!
BABYMETAL members Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi were featured on Excite Japan about their TV commercial in 2012 with the Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki who plays in the MLB of United States. The article features a summary of the commercial. We also added the commercial in case you never watched it! Enjoy!
BABYMETAL is featured in many TV Shows from Japan after their incredible closing shows of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 at Tokyo Dome. Footage of "Red Night" and "Black Night" shows including professional footage of Karate, Road Of Resistance and THE ONE English Ver. Watch below!
BABYMETAL was featured on Nikkan Sports Shimbun (Newspaper) in the issue September 21 about their performances at Tokyo Dome with comments about the performance and impressions from Su-Metal and Yuimetal about Tokyo Dome shows and the upcoming UK Tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers, check the release and translation below.
Oricon Style show report from the BABYMETAL performances at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20 for "Legend Metal Resistance, Red Night & Black Night", the last shows of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016. Read the report translated below.
BABYMETAL announced after their second performance at Tokyo Dome the Live Viewing of their first appearances at Zepp Hall nationwide in 5 difference places to take place on October 5, 2016. More details below.
BABYMETAL closing shows of their incredible BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 took places at the massive Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. The sold out shows with 55.000 ticket sold each night featured completely different setlists, different costumes and partially different Kami Band lineup. Red Night featured a "Black & Gold" costume (Show report), meanwhile Black Night featured a new "Black & Red" costume (Show report). Photos below courtesy of fans, Mikiko Mizuno, Sakura Gakuin graduates who attended to the shows Hinata Sato, Airi Matsui, Yunano Honjyo and professional photos via Excite, Rockin' On, NME Japan, Natalie and GekiRock.
Famous Anime Director from Osaka Yutaka Yamamoto wrote a very interesting and deep blog about BABYMETAL's performance at Tokyo Dome. Someone like him with such experience in art praised BABYMETAL as 'the very forefront of contemporary art'. Read his blog translated below.
Hayashi International Promotion Presents interviewed Shawn Crahan and Corey Taylor from Slipknot to promote the upcoming Knotfest Shows in Japan in November. Corey Taylor mentioned when he attended to BABYMETAL's show at Chicago Open Air in July. Watch below.
BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome takes place tomorrow, reason why is the time to "push it back" and "sit down" to look back. The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 had been plenty of awesome shows but also featured a good number of shows in Japan with unforgettable moments and achievements! Check the Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016.
BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome is around the corner, reason why is the time to "push it back" and "sit down" to look back. The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 had been plenty of awesome shows, incredible moments, unforgettable achievements. Check our Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows overseas below.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo announce the collaboration with Haruta Company and Overture through Overture Magazine No.08 issue September 2016. The collaboration features Loafers for Fukei Men and Women! See more detains in the scans below.
Gravure The Television online wrote a report from Sakura Gakuin's latest Open Class "Lesson Of Carta" at Hamagin Hall Via Mare in Yokohama City, Kanagawa. In a very interesting theme the girls had to write a phrase, check the report translated plus photos below.
BABYMETAL live at Rock In Japan Festival 2016 at the Grass Stage is featured on Rock In Japan Festival Vol.474 issue October 2016. The feature includes unreleased photos of the performance and a new promotional photo of the girls! Check the scans below!
BABYMETAL and ESP Guitars Japan officially announced the collaboration to put on sale the E-II Arrow 7 Guitars which Kami Band use to play since last year! Find more details and where to get it below.
J-Pop stars and "big sisters" of BABYMETAL just finished their US Tour. Perfume was interviewed by Fuse TV to talk about their successful "Cosmic Explorer Tour", J-Pop and also about BABYMETAL. Read what the girls said about their little girls on Fuse!
BABYMETAL "Visit To Japan" released to promote and celebrate the performances at Tokyo Dome 2 Days on September 19 and September 20 debuted Top 5 on Oricon Style Albums Charts on September 13! Read more details below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH was announced as part of the team who worked for J-Pop group "amiinA" set to release their debut album on October 26! Read more details below.
BABYMETAL announced the release of "Live at Wembley Arena" DVD/Bluray and THE ONE Limited Edition Bluray on November 23, 2016. Pre-Orders start on September 14! Find more details below.
BABYMETAL released nationwide in Japan the debut Album BABYMETAL and the second studio Album Metal Resistance "Visit To Japan" CD/DVD anniversary editions with great success. In the following report an album of photos and interesting tweets about the release date!
The J-Pop and J-Rock group from Japan "Scott & Rivers" featuring Rivers Cuomo from Weezer and Scott Murphy from Allister were interviewed by Billboard Japan and Real Sound Japan to promote the new group. In both interviews they mentioned BABYMETAL, specially Rivers who wants to collaborate with them. Read a summary translated below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL, Maaya returns after a few weeks and she leads the group this program. Joined her Tsugumi, Yuzumi and Mirena along with the always funny Mori-Sensei. Watch the full program below!
BABYMETAL was featured on AFP News with a special coverage and interview with Kobametal, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal from their show at Zepp Tokyo for "The White Mass" performance. Interesting article and interview about their past, present and the future. Article translated below.
Both BABYMETAL albums are now available for streaming on AWA Music streaming services from Japan. The debut album "BABYMETAL" and "Metal Resistance" had been added to the app on September 8. Read more below.
Through Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Natalie.mu was announced a second set of artists and events who joined "TenbaiNO", the statement to prevent the high number of concerts tickets resales and the expensive prices. BABYMETAL joined in the second set of artists. Read more about the project in the following post.
Three BABYMETAL Kami Band members Hideki Aoyama, Leda and former God Of Bass IKUO collaborated with Akino with bless4 for the Anime "Shuumatsu No Izeta". The collaboration includes a Music Video, learn more below.
BABYMETAL is featured in the Hedoban Magazine Spinoff #7 with live reports from the US Tour in July, Fuji Rock Festival, Rising Sun Rock Festival in August and special feature about the performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards, check the content below.
A new segment of the interview with BABYMETAL had been released today by The Grammys. In this part, Moametal explains one of the memorable tour moments for BABYMETAL this year. The US Tour in May and July. Watch the segment of the interview below.
Metal Hammer Magazine from United Kingdom is celebrating the 30th Anniversary. As part of the celebrations they are releasing interviews with bands you love. In this segment they stopped to talk with Su-Metal to represent BABYMETAL. Suzuka talks about Metal Music, Sonisphere, Wembley, her ultimate aim and BABYMETAL celebrating 30 years! Interview below.
Su-Metal was interviewed by British media to share her thoughts about winning the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016 for "Best Live Act" and performing in United Kingdom. Many media sites like Rock Sound published the message from Suzuka. Read what she said about winning the award on September 6.
Sakura Gakuin's musical held at Akasaka RED/THEATER from August 24 to September 4 had been featured in the new issue of Gravure The Television Magazine Vol.27. Check the high quality scans below.
BABYMETAL had been selected as winner of "Best Live Act" award in the AIM Intedependent Music Awards 2016 in London! BABYMETAL was nominated in August and thanks to the votes of the audience on Songkick the band won the award. Below a summary of the activities and features during the ceremony.
Sakura Gakuin returns to LoGiRL on TV Asahi after 2 long weeks where the girls were extremely busy with many activities. This week Mirena Kurosawa takes the lead! Watch the full program below.
Scans of Sakura Gakuin's Official Pamphlet of their first musical "Shuoh Gakuen Gasshou-bu" which took place from August 24 to September 4 at Akasaka RED/THEATER. Check the high quality scans below.
BABYMETAL announced that their Music Video for "KARATE" and their second studio Album "Metal Resistance" are nominated in the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016! Check more details and how to vote below!
BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of the Czech magazine FAKKER!. In this issue FAKKER! published a "Japan Style" Special including BABYMETAL titled "Resistance Is Futile". Check more details below.
As published earlier (Check details here), FAKKER! Magazine from Czech Republic released a "Japan Style Special" with their new issue #9 September 2016. The Japan Style Special features in depth information about Japanese Culture and Music with BABYMETAL as center of the attention. Read below the full article translated!
After Red Hot Chili Peppers and BABYMETAL the UK Tour many sites around the world started to publish information about the Tour and Ticket sales. Japanese Media from Billboard to Gekirock and many others posted details about the second tour for BABYMETAL supporting an artist outside Japan, see more below.
BABYMETAL performing "Catch Me If You Can" was featured on NHK World Newsline in their special segment "Beating The Heat" about Music and Marketing in Summer. Watch the brief feature with footage of BABYMETAL at the Festival.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was interviewed by Radio X FM from United Kingdom to talk about their upcoming UK Tour with BABYMETAL in December. He praised BABYMETAL's style and why they decided to invite the band, read an excerpt of the interview below.
BABYMETAL has been mentioned by Marty Friedman once again in an interview. This time Marty was interviewed by Tokyo Shimbun (Tokyo Newspaper) to talk about J-Pop. He praised the Japanese lyrics and mentioned how BABYMETAL fans are learning Japanese thanks to the inspiration of the lyrics. Read an excerpt of the interview below.
Gravure The Television released a brief report including an album of photos of Sakura Gakuin's performance at "Natsu No Hina Suzumi" in Tokyo. Check the article translated and the photos via Idol Scheduler.
Real Sound Japan live report and photos of the Sakura Gakuin dress rehearsal before their debut at Akasaka RED/THEATER for their first play ever called "Shouh Gakuen Gasshou-bu" (Cosmos Gakuen Chorus Club). Details article about the plot of the play, characters and performance. Check the article translated below!
Red Hot Chili Peppers announced today that BABYMETAL will be their support band during their UK Tour in December. BABYMETAL will be playing in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester from December 5 to December 18! See more details below.
BABYMETAL played at Zepp Nagoya in Nagoya, Moa Kikuchi's homeland the last two shows of "The White Mass" Tour on August 24 (Show report) and on August 25 (Show report). The last two shows where the return of BABYMETAL to Zepp Nagoya after one year. Below Official Photos, and Pre/Post Show photos by fans featuring: Yakimi, Maruyama, Moge, Mahoroba, Riccha, Ou-Metal, Hiromin and many others.
Suzuka Nakamoto's sister Himeka Nakamoto member of Nogizaka46 was interviewed by Street Jack Magazine in the "Hello Me" section to talk about her family in an interview called "Nakamoto 3 sisters story" featuring beautiful photo montage of her as baby with herself nowadays. Beautiful feature for Nakamoto's family. Interview translated below.
Musicians Institute of Japan in Osaka announced a new Special Guitar Seminar featured a Kami Band member, on Saturday August 27 Mikio Fujioka will be hosting a new guitar seminar, read more below.
BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of Music Complex Magazine Vol.05, the new feature includes photos and information about the BABYMETAL performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24, check the scans below!
Billboard Japan released a list of the most Tweet artists during their performances at the Rock In Japan Festival 2016 Day 1. BABYMETAL played on August 6 (Show report). Read more about Billboard's article below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in the latest issue of Music Complex Magazine to talk about their past experience at Wembley Arena, their show debut at Fuji Rock Festival and the reception from the audience, the upcoming shows at Tokyo Dome and more! Read the interview translated below.
The entertainment site Natalie.mu published an article featuring the people involved in the amazing "Tokyo Show" performance at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Brazil. Part of the production team is from the Japanese group Perfume including BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Perfume choreographer Mikiko Mizuno. Read more below.
BABYMETAL played for 5th Consecutive time at Summer Sonic Festival. This time Summer Sonic Osaka only but they headlined for first time one of the main stages, the Sonic Stage. Takayoshi Ohmura the God Of Guitar was busy with Marty Friedman at the Forest Stage, Leda took his place even when he played earlier with Acid Black Cherry at Sonic Stage. BABYMETAL played in front of 7000 people closing the event in Osaka (Show report). Band Photos, Pre-Show by fans featuring Kashimo, Shu, Akinot and Papimetal and Official Photos of the show by Summer Sonic below!
Entertainment site Natalie.mu published a live report including photos of the BABYMETAL performance of "The White Mass" at Zepp Tokyo. The Day 2 at Zepp Tokyo featured the debut in Japan of Yuimetal and Moametal song "Sis.Anger". Read the report translated and check the photos of the show below.
HMV News live report from the epic BABYMETAL performance at Rock In Japan Festival 2016 in Ibaraki, Japan on August 6 in front of more than 50.000 people (Show report). Aside BABYMETAL was one of the Festival openers they carried out a great show for all their fans out there. Read the live report translated and official photos below!
Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo Graduate Mariri Sugimoto answered questions on Twitter on August 19 to promote her appearance on Love Berry. Read below a summary translated of the questions and her answers related with Sakura Gakuin and BABYMETAL.
BABYMETAL announced Media appearances on MTV and M-ON Music to promote their shows at Tokyo Dome in September to close the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016. Read more below.
BABYMETAL "The White Mass" Tour dates number 3 and number 4 took place at Zepp Tokyo. BABYMETAL played at Zepp Tokyo after 3 years! In addition in the Day 2 "Akatsuki" was played after 8 months (Day 1 Show report, Day 2 Show report). Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Pre and Post show photos by fans featuring Kotaro, Rocometal, Papimetal, Wednesdayxxx, JDC-Metal, Mamma and official photos of the show by Taku Fujii.
Rob Halford and BABYMETAL interviewed by Alternative Press, the girls and Rob stopped at the PRS Backstage Lounge to share their impressions about their performance and talk about the process of making the live collaboration. Watch the interview below.
The National Student had the chance to talk with DragonForce lead guitarist Herman Li. Herman was asked about the collaborations and artists Dragonforce worked with, BABYMETAL was mentioned in a couple of paragraphs, check what Herman Li has to say.
The Grammys published their interview with BABYMETAL at the backstage of the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio where BABYMETAL was nominated for "Best International Band" and also performed with Rob Halford of Judas Priest. Watch the brief interview below.
DragonForce guitarist Herman Li who collaborated with BABYMETAL along with Sam Totman for "Road Of Resistance" was interviewed by Distored Sound Magazine. He was asked about the collaboration with BABYMETAL, read what Herman said about "ROR".
A very interesting article has been published by El Universal from Mexico about the Japanese music and Japanese artists getting recognition and popularity in Mexico. Starting very slow back in 2006 until their most active year in 2015 with BABYMETAL at Circo Volador. Very complete article with many details about the Japanese scene in Mexico with examples featuring BABYMETAL. Read the full translation below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band Gods Of Guitar Isao Fujita and Mikio Fujioka are featured on "The Epic Guitar Solo Challenge". They appear in the anthem to promote the guitar practive with the Music Video "Don't You Tell Me Not To Play Guitar" to support The EJ Witten Foundation for prostate cancer. Learn more below and watch the awesome MV!
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL! Special program with special guest Tomita-Kun! Today's program is lead by Megumi followed by Kano, Marin and Soyoka along with the awesome Mori-Sensei! Find who is Tomita watching the full episode below!
Sakura Gakuin held at the Hamagin Hall Via Mare in Yokohama City, Kanagawa a new Open Class event the "Lesson Of Music" with the teacher and music composer Sakita Hajime. Natalie.mu wrote an article including an album of photos about the event, read the article translated and the photos below!
BABYMETAL played its third show of the Festival Tour in Japan, after Fuji Rock in July and Rock In Japan on August 6 BABYMETAL visited Hokkaido to play at the Rising Sun Rock Festival at Sun Stage before One OK Rock (Show report). Photos from BABYMETAL, Rising Sun, and Pre-show and Show photos by fans featuring, Suteguma, Papimetal, Mashuu, Yuhi Rocket, Hamanuna. Check the official photos by Rising Sun Rock Festival and captures from Space Shower TV broadcast below.
Yuyoyuppe who released recently his debut album as DJ Tekina / Something called "KAWA-EDM" was interviewed by Natalie.mu to talk about his album, activities and BABYMETAL. In the following post an excerpt of the questions and comments about BABYMETAL his remix of "Head Bangya" and the 36 demos of "Megitsune". Read the translation below.
Natalie wrote an article with an album of photos about Sakura Gakuin activities and performances at Tokyo Idol Festival 2016 on August 5, 6 and 7. In addtion Natalie makes mention to the recently announced "Sakura Gakuin Festival 2016" which will take place in November. Read the article translated and check the photos below!
ESP Entertainmente wrote an article about Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka and Takayoshi Ohmura Guitar Seminar held at MI Japan Osaka. Their article also includes a bunch of photos of the event. Read the article translated below!
Sakura Gakuin Students President Sara Kurashima was featured on Up To Boys Plus Magazine issue September 2016 with a special photo session for the issue released on August 9. Check the high quality scans of the feature below!
BABYMETAL played for first time at Namba Hatch for "Apocrypha, The White Mass" shows Day 1 on August 8 (Show report) and Day 1 on August 9 (Show report). Day 1 featured the live debut of Syncopation, while Day 2 feature the return of many songs and the return of LEDA as God Of Guitar! Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Kami Band and Pre/Post show photos by many fans featuring: Shiro Saki, Atsumetal, Eee-Metal, Keisan, Maruchian, LG21, and Harutchi.
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL! After a week of rest the girls return to TV Asahi to show their special charms, this week Aiko Yamaide as MC since Mori-Sensei couldn't attent to today's episode. Watch the program below!
Sakura Gakuin announced at Tokyo Idol Festival Day 3 the new Sakura Gakuin Festival to take place in November in Chiba! The 2 Days event will be held at Maihama Amphitheater. Read more details below.
BABYMETAL returned to Rock In Japan Festival after 3 years, their first performance was in 2013 (Show report). In 2016 BABYMETAL played 8 songs setlist at the Grass Stage in front of 50.000 people in the audience (Show report)! Check below Pre-Show photos, Official photos of the girls, Show photos from fans featuring Ikura Onigiri and Show photos by Mayu, HMV News and Rockin' On!
Wilmington News Journal article about how Heavy Metal music is growing around the world use BABYMETAL performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio as example of how the Heavy Metal music is expanding and reaching new levels. Extensive but interesting article, read below.
Sakura Gakuin released one of the photo sessions to promote their performance at Tokyo Idol Festival and their new summer uniform with a beautiful photoshoot called "Summer Camp School", check the scans below!
Sakura Gakuin released one of the photo sessions to promote their performance at Tokyo Idol Festival and their new summer uniform called "A New School Uniform de Smile Garden", check the scans below!
BABYMETAL and their amazing Kami Band were featured on 33Man about Idols performing with live bands, since turned out very common in Japan that Idols started perform with back tracks, 33Man features Idols with amazing live bands. Read the article translated and what the say about Kami Band!
AIM Independent Music Awards 2016 revealed the full list of nominees after a careful deliberation by their panel, along with 15.000 public votes, BABYMETAL has been nominated for "Best Live Act"!. Check more details below!
BABYMETAL announced the re-release of the Limited Edition of the self-titled album and the re-release of "Metal Resistance" Limited Edition album to celebrate Tokyo Dome's performance! Read more below.
BABYMETAL's biggest supporter, and the first from Metal scene, Marty Friedman was interviewed on Billboard to promote the premiere of his new Single "Meathook" in collaboration with Jorgen Munkeby. Friedman was asked about collaborations and BABYMETAL came on topic, read what Marty said below.
Canino Magazine from Spain wrote an extensive article about BABYMETAL self-title album winning the Metal Hammer's Best Album Of The 21st Century. The article explains why BABYMETAL is hated by "true metalheads" and why the negative reaction of so many metal fans after the announcement. We thought that the article deserved to be translated, we hope you like it!
BABYMETAL was featured in mainstream media from Serbia on "HEJ!" Magazine released today (August 1, 2016). The article features information about the members, their success on Youtube, 6 Facts about the band featuring Kami Band! Check the content of the magazine trascribed and translated below!