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 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.
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 Rockin' On, NME Japan, Natalie and GekiRock.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!