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.
X Japan's leader Yoshiki was interviewed by TBS News i to talk about the X Japan's movie "We Are X", Yoshiki was asked about BABYMETAL and their actual popularity of the Japanese culture around the world. Watch the segment of the interview with English subtitles below.
Suzuka Nakamoto is featured on Ameba News in an article about "Junk Idols", they use this play of words to create a survey between college students to know which graduated Idols they love, Su-Metal is #4! Learn how this survey works, and what students think about Suzuka Nakamoto. Ameba News article translated below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka God Of Guitar, BOH God Of Bass and Yuya Maeta God Of Drums announced a new performance to take place next month in Tokyo at the Portable Audio Festival Live in the Musical Instruments Fair! Check the details below.
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。
俺たちは、DRAGONFORCEのベーシストでSINSAENUMのリーダーであり、BABYMETALのファンで素晴らしい友人と話すチャンスがあり、ニュースワイヤーは、フレデリク・ルクレールをインタビューした！ オンライン2周年を記念して、俺たちはこの素晴らしいインタビューをみんなと共有したい。気に入ってくれることを期待している！Interview in ENGLISH, read here.
NHORHM new cover album will be released on December 7, the album includes tracks from bands like Manowar, Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Helloween, Loudness and BABYMETAL featuring the song from the second album, "Metal Resistance", "THE ONE". Read more details below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine to talk about their plans for their upcoming World Tour and also speak about their UK Tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers in December. Kobametal gives some hints about their next world tour? Read more below!
On October 10 took place the DJ Special Edition Party of the music and entertainment site GekiRock featuring performances of many popular DJs from Japan including BABYMETAL's producer Yuyoyuppe as DJ Tekina/Something. Some of them played BABYMETAL songs and even a remix of Gimme Chocolate! Check more details and the songs placed below!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by The List from Scotland in order to promote the UK Tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers to take place in December. The girls talk about the FOX GOD, their concept and the upcoming Tour with RHCP. Yuimetal says that they are looking forward to learn from them too. Interview below.
October is here and is our anniversary month! We are about to celebrate our 2nd anniversary online on October 17 but we want to give you back all your love and support hosting different activities to celebrate closing with a very exclusive interview! In this second celebration event we are giving away a the full set "BABYMETAL Funko Figures", Su-Metal, Yuimetal & Moametal! Learn how to win and participate below!
BABYMETAL and Kami Band were featured in the new issue of Young Guitar Magazine November 2016. The new issue includes a live report of BABYMETAL's performances at Tokyo Dome plus Gear Of Kami Band for the performances at Tokyo Dome as well. Check the scans and a summary of the content below.
BABYMETAL announced their collaboration with Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content to release an Animated Digital Series in United States next year! Worldwide Media did a special coverage about this new featuring media sites from Japan to South America, from Music sites to Anime sites, check more details below.
BABYMETAL's T-shirts art designer KAgaMI was featured in the recent issue of MdN Magazine November 2016. Magazine where Mikiko was featured a few times as well. The feature includes a brief photo session with KAgaMI, part of her incredible portfolio including a couple of BABYMETAL t-shirt designs and finally an interview with her. Check the scans below.
Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo Graduate Mariri Sugimoto was interviewed by LoGiRL. She talks about her experience on Sakura Gakuin, Actors School Hiroshima, Suzuka Nakamoto and also mentions Ooga Saki, Yunano Notsu and Rinon Isono. Read a summary translated with the questions about Suzuka and Sakura Gakuin below.
New report about the upcoming BABYMETAL Kami Band members activities for the month of October 2016. This month features Yuya Maeta and Isao Fujita playing together, Mikio Fujioka hosting 2 Seminars for MI Japan and Leda on tour with Far East Dizain! Read all the details in English below.
Four fans, Suzanne from Australia, Daniel from Mexico and Hitoshi and Kenji from Japan share their impressions, expectations, feelings and reactions from the last BABYMETAL shows of the World Tour 2016 at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20. Four fans from the one hundred ten thousand fans who gathered for the biggest BABYMETAL show to date! Read the reviews below!
Barks Japan announced that the three BABYMETAL members are going to adopt Westone ES60 Ear Monitors. Since Tokyo Dome performances the trio started to use the new set of Ear Monitors. Meanwhile Kami Band members are using ES50. Read more details below.
BABYMETAL was nominated in August for the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016 thanks to their Music Video for "KARATE" and their second studio Album "Metal Resistance", MTV Japan announced today the winners, BABYMETAL won 2 awards of the 3 nominations! Read more details below.
BABYMETAL is featured in a new OK Music article about their songs, this time OK Music goes in depth about the the Metal elements that form BABYMETAL featuring comparations with artists like Dragonforce, Iron Maiden, Lamb Of God, Dream Theater and Judas Priest! Full article translated below!
Thanks to a Tweet was confirmed that BABYMETAL visited on September 17 the Hikawa Shrina in Kawaguchi City in Saitama to ask for safety and success for their shows at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20, read more below.
October is here and is our anniversary month! We are about to celebrate our 2nd anniversary online on October 17 but we want to give you back all your love and support hosting different activities to celebrate closing with a very exclusive interview! In this first celebration event we are giving away a copy of "Metal Resistance, Visit To Japan Anniversary Edition" CD/DVD! Learn how to win and participate below!
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Ajet Connect Magazine issue of October 2016. The article describes the beginnings of the group, mentions Sakura Gakuin and their performances at Summer Sonic Festival in 2015 and their first time headlining the Summer Sonic 2016. Check the full article below.
Mori Hayashi, better known as Mori-Sensei is teacher and tutor of Sakura Gakuin since the beginnings of the group in 2010. Was teacher of the three BABYMETAL girls, until their graduations. Suzuka's in 2013 and Yui and Moa in 2015. Mori-Sensei on his Radio Show Mochikomi talked several minutes about BABYMETAL performance at Tokyo Dome and specially about Suzuka Nakamoto, read an extended excerpt translated below.
According to The PR Web from United States BABYMETAL teamed with Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content to release an Animated Digital Series based in the three girls adventures for the US audience through Amuse USA subsidiary. Read the Press Release below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom with 4 pages about their performances at Tokyo Dome 2 Days. The feature includes reviews of "Red Night" and "Black Night" along with an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal, Moametal and Kobametal. Read a summary of the full content transcripted and scans of the great feature below!
According to a report published by Nikkei Business, BABYMETAL is #1 on Bid Acceptance Rates based on 1.650.000 auction deals survey. Following BABYMETAL there is another Amuse artst Gen Hoshino. Also Nogizaka46 is featured in this report. Read a summary translated below.
Airi Suzuki from C-ute, attended to BABYMETAL show "Red Night" at Tokyo Dome to close their fantastic World Tour 2016. Airi wrote the following blog post after the first show "Red Night" on September 19. Read her impressions and also her reaction about Moa Kikuchi's admiration towards her! Blog translated below.
Many artists from Japan and abroad attended to Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20 to see BABYMETAL closing their awesome World Tour 2016. In the following post we feature the impressions translated of Himeka Nakamoto (Suzuka's sister) from Nogizaka46, singer and rapper Daoko and the artist and dancer Yu-Ka from Tempura Kidz. Read below!
BABYMETAL members Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi were featured on Excite Japan about their TV commercial in 2012 with the Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki who plays in the MLB of United States. The article features a summary of the commercial. We also added the commercial in case you never watched it! Enjoy!
BABYMETAL is featured in many TV Shows from Japan after their incredible closing shows of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 at Tokyo Dome. Footage of "Red Night" and "Black Night" shows including professional footage of Karate, Road Of Resistance and THE ONE English Ver. Watch below!
BABYMETAL was featured on Nikkan Sports Shimbun (Newspaper) in the issue September 21 about their performances at Tokyo Dome with comments about the performance and impressions from Su-Metal and Yuimetal about Tokyo Dome shows and the upcoming UK Tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers, check the release and translation below.
Oricon Style show report from the BABYMETAL performances at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20 for "Legend Metal Resistance, Red Night & Black Night", the last shows of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016. Read the report translated below.
BABYMETAL announced after their second performance at Tokyo Dome the Live Viewing of their first appearances at Zepp Hall nationwide in 5 difference places to take place on October 5, 2016. More details below.
BABYMETAL closing shows of their incredible BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 took places at the massive Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. The sold out shows with 55.000 ticket sold each night featured completely different setlists, different costumes and partially different Kami Band lineup. Red Night featured a "Black & Gold" costume (Show report), meanwhile Black Night featured a new "Black & Red" costume (Show report). Photos below courtesy of fans, Mikiko Mizuno, Sakura Gakuin graduates who attended to the shows Hinata Sato, Airi Matsui, Yunano Honjyo and professional photos via Excite, Rockin' On, NME Japan, Natalie and GekiRock.
Famous Anime Director from Osaka Yutaka Yamamoto wrote a very interesting and deep blog about BABYMETAL's performance at Tokyo Dome. Someone like him with such experience in art praised BABYMETAL as 'the very forefront of contemporary art'. Read his blog translated below.
Hayashi International Promotion Presents interviewed Shawn Crahan and Corey Taylor from Slipknot to promote the upcoming Knotfest Shows in Japan in November. Corey Taylor mentioned when he attended to BABYMETAL's show at Chicago Open Air in July. Watch below.
BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome takes place tomorrow, reason why is the time to "push it back" and "sit down" to look back. The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 had been plenty of awesome shows but also featured a good number of shows in Japan with unforgettable moments and achievements! Check the Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016.
BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome is around the corner, reason why is the time to "push it back" and "sit down" to look back. The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 had been plenty of awesome shows, incredible moments, unforgettable achievements. Check our Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows overseas below.
BABYMETAL and ESP Guitars Japan officially announced the collaboration to put on sale the E-II Arrow 7 Guitars which Kami Band use to play since last year! Find more details and where to get it below.
J-Pop stars and "big sisters" of BABYMETAL just finished their US Tour. Perfume was interviewed by Fuse TV to talk about their successful "Cosmic Explorer Tour", J-Pop and also about BABYMETAL. Read what the girls said about their little girls on Fuse!
BABYMETAL "Visit To Japan" released to promote and celebrate the performances at Tokyo Dome 2 Days on September 19 and September 20 debuted Top 5 on Oricon Style Albums Charts on September 13! Read more details below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH was announced as part of the team who worked for J-Pop group "amiinA" set to release their debut album on October 26! Read more details below.
BABYMETAL announced the release of "Live at Wembley Arena" DVD/Bluray and THE ONE Limited Edition Bluray on November 23, 2016. Pre-Orders start on September 14! Find more details below.
BABYMETAL released nationwide in Japan the debut Album BABYMETAL and the second studio Album Metal Resistance "Visit To Japan" CD/DVD anniversary editions with great success. In the following report an album of photos and interesting tweets about the release date!
The J-Pop and J-Rock group from Japan "Scott & Rivers" featuring Rivers Cuomo from Weezer and Scott Murphy from Allister were interviewed by Billboard Japan and Real Sound Japan to promote the new group. In both interviews they mentioned BABYMETAL, specially Rivers who wants to collaborate with them. Read a summary translated below.
BABYMETAL was featured on AFP News with a special coverage and interview with Kobametal, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal from their show at Zepp Tokyo for "The White Mass" performance. Interesting article and interview about their past, present and the future. Article translated below.
Both BABYMETAL albums are now available for streaming on AWA Music streaming services from Japan. The debut album "BABYMETAL" and "Metal Resistance" had been added to the app on September 8. Read more below.
Through Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Natalie.mu was announced a second set of artists and events who joined "TenbaiNO", the statement to prevent the high number of concerts tickets resales and the expensive prices. BABYMETAL joined in the second set of artists. Read more about the project in the following post.
Three BABYMETAL Kami Band members Hideki Aoyama, Leda and former God Of Bass IKUO collaborated with Akino with bless4 for the Anime "Shuumatsu No Izeta". The collaboration includes a Music Video, learn more below.
A new segment of the interview with BABYMETAL had been released today by The Grammys. In this part, Moametal explains one of the memorable tour moments for BABYMETAL this year. The US Tour in May and July. Watch the segment of the interview below.
Metal Hammer Magazine from United Kingdom is celebrating the 30th Anniversary. As part of the celebrations they are releasing interviews with bands you love. In this segment they stopped to talk with Su-Metal to represent BABYMETAL. Suzuka talks about Metal Music, Sonisphere, Wembley, her ultimate aim and BABYMETAL celebrating 30 years! Interview below.
Su-Metal was interviewed by British media to share her thoughts about winning the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016 for "Best Live Act" and performing in United Kingdom. Many media sites like Rock Sound published the message from Suzuka. Read what she said about winning the award on September 6.
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.
BABYMETAL announced that their Music Video for "KARATE" and their second studio Album "Metal Resistance" are nominated in the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016! Check more details and how to vote below!
BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of the Czech magazine FAKKER!. In this issue FAKKER! published a "Japan Style" Special including BABYMETAL titled "Resistance Is Futile". Check more details below.
As published earlier (Check details here), FAKKER! Magazine from Czech Republic released a "Japan Style Special" with their new issue #9 September 2016. The Japan Style Special features in depth information about Japanese Culture and Music with BABYMETAL as center of the attention. Read below the full article translated!
After Red Hot Chili Peppers and BABYMETAL the UK Tour many sites around the world started to publish information about the Tour and Ticket sales. Japanese Media from Billboard to Gekirock and many others posted details about the second tour for BABYMETAL supporting an artist outside Japan, see more below.
BABYMETAL performing "Catch Me If You Can" was featured on NHK World Newsline in their special segment "Beating The Heat" about Music and Marketing in Summer. Watch the brief feature with footage of BABYMETAL at the Festival.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was interviewed by Radio X FM from United Kingdom to talk about their upcoming UK Tour with BABYMETAL in December. He praised BABYMETAL's style and why they decided to invite the band, read an excerpt of the interview below.
BABYMETAL has been mentioned by Marty Friedman once again in an interview. This time Marty was interviewed by Tokyo Shimbun (Tokyo Newspaper) to talk about J-Pop. He praised the Japanese lyrics and mentioned how BABYMETAL fans are learning Japanese thanks to the inspiration of the lyrics. Read an excerpt of the interview below.
Red Hot Chili Peppers announced today that BABYMETAL will be their support band during their UK Tour in December. BABYMETAL will be playing in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester from December 5 to December 18! See more details below.
BABYMETAL played at Zepp Nagoya in Nagoya, Moa Kikuchi's homeland the last two shows of "The White Mass" Tour on August 24 (Show report) and on August 25 (Show report). The last two shows where the return of BABYMETAL to Zepp Nagoya after one year. Below Official Photos, and Pre/Post Show photos by fans featuring: Yakimi, Maruyama, Moge, Mahoroba, Riccha, Ou-Metal, Hiromin and many others.
Suzuka Nakamoto's sister Himeka Nakamoto member of Nogizaka46 was interviewed by Street Jack Magazine in the "Hello Me" section to talk about her family in an interview called "Nakamoto 3 sisters story" featuring beautiful photo montage of her as baby with herself nowadays. Beautiful feature for Nakamoto's family. Interview translated below.
Musicians Institute of Japan in Osaka announced a new Special Guitar Seminar featured a Kami Band member, on Saturday August 27 Mikio Fujioka will be hosting a new guitar seminar, read more below.
BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of Music Complex Magazine Vol.05, the new feature includes photos and information about the BABYMETAL performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24, check the scans below!
Billboard Japan released a list of the most Tweet artists during their performances at the Rock In Japan Festival 2016 Day 1. BABYMETAL played on August 6 (Show report). Read more about Billboard's article below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in the latest issue of Music Complex Magazine to talk about their past experience at Wembley Arena, their show debut at Fuji Rock Festival and the reception from the audience, the upcoming shows at Tokyo Dome and more! Read the interview translated below.
The entertainment site Natalie.mu published an article featuring the people involved in the amazing "Tokyo Show" performance at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Brazil. Part of the production team is from the Japanese group Perfume including BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Perfume choreographer Mikiko Mizuno. Read more below.
BABYMETAL played for 5th Consecutive time at Summer Sonic Festival. This time Summer Sonic Osaka only but they headlined for first time one of the main stages, the Sonic Stage. Takayoshi Ohmura the God Of Guitar was busy with Marty Friedman at the Forest Stage, Leda took his place even when he played earlier with Acid Black Cherry at Sonic Stage. BABYMETAL played in front of 7000 people closing the event in Osaka (Show report). Band Photos, Pre-Show by fans featuring Kashimo, Shu, Akinot and Papimetal and Official Photos of the show by Summer Sonic below!
Entertainment site Natalie.mu published a live report including photos of the BABYMETAL performance of "The White Mass" at Zepp Tokyo. The Day 2 at Zepp Tokyo featured the debut in Japan of Yuimetal and Moametal song "Sis.Anger". Read the report translated and check the photos of the show below.
HMV News live report from the epic BABYMETAL performance at Rock In Japan Festival 2016 in Ibaraki, Japan on August 6 in front of more than 50.000 people (Show report). Aside BABYMETAL was one of the Festival openers they carried out a great show for all their fans out there. Read the live report translated and official photos below!
Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo Graduate Mariri Sugimoto answered questions on Twitter on August 19 to promote her appearance on Love Berry. Read below a summary translated of the questions and her answers related with Sakura Gakuin and BABYMETAL.
BABYMETAL announced Media appearances on MTV and M-ON Music to promote their shows at Tokyo Dome in September to close the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016. Read more below.
BABYMETAL "The White Mass" Tour dates number 3 and number 4 took place at Zepp Tokyo. BABYMETAL played at Zepp Tokyo after 3 years! In addition in the Day 2 "Akatsuki" was played after 8 months (Day 1 Show report, Day 2 Show report). Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Pre and Post show photos by fans featuring Kotaro, Rocometal, Papimetal, Wednesdayxxx, JDC-Metal, Mamma and official photos of the show by Taku Fujii.
Rob Halford and BABYMETAL interviewed by Alternative Press, the girls and Rob stopped at the PRS Backstage Lounge to share their impressions about their performance and talk about the process of making the live collaboration. Watch the interview below.
The National Student had the chance to talk with DragonForce lead guitarist Herman Li. Herman was asked about the collaborations and artists Dragonforce worked with, BABYMETAL was mentioned in a couple of paragraphs, check what Herman Li has to say.
The Grammys published their interview with BABYMETAL at the backstage of the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio where BABYMETAL was nominated for "Best International Band" and also performed with Rob Halford of Judas Priest. Watch the brief interview below.
DragonForce guitarist Herman Li who collaborated with BABYMETAL along with Sam Totman for "Road Of Resistance" was interviewed by Distored Sound Magazine. He was asked about the collaboration with BABYMETAL, read what Herman said about "ROR".
A very interesting article has been published by El Universal from Mexico about the Japanese music and Japanese artists getting recognition and popularity in Mexico. Starting very slow back in 2006 until their most active year in 2015 with BABYMETAL at Circo Volador. Very complete article with many details about the Japanese scene in Mexico with examples featuring BABYMETAL. Read the full translation below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band Gods Of Guitar Isao Fujita and Mikio Fujioka are featured on "The Epic Guitar Solo Challenge". They appear in the anthem to promote the guitar practive with the Music Video "Don't You Tell Me Not To Play Guitar" to support The EJ Witten Foundation for prostate cancer. Learn more below and watch the awesome MV!
BABYMETAL played its third show of the Festival Tour in Japan, after Fuji Rock in July and Rock In Japan on August 6 BABYMETAL visited Hokkaido to play at the Rising Sun Rock Festival at Sun Stage before One OK Rock (Show report). Photos from BABYMETAL, Rising Sun, and Pre-show and Show photos by fans featuring, Suteguma, Papimetal, Mashuu, Yuhi Rocket, Hamanuna. Check the photos and captures from Space Shower TV broadcast below.
Yuyoyuppe who released recently his debut album as DJ Tekina / Something called "KAWA-EDM" was interviewed by Natalie.mu to talk about his album, activities and BABYMETAL. In the following post an excerpt of the questions and comments about BABYMETAL his remix of "Head Bangya" and the 36 demos of "Megitsune". Read the translation below.
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!
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.
BABYMETAL returned to Rock In Japan Festival after 3 years, their first performance was in 2013 (Show report). In 2016 BABYMETAL played 8 songs setlist at the Grass Stage in front of 50.000 people in the audience (Show report)! Check below Pre-Show photos, Official photos of the girls, Show photos from fans featuring Ikura Onigiri and Show photos by Mayu, HMV News and Rockin' On!
Wilmington News Journal article about how Heavy Metal music is growing around the world use BABYMETAL performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio as example of how the Heavy Metal music is expanding and reaching new levels. Extensive but interesting article, read below.
BABYMETAL and their amazing Kami Band were featured on 33Man about Idols performing with live bands, since turned out very common in Japan that Idols started perform with back tracks, 33Man features Idols with amazing live bands. Read the article translated and what the say about Kami Band!
AIM Independent Music Awards 2016 revealed the full list of nominees after a careful deliberation by their panel, along with 15.000 public votes, BABYMETAL has been nominated for "Best Live Act"!. Check more details below!
BABYMETAL announced the re-release of the Limited Edition of the self-titled album and the re-release of "Metal Resistance" Limited Edition album to celebrate Tokyo Dome's performance! Read more below.
BABYMETAL's biggest supporter, and the first from Metal scene, Marty Friedman was interviewed on Billboard to promote the premiere of his new Single "Meathook" in collaboration with Jorgen Munkeby. Friedman was asked about collaborations and BABYMETAL came on topic, read what Marty said below.
Canino Magazine from Spain wrote an extensive article about BABYMETAL self-title album winning the Metal Hammer's Best Album Of The 21st Century. The article explains why BABYMETAL is hated by "true metalheads" and why the negative reaction of so many metal fans after the announcement. We thought that the article deserved to be translated, we hope you like it!
BABYMETAL was featured in mainstream media from Serbia on "HEJ!" Magazine released today (August 1, 2016). The article features information about the members, their success on Youtube, 6 Facts about the band featuring Kami Band! Check the content of the magazine trascribed and translated below!
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!
Daily Japan in the Gossip section features Yuuzou Kayama comments on TBS TV Show "Sawako No Asa" (Sawako's Morning), Yuuzou speaks about BABYMETAL and his favorite song of the group "Gimme Chocolate". It's the song that resonates in his heart at the moment, read more below.
The book and magazine publisher specializing in politics, economics and business, based in Tokyo "Toyo Keizai" wrote a very interesting article about "BABYMETAL Theories" and misconceptions. The article includes a talk between 3 BABYMETAL fans. Check the article translated below.
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.
BABYMETAL played for first time at the Fuji Rock Festival. The 2016 edition of the Festival celebrated the 20th Anniversary. BABYMETAL played at the White Stage in front of 15.000 people (Show report). Earlier Kami Band Takyoshi Ohmura performed with dCprG. Below Pre-Show and Show photos by fans featuring Nekoryuji, Mayu and Bamboo. Official photos by Qetic, Blare Magazine and Billboard Japan.
Kerrang Magazine's new issue released today features BABYMETAL in their Live Reviews segment. Kerrang reviews BABYMETAL at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on July 15 (Show report) plus a 3 questions interview with Su-Metal about the World Tour 2016, the experience in Los Angeles and Download Festival. Check the scans and transcription below.
It's summer in Japan, and it's time for BABYMETAL's Japan Tour playing in the Big 4 Festivals of the Summer plus The White Mass performances before the big events at Tokyo Dome. OK Music wrote an article about the 5 'extreme' songs leading this summer 2016, "Tales Of The Destinies" from "Metal Resistance" is #3. Read the article translated below.
Report of the Worldwide Media coverage about the BABYMETAL performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards 2016 in Columbus, Ohio on July 18. The report features all the Media sites found by our team after the performance. This is probably the biggest media coverage featuring BABYMETAL so far. Check the report below.
Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo Graduate Hinata Sato held another "Hinatomo" (Hina-Friends) on Saturday July 23, some fans asked her about BABYMETAL. Read what Hinata said about the girls and her favorite BABYMETAL song below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed at Chicago Open Air by Kelly Frazier of Huffington Post to talk about their fanbase and being a role moder for younger fans, thier nervousness for Tokyo Dome's performances, "KARATE" as WWE NXT Takeover them song and more. Read the interview below.
And More Fes wrote a very interesting report to promote the upcoming BABYMETAL show at Summer Sonic Osaka featuring facts of BABYMETAL's popularity in Japan and outside Japan including their debut at Summer Sonic in 2012, their show at Nippon Budokan, Sonisphere Festival, Gimme Chocolate on Youtube, Inazuma Rock Festival in 2013, Chicago Open Air and more. Read the article translated below.
CD Shop announced the Primary Nominatos for the 9th CD Shop Awards 2017. BABYMETAL's second Album "Metal Resistance" was nominated along with many other great Japanese albums released this year. As always all the nominations comes from All Japan CD Shop clerks, see details below.
Alternative Press Japan caught BABYMETAL after their performance with Rob Halford at the AP Music Awards 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. The girls shared more impressions about their performance with Metal God, nervousness, enjoyment, but also great memories and Moa excited to play guitar! Read the article and comments translated below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by MTV Japan to talk about their performance with Rob Halford of Judas Priest at the Alternative Press Music Awards held in Ohio, United States on July 18. The girls emphasized that was like a dream. Read the article below!
Musicians Institute of Japan in Osaka announced a Special Guitar Seminar to be hosted by Kami Band God Of Guitars Mikio Fujioka and Takayoshi Ohmura to take place at the Instituted on August 10! Check more details below.
BABYMETAL vocalist Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" and Judas Priest's leader Rob Halford stopped to talk with Rolling Stone to share their impressions about the performance together at the Alternative Press Awards 2016 in Columbus, United States. Read what they have to say about the experience below.
BABYMETAL attended to the Alternative Press Music Awards 2016 at The Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio in United States. The group was nominated for "Best International Band" and set to perform with Rob Halford from Judas Priest. Check more details, the performance and many photos below.
BABYMETAL interviewed on I-D to talk about their World Tour adventures, Yui miss cherry blossoms season, advices from Lady Gaga and headlining Wembley Arena in London, England. Interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed at Alternative Press Music Awards Red Carpet in the official broadcast via Amazon by BABYMETAL's friend Ash Costello of the band New Years Day and Keith Buckley. Very short and sweet interview. Watch below.
BABYMETAL was featured on The Japan Times with an article dedicated to their upcoming performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24. Also Japan Times quotes some lines of their interview with BABYMETAL about Fuji Rock, and World Tour experiences. Read the article below!
BABYMETAL closed their World Tour 2016 in United States at the Toyota Park in Chicago, Illinois for the Chicago Open Air Festival first edition. BABYMETAL played at the Second Stage (Show report). Band photos at backstage, pre-show photos and Show photos by fans featuring: Neeknac, Souks, Andres, Uemametal and Smily Dog Metal. Also professional photos by MetalWani, available below
BABYMETAL played its last headline show of the World Tour 2016 outside Japan at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Was their second show in the city (Show report). The girls also met artists like SHoTA or After Romeo, and popular Youtubers The Fine Bros! Check Pre-Show and Show photos by fans featuring Donovan McNerd, Jakemetal, Keisan, Louis Appleby, Makometal, Pirate Panda, Tipo120 and Xacto-Metal. Official Photos by LA Weekly.
BABYMETAL announced details, art and started pre-order of Tokyo Dome goods for THE ONE Members only. The massive announcement features many T-shirts and several diverse items available for pre-order find details in English below.
BABYMETAL was featured in San Francisco Chronicles newspaper in the section "Weekend Datebook" to promote BABYMETAL's performance at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Check the article and a picture of the print edition below.
BABYMETAL's debut album was listed #92 on Metal Hammer's "Greatest Albums Of The 21st Century" of the new issue 286 featuring former drummer of Slipknot Joey Jordison in the cover. Check what Metal Hammer says about BABYMETAL's album below!
BABYMETAL played its first show even in Metallica's land San Francisco at sold out Regency Ballroom. The show featured the return of Yava! after a few months (Show report). Below Pre-Show photos and Show photos by fans featuring: Miyake Masato, Itchiemetal, Jartai, Takeshikun, Tipo120, Akillermetal, Keisan, Krash, Makometal and Satoshi Komiyama .
BABYMETAL was featured on Vice in their series of programs "Noisey And Friends". The girls were interviewed to talk about their beginnings, who is the FOX GOD and their dresses. The interview published is the main part of the interview released only for USA via Go99 App. Read more below.
Blackened Extreme Metal band from Melbourne, Australia "Hybrid Nightmare" wrote an article on their Website called "Let's talk BABYMETAL". Their article states details why they decided to support BABYMETAL and an interesting talk with a metalhead against them. Read below.
BABYMETAL is featured in 2016 Fiscal year on Japanese Text Book "Info.box for Elementary English learners" of Emille Publishing! The feature includes a description in English of BABYMETAL's success in 2016. Read more details below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Entertainmente Weekly before the start of the second part of the World Tour 2016 in United States' West Coast. The girls talk about the experience at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and how the exposure helped to sold out tickets in USA, Metal scene support, the feminine perspective of their music and more! Read more below.
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.
BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" is featured in two new Half Year rankings, Tower Records announced their "First Six Months of Japanese Music" while "Mora" announced the Half Year Download Ranking! Check the details below.
Very popular Japanese Metal band Loudness was interviewe on Natalie to promote their just released new album "Samsara Flight", a commemorative album to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the band. In the page 3 of the interview there were asked about BABYMETAL, read what they said translated below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Drums Yuya Maeta was interviewed by Accordo from Italy to talk about his current activities including his role as God Of Drums in BABYMETAL as backup of Hideki Aoyama. He talks about the process of their rehearsals, learning the songs and playing with BABYMETAL. Interesting interview translated below.
Through Billboard Japan SoundScan Japan announced the details of the amount of sales and trends in Japan during the first 6 months of the Year 2016, BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" is featured #9 in the Albums Chart, read more below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura visited Singapore on July 2 and Thailand on July 4 as part of the ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour. His seminar featuring live performances of his own songs and also BABYMETAL songs! Find more details about ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour including Photos and Videos!
Tsutaya's Site did promotional post about BABYMETAL with a selection of 10 songs to introduce BABYMETAL to your friends. They recommend songs from "BABYMETAL", "Metal Resistance" and also from "Live At Budokan". Read the article translated and tell us which songs did you use to recommend BABYMETAL to your friends!
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka was interviewed by Barks Japan to talk about his experience abroad playing as Kami Band member and also about the project called Kari Band with BOH and Yuya Maeta. Read the full interview translated below!
Herman Li from Dragonforce who collaborated with BABYMETAL on "Road Of Resistance", opening track of "Metal Resistance" was interviewed on Metal Wani to promote their upcoming Tour Dates and the recently released "Best Of" album "Killer Elite". He once again talked about BABYMETAL, read a summary and listen the full interview below.
Revolt TV finally released its interview with BABYMETAL before the start of the World Tour in United States weeks ago! In this very interesting interview the girls explain what is the meaning of "Kawaii" on BABYMETAL but also in Japan, watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Big Issue North from United Kingdom with an article from the Download Festival in Donington Park. Su-Metal was interviewed at the backstage, she talked about the experience at Download 2016, Rob Zombie's support, the upcoming performance with Rob Halford, THE ONE, and singing in Japanese. Very interesting article and interview transcripted below.
BABYMETAL was featured and interviewed on The Japan Times to promote their performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24 (Sunday). the feature includes a small appearance in the first page of the newspaper an a page including an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal, check more details below.
Kami Band members BOH, Mikio Fujioka and Yuya Maeta published a few photos from their Photoshoot for their parallel project called "Kari Band". They are working in their debut album to be released later this year! Check the first photos from the session below!
BABYMETAL's success, talent and efforts of the whole group and specially Suzuka Nakamoto as lead vocalist made her become one of the 50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today according to the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine, read more details below!
BABYMETAL Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura will be visiting Singapore and Thailand in July as part of the ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour before the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 hit United States for second time this year! Find more details about ESP Guitar Clinic Asian Tour below!
JCC News from Japan article about BABYMETAL's discipline and Amuse training frame dedicated to Japanese teens and childrens to find in them their talent to become tomorrow's Idols. JCC summary of BABYMETAL members career before BABYMETAL and comparation with the process of Idols in Japan. Very interesting article translated below.
Another band shares their support to BABYMETAL, the five piece British melodic metalcore band Bury Tomorrow interviewed at Download Festival, bassist Davyd Winter-Bates confirms that he loves BABYMETAL, watch the segment of the interview below!
BABYMETAL was featured on Apple Music's Beats 1 program staRo in Tokyo including a brief interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal to introduce the concept of the group and promote their show at Tokyo Dome in September, listen the segment below.
Ray Luzier from Korns joins the long list of Rock and Metal artists supporting BABYMETAL. Ray Luzier in interview at Download Festival shared his experience watching BABYMETAL, watch the segment of the interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by SKY Arts from United Kingdom before the broadcast of their song KARATE live at Download Festival, the girls talk about their previous performance at Download, playing this year and the FOX Sign, watch the performance and interview below!
BABYMETAL new album "Metal Resistance" released on April 1, 2016 is ranked #9 in the half year sales ranking of Oricon Style. Check the Top10 list featuring also the number of copies sold and more details in the following post.
BABYMETAL announced upcoming Media appearances to promote the rest of the World Tour 2016. Will be featured on starRo in Tokyo of Beats 1 of Apple Music. Check the details and where to find the appearances below.
BABYMETAL was featured in German TV when the band visited Germany on June 7 and June 8. KIKA TV attended to BABYMETAL's World Tour 2016 show at LongHorn in Stuttgart on June 8 (Show report). KIKA TV made a documentary about BABYMETAL and interviewed BABYMETAL at the backstage of LongHorn, watch below.
BABYMETAL was featured for second consecutive week on Kerrang Magazine, this time Kerrang published new content from the Kerrang Awards 2016 where BABYMETAL won "Best Live Band" Award, also features an apologise from ceremony's presenter Benji Webbe from the band Skindred, check the scans below.
TECHinsight wrote an article dedicated to Yui Mizuno "Yuimetal"17th birthday. TECHinsight did a summary of her career and a summary of fans comments on social networks about her and her growth. Article translated below.
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.
Aiko Yamaide's new diary dedicated to Yui Mizuno's birthday featuring many tomatoes and a t-shirt of Ariana Grande!
Read the full diary translated below.
Star Radio Rock Show from United Kingdom caught up BABYMETAL girls at the black carpet of the Kerrang Awards 2016 after winning their new award "Best Live Band". The girls talk about Wembley Arena and Rob Halford. Listen the full audio below!
BABYMETAL recorded a video message for Fuji TV to talk about their upcoming performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24 after the end of the second part of the US Tour. The girls share their impressions about the Festival. Watch the video with English Subtitles.
BABYMETAL interviewed on Mondo Sonoro from Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish site did an exclusive Email interview with BABYMETAL to talk about the FOX GOD, the new album "Metal Resistance", "No Rain, No Rainbow" from the new album. their connection with Kami Band members, favorite bands, support from artists and more! Read the full interview translated below.
BABYMETAL announced a series of shows for THE ONE Members to take place in August from August 8 to August 25 in Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya, more details below.
BABYMETAL was featured and Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-Metal" was interviewed on Alternative Press to talk about the weirdest things about America on Alternative Press. Read the full intrvewi
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Kerrang Magazine from United Kingdom. BABYMETAL performance at Download Festival and girls appearance at the Kerrang Awards 2016 was highlighted in the new issue, check the scans and a summary below.
BABYMETAL European Tour 2016 finished, after arriving in Japan Kami Band God Of Bass BOH wrote a new Blog entry to talk briefly about the Tour and upcoming projects. Read his new blog post translated below.
T-Site wrote an article to introduce to their readers part of the most important members of BABYMETAL Team. The artist behind the excellent BABYMETAL music in the new album "Metal Resistance" making special focus on Takeshi Ueda and former Kami Band God Of Guitar Leda, read the report translated below.
BABYMETAL announced a Band Score and Live Score selection featuring songs from the debut album "BABYMETAL" and the second studio album "Metal Resistance" to be released in July! More details below.
BABYMETAL met Express Online at the backstage of Download Festival in United Kingdom on June 10, after the show Su-Metal interviewed on Express Online to talk about their show at Download Festival, her love for Metal music and many more. Read the interview below.
After the epic BABYMETAL performance at Download Festival some of the most important Rock & Metal Magazines from United Kingdom wrote their thoughts about the performance on June 10. Rock Sound highlights the efforts of the band performing in a very rainy day, Su-Metal's command on stage and their quality as live band, read more below.
BABYMETAL played its last show of the World Tour 2016 in Europe at the new Download Festival France in Paris. BABYMETAL was expected to play 60 minutes by the show was reduced to 30 due technical issues (Show report). Pre-Show photos by fans, Band photos, Show photos by fans featuring Tatako and Miu and Professional photos by Fan Actuel, Download France, Vacarm, Japan FM, HardForce and Dana Distortion. Check them out below.
BABYMETAL was once again featured on mainstream media in Australia, this time on Sydney Morning Herald in the segment "Good Weekend" with an article called "Metal Petals" featuring an interview with Su-Metal, check the article and interview below.
Associated Press released a series of photos of BABYMETAL posing at the backstage of the Download Festival 2016 in United Kingdom on June 10, check the photo session below.
BABYMETAL officially debuted at the glamorous Download Festival in United Kingdom. In 2015 BABYMETAL played just one song in collaboration with Dragonforce but this year 2016 the band played a 6 songs Set under heavy rain (Show report here). Pre-show Photos by fans, Band Photos, and Show Photos by Fans, Papimetal, and Professional Photos by Madrat, Upset Magazine, Rock Sound, Download Festival, TeamRock, Ticketmaster and Dana Distortion. Check them all below!
Seems like one of Moa Kikuchi's dreams is slowly taking shape, Sakura Gakuin was featured on Alternative Press from United States. Using BABYMETAL as reference Alt.Press introduce Sakura Gakuin to overseas readers. Check the feature below!
BABYMETAL appeared at the Kerrang Awards 2016 in London to receive the "Best Live Band" Award (Report here). After, the girls went to the Black Carpet to held interviewes and photo sessions with UK Media. Bang Showbiz published part of their interview at the Black Carpet, watch below!
BABYMETAL was announced today at the Kerrang Awards 2016 Ceremony winner of the "Best Live Band" Award at The Troxy Theater in London, England! Last year BABYMETAL won "The Spirit Of Independence" Award (Report here). Check more information and many photos from the Ceremony below.
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.
Suzuka Nakamoto was interviewed on Kerrang! Magazine new issue to talk about their official debut at Download Festival this weekend, their experience at Wembley Arena, and the appearance on WII U Video Game Super Mario Maker, read the interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Metal Hammer just 3 days away of their official debut at Download Festival in United Kingdom. The girls talk about their debut at the Festival, checking Rammstein performance, playing with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards, and the US Tour.
BABYMETAL played at Live Music Hall in Koln, Germany. The same place where in 2014 BABYMETAL held Legend M and Moametal sang the second part of Head Bangya (Show report). This year was sold out an a little complicated (Show report). Pre-show photos by fans, BABYMETAL and Kami Band photos and Show photos by fans featuring an album by Papimetal below.
Music Week from United Kingdom released an interesting article about the team working behind BABYMETAL in United Kingdom. The team that helped the band to play at Sonisphere, The Forum, Brixton Academy and Wembley Arena. Read the most important parts of the article below.
BABYMETAL played for first time in Netherlands and debuted at the FortaRock Festival. In a very good performance (Show report here) the band met several artists from bands like Megadeth, Abbath, Disturbed, Architects, Volbeat and Havok. Pre-show photos, Band Photos, and Show photos by Fans featuring Jartai, Itchiemetal, Amo-Metal, Chantal, Nimikox, and Professional photos by Karin Claus Bart Heemskerk, Wanderlust and Darker Music from Netherlands.
Japanese broadcasting TV Station WOWOW published a great documentary about BABYMETAL named: "What is BABYMETAL? Girls that changed the history". The documentary is a summary of BABYMETAL activities from their beginnings with "Metal Resistance" episodes to 2016. Watch the full broadcast below!
BABYMETAL played its second show of the BABYMETAL European Tour 2016 at Rock In Vienna Festival in Austria. Second consecutive year playing at the Festival in Austria (Show report). Below Pre-show photos by fans, Kami Band photos, Show photos by fans featuring Jartai, Itchiemetal and Jens Rikeit, official photos by Rafabasa.
BABYMETAL was featured and interviewed on VOGUE to talk about their secondary mission the fashion. The feature also includes a new promotional photo. The girls talk about their new costume and why Fashion is the secondary mission after their Music. Read below.
BABYMETAL have announced a second date at the Tokyo Dome! BABYMETAL is going to play on September 20 to close the World Tour 2016, check more details below.
BABYMETAL started its second part of the World Tour 2016 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The first show of the European Tour featured the debut of one of the most expected songs of the new album "Metal Resistance", "Sis.Anger" (Show report). Below Pre-show photos by fans and Show photos by Jartai, Itchiemetal and Smiley Dog.
Rolling Stone released a new segment of its interview with BABYMETAL. In this part, the girls are interviewed to talk about breaking language barriers and their energy onstage. The interview features in addition footage from live performances. Watch the interview below.
BABYMETAL announced a new Bluray release featuring the Metal Resistance Trilogy shows at Saitama Super Arena, Makuhari Messe and Yokohama Arena in 2015 for THE ONE members, check the details below.
BABYMETAL lead Single of the new album "Metal Resistance", was announced to be featured in a new episode of the WWE NXT TakeOver event on June 8. "KARATE" will be one of the themes of the event along with . Check our Media coverage report below.
Fuse TV released a new segment of their exclusive interview with BABYMETAL. In this 4th part the girls talk about their first performance ever, back in 2010 when they played "Doki Doki Morning". They also talk about the World Tour and meeting the FOX GOD! Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL have announced in interview with Billboard at Carolina Rebellion that the band will be playing with Rob Halford at the Alternative Music Awards in United States on July 18, the performance will take place after the second part of the US Tour. Read more below!
Billboard Magazine Vol. 128 issue 14 released on May 28, 2016 published an article about BABYMETAL's success in North America interviewing BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal and the specialist on Japanese entertainment Patrick St. Michael to explain with details about BABYMETAL's concept. Read a summary of the article below and high quality photos of the article published in the magazine.
BABYMETAL's collaborator & composer in the studio Yuyoyuppe also known as DJ TEKINA//Something recently released his debut album as DJ "Kawa-EDM" (Read more here). In order to promote his album was interviewed on KAI-YOU. He was asked about working with BABYMETAL, meeting Kobametal and the studio deadlines. Read the excerpt of the interview translated below.
BABYMETAL played its second show of 2016 in Japan at Shikiba Studio Coast in Tokyo, also was the first "Apocrypha, Only The FOX GOD Knows" of the year. The sold out show for THE ONE Members Project showed off the live debut in Japan of "Amore" and "META! Taro". Read the review of our collaborator Hitoshi Sugioka.
Coldrain's lead vocalist Masato David Hayakawa was interviewed on All Things Loud to talk about his band's activities, he also was asked about BABYMETAL and Japanese culture getting recognition in Western culture. Read an excerpt of what he said about this below.
BABYMETAL received a 3 minutes interview on Belsat TV from Belarus. The girls were interviewed during their visit to United Kingdom before their show at Wembley Arena. Watch the interview below.
BABYMETAL girls, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal were interviewed in the backstage at the Northern Invasion Festival on May 14. The girls talked with APTV to share their thoughts about Metallica, Metal Music, their friendship, favorite songs from Metal Resistance and BLACK BABYMETAL. Watch the full interview below!
Announced by Yuyoyuppe ealier, the BABYMETAL song "Head Bangya" will be released in a EDM version for the album "KAWA-EDM" by DJ Tekina/Something of the same artist "Yuyoyuppe" next May 25. More details about the release below.
BABYMETAL performance at Wembley Arena in Engliand on April 2 was featured on "Music & Riots Magazine". The issue #18 of the Magazine includes a live report of the performance. Check the report and scans of the release below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band Gof Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura was featured and interviewed on Digimart Magazine. Takayoshi shows his skills while he checks the new BOSS WAZA AMP. In the following post a summary of Digimart article, Takayoshi's performance and awesome photos!
BABYMETAL Kami Band 6 String God Of Bass BOH wrote a new blog sharing his impressions about the BABYMETAL US Tour once he arrived in Japan. BOH talks about the performances in the US East Coast, the hard work of the BABYMETAL Team and the upcoming European Tour. Read the translation below.
Inside Music interviewed BABYMETAL at Northern Invasion, the girls were asked about the new album "Metal Resistance", Su-Metal battles onstage, the support from their fanbase and Rob Zombie's reaction against haters. Listen the full interview below.
Very sweet and informative article published by Tiffoo about the charms of the Nakamoto Sisters. Suzuka as "Su-Metal" from BABYMETAL, and Himeka "Himetan" the Princess from Nogizaka46. Learn why they are called "Miracle Idol Sisters". Full article translated below.
BABYMETAL's new fan from the Metal scene is the composer and filmmaker Rob Zombie, who defended BABYMETAL from haters in his own Facebook Page a few days ago. BABYMETAL met Rob at Carolina Rebellion last weekend (Show report). Check the interview from 93X with Rob Zombie below.
BABYMETAL played its last show of the US Tour in the East Coast of United States at the Northern Invasion Festival where the girls met Lamb Of God. This show was the second Festival performance of the year (Show report). Pre-show and Show photos from Fans, BABYMETAL & Kami Band photos and Show photos by Da Braveman, Namehage, Cody Maddox, AnObviousShill, Souks, Tomahawk Photography, Substream Magazine, Twin Cities Media, Revenant Media and Sameer Bhattacharya below.
BABYMETAL returns to House Of Blues Chicago after one year. The show in Chicago this year was the last headline show of the US Tour in the East Coast (Show report). The show featured once again, Moametal & Yuimetal bringing chocolate bars onstage. Pre-show Photos and Show Photos by fans, BABYMETAL & Kami Band photos and Show Photos by Pirate Panda, Jartai, Raymond Muñoz, VizMajor and Daniel Boczarski below!
Announced today in Japan by Recording Industry Association of Japan announced that BABYMETAL's new Album "Metal Resistance" sold enough copies in Japan to receive the "Gold Disc" certification! Read more below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Noisey during their visit to New York City back in April, in a very interesting interview the girls, Su-Metal gives more details about the process of recording the second studio album "Metal Resistance". Read more about this and many other topics below.
TPi Magazine issue May 2016 released on May 11 features one of the most interesting articles about BABYMETAL this year. None of the band members are featured, but their stage production at Wembley Arena starting with their main Sound Engineer Mads Mikkelsen. We transcripted the most important parts of the article, but there is also the full scan of the article if you are interested in more technical details. Check this out below.
BABYMETAL played for the first time in its career in the Rock City of Detroit at the popular The Fillmore, previoiusly known as State Theater (Show report). In this performance the band performend a new call & responder featuring Moametal and Yuimetal with chocolate bars onstage while Su-Metal was asking fans to "push it back & sit down" to then jump! Pre-Show and show photos by fans, Band photos by BABYMETAL & Kami Band, show photos by Ichiemetal and Jartai, and professional photos by Louis Appelby Idobi Radio, BeHance and Brandon Nagy. Check them below!
BABYMETAL new song KARATE was featured once again on Kerrang! Magazine Rock Chart, in addition, Su-Metal was interviewed to talk about the song dance moves and more, check the scans and read the interview below.
After Carolina Rebellion, BABYMETAL played at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Maryland for the first time (Show report), 5th show of the BABYMETAL US Tour, the sold out show featured the same setlist of the previous headline shows of the current US Tour. Pre-show photos by fans, band photos by BABYMETAL, Show photos by fans and The Fillmore, Riyo, Sabinekometal. Check the photos below.
The Sunday Times "Style" from United Kingdom released an article dedicated to BABYMETAL after their performance at Wembley Arena. The 2 pages article features an interview with Su-Metal. Check the article and interview below.
Suzuka's grandfather was interviewed on Shukan Shincho, intrview published on April 27. He talks about her career from the very beginnings, mentions Himeka and the times he miss Suzuka in Hiroshima. Read a summary of the interview with quotes and scans below.
The 4th BABYMETAL show of the US Tour took place in Charlotte at the Carolina Rebellion Festival (Show report). Was the first festival performance of the year for the band. The appearance also features meetings and backstage photos with Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Unlocking The Truth and more, check all the pre-show, backstage and show photos below by many fans including Jartai, Andrew Darchiville and Rock 103 FM from Carolina.
Third BABYMETAL show of the US Tour, third sold out show, the first show at the Electric Factory, first time in Philadelphia as well (Show report). In the following post Pre-Show photos from fans, BABYMETAL Band Photos and Show photos from fans featuring BelleStar, Jartai, Kyle Tucker, Dame Sawa, Mankool Phildelphia and Electric Factory Check them below!
BABYMETAL was interviewed on March 30 in London by Upset Magazine before the worldwide release of "Metal Resistance" and their show at Wembley Arena. The interview released on May 5 features the girls talking about their expectations before the release of the album, their insecurities, and what "Metal Resistance" means for BABYMETAL as a whole. Read a summary of the interview with the most important, and the scans below.
After BABYMETAL's announcement to play at Download Festival in the UK on June 10 (Details here), Kerrang! Magazine published this interview with the girls to talk about the festival and their expectations! BABYMETAL wants to see Rammstein and Korn live! Read more below.
Fuse TV released another segment of their exclusive interview with BABYMETAL in New York City on April 4. In this part, the girls, actually Su-Metal send greetings to FOX GOD's mother! Watch below!
BABYMETAL was featured in the Korean TV channel KNN on "The World Report". The brief feature shows footage of BABYMETAL including description of their latest activities, read their report and watch the video below.
Second BABYMETAL show of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 in USA. This show was the #150 live performance of the group! The second Sold Out show of the US Tour (Show report here). In the following post Pre-Show Photos, Band Photos from BABYMETAL & Kami Band, Show Photos from several fans featuring Jartai & Eric Holma, and high quality photos by Nam Nguyen including Su-Metal doing funny faces to Moametal during Megitsune! Check below!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by NY Daily fron New York City to talk about their upcoming new album "Metal Resistance", their return to New York, the success after The Late Show with Stephen Colbert performance. The interview includes a new promotional photo. Read below.
BABYMETAL stopped to talk with Billboard once again this year. This time to promote their US Tour which starts at the Playstation Theater, the girls talk "Metal Resistance" title, the choreographies, negative critics, concept behind KARATE and more, read the full interview below.
BABYMETAL played its first show of the US Tour at the PlayStation Theater, the sold out show featured the debut in USA of "KARATE", "META! Taro", "Yava!", "Awadama Fever" and the main song of the tour "THE ONE English Ver." (Show report here). Below Pre-Show photos, show photos and Band photos by: out member MissingReel, Jartai, BABYMETAL & Kami Band, and official photos by NY Daily News and Village Voice.
NEO Oyaide Electronics wrote a report from BABYMETAL's rehearsals before the World Tour 2016 including details of Kami Band members gear featuring Takayoshi Ohmura, Mikio Fujioka and BOH, read a summary and awesome photos below.
BABYMETAL stopped to talk with the weekley Magazine from United States "The Aquarian". BABYMETAL is in the front page of the new issue and also was interviewed to talk about "Metal Resistance", Billboard Top Albums chart, Kami Band, The Late Show performance and many more topics. Read the interview transcripted and scans of the issue!
Kami Band Takayoshi Ohmura's new band UROBOROS played its first oneman live (headline show) on April 29 at Tsutaya O-East, OK Music wrote a live report of the event where Ohmura's band released a bunch of new songs! Read the report and check the photos below.
Kerrang! Magazine announced the nominees for the "Kerrang Awards 2016" to take place on June 9! BABYMETAL is nominated for "Best Live Band" along with bands like Black Veil Brides and Nightwish! Check more details below!
BABYMETAL interviewed by Alternative Press tells you 10 things you need to know about them. If you are hardcore fan, you already know this but if you just joined the community, the girls will help you to understand more about their band. Watch below!
Popular Japanese violinist Chisako Takashima composer of several albums wrote a brief LINE Blog entry about her next event and "Metal Resistance" The One Limited Edition that appeared in her practice room! Read what she has to say about Heavy Metal music and BABYMETAL below.
BABYMETAL always received coverage from anime and video games sites since their concept reach fans from different communities, but this time with BABYMETAL appearing on Super Mario Maker, several Anime but mostly Video Games sites updated their sites with the collaboration with Nintendo. Read our Media coverage report including also Music and Entertainment sites talking about BABYMETAL.
In order to promote the upcoming BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 in United States Metro US interviewed Suzuka Nakamoto to talk about Metal, the FOX GOD, Iron Maiden and the US fans. Read the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on The Record of North Jersey newspaper, the interview released on May 2 to promote their show at Playstationg Theater (Show report). The girls explain their concept, their feelings about playing outside Japan, singing THE ONE in English, their worries during International festivals. Read the full interview below.
Fuse TV released a secong segment of their interview with BABYMETAL in New York City on April 4 while the band visited USA to play at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the next day. This time, the girls talk about meeting international artists like Ariana Grande, All Time Low and Marilyn Manson. Watch below.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
"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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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..
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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".
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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"!.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.