BABYMETAL News Archive 2016


BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" Live CD debuts #1 on Amazon UK Alternative Metal!

BABYMETAL released today in United Kingdom and Europe their new Live CD "Live At Wembley" with a compilation of the best from their biggest show outside Japan to date. The Album debuted in first place on Amazon UK "Best Sellers" section! 

 

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Photo: 2016.12.08 - BABYMETAL at SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland

BABYMETAL played its third show of the Red Hot Chili Peppers UK Tour and their first show ever in Scotland. BABYMETAL played at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow (Show report here). Photos below via BABYMETAL, Papimetal, Andrew James McKie, Muto, Smily-Dog Metal and Itchie Metal

 

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BABYMETAL on support Metallica: "It is such an honor to be able to join the Metal Master"

After the announcements and confirmations of BABYMETAL supporting Metallica in Seoul, South Korea many media sites started to cover the information, including Rock Sins who has the chance to publish words from Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal with reactions after the big announcement. Read what the girls said about playing with Metallica in January 2017! 

 

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BABYMETAL & "Metal Resistance" are featured in 3 Billboard Year End Charts!

As Annual Rankings are published BABYMETAL gets more and more features. Billboard released the information from their Year End Charts including BABYMETAL and their second Album "Metal Resistance" featuared in 3 different categories, read more below. 

 

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Leda's band Far East Dizain to release its 3rd Single "Zenith/Nadir"

Leda's band announced the release of their new official Single "Zenith/Nadir" set to be released on December 28! In addition they also confirmed a Christmas performance on December 24 "Holy Dizain". Find more details in the following post. 

 

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FOX GOD leads BABYMETAL to open for Metallica in South Korea on January 11 !!!

FOX GOD decided that BABYMETAL is ready to open for Metallica the "Metal Master" as Special Guest in Seoul in South Korea next year, on January 11! Find more performance and ticket details below. 

 

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Rockin'On Live Report: "BABYMETAL inspired and fascinated the audience" at The O2 in London

BABYMETAL played its first two UK Tour shows supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers at the massive The O2 Arena in London, England. Rockin'On Japan attended to both performances to write a live report including exclusive photos of the second night performance. Read the report translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL Poster + "Metal Resistance" feature on Kerrang's The Greatest 50 Albums of 2016

Kerrang Magazine keeps supporting BABYMETAL, this week in their new issue added a new poster of the group and featured "Metal Resistance" in the Annual Albums Ranking! Check the details below. 

 

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2016.12.06 - Photos: BABYMETAL at The O2, London, England Day2

BABYMETAL played their second consecutive night at The O2 in London, England opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their show was more crowded than the previous night, but their performance was shorter, 6 songs set (Show report here). The following photos are courtesy of BABYMETAL, official photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi, and photos from fans by: Drew de F. Fawkes, Itchie-Metal, Saku-Metal, Shingo-Metal and Tatako-Metal

 

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Su-Metal "The Conquerer" + Metal Resistance in The 50 Best Albums of 2016, Metal Hammer new issue!

BABYMETAL was once again featured on Metal Hammer Magazine. In the issue 291 they published a new interview with Suzuka Nakamoto called "The Conquerer" where she speaks about Tokyo Dome, Rob Halford and the US Tour. In addition "Metal Resistance" is #30 in The 50 Best Albums of 2016 of Metal Hammer! Find the details below. 

 

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"BABYMETAL" & "Metal Resistance" featured on Amazon Japan Annual Ranking 2016!

Both BABYMETAL Albums are featured in the Amazon Japan Annual Ranking 2016! The debut Album is featured on Prime Music while the new one "Metal Resistance" is featured on General Music. Find more details about both rankings in the following post. 

 

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Tower Records reveals Best Sellers Annual Ranking 2016, Metal Resistance #6!

BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" reached the Top10 of the Tower Records Japan Best Sellers Annual Ranking 2016! Tower Records revealed the Annual Ranking featuring only "Metal Resistance" CD in the 6th place! Read more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL's Album "Metal Resistance" is ranked #19 on HMV "Best Of 2016"

BABYMETAL's second studio Album "Metal Resistance" is ranked #19 on HMV's "Best Of 2016" annual ranking. BABYMETAL appears over Perfume which appears #31 with their new effort "Cosmic Explorer". Find more information below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.12.05 - BABYMETAL at The O2, London, England Day 1

BABYMETAL played its first show supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers UK Tour at The O2 in London, England. Their first performance at the venue featured a 7 songs setlist where "Gimme Chocolate" reached 100 live performances (Show report here). The following photos are courtesy of: BABYMETALJartai, Indra De Ridder, Itchie-Metal, Shingo-Metal, Smily-Dog Metal and Subzero. 

 

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2016 Spotify's most listened artists, BABYMETAL is 2nd Japanese artist most played abroad

Billboard Japan released information about the most listened artist on Spotify in 2016. BABYMETAL is featured in the second place of the most listened artists outside Japan meanwhile One OK Rock are the most played artist in Japan. Find more details below. 

 

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"Metal Resistance" is officially nominated for the 9th CD Shop Awards!

CD Shop announced the Official Nominates for the 9th CD Shop Awards 2017. BABYMETAL's second Album "Metal Resistance" was nominated along with many other great Japanese albums released this year. As always all the nominations comes from All Japan CD Shop clerks, see details below. 

 

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Su-Metal wants to show how wonderful Japan is on Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017

BABYMETAL will be playing 4 dates supporting Guns N' Roses Japan Tour in January 2017. Loudwire had the chance to ask Suzuka Nakamoto her impressions after the official announcement, she stated that she's happy to perform with them, read more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL to support Guns N' Roses Japan Tour in January 2017!

BABYMETAL have announced they will be supporting Guns N' Roses in January 2017 during the Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017! BABYMETAL to play 4 dates supporting Axl Rose band! See more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Unmasked", front page, feature & interview on Kerrang! Magazine

BABYMETAL got their chance to appear in the front page of Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom. Their first big feature in this magazine includes a long article and interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal along with Kobametal talking about Tokyo Dome, Wembley Arena, the influence of the FOX GOD prophecies, performing with Rob Halford and the future of the group. Check the full content and a summary of the article which includes the full interview, please notice. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Want to create a world that is overflowing with love", interview on Metal Hammer

BABYMETAL was interviewed on Metal Hammer to talk about their 2016. The high points and low points, meeting artists, the animated series, Tokyo Dome, and their ambitions for 2017. Read the interview below!

 

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BABYMETAL announce "THE ONE Members Project 2017" !!

BABYMETAL decided the details for THE ONE 2017 including a new limited edition item, THE ONE Big Tee! Find more details about THE ONE Members Project 2017 announcement and membership details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" Bluray sold 36.000 copies in the first week of sales

Oricon Style published the first week of sales information of the recent live video released by BABYMETAL, "Live At Wembley Arena" Bluray sold more than 30.000 copies, the DVD around 14.000 copies but there is more information released by Oricon, read more below! 

 

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BABYMETAL on NME talk RHCP UK Tour expectations, no clue about touring in 2017

BABYMETAL was interviewed by NME from United Kingdom to promote their upcoming performance as support artist in the Red Hot Chili Peppers UK Tour in December. The girls talk about their expectations of playing with them, touring in 2017, and influence from Muse and Linkin Park, what other music they enjoy listening. Read more below.

 

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BABYMETAL is #4 on Oricon Style "Breakthrough Female Artists Ranking 2016"

BABYMETAL reached the Top5 on Oricon Style "Breakthrough Female Artists Ranking 2016". Oricon's survey targeted 1.000 people, BABYMETAL got enough votes to reach the Top5 of the 2016 Ranking. Read a summary of the full article with the segment dedicated to BABYMETAL, the Top5 and details about the initiative below. 

 

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Fans are "relieved" as BABYMETAL was "defeated" for 67th Kouhaku Uta Gassen appearance

J-Cast published an interesting article about the reaction from BABYMETAL fans after NHK announced the artists to participate at the 67th Kouhaku Uta Gassen in December. They described the reaction as "relieved", many fans seem to be fine with BABYMETAL's "defeat". Read the article translated below. 

 

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"Zettai Karen Children" to release Bluray BOX in December!

Zettai Karen Children the anime which Suzuka Nakamoto's group in 2008 "Karen Girl's" recorded music will release a Special Edition Bluray! Read more details below. 

 

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TECHInsight: "BABYMETAL at Wembley Arena, flags of the world flying"

BABYMETAL's recent live video release "Live At Wembley" is featured on Japan TECHInsight to talk about one of the greatest moments of the show at Wembley Arena, "THE ONE" with many flags in the audience. Check their title translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" debut #1 on Amazon JP & Oricon charts!

On November 22 & November 23 in Japan was released the new live video, BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" Bluray and DVD editions. Both versions debuted at the top of the charts! See details below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.11.22.23 - BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" release day

BABYMETAL released a new live recording. "Live At Wembley" from their show at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2 of this year. The DVD/Bluray was released nationwide in Japan on November 22 and November 23, check the photos from the release day! 

 

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BABYMETAL Albums & 12 songs featured on Amazon "Prime Music" 1st Anniversary numbers

BABYMETAL as artist, "BABYMETAL" and "Metal Resistance" albums and also 12 songs of the band are featured in the 1st Anniversary numbers analysis of Amazon "Prime Music" in Japan. Check the details and more info below. 

 

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BABYMETAL messages to Metallica on "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" album release!

BABYMETAL published messages to Metallica to congratulate the "Metal Master" on releasing their new album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct". Metallica released a new album after 8 years, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal share their impressions about Metallica and the new album on Universal Music Japan's website. Read the messages translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL to release 1st Album band score book in December!

BABYMETAL announced the release of a band score book of their debut Album "BABYMETAL" set to be released on December 17! Check more details in the following post. 

 

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Mikio Fujioka talk & demostration at "Inter BEE 2016" at Makuhari Messe

Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka was invited to participate and doing some demostrations at the "Inter BEE 2016" convention, check more information below and most important videos of his performance!

 

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Metropolis Japan article on BABYMETAL as part of Heavy Metal culture in Japan

BABYMETAL is featured in an interesting report published on Metropolis Japan about the Heavy Metal culture in Japan. Comments from Marty Friedman and fans about BABYMETAL and BABYMETAL as important part of the Heavy Metal culture in Japan. Read below. 

 

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Dana Distortion talk BABYMETAL on HTBARP Magazine: "I love working with them!"

BABYMETAL World Tour Photographer Dana Distortion was interviewed on HTBARP Magazine (How To Become A Rockstar Photographer", she was asked about BABYMETAL and how she joined the project. She talks about shooting BABYMETAL at Nippon Budokan when all started, read below. 

 

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BABYMETAL footage from "Live At Wembley" to be broadcasted on Yunika Vision!

BABYMETAL songs from their new live release "Live At Wembley" will be broadcasted at Yunika Vision in Shinjuku from november 14 to November 23! Check the broadcast details and contest with interesting prizes below!

 

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BABYMETAL to release "Live At Wembley" Live CD on December 9 abroad, December 28 in Japan!

BABYMETAL announced the release of a new Live CD! "Live At Wembley" from their performance at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2, 2016 will be released as Live CD featuring 13 live songs, check the release details for Japan and abroad and also the official trailer below! 

 

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Yahoo News: BABYMETAL approached by rumors of Super Bowl appearance

BABYMETAL was featured on Yahoo News in Japan about the rumors around their possible performance at the NFL Half-Time show next year. A random tweet from AXS fired up fans, and many rumors around BABYMETAL's appearance. Yahoo News wrote a report about the chances, read a summary translated below. 

 

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Pierre Nakano on CINRA: Talk love for BABYMETAL, praises Su-Metal

Popular drummer Pierre Nakano was interviewed on CINRA to talk about the Idol Theory and his favorite Idol groups. Among them, he shares his love and dedication for BABYMETAL even from the very beginnings of Suzuka Nakamoto on Karen Girl's! Read a summary translated below. 

 

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Upcoming Kami Band members activities in November 2016

New report about the upcoming BABYMETAL Kami Band members activities for the month of November 2016. This month features Isao Fujita appearing in Italy, Mikio Fujioka hosting Seminars, Takayoshi Ohmura to host a new Guitar Seminar and performance with Miyu! Read all the details in English below. 

 

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Daoko talk BABYMETAL on "Heavy Rock burning hot from the inside" blog entry

Japanese singer and rapper Daoko talk about BABYMETAL in her new blog entry. In a segment of her diary called "Heavy Rock burning hot from the inside" she talks about "Gimme Chocolate" and the composer of the song Takeshi Ueda. Read the segment of the diary translated below. 

 

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Graduate Ayaka Miyoshi shares undisclosed episode about Yui & Moa on Sakura Gakuin

Ayaka Miyoshi in order to promote her recently released photobook called "Watashi" is doing a series of interviews with media. She held a talk at the Tokyo Keizai University during the "Hollyshock Festival". Amuse Mobile released a report of her talk, in the following post a summary with the only question related with Sakura Gakuin and BABYMETAL. Read below. 

 

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NEO Oyaide introduce BABYMETAL Kami Band Gear for Tokyo Dome "Red Night"

NEO Oyaide Electronics wrote a report from BABYMETAL's rehearsals at Tokyo Dome before the big shows to close the World Tour 2016. The report before "Legend Metal Resistance, Red Night" includes details of Kami Band members gear featuring Takayoshi Ohmura, Mikio Fujioka and BOH, read the article translated with awesome photos below.

 

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Airi Suzuki from C-ute on Tower Revo about Su-Metal: "Power comes from her eyes"

Airi Suzuki from C-ute is asked about BABYMETAL, Su-Metal and the performances at Tokyo Dome in September. She praised Su-Metal and BABYMETAL performances doing the Kitsune sign on Tower Revo interview with Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki. Summary translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL featured on The List issue 741, "Don't call me baby"

BABYMETAL was featured once again on The List Magazine from Scotland, this time in their magazine issue 741. Similar content to the one published in October in their Website. The girls are interviewed to talk about their upcoming tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Check the content of the issue and interview below. 

 

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Mikio Fujioka Guitar Seminar At Shimamura Ebina on November 12

Shimamura Ebina announced the participation of BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka in a guitar seminar to be held in Lalaport Ebina Store on November 12. Read more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL nominated for "Best New Talent" in the Revolver Magazine Music Awards 2016!

BABYMETAL has been announced as one of the nominated artists for the Revolver Music Awards 2016 (known as Revolver Golden Gods years ago). The ceremony will take place in December and you can help BABYMETAL to get this award! Read more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL announce "Live At Wembley" World Premiere!

BABYMETAL has decided a World Premiere of their new Live Video to be released in Bluray/DVD on November 23 for "Live At Wembley". Check the details below. 

 

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Kobametal on Music Complex, "BABYMETAL have reinforced their power by overcoming many obstacles"

BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal was interviewed in the new issue of PIA Music Complex Magazine Vol.07 to talk about the recent BABYMETAL performances and World Tour 2016 Final shows at Tokyo Dome. He also explains how much BABYMETAL improved, UK Tour with RHCP and the Animated Series. Interview translated below. 

 

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Yuimetal on Music Complex talk, Tokyo Dome impressions, Black BABYMETAL songs, Su & Moa, Rob Halford

Also Yui Mizuno as Yuimetal was interviewed on Music Complex Magazine Vol.07, she shared her thoughts about the preparations and impressions after the Tokyo Dome shows in September, the World Tour 2016 experience, their growth, playing Black BABYMETAL songs and the next steps for them. Interview translated below. 

 

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Su-Metal on Music Complex talk Tokyo Dome impressions, solo songs, Festivals in Japan, YuiMoa & next goals

Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-Metal" was interviewed on PIA Music Complex Magazine Vol.07. She is asked about the Tokyo Dome performances, her solo songs, playing Tales Of The Destinies, the best show of the World Tour 2016, festival performances in Japan, and the next goals. She also speaks about Yuimetal & Moametal! Diary translated in the following post. 

 

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Moametal on Music Complex talk, Tokyo Dome impressions, Festivals food, Su & Yui, BABYMETAL's future

Another part of the Music Complex Magazine coverage on BABYMETAL is their interview with Moa Kikuchi, as Moametal she speaks about Tokyo Dome, the previous moments and nervousness and her impressions after the show. Performing "Onedari Daisakusen", Food at Festivals, Suzuka & Yui and more! Interview translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on Teen Vogue: "There will always be people who will criticize you"

BABYMETAL at Tokyo Dome performances are featured on Teen Vogue including brief interview  comments by Su-Metal & Moametal. The article describes BABYMETAL's concept, reviews the Tokyo Dome shows including a last paragraph with comments from Suzuka and Moa about critics. Read more below. 

 

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Su-Metal answers personal questions on VICE Magazine!

Suzuka Nakamoto was interviewed by VICE Magazine to answer personal questions. As Su-Metal she speaks about her non-music-related talents, favorite quotes, her hero, best advice, and much more! Read the interview below! 

 

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Bassist BOH announces his schedule at the Musical Instruments Fair

Kami Band God Of Bass BOH announced his schedule with many activities at the Musical Instruments Fair as part of the Portable Audio Festival 2016 in Tokyo on November 5, check the details translated below. 

 

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Su-Metal's message to fans after BABYMETAL winning 2  MTV VMAJ Awards

MTV Japan announced at the beginning of this month the winners of the MTV VMA Japan 2016. BABYMETAL was announced winner of "Best Album Of The Year" and "Best Metal Video" (Read here). After the Party at Shinkiba Studio Coast MTV published messages from the winners including a message from Suzuka Nakamoto, read the translation below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk scary moments, horror movies, phobias & Halloween on Kerrang!

BABYMETAL was interviewed in the new issue of Kerrang Magazine in their special section about Halloween! Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal speak about scary moments, horror movies, phobias, and how scary is the FOX GOD! Check the scans and full interview transcribed below. 

 

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Megitsune's cover is featured on Ayako Ishikawa's new album "Sakura Symphony"

BABYMETAL's song from the debut album, "Megitsune", is featured in the new album by the Japanese violinist Ayako Ishikawa "Sakura Symphony" to be released in November, find more details and listen to the preview of "Megitsune" below. 

 

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X Japan's Yoshiki on TBS News i "I think BABYMETAL is doing very well"

X Japan's leader Yoshiki was interviewed by TBS News i to talk about the X Japan's movie "We Are X", Yoshiki was asked about BABYMETAL and their actual popularity of the Japanese culture around the world. Watch the segment of the interview with English subtitles below. 

 

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Suzuka Nakamoto is #4 on: Ranking of "junk" Idols that college students love

Suzuka Nakamoto is featured on Ameba News in an article about "Junk Idols", they use this play of words to create a survey between college students to know which graduated Idols they love, Su-Metal is #4! Learn how this survey works, and what students think about Suzuka Nakamoto. Ameba News article translated below. 

 

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BOH, Mikio & Yuya's band "Kari Band" to play at Musical Instruments Fair in November

BABYMETAL Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka God Of Guitar, BOH God Of Bass and Yuya Maeta God Of Drums announced a new performance to take place next month in Tokyo at the Portable Audio Festival Live in the Musical Instruments Fair! Check the details below. 

 

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Newswire interviews BABYMETAL's friend Frederic Leclercq from Dragonforce!

We had the chance to talk with DragonForce's bassist, Sinsaenum's leader, fan and also great friend of BABYMETAL, Newswire interviewed Frederic Leclercq! In order to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary online we are happy to share this great interview with all of you. We hope you like it! 日本語のインタビューは、こちらをお読みください。

 

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Newswireが、BABYMETALの友人、DRAGONFORCEのFrederic Leclerqをインタビュー

俺たちは、DRAGONFORCEのベーシストでSINSAENUMのリーダーであり、BABYMETALのファンで素晴らしい友人と話すチャンスがあり、ニュースワイヤーは、フレデリク・ルクレールをインタビューした! オンライン2周年を記念して、俺たちはこの素晴らしいインタビューをみんなと共有したい。気に入ってくれることを期待している!Interview in ENGLISH, read here.

 

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THE ONE Bonus Track of "New Heritage Of Real Heavy Metal" second edition CD!

NHORHM new cover album will be released on December 7, the album includes tracks from bands like Manowar, Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Helloween, Loudness and BABYMETAL featuring the song from the second album, "Metal Resistance", "THE ONE". Read more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL about their plans for a very special World Tour on Kerrang! Magazine

BABYMETAL was interviewed in the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine to talk about their plans for their upcoming World Tour and also speak about their UK Tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers in December. Kobametal gives some hints about their next world tour? Read more below! 

 

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BABYMETAL songs + Gimme Chocolate Remix played at GekiRock 16th Anniversary party

On October 10 took place the DJ Special Edition Party of the music and entertainment site GekiRock featuring performances of many popular DJs from Japan including BABYMETAL's producer Yuyoyuppe as DJ Tekina/Something. Some of them played BABYMETAL songs and even a remix of Gimme Chocolate! Check more details and the songs placed below! 

 

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BABYMETAL on The List: Looking forward to learn a lot from RHCP in the UK Tour

BABYMETAL was interviewed by The List from Scotland in order to promote the UK Tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers to take place in December. The girls talk about the FOX GOD, their concept and the upcoming Tour with RHCP.  Yuimetal says that they are looking forward to learn from them too. Interview below. 

 

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Newswire Anniversary Celebrations: BABYMETAL Funko Figures Set Giveaway!

October is here and is our anniversary month! We are about to celebrate our 2nd anniversary online on October 17 but we want to give you back all your love and support hosting different activities to celebrate closing with a very exclusive interview! In this second celebration event we are giving away a the full set "BABYMETAL Funko Figures", Su-Metal, Yuimetal & Moametal! Learn how to win and participate below! 

 

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BABYMETAL at Tokyo Dome live report + Gear of Kami Band featured on Young Guitar November 2016

BABYMETAL and Kami Band were featured in the new issue of Young Guitar Magazine November 2016. The new issue includes a live report of BABYMETAL's performances at Tokyo Dome plus Gear Of Kami Band for the performances at Tokyo Dome as well. Check the scans and a summary of the content below. 

 

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Worldwide Media coverage on BABYMETAL Animated Digital Series announcement

BABYMETAL announced their collaboration with Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content to release an Animated Digital Series in United States next year! Worldwide Media did a special coverage about this new featuring media sites from Japan to South America, from Music sites to Anime sites, check more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL's T-shirts art designer KAgaMI featured on MdN Magazine November 2016

BABYMETAL's T-shirts art designer KAgaMI was featured in the recent issue of MdN Magazine November 2016. Magazine where Mikiko was featured a few times as well. The feature includes a brief photo session with KAgaMI, part of her incredible portfolio including a couple of BABYMETAL t-shirt designs and finally an interview with her. Check the scans below. 

 

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Mariri Sugimoto talk Sakura Gakuin era, ASH & Suzuka Nakamoto on #LoGiRL

Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo Graduate Mariri Sugimoto was interviewed by LoGiRL. She talks about her experience on Sakura Gakuin, Actors School Hiroshima, Suzuka Nakamoto and also mentions Ooga Saki, Yunano Notsu and Rinon Isono. Read a summary translated with the questions about Suzuka and Sakura Gakuin below. 

 

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Upcoming Kami Band members activities in October 2016

New report about the upcoming BABYMETAL Kami Band members activities for the month of October 2016. This month features Yuya Maeta and Isao Fujita playing together, Mikio Fujioka hosting 2 Seminars for MI Japan and Leda on tour with Far East Dizain! Read all the details in English below. 

 

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Fans from Australia, Japan & Mexico review BABYMETAL "Red Night & Black Night" at Tokyo Dome

Four fans, Suzanne from Australia, Daniel from Mexico and Hitoshi and Kenji from Japan share their impressions, expectations, feelings and reactions from the last BABYMETAL shows of the World Tour 2016 at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20. Four fans from the one hundred ten thousand fans who gathered for the biggest BABYMETAL show to date! Read the reviews below! 

 

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Barks: BABYMETAL to adopt Westone ES60 Ear Monitors

Barks Japan announced that the three BABYMETAL members are going to adopt Westone ES60 Ear Monitors. Since Tokyo Dome performances the trio started to use the new set of Ear Monitors. Meanwhile Kami Band members are using ES50. Read more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL winner of "Best Album Of The Year" and "Best Metal Video" in the MTV VMAJ 2016!

BABYMETAL was nominated in August for the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016 thanks to their Music Video for "KARATE" and their second studio Album "Metal Resistance", MTV Japan announced today the winners, BABYMETAL won 2 awards of the 3 nominations! Read more details below. 

 

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OK Music: 5 Metal elements that made what BABYMETAL is

BABYMETAL is featured in a new OK Music article about their songs, this time OK Music goes in depth about the the Metal elements that form BABYMETAL featuring comparations with artists like Dragonforce, Iron Maiden, Lamb Of God, Dream Theater and Judas Priest! Full article translated below! 

 

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BABYMETAL at Hikawa Shrine in Saitama prayed for safety & success at Tokyo Dome

Thanks to a Tweet was confirmed that BABYMETAL visited on September 17 the Hikawa Shrina in Kawaguchi City in Saitama to ask for safety and success for their shows at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20, read more below. 

 

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Newswire Anniversary celebrations: Metal Resistance Anniversary Edition giveaway!

October is here and is our anniversary month! We are about to celebrate our 2nd anniversary online on October 17 but we want to give you back all your love and support hosting different activities to celebrate closing with a very exclusive interview! In this first celebration event we are giving away a copy of "Metal Resistance, Visit To Japan Anniversary Edition" CD/DVD! Learn how to win and participate below! 

 

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"The Rise Of BABYMETAL" feature on Ajet Connect Magazine October 2016

BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Ajet Connect Magazine issue of October 2016. The article describes the beginnings of the group, mentions Sakura Gakuin and their performances at Summer Sonic Festival in 2015 and their first time headlining the Summer Sonic 2016. Check the full article below. 

 

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Mori-Sensei on Mochikomi: BABYMETAL at Tokyo Dome & Suzuka Nakamoto, "I felt that her voice was incredible"

Mori Hayashi, better known as Mori-Sensei is teacher and tutor of Sakura Gakuin since the beginnings of the group in 2010. Was teacher of the three BABYMETAL girls, until their graduations. Suzuka's in 2013 and Yui and Moa in 2015. Mori-Sensei on his Radio Show Mochikomi talked several minutes about BABYMETAL performance at Tokyo Dome and specially about Suzuka Nakamoto, read an extended excerpt translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL teamed with Warner Bros. to release Animated Digital Series!

According to The PR Web from United States BABYMETAL teamed with Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content to release an Animated Digital Series based in the three girls adventures for the US audience through Amuse USA subsidiary. Read the Press Release below. 

 

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Kerrang's Tokyo Dome live review & interview with BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom with 4 pages about their performances at Tokyo Dome 2 Days. The feature includes reviews of "Red Night" and "Black Night" along with an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal, Moametal and Kobametal. Read a summary of the full content transcripted and scans of the great feature below! 

 

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Nikkei Business: BABYMETAL is #1 on Bid Acceptance Rates

According to a report published by Nikkei Business, BABYMETAL is #1 on Bid Acceptance Rates based on 1.650.000 auction deals survey. Following BABYMETAL there is another Amuse artst Gen Hoshino. Also Nogizaka46 is featured in this report. Read a summary translated below. 

 

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Airi Suzuki of C-ute talk BABYMETAL & Moametal at Tokyo Dome

Airi Suzuki from C-ute, attended to BABYMETAL show "Red Night" at Tokyo Dome to close their fantastic World Tour 2016. Airi wrote the following blog post after the first show "Red Night" on September 19. Read her impressions and also her reaction about Moa Kikuchi's admiration towards her! Blog translated below. 

 

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Himeka Nakamoto, Daoko & Yu-Ka praise BABYMETAL performances at Tokyo Dome

Many artists from Japan and abroad attended to Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20 to see BABYMETAL closing their awesome World Tour 2016. In the following post we feature the impressions translated of Himeka Nakamoto (Suzuka's sister) from Nogizaka46, singer and rapper Daoko and the artist and dancer Yu-Ka from Tempura Kidz. Read below! 

 

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Excite: Ichiro and BABYMETAL had co-starred a Commercial in the past!

BABYMETAL members Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi were featured on Excite Japan about their TV commercial in 2012 with the Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki who plays in the MLB of United States. The article features a summary of the commercial. We also added the commercial in case you never watched it! Enjoy! 

 

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Japanese TV Coverage on BABYMETAL "Red Night & Black Night" at Tokyo Dome

BABYMETAL is featured in many TV Shows from Japan after their incredible closing shows of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 at Tokyo Dome. Footage of "Red Night" and "Black Night" shows including professional footage of Karate, Road Of Resistance and THE ONE English Ver. Watch below! 

 

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BABYMETAL impressions about Tokyo Dome performances on Nikkan Sports newspaper

BABYMETAL was featured on Nikkan Sports Shimbun (Newspaper) in the issue September 21 about their performances at Tokyo Dome with comments about the performance and impressions from Su-Metal and Yuimetal about Tokyo Dome shows and the upcoming UK Tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers, check the release and translation below. 

 

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Oricon Style: BABYMETAL at Tokyo Dome premiere masterpiece corset  worn by 110.000 enthusiastics

Oricon Style show report from the BABYMETAL performances at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20 for "Legend Metal Resistance, Red Night & Black Night", the last shows of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016. Read the report translated below.

 

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BABYMETAL at Tokyo Dome Live Viewing at Zepp Hall nationwide on October 5!

BABYMETAL announced after their second performance at Tokyo Dome the Live Viewing of their first appearances at Zepp Hall nationwide in 5 difference places to take place on October 5, 2016. More details below.

 

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Photos: 2016.09.19-20 - BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome

BABYMETAL closing shows of their incredible BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 took places at the massive Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. The sold out shows with 55.000 ticket sold each night featured completely different setlists, different costumes and partially different Kami Band lineup. Red Night featured a "Black & Gold" costume (Show report), meanwhile Black Night featured a new "Black & Red" costume (Show report). Photos below courtesy of fans, Mikiko Mizuno, Sakura Gakuin graduates who attended to the shows Hinata Sato, Airi Matsui, Yunano Honjyo and professional photos via ExciteRockin' OnNME JapanNatalie and GekiRock. 

 

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Anime Director Yutaka Yamamoto: "I declare BABYMETAL the very forefront of contemporary art"

Famous Anime Director from Osaka Yutaka Yamamoto wrote a very interesting and deep blog about BABYMETAL's performance at Tokyo Dome. Someone like him with such experience in art praised BABYMETAL as 'the very forefront of contemporary art'. Read his blog translated below. 

 

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Corey Taylor talk seeing and meeting BABYMETAL with his son at Chicago Open Air

Hayashi International Promotion Presents interviewed Shawn Crahan and Corey Taylor from Slipknot to promote the upcoming Knotfest Shows in Japan in November. Corey Taylor mentioned when he attended to BABYMETAL's show at Chicago Open Air in July. Watch below. 

 

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Road to Tokyo Dome: Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016

BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome takes place tomorrow, reason why is the time to "push it back" and "sit down" to look back. The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 had been plenty of awesome shows but also featured a good number of shows in Japan with unforgettable moments and achievements! Check the Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016

 

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Road to Tokyo Dome: Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows

BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome is around the corner, reason why is the time to "push it back" and "sit down" to look back. The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 had been plenty of awesome shows, incredible moments, unforgettable achievements. Check our Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows overseas below. 

 

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BABYMETAL live performance featured on Rock In Japan Festival Vol.474 issue October 2016

BABYMETAL live at Rock In Japan Festival 2016 at the Grass Stage is featured on Rock In Japan Festival Vol.474 issue October 2016. The feature includes unreleased photos of the performance and a new promotional photo of the girls! Check the scans below! 

 

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BABYMETAL x ESP E-II Mini-Arrow & E-II Arrow-7 guitars collaboration announced

BABYMETAL and ESP Guitars Japan officially announced the collaboration to put on sale the E-II Arrow 7 Guitars which Kami Band use to play since last year! Find more details and where to get it below. 

 

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Perfume interviewed on Fuse: "We are happy for BABYMETAL"

J-Pop stars and "big sisters" of BABYMETAL just finished their US Tour. Perfume was interviewed by Fuse TV to talk about their successful "Cosmic Explorer Tour", J-Pop and also about BABYMETAL. Read what the girls said about their little girls on Fuse! 

 

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BABYMETAL "Visit To Japan" Anniversary Edition debuts Top5 on Oricon Albums Chart!

BABYMETAL "Visit To Japan" released to promote and celebrate the performances at Tokyo Dome 2 Days on September 19 and September 20 debuted Top 5 on Oricon Style Albums Charts on September 13! Read more details below. 

 

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BOH collaborates with amiinA debut Album "Avalon"

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH was announced as part of the team who worked for J-Pop group "amiinA" set to release their debut album on October 26! Read more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL to release "Live at Wembley Arena" DVD/Bluray on November 23!

BABYMETAL announced the release of "Live at Wembley Arena" DVD/Bluray and THE ONE Limited Edition Bluray on November 23, 2016. Pre-Orders start on September 14! Find more details below. 

 

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Photos: BABYMETAL & Metal Resistance "Visit To Japan" release date

BABYMETAL released nationwide in Japan the debut Album BABYMETAL and the second studio Album Metal Resistance "Visit To Japan" CD/DVD anniversary editions with great success. In the following report an album of photos and interesting tweets about the release date! 

 

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Scott & Rivers talk BABYMETAL on Billboard & Real Sound: "Interesting and scary!"

The J-Pop and J-Rock group from Japan "Scott & Rivers" featuring Rivers Cuomo from Weezer and Scott Murphy from Allister were interviewed by Billboard Japan and Real Sound Japan to promote the new group. In both interviews they mentioned BABYMETAL, specially Rivers who wants to collaborate with them. Read a summary translated below. 

 

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AFP News: BABYMETAL change the world with challenging Kawaii Metal

BABYMETAL was featured on AFP News with a special coverage and interview with Kobametal, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal from their show at Zepp Tokyo for "The White Mass" performance. Interesting article and interview about their past, present and the future. Article translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL albums now available on AWA Music streaming services

Both BABYMETAL albums are now available for streaming on AWA Music streaming services from Japan. The debut album "BABYMETAL" and "Metal Resistance" had been added to the app on September 8. Read more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL joins "TenbaiNO", artists & events statement to prevent high resale of concerts tickets

Through Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Natalie.mu was announced a second set of artists and events who joined "TenbaiNO", the statement to prevent the high number of concerts tickets resales and the expensive prices. BABYMETAL joined in the second set of artists. Read more about the project in the following post.

 

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Hideki, LEDA, IKUO & Akino with bless4 collaboration for Anime "Shuumatsu No Izeta"

Three BABYMETAL Kami Band members Hideki Aoyama, Leda and former God Of Bass IKUO collaborated with Akino with bless4 for the Anime "Shuumatsu No Izeta". The collaboration includes a Music Video, learn more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL performances with Rob Halford, Fuji Rock + Rising Sun Rock featured on Hedoban Spinoff #7

BABYMETAL is featured in the Hedoban Magazine Spinoff #7 with live reports from the US Tour in July, Fuji Rock Festival, Rising Sun Rock Festival in August and special feature about the performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards, check the content below. 

 

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BABYMETAL about memorable tour moments on The Grammys

A new segment of the interview with BABYMETAL had been released today by The Grammys. In this part, Moametal explains one of the memorable tour moments for BABYMETAL this year. The US Tour in May and July. Watch the segment of the interview below. 

 

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Su-Metal talk BABYMETAL's 30th Birthday in the celebration of 30 years of Metal Hammer

Metal Hammer Magazine from United Kingdom is celebrating the 30th Anniversary. As part of the celebrations they are releasing interviews with bands you love. In this segment they stopped to talk with Su-Metal to represent BABYMETAL. Suzuka talks about Metal Music, Sonisphere, Wembley, her ultimate aim and BABYMETAL celebrating 30 years! Interview below.

 

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Su-Metal on UK & AIM Awards: "The UK for us has always felt like our second home"

Su-Metal was interviewed by British media to share her thoughts about winning the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016 for "Best Live Act" and performing in United Kingdom. Many media sites like Rock Sound published the message from Suzuka. Read what she said about winning the award on September 6. 

 

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BABYMETAL winner of "Best Live Act" in the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016

BABYMETAL had been selected as winner of "Best Live Act" award in the AIM Intedependent Music Awards 2016 in London! BABYMETAL was nominated in August and thanks to the votes of the audience on Songkick the band won the award. Below a summary of the activities and features during the ceremony. 

 

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BABYMETAL "KARATE" and the Album "Metal Resistance" nominated for the MTV VMAJ 2016!

BABYMETAL announced that their Music Video for "KARATE" and their second studio Album "Metal Resistance" are nominated in the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016! Check more details and how to vote below! 

 

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BABYMETAL cover & feature on FAKKER! Magazine No.9 from Czech Republic

BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of the Czech magazine FAKKER!. In this issue FAKKER! published a "Japan Style" Special including BABYMETAL titled "Resistance Is Futile". Check more details below. 

 

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FAKKER! Japan Style Special on BABYMETAL: Cute Metal rolling through the world

As published earlier (Check details here), FAKKER! Magazine from Czech Republic released a "Japan Style Special" with their new issue #9 September 2016. The Japan Style Special features in depth information about Japanese Culture and Music with BABYMETAL as center of the attention. Read below the full article translated! 

 

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Japanese Media coverage on Red Hot Chili Peppers & BABYMETAL UK Tour in December

After Red Hot Chili Peppers and BABYMETAL the UK Tour many sites around the world started to publish information about the Tour and Ticket sales. Japanese Media from Billboard to Gekirock and many others posted details about the second tour for BABYMETAL supporting an artist outside Japan, see more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL at Rising Sun Rock Festival featured on NHK World Newsline

BABYMETAL performing "Catch Me If You Can" was featured on NHK World Newsline in their special segment "Beating The Heat" about Music and Marketing in Summer. Watch the brief feature with footage of BABYMETAL at the Festival. 

 

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RHCP's Flea on BABYMETAL: "They’re banging, the band is really great, they’re awesome"

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was interviewed by Radio X FM from United Kingdom to talk about their upcoming UK Tour with BABYMETAL in December. He praised BABYMETAL's style and why they decided to invite the band, read an excerpt of the interview below. 

 

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Marty Friedman on BABYMETAL singing in Japanese on Tokyo Newspaper

BABYMETAL has been mentioned by Marty Friedman once again in an interview. This time Marty was interviewed by Tokyo Shimbun (Tokyo Newspaper) to talk about J-Pop. He praised the Japanese lyrics and mentioned how BABYMETAL fans are learning Japanese thanks to the inspiration of the lyrics. Read an excerpt of the interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL to support Red Hot Chili Peppers UK Tour in December!

Red Hot Chili Peppers announced today that BABYMETAL will be their support band during their UK Tour in December. BABYMETAL will be playing in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester from December 5 to December 18! See more details below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.08.24-25 - BABYMETAL "The White Mass" at Zepp Nagoya

BABYMETAL played at Zepp Nagoya in Nagoya, Moa Kikuchi's homeland the last two shows of "The White Mass" Tour on August 24  (Show report) and on August 25 (Show report). The last two shows where the return of BABYMETAL to Zepp Nagoya after one year. Below Official Photos, and Pre/Post Show photos by fans featuring: Yakimi, Maruyama, Moge, Mahoroba, Riccha, Ou-MetalHiromin and many others. 

 

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Suzuka's sister Himeka interview on Street Jack: "Nakamoto 3 sisters story"

Suzuka Nakamoto's sister Himeka Nakamoto member of Nogizaka46 was interviewed by Street Jack Magazine in the "Hello Me" section to talk about her family in an interview called "Nakamoto 3 sisters story" featuring beautiful photo montage of her as baby with herself nowadays. Beautiful feature for Nakamoto's family. Interview translated below. 

 

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Mikio Fujioka Special Guitar Seminar at MI Japan Osaka on August 27

Musicians Institute of Japan in Osaka announced a new Special Guitar Seminar featured a Kami Band member, on Saturday August 27 Mikio Fujioka will be hosting a new guitar seminar, read more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL at Fuji Rock is featured on Music Complex Vol.05

BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of Music Complex Magazine Vol.05, the new feature includes photos and information about the BABYMETAL performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24, check the scans below! 

 

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BABYMETAL #2 most Tweet artist during Rock In Japan Festival 2016 Day 1

Billboard Japan released a list of the most Tweet artists during their performances at the Rock In Japan Festival 2016 Day 1. BABYMETAL played on August 6 (Show report). Read more about Billboard's article below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk Wembley, Fuji Rock, Tokyo Dome and music travels

BABYMETAL was interviewed in the latest issue of Music Complex Magazine to talk about their past experience at Wembley Arena, their show debut at Fuji Rock Festival and the reception from the audience, the upcoming shows at Tokyo Dome and more! Read the interview translated below. 

 

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Natalie article features Mikiko on "Tokyo Show" for Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony

The entertainment site Natalie.mu published an article featuring the people involved in the amazing "Tokyo Show" performance at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Brazil. Part of the production team is from the Japanese group Perfume including BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Perfume choreographer Mikiko Mizuno. Read more below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.08.21 - BABYMETAL at Summer Sonic Osaka 2016

BABYMETAL played for 5th Consecutive time at Summer Sonic Festival. This time Summer Sonic Osaka only but they headlined for first time one of the main stages, the Sonic Stage. Takayoshi Ohmura the God Of Guitar was busy with Marty Friedman at the Forest Stage, Leda took his place even when he played earlier with Acid Black Cherry at Sonic Stage. BABYMETAL played in front of 7000 people closing the event in Osaka (Show report). Band Photos, Pre-Show by fans featuring Kashimo, Shu, Akinot and Papimetal and Official Photos of the show by Summer Sonic below! 

 

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Natalie: BABYMETAL debuts song at domestic "White Mass" as fans gather in coprse paint

Entertainment site Natalie.mu published a live report including photos of the BABYMETAL performance of "The White Mass" at Zepp Tokyo. The Day 2 at Zepp Tokyo featured the debut in Japan of Yuimetal and Moametal song "Sis.Anger". Read the report translated and check the photos of the show below. 

 

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HMV News live report & photos: BABYMETAL at Rock In Japan Festival 2016

HMV News live report from the epic BABYMETAL performance at Rock In Japan Festival 2016 in Ibaraki, Japan on August 6 in front of more than 50.000 people (Show report). Aside BABYMETAL was one of the Festival openers they carried out a great show for all their fans out there. Read the live report translated and official photos below! 

 

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Mariri Sugimoto talk Suzuka, BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin in Q&A on Twitter

Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo Graduate Mariri Sugimoto answered questions on Twitter on August 19 to promote her appearance on Love Berry. Read below a summary translated of the questions and her answers related with Sakura Gakuin and BABYMETAL

 

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BABYMETAL announce media appearences in September

BABYMETAL announced Media appearances on MTV and M-ON Music to promote their shows at Tokyo Dome in September to close the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016. Read more below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.08.17-18 - BABYMETAL "The White Mass" at Zepp Tokyo

BABYMETAL "The White Mass" Tour dates number 3 and number 4 took place at Zepp Tokyo. BABYMETAL played at Zepp Tokyo after 3 years! In addition in the Day 2 "Akatsuki" was played after 8 months (Day 1 Show report, Day 2 Show report). Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Pre and Post show photos by fans featuring Kotaro, Rocometal, Papimetal, Wednesdayxxx, JDC-Metal, Mamma and official photos of the show by Taku Fujii

 

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BABYMETAL & Rob Halford interviewed on Alternative Press, "Dream come true"

Rob Halford and BABYMETAL interviewed by Alternative Press, the girls and Rob stopped at the PRS Backstage Lounge to share their impressions about their performance and talk about the process of making the live collaboration. Watch the interview below. 

 

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Herman Li on collaborating with BABYMETAL: "BABYMETAL experience was great"

The National Student had the chance to talk with DragonForce lead guitarist Herman Li. Herman was asked about the collaborations and artists Dragonforce worked with, BABYMETAL was mentioned in a couple of paragraphs, check what Herman Li has to say. 

 

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BABYMETAL speaks with The Grammys on performing with Rob Halford

The Grammys published their interview with BABYMETAL at the backstage of the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio where BABYMETAL was nominated for "Best International Band" and also performed with Rob Halford of Judas Priest. Watch the brief interview below. 

 

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Herman Li on BABYMETAL: " I loved the song we did with them"

DragonForce guitarist Herman Li who collaborated with BABYMETAL along with Sam Totman for "Road Of Resistance" was interviewed by Distored Sound Magazine. He was asked about the collaboration with BABYMETAL, read what Herman said about "ROR". 

 

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BABYMETAL featured on El Universal: "Japan. Pop & Rock from the other side of the world"

A very interesting article has been published by El Universal from Mexico about the Japanese music and Japanese artists getting recognition and popularity in Mexico. Starting very slow back in 2006 until their most active year in 2015 with BABYMETAL at Circo Volador. Very complete article with many details about the Japanese scene in Mexico with examples featuring BABYMETAL. Read the full translation below. 

 

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ISAO & Mikio appear on "Don't You Tell Me Not To Play Guitar" MV

BABYMETAL Kami Band Gods Of Guitar Isao Fujita and Mikio Fujioka are featured on "The Epic Guitar Solo Challenge". They appear in the anthem to promote the guitar practive with the Music Video "Don't You Tell Me Not To Play Guitar" to support The EJ Witten Foundation for prostate cancer. Learn more below and watch the awesome MV! 

 

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Photos: 2016.08.12 - BABYMETAL at Rising Sun Rock Festival 2016

BABYMETAL played its third show of the Festival Tour in Japan, after Fuji Rock in July and Rock In Japan on August 6 BABYMETAL visited Hokkaido to play at the Rising Sun Rock Festival at Sun Stage before One OK Rock (Show report). Photos from BABYMETAL, Rising Sun, and Pre-show and Show photos by fans featuring, Suteguma, Papimetal, Mashuu,  Yuhi Rocket, Hamanuna. Check the official photos by Rising Sun Rock Festival and captures from Space Shower TV broadcast below. 

 

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Yuyoyuppe on working with BABYMETAL & his album KAWA-EDM, "BABYMETAL chan is special"

Yuyoyuppe who released recently his debut album as DJ Tekina / Something called "KAWA-EDM" was interviewed by Natalie.mu to talk about his album, activities and BABYMETAL. In the following post an excerpt of the questions and comments about BABYMETAL his remix of "Head Bangya" and the 36 demos of "Megitsune". Read the translation below. 

 

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ESP Entertainment report of Fujioka & Ohmura Guitar Seminar at MI Japan Osaka

ESP Entertainmente wrote an article about Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka and Takayoshi Ohmura Guitar Seminar held at MI Japan Osaka. Their article also includes a bunch of photos of the event. Read the article translated below! 

 

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Photos: 2016.08.08-09, BABYMETAL "The White Mass" at Namba Hatch, Osaka 2Days

BABYMETAL played for first time at Namba Hatch for "Apocrypha, The White Mass" shows Day 1 on August 8 (Show report) and Day 1 on August 9 (Show report). Day 1 featured the live debut of Syncopation, while Day 2 feature the return of many songs and the return of LEDA as God Of Guitar! Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Kami Band and Pre/Post show photos by many fans featuring: Shiro Saki, Atsumetal, Eee-Metal, Keisan, Maruchian, LG21, and Harutchi.

 

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Photos: 2016.08.06 - BABYMETAL at Rock In Japan Festival 2016

BABYMETAL returned to Rock In Japan Festival after 3 years, their first performance was in 2013 (Show report). In 2016 BABYMETAL played 8 songs setlist at the Grass Stage in front of 50.000 people in the audience (Show report)! Check below Pre-Show photos, Official photos of the girls, Show photos from fans featuring Ikura Onigiri and Show photos by Mayu, HMV News and Rockin' On

 

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BABYMETAL example of how "Heavy Metal is growing everywhere"

Wilmington News Journal article about how Heavy Metal music is growing around the world use BABYMETAL performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio as example of how the Heavy Metal music is expanding and reaching new levels. Extensive but interesting article, read below. 

 

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33Man: The charm of the raw sound! Cute Idols together with live band performances

BABYMETAL and their amazing Kami Band were featured on 33Man about Idols performing with live bands, since turned out very common in Japan that Idols started perform with back tracks, 33Man features Idols with amazing live bands. Read the article translated and what the say about Kami Band

 

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BABYMETAL nominated for "Best Live Act" in the AIM Independent Music Awards

AIM Independent Music Awards 2016 revealed the full list of nominees after a careful deliberation by their panel, along with 15.000 public votes, BABYMETAL has been nominated for "Best Live Act"!. Check more details below! 

 

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"BABYMETAL" & "Metal Resistance" Visit To Japan Limited Editions on September 14!

BABYMETAL announced the re-release of the Limited Edition of the self-titled album and the re-release of "Metal Resistance" Limited Edition album to celebrate Tokyo Dome's performance! Read more below. 

 

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Marty Friedman on collaborate with BABYMETAL: "I would not be surprised at all"

BABYMETAL's biggest supporter, and the first from Metal scene, Marty Friedman was interviewed on Billboard to promote the premiere of his new Single "Meathook" in collaboration with Jorgen Munkeby. Friedman was asked about collaborations and BABYMETAL came on topic, read what Marty said below. 

 

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All BABYMETAL has done is to enter the treehouse, remove the "No Girls Trespassing" sign

Canino Magazine from Spain wrote an extensive article about BABYMETAL self-title album winning the Metal Hammer's Best Album Of The 21st Century. The article explains why BABYMETAL is hated by "true metalheads" and why the negative reaction of so many metal fans after the announcement. We thought that the article deserved to be translated, we hope you like it! 

 

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BABYMETAL featured on teen magazine "HEJ!" from Serbia!

BABYMETAL was featured in mainstream media from Serbia on "HEJ!" Magazine released today (August 1, 2016). The article features information about the members, their success on Youtube, 6 Facts about the band featuring Kami Band! Check the content of the magazine trascribed and translated below! 

 

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"BABYMETAL Historia", Exclusive interview in London, England

BABYMETAL was interviewed by WOWOW in London, England a day before their biggest show outside Japan ever, at the Wembley Arena in London. The girls talk about their history, past events and performances in United Kingdom before their show at Wembley. Watch the full interview with English Subtitles below! 

 

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Actor Yuuzou Kayama praise BABYMETAL on TBS Sawako No Asa

Daily Japan in the Gossip section features Yuuzou Kayama comments on TBS TV Show "Sawako No Asa" (Sawako's Morning), Yuuzou speaks about BABYMETAL and his favorite song of the group "Gimme Chocolate". It's the song that resonates in his heart at the moment, read more below. 

 

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Toyo Keizai: Common “BABYMETAL Theories” Are Misconceptions

The book and magazine publisher specializing in politics, economics and business, based in Tokyo "Toyo Keizai" wrote a very interesting article about "BABYMETAL Theories" and misconceptions. The article includes a talk between 3 BABYMETAL fans. Check the article translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL Stylist Megumi Date featured on SO-EN September 2016

BABYMETAL Stylist Megumi Date is featured in the new issue of SO-EN Magazine September 2016 released on July 28, 2016. The issue also feature different artists and Stylists talking about their work, check more details below.

 

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Photos: 2016.07.24 - BABYMETAL at Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan

BABYMETAL played for first time at the Fuji Rock Festival. The 2016 edition of the Festival celebrated the 20th Anniversary. BABYMETAL played at the White Stage in front of 15.000 people (Show report). Earlier Kami Band Takyoshi Ohmura performed with dCprG. Below Pre-Show and Show photos by fans featuring Nekoryuji, Mayu and Bamboo. Official photos by QeticBlare Magazine and Billboard Japan

 

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BABYMETAL at The Wiltern + Interview with Su-Metal featured on Kerrang Magazine

Kerrang Magazine's new issue released today features BABYMETAL in their Live Reviews segment. Kerrang reviews BABYMETAL at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on July 15 (Show report) plus a 3 questions interview with Su-Metal about the World Tour 2016, the experience in Los Angeles and Download Festival. Check the scans and transcription below. 

 

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Tales Of The Destinies is #3 on OK Music "5 'Extreme' songs leading the summer"

It's summer in Japan, and it's time for BABYMETAL's Japan Tour playing in the Big 4 Festivals of the Summer plus The White Mass performances before the big events at Tokyo Dome. OK Music wrote an article about the 5 'extreme' songs leading this summer 2016, "Tales Of The Destinies" from "Metal Resistance" is #3. Read the article translated below. 

 

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Worldwide Media talk BABYMETAL performance with Rob Halford at the APMAS 2016

Report of the Worldwide Media coverage about the BABYMETAL performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards 2016 in Columbus, Ohio on July 18. The report features all the Media sites found by our team after the performance. This is probably the biggest media coverage featuring BABYMETAL so far. Check the report below. 

 

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Hinata Sato talk BABYMETAL on "Hinatomo" activity on Twitter

Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo Graduate Hinata Sato held another "Hinatomo" (Hina-Friends) on Saturday July 23, some fans asked her about BABYMETAL. Read what Hinata said about the girls and her favorite BABYMETAL song below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk fanbase, nervous for Tokyo Dome, NXT Takeover on Huffington Post

BABYMETAL was interviewed at Chicago Open Air by Kelly Frazier of Huffington Post to talk about their fanbase and being a role moder for younger fans, thier nervousness for Tokyo Dome's performances, "KARATE" as WWE NXT Takeover them song and more. Read the interview below. 

 

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And More Fes: BABYMETAL popularity numbers don't stop

And More Fes wrote a very interesting report to promote the upcoming BABYMETAL show at Summer Sonic Osaka featuring facts of BABYMETAL's popularity in Japan and outside Japan including their debut at Summer Sonic in 2012, their show at Nippon Budokan, Sonisphere Festival, Gimme Chocolate on Youtube, Inazuma Rock Festival in 2013, Chicago Open Air and more. Read the article translated below. 

 

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"Metal Resistance" in the Primary Nomination for 9th CD Shop Awards!

CD Shop announced the Primary Nominatos for the 9th CD Shop Awards 2017. BABYMETAL's second Album "Metal Resistance" was nominated along with many other great Japanese albums released this year. As always all the nominations comes from All Japan CD Shop clerks, see details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk nervousness, Rob Halford and playing guitar on Alt. Press JP

Alternative Press Japan caught BABYMETAL after their performance with Rob Halford at the AP Music Awards 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. The girls shared more impressions about their performance with Metal God, nervousness, enjoyment, but also great memories and Moa excited to play guitar! Read the article and comments translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk impressions of performing with Rob Halford, MTV Japan

BABYMETAL was interviewed by MTV Japan to talk about their performance with Rob Halford of Judas Priest at the Alternative Press Music Awards held in Ohio, United States on July 18. The girls emphasized that was like a dream. Read the article below! 

 

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Mikio x Takayoshi Special Guitar Seminar at MI Japan Osaka on August 10!

Musicians Institute of Japan in Osaka announced a Special Guitar Seminar to be hosted by Kami Band God Of Guitars Mikio Fujioka and Takayoshi Ohmura to take place at the Instituted on August 10! Check more details below. 

 

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Su-Metal & Rob Halford speak about the performance together at APMAS on Rolling Stone

BABYMETAL vocalist Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" and Judas Priest's leader Rob Halford stopped to talk with Rolling Stone to share their impressions about the performance together at the Alternative Press Awards 2016 in Columbus, United States. Read what they have to say about the experience below. 

 

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Report & Photos: BABYMETAL at Alternative Press Music Awards 2016

BABYMETAL attended to the Alternative Press Music Awards 2016 at  The Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio in United States. The group was nominated for "Best International Band" and set to perform with Rob Halford from Judas Priest. Check more details, the performance and many photos below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk World Tour adventures, Yui miss cherry blossom season

BABYMETAL interviewed on I-D to talk about their World Tour adventures, Yui miss cherry blossoms season, advices from Lady Gaga and headlining Wembley Arena in London, England. Interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL interviewed at APMAS Red Carpet by Ash Costello

BABYMETAL was interviewed at Alternative Press Music Awards Red Carpet in the official broadcast via Amazon by BABYMETAL's friend Ash Costello of the band New Years Day and Keith Buckley. Very short and sweet interview. Watch below. 

 

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Hard rock life: The Japan Times article & interview with BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL was featured on The Japan Times with an article dedicated to their upcoming performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24. Also Japan Times quotes some lines of their interview with BABYMETAL about Fuji Rock, and World Tour experiences. Read the article below! 

 

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Photos: 2016.07.17 - BABYMETAL at Chicago Open Air Festival

BABYMETAL closed their World Tour 2016 in United States at the Toyota Park in Chicago, Illinois for the Chicago Open Air Festival first edition. BABYMETAL played at the Second Stage (Show report). Band photos at backstage, pre-show photos and Show photos by fans featuring: Kevin T. MillerNeeknac, Souks, Andres, Uemametal and Smily Dog Metal. Also professional photos by MetalWani, available below 

 

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Photos: 2016.07.15 - BABYMETAL at The Wiltern, Los Angeles

BABYMETAL played its last headline show of the World Tour 2016 outside Japan at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Was their second show in the city (Show report). The girls also met artists like SHoTA or After Romeo, and popular Youtubers The Fine Bros! Check Pre-Show and Show photos by fans featuring Donovan McNerd, Jakemetal, Keisan, Louis Appleby, Makometal, Pirate Panda, Tipo120 and Xacto-Metal. Official Photos by LA Weekly. 

 

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BABYMETAL at Tokyo Dome limited sale goods for THE ONE members start!

BABYMETAL announced details, art and started pre-order of Tokyo Dome goods for THE ONE Members only. The massive announcement features many T-shirts and several diverse items available for pre-order find details in English below. 

 

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BABYMETAL featured on "Weekend Datebook" of San Francisco Chronicles print edition

BABYMETAL was featured in San Francisco Chronicles newspaper in the section "Weekend Datebook" to promote BABYMETAL's performance at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Check the article and a picture of the print edition below. 

 

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BABYMETAL is #92 on Metal Hammer's "Greatest Albums Of The 21st Century"

BABYMETAL's debut album was listed #92 on Metal Hammer's "Greatest Albums Of The 21st Century" of the new issue 286 featuring former drummer of Slipknot Joey Jordison in the cover. Check what Metal Hammer says about BABYMETAL's album below! 

 

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Photos: 2016.07.14 - BABYMETAL at Regency Ballroom, San Francisco

BABYMETAL played its first show even in Metallica's land San Francisco at sold out Regency Ballroom. The show featured the return of Yava! after a few months (Show report). Below Pre-Show photos and Show photos by fans featuring: Miyake Masato, Itchiemetal, Jartai, Takeshikun, Tipo120, Akillermetal, Keisan, Krash, Makometal and Satoshi Komiyama .

 

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BABYMETAL featured on Vice talk FOX GOD, Su-Metal sings acapella!

BABYMETAL was featured on Vice in their series of programs "Noisey And Friends". The girls were interviewed to talk about their beginnings, who is the FOX GOD and their dresses. The interview published is the main part of the interview released only for USA via Go99 App. Read more below. 

 

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Extreme Metal band "Hybrid Nightmare" on why they support BABYMETAL's concept

Blackened Extreme Metal band from Melbourne, Australia "Hybrid Nightmare" wrote an article on their Website called "Let's talk BABYMETAL". Their article states details why they decided to support BABYMETAL and an interesting talk with a metalhead against them. Read below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.07.12 - BABYMETAL at ShowBox Sodo, Seattle

BABYMETAL played its first show of the US Tour West Coast, second part of the US Tour which started in May, 2016. BABYMETAL played for first time in Seattle (Show report). Pre-show and Show photos by fans: Akityo-metal, Itchie-Metal, Santalala and Shawn Chia

 

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BABYMETAL featured on Japanese Text Book "Info.box for Elementary English learners"

BABYMETAL is featured in 2016 Fiscal year on Japanese Text Book "Info.box for Elementary English learners" of Emille Publishing! The feature includes a description in English of BABYMETAL's success in 2016. Read more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk US Tour, The Late Show, Metal scene, feminine perspective

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Entertainmente Weekly before the start of the second part of the World Tour 2016 in United States' West Coast. The girls talk about the experience at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and how the exposure helped to sold out tickets in USA, Metal scene support, the feminine perspective of their music and more! Read more below. 

 

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Su-Metal talk Japanese culture influence abroad on Alt. Press Magazine

BABYMETAL was featured and Su-Metal interviewed in the August issue of Alternative Press Magazine to commemorate the Alternative Press Music Awards 2016 to take place in United States on July 18. BABYMETAL is nominated as "Best International Band", Su-Metal speaks about the influence of Japanese culture, read below. 

 

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Metal Resistance #2 on "Tower Records" Albums Chart & #8 on "Mora"Downloads Chart

BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" is featured in two new Half Year rankings, Tower Records announced their "First Six Months of Japanese Music" while "Mora" announced the Half Year Download Ranking! Check the details below. 

 

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Loudness talk BABYMETAL: "They're cute, and the production is just amazing"

Very popular Japanese Metal band Loudness was interviewe on Natalie to promote their just released new album "Samsara Flight", a commemorative album to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the band. In the page 3 of the interview there were asked about BABYMETAL, read what they said translated below. 

 

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Yuya Maeta interviewed in Accordo "Between Marty Friedman & BABYMETAL"

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Drums Yuya Maeta was interviewed by Accordo from Italy to talk about his current activities including his role as God Of Drums in BABYMETAL as backup of Hideki Aoyama. He talks about the process of their rehearsals, learning the songs and playing with BABYMETAL. Interesting interview translated below. 

 

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Nakamoto sisters 433.000 copies sold between Nogizaka46 & BABYMETAL new albums!

Through Billboard Japan SoundScan Japan announced the details of the amount of sales and trends in Japan during the first 6 months of the Year 2016, BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" is featured #9 in the Albums Chart, read more below. 

 

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Report: Takayoshi Ohmura ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour

BABYMETAL Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura visited Singapore on July 2 and Thailand on July 4 as part of the ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour. His seminar featuring live performances of his own songs and also BABYMETAL songs! Find more details about ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour including Photos and Videos!  

 

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T-Site: Selection of 10 songs to introduce BABYMETAL

Tsutaya's Site did promotional post about BABYMETAL with a selection of 10 songs to introduce BABYMETAL to your friends. They recommend songs from "BABYMETAL", "Metal Resistance" and also from "Live At Budokan". Read the article translated and tell us which songs did you use to recommend BABYMETAL to your friends! 

 

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Mikio Fujioka interviewed on Barks talk Kami Band abroad and Kari Band activities!

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka was interviewed by Barks Japan to talk about his experience abroad playing as Kami Band member and also about the project called Kari Band with BOH and Yuya Maeta. Read the full interview translated below! 

 

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Herman Li on Metal Wani: "BABYMETAL unite people that don't listen Rock and Metal into Metal"

Herman Li from Dragonforce who collaborated with BABYMETAL on "Road Of Resistance", opening track of "Metal Resistance" was interviewed on Metal Wani to promote their upcoming Tour Dates and the recently released "Best Of" album "Killer Elite". He once again talked about BABYMETAL, read a summary and listen the full interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on "Kawaii" meaning, Kami Band, "Metal Resistance" on Revolt TV

Revolt TV finally released its interview with BABYMETAL before the start of the World Tour in United States weeks ago! In this very interesting interview the girls explain what is the meaning of "Kawaii" on BABYMETAL but also in Japan, watch the full interview below. 

 

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Su-Metal on Big Issue North: "The Japanese language is very important to us"

BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Big Issue North from United Kingdom with an article from the Download Festival in Donington Park. Su-Metal was interviewed at the backstage, she talked about the experience at Download 2016, Rob Zombie's support, the upcoming performance with Rob Halford, THE ONE, and singing in Japanese. Very interesting article and interview transcripted below. 

 

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BABYMETAL featured & interview on The Japan Times print edition July 18 issue

BABYMETAL was featured and interviewed on The Japan Times to promote their performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24 (Sunday). the feature includes a small appearance in the first page of the newspaper an a page including an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal, check more details below. 

 

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BOH, Mikio & Yuya at first "Kari Band" Photoshoot!

Kami Band members BOH, Mikio Fujioka and Yuya Maeta published a few photos from their Photoshoot for their parallel project called "Kari Band". They are working in their debut album to be released later this year! Check the first photos from the session below! 

 

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Su-Metal is #13 on Kerrang's "50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today" !!

BABYMETAL's success, talent and efforts of the whole group and specially Suzuka Nakamoto as lead vocalist made her become one of the 50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today according to the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine, read more details below! 

 

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Takayoshi Ohmura ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour Details!

BABYMETAL Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura will be visiting Singapore and Thailand in July as part of the ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour before the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 hit United States for second time this year! Find more details about ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour below! 

 

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JCC News: BABYMETAL piling up discipline from a very young age

JCC News from Japan article about BABYMETAL's discipline and Amuse training frame dedicated to Japanese teens and childrens to find in them their talent to become tomorrow's Idols. JCC summary of BABYMETAL members career before BABYMETAL and comparation with the process of Idols in Japan. Very interesting article translated below. 

 

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Bury Tomorrow about BABYMETAL: "That's the BABYMETAL FOX mate, I'm ready to go"

Another band shares their support to BABYMETAL, the five piece British melodic metalcore band Bury Tomorrow interviewed at Download Festival, bassist Davyd Winter-Bates confirms that he loves BABYMETAL, watch the segment of the interview below! 

 

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BABYMETAL talk their concept & Tokyo Dome on starRo in Tokyo

BABYMETAL was featured on Apple Music's Beats 1 program staRo in Tokyo including a brief interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal to introduce the concept of the group and promote their show at Tokyo Dome in September, listen the segment below. 

 

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Korn's Ray Luzier talk BABYMETAL "I get it, they are awesome"

Ray Luzier from Korns joins the long list of Rock and Metal artists supporting BABYMETAL. Ray Luzier in interview at Download Festival shared his experience watching BABYMETAL, watch the segment of the interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk the FOX Sign at Download  Festival 2016

BABYMETAL was interviewed by SKY Arts from United Kingdom before the broadcast of their song KARATE live at Download Festival, the girls talk about their previous performance at Download, playing this year and the FOX Sign, watch the performance and interview below! 

 

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Metal Resitance sold nearly 200.000 copies in 3 months in Japan

BABYMETAL new album "Metal Resistance" released on April 1, 2016 is ranked #9 in the half year sales ranking of Oricon Style. Check the Top10 list featuring also the number of copies sold and more details in the following post. 

 

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BABYMETAL announces upcoming Media appearances in June

BABYMETAL announced upcoming Media appearances to promote the rest of the World Tour 2016. Will be featured on starRo in Tokyo of Beats 1 of Apple Music. Check the details and where to find the appearances below. 

 

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BABYMETAL documentary + interview on KIKA Live from Germany

BABYMETAL was featured in German TV when the band visited Germany on June 7 and June 8. KIKA TV attended to BABYMETAL's World Tour 2016 show at LongHorn in Stuttgart on June 8 (Show report). KIKA TV made a documentary about BABYMETAL and interviewed BABYMETAL at the backstage of LongHorn, watch below.

 

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Kerrang Awards presenter apologises to BABYMETAL in the new Kerrang Magazine issue

BABYMETAL was featured for second consecutive week on Kerrang Magazine, this time Kerrang published new content from the Kerrang Awards 2016 where BABYMETAL won "Best Live Band" Award, also features an apologise from ceremony's presenter Benji Webbe from the band Skindred, check the scans below. 

 

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TECHinsight: Blessings from all over the world for Yuimetal's birthday

TECHinsight wrote an article dedicated to Yui Mizuno "Yuimetal"17th birthday. TECHinsight did a summary of her career and a summary of fans comments on social networks about her and her growth. Article translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL featured on Electra Magazine: "Rock out Kawaii style"

BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of Electra Magazine June 2016 with 2 pages dedicated to their concept and growing success around the world. Check the content published on Electra Magazine below. 

 

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Hitomi Nishiyama plays BABYMETAL "THE ONE" Jazz Piano version on NHK FM

Hitomi Nishiyama of "NHORHM" performed "THE ONE" from BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" in Jazz Piano version featuring her whole band on NHK FM "Sessions 2016", please take a few minutes to listen below. 

 

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Aiko's diary celebrating Yui Mizuno's birthday: "Happy Tomato Day!"

Aiko Yamaide's new diary dedicated to Yui Mizuno's birthday featuring many tomatoes and a t-shirt of Ariana Grande!

Read the full diary translated below. 

 

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Star Radio Rock interviews BABYMETAL at Kerrang Awards 2016

Star Radio Rock Show from United Kingdom caught up BABYMETAL girls at the black carpet of the Kerrang Awards 2016 after winning their new award "Best Live Band". The girls talk about Wembley Arena and Rob Halford. Listen the full audio below! 

 

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BABYMETAL talk Fuji Rock on Fuji Rock 20th Anniversary Special

BABYMETAL recorded a video message for Fuji TV to talk about their upcoming performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24 after the end of the second part of the US Tour. The girls share their impressions about the Festival. Watch the video with English Subtitles. 

 

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BABYMETAL about "No Rain, No Rainbow", meaning of lyrics, Kami Band on Mondo Sonoro

BABYMETAL interviewed on Mondo Sonoro from Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish site did an exclusive Email interview with BABYMETAL to talk about the FOX GOD, the new album "Metal Resistance", "No Rain, No Rainbow" from the new album. their connection with Kami Band members, favorite bands, support from artists and more! Read the full interview translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL announce THE ONE "The White Mass" Events!

BABYMETAL announced a series of shows for THE ONE Members to take place in August from August 8 to August 25 in Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya, more details below.

 

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Su-Metal about the weirdest things about America on Alt. Press

BABYMETAL was featured and Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-Metal" was interviewed on Alternative Press to talk about the weirdest things about America on Alternative Press. Read the full intrvewi

 

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BABYMETAL at Download Festival & Kerrang Awards featured on Kerrang Magazine

BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Kerrang Magazine from United Kingdom. BABYMETAL performance at Download Festival and girls appearance at the Kerrang Awards 2016 was highlighted in the new issue, check the scans and a summary below. 

 

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BOH Blog entry after the BABYMETAL European Tour

BABYMETAL European Tour 2016 finished, after arriving in Japan Kami Band God Of Bass BOH wrote a new Blog entry to talk briefly about the Tour and upcoming projects. Read his new blog post translated below. 

 

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T-Site: The strongest music production team to support BABYMETAL

T-Site wrote an article to introduce to their readers part of the most important members of BABYMETAL Team. The artist behind the excellent BABYMETAL music in the new album "Metal Resistance" making special focus on Takeshi Ueda and former Kami Band God Of Guitar Leda, read the report translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL Band Score & Live Score book announced!

BABYMETAL announced a Band Score and Live Score selection featuring songs from the debut album "BABYMETAL" and the second studio album "Metal Resistance" to be released in July! More details below.

 

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Su-Metal interviewed at Download: "Glad that there were so many people enjoying our set"

BABYMETAL met Express Online at the backstage of Download Festival in United Kingdom on June 10, after the show Su-Metal interviewed on Express Online to talk about their show at Download Festival, her love for Metal music and many more. Read the interview below.

 

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Rock Sound reviews BABYMETAL at Download Festival: "This band rules"

After the epic BABYMETAL performance at Download Festival some of the most important Rock & Metal Magazines from United Kingdom wrote their thoughts about the performance on June 10. Rock Sound highlights the efforts of the band performing in a very rainy day, Su-Metal's command on stage and their quality as live band, read more below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.06.11 - BABYMETAL at Download Festival France 2016

BABYMETAL played its last show of the World Tour 2016 in Europe at the new Download Festival France in Paris. BABYMETAL was expected to play 60 minutes by the show was reduced to 30 due technical issues (Show report). Pre-Show photos by fans, Band photos, Show photos by fans featuring Tatako and Miu and Professional photos by Fan Actuel, Download France, Vacarm, Japan FM, HardForce and Dana Distortion. Check them out below. 

 

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Sydney Morning Herald article + interview "BABYMETAL: Metal Petals"

BABYMETAL was once again featured on mainstream media in Australia, this time on Sydney Morning Herald in the segment "Good Weekend" with an article called "Metal Petals" featuring an interview with Su-Metal, check the article and interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL photo session for Associated Press at Download Festival 2016

Associated Press released a series of photos of BABYMETAL posing at the backstage of the Download Festival 2016 in United Kingdom on June 10, check the photo session below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.06.10 - BABYMETAL at Download Festival 2016, England

BABYMETAL officially debuted at the glamorous Download Festival in United Kingdom. In 2015 BABYMETAL played just one song in collaboration with Dragonforce but this year 2016 the band played a 6 songs Set under heavy rain (Show report here). Pre-show Photos by fans, Band Photos, and Show Photos by Fans, Papimetal, and Professional Photos by MadratUpset Magazine, Rock Sound, Download Festival, TeamRock, Ticketmaster and Dana Distortion. Check them all below! 

 

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Sakura Gakuin introduced on Alternative Press through BABYMETAL!

Seems like one of Moa Kikuchi's dreams is slowly taking shape, Sakura Gakuin was featured on Alternative Press from United States. Using BABYMETAL as reference Alt.Press introduce Sakura Gakuin to overseas readers. Check the feature below! 

 

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BABYMETAL interview at Kerrang Awards 2016 Black Carpet

BABYMETAL appeared at the Kerrang Awards 2016 in London to receive the "Best Live Band" Award (Report here). After, the girls went to the Black Carpet to held interviewes and photo sessions with UK Media. Bang Showbiz published part of their interview at the Black Carpet, watch below! 

 

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Report + Photos: BABYMETAL wins "Best Live Band" at the Kerrang! Awards 2016!

BABYMETAL was announced today at the Kerrang Awards 2016 Ceremony winner of the "Best Live Band" Award at The Troxy Theater in London, England! Last year BABYMETAL won "The Spirit Of Independence" Award (Report here). Check more information and many photos from the Ceremony below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.06.08 - BABYMETAL at LongHorn, Stuttgart, Germany

BABYMETAL played its last headline show of the European Tour at the LongHorn in Stuttgart, Germany. Another very hot day in Germany for another BABYMETAL show (Show report here). Below Pre-Show photos by fans, Show photos by Fans and an Album by Smiley Dog

 

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Marty Friedman talk BABYMETAL on Nippon: "Nothing happened by luck"

BABYMETAL's first and biggest supporter from the Metal scene, Marty Friedman was interviewed on Nippon to talk about Japanese music, explain the BABYMETAL project, their music, the support from Heavy Metal artists, the hate from Metal Elitists, singing in English, and the future of the group. Very interesting interview, read the most important parts below. 

 

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Su-Metal talk UK, Wembley Arena, Download Festival & Super Mario Maker on Kerrang

Suzuka Nakamoto was interviewed on Kerrang! Magazine new issue to talk about their official debut at Download Festival this weekend, their experience at Wembley Arena, and the appearance on WII U Video Game Super Mario Maker, read the interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL about Downlaod Festival, Rammstein, playing with Rob Halford and US Tour

BABYMETAL was interviewed on Metal Hammer just 3 days away of their official debut at Download Festival in United Kingdom. The girls talk about their debut at the Festival, checking Rammstein performance, playing with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards, and the US Tour. 

 

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Photos: 2016.06.07 - BABYMETAL at Live Music Hall, Koln, Germany

BABYMETAL played at Live Music Hall in Koln, Germany. The same place where in 2014 BABYMETAL held Legend M and Moametal sang the second part of Head Bangya (Show report). This year was sold out an a little complicated (Show report). Pre-show photos by fans, BABYMETAL and Kami Band photos and Show photos by fans featuring an album by Papimetal below.  

 

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Music Week talk with team behind BABYMETAL in United Kingdom

Music Week from United Kingdom released an interesting article about the team working behind BABYMETAL in United Kingdom. The team that helped the band to play at Sonisphere, The Forum, Brixton Academy and Wembley Arena. Read the most important parts of the article below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.06.05 - BABYMETAL at FortaRock Festival, Netherlands

BABYMETAL played for first time in Netherlands and debuted at the FortaRock Festival. In a very good performance (Show report here) the band met several artists from bands like Megadeth, Abbath, Disturbed, Architects, Volbeat and Havok. Pre-show photos, Band Photos, and Show photos by Fans featuring Jartai, Itchiemetal, Amo-Metal, Chantal, Nimikox, and Professional photos by Karin Claus Bart HeemskerkWanderlust and Darker Music from Netherlands. 

 

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Watch, WOWOW Documentary: "What is BABYMETAL? Girls that changed the history"

Japanese broadcasting TV Station WOWOW published a great documentary about BABYMETAL named: "What is BABYMETAL? Girls that changed the history". The documentary is a summary of BABYMETAL activities from their beginnings with "Metal Resistance" episodes to 2016. Watch the full broadcast below! 

 

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Photos: 2016.06.03 - BABYMETAL at Rock In Vienna Festival

BABYMETAL played its second show of the BABYMETAL European Tour 2016 at Rock In Vienna Festival in Austria. Second consecutive year playing at the Festival in Austria (Show report). Below Pre-show photos by fans, Kami Band photos, Show photos by fans featuring Jartai, Itchiemetal and Jens Rikeit, official photos by Rafabasa

 

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BABYMETAL interviewed about their clothing & fashion on VOGUE

BABYMETAL was featured and interviewed on VOGUE to talk about their secondary mission the fashion. The feature also includes a new promotional photo. The girls talk about their new costume and why Fashion is the secondary mission after their Music. Read below. 

 

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BABYMETAL announce Day 2 at Tokyo Dome, September 20!!

BABYMETAL have announced a second date at the Tokyo Dome! BABYMETAL is going to play on September 20 to close the World Tour 2016, check more details below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.06.02 - BABYMETAL at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland

BABYMETAL started its second part of the World Tour 2016 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The first show of the European Tour featured the debut of one of the most expected songs of the new album "Metal Resistance", "Sis.Anger" (Show report). Below Pre-show photos by fans and Show photos by Jartai, Itchiemetal and Smiley Dog

 

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BABYMETAL on language barriers & energy onstage on Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone released a new segment of its interview with BABYMETAL. In this part, the girls are interviewed to talk about breaking language barriers and their energy onstage. The interview features in addition footage from live performances. Watch the interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Trilogy, Metal Resistance Episode III - Apocalypse" THE ONE Limited Edition announced!

BABYMETAL announced a new Bluray release featuring the Metal Resistance Trilogy shows at Saitama Super Arena, Makuhari Messe and Yokohama Arena in 2015 for THE ONE members, check the details below.

 

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"KARATE" Official Theme Song of NXT TakeOver, Media coverage

BABYMETAL lead Single of the new album "Metal Resistance", was announced to be featured in a new episode of the WWE NXT TakeOver event on June 8. "KARATE" will be one of the themes of the event along with . Check our Media coverage report below. 

 

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Bassist Yusuke Morita talk BABYMETAL & Kami Band: "This band is really good"

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BABYMETAL on Fuse: Live debut, World Tour & meeting FOX GOD

Fuse TV released a new segment of their exclusive interview with BABYMETAL. In this 4th part the girls talk about their first performance ever, back in 2010 when they played "Doki Doki Morning". They also talk about the World Tour and meeting the FOX GOD! Watch the full interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL to perform with "Metal God" Rob Halford at Alternative Press Music Awards!

BABYMETAL have announced in interview with Billboard at Carolina Rebellion that the band will be playing with Rob Halford at the Alternative Music Awards in United States on July 18, the performance will take place after the second part of the US Tour. Read more below! 

 

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BABYMETAL article featured on Billboard Magazine Vol.128 issue 14

Billboard Magazine Vol. 128 issue 14 released on May 28, 2016 published an article about BABYMETAL's success in North America interviewing BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal and the specialist on Japanese entertainment Patrick St. Michael to explain with details about BABYMETAL's concept. Read a summary of the article below and high quality photos of the article published in the magazine. 

 

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Yuyoyuppe talk BABYMETAL, meeting Kobametal & working in the studio

BABYMETAL's collaborator & composer in the studio Yuyoyuppe also known as DJ TEKINA//Something recently released his debut album as DJ "Kawa-EDM" (Read more here). In order to promote his album was interviewed on KAI-YOU. He was asked about working with BABYMETAL, meeting Kobametal and the studio deadlines. Read the excerpt of the interview translated below. 

 

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Fan Review: BABYMETAL "Apocrypha, Only The FOX GOD Knows" at Studio Coast, April 20

BABYMETAL played its second show of 2016 in Japan at Shikiba Studio Coast in Tokyo, also was the first "Apocrypha, Only The FOX GOD Knows" of the year. The sold out show for THE ONE Members Project showed off the live debut in Japan of "Amore" and "META! Taro". Read the review of our collaborator Hitoshi Sugioka

 

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Coldrain's Masato on BABYMETAL: "Those girls really work their asses off. It’s awesome"

Coldrain's lead vocalist Masato David Hayakawa was interviewed on All Things Loud to talk about his band's activities, he also was asked about BABYMETAL and Japanese culture getting recognition in Western culture. Read an excerpt of what he said about this below. 

 

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BABYMETAL interviewed on Belsat TV from Belarus

BABYMETAL received a 3 minutes interview on Belsat TV from Belarus. The girls were interviewed during their visit to United Kingdom before their show at Wembley Arena. Watch the interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL about Metallica, BLACK BABYMETAL, their friendship on Alt. Press TV

BABYMETAL girls, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal were interviewed in the backstage at the Northern Invasion Festival on May 14. The girls talked with APTV to share their thoughts about Metallica, Metal Music, their friendship, favorite songs from Metal Resistance and BLACK BABYMETAL. Watch the full interview below! 

 

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"Head Bangya" to be part of the DJ Tekina/Something Album "KAWA-EDM"

Announced by Yuyoyuppe ealier, the BABYMETAL song "Head Bangya" will be released in a EDM version for the album "KAWA-EDM" by DJ Tekina/Something of the same artist "Yuyoyuppe" next May 25. More details about the release below.

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BABYMETAL at Wembley Arena featured on Music & Riots Magazine issue 18

BABYMETAL performance at Wembley Arena in Engliand on April 2 was featured on "Music & Riots Magazine". The issue #18 of the Magazine includes a live report of the performance. Check the report and scans of the release below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin 2016 student Momoe diary: "I adore: BABYMETAL"

Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo new student Momoe Mori wrote her first diary as Sakura Gakuin member. In her introductory diary she mentioned her love for BABYMETAL! Read the diary below, and make sure to follow more news about Sakura Gakuin in our special News Section, CLICK HERE

 

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Kami Band Takayoshi Ohmura impressions on BOSS WAZA AMP

BABYMETAL Kami Band Gof Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura was featured and interviewed on Digimart Magazine. Takayoshi shows his skills while he checks the new BOSS WAZA AMP. In the following post a summary of Digimart article, Takayoshi's performance and awesome photos! 

 

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BOH Blog: BABYMETAL US East Coast Tour ended!!

BABYMETAL Kami Band 6 String God Of Bass BOH wrote a new blog sharing his impressions about the BABYMETAL US Tour once he arrived in Japan. BOH talks about the performances in the US East Coast, the hard work of the BABYMETAL Team and the upcoming European Tour. Read the translation below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on "Inside Music" talk Metal Resistance, fanbase support & Rob Zombie

Inside Music interviewed BABYMETAL at Northern Invasion, the girls were asked about the new album "Metal Resistance", Su-Metal battles onstage, the support from their fanbase and Rob Zombie's reaction against haters. Listen the full interview below. 

 

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Tiffoo article: Himeka & Suzuka Nakamoto, Miracle Idol Sisters

Very sweet and informative article published by Tiffoo about the charms of the Nakamoto Sisters. Suzuka as "Su-Metal" from BABYMETAL, and Himeka "Himetan" the Princess from Nogizaka46. Learn why they are called "Miracle Idol Sisters". Full article translated below. 

 

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Rob Zombie on BABYMETAL: "I just loved it, it was like nothing I had ever seen before"

BABYMETAL's new fan from the Metal scene is the composer and filmmaker Rob Zombie, who defended BABYMETAL from haters in his own Facebook Page a few days ago. BABYMETAL met Rob at Carolina Rebellion last weekend (Show report). Check the interview from 93X with Rob Zombie below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.05.14 - BABYMETAL at Northern Invasion Festival

BABYMETAL played its last show of the US Tour in the East Coast of United States at the Northern Invasion Festival where the girls met Lamb Of God. This show was the second Festival performance of the year (Show report). Pre-show and Show photos from Fans, BABYMETAL & Kami Band photos and Show photos by Da BravemanNamehageCody MaddoxAnObviousShill, Souks, Tomahawk Photography, Substream Magazine, Twin Cities Media, Revenant Media and Sameer Bhattacharya below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.05.13 - BABYMETAL at House Of Blues Chicago

BABYMETAL returns to House Of Blues Chicago after one year. The show in Chicago this year was the last headline show of the US Tour in the East Coast (Show report). The show featured once again, Moametal & Yuimetal bringing chocolate bars onstage. Pre-show Photos and Show Photos by fans, BABYMETAL & Kami Band photos and Show Photos by Pirate PandaJartai, Raymond Muñoz, VizMajor and Daniel Boczarski below! 

 

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BABYMETAL "Metal Resistance" receives RIAJ "Gold Disc" certification!

Announced today in Japan by Recording Industry Association of Japan announced that BABYMETAL's new Album "Metal Resistance" sold enough copies in Japan to receive the "Gold Disc" certification! Read more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on Noisey talk "the organic process of recording"  Metal Resistance

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Noisey during their visit to New York City back in April, in a very interesting interview the girls, Su-Metal gives more details about the process of recording the second studio album "Metal Resistance". Read more about this and many other topics below. 

 

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BABYMETAL stage production at Wembley Arena featured on TPi Magazine May 2016

TPi Magazine issue May 2016 released on May 11 features one of the most interesting articles about BABYMETAL this year. None of the band members are featured, but their stage production at Wembley Arena starting with their main Sound Engineer Mads Mikkelsen. We transcripted the most important parts of the article, but there is also the full scan of the article if you are interested in more technical details. Check this out below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.05.11 - BABYMETAL at The Fillmore Detroit

BABYMETAL played for the first time in its career in the Rock City of Detroit at the popular The Fillmore, previoiusly known as State Theater (Show report). In this performance the band performend a new call & responder featuring Moametal and Yuimetal with chocolate bars onstage while Su-Metal was asking fans to "push it back & sit down" to then jump! Pre-Show and show photos by fans, Band photos by BABYMETAL & Kami Band, show photos by Ichiemetal and Jartai, and professional photos by Louis Appelby Idobi Radio,  BeHance and Brandon Nagy. Check them below! 

 

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Su-Metal on why "KARATE" is the first Single of "Metal Resistance" on Kerrang

BABYMETAL new song KARATE was featured once again on Kerrang! Magazine Rock Chart, in addition, Su-Metal was interviewed to talk about the song dance moves and more, check the scans and read the interview below.

 

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Photos: 2016.05.10 - BABYMETAL at The Fillmore Silver Spring

After Carolina Rebellion, BABYMETAL played at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Maryland for the first time (Show report), 5th show of the BABYMETAL US Tour, the sold out show featured the same setlist of the previous headline shows of the current US Tour. Pre-show photos by fans, band photos by BABYMETAL, Show photos by fans and The Fillmore, Riyo, Sabinekometal. Check the photos below. 

 

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The Sunday Times article & interview: "BABYMETAL: Iron Maidens"

The Sunday Times "Style" from United Kingdom released an article dedicated to BABYMETAL after their performance at Wembley Arena. The 2 pages article features an interview with Su-Metal. Check the article and interview below. 

 

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Suzuka's grandfather talks about her career on Shukan Shincho

Suzuka's grandfather was interviewed on Shukan Shincho, intrview published on April 27. He talks about her career from the very beginnings, mentions Himeka and the times he miss Suzuka in Hiroshima. Read a summary of the interview with quotes and scans below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.05.08 - BABYMETAL at Carolina Rebellion Festival

The 4th BABYMETAL show of the US Tour took place in Charlotte at the Carolina Rebellion Festival (Show report). Was the first festival performance of the year for the band. The appearance also features meetings and backstage photos with Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Unlocking The Truth and more, check all the pre-show, backstage and show photos below by many fans including Jartai, Andrew Darchiville and Rock 103 FM from Carolina.

 

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Photos: 2016.05.07 - BABYMETAL at Electric Factory, Philadelphia

Third BABYMETAL show of the US Tour, third sold out show, the first show at the Electric Factory, first time in Philadelphia as well (Show report). In the following post Pre-Show photos from fans, BABYMETAL Band Photos and Show photos from fans featuring BelleStar, Jartai, Kyle Tucker, Dame SawaMankool Phildelphia and Electric Factory Check them below! 

 

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BABYMETAL on Upset Magazine: "There are lot of things we're unsure of"

BABYMETAL was interviewed on March 30 in London by Upset Magazine before the worldwide release of "Metal Resistance" and their show at Wembley Arena. The interview released on May 5 features the girls talking about their expectations before the release of the album, their insecurities, and what "Metal Resistance" means for BABYMETAL as a whole. Read a summary of the interview with the most important, and the scans below. 

 

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BABYMETAL looking forward to see Rammstein & Korn live at Download Festival

After BABYMETAL's announcement to play at Download Festival in the UK on June 10 (Details here), Kerrang! Magazine published this interview with the girls to talk about the festival and their expectations! BABYMETAL wants to see Rammstein and Korn live! Read more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL send Mother's Day message to FOX GOD's mother

Fuse TV released another segment of their exclusive interview with BABYMETAL in New York City on April 4. In this part, the girls, actually Su-Metal send greetings to FOX GOD's mother! Watch below!

 

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BABYMETAL featured on "The World Report" of KNN, Korean TV

BABYMETAL was featured in the Korean TV channel KNN on "The World Report". The brief feature shows footage of BABYMETAL including description of their latest activities, read their report and watch the video below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.05.05 - BABYMETAL at House Of Blues Boston

Second BABYMETAL show of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 in USA. This show was the #150 live performance of the group! The second Sold Out show of the US Tour (Show report here). In the following post Pre-Show Photos, Band Photos from BABYMETAL & Kami Band, Show Photos from several fans featuring Jartai & Eric Holma, and high quality photos by Nam Nguyen including Su-Metal doing funny faces to Moametal during Megitsune! Check below! 

 

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BABYMETAL talk New York shows, The Late Show success, Metal Resistance on NY Daily

BABYMETAL was interviewed by NY Daily fron New York City to talk about their upcoming new album "Metal Resistance", their return to New York, the success after The Late Show with Stephen Colbert performance. The interview includes a new promotional photo. Read below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk "Metal Resistance", choreographies and critics from purists on Billboard

BABYMETAL stopped to talk with Billboard once again this year. This time to promote their US Tour which starts at the Playstation Theater, the girls talk "Metal Resistance" title, the choreographies, negative critics, concept behind KARATE and more, read the full interview below. 

 

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Photos: 2016.05.04 - BABYMETAL at PlayStation Theater, New York

BABYMETAL played its first show of the US Tour at the PlayStation Theater, the sold out show featured the debut in USA of "KARATE", "META! Taro", "Yava!", "Awadama Fever" and the main song of the tour "THE ONE English Ver." (Show report here). Below Pre-Show photos, show photos and Band photos by: out member MissingReel, Jartai, BABYMETAL & Kami Band, and official photos by NY Daily News and Village Voice

 

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NEO Oyaide introduce BABYMETAL Kami Band Gear for US Tour 2016

NEO Oyaide Electronics wrote a report from BABYMETAL's rehearsals before the World Tour 2016 including details of Kami Band members gear featuring Takayoshi Ohmura, Mikio Fujioka and BOH, read a summary and awesome photos below.

 

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BABYMETAL on The Aquarian: "We'll keep making new challenges that could only be done by us."

BABYMETAL stopped to talk with the weekley Magazine from United States "The Aquarian". BABYMETAL is in the front page of the new issue and also was interviewed to talk about "Metal Resistance", Billboard Top Albums chart, Kami Band, The Late Show performance and many more topics. Read the interview transcripted and scans of the issue! 

 

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OK Music report: Takayoshi's band UROBOROS first oneman show

Kami Band Takayoshi Ohmura's new band UROBOROS played its first oneman live (headline show) on April 29 at Tsutaya O-East, OK Music wrote a live report of the event where Ohmura's band released a bunch of new songs! Read the report and check the photos below. 

 

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BABYMETAL nominated for "Best Live Band" in the Kerrang! Awards 2016!

Kerrang! Magazine announced the nominees for the "Kerrang Awards 2016" to take place on June 9! BABYMETAL is nominated for "Best Live Band" along with bands like Black Veil Brides and Nightwish! Check more details below! 

 

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BABYMETAL tells you 10 things you need to know about them

BABYMETAL interviewed by Alternative Press tells you 10 things you need to know about them. If you are hardcore fan, you already know this but if you just joined the community, the girls will help you to understand more about their band. Watch below! 

 

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Violinist Chisako Takashima listening "Metal Resistance" during practices

Popular Japanese violinist Chisako Takashima composer of several albums wrote a brief LINE Blog entry about her next event and "Metal Resistance" The One Limited Edition that appeared in her practice room! Read what she has to say about Heavy Metal music and BABYMETAL below. 

 

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Video Games sites focuses attention on BABYMETAL x Super Mario Maker

BABYMETAL always received coverage from anime and video games sites since their concept reach fans from different communities, but this time with BABYMETAL appearing on Super Mario Maker, several Anime but mostly Video Games sites updated their sites with the collaboration with Nintendo. Read our Media coverage report including also Music and Entertainment sites talking about BABYMETAL. 

 

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Su-Metal on Metro US talk BABYMETAL concept, Iron Maiden & US fans

In order to promote the upcoming BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 in United States Metro US interviewed Suzuka Nakamoto to talk about Metal, the FOX GOD, Iron Maiden and the US fans. Read the full interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on The Record: "Very glad to have a song in English"

BABYMETAL was interviewed on The Record of North Jersey newspaper, the interview released on May 2 to promote their show at Playstationg Theater (Show report). The girls explain their concept, their feelings about playing outside Japan, singing THE ONE in English, their worries during International festivals. Read the full interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL meeting Ariana Grande, All Time Low and learning from Marilyn Manson

Fuse TV released a secong segment of their interview with BABYMETAL in New York City on April 4 while the band visited USA to play at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the next day. This time, the girls talk about meeting international artists like Ariana Grande, All Time Low and Marilyn Manson. Watch below. 

 

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BABYMETAL photoshoot for Rockin'On Magazine May 2016

BABYMETAL appeared in the Rockin'On Magazine May 2016 issue released on April 30 to promote the release of their new album "Metal Resistance" released on April 1. The girls did a very exclusive photo session for the magazine showing their charms and Karate moves, check the scans below! 

 

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BABYMETAL "On Record" interview on Scuzz TV from UK

BABYMETAL was interviewed in United Kingdom on March 30 before their show at Wembley Arena on April 2. The 19 minutes interview called "On Record" features questions about their concept, "Metal Resistance", Yokohama Arena, Wembley Arena, US Tour and more! Watch below. 

 

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MTV Inside Special: Feature and Interview with BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL was featured on MTV Japan with a 30 minutes special to promote the new album "Metal Resistance". The special called "MTV Inside" features footage of BABYMETAL's live performances, Music Videos, an Interview with Su-Metal, Moametal and Yuimetal and brief comments about the band by artists from the Metal scene. Watch below! 

 

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BABYMETAL in New York interviewed on Revolver TV

BABYMETAL was interviewed in New York City earlier this month when they held a Press Conference on April 4 to promote the release of its new album "Metal Resistance" and the upcoming US Tour in May. The girls talk about with Revolver TV about this and also about Tokyo Dome and The Late Show performance! Watch below. 

 

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Watch BBC Documentary: "Wembley To Tokyo" featuring BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL was featured in a 25 minutes documentary broadcasted on BBC from United Kingdom about the Japanese culture.. In this post on Newswire you will see the segment dedicated to BABYMETAL which is actually the trigger of the documentary, BABYMETAL at Wembley Arena to Tokyo, Japan. Watch the segment below! 

 

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BABYMETAL talk "Metal Resistance", "KARATE" & US Tour on Music Choice

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Music Choice in United States on April 4 when the girls visited New York City to play at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and held a Press Conference. Music Choice published small videos including questions to the girls, watch below. 

 

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Su-Metal interview on Boston Globe: BABYMETAL's concept & The Late Show

BABYMETAL's singer Su-Metal was interviewed by Boston Globe to talk about BABYMETAL's concept and their performance at The Late Show with Stephen Cobert. Boston Globe's article also makes mention to Sakura Gakuin and Kami Band. Read the interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL dance & speaks about KARATE's message on Rolling Stone

BABYMETAL was interviewed in New York during their visit to United States to promote "Metal Resistance" and perform at The Late Show with Stephen Cobert. Rolling Stone interviewed the girls to talk about the message behind the first Single of the new Album, "KARATE". Watch and read the full interview below. 

 

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Collaboration: BABYMETAL is character of Super Mario Maker!

BABYMETAL in collaboration with Nintendo is now a playable character of Super Mario Maker! Announced today with 2 promotional videos, BABYMETAL appears to be a very fun character of the game, check more details below! 

 

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Kami Band join forces: Yuya Maeta joins Isao Fujita's band "Spark7" on Tour!

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Drums Yuya Maeta joins Kami Band God Of Guitar Isao Fujita's band "Spark7" in 2 shows of their mini-tour in Japan in May. Maeta will be the replacement of Nick Pierce who can't make it due an injury in his back. Check the details below. 

 

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Oricon: "Why do BABYMETAL has appealing overseas?"

Oricon Style wrote a new report about BABYMETAL to try to understand why they are popular overseas. Oricon goes in depth about their beginnings, their concept and sound, Kami Band and Lady Gaga. Read their article translated below. 

 

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Kami Band Hideki Aoyama talk BABYMETAL, Kami Band & Makeup

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Drum Hideki Aoyama along with his brother Tomoki Aoyama talked on Sky Perfect TV about drumming. In a few questions Hideki was asked about BABYMETAL and Kami Band, read a summary and watch the interview below. 

 

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Ariana Grande talk BABYMETAL "It's totally innovative and out of the  box"

Ariana Grande Yui's most important Idol was interviewed in Japan on J-Wave. Ariana was asked about Japanese Music and Japanese artists, she mentioned BABYMETAL and talked about their concept. Listen the full audio below. 

 

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BABYMETAL in the front page & photoshoot on Quick Japan Vol.125

Quick Japan Magazine Vol.125 released on April 23 features special content about BABYMETAL dedicated to promote the new album "Metal Resistance" including special coverage from Wembley Arena in London, England including photoshoot with the girls, interview with them, interviews with fans at Wembley Arena and more! Check the scans below.

 

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BABYMETAL before performance interview on Music Station

BABYMETAL appeared for fourth time at Music Station Live of TV Asahi on April 22, the group played KARATE. Before the performance Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal were interviewed to talk about the latests activities of the band. Watch the interview with English Subtitles below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on Fuse: "Our music is capable of bringing people together"

BABYMETAL interviewed by Fuse TV from United States. The girls were interviewed in New York City during their Press Conference on April 4. In this first part of the interview the girls talk about the inspiration behind "The One English Version". Watch below. 

 

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BABYMETAL about "GJ!" choreography and favorite Metal Bands

Loudwire released the third part of the interview with BABYMETAL in New York City on April 4. This time the girls share their thoughts about the choreographies and their favorite Metal bands, watch below! 

 

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BABYMETAL on The Daily Dot: “The American fans really know how to have fun”

BABYMETAL was interviewed by DailyDot during their visit to New York City on April 4 where they held a Press Conference in the city. BABYMETAL talks about how much the band is growing with the new album, the experience of Metallica playing live, Youtube, the making of "The One"and the American fans. Read the full interview below. 

 

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Bassist BOH to appear on "Motto2 High-Grade Magazine Vol.001"

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH will appear in the Cover of the first issue of "Motto2 High-Grade" Magazine Vol.001. The first release ever it's going to feature Bassist BOH! Read more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL discuss "Amore", "GJ!", "Tales Of The Destinies" and Black Metal

Loudwire released a second part of its interview with BABYMETAL (Watch the part 1 here). In the second part Graham speaks with the girls about 3 songs from "Metal Resistance" and Black Metal. Watch the interview below. 

 

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CD Japan: "Check It Out: Kami Band, The BABYMETAL's Guardian Gods"

BABYMETAL Kami Band members received very important features on CD Japan today listing items related with them in the Online Store and also with videos of their performances available on Youtub.e. Check CD Japan's report and the awesome videos of the Kami Band members below! 

 

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Fans from Japan, England & Mexico review the BABYMETAL Album "Metal Resistance"

"Metal Resistance" was released on April 1, FOX DAY, and on March 29 in Japan. Three members of our Facebook Group, two of them Collaborators on Newswire share their impressions of the new album 2 weeks after its release. Hitoshi from Japan, Andrew from England and Daniel from Mexico. Read their reviews below, please share your thoughts in the comments section!

 

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BABYMETAL feature & Interivew on The Japan News issue April 16

BABYMETAL was interviewed on The Japan News Issue of April 16 to talk about the new album "Metal Resistance", the reaction from fans to the new music, playing at Sonisphere in 2014, meeting Metallica in 2013 and their show at Wembley Arena in London on April 2, 2016. Article transcripted and photos of the issue below. 

 

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TBS Jouhou 7 Days interviews BABYMETAL fans from USA & Sweden

BABYMETAL was featured on TBS Jouhou 7 Days in the morning of April 16 in Japan, the report also interviews fans from United States in New York City and fans from Sweden show attended to the BABYMETAL show in London at Wembley Arena. Watch the full report with English Subtitles. 

 

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BABYMETAL impressions about "KARATE" on SMACK Guide

BABYMETAL was interviewed in New York City by SMACK Guide to share their impressions about their new music video "KARATE" released a few weeks ago. Watch the interview with English Subtitles below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Gimme Chocolate" featured on "Women's Vocal Selection"

The Band Score of Yamaha Music Media "Women's Vocal Selection" to be published on April 16 features the most popular song of BABYMETAL, "Gimme Chocolate", also features songs from AKB48, Scandal, Superfly, Miwa and others. Check more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL to play at Music Station on April 22!

BABYMETAL decided to appear on next week's program of TV Asahi's show Music Station on Apri 22 (Friday), find more details about the event and THE ONE application details below.

 

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Japanese Media coverage on BABYMETAL "Metal Resistance" #39 on Billboard Top Albums

After the announcement of BABYMETAL new album "Metal Resistance" debut on Top 40 Billboard Albums Chart. Japanese Media on Internet, Newspapers and TV did special coverage about the happening since BABYMETAL is the first Japanese artist to get the Top 40 after 53 years! Read more below.

 

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BABYMETAL about Wembley Arena and meaning of "Awadama Fever" on Loudwire

BABYMETAL was interviewed at the Press Conference in New York City on April 4 by Graham of Loudwire to talk about the new album "Metal Resistance", their biggest headline show outside Japan at Wembley Arena in London on April 2 and also about their song "Awadama Fever" from the second studio album "Metal Resistance", watch the interview below.

 

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"Metal Resistance" debuts in 11 Top Albums Charts around the world & 11 Billboard Charts!

BABYMETAL new album "Metal Resistance" debuted in 10 Top Albums Charts around the world but also debuted in several Billboard Charts since its release on FOX DAY. The new album released on April 1 is breaking records and representing the Japanese musis scene outside Japan, more details below. 

 

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Kerrang review: BABYMETAL at Wembley,"The Metal Resistance starts here!"

Kerrang! Magazine issue 1615 released on April 13 features a review of the BABYMETAL performance at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2. The review also includes a brief interview with Su-Metal after the performance. Read the full transcription and scans of the issue below. 

 

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BABYMETAL to design Captain America's Custom Shield!

In order to celebrate the upcoming release of the new movie of "Captain America, Civil War" Marvel will held a special exhibition in Tokyo at the end of April featuring exclusive and limited edition items, among them Captain America's custom shield designed by the girls! Read more below.

 

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BABYMETAL feature and interview on RTL2 News from Germany

BABYMETAL received a nice feature in Germany on RTL2 News about their upcoming performance during the European Tour in Cologne, Germany. The girls were interviewed during their Press Conference in London on April 1 (FOX DAY). Watch the full feature with English subtitles below. 

 

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BABYMETAL is the first Japanese artist to enter the Billboard US Top 40 Album list in 53 years

Billboard Japan announced a great new for Japanese music scene and especially for BABYMETAL., with "Metal Resistance" BABYMETAL becomes in the first Japanese artist to enter in the Billboard US Top 40 Albums after 53 years! Check more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Metal Resistance" is #3 in Billboard Japan "Top Albums Sales"

Billboard Japan released weekly sales details for April 18, 2016 featuring BABYMETAL's elder sisters from Amuse "Perfume" leading the list with 103.000 copies sold, while "Metal Resistance" is third in the list. Find more details and the Official Top 5.

 

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BABYMETAL Special feature on Young Guitar Magazine May 2016

As part of the promotion of their new album "Metal Resistance", BABYMETAL appeared in the cover with a very special feature on Young Guitar Magazine. The girls were interviewed, Dragonforce talked about "Road Of Resistance" and Marty Friedman reviewed the new album. Check the scans below! 

 

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Young Guitar Magazine May 2016 issue reviews "Metal Resistance"

BABYMETAL new album "Metal Resistance" released worldwide on April 1 was reviewed by Young Guitar Magazine in its issue of May 2016. They make focus in the songs driven by guitars like "Road Of Resistance", "Amore," Awadama Fever", "Tales Of Destinies" and "THE ONE". Read the review translated below. 

 

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Young Guitar: BABYMETAL learning from Metal music & overview of activities

Young Guitar released its May 2016 issue on April 9 featuring BABYMETAL in the cover, a special photo session with the girls and a very extensive interview with the girls. The first part of the interview features the girls talking about what they have learned from Metal music and an overview of their activities so far. Interview translated below. 

 

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Young Guitar: BABYMETAL talk "Metal Resistance" & importance of Kami Band

A new segment of the extensive interview of Young Guitar with BABYMETAL. In this part the girls talk in depth about the new album "Metal Resistance" released worldwide on April 1 but also they highlight the importance of Kami Band. Read the full segment translated below. 

 

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Metal Resistance debuts #7 on ARIA Official Albums Chart in Australia!

BABYMETAL's second studio album "Metal Resistance" released on April 1 (FOX DAY), officially reached a new milestone. The album debuts in the Top 10 of the most important chart in Australia, ARIA Albums Chart. More details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on: artists, bands, cities, films, colours and foods on The Sun UK

The Sun from United Kingom displayed a picture with details about BABYMETAL members best and favorite things featuring artists, bands, cities, films, colours and foods! Check the details below including also trailers of each best film for them! 

 

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Kobametal on being father on BABYMETAL on The Sun UK + BABYMETAL video message!

BABYMETAL master mind Kobametal was interviewed after the show at Wembley Arena. He speaks about how metal and how pop is BABYMETAL, singing lyrics in different languages, being the father of the BABYMETAL girls on Tour and more, read the full interview below including a beatufil video message of the girls! 

 

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BABYMETAL Photographer Dana Distortion on Highlights Exhibition in Argentina

BABYMETAL World Tour Photographer since 2014, Dana Distortion is taking part of an exclusive event in Buenos Aires, Argentina "Highlights Exhibition" features successful photographers from different countries to show their best music shots in an exhibition during April, 2016. Find more details below. 

 

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BOH Blog: Impressions of BABYMETAL at Wembley Arena

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH wrote a new Blog post about his experience performing with BABYMETAL at Wembley Arena in London on April 2. As always humble, honest and kind, BOH shares his thoughts about BABYMETAL, Kami Band, and playing at the sacred place of Rock. Read the translation below. 

 

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Su-Metal & Jacoby Shaddix about Alternative Press Music Awards

Suzuka Nakamoto as Su-Metal talked with Loudwire about the upcoming BABYMETAL's performance at the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. In addition also Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach talked with Loudwire. Both bands will share stage at the ceremony. Read below. 

 

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Metal Resistance is futile in United Kingdom, BABYMETAL breaks 2 records!

BABYMETAL and their latest Studio Album "Metal Resistance" break 2 records in United Kingdom. Shared by Kilimanjaro Promoter Alan Day, days ago, then for BABYMETAL and now confirmed by Metal Hammer, BABYMETAL broken 2 Brithsh sales records in just a few days! Check more details below. 

 

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Su-Metal full English interview on "The Racket" from Australia

Suzuka Nakamoto was interviewd in the radio show "The Racket" from Triple J FM from Australia. Triple J is one of the most important Radio Stations from Autralia. Su-Metal answered all the answers in English via Skype with The Racket! Listen the full interview below! 

 

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Kobametal reviews "Metal Resistance" on Nikkei Magazine

BABYMETAL's master mind "Kobametal" reviews the new album "Metal Resistance". Explains the meaning of the songs and why were composed. Very interesting review of the new album from the producer of teh band. Read the review translated below. 

 

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Nikkei Magazine: "Su-Metal, leading the group with powerful vocals"

Nikkei Entertainenment published on April 4 special content about BABYMETAL, with the girls in the cover. Suzuka in the inveriew about Soniphere as breaking point, response from the audiences outside Japan and the difference between Su-Metal and Suzuka Nakamoto. Full interview translated below! 

 

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Nikkei Magazine Interviews Mikiko: Key person on BABYMETAL's choreographies

Nikkei Magazine interviews, Mikiko the Key person in charge of BABYMETAL's choreographies. Mikiko speaks in depth about the chogreographies process, the maturity of the girls and expains choreographies points of "META! Taro", "KARATE" and "GJ!". Full interview translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL nominated for "Best International Band" in the Metal Hammer "Golden Gods"

BABYMETAL is nominated for second consecutive year in the Metal Hammer "Golden Gods Awards 2016", the ceremony will take place on June 13 (BABYMETAL will be in Europe). BABYMETAL is nominated in the category "Best International Band" against one of their Metal Gods "Slayer"! More details below..

 

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Nikkei Magazine: "Moametal, gives the impression of being a devilish goblin"

Moametal was interviewed on Nikkei Entertainment Magazine released on April 4 to promote the release of the new album "Metal Resistance". In this interview Moa speaks about the difficulties of playing at Nippon Budokan in 2014, choreographies adapted to their bodies maturity, eating a lot in order to get powers and learning Metal Music. Read the full interview translated below! 

 

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Nikkei Magazine: "Yuimetal, Passionate dancing mesmerizing everyone"

Nikkei Entertaiment Magazine May 2016 issue released special content about BABYMETAL in order to promote the release of the new album "Metal Resistance". The special content features BABYMETAL in the cover, separte interviews with the girls, comments about each girl by Mikiko and photo session with the girls. Read below the full interview translated with Yuimetal

 

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BABYMETAL, Kobametal & Mikiko featured on Music Complex Magazine

BABYMETAL was featured in the cover, interviewed and also did a photo session in the new issue of PMC Music Complex Magazine released on April 4 to promote the release of the new album, Metal Resistance. In addition, the producer Kobametal and Choreographer Mikiko were interviewed and featured! Check the HQ scans below! 

 

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Watch NHK MJ Presents: BABYMETAL Revolution, Girls Fight Against the World"

On April 4 on NHK was broadcasted the very special performance of BABYMETAL at the NHK Broacasting Center in Tokyo for onlin 300 BABYMETAL fans THE ONE Members. Also the broadcast featured the girls having a nice talk with Marty Friedman, visiting the place where they placed Legend Corset Festival in 2012 and more! Watch below. 

 

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Nikkei Magazine: Mikiko impressions on Su-Metal, Yuimetal & Moametal

Nikkei Magazine after the interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal had a talk with their choreographer Mikiko Mizuno to know her impressions about the girls nowdays. She speak about them as artists but also as normal girls. Read her impressions translated below. 

 

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Music Complex 100 Questions & Answers with BABYMETAL

PMC Music Complex published a new issue on April 4 to promote BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance". The girls appear in the cover including an exclusive photoshoot and a 100 Questions interview with them. Read the full interview translated and check the scans below! 

 

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BABYMETAL in the Cover & Feature on Nikkei Entertainment Magazine

BABYMETAL appeared in the cover of Nikkei Entertainment Magazine released on April 4 to promote the release of the new Album "Metal Resistance" and the upcoming World Tour 2016. The issue also includes interviews with the girls and impressions from Mikiko. Check the High Quality scans below! 

 

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Media reports on BABYMETAL "Wembley Arena Fox Festival" in London, England

Several Media reports featuring Natalie.mu, Oricon from Japan, The Guardian, Gigwise from United Kingdom and more are already available online about the BABYMETAL's biggest headline show outside Japan to date at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Below a summary with the most important highlights of the features, read below.

 

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BABYMETAL listening party and Q&A on Twitch on April 4!

Accoording to Hear Magazine, BABYMETAL have announced a partnership with Twich,  the world's leading social video platform and community for gamers to held a listening part and Q&A on April 4! Details below.

 

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Hysteria Magazine from Australia features BABYMETAL in  the cover & interview with Su-Metal

BABYMETAL was featured on Hysteria Magazine issue April 2016 release on April 2 featuring BABYMETAL girls in the cover of the Magazine and a very extensive interview with BABYMETAL's leader Suzuka Nakamoto while she visited Australia in December 2015 to record vocals for "Metal Resistance". She speaks in depth about Metal Music and what is for her "It's not as simple as putting on a black t-shirt", learning from Metallica, her impressions about playing for Lady Gaga's audience, and she explains what is the Idol Culture. Very interesting interview where Su-Metal speaks freely and openly about these issues with Hysteria Magazine. Also the post includes HQ captures of the online Magazine featuring beautiful photos of the girls and live performances!! 

 

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BABYMETAL on the experience gained playing outside Japan on GrindHouse Magazine

GrindHouse Magazine released a very deep interview with the girls before going to London, England to perform at Wembley Arena. They talk about their experience gained in the last 2 years since the their first World Tour in 2014, meeting Metallica and Bring The Horizon, yummy food in Germany and many more! Read the full interview translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on Billboard about: Metal Resistance songs, World Tour and meeting Ariana Grande

BABYMETAL speak with Billboard before their show at Wembley Arena! The girls were asked about the new album "Metal Resistance" and their solo songs. Also they shared a little bit more about their meeting with Ariana Grande, and the upcoming US Tour in May, read below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on Gigwise: "This album sounds a little bit older and more mature"

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Gigwise in London to promote "Metal Resistance" and their first show of the World tour 2016 at Wembley Arena in London. The girls share their impressions about "Metal Resistance", Metallica, Limp Bizkit, and how important is music to unite the world. Full interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL: Group's 5 years & difficult moments on Tour on Besatsu Kadokawa Direct04

BABYMETAL was interviewed in a new issue of Besatsu Kadokawa Direct04, this time to promote their new album "Metal Resistance". The interview released on March 31 at first features the girls talking about their 5 years of career as BABYMETAL and their difficult times on Tour. Very interesting interview translated below including scans of the photo session for this issue. 

 

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BABYMETAL on Rolling Stone about "Metal Resistance" & Tokyo Dome

Rolling Stone Japan released the second part of the interview with BABYMETAL. In the second part the girls talk about in depth about some of the songs of the album like "Meta! Taro", "Road Of Resistance", "GJ!", "Sis.Anger" and "The One". They also talk about Tokyo Dome show in September! Read the interview translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL on BBC Newsbeat: "Compared to the last album, this one will blow your mind"

BABYMETAL was interviewed in London at BBC Studios in London by BBC Newsbeat to speak about the new challenges of the group in 2016, Metal Resistance and their very expected show at SSE Arena of Wembley in London, England on April 2 which will mark the opening show of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016. Full interview below. 

 

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BABYMETAL Cover & Feature on GrindHouse Magazine Vol.95

BABYMETAL was featured on GrindHouse Magazine Vol.95 released on March 31. BABYMETAL appeared in the cover of the issue 95, was interviewed and also its new album "Metal Resistance" was reviewed. In the following post the scans of GrindHouse Magazine with BABYMETAL in the cover! 

 

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"BABYMETAL FOX WALL" listening event in Shibuya!

BABYMETAL announced "BABYMETAL FOX WALL" on FOX DAY, April 1st to appear at Shibuya Parco in Tokyo. The event features FOX Skulls with speakers to let fans and curious listeners enjoy the new album "Metal Resistance"! Read more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Legend Metal Resistance" at Tokyo Dome on September 19

BABYMETAL announced today on FOX DAY the first details of their World Tour Final at Tokyo Dome "Legend Metal Resistance" on September 19, check the details below. 

 

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Kadokawa Direct04: "BABYMETAL, The Road To The Top Of The World"

BABYMETAL featured on Besatsu Kadokawa Direct04 released on March 31 with Photo Session with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal, interview with the girls, review of the new album "Metal Resistance" and special content with photos of BABYMETAL's live performances through their career starting in 2012 to 2015. Check the scans and more features below. 

 

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Yuyoyuppe confirms participation in 5 "Metal Resistance" songs!

The artist and producer behind several BABYMETAL songs in the debut Album announced his works for 5 BABYMETAL songs of the new album "Metal Resistance" featuring: Karate, Yava!, GJ!, Sis. Anger and From Dusk Till Down. Find more information about Yuyoyuppe below!

 

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Heavy Metal Japan celebrates "Metal Resistance", Surveys about BABYMETAL!

On March 30 Heavy Metal Japan in order to celebrate the release of BABYMETAL's second Studio Album "Metal Resistance" published the results of their surveys about BABYMETAL. Check the questions and results translated below! 

 

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"Metal Resistance" debuts #2 on Oricon Style Albums Chart!

BABYMETAL's second studio album "Metal Resistance" released on March 29 in Japan debuted in the second position of the Official Oricon Style Albums chart! "Metal Resistance" will be released simultaneously worldwide on April 1st. Check more details below! 

 

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BABYMETAL on experiences & criticism outside Japan on Rolling Stone

BABYMETAL was interviewed on Rolling Stone Japan to explain their concept, why they are successful abroad but also about their experiences playing outside Japan and how they take the critics mostly from international media and its readers. Read the full interview translated below! 

 

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Kerrang: Reviews "Metal Resistance" + Interview with Su-Metal

Kerrang! Magazine reviewed the new album "Metal Resistance" in the new issue. "Metal Resistance" received 4 over 5 Kerrang "K". In addition in this release was included a brief interview with Su-Metal about the new album and the upcoming performance in London. Check the scans below. 

 

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BABYMETAL x Tsutaya "T-Card" Collaboration

BABYMETAL announced details of its collaboration with Tsutaya to release the "T-Card" to help fans to get benefits at Tsutaya Shops! In the following post details about the collaboration and how the "T-Card" works. 

 

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BABYMETAL in the Cover & Feature on Nylon Japan Magazine

The very anticipated appearance of BABYMETAL on Nylon Japan Magazine was published on March 28 featuring BABYMETAL in the cover and a small photo session with the girls. In addition this release features the appearances of Sakura Gakuin Graduates Airi Matsui and Ayaka Miyoshi, check the scans below! 

 

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BABYMETAL "Metal Resistance" kick off party at Tower Records Shibuya

BABYMETAL in collaboration with Tower Records held the "Metal Resistance" kick off party at Tower Records Shibuya Cutup Studio at the midnight of March 29. Great numbers of fans gathered to get the first copies of the new album, enjoy of a beautiful video message from the girls and meet the Tower Records beneftis! Check more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL, Mikio Fujioka, BOH & Kobametal featured on Hedoban Magazine Vol.10

BABYMETAL girls Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal appeared in the cover of the new issue of Hedoban Magazine Vol.10 Special edition dedicated to the new album "Metal Resistance", also Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka, BOH and the producer Kobametal were featured. Check the High Quality scans below. 

 

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Worldwide Media reaction on BABYMETAL "KARATE" Music Video

BABYMETAL its new Music Video for "KARATE", song part of the upcoming second Studio Album "Metal Resistance" to be released on FOX DAY, April 1st. The premier of the video reached several sites around the world from the most important sites in Japan and Europe like TeamRock to others from Australia to Spain, from Rusia to Brazil. Check our extensive report with a big number of sites talking about BABYMETAL's new Music Video "KARATE".

 

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BABYMETAL "The Final Chapter Of Trilogy" Interview on WOWOW

An interview with BABYMETAL was part of the WOWOW's Broadcast of the BABYMETAL Special on WOWOW which started with "LEGEND 2015" at Saitama Super Arena followed by "Kyoudai Tenkaichi Metaru Budokai" at Makuhari Messe and the premier of "The Final Chapter Of Trilogy" at Yokohama Arena. Watch the full interview with English Subtitles below. 

 

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BABYMETAL message about "Metal Resistance" & "KARATE" on NHK J-Melo!

BABYMETAL did a special appearance on NHK J-Melo to talk about their new album "Metal Resistance", the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 and their new Music Video "KARATE" released a few days ago. Watch the full appearance below! 

 

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BABYMETAL speaks about "THE ONE" Live Music Video on Billboard

BABYMETAL introduce their new Live Music Video for "THE ONE", the last track of the upcoming new album "Metal Resistance" to be released on April 1st around the world. The girls highlight the sentiment of performing and singing along with the audience at Yokohama Arena in December. Check more details and watch the Music Video below! 

 

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Tower Records Special Activities during "Metal Resistance" release!

Tower Records announced the activities to take place around Japan during the release day and following days of the new BABYMETAL album "Metal Resistance" set to be released worldwide on April 1st but available in Japan since March 29. Check below all the details to get the best experience ever! 

 

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OK Music interviews BABYMETAL about "Metal Resistance"!

BABYMETAL was interviewed on OK Music to talk about the working process and impressions of the new studio album "Metal Resistance" to be released on April 1. The girls share their thoughts about the album, their favorite songs and their anxiety for the upcoming release. Read the full interview translated below. 

 

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LEDA joins Takayoshi Ohmura's band UROBOROS as special guest!

UROBOROS announced the artwork of their second EP "Zodiac" and details of their first official live show on April 29 "The Ark Of Zodiac" with former BABYMETAL Kami Band LEDA (Fer East Dizain, ex Deluhi) to participate as special guest of Takayoshi Ohmura's band. Read more details below.

 

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Planet Mosh on Metal Resistance "This album is a nightmare, but only to the so-called ‘elitists’"

Planet Mosh wrote a review of the new BABYMETAL album "Metal Resistance", a very supportive but also interesting review featuring some of the best songs of the album to them like: "Amore", "GJ!", "No Rain, No Rainbow" and "THE ONE". Read their review below. 

 

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HMV News: BABYMETAL "The Final Chapter Of Trilogy" Live report

HMV News released a live report and broadcast decision of the latest BABYMETAL performance at Yokohama Arena called "The Final Chapter Of Trilogy" part of the World Tour 2015 in Japan. The report goes through the most important moments of the performance featuring some of the most popular songs and exclusive photos by Miyaaki Shingo. Read the live report translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Metal Resistance Exhibition" & "BABYMETAL Week" details

To celebrate the release of the new BABYMETAL Album "Metal Resistance" on FOX DAY (April 1) BABYMETAL will held two events at Tower Records, first "Metal Resistance Exhibition" at Tower Records Shibuya 8th Floor "Space Hachikai" and "BABYMETAL Week" at Tower Records Shinjuku! Check more details below. 

 

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Tatsuo and Mish-Mosh confirmed participations on "Metal Resistance"

More artists announced works in the new BABYMETAL album "Metal Resistance" to be released on April 1st. A few days ago Takeshi Ueda and former Kami Band member LEDA announced their participations (Read here), but also Tatsuo who also worked for BABYMETAL in the debut album and Mish-Mosh announced participations on "Metal Resistance". Details below. 

 

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LEDA &  Takeshi Ueda confirm participation in "Metal Resistance"

Former BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar LEDA and Gimme Chocolate's composer Takeshi Ueda confirmed today via Twitter their participations in the new BABYMETAL album "Metal Resistance" set to be released on FOX DAY, April 1st. Details below 

 

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Rock Sound track by track guide of BABYMETAL's "Metal Resistance"!

Rock Sound wrote a very interesting review, a track by track guide of the upcoming BABYMETAL's new Album "Metal Resistance" just a few days before the release to increase your anxiety! This track by track guide explains a little more what to expect from the new Album. Note: Road Of Resistance and Karate were removed since we already know the songs. Read below! 

 

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BABYMETAL nominated in the "Alternative Press Music Awards"!

BABYMETAL has been nominated in the "Alternative Press Music Awards" 2016 in the category "Best International Band" along with their brothers from Amuse "One OK Rock". The event will take place on July 18, we have hopes that BABYMETAL will attend to the event, read more details below! 

 

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BABYMETAL announce "Apocrypha - Only The FOX GOD Knows" shows in April!

BABYMETAL decided two more shows to take place after Wembley Arena and before the US Tour. The shows to be held for THE ONE Members will take place on April 20 and April 21, read more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "THE ONE OF THE ONE" Exclusive Event

Yesterday took place in Japan the exclusive and secret BABYMETAL THE ONE Members Project Event "THE ONE OF THE ONE" where one of the THE ONE members was summoned by Kitsune-Sama to enjoy the music of the new album "Metal Resistance" and meet BABYMETAL girls. Watch the full video ritual with English Subtitles!

 

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Suzuka interviewed on THE MUSIC from Australia: "We are not going to stop here"

Suzuka Nakamoto was interviewed on THE MUSIC Magazine from Sydney, Australia to talk about Metal Music, BABYMETAL's concept, writing lyrics, recording Metal Resistance in Australia and more. Read the interview below and check the scans with an awesome cover! 

 

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BABYMETAL in depth about "Metal Resistance" on CD & DL Magazine

BABYMETAL girls were interviewed in the latest issue of CD & DL Magazine released on March 14. Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal talk in depth about their upcoming new album "Metal Resistance". The girls shared impressions about the past World Tour 2016, their show at Tokyo Dome, and "Metal Resistance" songs like: "The One", "Tales Of Destinies", "No Rain, No Rainbow", "Amore", "Karate" and more! Full interview translated below. 

 

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2016.03.14 - BABYMETAL on CD & DL Data Magazine

BABYMETAL was featured on CD & DL Data Magazine to promote the upcoming release of their new album "Metal Resistance". The issue features a special photo shoot with the girls and an interview with BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal and the girls! Check the scans below. 

 

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BABYMETAL new song "KARATE" debuts on 3 Billboard Charts!

The new BABYMETAL song released on February 26 "KARATE" reached already Billboard Charts after just a few days of its release featuring a Second Place and 2 Top 50. In the following post details of the Billboard Charts featuring the new song KARATE

 

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Ooga Saki first show she went to was Suzuka's Karen Girl's!

Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2015 Students Council President Rinon Isono and Third Grader Ooga Saki were interviewed by DI:GA Online to talk about what is the first live show they went to. Rinon attended to PUSHIM show while Ooga attended to Karen Girl's show! She saw Suzuka Nakamoto for the first time! Read the interview below. 

 

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Jame-World review in depth BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance"

Jame-World JPop and JRock site popular in North America and South America had the chance to listen the new BABYMETAL's album Metal Resistance and wrote a very detailed review about each song of the album. Jame-World seem to know very well the concept of BABYMETAL and their previous album and that's makes it very interesting. Below, their full review! 

 

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BABYMETAL upcoming Media appearances in March and April

BABYMETAL announced the upcoming media appearances of the band in the months of March and April on TV and Magazines featuring re-broadcasts of their shows on WOWOW and appearances in important Magazines in Japan. Read more below. 

 

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"Metal Resistance" reviewed on UpSet Magazine March 2016

UpSet Magazine from United Kingom who is used to support BABYMETAL now reviews the upcoming new album to be released on April 1st on "FOX DAY". They describe the album as "utterly bizarre". Read the full review including the page dedicated to "Metal Resistance" below. 

 

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Upcoming Kami Band members activities in March 2016

New report about the upcoming BABYMETAL Kami Band members activities for the month of March 2016. This month features Mikio Fujioka and Isao Fujita playing together, Takayoshi Ohmura playing in the "Operation ORGA Tour" with C4 and much more! Read all the details in English below. 

 

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BABYMETAL announce additional European Tour Dates!

BABYMETAL have announced additional World Tour 2016 dates, this time in Europe to take place in June 2016 featuring their return to Switzerland, and Germany! Check more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL: Beyond novelty. More than a phenomenon.

Impressive Metal Hammer's report about BABYMETAL 2 Days performances at Yokohama Arena on December 12 and December 13 "The Final Chaper Of Trilogy" which gathered more than 24.000 fans. Report also includes an interview with Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno, Moa Kikuchi and Kobametal and nice mentions to Kami Band! Read a summary of the HUGE report below! 

 

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BABYMETAL at Wembley Arena Live Viewing + Goods Details

BABYMETAL and Live Viewing Japan announced the details of the live broadcast of their performance at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2, 2016 which will be broadcasted simultaneously in 5 different cities in Japan, more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Metal Resistance" Track by Track review!

Metal Hammer Magazine published a Track By Track review of the new BABYMETAL's album "Metal Resistance" out on April 1. Metal Hammer talks about each song in details with interesting details! We are sorry Metal Hammer we have to post this before the release of your new issue out Tomorrow! Get it here

 

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BABYMETAL Single "KARATE" kicks iTunes charts in its debut

BABYMETAL's lead Single of its second studio Album "Metal Resistance" released officially on February 26 had an outstanding debut day kicking in the face the most important iTunes charts around the world, from United States to United Kingdom, but also Mexico, Sweden, Norway and more. Check more details below. 

 

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Kari Band show at JZ Brat & Debut CD announcement!

BABYMETAL Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka, BOH and Yuya Maeta created "Kari Band" to perform at Showboat on November 30, after that they decided to play an additional show on February 21 at Shibuya JZ Brat in Tokyo. Check the information and photos of their performance below. 

 

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BABYMETAL at Yokohama Arena featured on HEDOBAN Spinoff #5

BABYMETAL at Yokohama Arena on December 12 and 13 last year was featured in the new Hedoban Magazine Spinoff #5 featuring the XDAY of X Japan in the cover, and a feature of the upcoming BABYMETAL show at Wembley Arena in April, check the scans below. 

 

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New Rinon's Diary: Beginnings in Sakura Gakuin and advice from Suzuka Nakamoto

Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2015 Third Grader and Students Council President Rinon Isono wrote a Diary entry about her beginnings in Sakura Gakuin, the advices from Nendo 2012 President Suzuka Nakamoto and the support from the other BABYMETAL members Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno, read the diary translated below. 

 

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Oricon Style: Sakura Gakuin the healthy Idol Group

Oricon Style report about the "growth period limited" Idol Groups focused in the process of Sakura Gakuin's member devolpment process and the final result based on its graduates: BABYMETAL (Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi), Ayaka Miyoshi and Airi Matsui. Check the translation of the report below! 

 

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Report: Comparison of followers of BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Graduates in Social Media

Report about the number of followers of BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Sakura Gakuin graduates in Social Media considering Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Ameblo. The following report will show you the reach of each member active in social media to date including interesting graphics. 

 

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NHK Japan to broadcast a special program about BABYMETAL on April 4!

BABYMETAL THE ONE sent an email to all THE ONE members to inform and invite them to attend to NHK in Tokyo on February 18 for a special viewing  of the special program of NHK Japan about BABYMETAL, official broadcast date to be announced. Please read details below. 

 

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"Gimme Chocolate" is Top 5 Chocolate songs for Valentine's Day

Music Book Japan and several other music sites released the Top 5 songs about Chocolate for your Valentine's Day. Just like in 2015 (Read here) BABYMETAL's most popular song "Gimme Chocolate" is the number 1 song about Chocolate for second consecutive year, check the Top 5 below. 

 

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Hisanori Yoshida talks about the "Origin of BABYMETAL"

Hisanori Yoshida who interviewed Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-Metal" in 2013 on "Kayou Guest Plus" to promote Megistune (Watch the interview here) a few days ago in a podcast by Fuji TV talked about the origins of BABYMETAL on Sakura Gakuin, Kobametal as Sakura Gakuin producer and more. Read what he said below. 

 

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Su-Metal speaks as "Kon-Red" on "We could be heroes" section of Metal Hammer Magazine

Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" was featured as special guest of the Metal Hammer Magazine section "We could be heroes" where popular heavy metal artists talk about what would happen if they had superpowers! Su-Metal heroe name is "Kon-Red", read below what she has to say and check the scans with the character Metal Hammer drew for her. 

 

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Kami Band BOH to perform with "Splatoon" live band at Game Party Japan 2016

Through a Tweet from Mikio Fujioka, was found that Kami Band God Of Bass BOH will be performing the in game music of the Wii-U game "Splatoon" at the Game Party Japan 2016 at Makuhari Messe this weekend! Read more details and watch the trailer below! 

 

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Su-Metal about "Doki Doki Morning" on Kerrang! Magazine

BABYMETAL was highlighted once again on Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom. This time their first song "Doki Doki Morning" was featured in the 9th place of the Kerrang! Rock Chart, also Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" was interviewed to talk about the song. Check the interview and scans below. 

 

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Mikiko & BABYMETAL featured on Japan Countdown 

BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Perfume choreographer Mikiko was once again featured in the Japanese TV, this time on Japan Countdown Check of TV Osaka on January 24. Japan Countdown Check talks about her works as choreographer with Perfume, Gen Hoshino, BABYMETAL and others, check the video translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL announces additional US Tour dates!

BABYMETAL announced additional US Tour dates in the East Coast and the expected dates in the West Coast! BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 in United States will take place during May and July of 2016 including now 4 additional dates! Check the details below! 

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Worldwide Media reaction to BABYMETAL's new album name "Metal Resistance"

BABYMETAL announced on January 15 (read here) the name of its upcoming second Studio Album "Metal Resistance" to be released on FOX DAY, April 1st. The announcement reached several sites around the world from the most important in Japan and Europe like Metal Hammer to others from Thailand to Finland, from Austria to Brazil. Check our extensive report with a big number of sites talking about BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance"!. 

 

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BABYMETAL working on an exclusive track for non-Japanese fans

According to the latest issue of Kerrang Magazine, Su-Metal mentioned that they are working on an exclusive track for non-Japanese fans for their new upcoming album "Metal Resistance" to be released on FOX DAY, April 1st. Check more details and scans below. 

 

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BABYMETAL #1 in "The artist that you want to see the most" at Summer Sonic 2016

Summer Sonic 2016 announced the final results of their Official Campain on Twitter to know the interests of fans and followers. Among several artists from different genres the most voted artist was BABYMETAL! Check the details of the Official campain below. 

 

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JCC Report: "BABYMETAL: The beautiful 'Oneesan' for children"

A new very interesting report by JCC News from Japan. This time they talk about how BABYMETAL has trascended generations reaching in the last 2 years the little childrens audience  through their own parents. They also make a comparation with "Pink Lady", a famous Japanese artist years ago. Read the full report translated below! 

 

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ESP Japan report: BABYMETAL Kami Band guitars at Yokohama Arena 

ESP Guitars Japan wrote a report from the backstage of the Yokohama Arena where BABYMETAL played its last 2 shows of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 "The Final Chapter Of Trilogy". ESP Guitars reviews in details the guitars of the BABYMETAL Kami Band members Isao Fujita, Mikio Fujioka and Takayoshi Ohmura. Read the translation below! 

 

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BABYMETAL new Album name "METAL RESISTANCE" & THE ONE Limited Edition announced! 

BABYMETAL announced after the "THE ONE Members Project" countdown finished the new Album's name "METAL RESISTANCE" and the details of the "METAL RESISTANCE THE ONE Limited Edition" for THE ONE members! Check all the details in the following blog post! 

 

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Mikio and ISAO to play at ShowBoat with Trick Box and Spark7 

BABYMETAL Kami Band Gods Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka with his project "Trick Box" and Isao Fujita with his project "Spark7" will be playing at Showboat on February 29, read the details of the event presented by Mikio Fujioka below. 

 

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Atelier Z & ESP present BOH & Takayoshi Ohmura "Guitar & Bass New Year's Festival"

BABYMETAL Kami Band members God Of Bass BOH and God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura announced officially a "Guitar & Bass" Festival to be held at the Kurosawa Music Shop! Check more details about the announcement below! 

 

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BABYMETAL at METROCK #5 in the WWS Top 10 of Music Festivals in Japan 2015

WWS Announced the Popularity Top 10 of the 2015 Music Festival in Japan featured on WWS Channel. WWS Channel featured most of the most important Japanese Music Festivals in 2015 like LUNATIC Fest, Kishidan Expo, Rock In Japan Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Festival and more. BABYMETAL was part of the METROCK Fest on May 24 and reached the Top 5 in popularity in 2015. Check the Top 10 below.

 

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BABYMETAL Yearly sales ranking in the Oricon Charts for 2015

Oricon Style unveiled its yearly sales rakings for 2015, the company published a complete yearly report featuring sales data of the most important artists in Japan collected during the year 2015. Check the details of the sales rankings for BABYMETAL below. 

 

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"The FOX Awakens", BABYMETAL on the new Album in the new Metal Hammer issue

BABYMETAL was featured in the new Metal Hammer Magazine issue 279 released today to talk about their upcoming new album set to be released on April 1, and their biggest headline show outside Japan at the Wembley Arena in London on April 2. Read and check the scans of Su-Metal, Moametal and Kobametal talking about the new album and Wembley Arena!

 

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WWS Live Report: The Hybrid BABYMETAL at Countdown Japan 15/16

WWS wrote a new Live Report about BABYMETAL, this time WWS followed BABYMETAL to Makuhari Messe in Chiba for their performance at Countdown Japan 15/16 on December 28. BABYMETAL played a new song "Karate Soiya" (Tentative Name) and some of their classics like "Gimme Chocolate", "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" and "Road Of Resistance". Read the full live report from Makuhari Messe translated below. 

 

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JCC Report: "Yuimetal, an unprecendented metal dancer"

JCC News from Japan, wrote a new report about BABYMETAL, the last one published and translated here was about the marketing techniques (read here). Now JCC wrote a report about Yui Mizuno "Yuimetal", a very good article about Yui as metal dancer, her dancing skills, her charm and also about Moa Kikuchi as her partner and Mikiko as teacher and choreographer, very recommended read. Read the full report translated below. 

 

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