BABYMETAL Kami Band member, God Of Bass BOH wrote a new blog post about his experience with BABYMETAL and Kami Band during the first part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. He wrote about the experience overseas, the efforts of Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal and also how important is Kami Band for this project. Read the whole blog post translated below.
Bassist BOH: The Kami Band is indispensible for BABYMETAL's existence
Is everyone in a good mood? This is your esteemed bald boy, BOHヽ(゜▽、゜)ノ
BABYMETAL's 2015 world tour finally ended at Makuhari Messe.
There will be additional shows in Germany and England in August, but it's over for now. I'd like to go to a relaxing onsen, but I can't relax because my schedule is packed with other events. Losing my desire to relax too much is like my hair loss <- intense lol
Well, this time, we were squished between Mexico, the US, and Canada, and the Metrock Festival on our way back to Japan, and ended our tour storming through Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Makuhari Messe.
Wherever we played, the audience spread its joy to us and felt BABYMETAL's intensity again.
There were countries and towns I went to for the first time, and I loved this fun foreign tour where I could experience each country's culture and excitement.
We're getting famous fast and we won prizes from famous foreign magazines like Kerrang and Metal Hammer, and for me to be involved in this impossibly-strong project that is BABYMETAL is an extremely valuable experience that is difficult to replace.
We played solo shows, of course, and the big foreign festivals we played for the first time and their news coverage went well, and we finished by creating a strong impression and leaving a major impact. This kind of thing is really amazing, and must often balance endurance, determination, will-power, sticking together, and perseverance.
Last time, I wrote on BABYMETAL's blog. I have nothing but the utmost respect for SU-METAL, YUI-METAL and MOAMETAL who are always growing, and always take on every challenge with honesty and sincerety.
Because I won't write about what the three girls do off-stage, I'm keeping it brief, but their
"artistic powers" are steadily becoming stronger!!
Yesterday's Makuhari concert was especially amazing and what I felt was a "flickering destructive power," meant in a good way.
One star collided with another, and the moment a new star was born, it created the impression of something more powerful.
Our Kami Band performance is also inspired by you three, and I think it was our most on-point until now.
Like everyone, I get nervous before playing live, but on this tour, there was a strong feeling we "would do" more than that. And throughout the tour, our team's bonds became stronger, and we can take on the challenge on stage, while we can proudly show off our feelings of joy and reliance on each other. The Kami Band is indispensible for BABYMETAL's existence. People also tell me the Kami Band is just support. I've also come across these opinions, but we do not accept this point of view. Especially for a good performance, there is no difference between what we do!!
The girls are shining more and more, and what should we play? The is the number one thing we think about and challenges us on stage. Until now and from now on, these thoughts have not wavered from us or our staff.
When I went to Tokyo, I didn't go there to start a band. I had the goal of becoming a first-rate session musician. Because I took pride in support work, I didn't care whether I was in a band or not.
But either way, no matter what you do, it is important to pursue a team with strong bonds and people with whom you can produce entertainment to elevate things further.
The same is true outside of BABYMETAL, no matter how big things are, don't cut corners and challenge your soul.
Because I get to participate in work where we inspire other people's hearts, my duty, most of all, is to experience the feelings of gratitude I receive from fans. This is my weapon.
Still, as BABYMETAL's popularity increases, there are also a lot of negative opinions. But more than those opinions, it is more important to concentrate on the happiness fans give you from their hearts, and that "you're doing a job where you're giving more and more people joy."
Our team BABYMETAL is doing something new that has never been done until now.
Dismissals like "Idols with a metal backing band" do not represent what we do on stage.
And the number of fans who enjoy us and give us their support from all over the world continues to grow and at unimaginable speed. The amazement that we can share this miracle with so many people... priceless.
Great writers write great songs, and they are songs that resound in SU-METAL's heart and in YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL dancing. And the Kami Band is devoted to letting this shine, and receives support from the staff and from KOBAMETAL who puts everything together. And most of all, all the mates who sincerely enjoy themselves and honestly power us up, and always feel that burning passion in their chest. I think the team is all of us.
No doubt, We are BABYMETAL(o)乂(-^)
I cannot contain my joy about this being true.
It was announced at Makuhari, but we'll be playing more shows in Japan in September.
What sort of things are people going to see? What kind of space are we going to create with everyone? The fun stops from now on. I hope we can make even greater strides.
P.S.: Thank you for the many recent Facebook friend requests from Japan and abroad, but I only use Facebook for close friends, family, and acquaintances. Please understand, because I don't even have plans to make a page for me as an artist.
Well then, these are simple ramblings, but thank you for reading this, everybody.
Translation by: american_daimyo