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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 photos 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!
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!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by WOWOW in London, England a day before their biggest show outside Japan ever, at the Wembley Arena in London. The girls talk about their history, past events and performances in United Kingdom before their show at Wembley. Watch the full interview with English Subtitles below!
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo announced the release of a new song called "Melodic Solfege" out on August 3 on CIAO September's issue! Check the details in English and where to get your copy today!
Daily Japan in the Gossip section features Yuuzou Kayama comments on TBS TV Show "Sawako No Asa" (Sawako's Morning), Yuuzou speaks about BABYMETAL and his favorite song of the group "Gimme Chocolate". It's the song that resonates in his heart at the moment, read more below.
The book and magazine publisher specializing in politics, economics and business, based in Tokyo "Toyo Keizai" wrote a very interesting article about "BABYMETAL Theories" and misconceptions. The article includes a talk between 3 BABYMETAL fans. Check the article translated below.
Marty Friedman carefully selected a list of Idol songs to be released on October 5, 2016 under the name "Gakkyokuha - Selected by Marty Friedman" featuring Sakura Gakuin's Verishuvi, read more below.
BABYMETAL Stylist Megumi Date is featured in the new issue of SO-EN Magazine September 2016 released on July 28, 2016. The issue also feature different artists and Stylists talking about their work, check more details below.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 students are featured in the new issue of Gravure The Television Magazine Vol.46, the new appearance in the Magazine includes a photoshoot with the girls and interview! Check the content below.
BABYMETAL played for first time at the Fuji Rock Festival. The 2016 edition of the Festival celebrated the 20th Anniversary. BABYMETAL played at the White Stage in front of 15.000 people (Show report). Earlier Kami Band Takyoshi Ohmura performed with dCprG. Below Pre-Show and Show photos by fans featuring Nekoryuji, Mayu and Bamboo. Official photos by Qetic, Blare Magazine and Billboard Japan.
Kerrang Magazine's new issue released today features BABYMETAL in their Live Reviews segment. Kerrang reviews BABYMETAL at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on July 15 (Show report) plus a 3 questions interview with Su-Metal about the World Tour 2016, the experience in Los Angeles and Download Festival. Check the scans and transcription below.
It's summer in Japan, and it's time for BABYMETAL's Japan Tour playing in the Big 4 Festivals of the Summer plus The White Mass performances before the big events at Tokyo Dome. OK Music wrote an article about the 5 'extreme' songs leading this summer 2016, "Tales Of The Destinies" from "Metal Resistance" is #3. Read the article translated below.
New Sakura Gakuin 2016 program on LoGiRL, this week lead by Soyoka Yoshida and followed by Yuzumi Shintani, Megumi Okada, and Aiko Yamaide along with Mori-Sensei! Program with many activities and big annoucements! Watch below.
Sakura Gakuin announced the details of their special play to take place from August 24 to September 4 in collaboration with Sakura Gakuin Graduates Marina Horiuchi and Hinata Sato doing special appearances! The events will be at Tokyo Akasaka RED/THEATER. Read more details below!
Report of the Worldwide Media coverage about the BABYMETAL performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards 2016 in Columbus, Ohio on July 18. The report features all the Media sites found by our team after the performance. This is probably the biggest media coverage featuring BABYMETAL so far. Check the report below.
Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo Graduate Hinata Sato held another "Hinatomo" (Hina-Friends) on Saturday July 23, some fans asked her about BABYMETAL. Read what Hinata said about the girls and her favorite BABYMETAL song below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed at Chicago Open Air by Kelly Frazier of Huffington Post to talk about their fanbase and being a role moder for younger fans, thier nervousness for Tokyo Dome's performances, "KARATE" as WWE NXT Takeover them song and more. Read the interview below.
And More Fes wrote a very interesting report to promote the upcoming BABYMETAL show at Summer Sonic Osaka featuring facts of BABYMETAL's popularity in Japan and outside Japan including their debut at Summer Sonic in 2012, their show at Nippon Budokan, Sonisphere Festival, Gimme Chocolate on Youtube, Inazuma Rock Festival in 2013, Chicago Open Air and more. Read the article translated below.
CD Shop announced the Primary Nominatos 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.
Alternative Press Japan caught BABYMETAL after their performance with Rob Halford at the AP Music Awards 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. The girls shared more impressions about their performance with Metal God, nervousness, enjoyment, but also great memories and Moa excited to play guitar! Read the article and comments translated below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by MTV Japan to talk about their performance with Rob Halford of Judas Priest at the Alternative Press Music Awards held in Ohio, United States on July 18. The girls emphasized that was like a dream. Read the article below!
Musicians Institute of Japan in Osaka announced a Special Guitar Seminar to be hosted by Kami Band God Of Guitars Mikio Fujioka and Takayoshi Ohmura to take place at the Instituted on August 10! Check more details below.
BABYMETAL vocalist Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" and Judas Priest's leader Rob Halford stopped to talk with Rolling Stone to share their impressions about the performance together at the Alternative Press Awards 2016 in Columbus, United States. Read what they have to say about the experience below.
BABYMETAL attended to the Alternative Press Music Awards 2016 at The Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio in United States. The group was nominated for "Best International Band" and set to perform with Rob Halford from Judas Priest. Check more details, the performance and many photos below.
New Sakura Gakuin 2016 program on LoGiRL of TV Asahi featuring Marin Hidaka in the lead followed by Tsugumi, Momoko, and Mirena along with Mori-Sensei! Watch the full episode below
BABYMETAL interviewed on I-D to talk about their World Tour adventures, Yui miss cherry blossoms season, advices from Lady Gaga and headlining Wembley Arena in London, England. Interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed at Alternative Press Music Awards Red Carpet in the official broadcast via Amazon by BABYMETAL's friend Ash Costello of the band New Years Day and Keith Buckley. Very short and sweet interview. Watch below.
BABYMETAL was featured on The Japan Times with an article dedicated to their upcoming performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24. Also Japan Times quotes some lines of their interview with BABYMETAL about Fuji Rock, and World Tour experiences. Read the article below!
BABYMETAL closed their World Tour 2016 in United States at the Toyota Park in Chicago, Illinois for the Chicago Open Air Festival first edition. BABYMETAL played at the Second Stage (Show report). Band photos at backstage, pre-show photos and Show photos by fans featuring: Neeknac, Souks, Andres, Uemametal and Smily Dog Metal. Also professional photos by MetalWani, available below
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo announced two new Open Classes to take place on August 14 "Lesson Of Music" and September 17 "Lesson Of Cards" with Principal Kuramoto. By all means check the details in English below!
BABYMETAL played its last headline show of the World Tour 2016 outside Japan at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Was their second show in the city (Show report). The girls also met artists like SHoTA or After Romeo, and popular Youtubers The Fine Bros! Check Pre-Show and Show photos by fans featuring Donovan McNerd, Jakemetal, Keisan, Louis Appleby, Makometal, Pirate Panda, Tipo120 and Xacto-Metal. Official Photos by LA Weekly.
BABYMETAL announced details, art and started pre-order of Tokyo Dome goods for THE ONE Members only. The massive announcement features many T-shirts and several diverse items available for pre-order find details in English below.
BABYMETAL was featured in San Francisco Chronicles newspaper in the section "Weekend Datebook" to promote BABYMETAL's performance at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Check the article and a picture of the print edition below.
BABYMETAL's debut album was listed #92 on Metal Hammer's "Greatest Albums Of The 21st Century" of the new issue 286 featuring former drummer of Slipknot Joey Jordison in the cover. Check what Metal Hammer says about BABYMETAL's album below!
BABYMETAL played its first show even in Metallica's land San Francisco at sold out Regency Ballroom. The show featured the return of Yava! after a few months (Show report). Below Pre-Show photos and Show photos by fans featuring: Miyake Masato, Itchiemetal, Jartai, Takeshikun, Tipo120, Akillermetal, Keisan, Krash, Makometal and Satoshi Komiyama .
BABYMETAL was featured on Vice in their series of programs "Noisey And Friends". The girls were interviewed to talk about their beginnings, who is the FOX GOD and their dresses. The interview published is the main part of the interview released only for USA via Go99 App. Read more below.
Blackened Extreme Metal band from Melbourne, Australia "Hybrid Nightmare" wrote an article on their Website called "Let's talk BABYMETAL". Their article states details why they decided to support BABYMETAL and an interesting talk with a metalhead against them. Read below.
BABYMETAL is featured in 2016 Fiscal year on Japanese Text Book "Info.box for Elementary English learners" of Emille Publishing! The feature includes a description in English of BABYMETAL's success in 2016. Read more details below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Entertainmente Weekly before the start of the second part of the World Tour 2016 in United States' West Coast. The girls talk about the experience at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and how the exposure helped to sold out tickets in USA, Metal scene support, the feminine perspective of their music and more! Read more below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL of TV Asahi featuring this week Students Vice President Aiko Yamaide, Momoe Mori, Kano Fujihira, and 2016 Nendo Students Council President Sara Kurashima along with the always awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the episode below.
BABYMETAL was featured and Su-Metal interviewed in the August issue of Alternative Press Magazine to commemorate the Alternative Press Music Awards 2016 to take place in United States on July 18. BABYMETAL is nominated as "Best International Band", Su-Metal speaks about the influence of Japanese culture, read below.
EntameNext held with Sakura Gakuin a Facial Expressions competition in order to promote the just released Overture Magazine No.007 and Sakura Gakuin "The Road To Graduation 2015", check below the full photoshoot and descriptions translated!
BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" is featured in two new Half Year rankings, Tower Records announced their "First Six Months of Japanese Music" while "Mora" announced the Half Year Download Ranking! Check the details below.
Very popular Japanese Metal band Loudness was interviewe on Natalie to promote their just released new album "Samsara Flight", a commemorative album to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the band. In the page 3 of the interview there were asked about BABYMETAL, read what they said translated below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Drums Yuya Maeta was interviewed by Accordo from Italy to talk about his current activities including his role as God Of Drums in BABYMETAL as backup of Hideki Aoyama. He talks about the process of their rehearsals, learning the songs and playing with BABYMETAL. Interesting interview translated below.
Through Billboard Japan SoundScan Japan announced the details of the amount of sales and trends in Japan during the first 6 months of the Year 2016, BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" is featured #9 in the Albums Chart, read more below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura visited Singapore on July 2 and Thailand on July 4 as part of the ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour. His seminar featuring live performances of his own songs and also BABYMETAL songs! Find more details about ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour including Photos and Videos!
Tsutaya's Site did promotional post about BABYMETAL with a selection of 10 songs to introduce BABYMETAL to your friends. They recommend songs from "BABYMETAL", "Metal Resistance" and also from "Live At Budokan". Read the article translated and tell us which songs did you use to recommend BABYMETAL to your friends!
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL on Moa's birthday. Today's episode features Momoe, Maaya, Mirena, and Megumi along with the awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the full episode below!
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka was interviewed by Barks Japan to talk about his experience abroad playing as Kami Band member and also about the project called Kari Band with BOH and Yuya Maeta. Read the full interview translated below!
Herman Li from Dragonforce who collaborated with BABYMETAL on "Road Of Resistance", opening track of "Metal Resistance" was interviewed on Metal Wani to promote their upcoming Tour Dates and the recently released "Best Of" album "Killer Elite". He once again talked about BABYMETAL, read a summary and listen the full interview below.
Revolt TV finally released its interview with BABYMETAL before the start of the World Tour in United States weeks ago! In this very interesting interview the girls explain what is the meaning of "Kawaii" on BABYMETAL but also in Japan, watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Big Issue North from United Kingdom with an article from the Download Festival in Donington Park. Su-Metal was interviewed at the backstage, she talked about the experience at Download 2016, Rob Zombie's support, the upcoming performance with Rob Halford, THE ONE, and singing in Japanese. Very interesting article and interview transcripted below.
BABYMETAL was featured and interviewed on The Japan Times to promote their performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24 (Sunday). the feature includes a small appearance in the first page of the newspaper an a page including an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal, check more details below.
Kami Band members BOH, Mikio Fujioka and Yuya Maeta published a few photos from their Photoshoot for their parallel project called "Kari Band". They are working in their debut album to be released later this year! Check the first photos from the session below!
BABYMETAL's success, talent and efforts of the whole group and specially Suzuka Nakamoto as lead vocalist made her become one of the 50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today according to the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine, read more details below!
BABYMETAL Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura will be visiting Singapore and Thailand in July as part of the ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour before the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 hit United States for second time this year! Find more details about ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour below!
JCC News from Japan article about BABYMETAL's discipline and Amuse training frame dedicated to Japanese teens and childrens to find in them their talent to become tomorrow's Idols. JCC summary of BABYMETAL members career before BABYMETAL and comparation with the process of Idols in Japan. Very interesting article translated below.
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL featuring this week Aiko Yamaide, Yuzumi Shintani, Soyoka Yoshida, and Students President Sara Kurashima along with the always awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the episode below!
Another band shares their support to BABYMETAL, the five piece British melodic metalcore band Bury Tomorrow interviewed at Download Festival, bassist Davyd Winter-Bates confirms that he loves BABYMETAL, watch the segment of the interview below!
BABYMETAL was featured on Apple Music's Beats 1 program staRo in Tokyo including a brief interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal to introduce the concept of the group and promote their show at Tokyo Dome in September, listen the segment below.
Ray Luzier from Korns joins the long list of Rock and Metal artists supporting BABYMETAL. Ray Luzier in interview at Download Festival shared his experience watching BABYMETAL, watch the segment of the interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by SKY Arts from United Kingdom before the broadcast of their song KARATE live at Download Festival, the girls talk about their previous performance at Download, playing this year and the FOX Sign, watch the performance and interview below!
BABYMETAL new album "Metal Resistance" released on April 1, 2016 is ranked #9 in the half year sales ranking of Oricon Style. Check the Top10 list featuring also the number of copies sold and more details in the following post.
BABYMETAL announced upcoming Media appearances to promote the rest of the World Tour 2016. Will be featured on starRo in Tokyo of Beats 1 of Apple Music. Check the details and where to find the appearances below.
BABYMETAL was featured in German TV when the band visited Germany on June 7 and June 8. KIKA TV attended to BABYMETAL's World Tour 2016 show at LongHorn in Stuttgart on June 8 (Show report). KIKA TV made a documentary about BABYMETAL and interviewed BABYMETAL at the backstage of LongHorn, watch below.
BABYMETAL was featured for second consecutive week on Kerrang Magazine, this time Kerrang published new content from the Kerrang Awards 2016 where BABYMETAL won "Best Live Band" Award, also features an apologise from ceremony's presenter Benji Webbe from the band Skindred, check the scans below.
TECHinsight wrote an article dedicated to Yui Mizuno "Yuimetal"17th birthday. TECHinsight did a summary of her career and a summary of fans comments on social networks about her and her growth. Article translated below.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo held at Hamagin Hall Via Mare in Kanagawa on June 19 the Transfer Students Orientation event to welcome the new students for 2016 Nendo. Many activities were held, check the EntameNext report translated and a couple of albums of photos below!
Hitomi Nishiyama of "NHORHM" performed "THE ONE" from BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" in Jazz Piano version featuring her whole band on NHK FM "Sessions 2016", please take a few minutes to listen below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL! This week show their charms Tsugumi Aritomo as leader of the group, followed by Momoe Mori, Momoko Okazaki, Mirena Kurosawa and the always awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the full episode below.
Aiko Yamaide's new diary dedicated to Yui Mizuno's birthday featuring many tomatoes and a t-shirt of Ariana Grande!
Read the full diary translated below.
Star Radio Rock Show from United Kingdom caught up BABYMETAL girls at the black carpet of the Kerrang Awards 2016 after winning their new award "Best Live Band". The girls talk about Wembley Arena and Rob Halford. Listen the full audio below!
BABYMETAL recorded a video message for Fuji TV to talk about their upcoming performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24 after the end of the second part of the US Tour. The girls share their impressions about the Festival. Watch the video with English Subtitles.
BABYMETAL interviewed on Mondo Sonoro from Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish site did an exclusive Email interview with BABYMETAL to talk about the FOX GOD, the new album "Metal Resistance", "No Rain, No Rainbow" from the new album. their connection with Kami Band members, favorite bands, support from artists and more! Read the full interview translated below.
BABYMETAL announced a series of shows for THE ONE Members to take place in August from August 8 to August 25 in Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya, more details below.
Sakura Gakuin announced the event and goods details of the Transfer Students Orientation event to take place at Hamagin Hall Via Mare in Yokohama City, Kanagawa on June 19. Check the details below.
BABYMETAL was featured and Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-Metal" was interviewed on Alternative Press to talk about the weirdest things about America on Alternative Press. Read the full intrvewi
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Kerrang Magazine from United Kingdom. BABYMETAL performance at Download Festival and girls appearance at the Kerrang Awards 2016 was highlighted in the new issue, check the scans and a summary below.
BABYMETAL European Tour 2016 finished, after arriving in Japan Kami Band God Of Bass BOH wrote a new Blog entry to talk briefly about the Tour and upcoming projects. Read his new blog post translated below.
T-Site wrote an article to introduce to their readers part of the most important members of BABYMETAL Team. The artist behind the excellent BABYMETAL music in the new album "Metal Resistance" making special focus on Takeshi Ueda and former Kami Band God Of Guitar Leda, read the report translated below.
BABYMETAL announced a Band Score and Live Score selection featuring songs from the debut album "BABYMETAL" and the second studio album "Metal Resistance" to be released in July! More details below.
Sakura Gakuin new program on LoGiRL featuring this week Yuzumi Shintani leading followed by Marin Hidaka, Maaya Asou and President Sara Kurashima! Watch the full program below.
BABYMETAL met Express Online at the backstage of Download Festival in United Kingdom on June 10, after the show Su-Metal interviewed on Express Online to talk about their show at Download Festival, her love for Metal music and many more. Read the interview below.
After the epic BABYMETAL performance at Download Festival some of the most important Rock & Metal Magazines from United Kingdom wrote their thoughts about the performance on June 10. Rock Sound highlights the efforts of the band performing in a very rainy day, Su-Metal's command on stage and their quality as live band, read more below.
BABYMETAL played its last show of the World Tour 2016 in Europe at the new Download Festival France in Paris. BABYMETAL was expected to play 60 minutes by the show was reduced to 30 due technical issues (Show report). Pre-Show photos by fans, Band photos, Show photos by fans featuring Tatako and Miu and Professional photos by Fan Actuel, Download France, Vacarm, Japan FM, HardForce and Dana Distortion. Check them out below.
BABYMETAL was once again featured on mainstream media in Australia, this time on Sydney Morning Herald in the segment "Good Weekend" with an article called "Metal Petals" featuring an interview with Su-Metal, check the article and interview below.
Associated Press released a series of photos of BABYMETAL posing at the backstage of the Download Festival 2016 in United Kingdom on June 10, check the photo session below.
BABYMETAL officially debuted at the glamorous Download Festival in United Kingdom. In 2015 BABYMETAL played just one song in collaboration with Dragonforce but this year 2016 the band played a 6 songs Set under heavy rain (Show report here). Pre-show Photos by fans, Band Photos, and Show Photos by Fans, Papimetal, and Professional Photos by Madrat, Upset Magazine, Rock Sound, Download Festival, TeamRock, Ticketmaster and Dana Distortion. Check them all below!
Seems like one of Moa Kikuchi's dreams is slowly taking shape, Sakura Gakuin was featured on Alternative Press from United States. Using BABYMETAL as reference Alt.Press introduce Sakura Gakuin to overseas readers. Check the feature below!
BABYMETAL appeared at the Kerrang Awards 2016 in London to receive the "Best Live Band" Award (Report here). After, the girls went to the Black Carpet to held interviewes and photo sessions with UK Media. Bang Showbiz published part of their interview at the Black Carpet, watch below!
BABYMETAL was announced today at the Kerrang Awards 2016 Ceremony winner of the "Best Live Band" Award at The Troxy Theater in London, England! Last year BABYMETAL won "The Spirit Of Independence" Award (Report here). Check more information and many photos from the Ceremony below.
Sakura Gakuin Students Council President Sara Kurashima was interviewed by Ure Pia before the Transfer Students Orientation Event (See report here). She talks about her beginnings, previous Nendos, her role as Students President, things she would like to keep and things she would like to change in Sakura Gakuin. She also shares some advices from Graduates featuring advices from Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno. Full interview below.
BABYMETAL's first and biggest supporter from the Metal scene, Marty Friedman was interviewed on Nippon to talk about Japanese music, explain the BABYMETAL project, their music, the support from Heavy Metal artists, the hate from Metal Elitists, singing in English, and the future of the group. Very interesting interview, read the most important parts below.
Amuse through Amuse Mobile released an interview with Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo students Tsugumi Aritomo, Yuzumi Shintani and Momoe Mori who joined the group on May 6 of 2016. The girls introduce themselves, talk about their dreams, role models and more! Interview translated below.
Suzuka Nakamoto was interviewed on Kerrang! Magazine new issue to talk about their official debut at Download Festival this weekend, their experience at Wembley Arena, and the appearance on WII U Video Game Super Mario Maker, read the interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Metal Hammer just 3 days away of their official debut at Download Festival in United Kingdom. The girls talk about their debut at the Festival, checking Rammstein performance, playing with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards, and the US Tour.
BABYMETAL played at Live Music Hall in Koln, Germany. The same place where in 2014 BABYMETAL held Legend M and Moametal sang the second part of Head Bangya (Show report). This year was sold out an a little complicated (Show report). Pre-show photos by fans, BABYMETAL and Kami Band photos and Show photos by fans featuring an album by Papimetal below.
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL, on June 6 appear Kano Fujihira as leader, Megumi Okada, Aiko Yamaide and the debut of the new student Tsugumi Aritomo along with the always awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the full episode below.
Sakura Gakuin announced the details of the 6th Live Video "The Road To Graduation 2015, Kirameki No Kakera", live event where Rinon Isono, Shirai Saki and Ooga Saki graduated from Sakura Gakuin in March of 2016, check the DVD and Bluray below.
Music Week from United Kingdom released an interesting article about the team working behind BABYMETAL in United Kingdom. The team that helped the band to play at Sonisphere, The Forum, Brixton Academy and Wembley Arena. Read the most important parts of the article below.
BABYMETAL played for first time in Netherlands and debuted at the FortaRock Festival. In a very good performance (Show report here) the band met several artists from bands like Megadeth, Abbath, Disturbed, Architects, Volbeat and Havok. Pre-show photos, Band Photos, and Show photos by Fans featuring Jartai, Itchiemetal, Amo-Metal, Chantal, Nimikox, and Professional photos by Karin Claus Bart Heemskerk, Wanderlust and Darker Music from Netherlands.
Japanese broadcasting TV Station WOWOW published a great documentary about BABYMETAL named: "What is BABYMETAL? Girls that changed the history". The documentary is a summary of BABYMETAL activities from their beginnings with "Metal Resistance" episodes to 2016. Watch the full broadcast below!
BABYMETAL played its second show of the BABYMETAL European Tour 2016 at Rock In Vienna Festival in Austria. Second consecutive year playing at the Festival in Austria (Show report). Below Pre-show photos by fans, Kami Band photos, Show photos by fans featuring Jartai, Itchiemetal and Jens Rikeit, official photos by Rafabasa.
BABYMETAL was featured and interviewed on VOGUE to talk about their secondary mission the fashion. The feature also includes a new promotional photo. The girls talk about their new costume and why Fashion is the secondary mission after their Music. Read below.
BABYMETAL have announced a second date at the Tokyo Dome! BABYMETAL is going to play on September 20 to close the World Tour 2016, check more details below.
BABYMETAL started its second part of the World Tour 2016 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The first show of the European Tour featured the debut of one of the most expected songs of the new album "Metal Resistance", "Sis.Anger" (Show report). Below Pre-show photos by fans and Show photos by Jartai, Itchiemetal and Smiley Dog.
Rolling Stone released a new segment of its interview with BABYMETAL. In this part, the girls are interviewed to talk about breaking language barriers and their energy onstage. The interview features in addition footage from live performances. Watch the interview below.
BABYMETAL announced a new Bluray release featuring the Metal Resistance Trilogy shows at Saitama Super Arena, Makuhari Messe and Yokohama Arena in 2015 for THE ONE members, check the details below.
BABYMETAL lead Single of the new album "Metal Resistance", was announced to be featured in a new episode of the WWE NXT TakeOver event on June 8. "KARATE" will be one of the themes of the event along with . Check our Media coverage report below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL, second program of Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo featured the debut of one of the new students and a special guest from Ciao Smiles! Along with them, Momoko, Soyoka and Mirena, watch the show below!
Fuse TV released a new segment of their exclusive interview with BABYMETAL. In this 4th part the girls talk about their first performance ever, back in 2010 when they played "Doki Doki Morning". They also talk about the World Tour and meeting the FOX GOD! Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL have announced in interview with Billboard at Carolina Rebellion that the band will be playing with Rob Halford at the Alternative Music Awards in United States on July 18, the performance will take place after the second part of the US Tour. Read more below!
Billboard Magazine Vol. 128 issue 14 released on May 28, 2016 published an article about BABYMETAL's success in North America interviewing BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal and the specialist on Japanese entertainment Patrick St. Michael to explain with details about BABYMETAL's concept. Read a summary of the article below and high quality photos of the article published in the magazine.
BABYMETAL's collaborator & composer in the studio Yuyoyuppe also known as DJ TEKINA//Something recently released his debut album as DJ "Kawa-EDM" (Read more here). In order to promote his album was interviewed on KAI-YOU. He was asked about working with BABYMETAL, meeting Kobametal and the studio deadlines. Read the excerpt of the interview translated below.
BABYMETAL played its second show of 2016 in Japan at Shikiba Studio Coast in Tokyo, also was the first "Apocrypha, Only The FOX GOD Knows" of the year. The sold out show for THE ONE Members Project showed off the live debut in Japan of "Amore" and "META! Taro". Read the review of our collaborator Hitoshi Sugioka.
Coldrain's lead vocalist Masato David Hayakawa was interviewed on All Things Loud to talk about his band's activities, he also was asked about BABYMETAL and Japanese culture getting recognition in Western culture. Read an excerpt of what he said about this below.
BABYMETAL received a 3 minutes interview on Belsat TV from Belarus. The girls were interviewed during their visit to United Kingdom before their show at Wembley Arena. Watch the interview below.
BABYMETAL girls, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal were interviewed in the backstage at the Northern Invasion Festival on May 14. The girls talked with APTV to share their thoughts about Metallica, Metal Music, their friendship, favorite songs from Metal Resistance and BLACK BABYMETAL. Watch the full interview below!
After 6 very long weeks of waiting, Sakura Gakuin is back on #LoGiRL! The Graduation 2015 is in SG's books. Sakura Gakuin 2016 now lead by Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa returns to LoGiRL, watch the full program below!
Sakura Gakuin announce a new collaboration of its popular sub-unit "Minipati". This time the 3rd Generation collaborates with "Trigo e Cana" for a special photoshoot to release promotional pictures for "Minipati World Travel" campaign. Read details below.
Announced by Yuyoyuppe ealier, the BABYMETAL song "Head Bangya" will be released in a EDM version for the album "KAWA-EDM" by DJ Tekina/Something of the same artist "Yuyoyuppe" next May 25. More details about the release below.
BABYMETAL performance at Wembley Arena in Engliand on April 2 was featured on "Music & Riots Magazine". The issue #18 of the Magazine includes a live report of the performance. Check the report and scans of the release below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band Gof Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura was featured and interviewed on Digimart Magazine. Takayoshi shows his skills while he checks the new BOSS WAZA AMP. In the following post a summary of Digimart article, Takayoshi's performance and awesome photos!
BABYMETAL Kami Band 6 String God Of Bass BOH wrote a new blog sharing his impressions about the BABYMETAL US Tour once he arrived in Japan. BOH talks about the performances in the US East Coast, the hard work of the BABYMETAL Team and the upcoming European Tour. Read the translation below.
Inside Music interviewed BABYMETAL at Northern Invasion, the girls were asked about the new album "Metal Resistance", Su-Metal battles onstage, the support from their fanbase and Rob Zombie's reaction against haters. Listen the full interview below.
Very sweet and informative article published by Tiffoo about the charms of the Nakamoto Sisters. Suzuka as "Su-Metal" from BABYMETAL, and Himeka "Himetan" the Princess from Nogizaka46. Learn why they are called "Miracle Idol Sisters". Full article translated below.
BABYMETAL's new fan from the Metal scene is the composer and filmmaker Rob Zombie, who defended BABYMETAL from haters in his own Facebook Page a few days ago. BABYMETAL met Rob at Carolina Rebellion last weekend (Show report). Check the interview from 93X with Rob Zombie below.
BABYMETAL played its last show of the US Tour in the East Coast of United States at the Northern Invasion Festival where the girls met Lamb Of God. This show was the second Festival performance of the year (Show report). Pre-show and Show photos from Fans, BABYMETAL & Kami Band photos and Show photos by Da Braveman, Namehage, Cody Maddox, AnObviousShill, Souks, Tomahawk Photography, Substream Magazine, Twin Cities Media, Revenant Media and Sameer Bhattacharya below.
BABYMETAL returns to House Of Blues Chicago after one year. The show in Chicago this year was the last headline show of the US Tour in the East Coast (Show report). The show featured once again, Moametal & Yuimetal bringing chocolate bars onstage. Pre-show Photos and Show Photos by fans, BABYMETAL & Kami Band photos and Show Photos by Pirate Panda, Jartai, Raymond Muñoz, VizMajor and Daniel Boczarski below!
Announced today in Japan by Recording Industry Association of Japan announced that BABYMETAL's new Album "Metal Resistance" sold enough copies in Japan to receive the "Gold Disc" certification! Read more below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Noisey during their visit to New York City back in April, in a very interesting interview the girls, Su-Metal gives more details about the process of recording the second studio album "Metal Resistance". Read more about this and many other topics below.
TPi Magazine issue May 2016 released on May 11 features one of the most interesting articles about BABYMETAL this year. None of the band members are featured, but their stage production at Wembley Arena starting with their main Sound Engineer Mads Mikkelsen. We transcripted the most important parts of the article, but there is also the full scan of the article if you are interested in more technical details. Check this out below.
BABYMETAL played for the first time in its career in the Rock City of Detroit at the popular The Fillmore, previoiusly known as State Theater (Show report). In this performance the band performend a new call & responder featuring Moametal and Yuimetal with chocolate bars onstage while Su-Metal was asking fans to "push it back & sit down" to then jump! Pre-Show and show photos by fans, Band photos by BABYMETAL & Kami Band, show photos by Ichiemetal and Jartai, and professional photos by Louis Appelby Idobi Radio, BeHance and Brandon Nagy. Check them below!
BABYMETAL new song KARATE was featured once again on Kerrang! Magazine Rock Chart, in addition, Su-Metal was interviewed to talk about the song dance moves and more, check the scans and read the interview below.
After Carolina Rebellion, BABYMETAL played at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Maryland for the first time (Show report), 5th show of the BABYMETAL US Tour, the sold out show featured the same setlist of the previous headline shows of the current US Tour. Pre-show photos by fans, band photos by BABYMETAL, Show photos by fans and The Fillmore, Riyo, Sabinekometal. Check the photos below.
The Sunday Times "Style" from United Kingdom released an article dedicated to BABYMETAL after their performance at Wembley Arena. The 2 pages article features an interview with Su-Metal. Check the article and interview below.
Suzuka's grandfather was interviewed on Shukan Shincho, intrview published on April 27. He talks about her career from the very beginnings, mentions Himeka and the times he miss Suzuka in Hiroshima. Read a summary of the interview with quotes and scans below.
The 4th BABYMETAL show of the US Tour took place in Charlotte at the Carolina Rebellion Festival (Show report). Was the first festival performance of the year for the band. The appearance also features meetings and backstage photos with Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Unlocking The Truth and more, check all the pre-show, backstage and show photos below by many fans including Jartai, Andrew Darchiville and Rock 103 FM from Carolina.
Third BABYMETAL show of the US Tour, third sold out show, the first show at the Electric Factory, first time in Philadelphia as well (Show report). In the following post Pre-Show photos from fans, BABYMETAL Band Photos and Show photos from fans featuring BelleStar, Jartai, Kyle Tucker, Dame Sawa, Mankool Phildelphia and Electric Factory Check them below!
BABYMETAL was interviewed on March 30 in London by Upset Magazine before the worldwide release of "Metal Resistance" and their show at Wembley Arena. The interview released on May 5 features the girls talking about their expectations before the release of the album, their insecurities, and what "Metal Resistance" means for BABYMETAL as a whole. Read a summary of the interview with the most important, and the scans below.
After BABYMETAL's announcement to play at Download Festival in the UK on June 10 (Details here), Kerrang! Magazine published this interview with the girls to talk about the festival and their expectations! BABYMETAL wants to see Rammstein and Korn live! Read more below.
Sakura Gakuin held the first event of 2016 Fiscal Year at the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo to introduce the three new students and announce the new Students Council President Sara Kurashima. Read below Oricon's report translated and live photos by Natalie and EntameNext.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo held the first event of the Fiscal Year 2016, in the "Sakura Gakuin 2016, Transference Equation" ceremony at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo were announced the new Students Council President and the three new students! Check details below.
Fuse TV released another segment of their exclusive interview with BABYMETAL in New York City on April 4. In this part, the girls, actually Su-Metal send greetings to FOX GOD's mother! Watch below!
BABYMETAL was featured in the Korean TV channel KNN on "The World Report". The brief feature shows footage of BABYMETAL including description of their latest activities, read their report and watch the video below.
Second BABYMETAL show of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 in USA. This show was the #150 live performance of the group! The second Sold Out show of the US Tour (Show report here). In the following post Pre-Show Photos, Band Photos from BABYMETAL & Kami Band, Show Photos from several fans featuring Jartai & Eric Holma, and high quality photos by Nam Nguyen including Su-Metal doing funny faces to Moametal during Megitsune! Check below!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by NY Daily fron New York City to talk about their upcoming new album "Metal Resistance", their return to New York, the success after The Late Show with Stephen Colbert performance. The interview includes a new promotional photo. Read below.
BABYMETAL stopped to talk with Billboard once again this year. This time to promote their US Tour which starts at the Playstation Theater, the girls talk "Metal Resistance" title, the choreographies, negative critics, concept behind KARATE and more, read the full interview below.
BABYMETAL played its first show of the US Tour at the PlayStation Theater, the sold out show featured the debut in USA of "KARATE", "META! Taro", "Yava!", "Awadama Fever" and the main song of the tour "THE ONE English Ver." (Show report here). Below Pre-Show photos, show photos and Band photos by: out member MissingReel, Jartai, BABYMETAL & Kami Band, and official photos by NY Daily News and Village Voice.
NEO Oyaide Electronics wrote a report from BABYMETAL's rehearsals before the World Tour 2016 including details of Kami Band members gear featuring Takayoshi Ohmura, Mikio Fujioka and BOH, read a summary and awesome photos below.
BABYMETAL stopped to talk with the weekley Magazine from United States "The Aquarian". BABYMETAL is in the front page of the new issue and also was interviewed to talk about "Metal Resistance", Billboard Top Albums chart, Kami Band, The Late Show performance and many more topics. Read the interview transcripted and scans of the issue!
Kami Band Takayoshi Ohmura's new band UROBOROS played its first oneman live (headline show) on April 29 at Tsutaya O-East, OK Music wrote a live report of the event where Ohmura's band released a bunch of new songs! Read the report and check the photos below.
Kerrang! Magazine announced the nominees for the "Kerrang Awards 2016" to take place on June 9! BABYMETAL is nominated for "Best Live Band" along with bands like Black Veil Brides and Nightwish! Check more details below!
BABYMETAL interviewed by Alternative Press tells you 10 things you need to know about them. If you are hardcore fan, you already know this but if you just joined the community, the girls will help you to understand more about their band. Watch below!
Popular Japanese violinist Chisako Takashima composer of several albums wrote a brief LINE Blog entry about her next event and "Metal Resistance" The One Limited Edition that appeared in her practice room! Read what she has to say about Heavy Metal music and BABYMETAL below.
BABYMETAL always received coverage from anime and video games sites since their concept reach fans from different communities, but this time with BABYMETAL appearing on Super Mario Maker, several Anime but mostly Video Games sites updated their sites with the collaboration with Nintendo. Read our Media coverage report including also Music and Entertainment sites talking about BABYMETAL.
In order to promote the upcoming BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 in United States Metro US interviewed Suzuka Nakamoto to talk about Metal, the FOX GOD, Iron Maiden and the US fans. Read the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on The Record of North Jersey newspaper, the interview released on May 2 to promote their show at Playstationg Theater (Show report). The girls explain their concept, their feelings about playing outside Japan, singing THE ONE in English, their worries during International festivals. Read the full interview below.
Fuse TV released a secong segment of their interview with BABYMETAL in New York City on April 4 while the band visited USA to play at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the next day. This time, the girls talk about meeting international artists like Ariana Grande, All Time Low and Marilyn Manson. Watch below.