It was announced through a Press Release that BABYMETAL will be delivering 6 songs from their lives at "Tokyo Dome" 2 Days in September 2016 on Live DAM Stadium karaoke system! The songs are already available to enjoy! Check the press release translated and details below.
Oricon Style released an article about the success on sales of the new BABYMETAL's Video work for "Live At Tokyo Dome" which sold 37.000 copies in the first week of sales as the release became #1 on Oricon Music Video Ranking! Read more details in the following blog post.
BABYMETAL made their fourth appearance in the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour at Spectrum Arena in Charlotte. Their second time in this city as they played in 2016 at Carolina Rebellion Festival. The band showed off the regular US Tour Setlist supporting RHCP when Kami Band BOH reached 130 performances as God Of Bass. Show report here. Photos below by BABYMETAL and fans.
BABYMETAL announced media apperances to take place during May 2017 featuring "Live At Tokyo Dome" in MTV and Music Videos on MTV Video Selects! Read more below.
Toyo Keizai long article about One OK Rock and BABYMETAL. Both Amuse artists, both being successful in Japan and abroad. The article focus in their style, success, popularity, their fans and differences. Can One OK Rock outshine BABYMETAL on the world music stage? Read Toyo Keizai's article below.
Third BABYMETAL performance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour took place at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. First time BABYMETAL visited this place. Their Call & Response during "KARATE" received a great response from RHCP audience. Show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL and fans.
BABYMETAL's latest release "Live At Tokyo Dome" in Bluray format has reached the #1 on Oricon Bluray Chart! Find more information below
Rivers Coumo (former member of Weezer) and Scott Murphy (Allister & Monoeyes among other bands) have created a project called "Scott & Murphy" which is devolped in Japan. They were interviewed by NME Japan to talk about Ten Japanese Classics, which features BABYMETAL's "KARATE". Scott & Rivers talked about BABYMETAL. Read a summary translated below.
Suzuka Nakamoto's father appeared on Twitter in a photo tweeted by a long time friend of him from Hiroshima who also shared a story about Nakamoto's High School Rock band in the past. Photo and translation below.
BABYMETAL released a new live video, "Live At Tokyo" from the 2 Days performances at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20, 2016 the closing events of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016. Tower Records and different records stores in Japan supported the release decorating their stores with different photos and stands of the band, check the photos below featuring Tower Records Shinjuku Exhibition.
Tower Records will be exhibiting BABYMETAL's Costumes worn at Tokyo Dome plus Live Photos from the 2 Days performances in 5 of the largest cities in Japan! Make sure to find more information below.
BABYMETAL announce a special screening of "Live At Tokyo Dome VR Experience" at Live At Tokyo Dome World Premiere on April 11 in Shinjuku! Find more details in the following blog post.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo graduate Mirena Kurosawa published her last diary in Sakura Gakuin as she graduated on March 25. Her last diary is divided in 3 parts as she decided to write about each student. The first part is dedicated to Elementary School members, the second to 1st Grade Middle School members and the last part dedicated 2nd Grade Middle School students and future 2017 Nendo graduates Aiko, Megumi and Momoko. Diary translated below.
Sara Kurashima wrote her last diary as Sakura Gakuin student. Sara graduated on March 25. She thanks fans (Fukei), graduates, students and staff. She also writes about her experiences as Sakura Gakuin student and later Students Council President. Diary translated and photos below!
Mantan Web report from Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa las event as Sakura Gakuin members at Shosen Tower to release their Graduation Photobook! The girls held a photoshoot, press conference and meet & greet with fans! Read a summary of the press conference translated below.
Sakura Gakuin announced the first event for Sakura Gakuin 2017 Nendo where new students will join the school and the Students Council President will be decided. The event will take place in May, read more details and message translated below.
BABYMETAL announced on FOX DAY a Japanese Tour for THE ONE members which will take in Japan in July and August of 2017. Each festival with special features for specific segment of fans! Make sure to read more details below.
God Of Guitar LEDA has been confirmed to perform with "luz" 2nd Tour "Reflexion" to be held in July 2017 in 8 nationwide cities in Japan! In addition former Kami Band member IKUO will be part of the supporting band! Read more below.
Sakura Gakuin students shared their impressions about the last Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL. LoGiRL announced the end of all activities by the end of the month of March 2017. The girls without Sara and Mirena who graduated on Saturday March 25 shared their impressions about the 3 seasons.
Perfume member Nocchi held a brief interview with Excite Japan about Sakura Gakuin after their latest Graduation Event on March 25 when Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa graduated. She attended to the ceremony and took a photo with them. Read the article translated below.
BABYMETAL's US Tour supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers is getting closer and we want to celebrate it with our awesome followers and supporters from United States, in collaboration with our friends from FUN.com! Make sure to read more details below!
A new Monday a new Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL of TV Asahi. Today marks the last episode of Sakura Gakuin on LoGiRL since LoGiRL comes to an end on March 31. This week's episode features all Sakura Gakuin 2016 students without the recent graduates Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa! Watch the last episode below!
Natalie Music report about Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo last event, the Graduation Ceremony for Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa took place at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo on March 25. Read the emotional report translated and check the beautiful photos below.
Suzuka Nakamoto and Himeka Nakamoto are featured while BABYMETAL is mentioned on Nifty News article about the recently announced STU48 group which includes 4 members from Hiroshima. One of them "Marina-Metal" a big fan of BABYMETAL! Read more below.
Kerrang Magazine interviewed "Super Fans" of several artists including BABYMETAL. The girls from Liverpool, England Emma and Jess were interviewed to talk about their dedication to BABYMETAL. Check a summary transcripted below.
Sakura Gakuin have announced the details for the goods to be sold at the last event of 2016 Nendo, "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final" on March 25 where Sara and Mirena will graduate. Read more details below.
Gravure The Television live report from Sakura Gakuin's latest performance at Tsutaya O-East for "The Road To Graduation 2016, Houkago Anthology Let's Standing", an all standing performance. Read the report translated and check the album of photos below!
United Kindom Media and European media have announced details about Records Store Day 2017 on April 22 will feature BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" in a exclusive version "picture disc" to be released in Europe! Find more details below.
Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura has been featured on Spinditty. Aside their point of view about BABYMETAL is quite negative is a very good feature for Kami Band's member. Read more below.
Sakura Gakuin announced the details of Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Photobook Graduation launch party at Shosen 7F Event Hall on April 1. Fukei will have the chance to meet & greet the graduates! Find more details below.
BABYMETAL have announced a list of incredible goods to be sold at the different venues to be held the "Film Fes Tour , Metal Resistance Apocalypse" from April to June 2017. Several antique T-shirts completely out of stock for so many years are going to be re-printed for the Film Fes Tour! See details below.
Leader of X Japan Yoshiki was interviewed about their performance at Wembley Arena in UK this month and their activities. In one of the questions was asked about BABYMETAL, Yoshiki showed once again his support to the band. Read more in the summary below.
Sakura Gakuin held their last Open Class of 2016 Nendo. The annual "Archaeology Of The Song" Open Class took place at Hamagin Hall Via Mare in Kanagawa. The girls performed their songs acappella with a special presentantion introducing the meaning, roots and lyrics of the song. Read the report and photos below!
New Monday, new Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL. Special episode this week as marks the last episode with the 3rd Graders Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa before their graduation on March 25! All Sakura Gakuin 2016 students present on today's episode! Watch below.
BABYMETAL is officially the winner of the "Excellence Award" in the "Digital Contents Of The Year 2016" in the 22nd Annual AMD Awards! As previously posted last week (read here please), BABYMETAL was announced as one of the winners. Today March 13 was announced the official winner of the "Excellence Award". In addition their choreographer Mikiko was also awarded! Find more information below.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 held the first Open Class of 2017 "Sword Dancing 2" at Hamagin Hall Via Mare on January 21. This was the second time in Sakura Gakuin that "Sword Dancing" was held. Check the scans of the official photo set!
In a recent press release by The PRP BABYMETAL appearance supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers at Manchester Arena in United Kingdom on December 14, 2016 is featured as one of the most successful music events in the last year including acts in 2017. Read more details below
Suzuka Nakamoto's former group Karen Girl's got another feature almost 10 years after their debut. Their song "Over The Future" was highlighted on Da Vinci News regarding 10 Animelo Summer Live acts that can't be overlooked. Read more below.
Another busy month for Kami Band members, All of them will have many activities in March. Takayoshi Ohmura will promote his new album "Cerberus", while Kari Band members will perform a couple of sold out shows to promote their upcoming Demo CD (Read more here). Find more details in the following post.
BABYMETAL is featured in the Indonesian site "Football Tribe", the site dedicated about football wrote the following article about Japanese succeeding by learning from other countries and building something new. Like J.League in football and BABYMETAL in music. Summary of their article translated below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band members God Of Bass BOH, God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka and God Of Drums Yuya Maeta announced the Pre-Sale and tracklist of their debut Demo CD! The 6 Tracks Demo CD will be released on April 26. Details below.
Korn announced the tour dates of their Summer Tour in United States "The Serenity Of Summer" Tour including dates from June to August 2017. BABYMETAL will join their tour in June! Find more details below.
Sakura Gakuin announces release information and release event of Sakura Gakuin Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Photobook! The girls will graduate on March 25 (Saturday). Find more details about photobook release and release event below.
New Monday, new Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL. This week featuring Mirena Kurosawa, Marin Hidaka, Maaya Asou and Aiko Yamaide along with Mori-Sensei! Another episode full of energy and with the new CD! Watch the episode below.
HOTWAVE Staff tweets tell a funny story from Sakura Gakuin era when Moa Kikuchi bought a Teletama kun hat with pocket money! In addition, Moa shared a small photo wearing the Teletama kun hat in one of her last diaries in Sakura Gakuin. Check the story below!
New Sakura Gakuin band members wrote special messages after the release of Sakura Gakuin's 7th Studio Album "Yakusoku". The band members composed and re-recorded some of the most popular songs of the group. Read their messages translated below.
Yoshiki leader of X Japan was interviewed on BBC Radio 2 show "The Radio 2 Arts with Jonathan Ross" to promote X Japan's movie "We Are X". Yoshiki was asked about Metal music in Japan and specially about BABYMETAL, listen the interview below.
"That's Not Metal" podcast joined by new Metal Hammer main editor Merlin Alderslade talk about BABYMETAL and their performances in United Kingdom, they also share their impression about how BABYMETAL helps to introduce Metal Music to people. Listen the podcast below.
The Association of Media Digital of digitial contents in Japan have announced the artists awarded in the AMD "Digital Contents of the Year 2016". BABYMETAL was announced as one of the winners, and also their choreographer Mikiko Mizuno is one of the winners! Find more details below.
Sakura Gakuin was interviewed in December by Indonesian site Japanese Station to talk about the concept of Sakura Gakuin, their favorite experiences, favorite songs, recommend songs and their stay in the school. This interview was also their first international interview of the group in 7 years! Read the interview translated below.
BABYMETAL decided the World Premiere for the latest Live Video work for "Live At Tokyo Dome" plus announced "BABYMETAL Film Fes Tour", 15 Works to trace their career from their beginnings to "Live At Wembley". Find more details below.
New monday, new Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL as they appear with a new Sensei in charge of MC! Sara-Sensei! Sara Kurashima takes Mori-Sensei's place as he appears as Mori-Kun! Get ready for a very special episode! Watch below.
To celebrate the release of their new Album "Yakusoku" and Graduation Event in March Sakura Gakuin sub-unit Minipati announced a new collaboration with Tower Records Cafe. In addition Sakura Gakuin annnounced the Tower Records Graduation Posters with Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa and all members. Find more details below.
God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura and God Of Bass BOH through Shure Japan have announced they will host a GLXD16 Wireless seminar on March 12, find more details below.
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL! This time 5 members are featured on this episode! Tsugumi takes the lead as she is followed by Momoe, Yuzumi, Sara and Mirena! Very energetic program where the girls think about ideas to celebrate LoGiRL before it ends in March! Watch the episode below.
BAND-MAID's leader Miku Kobato talk about her band as "Second BABYMETAL" on Excite. Excite article compares both bands and ask her about her impressions of being called "Second BABYMETAL". Summary translated below.
One of the most popular Newspapers in Chile published an article dedicated to BABYMETAL with the aim to convince producers to bring the band to their country soon. The article summarizes BABYMETAL's concept and milestones. Read the article translated below.
Su-Metal appears in the cover of the new Kerrang Magazine issue 1658 as she is featured in the new list of "Kerrang's 50 greatest Rockstars in the world right now". Su-Metal appears #39 and also was interviewed by Kerrang to talk about it. Check the content and full transcription below.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo Vice President Aiko Yamaide published in 2 separate diaries a very extensive interview with Sakura Gakuin Tutor, Mori-Sensei! Very nice interview to help Fukei-san to learn more about Mori Hayashi including some thoughts from Aiko about Mori's answers! Read both diaries translated below.
Sakura Gakuin announced media activities in TV, Megazines and Websites during February and March 2016 in order to promote the upcoming release of "Yakusoku" and "The Road To Graduation". Read more below.
Actress and Idol member of AKB48 and former member of NMB48 Yuki Kashiwagi made a playlist on Music Book Japan for Valentine's Day including BABYMETAL's hit "Gimme Chocolate". Check her playlist below.
Oricon Style live report from Sakura Gakuin's "The Road To Graduation 2016, Happy Valentine" at Akaska BLITZ where they celebrated Mori-Sensei's 39th birthday performing "Koi"! Read Oricon's report translated with albums of photos by Idol Scheduler and Natalie below.
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL, this week lead by Soyoka Yoshida followed by Sara Kurashima, Mirena Kurosawa and Momoko Okazaki along with the awesome Mori-Sensei who yesterday turned 39 years old! Watch the episode below with important announcements!
Vocalist of the popular deathcore band Suicide Silence from United States Hernan "Eddie" Hermida" was interviewed on Live with Music to talk about their new music, in one of the question "Eddie" is asked about BABYMETAL. Check the segment of the interview below.
Mainichi News article about Asahikawa Eiryo High School Wind Unit to perform BABYMETAL songs at their first live on February 17. They have been publishing videos on Social Media from the rehearsals which we also have been sharing (watch videos below). Read the article translated below.
Himeka Nakamoto and Nogizaka46 members of Nogizaka's sub-unit "Nogidan" are interviewed on Young Guitar Magazine March 2017. They are asked about BABYMETAL, all of them praise the band. Himeka talk Yuimetal, Moametal, Kami Band and about her sister Su-Metal. Read the segment translated below.
Metal Hammer issue 293 released an exclusive live report from Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea where BABYMETAL appeared as support act for Metallica for very first time. Metal Hammer talk with Su-Metal and Kobametal about the experience of opening for the Metal Master. Full transcription below.
Fourth BABYMETAL Show of 2017, third show supporting Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017. Fan Review of BABYMETAL's performance at Yokohama Arena on January 25. The band returns to the venue after their BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 closing shows on December 12 and 13 of 2015. Fan review and photos below!
GrindHouse Magazine released a new live report about BABYMETAL, this time they attended to BABYMETAL x Guns N' Roses performance at Yokohama Arena as part of the Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017. GrindHouse talks about their performance but focused in the audience at the venue. Report translated below.
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL, this week featuring Sara Kurashima in the lead followed by Yuzumi, Aiko and Kano along with Mori-Sensei! Another program with announcements! Watch the full episode below!
Asia Nikkei released an interesting article about BABYMETAL and other Amuse artists like Perfume and One OK Rock. Asia Nikkei talks about the formula to explain the success of the three artists around the world including comments from Amuse Managing Director Noboyuki Soma. More below.
Youtube Ranking Net published the official ranking of Japanese Channels on Youtube featuring BABYMETAL ranked 41st between 4.092 Japanese channels! See more details below.
BABYMETAL choreographer Mikiko was interviewed on The Best Times to talk about her work as chorographer. In a few questions she was asked about BABYMETAL, she praised their dancing quality. Read the summary translated below.
First month of the year without BABYMETAL means a new report about the upcoming BABYMETAL Kami Band members activities for the month of February 2017. This month features Isao with Makai, Takayoshi promoting C4 and "Cerberus" and Mikio hosting a new Guitar Seminar, details below.
Japan Info released an interesting article about popular BABYMETAL live performances. From their beginnings to Wembley Arena. The article includes a fast guide of BABYMETAL's most impotant milestones through the years for those who never heard about them. Check the list of Best 10 BABYMETAL Popular Lives below!
BABYMETAL played their first show ever in South Korea as they joined Metallica's Worldwired Tour. It was also their first time supporting Metallica, the "Metal Master". Our collaborator Kenji Sekino attended to the show and after the experience wrote the following fan review! Read more below.
HMV News along with several media sites in Japan release live reports about the last performance of Guns N' Roses x BABYMETAL Japan Tour 2017 at Saitama Super Arena on January 29, all live reports include official photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi. Check the live report translated and photos below.
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL this week with Tsugumi, Megumi, Momoko and Sara along with Mori-Sensei! Many activities and also Album Covers for "Yakusoku" revealed! For more details (read here), or just watch the episode below!
BABYMETAL returns after two years to Saitama Super Arena for the last show of the Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017. Their last performance in this tour featured "BABYMETAL Death" 100th live appearance and a bunch of photos of BABYMETAL with Guns N' Roses (Show report)! Photos below by BABYMETAL, Guns N' Roses, Official Photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi, and fan photos by Mitabind, PPP Hey You, Sukesan and Yadei.
BABYMETAL is one of the most requested artists to appear this year at Summer Sonic Festival 2017 which will take place in August 2017 in Tokyo and Osaka. AndMore Fes release the final results including a brief description for each artist. Read the article translated below.
BABYMETAL announced a limited edition event for THE ONE Members Project to take place on April 1, 2017 (FOX DAY)! Just like last year when BABYMETAL hosted an Event for "THE ONE OF THE ONE", this time will host an event for five THE ONE Members! See details below.
Very talented Jazz Pianist and popular Hitomi Nishiyama and also confesed fan of BABYMETAL chooses her 3 favorite albums of 2016 on Music Book. Her Top3 features BABYMETAL's new Album "Metal Resistance". Read the article translated below.
Public Relations team in charge of BABYMETAL in United Kingdom "The Noise Cartel" has been nominated in the Music Week Awards 2017. In addition other companies and promoters related with BABYMETAL in UK are also nominated, read more details below.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 student Aiko Yamaide new diary on Sakura Gakuin about her date with Yui Mizuno on Christmas Eve including three beautiful photos! Yui wearing once again an Ariana Grande's T-shirt! Read the diary translated below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL, this week Momoe, Marin, Maaya, and Mirena fill the studio seats of TV Asahi today along with the always awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the full episode below.
Sakura Gakuin Open Classes were featured on Gravure The Television website with a live report focused in both classes but mostly in the second the "Improvisation Open Class". Find the report translated and photos by Natalie.mu below!
Sakura Gakuin announced the last Open Class of 2016 Nendo, the usual "Archaeology Of The Song" will take place on March 12. Find more details below.
BABYMETAL, Su-Metal and "Akatuski" are featured on Women Excite article about mascot Nyango Star video performing "Akatsuki" drum cover! Nyango Star appeared dressed as Su-Metal! Read the article translated below.
BABYMETAL played their first show supporting Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017, the show took place at Kyocera Dome Osaka, was their first show at this venue (Show report). Photos below by BABYMETAL, and fans.
BABYMETAL is featured in Nikkei Kogyo Shimbun Newspaper Edition January 20, 2017. An article about BABYMETAL's concept appears in the first page of the newspaper! Read the article translated below.
Jazz Pianist and also BABYMETAL fan Hitomi Nishiyama analyzed song by song her album "NHORHM". In one of her blogs talks about BABYMETAL's song "THE ONE", which is the bonus track of her second album "New Heritage Of Real Heavy Metal" released on on December 7, 2016 . Read her blog translated below.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo leaders Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa attended to the closing ceremony of Helmet & Bicycle Safety at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building to represent Sakura Gakuin's support. Read more about it below.
Alternative Press Japan announced the final results of the Readers Poll 2016 featuring BABYMETAL in most of the categories, and winning 2, read more details below.
BABYMETAL announced the release of "Metal Resistance" band score book! The second Studio Album of the group will have its own band score book to be released in February 2017. More information below.
New Sakura Gakuin episode LoGiRL of TV Asahi. This week fill the chairs Soyo, Yuzumi, Momoko and Students President Sara along with the awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the full episode below.
And More Fes from Japan, specialist in Japanese Festivals wrote this article with their predictions of artists what should be playing at Summer Sonic 2017, later this year. BABYMETAL is one of the artists mentioned! Description on BABYMETAL translated and full list of artists below.
Japanese singer and composer Mori Kiyoharu was interviewed on Music Voice. In one of the questions he is asked about the "Japanese Things" in the actual music in Japan. He talks about Japanese music, Overseas music, BABYMETAL and Japanese singing in English. Segment of the interview translated below.
Gravure The Television article about the new Sakura Gakuin project, "Carta" Web Programs on Chuun. The project will feature 12 online episodes with Sakura Gakuin 2016 students lead by Mitsuru Kuramoto, details below.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo student Soyoka Yoshida new diary reveals a message from Yui Mizuno to students before the performances at Sakura Gakuin Festival 2016. Yui sent a message to encourage the girls before the important shows last year.
HMV News Live Report from BABYMETAL's first performance in Seoul, South Korea which also was their first show supporting Metallica. The appearance showed off 6 songs setlist. Read the live report translated including official photos below.
Blick am Abend (View In The Evening) from Switzerland released a series of articles numbers of different artists, BABYMETAL was featured with interesting article, numbers on their success as live shows, Yui's neckpain, Youtube views, and more! Check the article translated below.
BABYMETAL played for very first time in Seoul, South Korea, but their first visit to the country featured something even more important, their first time supporting the "Metal Master" Metallica! In addition, God Of Bass BOH stayed in Japan was replaced for very first time since he joined the band (Show report here). Photos below by BABYMETAL, Kami Band, Hasweo, KandK, Keisan, Senchi Metaru, Tatako Metal and professional photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi.
BABYMETAL has decided to pre-release "Live At Tokyo Dome - THE ONE Limited" edition for THE ONE Members only! Pre-sales start the same day that THE ONE 2017 starts, on January 23. Read more details below.
Metal Hammer reviewed BABYMETAL's "Live At Wembley" Live CD in their latest issue #292. They highlight "BABYMETAL DEATH", "KARATE", "Megitsune" and Kami Band's performance in a very positive review. Check the feature below.
BABYMETAL is officially winner of 5 categories in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards as the polls closed earlier today. One of the categories is "Rock Goddess Of The Year" where Su-Metal won with overwhelming difference! Read the official announcement and final results below.
Premium Japan article about BABYMETAL performing with impotant artist in the world like Rob Halford, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and Guns N' Roses. The article summarizes how happened the collaborations with Rob Halford and RHCP and reactions from fans. Article translated below.
Sakura Gakuin is back on LoGiRL as the show returns after the holidays break! This week, Kano, Megu, Aiko and Mirena take the seats along with the always great Mori-Sensei! The return featured a big announcement! Watch the episode below!
Sakura Gakuin 2016 students to Graduate Sara Kurashima Students Council President and Mirena Kurosawa MC Chairman will be interviewed on Tower Revo in the usual "Graduation Interview". Read more details below.
Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo announced the release of the 7th Studio Album of the group which will be called "Yakusoku"! The release set on March 3 will feature 3 different editions, check more details below.
DiskUnion Metal announced the best sellers of 2016 in their Online Shop. BABYMETAL's second Studio Album "Metal Resistance" reached the Top10 in sales! Check the details below.
BABYMETAL will be opener for Red Hot Chili Peppers once again as they announced a new bunch of tour dates to take place in April 2017! Check the tour dates just confirmed below!
The band lead by singer Toki "C4" announced the release commemoration tour of "GUREN", Kami Band Takayoshi Ohmura will join "GUREN Rampage" on Tour during January, February, March and April 2017. See more details below.
First day of the new year, first announcement from Sakura Gakuin! Sakura Gakuin announce the event details for "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final" which will take place on March 25. Find more details below.
2016 has been a great year for BABYMETAL, for that reason here is the annual analysis of their incredible 2016 performing around the world. In the following report the most interesting facts about BABYMETAL Tour Dates in 2016 according to us.
Heavy Metal Japan editors released their annual lists with Top10s and Bests artists of each category. In 2016 BABYMETAL as group, Metal Resistance, Su-Metal and THE ONE are featured on Denmeta's list, one of the main editors of Heavy Metal Japan. See details below.
BABYMETAL was intreviewed via Skype by Rockin' On Japan Magazine after their first show supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers on December 5 at The O2 in London. The girls talk in depth about their relationship with the rest of the team and their friendship through the years specially after Wembley Arena. Interview translated below.
Kadowaka Research Laboratories released a lists of most popular 20 Male artists and 20 Female artists on Twitter in Japan. BABYMETAL is Top20 in the Female section over artists like Morning Musume, find more details below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the last Kerrang's issue of 2016, the band received three different features. Kerrang reviewed their performance at The O2 in London on December 6 supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers, also announced that KARATE won "Song Of 2016" readers poll and Pop/Rock band Busted discussed "KARATE". Check the scans and full transcription below.
BABYMETAL new Live CD "Live At Wembley" debuted Top5 on Oricon Style Albums Chart on December 28. BABYMETAL's new CD sold in Japan a number of 6.997 copies. Check the details and the full Top5 below.
BABYMETAL released a new CD, "Live At Wembley" Live CD it's a compilation of the best of their show at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2, 2016. Below photos of Stores and Shops nationwide in Japan.
Music Book Japan released a list of 4 artist that where out-ranked in 2015 and powered seriously their rankings in 2016. One of them is BABYMETAL, read more details below.
Real Sound Japan published an article dedicated to 5 artists that colored their 2016, BABYMETAL is featured in this article along with Hikaru Utada, Gen Hoshino, Radwimps and Arashi. Below the segment of the article translated dedicated to BABYMETAL's 2016.
We are very happy to introduce the 1st Annual BABYMETAL Newswire Awards to let our followers and readers vote for the best features of 2016 for BABYMETAL! Lives, Collaborations, Magazine Covers, Interviews and Special Mentions! Vote in the 1st Annual BABYMETAL Newswire Awards in the polls below!
BABYMETAL Kami Band Takayoshi Ohmura to release a new Album called "Cerberus" featuring Audio CD with covers with special guests, and 2 DVDs including lives and special content! Find more details below.
The Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music site Heavy Metal Japan released their annual ranking with the most popular Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Music videos, KARATE is #2! Read more below.
Rolling Stone Japan released a list of 5 most important articles published by them reflecting 2016 for BABYMETAL. The 2 parts interview with the girls before the release of "Metal Resistance", Wembley Arena, playing with Rob Halford and Tokyo Dome live reviews.
Oricon Style announced the Annual Sales Ranking featuring BABYMETAL's second studio album "Metal Resistance" Top25 and the number of copies sold in Japan for each artist. See more details below.
AndMore Fes, especialist in Japanese Festivals published a list of the most important news about artists who participated in Summer Festivals 2016. BABYMETAL is featured about their performance at Fuji Rock Festival where they met Red Hot Chili Peppers. Read the feature translated below.
Amazon United Kingdom released a list full of metal songs released this year where BABYMETAL's song from "Metal Resistance" "KARATE" is ranked in 6th place. Find more details below.
Google announced the Top100 Videos Ranking on Youtube Japan, BABYMETAL's Music Video for "KARATE" is ranked #21 with more than 24.000.000 views. The second video from "Metal Resistance", "THE ONE" didn't get the Top100. Find more details below.
Very interesting article by Dance Stream, site dedicated to dancing. They talk about BABYMETAL's sharp and powerful dancing but also they praise the girls physical strenght. Read the full article translated below.
Another birthday, another series of lovely messages to Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal". From Sakura Gakuin's official account to Sakura Gakuin graduates like Ayami, Raura, Hinata and her friend from Hiroshima Mariri to her friend and former member of Karen Girl's Yuika Shima shared birthday messages to Suzuka, read the messages translated below.
Last Sakura Gakuin episode of 2016! This week appear on LoGiRL Yuzumi Shintani, Tsugumi Aritomo, Maaya Asou and Sara Kurashima along with Mori-Sense! Watch the full episode below.
Last BABYMETAL show of the UK Tour supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers at The O2 in London. Third show in London, three of eight shows of the UK Tour took places at The O2 London. At the end of the show BABYMETAL performed Judas Priest Medley with Chad Smith on the drums and celebrated Su-Metal's birthday onstage! (Show report) Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Chibi Stevo, Niv Remis, Tatako-Metal.
BABYMETAL's choreographer Mikiko Mizuno, also known as Mikiko-Metal was interviewed on "Mix Variety Puzzle" of the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting to talk about the importance of the choreographies and why are highly valued abroad. Read a summary translated below.
Sakura Gakuin dedicates their time to traffic safety. Sakura Gakuin and Hello Kitty through Helmet Production announced a special collaboration to spread the word about helmet use and traffic rules. In this fourth lesson the girls compite to get the award plus a "Total Review" of the three previous open classes! Watch below!
BABYMETAL announced their collaboration with Konami to release 3 songs to be available in the popular Konami video game "Gitadora", find more details below.
BABYMETAL played their second night at Manchester Arena supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers, their before last show had the same setlist and thist time the girls didn't appear during RHCP performance (Show report here). Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Billy Scobbie, Equilibrium Productions, Indra de Ridder, Jun-Metal, Papimetal, Melanie Smith, The Don Photography, Tipo120.
BABYMETAL played their first show ever at the famous Manchester Arena in Manchester. A very special show where Meta! Taro debuted in this tour, but all the highlights are over "Nobody Weird Like Me" when the girls joined Red Hot Chili Peppers onstage (Show report here). Photos thanks to BABYMETAL, Itchie-Metal, Jun-Metal, Melanie Smith, Papimetal, Saku-Metal, Tipo120.
Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura announced the final details of his birthday celebration to take place on December 26 in collaboration with Gacharic Spin and featuring 2 Kami Band members playing for his band! Read more below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in the new issue of Kerrang Magazine to talk about the most exciting moments and experiences of 2016. The girls share their thoughts about Wembley Arena, Tokyo Dome, meeting new artists, lessons learned this year, best outfit, best films and their upcoming activities in 2017. Read the interview below!
BABYMETAL announced in the official site a series of Media appearances on TV and Magazines in the upcoming weeks of December and January of the next year! Check the details below.
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL, this week fill the chairs Momoko, Marin, Aiko, and Mirena along with Mori-Sensei! The girls held another awesome episode with important announcements!! Make sure to watch the show and check the links below!
Earlier on LoGiRL and later in the official site the girls announced the first events of "The Road To Graduation 2016". The first appearance will take place in February 2017 while the second in March 2017, read more below.
BABYMETAL played their second show at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, England as they played their fifth UK Tour show supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers. This show featured bigger audience at the time of their performance! They seem to be growing on RHCP fanbase! (Show report) Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Akityometal, Chaplin Xavier Metalicuis, Chibistevo, Darral White, Itchie-Metal, Teri-Metal and Tsucci Suisse.
BABYMETAL played its 4th Show of the UK Tour supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Genting Arena in Birmingham in England. Perfomance where Kami Band members debuted tributes to Pantera and Red Hot Chili Peppers! And also where Suzuka and Kobametal stayed to watch RHCP performance. (Show report here) Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Rob Arrosmith, Itchie-metal and Teri-metal.
BABYMETAL released today in United Kingdom and Europe their new Live CD "Live At Wembley" with a compilation of the best from their biggest show outside Japan to date. The Album debuted in first place on Amazon UK "Best Sellers" section!
After the announcements and confirmations of BABYMETAL supporting Metallica in Seoul, South Korea many media sites started to cover the information, including Rock Sins who has the chance to publish words from Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal with reactions after the big announcement. Read what the girls said about playing with Metallica in January 2017!
As Annual Rankings are published BABYMETAL gets more and more features. Billboard released the information from their Year End Charts including BABYMETAL and their second Album "Metal Resistance" featuared in 3 different categories, read more below.
Rock Sound Magazine issue 221 released the Top50 Released Of The Year including "Metal Resistance" and also a review of BABYMETAL's new Live CD, "Live At Wembley". Read what Rock Sound says about both albums below.
Pianist Hitomi Nishiyama author of "New Heritage Of Real Heavy Metal" and Heavy Metal guitarist and composer and also great friend of BABYMETAL, Marty Friedman were invited to dicuss on Mikiki about Nishiyama's new "NHORHM" album. They mentioned THE ONE since is a bonus track in this album. Read what they said below!
Leda's band announced the release of their new official Single "Zenith/Nadir" set to be released on December 28! In addition they also confirmed a Christmas performance on December 24 "Holy Dizain". Find more details in the following post.
FOX GOD decided that BABYMETAL is ready to open for Metallica the "Metal Master" as Special Guest in Seoul in South Korea next year, on January 11! Find more performance and ticket details below.
BABYMETAL played its first two UK Tour shows supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers at the massive The O2 Arena in London, England. Rockin'On Japan attended to both performances to write a live report including exclusive photos of the second night performance. Read the report translated below.
Kerrang Magazine keeps supporting BABYMETAL, this week in their new issue added a new poster of the group and featured "Metal Resistance" in the Annual Albums Ranking! Check the details below.
BABYMETAL played their second consecutive night at The O2 in London, England opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their show was more crowded than the previous night, but their performance was shorter, 6 songs set (Show report here). The following photos are courtesy of BABYMETAL, official photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi, and photos from fans by: Drew de F. Fawkes, Itchie-Metal, Saku-Metal, Shingo-Metal and Tatako-Metal!
BABYMETAL was once again featured on Metal Hammer Magazine. In the issue 291 they published a new interview with Suzuka Nakamoto called "The Conquerer" where she speaks about Tokyo Dome, Rob Halford and the US Tour. In addition "Metal Resistance" is #30 in The 50 Best Albums of 2016 of Metal Hammer! Find the details below.
Both BABYMETAL Albums are featured in the Amazon Japan Annual Ranking 2016! The debut Album is featured on Prime Music while the new one "Metal Resistance" is featured on General Music. Find more details about both rankings in the following post.
BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" reached the Top10 of the Tower Records Japan Best Sellers Annual Ranking 2016! Tower Records revealed the Annual Ranking featuring only "Metal Resistance" CD in the 6th place! Read more details below.
New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL of TV Asahi featuring this week Momoe, Soyoka, Maaya and Students Council President Sara along with Mori-Sensei! Watch the full episode below!
BABYMETAL's second studio Album "Metal Resistance" is ranked #19 on HMV's "Best Of 2016" annual ranking. BABYMETAL appears over Perfume which appears #31 with their new effort "Cosmic Explorer". Find more information below.
BABYMETAL played its first show supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers UK Tour at The O2 in London, England. Their first performance at the venue featured a 7 songs setlist where "Gimme Chocolate" reached 100 live performances (Show report here). The following photos are courtesy of: BABYMETAL, Jartai, Indra De Ridder, inkybloaters, Itchie-Metal, Shingo-Metal, Smily-Dog Metal and Subzero.
Sakura Gakuin dedicates their time to traffic safety. Sakura Gakuin and Hello Kitty through Helmet Production announced a special collaboration to spread the word about helmet use and traffic rules. In this third lesson the girls learn about "Awarness of bicycle helmets". Watch below!
Billboard Japan released information about the most listened artist on Spotify in 2016. BABYMETAL is featured in the second place of the most listened artists outside Japan meanwhile One OK Rock are the most played artist in Japan. Find more details below.
CD Shop announced the Official Nominates for the 9th CD Shop Awards 2017. BABYMETAL's second Album "Metal Resistance" was nominated along with many other great Japanese albums released this year. As always all the nominations comes from All Japan CD Shop clerks, see details below.
BABYMETAL will be playing 4 dates supporting Guns N' Roses Japan Tour in January 2017. Loudwire had the chance to ask Suzuka Nakamoto her impressions after the official announcement, she stated that she's happy to perform with them, read more below.
BABYMETAL have announced they will be supporting Guns N' Roses in January 2017 during the Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017! BABYMETAL to play 4 dates supporting Axl Rose band! See more below.
BABYMETAL got their chance to appear in the front page of Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom. Their first big feature in this magazine includes a long article and interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal along with Kobametal talking about Tokyo Dome, Wembley Arena, the influence of the FOX GOD prophecies, performing with Rob Halford and the future of the group. Check the full content and a summary of the article which includes the full interview, please notice.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Metal Hammer to talk about their 2016. The high points and low points, meeting artists, the animated series, Tokyo Dome, and their ambitions for 2017. Read the interview below!
BABYMETAL decided the details for THE ONE 2017 including a new limited edition item, THE ONE Big Tee! Find more details about THE ONE Members Project 2017 announcement and membership details below.
Oricon Style published the first week of sales information of the recent live video released by BABYMETAL, "Live At Wembley Arena" Bluray sold more than 30.000 copies, the DVD around 14.000 copies but there is more information released by Oricon, read more below!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by NME from United Kingdom to promote their upcoming performance as support artist in the Red Hot Chili Peppers UK Tour in December. The girls talk about their expectations of playing with them, touring in 2017, and influence from Muse and Linkin Park, what other music they enjoy listening. Read more below.
BABYMETAL reached the Top5 on Oricon Style "Breakthrough Female Artists Ranking 2016". Oricon's survey targeted 1.000 people, BABYMETAL got enough votes to reach the Top5 of the 2016 Ranking. Read a summary of the full article with the segment dedicated to BABYMETAL, the Top5 and details about the initiative below.
J-Cast published an interesting article about the reaction from BABYMETAL fans after NHK announced the artists to participate at the 67th Kouhaku Uta Gassen in December. They described the reaction as "relieved", many fans seem to be fine with BABYMETAL's "defeat". Read the article translated below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL of TV Asahi. This week featuring Soyoka yoshida, Kano Fuhijira, Momoko Okazaki, Maaya Asou and Mirena-Sensei because Mori Hayashi was absent, watch the full episode below!
Zettai Karen Children the anime which Suzuka Nakamoto's group in 2008 "Karen Girl's" recorded music will release a Special Edition Bluray! Read more details below.
BABYMETAL's recent live video release "Live At Wembley" is featured on Japan TECHInsight to talk about one of the greatest moments of the show at Wembley Arena, "THE ONE" with many flags in the audience. Check their title translated below.
On November 22 & November 23 in Japan was released the new live video, BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" Bluray and DVD editions. Both versions debuted at the top of the charts! See details below.
BABYMETAL released a new live recording. "Live At Wembley" from their show at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2 of this year. The DVD/Bluray was released nationwide in Japan on November 22 and November 23, check the photos from the release day!
AWA Music service releases a playlist dedicated to "Sakura Gakuin" to celebrate the addition of the Sakura Gakuin's music to the streaming music service. In addition, 2016 Nendo students Yuzumi Shintani and Marin Hidaka shared their thoughts about the playlist. Check the list of songs and their comments translated below.
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL on TV Asahi. This week show their charms Tsugumi Aritomo, Megumi Okada, Sara Kurashima and Aiko Yamaide along with Mori-Sensei! Check the new episode in the following blog post!
Sakura Gakuin held a new Sakura Gakuin Festival, this time at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba in front of 4.000 Fukei during the 2 Days festival. They played new songs, Halloween songs, and introduced new members for Sleepiece, Koubaibu and Logica! Check Idol Scheduler's live report translated and 3 great albums of photos below!
BABYMETAL as artist, "BABYMETAL" and "Metal Resistance" albums and also 12 songs of the band are featured in the 1st Anniversary numbers analysis of Amazon "Prime Music" in Japan. Check the details and more info below.
BABYMETAL published messages to Metallica to congratulate the "Metal Master" on releasing their new album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct". Metallica released a new album after 8 years, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal share their impressions about Metallica and the new album on Universal Music Japan's website. Read the messages translated below.
BABYMETAL announced the release of a band score book of their debut Album "BABYMETAL" set to be released on December 17! Check more details in the following post.
Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka was invited to participate and doing some demostrations at the "Inter BEE 2016" convention, check more information below and most important videos of his performance!
BABYMETAL is featured in an interesting report published on Metropolis Japan about the Heavy Metal culture in Japan. Comments from Marty Friedman and fans about BABYMETAL and BABYMETAL as important part of the Heavy Metal culture in Japan. Read below.
Sakura Gakuin dedicates their time to traffic safety. Sakura Gakuin and Hello Kitty through Helmet Production announced a special collaboration to spread the word about helmet use and traffic rules. In this second lesson the girls learn about "Bicycle Safety use". Watch below!
Sakura Gakuin decided their upcoming Open Classes to take place next year! "Sword Dancing Class 2" and "Improvisation Class" are going to take place in January 2017 at Hamagin Hall Via Mare in Yokohama City, check the details below!
New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL of TV Asahi, after a week of break Sakura Gakuin is back to enchant the Fukei community. This week Sakura Gakuin's lineup features Yuzumi Shintani, Sara Kurashima, Marin Hidaka and Mirena Kurosawa! Check the episode below.
Sakura Gakuin held a new Sakura Gakuin Festival, this time at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba in front of 4.000 Fukei during the 2 Days. Among the new items released a new Photo Set was put on sale at the venue, check the scans of this beautiful photo session!
BABYMETAL World Tour Photographer Dana Distortion was interviewed on HTBARP Magazine (How To Become A Rockstar Photographer", she was asked about BABYMETAL and how she joined the project. She talks about shooting BABYMETAL at Nippon Budokan when all started, read below.
BABYMETAL songs from their new live release "Live At Wembley" will be broadcasted at Yunika Vision in Shinjuku from november 14 to November 23! Check the broadcast details and contest with interesting prizes below!
BABYMETAL announced the release of a new Live CD! "Live At Wembley" from their performance at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2, 2016 will be released as Live CD featuring 13 live songs, check the release details for Japan and abroad and also the official trailer below!
BABYMETAL was featured on Yahoo News in Japan about the rumors around their possible performance at the NFL Half-Time show next year. A random tweet from AXS fired up fans, and many rumors around BABYMETAL's appearance. Yahoo News wrote a report about the chances, read a summary translated below.
Popular drummer Pierre Nakano was interviewed on CINRA to talk about the Idol Theory and his favorite Idol groups. Among them, he shares his love and dedication for BABYMETAL even from the very beginnings of Suzuka Nakamoto on Karen Girl's! Read a summary translated below.
New report about the upcoming BABYMETAL Kami Band members activities for the month of November 2016. This month features Isao Fujita appearing in Italy, Mikio Fujioka hosting Seminars, Takayoshi Ohmura to host a new Guitar Seminar and performance with Miyu! Read all the details in English below.
Japanese singer and rapper Daoko talk about BABYMETAL in her new blog entry. In a segment of her diary called "Heavy Rock burning hot from the inside" she talks about "Gimme Chocolate" and the composer of the song Takeshi Ueda. Read the segment of the diary translated below.
Ayaka Miyoshi in order to promote her recently released photobook called "Watashi" is doing a series of interviews with media. She held a talk at the Tokyo Keizai University during the "Hollyshock Festival". Amuse Mobile released a report of her talk, in the following post a summary with the only question related with Sakura Gakuin and BABYMETAL. Read below.
NEO Oyaide Electronics wrote a report from BABYMETAL's rehearsals at Tokyo Dome before the big shows to close the World Tour 2016. The report before "Legend Metal Resistance, Red Night" includes details of Kami Band members gear featuring Takayoshi Ohmura, Mikio Fujioka and BOH, read the article translated with awesome photos below.
Airi Suzuki from C-ute is asked about BABYMETAL, Su-Metal and the performances at Tokyo Dome in September. She praised Su-Metal and BABYMETAL performances doing the Kitsune sign on Tower Revo interview with Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki. Summary translated below.
Sakura Gakuin was featured on Sanspo News about their appearance as special guest at the Tokyo Tower in Tokyo Shiba Park for the Tokyo Tower Winter event, the Illumination of the One Piece Dome. Read their report and a beautiful album of photos below!
BABYMETAL was featured once again on The List Magazine from Scotland, this time in their magazine issue 741. Similar content to the one published in October in their Website. The girls are interviewed to talk about their upcoming tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Check the content of the issue and interview below.
Shimamura Ebina announced the participation of BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka in a guitar seminar to be held in Lalaport Ebina Store on November 12. Read more details below.
BABYMETAL has been announced as one of the nominated artists for the Revolver Music Awards 2016 (known as Revolver Golden Gods years ago). The ceremony will take place in December and you can help BABYMETAL to get this award! Read more below.
BABYMETAL has decided a World Premiere of their new Live Video to be released in Bluray/DVD on November 23 for "Live At Wembley". Check the details below.