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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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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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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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"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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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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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 SmithTipo120.

 

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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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