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Takayoshi Ohmura feat. Gacharic Spin "Happy Birthday Ohmura!" in December!

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura have announced the annual Birthday performance! This year he is going to performin along with Gacharic Spin! Read details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL nominated for the 2017 MTV EMAs for "Worldwide Act"

BABYMETAL announced that they are nominated in the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards in the category "Worldwide Act"! The event will take place on November 12, see more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL Saitama's "Big FOX Festival in Japan" 2 Days, looked like a blazing delight

Rockin On published a brief report of BABYMETAL's performances at Saitama Super Arena for "Big FOX Festival in Japan" on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Check the report translated below! 

 

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Sakura Gakuin Momoko Okazaki & Soyoka Yoshida featured on Oveture No.12

Sakura Gakuin 2017 students Momoko Okazaki and Soyoka Yoshida were featured in the new issue of Overture Magazine No.12! Make sure to check the scans with beautiful photos below! 

 

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BABYMETAL to announce new prophecy by FOX GOD at the end of Metal Resistance Episode V!

BABYMETAL just published a teaser of an upcoming announcement that will take place probably in October after the end of the shows in Osaka on October 14 and October 15. The information features a new promotional picture called "THE ONE Exclusive Initiation - In The Name Of The FOX GOD". See more below. 

 

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BABYMETAL to release "The Chosen 500" THE ONE Limited EDition DVD

BABYMETAL have announced the release of a new Live Video package called "The Chosen 500" which will be released in a very limited edition of 500 DVDs! Check more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "The FOX GOD Army Rises" at Zepp DiverCity, feature on Metal Hammer

BABYMETAL "Five FOX Festival" White Festival has been featured in the new issue of Metal Hammer. The performance at Zepp DiverCity on July 26. Check the feature including comments from Su-Metal and picture from the latest issue in the following post. 

 

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Heavy Metal Japan report: BABYMETAL Top20 artist most requested for Download 2018

Heavy Metal Japan published a report dedicated to the final results of Download Festival 2018 polls on Social Networks to know what are the most expected artists by the audience. BABYMETAL reached the Top20 thanks to their support on Twitter. Check the details below. 

 

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Photos: 2017.08.30 - BABYMETAL White FOX Festival at Zepp Osaka Bayside

BABYMETAL played their last show of "The Five Kitsune Festival in Japan" at Zepp Osaka Bayside. The last performance featured GJ! and Syncopation returns! Show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL, fans and Natalie Music. 

 

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Natalie: BABYMETAL "Five Fox Festival" gathers white face paint fans in Osaka

Natalie Music live report from BABYMETAL's last show of "Five Fox Festival in Japan" at Zepp Osaka Bayside on August 30. BABYMETAL played through this tour Black Festival, Red Festival, Gold Festival, Silver Festival and closed with White Festival. Check the report translated and photos below. 

 

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Billboard Japan: BABYMETAL descends for first time in the Main Stage in their 6th Consecutuve year at Summer Sonic

Billboard Japan live report from BABYMETAL's performance at Summer Sonic Festival 2017 in Tokyo at the Marine Stage. They highlight the intensity of the performance, the great number of fans and Su-Metal interaction with audience. Check the report translated and photos below. 

 

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BABYMETAL at Osaka Jo Hall Live Viewing on October 16 announced!

BABYMETAL have announced a Live Viewing event for their show at Osaka Jo Hall to take place on October 15! The Live Viewing will be streamed a day after in 3 different cities! Check details below. 

 

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Photos: 2017.08.20 - BABYMETAL at Summer Sonic Tokyo 2017

BABYMETAL played their second date of Summer Sonic Festival 2017 at QVC Marine Field in Chiba, once again being co-headliner of the Foo Fighters. It was their first time performing at the stadium! Check the show report there. Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, fans, Barks Japan and AndMore Fes

 

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Photos: 2017.08.19 - BABYMETAL at Summer Sonic Osaka 2017

BABYMETAL returns to Summer Sonic for 6th consecutive year. This year they perform in Osaka and Tokyo as they played only in Osaka in 2016. BABYMETAL played 8 songs as co-headliner before Foo Fighters. Show report. Photos below via BABYMETAL, fans and AndMore Fes

 

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Su-Metal talk about Summer Sonic 2017 & Foo Fighters on FM 802 Bintang Garden

Suzuka Nakamoto as Su-Metal had the chance to speak with FM 820 Bintang Garden. Su-Metal talk about BABYMETAL's 6th Year appearance at Summer Sonic and their first opportunity to perform at the main stage. Check her comments translated below. 

 

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The TV report: At Sakura Gakuin's "Reading Lesson" everybody has a "strong tongue"

The TV published a live report from Sakura Gakuin's Reading Lesson Open Class at Hamagin Hall Via Mare in Yokohama on August 13 where the Sakura Gakuin students learned and improved their techniques to read, make speeches and read aloud. Report translated plus album of photos below! 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce "Street Performance Lesson" Open Class!

Sakura Gakuin have announced a new open class! "Street Performance Lesson" will take place in September at Hamagin Hall Via Amare in Yokohama as usual, find more details of the event below! 

 

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Jonathan Davis talk BABYMETAL on Musik Express: "When I first heard them I was: 'This is amazing'"

Jonathan Davis lead singer of the NuMetal band Korn talk about his impression on BABYMETAL's music and concept on Musik Express from Germany as they made him listen "KARATE". Davis says that BABYMETAL is amazing. Check the segment of the interview below. 

 

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Tokyo Girls Update report: BABYMETAL shake Zepp DiverCity & pays tribute to Chester Bennington

Tokyo Girls Update published a live report from BABYMETAL's performance at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on July 25 as part of "The Five FOX Festival", the Silver Festival featured among the performance a small tribute to Linkin Park's singer Chester Bennington who passed away on July 20. Read the report and awesome photos from the show in this article. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce "Sakura Gakuin Festival 2017" on November 18 & 19!

Sakura Gakuin announced during their performances at Tokyo Idol Festival 2017 the next "Sakura Gakuin FEstival 2017" which will take place in November! Find more details below. 

 

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Photos: 2017.08.05.06 - Sakura Gakuin at Tokyo Idol Festival 2017

Sakura Gakuin performed at Tokyo Idol Festival 2017 on August 5 and August 6. The girls played at Hot Stage, Sky Stage and also at the Idol Summer Jamboree 2017 meeting many artists and Idols! Photos below courtesy of Sakura Gakuin Official, iPex and Natalie Music

 

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The Archies co-creator Joe Eisma "100% behind a BABYMETAL guest appearance in an issue"

Artist and Co-Creator of the DC Comics comic "The Archie" Joe Eisma announced via Instagram that he is 100% behind an issue where BABYMETAL would make a guest appearance! See more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk touring with Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Korn & Stone Sour on Kerrang! Magazine

BABYMETAL was interviewed in Japan by Kerrang! Magazine to talk about their experience performing with legendary bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Korn and Stone Sour. They also speak about their current "The Five FOX Festival in Japan". Full interview transcripted below. 

 

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Kami Band Takayoshi Ohmura to held Sold Out show "Metal Initiation 2017" in September!

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura to celebrate one more year with his fans and friends hosting "Metal Initiation 2017" at Shibuya Rex on September 23 with Mikio Fujioka, BOH and Hideki Aoyama as part of Ohmura's band! Find more details below. 

 

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BABYMETAL #4 on Goo's Ranking: Japanese artists ranked by their success overseas

Goo published another interesting ranking. This time featuring people talking about the Japanese artists they are proud of being pouplar overseas. BABYMETAL reached the Top 5 becoming #4 while Perfume is #3. Read the article translated below. 

 

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Kentaro Sakamoto talk Minipati, BABYMETAL, Yui & Moa on "Professor Sakamoto's Game Music Bar"

Pianist Kentaro Sakamoto, better known as Professor Sakamoto speaks about Minipati, BABYMETAL and Yui and Moa as he performs one of the most popular Minipati songs! Read and listen what Sakamoto said about the girls in this post below! 

 

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Rockin'On Live Report, BABYMETAL Gold Festival: "Songs and performances impact and impress as a blast"

Rockin' On live report from BABYMETAL's third show of "The Five Kitsune Festival in Japan" at Akasaka BLITZ features details of the show, some quotes from Su-Metal's interaction with audience and a set of photos from the show! Check the report translated below. 

 

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Natalie's report: Aiko Yamaide performs first piano Original Song "Taisetsuna Kimi E" at "Happy Ice Cream"

Sakura Gakuin 2017 Nendo Students Council President Aiko Yamaide debuted live performing piano songs at "Happy Ice Cream" player her first original song! Make sure to read Natalie's report in the following post. 

 

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Suzuka is #19 on Goo's Ranking "Teenagers that are real 'genius' on what they do"

Suzuka Nakamoto as Su-Metal is featured in a new Goo's Ranking about successful young artists on what they do. Young Japanese artists that are getting attention thanks to their "geniusness". Read more below.

 

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It's official: BABYMETAL recorded a new song for Cartoon Network's "Unikitty" TV Show!

Developers of the new Cartoon Network's TV Show "Unikitty" announced via social media and premiered at San Diego Comic Con the new song by BABYMETAL to be the theme song of the show! The entertainment site Collider also confirmed the information. See below an extract of their article and social media activity regarding BABYMETAL's new song. 

 

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Photos: 2017.07.20 - BABYMETAL "The Five FOX Festival" at Akasaka BLITZ, Tokyo

BABYMETAL played the third show of "The Five FOX Festival", the third show also took place at Akasaka BLITZ to held the Gold Festival! In this show Road Of Resistance reached 75 live shows. Show report! Check photos below via fans and Rockin' On.

 

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Photos: 2017.07.18 - BABYMETAL "The Five FOX Festival" at Akasaka BLITZ, Tokyo

BABYMETAL started their Japan tour "The Five FOX Festival" at Akasaka BLITZ in Tokyo. The Black Festival featured the return of Akumu No Rondo and Head Bangya to the Setlist, in addition Kami Band reached 150 shows on this day. Show report. Photos below by fans, BABYMETAL and Natalie Music

 

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Photos: Kami Band's Mikio Fujioka Guitar Seminar at Shimamura Matsumoto

Shimablo Matsumoto pubished a live report and a bunch of photos of Mikio Fujioka's guitar seminar! Make sure to check our summary and photos in this post. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce "Reading Lesson" Open Class on August 13!

Sakura Gakuin have announce a new activity for Sakura Gakuin 2017 students. "Reading Lesson" Open Class will take place on August 13! Find more details below.

 

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BABYMETAL's Choreographer MIKIKO interviewed in English: "Small Talk With Big Names"

Perfume, Sakura Gakuin and BABYMETAL Choreographer MIKIKO was interviewed in English to talk about her career, her choreographies making process, her life in United States, learning English language and more! Check the interview below! 

 

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Max Portnoy picks Hideki Aoyama as one of his essential drummers

Max Portnoy son of the popular drummer Mike Portnoy was interviewed by Music Radar to talk about his essential drummers. Max Portnoy included Kami Band God Of Drums Hideki Aoyama in his essential drummer's list. Read below.

 

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BABYMETAL "KARATE" is one of OK Music's "Five songs to listen at Summer Festivals"

BABYMETAL and their Single from Metal Resistance "KARATE" were featured on OK Music's "Five songs to listen at Summer Festivals" including songs from Rottengraffty, SiM and others. Check the article translated in the following post! 

 

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Takayoshi Ohmura interviewed on MeMeOn Music: "There is only a guitar"

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura was interviewed on MeMeOn Music regarding his visit to Taiwan for ESP Guitar Seminar and performances! He talks about his career and experiences performing solo and supporting bands including the Taiwanese artist A-mei. Read the full interview translated below! 

 

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Suzuka Nakamoto is #1 on Toretame's Idol Singing Ability Top5!

Suzuka Nakamoto as Su-Metal has been featured on Toretame as they published a Top5 with the best singers from Majo Labels in the Idol Scene! Su-Metal is #1 on the Idol Singing Ability Top5 thanks to her activities with BABYMETAL! Check the article translated below!

 

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Photos: 2017.06.25 - BABYMETAL at Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, Idaho, USA

Last show of the BABYMETAL US Tour took palce at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. The last performance supporting Korn was under 35ºC temperature, it was a hot day but BABYMETAL as always made an awesome performance! Show report. Photos below courtesy of Jartai, Katarzyna Cepek Photography, Konstantine, Papimetal and Urraco

 

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Photos: 2017.06.24 - BABYMETAL at Pain In The Grass 2017, USA

BABYMETAL played their before last show supporting Korn at Pain In The Grass 2017 a festival held at White River Amphitheater.. BABYMETAL got a great reception from the beginning as they were introduced by Kisw FM hosts. Show report. Photos below courtesy of: BABYMETAL, Jartai, KISW FMPapimetal, Ryujisea.

 

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Photos: 2017.06.22 - BABYMETAL at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, USA

BABYMETAL's 3rd consecutive day performed brought the band to Mountain View to perform at the Shoreline Amphitheater! BABYMETAL received a big cheer after the end of the show, show report. Photos below courtesy of: Impose Magazine, Jame WorldJartai, Jpop Rocks, Music Junkie, MUTO, Terimetal.

 

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Su-Metal talk with Rock Sound as is #48 on "50 Music Influential And Important Figures in Music in 2017"

Su-Metal is featured in the new issue of Rock Sound Magazine August 2017 as she is #48 on '50 Music Influential And Important Figures in Music in 2017". The feature includes a brief comment from Suzuka and a poster from 2016 photoshoot! Check the content below. 

 

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Photos: 2017.06.21 - BABYMETAL at The Forum, Inglewood, USA

BABYMETAL appeared at The Forum, just like in England in 2014 but this time in Inglewood, United States. The group performed the same Setlist they have been playing so far in Korn's US Tour, show report. Photos below via BABYMETAL, California Rock NewsJartai, Mike Amico & Saku. 

 

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Yuimetal is 18 years old: The transformation from Sakura Gakuin's "Juuonbu" to BABYMETAL era

BABYMETAL was once again featured on Tech Insight as they published an article regarding Yuimetal's 18th Birthday on June 20. They speak about BABYMETAL's transformation from Sakura Gakuin in 2010 to 2017 and how the girls are getting popular but also femenine on stage. Check the article translated below. 

 

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NBC San Diego interviews BABYMETAL: "Hope we are able to do what’s only possible by BABYMETAL"

BABYMETAL was interviewed via email by NBC San Diego from United States to explain in a few questions their concept and who is the FOX GOD! In addition Moametal mentioned that they eventually don't want to be considered a novelty anymore. Check the interview below! 

 

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Photos: 2017.06.20 - BABYMETAL at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista

BABYMETAL played their second show supporting Korn US Tour, this time at Mattres Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. Their first time there showed off the same setlist than Albuquerque but during "KARATE" Su-Metal announced Yuimetal's birthday! Yui was very suprised and emotional! Show report. Photos by Austin Barnette, GGRK Japan,  HiroJartai, Jay Bird, NBC San DiegoSaku, Teri-Metal

 

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Barks live report: BABYMETAL at The Palladium & "From Dusk Till Dawn" live debut

Barks Japan released a live report about BABYMETAL's Special Headline Show in Los Angeles at The Palladium where the band played live for very first time "From Dusk Till Dawn". The show also featured an opening act for very first time. Check the report translated below! 

 

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Photos: 2017.06.18 - BABYMETAL at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque

BABYMETAL's second show of their US Tour took place at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, as some fans said "in the middle of nowhere". The performance was also their first show supporting Korn's US Tour. BABYMETAL performed during a very hot day. Show report. Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Meta Taro and Terimetal

 

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Photos: 2017.06.16 - BABYMETAL Special Headline Show in LA at The Palladium

BABYMETAL's first headline show of the year took place in Los Angeles, California in United States. The Special Headline Show in LA at The Palladium featured BABYMETAL's first opening act in their career as HELLYEAH opened the show. Show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL, and Anthony Mehlhalf, Keisan, Krash, Muto, Papimetal, Urraco, Smily Dog Metal and official photos by Tokyo Pop Line.

 

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Drum Station & Bass Station presents: Yuya Maeta x Yasuke Morita Rhythm Clinic

Ikebe Gakki have announced a very special seminar to take place in July featuring BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Drums Yuya Maeta, backup of Hideki Aoyama and now active with Kari Band. Check more details below!

 

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Sakura Gakuin media appearances in June 2017 feature VDC, BRODY & more!

Sakura Gakuin have published in their official Website a list of media appearances in June 2017, make sure to check the details below! 

 

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Dragonforce talk BABYMETAL on MTV Japan: " BABYMETAL's style and performances have special things"

Dragonforce members Herman Li and Frederic Leclercq were interviewed by MTV Japan to promote their upcoming Japan Tour and release of their new album "Reaching Into Infinity". They also were asked about Japanese Music, Culture and BABYMETAL. Read a summary translated below. 

 

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Natalie Music report: Perfume x Sakura Gakuin Amuse Fes Collaboration

Sakura Gakuin performed at Amuse Fes, their biggest stage so far for the group as they appeared this Sunday along with other 9 Amuse artists. Sakura Gakuin also appeared during Perfume's stage to support the performance during "Spending All My Time". Read Natalie's report translated and photos from the festival! 

 

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BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" #9 on Amazon Japan's DVD/Bluray Half Year 2017 Ranking

Amazon Japan have announced the Half Year Rankings in different divisions featuring BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" in the DVD/Bluray category, see more below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin & BABYMETAL featured on Tokyo Girl's Update "Aftershool Superstars"

Interesting article by TGU Tokyo Girl's Update about "Afterschool Superstars" explaining the Idol scene in Japan featuring artists like Hello! Project, C-ute, and specially Sakura Gakuin & BABYMETAL and how each group was formed and their concept. Read the most relevant content below. 

 

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BABYMETAL announce "Kyodai FOX Festival" at Saitama Super Arena 2Days & Osaka-jo Hall 2Days!

BABYMETAL have announced 4 headline shows in Japan to take place in September and October 2017 at Saitama Super Arena and Osaka-jo Hall as part of "Kyodai FOX Festival in Japan" (Big FOX Festival). Find more details below. 

 

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Barks live report: Kari Band at Tower Records Shinjuku

BOH, Mikio and Yuya introduced their debut Album with Kari Band "Kari Ongen - Demo" at Tower Records Shinjuku store. Barks Japan attendend to the event and published a series of photos including a live report! Check the report translated and photos!

 

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Knowing BABYMETAL's "Metal Resistance" & "KARATE" Stylist Megumi Date

Megumi Date was known as Stylist of BABYMETAL from an Interview with SO-EN Magazine released in July 2016. Megumi designed the costume wore by BABYMETAL during the World tour 2016. Check our report to introduce you her profile! 

 

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NewswireがBABYMETALの友人であるDRAGONFORCEのハーマン・リをインタビュー!

俺たちは、またも独占インタビューをコミュニティーと共有できるのでとてもうれしい! DRAGONFORCEとは二度目のインタビューになる! 今回は、ハーマン・リで、彼は"Road of Resistance"でBABYMETALとコラボし、さらにダウンロード・フェスティバル2015、それにメタル・ハマー・ゴールデン・ゴッズ・アワーズで二度共演している! DRAGONFORCEのハーマン・リとのインタビューを読んでみてくれ!

 

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VDC Tokyo Report: Miku Tanaka wins "Sakura Gakuin 2017, Transfer Students Orientation" Contest

Vocal Dance Collection Magazine released a live report about Sakura Gakuin's "Transfer Students Orientation" Open Class which took place on May 20 in Yokohama. The report features Miku Tanaka one of the new students winner of the contents. Read the report translated plus photos below! 

 

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Newswire Interview with BABYMETAL's friend Herman Li of DragonForce!

We are extremely happy to share with our community another exclusive interview! Our second interview with DragonForce! This time with Herman Li, he colloborated with BABYMETAL for "Road Of Resistance" played with BABYMETAL twice at Download Festival 2015 and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015! Please read our interview with Herman Li of DragonForce

 

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Corey Taylor talk becoming BABYMETAL fan on Morning After "They're just fun to watch!"

Corey Taylor talk BABYMETAL interviewed on Morning After show from 100.3 xRock FM. In order to promote the support appearances on Korn's US Tour he was asked about BABYMETAL and how he became fan of them. Listen the interview or read the transcription below.

 

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Fan Review: Overseas and Japanese fans review Kari Band's CD "Kari Ongen - Demo"

Fans from Japan and overseas gathered on Newswire to share their impressions on Kami Band's side project "Kari Band" debut Album "Kari Ongen - Demo". The first effort of Kami Band members BOH, Mikio Fujioka and Yuya Maeta is reviewed by fans! Read the review below.

 

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Oricon report: Sakura Gakuin transfered students Miku Tanaka & Miki Yagi, 7th generation President Aiko Yamaide

Oricon Style live report from Sakura Gakuin 2017 Transference Ceremony at Ebisu The Garden Hall in Tokyo where the new transfered students Miku Tanaka and Miki Yagi were introduced and the new Students Council President was announced, Aiko Yamaide! Check the report translated and photos below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin 2017 announce "Transfer Students Orientation" Open Class!

Sakura Gakuin announced the annual first open class of the year to receive the new students "Transfer Students Orientation" which will take place on May 20. Check details below. 

 

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Release information announced on Sakura Gakuin "The Road To Graduation 2016 - Yakusoku"

Sakura Gakuin have announced the details for their 7th Live Video "The Road To Graduation 2016 - Yakusoku" which will be released on July 7. Check more details below. 

 

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Tokyo Sports: Sakura Gakuin drawing attention thanks to Graduantes & BABYMETAL?

Tokyo Sports published an article about Sakura Gakuin 2017 members featuring impressions of Miku Tanaka and Miki Yagi. The article also focus on Sakura Gakuin's popularity thanks to the Graduates Airi Matsui, Ayaka Miyoshi and also BABYMETAL. Read the article translated below. 

 

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Report: Sakura Gakuin 2017 Nendo Transference In Ceremony introduce Students President & new members!

At the Ebisu The Garden Hall took place a new Sakura Gakuin Transference In Ceremony to introduce the new Students Council President and new members of the group! In the following report, president & functions, new members, setlist of the show and highlighted tweets from Graduates! 

 

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Idol Lovers: Check out BABYMETAL's costume changes!

Idol Lovers published an interesting article about BABYMETAL costumes but not only that, their changes through the different eras in their career from their beginnings in 2010/2011 to 2017. Check the article translated in the following blog post! 

 

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LEDA's band Far East Dizain announce "Dizainerve" 6 Track Mini Album!

Kami Band God Of Guitar LEDA announced with his band Far East Dizain the release of a 6 Track Mini Album called "Dizainerve" to be released on May 24! Find more details below. 

 

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Herman Li on Nocturne talk BABYMETAL: "They are very professional. We played a show without rehearsing!"

Herman Li guitarist of Dragonforce who worked with BABYMETAL for "Road Of Resistance" and played with them live twice at Download Festival 2015 and Golden Gods Awards 2015 was interviewed by Nocturne. Here is a segment of the interview where he talks about BABYMETAL

 

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NME Japan: Red Hot Chili Peppers members co-starred BABYMETAL in Miami

NME Japan along with many Japanese Media sites released a press release to talk about BABYMETAL's collaboration on stage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing "Gimme Chocolate" in Miami at the American Airlines Arena. Read the press release translated below. 

 

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Photo: 2017.04.29 - BABYMETAL at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, USA

BABYMETAL made their last stage of the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. There took place the Special JAM with the Red Hot Chili Peppers where Chad, Flea, Josh and Nate joined as Kami Band members to perform Gimme Chocolate! Show report. Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL and fans. 

 

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BABYMETAL debuts on CD Japan's "CDJ Export Chart Top40"

BABYMETAL with "Live At Tokyo Dome" Bluray Regular Edition made the #1 on CDJ Export Chart Top40 Bluray/DVD department! CD Japan announced recently their new chart to feature best sellers based on salers chart outside Japan featuring "Live At Tokyo Dome" in #1, find more details below. 

 

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Photos: 2017.04.27 - BABYMETAL at Amalie Arena, Tampa, USA

BABYMETAL visited the Amelie Arena in Tampa Bay for their 9th show of the US Tour supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers. At this show Kadoshi Shuntaro reached 10 live shows and Mikio Fujioka became the God Of Guitar with most appearances with Kami Band! Show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL, fans, Itchie-Metal and Papimetal!

 

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Photos: 2017.04.26 - BABYMETAL at Amway Center in Orlando, USA

BABYMETAL's first appearance in Orlando took place at the Amway Center the house of the Orlando Magic of the NBA. The girls after the performance appeared with the Jerseys of the NBA. Show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL and fans including Chad Smith wearing "WatchFOX" Tee! 

 

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Photos: 2017.04.24 - BABYMETAL at Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, USA

BABYMETAL visited Jacksonville for very first time to perform another date of the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour. This show featured BABYMETAL's 200 live, 200 lives also for Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi as Yuimetal and Moametal as well. Show report. Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, fans and Papimetal and Hiromin

 

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BOH interviewed on DiskUnion talk his beginnings, favorite bassists & Kari Band!

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH was interviewed by DiskUnion to promote the debut album of his project with Mikio Fujioka and Yuya Maeta. BOH shares experiences from his very beginnings playing bass, his favorite bassists and songs from Kari Band's debut CD "Kari Ongen - Demo". Read the main questions of the interview translated below. 

 

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Photos: 2017.04.22 - BABYMETAL at Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, USA

BABYMETAL played their 6th show of the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour by playing for very first time at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock! The show featured another very good response from RHCP audience. Show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL, fans and Papimetal

 

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BABYMETAL's exclusive delivery of their "Tokyo Dome" 2 Days performances on Live DAM Stadium!

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. 

 

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Photos: 2017.04.19 - BABYMETAL at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, USA

BABYMETAL played another show supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour, this time at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. First time BABYMETAL performs at Colonial Life Arena, show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL, fans and Andy Horne

 

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"Live At Tokyo Dome" #1 on Oricon Overall Music Video Ranking, 37.000 copies sold in the first week!

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.

 

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BOH x Takayoshi Ohmura Shure GLXD16 Seminar live report

BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH and God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura held a Bass and Guitar Seminar in collaboration with Shure GLXD16 in March. Read Shure's live report translated including photos and a video of their performance! 

 

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Photos: 2017.04.17 - BABYMETAL at Spectrum Arena in Charlotte, USA

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL announce media appearances in May 2017!

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. 

 

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Toyo Keizai: Can One OK Rock Outshine BABYMETAL on The World Music Stage?

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. 

 

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OK Music: Let's get excited! Heavy Metal Idol "BABYMETAL" Karaoke Popular Songs Top5!

OK Music Japan published an article with the most requested songs of BABYMETAL at Karaoke. Due their popularity and catchy songs BABYMETAL is also becoming popular at Karaoke. Read OK Music's BABYMETAL Karaoke Pouplar Songs Top5 translated below! 

 

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Photos: 2017.04.15 - BABYMETAL at PNC Arena in Raleigh, USA

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. 

 

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Photos: 2017.04.14 - BABYMETAL at Philips Arena in Atlanta, USA

BABYMETAL played their second performance in the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The show featured the same setlist they played in Washington on April 12. Atlanta Show report. Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, fans and Metal John Radio

 

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BABYMETAL "Live At Tokyo Dome" reaches #1 on Oricon Bluray Chart!

BABYMETAL's latest release "Live At Tokyo Dome" in Bluray format has reached the #1 on Oricon Bluray Chart! Find more information below

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Scott & Rivers talk BABYMETAL as KARATE is #2 on NME Japan "Ten Of My Favorite Japanese Classics"

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. 

 

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Suzuka's father "Chu" Nakamoto appears on Twitter with story about his High School Rock band

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.

 

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Photos: 2017.04.11 - "Live At Tokyo Dome" release day + Tower Records Shinjuku Exhibition

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL Tokyo Dome Costumes & Live Photos exhibition to support "Live At Tokyo Dome" release!

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL to hold "Live At Tokyo Dome VR Free Experience Meeting" on April 11

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. 

 

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Mirena Kurosawa last diary in Sakura Gakuin, 3 parts diary dedicated to 2016 Nendo students

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. 

 

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Sara Kurashima last diary as Sakura Gakuin student: "I'm so glad I joined Sakura Gakuin"

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!

 

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Mantan Web: Kurashima & Kurosawa last event wearing uniform at Graduation Photobok release

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. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announced Sakura Gakuin 2017 Nendo Transference Ceremony on May 7!

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL FOX DAY announcement "THE ONE Big 5 Kitsune Festival in Japan" in July & August!

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.

 

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BABYMETAL "Live At Tokyo Dome" featured on Grindhouse Magazine Vol.101

BABYMETAL's 2 Days performances at Tokyo Dome has been featured on GrindHouse Magazine as they reviewed "Live At Tokyo Dome" set to be released on April 12. Check the content below. 

 

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God Of Guitar LEDA to join "luz" 2nd Tour "Reflexion" in July!

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. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin students impressions on LoGiRL's finale

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. 

 

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Excite Japan: Perfume's Nocchi praises Sakura Gakuin, "You can quickly get into it!"

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. 

 

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RHCP x BABYMETAL US Tour Giveaway! Get a Funko BABYMETAL Pop Rocks Figures Set!

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! 

 

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Watch Sakura Gakuin final episode on #LoGiRL, March 27

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!

 

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Natalie report: Sakura Gakuin "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final"

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. 

 

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STU48 are expected to be... Perfume, Riho Sayashi Nakamoto Sisters, the next generation of Idols from Hiroshima?

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. 

 

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Kerrang Magazine interviews BABYMETAL "Superfans"

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. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce goods for 2016 Nendo last event, "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final"

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.

 

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Gravure The Television live report Sakura Gakuin at Tsutaya O-East, Sara & Mirena dream to become actresses

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!

 

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Exclusive BABYMETAL "Metal Resistance" Picture Disc to be released on Records Store Day!

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. 

 

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Takayoshi Ohmura is #6 on Spinditty: "10 Underrated Japanese Metal Guitarists That Deserve Your Attention"

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. 

 

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Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Graduation Photobook launch party announced!

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL announce massive goods for "Film Fes Tour, Metal Resistance Apocalypse" !!

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. 

 

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X Japan's Yoshiki interviewed on Fuse: "I love BABYMETAL!"

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. 

 

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The Concordian Magazine on BABYMETAL: "A beginner's guide to Kawaii Metal"

BABYMETAL is featured on The Concordian Magazine March 2017 as they introduce Kawaii Metal to their readers. BABYMETAL is introduced as what may be part of people's cardio workout playlist featuring information about their concept and biography, check the full content below.

 

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Idol Scheduler live report on Sakura Gakuin's annual "Archaeology Of The Song"

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!

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin episode on #LoGiRL, March 13

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.

 

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BABYMETAL wins "Excellence Award" in the 22nd AMD Awards, Kobametal receives the prize!

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. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo "Sword Dacing 2" Official Photo Set

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! 

 

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Earnings from RHCP x BABYMETAL at Manchester Arena are ranked #12 on Billboard Boxscore

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

 

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Suzuka's "Karen Girl's" featured on Da Vinci News "Top10 Anisama acts that can't be overlooked"

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. 

 

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Upcoming Kami Band members activities in March 2017

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.

 

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Football Tribe from Indonesia: "J.League, BABYMETAL & United Kingdom"

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. 

 

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BOH, Mikio & Yuya announce "Kari Band" Demo CD Pre-Sale & Tracklist!

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL to support Korn's "The Serenity Of Summer" US Tour in June!

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.

 

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Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Graduation Photobook release & event information

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin episode on #LoGiRL, March 6

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. 

 

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HOTWAVE Staff tweets funny story about Moa Kikuchi getting Teletama kun hat with pocket money

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!

 

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Sakura Gakuin band members & composers impressions on 2016 Album "Yakusoku"

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. 

 

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Yoshiki on BBC Radio 2: "I actually have enormous respect about BABYMETAL"

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. 

 

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"That's Not Metal" & Metal Hammer editor talk how BABYMETAL helps to introduce Metal music to people

"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. 

 

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BABYMETAL is awarded on AMD's "Digital Contents of the Year 2016"

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. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin on Japanese Station from Indonesia, their first international interview!

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Live At Tokyo Dome" World Premiere + "BABYMETAL Film Fes Tour" announced

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin episode on #LoGiRL, February 27

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. 

 

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Minipati x Tower Records Cafe Collaboration + "No Music, No Idol?" Graduation Posters announced

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. 

 

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BOH x Takayoshi Ohmura Shure GLXD 16 Wireless Seminar at Rockhouse Ikebe on March 12

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin episode on #LoGiRL, February 20

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. 

 

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Miku Kobato talk about BAND-MAID as "Second BABYMETAL" on Excite

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. 

 

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"La Tercera" article to convince producers to bring BABYMETAL to Chile

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. 

 

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Su-Metal interviewed as she is #39 on Kerrang's 50 greatest Rockstars in the world right now!

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. 

 

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Aiko Yamaide interviews Sakura Gakuin's tutor Mori-Sensei!

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. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce media appearances in February & March 2016

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. 

 

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AKB48 Yuki Kashiwagi includes "Gimme Chocolate" on Music Book Valentine's Day playlist

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. 

 

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Oricon Live Report: Sakura Gakuin became a Valentine's gift full of happiness

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. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce ending of #LoGiRL programs in March 2017 in the new episode, February 13

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! 

 

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Eddie of Suicide Silence talk BABYMETAL: "I like them a lot, they remind me the music of my favorite anime"

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. 

 

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Mainichi News: Asahikawa Eiryo High School Wind Unit becomes popular by perfoming BABYMETAL songs

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. 

 

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Himeka Nakamoto & Nogizaka46 members praise BABYMETAL & Kami Band on Young Guitar March 2017

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. 

 

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Metal Hammer: "BABYMETAL Militia. When Metallica met BABYMETAL"

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. 

 

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Fan Review: BABYMETAL at Yokohama Arena, Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017

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! 

 

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GrindHouse report from Guns N' Roses Japan Tour: "BABYMETAL fan base got expanded even further"

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, February 6

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! 

 

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Asia  Nikkei on BABYMETAL: "The all-girl pop metal group from Japan is finding fans around the world"

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.

 

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BABYMETAL ranks 41st most subscribed Japanese channel on Youtube

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. 

 

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Choreographer Mikiko: "Members of BABYMETAL love to imagine and have flexible thinking"

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. 

 

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Upcoming Kami Band members activities in February 2017

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. 

 

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Japan Info: Ranking Of Best 10 BABYMETAL Popular Lives

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! 

 

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Fan Review: BABYMETAL in Seoul, South Korea supporting Metallica

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. 

 

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HMV News Live Report: Hot BABYMETAL & Guns performance in the last day on Tour in Japan

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, January 30!

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! 

 

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Photos: 2017.01.29 - BABYMETAL at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

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 YouSukesan and Yadei

 

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Photos: 2017.01.25 - BABYMETAL at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan

BABYMETAL played their third show supporting Guns N' Roses, they returned to Yokohama Arena after their World Tour 2015 closing shows in December 2015! (Show report). Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Guns N' Roses, Dinasour Jr., Kira, Muto, Nyokiyama and PPP Hey You.

 

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BABYMETAL #10 in "The artist that you want to see the most" at Summer Sonic 2017

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Only The Five Know" event announced!

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. 

 

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"Metal Resistance" featured on Music Book's "The Best Albums Of 2016" choosen by Hitomi Nishiyama

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.

 

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BABYMETAL Public Relations in UK "The Noise Cartel" is nominated in the Music Week Awards 2017

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. 

 

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Aiko Yamaide's diary about Christmas Eve date with Yui Mizuno

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, January 23

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. 

 

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Gravure The Television report on Sakura Gakuin "Sword Dancing" & "Improvisation" Open Classes

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! 

 

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Photos: 2017.01.22 - BABYMETAL at Kobe World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan

BABYMETAL played its second show supporting Guns N' Roses in Kobe at the Kobe world Memorial Hall. BABYMETAL made slight changes in their setlist compared with the first show (Show report). Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, Keisan, Ko-Metal, Koumodesu, Shingo-Metal

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce last Open Class of 2016 Nendo, "Archaeology Of The Song" in March

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.

 

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Nyango Star surreal appearance playing popular songs of BABYMETAL

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. 

 

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Photos: 2017.01.21 - BABYMETAL at Kyocera Dome Osaka, Osaka, Japan

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. 

 

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Nikkei Kogyo Shimbun: BABYMETAL breaks down the concept of men's Heavy Metal

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. 

 

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Pianist Hitomi Nishiyama's blog analyze BABYMETAL's "THE ONE"

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. 

 

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"Helmet Wearing Squad" Sara & Mirena at closing ceremony of Helmet & Bicycle Safety in Tokyo

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL wins "Best Music Video" & "Album Of The Year" on Alt. Press Japan Readers Poll

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.

 

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BABYMETAL to release "Metal Resistance" Band Score book on February 17!

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, January 16

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL featured on AndMore Fes "Summer Sonic 2017 artist prediction

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. 

 

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Mori Kiyoharu talk Japanese music & BABYMETAL on Music Voice Japan

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. 

 

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Gravure The Television: Sakura Gakuin starts "Carta" Web Program

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. 

 

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Soyoka Yoshida reveals message from Yui Mizuno to students before Sakura Gakuin Festival 2016

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. 

 

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HMV News Live Report : BABYMETAL performs 6 songs on Metallica's performance in South Korea

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. 

 

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Blick am Abend from Switzerland: "Life in numbers of... BABYMETAL"

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. 

 

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Photos: 2017.01.11 - BABYMETAL at Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea

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

 

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BABYMETAL to pre-release "Live At Tokyo Dome - THE ONE Limited Edition"

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. 

 

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Metal Hammer reviews BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" Live CD with 4 Stars

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL win Five Honors in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards!

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. 

 

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Premium Japan: Chili Peppers, Guns & Metallica charmed by the phenomenal breakthrough of BABYMETAL

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, January 9

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! 

 

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Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Graduation Interview on Tower Revo on March 5

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. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin to release their 7th Studio Album "Yakusoku" on March 3!

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. 

 

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"Metal Resistance" is #2 on DiskUnion Metal Online Shop Domestic Artists Best Sellers 2016

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL to support Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour East Coast in April!

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! 

 

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Takayoshi Ohmura joins C4 "GUREN" release commemoration Tour "GUREN Rampage"

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL featured on "Food Culture Animals Music" Digital Magazine January 2017

BABYMETAL was featured on Food Culture Animas Music Digital Magazine January 2017, the feature includes a summary of their biography from their beginnings in Sakura Gakuin to the latest performances at Yokohama Arena, Tokyo Dome and many more activities. Content below.

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final" on March 25!

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. 

 

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In Numbers: Analysis of BABYMETAL Tour Dates in 2016

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL, Metal Resistance & Su-Metal featured on Heavy Metal Japan "Best of HR/HM in 2016"

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL on Rockin' On: "Our hearts became so strong that we weren't overwhelmed by Tokyo Dome"

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL is Top20 Most Popular Female Artist on Twitter in Japan!

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL on Kerrang's new issue: UK Tour review, Busted discuss "KARATE", "KARATE wins "Song of 2016"

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. 

 

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"Live At Wembley" Live CD debuts #3 on Oricon Style Albums Charts

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. 

 

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Photos: 2016.12.28 - BABYMETAL "Live At Wembley" Live CD release date in Japan

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL, artist that powers the Music Book Ranking 2016

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. 

 

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Real Sound on BABYMETAL: "In 2016, the world's most successful Japanese group are undoubtedly those girls"

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.

 

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Vote in the 1st Annual BABYMETAL Newswire Awards !!

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! 

 

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Takayoshi Ohmura to release new Album, "Cerberus" on January 25!!

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. 

 

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"KARATE" is #2 on "Hard Rock/Heavy Metal MV Top100 Year End Chart 2016" of Heavy Metal Japan!

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. 

 

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Rolling Stone Japan: "Looking back at 5 articles reflecting BABYMETAL's 2016"

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. 

 

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"Metal Resistance" is #17 on Oricon Style Annual Sales Ranking

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. 

 

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AndMore Fes chooses BABYMETAL as one of Major Summer Festival news of the year!

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. 

 

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"KARATE" is #6 on Amazon "The Best Metal Of 2016" by Amazon's Music Experts

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. 

 

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Youtube Japan Annual Ranking, BABYMETAL "KARATE" is #21

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. 

 

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Dance Stream on BABYMETAL's sharp and powerful dancing and physical strenght

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. 

 

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Happy Birthday messages to Suzuka Nakamoto from Sakura Gakuin & Graduates on Social Networks

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin episode on #LoGiRL, December 19

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. 

 

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Photos: 2016.12.18 - BABYMETAL at The O2 in London, England

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.

 

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Mikiko talk BABYMETAL choreography on "Mix Variety Puzzle" of Nippon Cultural Broadcasting

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. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin Helmet use campaign Lesson #4, "Total review & winners!"

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!

 

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BABYMETAL teams up with Konami's "Gitadora" !!

BABYMETAL announced their collaboration with Konami to release 3 songs to be available in the popular Konami video game "Gitadora", find more details below.

 

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Photos: 2016.12.15 - BABYMETAL at Manchester Arena, Manchester, England Day 2

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 ProductionsIndra de Ridder, Jun-Metal, Papimetal, Melanie Smith, The Don PhotographyTipo120.

 

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Photos: 2016.12.14 - BABYMETAL at Manchester Arena, England Day 1

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 SmithPapimetalSaku-Metal, Tipo120.

 

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Gacharic Spin x Takayoshi Ohmura + Mikio Fujioka & Yuya Maeta Birthday Celebration Live

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. 

 

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BABYMETAL talk 2016 exciting moments, best outfit, lessons learned, best films, future activities on Kerrang!

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!

 

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BABYMETAL Media appearances on TV & Magazines in December & January 2017

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, December 12

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!

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce "The Road To Graduation 2016" events!

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. 

 

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Photos: 2016.12.11 - BABYMETAL at Genting Arena in Birmingham, England Day 2

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 MetalicuisChibistevo, Darral White, Itchie-Metal, Teri-Metal and Tsucci Suisse. 

 

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Photos: 2016.12.10 - BABYMETAL at Genting Arena, Birmingham, England

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 ArrosmithItchie-metal and Teri-metal.

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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"Metal Resistance" #31 on Rock Sound Top50 Releases Of The Year, "Live At Wembley" CD review

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. 

 

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Marty Friedman & Hitomi Nishiyama discuss BABYMETAL "THE ONE" on "NHORHM"

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! 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, December 5!

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! 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Sakura Gakuin Helmet use campaign Lesson #3, "Awareness of bicycle helmets"

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!

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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BABYMETAL announce "THE ONE Members Project 2017" !!

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, November 28

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! 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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AWA Music releases "Sakura Gakuin" playlist + comments from Yuzumi & Marin!

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. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, November 21

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! 

 

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Idol Scheduler: Sakura Gakuin held the annual "school festival" attracting 4.000 people!

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! 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Sakura Gakuin Helmet use campaign Lesson #2 "Bicycle safety use"

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!

 

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Sakura Gakuin "Sword Dancing 2" & "Improvisation" Open Classes announced!

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! 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, November 14

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. 

 

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Scans: Sakura Gakuin Festival 2016 Photo Set

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! 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Yahoo News: BABYMETAL approached by rumors of Super Bowl appearance

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

 

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

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

 

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Upcoming Kami Band members activities in November 2016

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Sanspo: Sakura Gakuin exultant in the Tokyo Tower Winter's Illumination

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! 

 

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

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

 

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Mikio Fujioka Guitar Seminar At Shimamura Ebina on November 12

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

 

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

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

 

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BABYMETAL announce "Live At Wembley" World Premiere!

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

 

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