BABYMETAL News Archive 2015


"New Heritage Of Real Heavy Metal" composers talk about BABYMETAL "Akumu No Rondo" 

Pianist Hitomi Nishiyama's new proejct called "NHORHM" released heavy metal masterpieces in piano covers. The jazz pianist worked in songs by artists like Megadeth, Iron Maiden, BABYMETAL and many more to release a 10 tracks cover CD. She was interviewed on Mikiki to talk about the making process. She did mention to BABYMETAL's song "Akumu No Rondo", read the excerpt of the interview translated below. 


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BABYMETAL "Live In London" DVD review by Revival Media UK 

BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 "Live In London" DVD released today in Europe was already reviewed by Revival Media UK. The review is very positive with a very good veredict also. The review starts with the live DVD at The Forum featuring "BABYMETAL Death", "Megitsune", "Gimme Chocolate" and "Akumu No Rondo", while the second live DVD at O2 Brixton Academy features the stage and "Road Of Resistance". Read the full review below. 


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BABYMETAL nominated on "5th Annual Loudwire Music Awards" for "Best Metal Song of 2015" "Best Live Act of 2015"! 

BABYMETAL was nominated on "5th Annual Loudwire Music Awards" in the category "Best Metal Song of 2015" and "Best Live Act of 2015". BABYMETAL's song "Road Of Resistance" runs against "512" of Lamb of God, "Planet A" of The Devil Wears Prada, "Empire of the Clouds" or Iron Maiden and many more, while for their performances in North America runs for "Best Live Act of 2015" aginst "AC/DC", "Faith No More", "Slipknot" and many more. Read the announcement, the full list of nominees and how to vote! 

 

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Summary: BABYMETAL featured on "Behind The Melody" of Seiji Kameda

BABYMETAL was featured on Seiji Kameda's Radio program "Behind The Melody FM Kameda" on J-Wave. Kameda is a Japanese music producer with vast knowledge in musical arrangements. Read our summary about his analysis on BABYMETAL songs. 


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BABYMETAL will be playing at Coundown Japan 15/16! 

BABYMETAL announced today a new live performance. BABYMETAL will be playing at Countdown Japan 15/16 in December along with artists like Scandal, Monoeyes, Tempura Kidz and many more. The 4 days event will take place from December 28 to December 31. Read more details below. 


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BABYMETAL at Zepp DiverCity Day 2 "We Are The One!", live report

The media site from Japan Natalie.mu wrote a live report of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan at Zepp DiverCity in Japan on October 16, Day 2 of the 2 Days event in Zepp DiverCity, last show of the Zepp Concerts Tour. Read the live report translated below. 


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Performance through the NEO Cable Vol22 with Kami Band BOH, Mikio Fujioka & Takayoshi Ohmura

BABYMETAL Kami Band members, God Of Bass BOH, God Of Guitars Mikio Fujioka and Takayoshi Ohmura were featured and interviewed by NEO Oyaide to talk about the NEO Cables in their gear to perform live with BABYMETAL at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on October 16. Read the special post in english below. 


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Report: Kami Band Yuya Maeta SONOR drum Seminar

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Drums Yuya Maeta's held a drum seminar on September 13 of 2015 at Ikebe musical instruments shoP of "Drum Station" in Akihabara, read the report, check the photos and the amazing video with a summary of the seminar! 


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BABYMETAL on BOMBER-E: "We want to create a new genre" 

BABYMETAL was interviewed in Nagoya while the band performed the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan at Zepp Nagoya 2 Days. The short but interesting interview with BABYMETAL on BOMBER-E was about World Tour 2015, fans singing their songs outside Japan. Watch the fell interview below. 



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Pop Rocks! BABYMETAL figures available in December 

Funko officially announced today the release of BABYMETAL Pop! Vinlys featuring Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal. After the collaboration with Funko to release the Pop! Tee and as the main designer Reis O'brien told us in a previous interview (read here) the figures will be available in December. Read more below. 


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BOH's Blog post: "BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in JAPAN Zepp series impressions"

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH wrote a new Blog post, this time to talk about his impressions of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan, the 8 tour dates of the nationwide tour in Japan which took place in September and October. BOH also shares what he thinks about BABYMETAL based on Su-Metal's comment and how much he grew as musician since he is part of the band. Read the full blog post translated below. 


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BABYMETAL about music as universal language and Sonisphere Festival on WorlDodesuka

BABYMETAL was interviewed by WorlDodesuka of Nagoya TV. BABYMETAL was interviewed after their shows at Zepp Nagoya in Aichi. The girls were interviewed about their experience playing overseas especially at Sonisphere Festival 2014 in front of 50.000 fans. Check the full interview with english subtitles below. 


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Usami's Baby Talk blog: "The Zepp series of WORLD TOUR 2015 IN JAPAN is over!" 

BABYMETAL's live sound engineer and manipulator Hidefumi Usami wrote a new blog post about BABYMETAL. This time with his impressions on the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan after the Zepp Concerts Tour, in Osaka, Hokkaido, Fukuoka, Aichi and Tokyo. He also shares about his work behind the scenes and while the band is performing. Read his blog post translated below. 


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BABYMETAL about critics, meeting Lady Gaga and Metallica. collaboration with X Japan 

BABYMETAL girls were interviewed in the October's issue of Tokyo Weekender Magazine. The Japanese Magazine released in english talked with the girls during the Zepp Concerts Tour to talk about critics, meeting Lady Gaga in 2014, their several meetings with Metallica, and meeting and collaborating with X Japan. Read the transcription of the full interview and check the photos of the Magazine below. 


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Akumu No Rondo part of "New Heritage Of Real Heavy Metal" CD

NHORHM new cover album will be released on October 21, the album includes tracks from bands like Pantera, Rainbow, Megadeth, Iron Maiden and BABYMETAL featuring the song sang by Suzuka Nakamoto "Akumu No Rondo". Read more details below. 


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BABYMETAL Kyodai Tenkaichi Metaru Budokai WOWOW Interview 

WOWOW interviewed BABYMETAL girls Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal to promote the exclusive WOWOW Broadcast next October 18 of the BABYMETAL show at Makuhari Messe on June 21 "Kyodai Tenkaichi Metaru Budokai" which is at the moment the biggest BABYMETAL show to date. The girls talk about the experience of the World Tour 2015, what are the differences with World Tour 2014, overseas food, the show in Mexico on May 9, the experience on June 21 at Makuhari Messe and what they expect for the shows at Yokohama Arena in December and Wembley Arena in April. Full interview translated below. 


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BABYMETAL teaches dancing "Head Bangya" to interviewer on Ohayo Asahi Desu

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Ohayo Asahi Desu during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan. The interview was published before their shows at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. The program made a review of BABYMETAL with information about them and the latest activities of the band around the world. The interviewed talked with the girls and learned how to dance Head Bangya. Watch the interview with english subtitles below. 


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BABYMETAL "Break the internet", feature on Metal Hammer

BABYMETAL was once again featured on Metal Hammer Magazine, the issue 276 released today includes BABYMETAL "Break the internet" on "How Metal shocked the world" section. Check the high quality scans in the following blog post. 


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BABYMETAL marketing techniques analysis by JCC News Japan 

JCC News Japan published recently a report about BABYMETAL from the beginnings and success overseas and an analysis of the marketing and promotion techiniques to try to understand why they are successful in and out of Japan. Read the full report by JCC translated in the following blog post. 


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The tendancy of people who sing BABYMETAL at Karaoke

BABYMETAL was featured on Joysound with a review of the BABYMETAL songs popularity at Karaoke, which gender has the bigger ratio, and which age category sing BABYMETAL the most. You will find interesting information and surprising facts about BABYMETAL at Karaoke. Check our report below. 

 

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Kami Band members Fujioka, Maeta and BOH to perform at ShowBoat in November

BABYMETAL Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka, Yuya Maeta and BOH announced that they will perform together at ShowBoat, the event hosted by Mikio Fujioka will take place on November 30, read the show details below.

 

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BABYMETAL interviewed in Fukuoka by Asadesu KBC 

BABYMETAL was interviewed in Fukuoka by Asadesu KBC while the band was there for the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan Round 4. The girls talked about favorite foods in Fukuoka, the Kitsune Sign and the Dame Jump and also received a very fun and cute gift by Asadesu KBC! Watch the full interview with english subtitles below. 


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BABYMETAL interviewed on "Tiin Magazine" from Mexico

Finally Tiin Magazine from Mexico published the exclusive interview with BABYMETAL happened in Mexico on May 9 during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in North America. The girls talked about how they prepare for the shows, the differences between fans around the world, favorite experiences during in tour, and more! Watch the full interview with english and spanish subtitles below. 


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Mikio Fujioka and Hideki Aoyama music to appear on NHK program "Shakiin!" 

Mikio Fujioka and Hideki Aoyama announced a collaboration for the Japanese show "Shakiin!". The Kami Band members composed a music for the for the program's song corner "Momo mo moe!". Read more below. 


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BOH's blog post: "Disclosure of Atelier Z BOH's Custom Bass" 

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH gives details about his new bass guitar in great detail. He speaks in depth about each part of his new Atelier Z Custom Bass adding great quality photos. he finishes his post as always with a traditional Japanese short poem. Read BOH's new blog post translated below. 


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BABYMETAL about: Its songs, Limp Bizkit, Wembley and Yui wants a guitar for Christmas

Another part of the amazing interview of Metal Hammer with BABYMETAL girls Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal at Reading Festival in August. The girls talked about "Gimme Chocolate", "Road Of Resistance" and "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" but also, Limp Bizkit, their show at Wembley Arena and the highlight was Yuimetal, don't miss it! 


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BABYMETAL at Yokohama Arena, show details announced

BABYMETAL THE ONE announced the details for the last two shows of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan to take place at Yokohama Arena on December 12 and December 13, read a summary of the details below. 


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Ichioshi Morning exclusive interview with BABYMETAL in Hokkaido

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Ichioshi Morning while they were in Hokkaido as part of the Zepp Concerts Tour in Zepp Sapporo. BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan arrived on September 21 to Hokkaido for the third Round of the tour. Watch the full interview below with english subtitles! 


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BABYMETAL about ghosts, fans and Ariana Grande on Nylon News

BABYMETAL was interviewed in May in New York City by several media from the United States. One of them was NYLON News. NYLON talked with the girls about Ariana Grande, BABYMETAL fans and their special name, scary things for the girls and more! Very fun interview featuring a really cute Yuimetal reaction! Watch the full interview below with a secundary video with subtitles in spanish! 


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Takayoshi Ohmura featured in the Collection of 21st Century Charismatic Guitarists

Heavy Metal Japan made a collection of the most charistmatic guitarists at the moment of the 21st Century. The list starts from 2000 to date only. BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura is part of the list among with other great guitarists from Japan and elsewhere in the world, more details below.


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BABYMETAL "Gimme Chocolate" added to Rock Band 4 DLC! 

The very expected announcement about BABYMETAL being added to Rock Band 4 became true, BABYMETAL's most popular song "Gimme Chocolate" was added to Rock Band 4 DLC announced today by XBOX Store. BABYMETAL is part of the new DLC for the game along with other 11 artists. Check the details below. 


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BABYMETAL interviewed on REDNIQS of FM802 Osaka

BABYMETAL was interviewed in Osaka, Japan during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Osaka on September 17 but the interview was finally published on REDNIQS of FM802 on September 21. The girls talked about the World Tour, meeting international artists, live songs, and new music. Full interview with english subtitles below. 


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Pagina 12 from Argentina: "Three lolinipponese conquer metal without knowing anything about it" 

Pagina 12 from Argentina in South America wrote a very interesting report about BABYMETAL phenomenon. The report starts making mention about Argentina learning the existence of Japanese rock bands, then talks about the "formula" of BABYMETAL, the members, Kami Band as "Kamimetal", and some quotes from artists like Slash or Ian Hill from Judas Priest. Read the full report translated into english below.

 

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BABYMETAL featured on NME Magazine International 

BABYMETAL was featured in the latest issue of NME Magazine International. NME reviews its performance at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival past August as part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. Also NME talks about their beginnings, the project and the mix between Heavy Metal and J-Pop. Check the captures of the online Magazine below. 


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LEDA's band Far East Dizain to release 1st Album "Tonick Dizain" on November 11

The long awaited first album of Kami Band LEDA's band Far East Dizain will release "Tonick Dizain" on November 11 of 2015. The debut album includes two different versions, CD and CD/DVD. Check the Album and release details including Covers and Trackslist below. 


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Hidefumi Usami blog: The beginning of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan 

BABYMETAL synthesizers operator and sound engineer Hidefumi Usami wrote a blog post about the beginning of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan which started on September 16 on Zepp Namba in Osaka (Show reports HERE and HERE). Read his blog post about the beginning of the tour translated below. 


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Report & Photos: BABYMETAL Kami Band "FBTH" Seminar at MI Japan in Osaka

BABYMETAL Kami Band members Takayoshi Ohmura, Mikio Fujioka, BOH and Hideki Aoyama attended to the first Kami Band Seminar for Musicians Institute of Japan in Osaka. Check the photos and tweets of the Kami Band members from Osaka on "Freaking Blast Totally Hot" Seminar. 


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Report: BABYMETAL's Youtube Channel hit 100 million views

BABYMETAL's Youtube Channel lead by "Gimme Chocolate!!" Music Video, "Megitsune" and the new addition "Road Of Resistance" reached 100.000.000 views on Youtube! Read below our report about the BABYMETAL's Youtube channel with an in depth analysis of the numbers, suscribers and videos.

 

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Ohmura's band UROBOROS announced the first Live Show! 

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura's new band UROBOROS released its first EP called "Another Ark" on September 9, along with the release was announced the first Live show of the band, more details below. 


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Nikkei Business: "BABYMETAL: their idol-ness is disappearing in Japan"

Nikkei Business published recently a very interesting report about the current state of BABYMETAL as hybrid "Metal-Idol" artist based in its success in the last couple of years in Japan and also outside Japan as promoter of the Japanese Culture overseas. According to Nikkei, BABYMETAL is losing their Idol-ness in Japan, and is more a metal artist than an Idol/J-Pop artist, read the translation of this interesting report below. 


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BABYMETAL at Yokohama Arena THE ONE limited tickets details announced

BABYMETAL announced via Website and THE ONE, the ticket details for the last couple of shows of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan to take place at Yokohama Arena on December 12 and December 13. The concerts will be the last chapter of the Metal Resistance Episode III. Check the details below. 


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BABYMETAL nominated for "Best Japanese Act" on MTV EMAs 2015!

BABYMETAL was officially nominated for "Best Japanese Act" on MTV European Music Awards 2015 to take place this year in Milan, Italy on October 25! BABYMETAL will share the category with the brother band from Amuse One OK Rock too. Also fiver other Japanese acts are nominated to be be part of the category. Check the details below. 


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BABYMETAL "The Land Of The Rising Sun Tour" Merchandise details

BABYMETAL announced the merchandise details for the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan "Zepp Concerts" "The Land Of The Rising Sun Tour" to take place between September and October of this year starting on September 16 at Zepp Namba in Osaka. Details below.


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BABYMETAL interview GQ Japan Women Special 2015

BABYMETAL was featured in the GQ Japan Women Special 2015 highlighting the most successful women in Japan in the Year 2015. BABYMETAL was interviewed after the photoshoot and Su-Metal gave a brief comments of what they think about it. Watch the interview and scans below. 


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BABYMETAL bring people in who have never heard metal before

Classic Rock, part of TeamRock talks about the BABYMETAL project doing a summary of their beginnings making mention to Sakura Gakuin and the Producer Kobametal (Key Kobayashi). Also the report includes comments by Dragonforce guitarist and leader of the band Herman Li about BABYMETAL and supporting the project. Read a summary of the extensive report featuring the most interesting parts of it below. 


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BABYMETAL "We're still learning so much from Metallica, and want to learn more" 

BABYMETAL was interviewed at the backstage of the Reading Festival on August 29 to talk about their performances at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival, its recently announced show at Wembley Arena to take place next year, but also about Dragonforce, Metallica, Japan and their fans. Watch the full interview below. 


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BABYMETAL about "stay metal" and being a role model

BABYMETAL was interviewed on Ticketmaster United Kingdom at the backstage of the Reading Festival to talk about the performance of the band in the Main Stage, their love for Metallica, the special message from Judas Priest and being a role model. Watch the full interview below.

 

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Takayoshi Ohmura announces "New Year's Celebration - The Gathering Of Metal Warriors" 

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura announced a solo live show called "New Year's Celebration - The Gathering Of Metal Warriors" to take place in 2016 and will count with presence of 4 other Kami Band members, check all the details in the following post.

 

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BOH's new blog post about BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Germany and Reading/Leeds Festivals

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH wrote a very interesting blog post after the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Germany and United Kingdom at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival. He shares the experience in Germany and England and talks about how the girls are improving as artists everyday and what Kami Band has to offer for a better BABYMETAL in the future. Also a last paragraph with BOH's funny style. Read the translation below. 


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God Of Drums Yuya Maeta SONOR Drum Seminar on September 13

BABYMETAL Kami Band Yuya Maeta through his recently released Facebook Fan Page (follow him here!) announced his first Drum Seminar with SONOR & Drum Station to take place in less than 2 weeks, check the details below. 


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BABYMETAL on NME: "We want to teach Metallica our dance moves"

BABYMETAL was interviewed in the backstage of Leeds Festival by NME.com from United Kingdom to talk about their recently announced show at The SSE Arena of Wembley in London, England to take place next April 2 of 2016, but also and in english Moametal mentioned their interested to teach Metallica "The Metal Master" their dance moves! Watch the full interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL sound engineer blog: "BABYMETAL World Tour finished"

BABYMETAL's sound engineer Hidefumi Usami wrote a new blog post to share his experience with BABYMETAL in the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 Part 2 in Germany and United Kingdom at Reading and Leeds Festivals He talks about how much the band evoluted during his 6 months absence, advices to the girls, the new staff members and the recently announced headline show at Wembley Arena. Read his full blog post translated below. 


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BBC Newsbeat: The anti-bullying message of BABYMETAL 

BBC Newsbeat release a very interesting report and interview with BABYMETAL from the Reading Festival about why BABYMETAL is unique for the fans and the anti-bullying message they want to spread on every stage, on every Dame Jump around the world and what they think about positive and negative critics. The report includes comments from fans, interview and video message with Su-Metal Yuimetal and Moametal and words from their interpreter Norah. Read and watch below. 


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BABYMETAL on SubTV, first full interview in English! 

BABYMETAL was interviewed in the backstage of Reading Festival at Richfield Avenue. This is officially their first full interview in english! The girls needed a little help from Norah (their translator) but they were able to answer the questions in english! Watch the full interview below. 


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Scans: BABYMETAL on "Reading/Leeds" and "Gimme Wembley" on Kerrang! Magazine 

BABYMETAL was featured in the latest Kerrang! Magazine released on August 26 to talk about the Reading and Leeds Festival which took place on August 29 and August 30, but also to make the massive announce of their biggest headline show in United Kingdom at SSE Arena of Wembley on April 2 of 2016, check the scans and the exclusive interview with Suzuka Nakamoto


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BABYMETAL to re-release "Live At Budokan" and "Live In London" in October

BABYMETAL announced the re-release of "Live At Budokan" and "Live In London" in Europe through earMusic in October 30 of this year. The announcement came in addition with their biggest headline show outside Japan at Wembley Arena to take place in April 2 of 2016 (read more here). Details of the announcement below. 

 

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BABYMETAL to headline Wembley Arena on April 2, 2016! 

BABYMETAL announced the first headline show of the 2016 to take place in United Kingdom at SSE Arena Wembley on April 2. The announcement was included as part of a brief interview with Suzuka Nakamoto - Su-Metal on the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom. Below the details. 


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Viral Report: "BABYMETAL: Japanese schoolgirls sweeping between darkness and testosterone"

Viral report published on hispanic News and Music sites appeared the last days in Spain and mostly in Latin America after the release of the report by "Agencia EFE" about BABYMETAL. This report was re-published several times. The report talks about the BABYMETAL concept from the beginning, to the composition of the music, outfit, members, producers and popularity.


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BABYMETAL Legend 2015 Live CD to be released on October 21! 

BABYMETAL announced officially through THE ONE the release of "BABYMETAL Legend 2015, New Year Fox Festival" double Live CD to take place next October 21. Limited Edition Live CD will be available only for THE ONE members. More details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL about Kerry King and Limp Bizkit on TBS "The News Bird"

BABYMETAL was highlighted lately on TBS, first on News 23 on August 19, then on The News Bird on August 23. The girls talk about speaking in english, the inpiration coming from Kerry King of Slayer and Limp Bizkit!

Watch the full report and interview on TBS The News Bird with BABYMETAL with english subtitles. 

 

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Newswire exclusive Interview: Reis O'Brien FUNKO's Lead Designer and BABYMETAL Fan

We are very excited to share with you this exclusive interview with Reis O'Brien FUNKO's Lead Designer and also an awesome BABYMETAL fan. Reis share with us information about FUNKO, Metal Music, how and why BABYMETAL is his new favorite band, and the upcoming projects between FUNKO and BABYMETAL! Yes, the figures are coming soon!! We hope you guys like the interview. 


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BABYMETAL, most mentioned artist on Twitter during Summer Sonic 2015! 

Twitter Music Japan announced today what it's not certenly a surprise, BABYMETAL was the most mentioned artist on Twitter during Summer Sonic Festival 2015. Last year during Summer Sonic Festival 2014 BABYMETAL reached the Top 3, this year is the leader! Find more details below. 


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"Introducing BABYMETAL" new CD/DVD on Tsutaya Rental Corner 

After some rumors days ago, was announced during BABYMETAL's performance at Summer Sonic Osaka a CD rental on Tsutaya Store called "Introducing BABYMETAL". Introductory CD/DVD with a summary of the BABYMETAL Album and Live DVD's featuring "Live At Budokan" and "Live In London". More details below. 


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"Death Metal girls" review by Newspaper "El Mundo" of Spain 

On August 14 in Spain was released a new issue of the Newspaper "El Mundo" including a report about BABYMETAL making mention of Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal, their music, album Kami Band members Takayoshi Ohmura and Mikio Fujioka, Key Kobayashi (Kobametal), Live At Budokan and also Sakura Gakuin. Read the report and check a page of the Newspaper featuring BABYMETAL below. 


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BABYMETAL Apocrypha "The Black Mass II", "The Red Mass II" goods details

BABYMETAL THE ONE announced officially the Limited Edition items to be sold at the venue for "Apocrypha The Red Mass II" and "Apocrypha The Black Mass II" to take place next August 20 and August 21. Details in english below. 


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Kami Band Mikio Fujioka performance on Young Guitar with Kemper Profiling Amplifier

Babymetal - Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka Special Demostration for Young Guitar about "Kemper Profiling Amplifier", this video shows the splendor of its sound and Mikio's talent. Watch below. 


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BABYMETAL Album review on "Hijos Del Metal" Magazine from Spain

The Spanish Magazine called "Hijos Del Metal" featured a review of the BABYMETAL Album released in Europe during May and June of this year.  This is a Magazine focused on Metalhead readers, for that reason we considered interesting to know the point of view of the Spanish metalheads about the BABYMETAL Album. Scans and review translated below. 


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SDP Noticias from Mexico: "Kawaii Metal: How Metal became cute" 

SDP Noticias from Mexico did a very interesting report about Metal music in Japan and the evolution from the 80s and 90s with X Japan to BABYMETAL, going through Marty Friedman's project Death Panda with AKB48. Read the report translated below. 


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Fan Review: BABYMETAL at METROCK Festival 2015 

New Fan Review on Newswire, this time coming from Japan. Our collaborator Hitoshi Sugioka attended to the BABYMETAL's show at Wakasu Park in Tokyo for METROCK Festival 2015 when took place one of the most epic BABYMETAL shows with gigantics Wall Of Death during Road Of Resistance and Ijime Dame Zettai. Read his review below. 


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Takayoshi Ohmura's band UROBOROS "Another Ark" Album Tracklist and Cover released! 

Just one month before the official release, BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura released more details about the next release of his new band called UROBOROS. Was released today details about the Tracklist and Covers of the EP and Limited Edition CD/DVD. Also check the trailers of Another Ark and Black Swallowtail, the first Single! 


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Besatsu Kadokawa Direct Magazine: BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 Report & Kobametal Interview

On July 29 was published the Volume 6 of the Besatsu Kodakawa Direct Magazine including an exclusive live report of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 with never seen high quality photos of the Tour by BABYMETAL's Photographer Dana (Distortion) Yavin and also featuring an exclusive interview with BABYMETAL's producer, Kobametal about his impressions of the World Tour. Check the interview translated and the scans below. 


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Takayoshi Ohmura's band UROBOROS new song "Black Swallowtail" on "Rokka No Yuusha"

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura's new band UROBOROS collaborated with the new Anime called "Rokka No Yuusha" to release the new band's Single "Black Swallowtail" as Opening of the second episode of the Anime. More details about the song and Single release below. 


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Oricon report about Kami Band backing BABYMETAL popularity

Oricon Style wrote a very interesting report about BABYMETAL Kami Band (the metal band behind BABYMETAL girls). The report highlights BOH (God Of Bass), Hideki Aoyama (God Of Drums) and Takayoshi Ohmura, Leda and Mikio Fujioka (Gods Of Guitar). Read the report about why Oricon thinks Kami Band helps BABYMETAL's popularity overseas. Translation below. 


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BABYMETAL on Loudwire about meeting Metallica and discovering the "heart of metal"

Another part of the great interview of the music site Loudwire with BABYMETAL girls, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal. This time they talk about their feelings of opening for Lady Gaga in United States and also meeting Metallica and discovering what Su-Metal described as "heart of metal". Watch the interview below. 


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BABYMETAL "Live At Budokan - Red Night" won "Tsutaya Staff Award" 

BABYMETAL won the "Tsutaya Staff Award" for 1st Half Of The Year 2015 in the Idol Department. The sticker featuring the Award appears in Stores over the "Live At Budokan - Red Night" CD jacket/cover. More details below. 


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Marty Friedman loves BABYMETAL "because is polarizing"

Metalholic interviewed Marty Friedman to discuss his upcoming North American Tour next September and October to promote his latest album "Inferno". But also Marty Friedman was asked about the Japanese Music, and in depth about the reactions in United States about BABYMETAL, from people who loves the band to those elitist metalheads. Listen the full interview below. 


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BABYMETAL Kami Band "BOH" on Bass Magazine "Effect Board File Bass"

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass "BOH" (who also performs with Seki-Roma and MICHAEL) is featured in the new issue of Bass Magazine released on July 28. Bass Magazine features 55 bassists from the Japanese music scene including interviews, photos and information about the gear. Read more details and where to buy the magazine below.

 

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BABYMETAL Choreographer "MIKIKO" feature on "MdN" Magazine

BABYMETAL's choregrapher MIKIKO-METAL to be featured on "MdN" Magazine September 2015 in a Special Feature of 22 Pages about her work as choreographer of BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Perfume. More details and how to buy the magazine below.


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Ian Hill from Judas Priest talks about BABYMETAL and Kami Band

Ian Hill british bassist of the band "Judas Priest" was interviewed by Krone from Austria to promote their shows in Europe. Translated below an excerpt when he was asked about young metal bands and BABYMETAL gets into topic.  


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BABYMETAL on Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015 Scuzz TV Special 

Scuzz TV screened through Sky TV on channel 367 the full Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015 ceremony featuring a BABYMETAL in several parts including a special interview with Herman Li from Dragonforce, the Breakthrough Award Speech and the Pro Shots of Gimme Chocolate and Road Of Resistance! Watch the videos below. 


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BABYMETAL music on CAPCOM's "Crossbeats REV." 

Today is the release day of the new CAPCOM's game "Crossbeats REV.". The game includes music of several Japanese acts featuring BABYMETAL's first Major Single "Ijime Dame Zettai" and "Road Of Resistance" in the tracklist. Read more details about "Croosbeats REV." below. 


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BABYMETAL discuss rise to fame, metal and Ijime Dame Zettai on Loudwire

The music site Loudwire interviewed BABYMETAL in New York past May. Loudwire asked Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal about their impressions of the metal music and how the music genre growth on them since their beginnings, also discusses the rise to fame and the meaning of "Ijime Dame Zettai" and how the lyrics helped fans. Watch the full interview below. 


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BABYMETAL "Apocrypha - Only The FOX GOD Knows" goods details

BABYMETAL through THE ONE announced the goods details for the following shows to take palce next July 28 and July 29 only for THE ONE members, "Apocrypha - Only The FOX GOD Knows". More details below. 


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Listen Coca-Cola FM Special + Interview with BABYMETAL in Mexico

On June 24 Coca-Cola FM from Mexico did a 70 minutes special about BABYMETAL including a raw interview made by the presenter before the show in Mexico at Circo Volador in May. The special program includes a J-Rock specialist. and Idol Fan and a BABYMETAL Fan member of BABYMETAL Fans Mexico and also member of BABYMETAL Newswire as special guest to talk about BABYMETAL and help audience to understand the project. 


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Herman Li on Scuzz TV dicusses BABYMETAL at Download Festival

Herman Li from Dragonforce was interviewed by Scuzz TV as part of "The Lowdown" special about the Download Festival 2015. Herman talks about the collaboration with BABYMETAL for Road Of Resistance and also about the live collaboration at Download Festival happened on June 12. Watch the interview below. 


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Scuzz TV interviews BABYMETAL at Download Festival 2015

Scuzz TV from United Kingdom interviewed Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal in the backstage of the Download Festival 2015 where BABYMETAL was guest artist to perform with Dragonforce "Gimme Chocolate" at the Maverick Stage on June 12. The girls were interviewed before the performance to talk about UK, meeting bands and the making of their debut album. 


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Metal Hammer: "BABYMETAL: When worlds collide" 

After the great announcement of the Metal Hammer Magazine featuring BABYMETAL in the Front Page, Metal Hammer released a very extensive and detailed report about BABYMETAL at Download Festival and Metal Hammer Golden Gods performances with Dragonforce including quotes from Su-Metal, Moametal, Yuimetal, Kobametal and Nora (BABYMETAL's translator) about the performances, rehearsals, and many more details including words from Herman Li about BABYMETAL. In case you couldn't read the post on Metal Hammer, you can read here for free. 


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Herman Li inside story of "BABYMETAL x Dragonforce" at Download Festival and Golden Gods

Herman Li from Dragonforce was interviewed by the Japanese Magazine "Geki-Rock" to talk about the live collaboration between BABYMETAL and Dragonforce at Download Festival 2015 and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Herman Li shares the inside story behind this collaboration. Read what he said below. 


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BABYMETAL at Download Festival on Upset Magazine August 2015

Upset Magazine from United Kingdom published the issue of August about Download Festival 2015 featuring a 2 pages photo of Moametal and a brief review of the BABYMETAL x Dragonforce performance at Maverick Stage playing "Gimme Chocolate". Check the photos of the Magazine and the transcription of the review. 


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Report: Knowing The Kami Band "Takayoshi Ohmura God Of Guitar"

Wednesdays for our community are Kami Band Wednesdays, is the Kami Band Day and our fifth biography is about Kami Band God of Guitar, Takayoshi Ohmura. Read below our extensive biography about Ohmura-San, Gita No Kami. 

Read Knowing The Kami Band: Mikio Fujioka CLICK HERELeda CLICK HEREHideki Aoyama CLICK HERE, BOH CLICK HERE, Yuya Maeta, CLICK HERE.

 

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The Blue Ocean Strategy and the BABYMETAL phenomena 

Mr. Akihisa Ishida, Japan Marketing consultant for foreing companies wrote a very interesting report about BABYMETAL and the Blue Ocean Strategy. Blue Ocean Strategy is a book published in 2005 written by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne both Professors of INSEAD and Co-Directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. 


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Listen BABYMETAL taking over Team Rock Radio! 

BABYMETAL was in the studios of Team Rock Radio in United Kingdom during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Europe. On July 11 was published the program featuring Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal introducing their favorite Hard Rock, Metal and Pop tunes and also talking about Slayer, Lady Gaga, Dragonforce and Slipknot. Listen the full podcast with also a special audio edited by Newswire including only the girls talking in english! 


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BABYMETAL Kami Band special guests of Musicians Institute of Japan in Osaka next September 15! 

Musicians Institute of Osaka announced earlier that the BABYMETAL Kami Band will be the special guest in the Institute in Osaka next Thursday, September 15 of 2015. The current formation of the Kami Band will be there! Read more below.  


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BABYMETAL added to Ozzfest Japan 2015 Lineup! 

After the rumors we shared earlier today on our Social Networks, finally Ozzfest Japan 2015 updated the Site with the new bands added to the lineup and BABYMETAL was finally confirmed along with the brother band One Ok Rock! Check the details and the lineup announced! 


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Kami Band's Leda part of the "Attack On Titan" Soundtrack

Leda announced on Twitter last week that he is part of the "Attack On Titan" Movie Sountrack. Leda collaborated with Linked Horizon for the song "Jiyuu No Daishou" the song appears in the latest trailer of the movie. More details in the following post. 


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BABYMETAL on Musig Pub TV about Metallica, Karaoke and Manga 

BABYMETAL was interviewed in Switzerland by the music site Musig Pub TV to promote their recent visit to Europe and the upcoming shows in Germany to take place in August. The girls talk about Kitsune-Sama, Metallica and Slayer, Su-Metal speaking in english once again but also about Karaoke and Manga. Watch the interview with english subtitles below. 


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UROBOROS new Takayoshi Ohmura's band to release Mini Album in September

Suddenly announced, UROBOROS is the new band of the BABYMETAL's Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura. This secret project also features other very good artists, their Mini Album "Another Ark"  will be releaed in September! Read the details below.

 

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East Idaho News: "Meet BABYMETAL, your new favorite band" 

Adam Forsgren of East Idaho News did an excellent review about BABYMETAL's concept based on their music comparing their sound with other Pop and Metal acts as guide for new listeners. The review goes through artists like Morning Musume, Cannibal Corpse, DragonForce and more to end on "Ijime Dame Zettai" and "Doki Doki Morning". Read and watch the report below. 


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Fan Review: Sakura Gakuin "The Road To Graduation 2014" Graduation Ceremony 

Only 3 days left for the release of the DVD/Bluray and Memorial Edition of "Sakura Gakuin The Road To Graduation 2014", official video recording of the Graduation Ceremony where Hana Taguchi, Yunano Notsu and BABYMETAL members Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi graduated from Sakura Gakuin. Our group member and collaborator Daniel Fuentes shared his Fan Review of one of the most memorable events of Sakura Gakuin, where the last original members graduated. Read his Fan Review below including an incredible bonus track! 


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BABYMETAL on AERA Magazine Interview and Scans 

BABYMETAL was in the front page of the very poplar Japanese Magazine "AERA". The issue was published on June 29 featuring a brief interview with Su-Metal, Moametal, Yuimetal and Kobametal to talk about the idea of the concept of the band from the beginning when was the "Heavy Metal Club" on Sakura Gakuin and the future plans of them. Scans and interview translated below. 


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BABYMETAL interviewed by M-ON TV at METROCK Festival

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Music On TV to talk about their second show at Tokyo Metropolitan Rock Festival 2015. The special interview took place before the show in The Windmill Stage on May 24 at Wakasu Park. Watch the full interview with english subtitles below. 


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Hikakin report and interview with BABYMETAL at Makuhari Messe

BABYMETAL played their last show of the first part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan. The popular Japanese Youtuber "Hikakin" did a report of the activities in the Merchandise Hall at Makuhari Messe and then did a short interview with the girls in the backstage at Makuhari Messe. Watch the full report and interview translated below. 


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NHK World Newsroom report and interview with BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL appeared in the latest NHK World Newsroom program with a special coverage of the latest show at Makuhari Messe show on June 21 in Japan, show part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. NHK World Newsroom did a report of the success overseas, a summary of 2014 and an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal about the World Tour 2015, Lady Gaga and more. Watch the full interview below. 


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BABYMETAL reach #1 on Billboard World Albums Chart 

BABYMETAL's debut album continues growing and growing in the Billboard World Albums Chart, this week (July 4) BABYMETAL's album reached the number one in the chart, but also is highlighted in other charts on Billboard, check our report below. 


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MTV Iggy: BABYMETAL Slays Japan with Death Metal Cuteness

MTV Iggy wrote a very detailed report about the lastest show of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan at the Makuhari Messe Exhibition Hall Nº1 - Nº3 in front of 25.000 fans. The report reviews the success overseas, the great audience, the performance of Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal and the awesome Kami Band. Read the full report below. 


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BABYMETAL: Play ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ on Loudwire

BABYMETAL was interviewed in New York in May during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in North America. They stopped to with Loudwire to play "Wikipedia: Fact of Fiction" and share their wisdom about the BABYMETAL concept with the interviewer Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann. Watch the full interview below.

 

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2015.06.14 - Kami Band "God Of Bass" BOH NicoNico video chat

BABYMETAL Kami Band member BOH, did a long live stream chat with his fans and followers through NicoNico on June 14 after the European part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. He shares his thoughts about the tour, personal activities and answer questions of his fans and followers. Watch the live stream below. 

 

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Bassist BOH Blog post about the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015

BABYMETAL Kami Band member, God Of Bass BOH wrote a new blog post about his experience with BABYMETAL and Kami Band during the first part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. He wrote about the experience overseas, the efforts of Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal and also how important is Kami Band for this project. Read the whole blog post translated below. 


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BABYMETAL announced "BABYMETAL LEGEND 2015" THE ONE Limited Edition Bluray

BABYMETAL through email only to THE ONE Fan Club members announced officially their new Limited Edition Bluray "BABYMETAL LEGEND 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" to be released on August 14, more details below. 


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BABYMETAL announced 10 additional World Tour Dates in Japan! 

BABYMETAL after the incredible World Tour show at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan announced ten additional tour dates only in Japan. The World Tour dates in Japan will take place during September, October and December of 2015. Check the details below. 


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Inside the weird and wonderful world of BABYMETAL by Rock Sound Magazine

Rock Sound Magazine did a special report about BABYMETAL's concept for their online suscribers. They explain "Inside the weird and wonderful world of BABYMETAL" making focus on who are they, who is Kobametal, the music, why are they so popular on rock/metal festivals, and the importance of their lyrics. Captures and summary with the most important answers (to us) below. 


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Update: BABYMETAL music on "Cross x Beats" by CAPCOM

BABYMETAL announced on their Official Website the official release of "Road Of Resistance", "Live At Budokan" on Google Play and also "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" and more songs available to play on CAPCOM's game "Cross x Beats". Read the new below, translations thanks to our reporter Ken Tabise

 

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BABYMETAL about music, food, tourism and lyrics in talk with Ochacaffe from Italy

BABYMETAL was interviewed before the show in Bologna, Italy at the Estragon Club on June 5. BABYMETAL performed as opening act for NipPop, a Japanese culture event. The girls talked with K-bleJungle in collaboration with Ochacaffe from Ital about music, their favorite foods, tourism and lyrics. Watch the full interview below. 


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APTV Interviews BABYMETAL: "No thinking! Just feeling!"

BABYMETAL was interviewed in United States while their stay in Columbus for Rock On The Range Festival in May. The girls were interviewed to talk about the experience in the Festival, their thoughts about performing with Slipknot and Judas Priest, the difference of performing indoor and outdoor and much more. Watch the full interview below! 


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Report + Photos: BABYMETAL win "Breakthrough Award" on Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015 

BABYMETAL won their second international Award on the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015, the "Breakthrough Award" against bands like Halestorm, The Amity Affliction, Bury Tomorrow and In This Moment. Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal did a brief speech during the Award Ceremony and performed with Dragonforce "Road Of Resistance" and "Gimme Chocolate". Check the photos and the rest of the report below. 


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BABYMETAL announced goods details for "Kyodai Tenkaichi Metaru Budokai", June 21

BABYMETAL announced the details for the merchanise available for the next BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 show at Makuhari Messe Exhibition Hall on June 21, 2015 (Sunday) "Kyodai Tenkaichi Metaru Budokai". Details below. 


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"Horns Up" from France live report BABYMETAL at La Laiterie, June 1st

The french site Horns Up did a very extensive report about the second BABYMETAL show in France. BABYMETAL played at La Laiterie in Strasbourg on June 1st for the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. This live report makes focus on several songs of the show including the highlight of the night, the girl flashing during the Kami Band instrumental. Read the review translated below. 


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Dragonforce about collaborating with BABYMETAL on Metal Hammer

Metal Hammer interviewed Herman Li and Marc Hudson to talk about their performance at the Download Festival 2015, their collaboration in the stage with BABYMETAL, Road Of Resistance and Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Watch the full interview below.


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Billboard Japan: BABYMETAL the first Japanese artist to receive a Kerrang Award

BABYMETAL won "The Spirit Of Independence Award" in the Kerrang Awards 2015 in England (Report Here) and Billboard Japan did a report about the event and also confirmed that BABYMETAL is the first Japanese artist to receive a Kerrang Award. Read their report translated below. 


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BABYMETAL "Laser Turntable Listening Party" at HMV Shibuya

BABYMETAL announced officially the event to celebrate the first analog release,  their first Vinyl "BABYMETAL", will held a listening party laser turntable event at HMV Records Shop in Shibuya, Japan. 


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Report + Photos: BABYMETAL win "The Spirit Of Independence" on Kerrang Awards 2015 

BABYMETAL was guest and also won one Award on the "Relentless Kerrang Awards 2015" in London at the London’s iconic Troxy. It was rumored at first, even Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura tweeted several times about the awards but then BABYMETAL did the official announcement. Check the girls receiving the award, photos from the event, their video for BBC Radio 1 and more. 


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BABYMETAL next Media Appearances: Live In London and METROCK

BABYMETAL media appearances in the Japanese TV on June and July was released in the BABYMETAL's Website. BABYMETAL Live In London and their latest performance at Tokyo Metropolitan Rock Festival with a 90 minutes special including other bands. 

More details below. 


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BABYMETAL in Italy: Live Report by Land Of The Rising Sound 

BABYMETAL at Estragon Club in Bologna, Italy reviewed by the music site Land Of The Rising Sound. Very extensive and detailed review starting from the pre-show "The Waiting", with great photos and comments about "The Show" and to finish last thoughts about the great event with "A unique experience for an unique band". Highly recommended review!

 

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Revolver TV interviews BABYMETAL at Rock On The Range

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Revolver TV at Rock On The Range while the band was in North America. The girls talk about the Fox God, Kawaii Metal, Metallica and Gimme Chocolate with Su-Metal talking in english! Watch the full interview below. 


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Consequence Of Sound: "A conversation with BABYMETAL" 

BABYMETAL was interviewed via video conference by Consequence Of Sound to talk about how born BABYMETAL, who is Kitsune-Sama (the Fox God), the incredible moshpit and wall of deaths in Japan during their concerts and their favorite metal bands. 

Watch the full interview below. 


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BABYMETAL on Rolling Stone: "One day we'll play with Metallica"

Rolling Stone Italy interviewed BABYMETAL in Italy before their show at Estragon Club in Bolgona (past June 5) to talk about their project, how born BABYMETAL, if they really like metal or their are just marketing, the experience at Sonisphere Festival in 2014, their gigs in Germany and a last message for the Italian fanbase before the show. Interview translated below. 


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Youtube Artist Insights: BABYMETAL in numbers

YouTube's Music Insights tool let artists find out where the fans are, and according to Youtube artists can plan the next tour around them based on the following numbers. In the statistics that you will read below, will see in numbers where BABYMETAL is popular in terms of Youtube views only based on their official videos and fan made videos. We hope you like it. 

 

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BABYMETAL's Producer Yuyoyuppe picks 7 Hardcore cuts that influenced BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL's producer for the album songs "Akumu No Rondo" and "Megitsune" was interviewed by MTV Iggy to talk about the 7 Hardcore songs that influenced his work on BABYMETAL's album. Bands featured: Saosin, System Of A Down, Flyleaf and others.
Read the full interview and listen the 7 songs beow. 


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BABYMETAL on Repubblica: "Metallica and Anthrax are our Masters"

BABYMETAL was interviewed on Repubblica from Italy, one of the biggest news sites of the country, to talk about their music genre, learning from Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer, their choreographies how they conquered fans around the world and much more. Full interview translated below. 


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BABYMETAL on Metallus It about Budokan, Dragonforce and critics

BABYMETAL was interviewed on Metallus It from Italy to talk about their performance at the Nippon Budokan in March 2014, their collaboration song with Dragonforce "Road Of Resistance", playing instruments in the future and what they think about critics on BABYMETAL's music. Full interview translated below. 


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BABYMETAL at Makuhari Messe on June 21 "Live Viewing" details

Live Viewing announced officially the details for the live streaming of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 show at Makuhari Messe next June 21. Check the post below to learn more about the Live Viewing implementations on one of the biggests BABYMETAL shows in the history!


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BABYMETAL "Gimme Chocolate" Digital Single released in UK! 

iTunes United Kingdom announced today a new BABYMETAL Single, "Gimme Chocolate". The last BABYMETAL Single released was "Road Of Resistance" digitally and the last physically was "Megitsune" back in June 19 of 2013. More details about "Gimme Chocolate" Single released yesterday, May 31 below. 


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Rock & Roll Army: Recipe for the perfect japanese stew, BABYMETAL

Rock & Roll Army from Spain did a very interesting report about the BABYMETAL album and BABYMETAL band concept analyzing the recipe for the success of the Japanese stew known as BABYMETAL. Read this great review translated below. 


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Su-Metal on Augsburger: "Metal, to me, is something irreplaceable"

Suzuka Nakamoto Su-Metal was interviewed on Augsburger Allgemeine from Germany to promote their shows in Germany at Rockavaria and Rock Im Revier. Suzuka talks about their beginnings in metal, her family reaction with the first Doki Doki Morning demo, the German audience, her thoughts about Metal music and more. Really good interview translated below. 


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BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 additional dates in Germany

BABYMETAL announced additional dates for their BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. As surprise while the band was playing at Rockavaria was announced a pair of dates to take place in Germany in August. Details below. 


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Update: BABYMETAL joined to the Summer Sonic 2015 lineup! 

The surprise was announced today official by Summer Sonic Festival. BABYMETAL will perform for fourth consecutive time at the Summer Sonic Festival. BABYMETAL performed for first time in 2012 as side show, then in 2013, 2014 and now this August! More details below. 


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BABYMETAL answer questions from fans on FUSE TV

Maria Sherman from FUSE TV interviewed BABYMETAL with questions sent by fans on Twitter. The girls talked about the success of their album overseas, the experience with Lady Gaga and what they learned from her, their favorite artists, the difference between performing in Japan and in other parts of the world, Metallica and much more. Read the full interview below. 


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BABYMETAL album review by Rock Sound Magazine: "Oodles Of Fun"

Another review coming from important Magazines, this time Rock Sound Magazine share the review of the BABYMETAL Album with another great score, 8/10. The review makes mention to "Road Of Resistance", "Gimme Chocolate" and "Doki Doki Morning". Read the review and check the scans below. Also check Metal Hammer's review HERE


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BABYMETAL on Metal Insider about music taste, worldwide fans and the language barrier

BABYMETAL was interviewed in North America by the metal site "Metal Insider" to talk about their new album to be re-released in North America and Europe, their worldwide fan base, the language barrier and their music taste. Full interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal available to read below. 


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BABYMETAL at Rock On The Range, review by: Covering The Scene

The music site "Covering The Scene" did a great review of the BABYMETAL performance at the Rock On The Range in Columbus  Covering The Scene did a song by song review of their performance on May 16 at the Ernie Ball Stage. The review compares the BABYMETAL songs with other bands like "Fear Factory", "Ministry" or Mortal Kombat. Read the review below. 


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BABYMETAL Album review on Metal Hammer Magazine July 2015

BABYMETAL Album was reviewed several times by UK Megazines, this is not the first time that Metal Hammer reviews "BABYMETAL", the new one comes from Jonathan Selzer of Metal Hammer Magazine with 8/10. The BABYMETAL Album will be released in June of this year including two bonus tracks "Road Of Resistance" and "Gimme Chocolate Live". Read the review and check the scans of the Magazine including a special feature about Metal God Awards. 


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Report & Photos: 2015.05.26 - BABYMETAL Album release in Mexico

The BABYMETAL album including the Bonus Tracks (Road Of Resistance, Gimme Chocolate Live) was released in Mexico 20 days before the date announced officially. In collaboration with BABYMETAL Fans Mexico we brought to you a report plus photos of the release date across the country. 


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BABYMETAL interviewed on ZIP TV about METROCK Festival 2015

BABYMETAL was featured on the morning program ZIP TV from Japan about their performance at the Tokyo Metropolitan Rock Festival 2015. The girls were interviewed to talk about their expectation before the show and what is the key for their success over the stage around the world. Read the full interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL interview on MTV81 about their memories of World Tour 2014

BABYMETAL was interviewed by MTV81 before they go on tour this May. Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal share their thoughts about their favorite memories about the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 but also talk about the experience with metal band members during the international festivals, their future plans and Road Of Resistance. Read the full interview below. 


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BABYMETAL announce "Only The FOX GOD Knows" - "The Red Mass II & The Black Mass II" Events in July and August! 

BABYMETAL announced through email and via THE ONE Website four new Limited Edition shows only for Fan Club Memers (THE ONE) to take place in July "Only The FOX GOD Knows" secret event and two new "The Red Mass II" and "The Black Mass II" Limited Edition shows in August. Check the details below. 


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Win a ticket to see BABYMETAL at Estragon Club in Italy!

BABYMETAL Newsiwre is proud to announce the third giveaway, this time in collaboration with NipPop Italia and Ochacaffe (Italy) to give the chance to our followers to win a ticket to see BABYMETAL at Estragon Club in Bologna, Italy! Read below the details to know how to participate!

 

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BABYMETAL interview on TGCom24: "BABYMETAL music has become a universal phenomenon"

BABYMETAL was interviewed on TGCom24 from Italy to promote their show in Bologna, Italy next June 5 at Estragon Club. The girls were asked to talk about their beginnings with BABYMETAL and their beginnings in the heavy metal world. Also how was the tour with Lady Gaga and what they expect for their concert in Italy. Interview translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL influence on Amuse financial result of fiscal year 2014

Our reporter from Japan, Ken Tabise did a summary and analysis of the latest Amuse financial result of fiscal year 2014 focused on the business aspects of BABYMETAL and the influence of the band on Amuse Inc. This is a highly recommended post for those interested in numbers, and for those fans interested in the other face of the band. Read the report below. 

 

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Photos: 2015.05.19 - BABYMETAL Live In London release day

BABYMETAL during May 19 and May 20 released their new "BABYMETAL Live In London, World Tour 2014" in physical stores in Japan. HMV Japan Stores and Tower Records Stores around Japan published photos of the stands dedicated to BABYMETAL items and specially to the new items "Live In London" Bluray and DVD editions. Also in this photo album will find special photos shared from fans in social networks with the content of "BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 Apocalypse" Limited Edition Package only available for "THE ONE" Fan Club members . Thanks to all for sharing! 


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BABYMETAL "Live In London" debuts #1 on Oricon & Tower Records

BABYMETAL Live In London, World Tour 2014 Bluray edition debuted number 1 on Oricon's Bluray Chart. Also the DVD edition debuted #1 on Tower Records Stores in Japan. The Bluray and DVD were released in Japan during May 19 and May 20 on physical stores and reached the Top 5 on Oricon and Tower Records Charts, more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL special feature on "Vertigo" from Switzerland

BABYMETAL was the special featured of the radio show from "Radio Télévision Suisse" from Switzerland. They do a special feature of 5 minutes talking about the Japanese music, specially Idol Music. BABYMETAL's outfit, Kami Band, and about BABYMETAL music written by producers. Listen the full feature (in French) and read the summary in english. 


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BABYMETAL on Rolling Stone about life, school, World Tours and Metallica

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Rolling Stone in United States by Jeff Benjamin to talk about their balance in life, the school, their rehearsals before every Tour, and what they have learned from the Metal Master "Metallica". Read the full interview below. 


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"BABYMETAL" is the "Album Of The Week" on Revolver Magazine! 

After one week of voting at Revolver Magazine, was announced the expected victory of the BABYMETAL's Album re-released in North America and Europe on May and June of 2015. BABYMETAL won over bands like: Veil Of Maya, Deep Purple and Hinder. Below the official announcement made by Revolver Magazine


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BABYMETAL featured on Rock On The Range Day 2 highlights

BABYMETAL was featured in the Metal Hammer's Rock On The Range Day 2 highlights. The song Megitsune was selected as the background song of the report, a great part of the report was focused on BABYMETAL's performance and also includes Su-Metal's thoughts about their performance at Ernie Ball Stage. Watch below!


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BABYMETAL interviewed and featured on ABC News Australia

BABYMETAL was featured and interviewed on ABC News from Australia. ABC news features the BABYMETAL's performance at Brixton Academy in London, interesting footage from "Apocrypha, The Black Mass" and a brief interview with the girls. Watch and read more below. 


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BABYMETAL on Chilango: "Kitsune-Sama guide us to Mexico"

BABYMETAL was interviewed before their show at Circo Volador in Mexico by the Mexican site Chilango to talk about their first performance in Mexico, their mix with Idol and Heavy Metal, Anime and Manga but also about influence of Kitsune-Sama in BABYMETAL. Read the full interview translated below. 


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Chicago Tribune review: "BABYMETAL is here to conquer the world"

Chicago Tribune wrote a very interesting review about the BABYMETAL show at House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois in United States as part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. BABYMETAL performed at House Of Blues with sold out tickets in front of approximately 1300 fans. Read below the great review by the Chicago's newspaper. (Show notes here)


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Photos: 2015.05.12 - BABYMETAL on Bits Lounge Magazine

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Bits Lounge Magazine dedicated to the Japanese community in Canada. The girls talked about their past show in Canada at the Heavy Montreal Festival in 2014, their new show this time in Toronto for the World Tour 2015 and much more. The interview translated into english can be found translated HERE. Below are the scans of the Magazine. 


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BABYMETAL's digital album debuts #5 on Amazon

The new BABYMETAL album for North America released on May 12 digitally debuted #5 on Amazon's Hard Rock and  Metal Albums charts. The album was released including two bonus tracks "Road Of Resistance" and "Gimme Chocolate live". More details about the release day and Amazon's chart below. 


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BABYMETAL about Mexico, metal music and rehearsals on Notimex

BABYMETAL was interviewed by the Mexican Site Notimex to talk about their first show in Mexico on May 9, their experience in Mexico, the BABYMETAL music, metal music including an incredible phrase by Moametal and their hard rehearsals for the World Tour show in Mexico. Read the interview translated below. 


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Suzuka Nakamoto talks with Rolling Stone about "Road Of Resistance" 

BABYMETAL new song and second bonus track of the new BABYMETAL's album in North America and Europe was featured on Rolling Stone including a brief interview with Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" talking about the meaning of the new BABYMETAL's song. Read the Rolling Stone's post below. 


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EL HYP3 from Mexico: "20 things I thought of as I watched BABYMETAL"

BABYMETAL played in Mexico City, Mexico on May 9 as part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. Wookie Williams of the Entertainment site EL HYP3 attendend to the show and wrote a very interesting and fun review about the 20 things he thought of as he was watching BABYMETAL live. Read the review translated below. 


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Notimex Review: "BABYMETAL gives euphoric presentation at Circo Volador"

The mexican Site Notimex did a very good review of the first BABYMETAL show in Mexico City, Mexico at Circo Volador. The review, originally in spanish, talks about the dancing of the girls mixed with the metal sound of the band highlight "Akumu No Rondo", "Megitsune", "Gimme Chocolate", "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" and "Road Of Resistance". Read the review translated below. 


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BABYMETAL in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards on June 15! 

BABYMETAL and Metal Hammer announced officially the live performance in the "Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards" next June 15th featuring Dragonforce along with At The Gates, We Are Harlot and Suicidal Tendencies at the Indigo2 in London. 

Read below the official announcement and the announcements on social networks! 


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BABYMETAL Premieres Gimme Chocolate Live on Billboard

BABYMETAL premiered on Billboard one of their bonus tracks of their self-titled album about to be released in North America and Europe during May and June. Billboard published "Gimme Chocolate!!" live from Brixton Academy. The live version it's the #15 track of the "BABYMETAL" album. Also Billboard published a brief response by Suzuka Nakamoto about the song and the performance at Brixton Academy on November 8. Read the post and listen exclusively the Gimme Chocolate's live version below. 


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BABYMETAL Newswire interviews BABYMETAL's photographer Dana (Distortion) Yavin

BABYMETAL Newswire before the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 kicks off in Mexico had the chance to talk with their official World Tour photographer Dana "Distortion" Yavin. Dana share her thoughts with us about her beginnings as photographer, how she met BABYMETAL and in depth about the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014. Also she share great messages for future photographers and to BABYMETAL fans! Read the extensive interview below. 


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Kerrang Magazine review the BABYMETAL Album! 

Kerrang Magazine reviewed the BABYMETAL album released in Japan on February 26 of 2014 but will be released during May and June in Europe and North America. Paul Travers from Kerrang Magazine did a review of "BABYMETAL". The album received 4 over 5 Kerrang's "K". Read the review and check the scan below. 


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Takayoshi Ohmura Guitar Seminar at Ochanomizu BIGBOSS

BABYMETAL Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura did a special Guitar Seminar at Ochanomizu BIGBOSS. Almost two hours of great music by the BABYMETAL's "God Of Guitar" accompanied by his great fried Kuze. Watch the whole seminar below.


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BABYMETAL 4th most popular Japanese artist on Spotify

According to the list published on April 23 by the Japanese site Tunecore, BABYMETAL reached the position number 4 as the most popular Japanese Artist in Music on Spotify. Learn more about Spotify and BABYMETAL below courtesy of our collaborator Hitoshi Sugioka


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BABYMETAL interviewed on Excelsior: "We follow no one"

BABYMETAL was interviewed on Excelsior.mx from Mexico to promote their show in Mexicy City at Circo Volador next May 9. The show will be the start of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. The girls talk about their show in Mexico, their interest to do tourism in the country and being able to talk spanish during the show. Also they talk about the BABYMETAL's adventure since 2010, metal music and more . Interview translated below. 


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Report: BABYMETAL's Youtube Channel hit 75 million views

BABYMETAL's Youtube Channel lead by "Gimme Chocolate!!" Music Video reached 75.000.000 views on Youtube, yesterday "Doki Doki Morning" hit 7.000.000. Read below our report about the BABYMETAL's Youtube channel with an in depth analysis of the numbers, suscribers and videos.

 

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BABYMETAL sends World Tour special message on NHK's J-MELO

BABYMETAL was featured once again on NHK's J-MELO. This time in their special "Music Discovery" covering great artists like Nobuo Uematsu game music composer (Final Fantasy), Linked Horizon, Yumi Arai, ZEN-KA-ROCK and BABYMETAL. The girls sent a special message to fans and also "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" was featured! Watch below. 


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BABYMETAL release Limited Edition Album CD & CD/DVD Bundles for USA and Europe

BABYMETAL announced the bundles regarding the Album CD and Album CD/DVD releases in United States and Europe. 

The Limited Edition US Version Album CD will be available on June 16 and the Limited Edition EU Version Album CD/DVD will be available on June 1. Check our post for more details below. 


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BABYMETAL Album is "May 2015 Release Of The Month" on Loudwire! 

BABYMETAL's album to be released in North America and Europe won the "May 2015 Release Of The Month" on Loudwire. After leading the poll all over the month, today Loudwire announced officially that BABYMETAL's self-titled album won over several and important bands. Below Loudwire's review


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BABYMETAL talks about "World Tour 2015" on Bits Lounge

BABYMETAL was interviewed on Bits Lounge from Canada to talk about the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 and their second World Tour show in Canada to take place next May 12 at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal talk about their past experience in Canada, the experience in the artRave Tour with Lady Gaga, the Kitsune-Singe and much more. Don't miss the full interview translated below! 


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Report: BABYMETAL "Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour" 2013

Today in the BABYMETAL history but in 2013 started the first BABYMETAL Tour ever, the "Death Match Tour 'May Revolution'", took place in May of 2013 and was the first Tour with Kami Band. Read below the details.

 

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Mikio Fujioka meets E-II and Electro Harmonix on Blue Guitars

The BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka was the host of the Blue Guitars event at Toyama Shop for in store LIVE introducing the new ESP E-II and Electro Harmonix. More details, with a performance video and photos below. 


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BABYMETAL supporting Mikiko-Sensei "Mosaic" Premiere

On April 25, April 26 and April 27 at Aoyama Spiral Hall took place Mikiko's "Mosaic" dance event of her company ELEVENPLAY. 

The Dance Installation Event "Mosaic ver 1.5" received a great surprises by Ayami Muto, BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin, more details below. 


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BABYMETAL to play more dates in United States in Summer 2015

RED Associated Labels through their New Releases digital magazine featured the new BABYMETAL album to be released in United States but also confirmed more dates to be announced soon for United States. Read more below. 

 

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Artist Direct: "Life. Love. BABYMETAL. This is the future." 

One of the most important music sites in the world Artist Direct, did an interesting post about BABYMETAL in the "Pop's Leading Ladies of 2015". They introduce and their "Kawaii-Metal" style with a little metion to Kami Band too. Read the Artist Direct's review about BABYMETAL


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BABYMETAL interviewed on National Post: "Babymetal just want to rock" 

BABYMETAL was interviewed by National Post from Canada to talk about their upcoming World Tour 2015. The BABYMETAL World Tour will hit Toronto next May 12. The girls also talk about Metallica, the comments on Youtube and if they are a different kind of idol group in Japan. Full interview below. 


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BABYMETAL will play at Reading Festival & Leeds Festival on August 29-30!

BABYMETAL was announced to play at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival on August 29 at Reading Festival and on August 30 at Leeds Festival in the Main Stage along with Metallica and many other bands! More details about the shows below. 


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"BABYMETAL Back To The US/UK Tour 2014" at Brixton Academy Premiere to be screened in Japan on May 15

BABYMETAL announced that their next release on Bluray and DVD "BABYMETAL Back To The US/UK Tour 2014" from Brixton Academy in London will be screened in 5 movie cinemas in Japan on May 15! The show is part of the "Live In London" Bluray/DVD to be released on May 20. More details below. 


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Gimme Chocolate will be on "Taiko No Tatsujin V" for PS Vita

According to Amazon Japan, BABYMETAL's song "Gimme Chocolate" will be part of the soundtrack of the game "Taiko No Tatsujin" (Taiko Mastar for Western) to be released on July 9. More details below. 


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BABYMETAL Apocrypha The Black Mass / The Red Mass goods details

BABYMETAL announced through their Fan Club Website "THE ONE" the details of the goods available next April 23 "Apocrypha The Black Mass" and April 24 "Apocrypha The Red Mass" at Tsutaya O-East. Details below. 


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Report: Media reaction to "BABYMETAL sign record deal in USA & Europe"

Since BABYMETAL announced the release of their debut album in the United States through RAL/Sony Music and in Europe through earMusic, the world started to talk about this. From Japan to North American, European and South American sites. Here is our report about the release and all the sites we found talking about the BABYMETAL's new release. 


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Scandal talks about BABYMETAL on J-Melo "Girl's Party" 

NHK broadcasted a new "J-Melo" show featuring the "J-Melo Girl's Party", program lead by girls. Artists like BABYMETAL, One Ok Rock and Yosuke Yamashita were featured, also a special interview with "Chay", "Sonoko Inoue" and "Rina Sumioka". Watch the excerpt below. 

 

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Marty Friedman about Idol Music and BABYMETAL in interview in Argentina

Marty Friedman was interviewed on Vorterix Radio from Argentina while he it's doing the South American Tour. In this 50 minutes interview, Marty mentioned the Idol Music style and added BABYMETAL on his comment. Watch part of the interview below. 


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BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 Apocalypse Blu-ray Limited Edition bundle details

BABYMETAL announced officially to THE ONE members the content of the new Limited Edition release: "BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 Apocaplyse" available only for The One Members. Bundle details including the 2 Blu-rays and the 4 Live CDs. Read the details below. 


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BABYMETAL’s 1st Album will be released in USA and Europe with 2 bonus tracks! 

The succesfull BABYMETAL's debut album will be released in North America and Europe thanks to the partnership with earMusic (read more here). The re-release of the BABYMETAL's album will include 2 bonus tracks! Read the details below. 


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Kobametal on 81 Japan Magazine about BABYMETAL World Tour 2014

A very extensive talk with BABYMETAL's main producer Kobametal about the first BABYMETAL World Tour, which took place during June and July of 2014 and had the closing shows in Japan in September at Makuhari Messe. Kobametal share his thoughts about the experience of playing in Europe and United States for first time, the problems at Sonisphere Festival, what they have learned from that, they first show of 2015 at Saitama Super Arena and what BABYMETAL have in Store for the future. A very interesting talk with BABYMETAL's master mind translated below.


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Fan Review: Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2014 "Kimi Ni Todoke"

Another Fan Review in Newswire, but the first Fan Review about an album. This time is to introduce-celebrate-honoring the new Sakura Gakuin album "Kimi Ni Todoke" released just 3 days ago. Two Newswire members wrote a review of the Album with song impressions. Highly recommended to listen the album while are you reading to make it more enjoyable because the reviews are extensive. We hope you like it. Feel free to leave your comments below! 


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Report: BABYMETAL to reach U.S Market through earMUSIC and eOne partnership

Announced today by an official press release and published in several Music Sites like Metal InsiderearMUSIC label partners with eOne Distribution in the U.S more details below to know in depth what is earMUSIC and how will work the partnership with eOne.

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Architects Sam Carter on Kerrang: "BABYMETAL are awesome!" 

This week on Kerrang Magazine was released the section "The songs that saved my life". The Architects member Sam Carter mentioned several bands but in particular was highlighted BABYMETAL, below the details and scans courtesy of The Thrawn.

 

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Nippop Italy: "Heavy Metal in bonsai version: BABYMETAL" 

Nippop is one of the sponsors of the BABYMETAL show in Bologna, Italy at Estragon Bar next June 5. They did an interesting review about the concept of the band since their beginnings in Sakura Gakuin to the present. Post originally in Italian but translated by Newswire with the idea of sharing what Italy thinks about BABYMETAL, read the review below. 


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Fan Review: BABYMETAL "Apocrypha S" Sumetal Seitansai 2014

BABYMETAL performed the third Sumetal Seitansai at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo on December 20 of 2014 (More details). Our reporter Hitoshi Sugioka was fortunate enough to got a lottery ticket to assist to "Apocrypha S". Hitoshi did a review for Newswire about the pre-show and show with the special premier of "Bubble Dreamer" (Tentative Name) and Road Of Resistance debut in Japan. Read his fan review below. 


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BABYMETAL "Apocrypha - 'The Black Mass' & 'The Red Mass'"!

BABYMETAL announced two new shows for The One members to take place next April 23 and April 24 at Tsutaya O-East called "The Black Mass" and "The Red Mass". More details below.


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Details of Leda's Far East Dizain "Dizainize EP" 

The BABYMETAL's "God Of Guitar" Leda announced with his band Far East Dizain the official release of their first EP Single "Dizainize" and a commentary DVD on physical stores in Japan, more details below. 


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Report: Knowing the Kami Band "BOH God Of Bass" 

Wednesdays for our community are Kami Band Wednesdays, is the Kami Band Day and our fourth post is about God of BassBOH. Read below our artistic biography about the 6 String Basu No Kami, the amazing BOH! 

Read Knowing The Kami Band: Mikio Fujioka CLICK HERELeda CLICK HERE, Hideki Aoyama CLICK HERE. Takayoshi Ohmura CLICK HERE, Yuya Maeta CLICK HERE

 

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BABYMETAL interview about the World Tour 2014 on Wowow

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Wowow during the special broadcast of the "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" past March 15. The girls shared their thoughts about the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014. Watch the full interview below with english subtitles.

 

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Watch BABYMETAL "Legend 2015" full Wowow broadcast

On March 15, the Japanese company Wowow broadcasted the BABYMETAL performance at Saitama Super Arena for "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" to celebrate the BABYMETAL return to the "Land Of The Rising Sun". Watch the full broadcast courtesy of our collaborator MissingReel


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Fan Review: 2015.03.08 - Sakura Gakuin at Lalaport, Toyosu

The BABYMETAL Newswire collaborator in Japan Hitoshi Sugioka went to the Sakura Gakuin free event at the urban dock of Lalaport in Toyosu, in Koto, Japan. Was his first show, for that reason the review is very special for two reasons: is the first Fan Review about a Sakura Gakuin show, and also was his first Sakura Gakuin experience. Read his review below. 


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BABYMETAL Album winner of the 7th CD Shop Awards

BABYMETAL is one of the ten winners on the 7th CD Shop Awards 2015. The grand prize will be announced early on March! CD Shop announced today the winners, more details below. 

 

 

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BABYMETAL interview on CD Shop: "We will continue to challenge things that can be only done by us"

BABYMETAL was interviewed on CD Shop free Magazine released the same day of the 7th CD Shop Grand Award (more details here) announcement. Sumetal, Yuimetal and Moametal were interviewed to talk about the award won by the BABYMETAL debut Album, metal music and their goals for the future. Translation thanks to Hitoshi Sugioka and scans courtesy of Rosamour


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BABYMETAL at Hikawa Jinja Shrine praying for safety and success

The site Cplus found some prayings of the BABYMETAL girls at the Hikawa Shrine of the Kawaguchi City in the Saitama Prefecture asking for safety and success for the New Year Kitsune Festival, more details below.


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BABYMETAL "The Biggest Surprise" on Metal Storm Awards 2014

BABYMETAL was highlighted with an Award and a Top 10 on the Metal Storm Awards 2014 of the "Webzine" specialized on heavy metal music "Metal Storm Net". Details of the Awards and the highlights for BABYMETAL below. 


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Su-metal on Clubdam: “The path we are on is still continuing”

BABYMETAL was interviewed on Clubdam to talk about their performance at Saitama Super Arena, their impression of the World Tour 2014, and advice to sing Megitsune and the World Tour 2015. Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal interviewed in a short but really interesting interview with Clubdam, translations courtesy of our member Thomas Malone


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"BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 Apocalypse" - "BABYMETAL Live In London" & BABYMETAL Album Vinyl

BABYMETAL announced via Website and Email to THE ONE Members their new releases: "BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 Apocalypse" for THE ONE Members only, "BABYMETAL Live In London" with several editions and the re-release of the BABYMETAL album as 12-inch Vinyl Edition


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Perfume talks about the meeting with BABYMETAL on PTA TV

Perfume members were talking about her meeting with BABYMETAL in the backstage of the Music Station event past December 26 (details here) where a couple of great photos of Perfume and BABYMETAL were published on social networks. On PTA TV Perfume members talked about that meeting and the "trembling" reaction of Su-Metal when met them. Read the comments translated courtesy of our collaborator Hitoshi Sugioka.


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Update: BABYMETAL announced the "BABYMETAL World Tour 2015"

The long wait is over! BABYMETAL announced on the official Website the "BABYMETAL World Tour 2015", with dates in North America, Europe and Asia (Japan). The world tour will visit, Mexico, Canada, United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Japan. More details below. 

 

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Report: Delicious facts about BABYMETAL "Gimme Chocolate" 

A day like today but in 2014, on February 25 BABYMETAL released on Youtube their viral video "Gimme Chocolate". As result, the band started to hit important music and metal sites all around the world and helped to the future success of their debut Album and get exposure to the band. Below some interesting and delicious facts about Gimme Chocolate


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BABYMETAL on Tokyo Journal about Metallica & Ariana Grande

BABYMETAL was interviewed for the new Tokyou Journal International Magazine published on February 22 (get it here). 

The girls where interviewed to talk about their songs like Gimme Chocolate and Ijime Dame Zettai, artists who are influencing them like Metallica and Ariana Grande. Scans courtesy of kettenkraftrad.


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Report: Su-metal's Japanese is beautiful

Our reporter from Japan, Ken Tabise wrote a new report about the Su-metal's Japanese. She speakes like an ordinary 17-year old girl, but at the same time, her spoken Japanese sounds beatiful. Read the below the report to find out why. 


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MIKIKO in depth about BABYMETAL choreographies on HEDOBAN

BABYMETAL choreographer MIKIKO was interviewed by HEDOBAN Magazine from Japan to talk about in depth of Road Of Resistance's choreography, the making process of the fastest BABYMETAL song at the moment and how much the girls had learned thanks to the experience overseas and how that helped them to be better performers. Interview translated below. 

 

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Report: BABYMETAL Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Media is promoting in a big way BABYMETAL, they are introducing the band to mexican people, even mentioning about Sakura Gakuin. From music sites to showbiz sites are talking about BABYMETAL, here is a interesting report we did to show you the "BABYMETAL Mexican Revolution". 


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BABYMETAL in "Rock Pioneers" of the new Kerrang Magazine

BABYMETAL was once again highlighted on Kerrang Magazine, this time in the new issue released this week in the section "Rock Pioneers". BABYMETAL is considered on Kerrang Magazine a band interested in add some new sounds to the rock music. Article and scans below. Scans courtesy of The Thrawn


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BABYMETAL & Takayoshi Ohmura highlighted on BEEAST Awards

BEEAST69 Magazine announced the BEEAST Awards 2014 were BABYMETAL and Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura are highlighed on "Best Band" and "Best Guitarist". More details below. 


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"Gimme Chocolate" leads Top 5 of Chokoretto songs for Valentine's

According to several sites, and in this particular case OK Music Japan, BABYMETAL song "Gimme Chocolate" is one of the best songs about Chocoretto recommended for Valentine's Day. 


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Fujioshi report: "Understanding BABYMETAL in 3 minutes"

The Japanese TV show Fujioshi did a special report to understand BABYMETAL in only 3 minutes. Great report starting from the name to the live performances. Video with english subtitles below. 

 

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BABYMETAL is Top 10 Best Metal Live Performance in last 10 years 

Heavy Metal Japan did a list of the 10 Best Metal Live Performance from 2005 to 2014 (mostly in Japan), BABYMETAL is #3 with their performance in Loud Park 2013. Read more below. 


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Slash would like to collaborate with BABYMETAL 

The former Guns N' Roses guitar player Slash was interviewed in Dave Fromm Radio Show. In a specific moment of the interview they talk about Japanese rock bands and BABYMETAL was mentioned. Listen below what Slash said about BABYMETAL. 

 

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BABYMETAL Album 1st Anniversary Giveaway! 

BABYMETAL Newswire is very excited to announce the Second Giveaway! This time in honour of the BABYMETAL debut album 1st Anniversary next February 26 we will giveaway the BABYMETAL Album! Read below the simple rules to participate.


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Karen Girl's Behind The Scenes + Performance on Animelo Summer Live 2008

Karen Girl's did one of their most important performances at Saitama Super Arena for the Animelo Summer Live 2008. Read or report and also watch the exclusive behind the scenes and peformance of their song "Over The World" with english subtitles by our translator Thomas Malone


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BABYMETAL "Best New Act of 2014" on 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards

Loudwire announced the winners of the 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards. Slipknot was the great winnner with 5 Awards, Linkin Park won 2 (Both bands will play with BABYMETAL on Rock On The Range). Meanwhile BABYMETAL won "Best New Act 2014".

Read the report from Loudwire below. 


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Meet Mikiko, BABYMETAL, Perfume & Sakura Gakuin choreographer 

Espirit Japon did a great report and interview with the BABYMETAL, Perfume and Sakura Gakuin choreographer Mikiko. The report reviews her beninnings as dancer, her stay in United States and the subsequent work as Perfume's choreographer. 

Report and interview with english subtitles below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on "METROCK Festival" on May 24! 

Announced by the band on their official Website and confirming the rumors, BABYMETAL will play once again on the METROCK Festival next May 24 at the Shinkiba-Wakasu Park. More details below. 


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BABYMETAL released Road Of Resistance as Digital Single

BABYMETAL announced officially the release of their new song "Road Of Resistance" as Digital Single, available around the world via iTunes and Recochoku Japan. More details below. 


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Leda announces new band "Far East Dizain" & new Single "Dizainize" 

He first changed his artistic name from Leda Cygnus to FED Leda (read his biography here), and that lead his fans to a great expectation, now everything is confirmed after a couple of tweets and the official website of Far East Dizain the new Leda's band! Details about the band, first Single and first shows announced. 


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2015.01.28 - Kobametal Interviewed on Music-ism Magazine

Kobametal, BABYMETAL's producer was interviewed by the Japanese free Magazine Music-ism by Nexus. He talked about the the evolution of the band from 2014, the acceptance of the overseas audience during their first official World Tour, the idea of releasing more songs, and the next steps of the band while the girls are underage. Interview translated on our blog, CLICK HERE. 


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BABYMETAL report & interview from Saitama Super Arena by Metal Hammer Issue March 2015

Metal Hammer went to Japan, and went to the Saitama Super Arena for the BABYMETAL Show "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" in the biggest BABYMETAL show to date. Metal Hammer did a report and an interview with Kobametal and the girls. Scans courtesy of 4BABYMETAL


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BABYMETAL at Saitama Super Arena report by Heavy Metal Japan

Very detailed report by Heavy Metal Japan about the biggest BABYMETAL show to date at Saitama Super Arena, event called "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival". The Heavy Metal Japan journalist talks about the pre-show, his thoughs during the show and the post show reflection. Report translated by our official translator Thomas Malone


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Takayoshi Ohmura released "Devils In The Dark - Final Edition"

Finally the release day arrived for BABYMETAL's Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura. The CD/DVD of his original album "Devils In The Dark" is now available around the world! Details below. 


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BABYMETAL NEO Awards Winner & Interview with Su-Metal

NEO Magazine selected BABYMETAL as the winner of Best Musical Act 2014 on the NEO Awards 2014. They also had the chance to interview Su-Metal to talk about their awesome 2014, being rated as band of the year and a comment for the UK readers. Details of the Award and Interview below. 


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Report: Knowing the Kami Band "Hideki Aoyama God Of Drums"

Wednesdays for our community are Kami Band Wednesdays, is the Kami Band Day and our third post is about God of Drums, Hideki Aoyama. Read below our artistic biography about him. 

Read Knowing The Kami Band: Mikio Fujioka CLICK HERE, Leda CLICK HERE, BOH CLICK HERETakayoshi Ohmura CLICK HERE.

 

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Amuse Management Toshio Miyakoshi explains BABYMETAL's commercial success

Amuse Management member Toshio Miyakoshi Representative Director and President Brussels Co. Ltd. was interviewed on Equity Story Japan to talk about Amuse efforts to be successful. In the 3 volumes interview with Toshio Miyakoshi BABYMETAL is mentioned in a few questions. Read the excerpt below to understand the commercial success of the group. 

 

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Report: Contribution of BABYMETAL to Amuse Inc.

Special report from Japan about the BABYMETAL's excellent level of sales during 2014 added with the excellent level of sales of tickets at their live performances. This is helping Amuse Inc. to grow as company and also helping BABYMETAL to become in one of the most important artists of Amuse Inc. Report from Japan by Newswire Reporter, Ken Tabise


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Kobametal on Music-ism Vol.68 about the next steps of BABYMETAL

The BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal was interviewed by the free Magazine in Japan called "Music-ism" Volume.68. In the interview Kobametal talk about the evolution of the band from 2014, the acceptance of the overseas audience during their first official World Tour, the idea of releasing more songs, and the next steps of the band while the girls are underage. Very deep and interesting interview. Translation courtesy of Dokoiko. Link thanks to our member Albert Pasasadaba

 

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BABYMETAL announced biggest "Mosh'sh Pit" at Makuhari Messe Event Hall on June 21! 

BABYMETAL announced through their official Website the date and information about the very expected show to be held next June 21 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall, details below. Official announcement translated by our member Thomas Malone

 

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FUSE Interviews the mysterious mastermind, Kobametal

Jeff Benjamin from FUSE interviewed the mastermind of BABYMETAL, their producer Kobametal to talk about the Legend 2015 show at Saitama Super Arena, the girls, the band and the future activities for 2015. Read the full interview below. 


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Report + Interview by NHK World: "BABYMETAL Rocks the world" 

NHK World did a special report of BABYMETAL success rocking the world with their new style of music. Yuji Osawa from NHK World did a report and interview with the girls to talk about it. Below the video courtesy of our collaborators Albert Pasasadaba and MissingReel


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BOH's new blog post: BABYMETAL "Live At Budokan", Kami Band, personal projects and more

BOH wrote another great blog post. This time the God Of Bass talks about his personal activities, his band Seki-Roma (more info here) and the new release by BABYMETAL "Live At Budokan", Kobametal, Kami Band, the girls and more. Read his full post translated courtesy of: Dokoiko.  


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Su-Metal about World Tour 2015, Lady Gaga, Judas Priest on FUSE

Su-Metal was interviewed after the BABYMETAL show at Saitama Super Arena for the "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" by the music site FUSE. Suzuka talks about the upcoming BABYMETAL World Tour 2015, their mini tour as support band for Lady Gaga, and also about Judas Priest, Slayer, Anthrax and a great message for the BABYMETAL fans. 

Thanks to our member Ryan Dolling for the help! 

 

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BABYMETAL & Live At Budokan on the Billboard World Albums Chart

BABYMETAL reached a new milestone, now not only their debut album "BABYMETAL", also their new album,  the live CD "Live At Budokan" is on the Billboard World Albums Chart, more details below.


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BABYMETAL featured on the "MTV Virtual Rock Festival"

MTV Japan announced the MTV Virtual Rock Festival 2015, with bands like Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue and Linkin Park. More details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL album certified as GOLD Record by Riaj! 

The BABYMETAL debut album was certified as Gold Record by the Recording Industry Association Of Japan. In the latest anlysis of 2014, BABYMETAL album was certified as GOLD by RIAJ. More details below. 


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BABYMETAL become the youngest female artists to top Oricon Blu-ray Ranking

BABYMETAL latest release "Live At Budokan" is being an incredible success for the band, reaching #1 on iTunes in several countries like United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Japan, and more, now is making history in Japan on the Oricon Chart, details below. 


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Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki talks about Moa Kikuchi

Ikuo Minewaki Tower Records President and probably one of the biggest Moa Kikuchi fans in the world talks openly about her on Entamenext. Ther activities with BABYMETAL, her activities and shows with Sakura Gakuin, her as Council President in Sakura Gakuin and much more. Very recommend interview with one of the BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin biggest supporters. Interview translated by our member Thomas Malone


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BABYMETAL "Legend 2015", Japanese media reaction

Japanese media started the week talking about the huge BABYMETAL show at Saitama Super Arena "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival". With great footage of some of their main songs like: Gimme Chocolate, Head Bangya, Ijime Dame Zettai or Road Of Resistance and comments about them as a band the Japanese media highlighted BABYMETAL. Below some videos from Japanese TV Shows like ZIP, Mezamashi, Japan Countdown and more. Videos 1 & 2 translated by Thomas Malone


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BOH's blog post: Impressions of BABYMETAL "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival"

BOH posted a new blog post. He wrote his impressions about the first BABYMETAL Show of the year at Saitama Super Arena "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" (details here). He talks about the band, the three girls talent, the stage, the "Team BABYMETAL" and how everything is changing so fast for them. Also he talks about the HEDOBAN Magazine party after the show. Translation courtesy of "Dokoiko". 


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BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 starts in May

BABYMETAL announced tonight at Saitama Super Arena the most expected news by their fans, the World Tour 2015. Besides no information was added, in the following weeks the band will announce the dates of their second World Tour!


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BABYMETAL "Legend 2015" to be broadcasted by WOWOW in March

The first show of the year 2015 and the most biggest one man show by BABYMETAL to date will be broadcasted by WOWOW next March. 


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The world is talking about BABYMETAL's "Road Of Resistance"

The new BABYMETAL song in collaboration with DragonForce "Road Of Resistance" it's crossing the world through Music sites, Metal sites, JPop sites and Anime sites. Below our report with "Road Of Resistance" taking the world!


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Live At Budokan is number 1 in Germany, Japan, UK and USA!

The new BABYMETAL release "Live At Budokan" had an incredible debut. Just a few hours after the release is already number one in several countries and reaching great spots in Asia and Europe, below details about Live At Budokan.


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New BABYMETAL Music Video coming soon, "Road Of Resistance"! 

BABYMETAL released the trailer of their new song and new music video "Road Of Resistance". The track released in England at Brixton Academy in London (details of the Show here) is almost here! Watch the video and read details below. 


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Suzuka Nakamoto & Takayoshi Ohmura featured as best artists of 2014 in Heavy Metal Japan

BABYMETAL was highlighed in Heavy Metal Japan, but this time not as band, the members Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-Metal, vocals) and Kami Band "God of Guitar" Takayoshi Ohmura were included in the lists as Best Vocalists and Best Guitarrists of 2014.


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BABYMETAL won "Best Band" and "Best Album" on The Arcade Awards 2014!

As we posted earlier (click here), BABYMETAL was nominated for Best Performer/Band and Best Album for The Arcade Awards 2014, BABYMETAL won both nominations with more than the 50% of the votes! Read below for more details. 


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