BABYMETAL performed once again on Music Station of TV Asahi. After their 2 consecutive performances in 2014 the band returned to Music Station Super Live 2015 on December 25 to play "Gimme Chocolate" but first they were interviewed. Check the interview with English subtitles and the awesome "Gimme Chocolate" performance below!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Alternative Press to promote its World Tour 2016 and its first official US Tour in May of 2016. BABYMETAL was asked about their metal influences and their impressions of United States after their shows in 2014 in Los Angeles and playing as Opening Act for Lady Gaga and also the World Tour 2015 performances. Read the full interview below.
BABYMETAL interviewed on J-Wave Ana World Air Current on December 9, but wasn't published until December 19. The girls talked about past experiences at La Cigale in France for Yuimetal Seitansai and Cologne Moametal Seitansai. Also talked about Lady Gaga, Reading and Leeds Festivals. Su-Metal mentioned she wants to visit countries with BABYMETAL that they didn't visited yet. Check the photos published by Taro Hakase below.
Suzuka Nakamoto as Su-Metal was interviewed by Kerrang Magazine latest issue "Kerristmas Khaos All Star Issue" featuring special interviews with highlighted artists of 2015. Su-Metal talked about her experience at Reading and Leeds Festivals, doing her first speech in English in the Relentless Kerrang! Awards, meeting Metallica, Wembley Arena show in April and more. Also Kerrang! Magazine released comments of its staff about BABYMETAL's 2015. Check the high quality scans below.
GrindHouse Magazine released an online report and interview with BABYMETAL from the Yokohama Arena in December of 2015. The girls talk about their experience in the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015, the reaction and coverage of International MEdia and their first appearance in the Metal Hammer Magazine Cover. Read the interview translated below!
Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" was interviewed in the new issue of Metal Hammer Magazine January 2016 to talk about her experience at Reading and Leeds Festival, also Metal Hammer includes BABYMETAL wrapping paper and a 15 Track Promo CD including Megitsune! Check the details and interview below.
BABYMETAL winner of VOGUE Japan "Women Of The Year 2015" Award was featured and interviewed in the latest issue of VOGUE Japan Magazine number 167 January 2016 released on November 28 of 2015. The magazine includes a new photo of the girls wearing a glamorous outfit. Check the high quality scans below.
BABYMETAL was selected by VOGUE Japan as one of the "Women Of The Year 2015", Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal attended to the Ceremony in Tokyo to receive their deserved award for their overwhelming success in 2015. Japanese TV did a special coverage of the event featuring BABYMETAL, check the Japanese TV Coverage below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by VOGUE Japan to talk about their favorite songs of the band, learning english, their favorite foods during the overseas tours, the
costumes that made the biggest impressions on them, the best moment of 2015. Watch the full interview with english subtitles below.
BABYMETAL was once again featured on GQ Japan Magazine, after winning the "Discovery Of The Year Award 2015" in the "Men Of The Year 2015" the new issue of January 2016 released on November 24 of 2015 features new photos of the girls and a brief interview with them. Check the high quality scans below.
Pianist Hitomi Nishiyama's new proejct called "NHORHM" released heavy metal masterpieces in piano covers. The jazz pianist worked in songs by artists like
Megadeth, Iron Maiden, BABYMETAL and many more to release a 10 tracks cover CD. She was interviewed on Mikiki to talk about the making process. She did mention to
BABYMETAL's song "Akumu No Rondo", read the excerpt of the interview translated below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band members, God Of Bass BOH, God Of Guitars Mikio Fujioka and Takayoshi Ohmura were featured and interviewed by NEO Oyaide to talk about the NEO Cables in their gear to perform live with BABYMETAL at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on October 16. Read the special post in english below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in Nagoya while the band performed the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan at Zepp Nagoya 2 Days. The short but interesting interview with BABYMETAL on BOMBER-E was about World Tour 2015, fans singing their songs outside Japan. Watch the fell interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by WorlDodesuka of Nagoya TV. BABYMETAL was interviewed after their shows at Zepp Nagoya in Aichi. The girls were interviewed about their experience playing overseas especially at Sonisphere Festival 2014 in front of 50.000 fans. Check the full interview with english subtitles below.
BABYMETAL girls were interviewed in the October's issue of Tokyo Weekender Magazine. The Japanese Magazine released in english talked with the girls during the Zepp Concerts Tour to talk about critics, meeting Lady Gaga in 2014, their several meetings with Metallica, and meeting and collaborating with X Japan. Read the transcription of the full interview and check the photos of the Magazine below.
WOWOW interviewed BABYMETAL girls Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal to promote the exclusive WOWOW Broadcast next October 18 of the BABYMETAL show at Makuhari Messe on June 21 "Kyodai Tenkaichi Metaru Budokai" which is at the moment the biggest BABYMETAL show to date. The girls talk about the experience of the World Tour 2015, what are the differences with World Tour 2014, overseas food, the show in Mexico on May 9, the experience on June 21 at Makuhari Messe and what they expect for the shows at Yokohama Arena in December and Wembley Arena in April. Full interview translated below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Ohayo Asahi Desu during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan. The interview was published before their shows at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. The program made a review of BABYMETAL with information about them and the latest activities of the band around the world. The interviewed talked with the girls and learned how to dance Head Bangya. Watch the interview with english subtitles below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in Fukuoka by Asadesu KBC while the band was there for the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan Round 4. The girls talked about favorite foods in Fukuoka, the Kitsune Sign and the Dame Jump and also received a very fun and cute gift by Asadesu KBC! Watch the full interview with english subtitles below.
Finally Tiin Magazine from Mexico published the exclusive interview with BABYMETAL happened in Mexico on May 9 during the
BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in North America. The girls talked about how they prepare for the shows, the differences between fans around the world, favorite experiences during in
tour, and more! Watch the full interview with english and spanish subtitles below.
Another part of the amazing interview of Metal Hammer with BABYMETAL girls Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal at Reading Festival in August. The girls talked about "Gimme Chocolate", "Road Of Resistance" and "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" but also, Limp Bizkit, their show at Wembley Arena and the highlight was Yuimetal, don't miss it!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Ichioshi Morning while they were in Hokkaido as part of the Zepp Concerts Tour in Zepp Sapporo. BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan arrived on September 21 to Hokkaido for the third Round of the tour. Watch the full interview below with english subtitles!
BABYMETAL was interviewed in May in New York City by several media from the United States. One of them was NYLON News. NYLON talked with the girls about Ariana Grande, BABYMETAL fans and their special name, scary things for the girls and more! Very fun interview featuring a really cute Yuimetal reaction! Watch the full interview below with a secundary video with subtitles in spanish!
BABYMETAL was interviewed in Osaka, Japan during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Osaka on September 17 but the interview was finally published on REDNIQS of FM802 on September 21. The girls talked about the World Tour, meeting international artists, live songs, and new music. Full interview with english subtitles below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar from 2012 to January of 2015 LEDA was interviewed on Black B-Pass Magazine Vol.1 in September of 2015 to talk about his activities with special feature on him playing with BABYMETAL, read an excerpt of the interview translated below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the GQ Japan Women Special 2015 highlighting the most successful women in Japan in the Year 2015. BABYMETAL was interviewed after the
photoshoot and Su-Metal gave a brief comments of what they think about it. Watch the interview and scans below.
Classic Rock, part of TeamRock talks about the BABYMETAL project doing a summary of their beginnings making mention to Sakura Gakuin and the Producer Kobametal (Key Kobayashi). Also the report includes comments by Dragonforce guitarist and leader of the band Herman Li about BABYMETAL and supporting the project. Read a summary of the extensive report featuring the most interesting parts of it below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed at the backstage of the Reading Festival on August 29 to talk about their performances at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival, its recently announced show at Wembley Arena to take place next year, but also about Dragonforce, Metallica, Japan and their fans. Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Ticketmaster United Kingdom at the backstage of the Reading Festival to talk about the performance of the band in the Main Stage, their love for Metallica, the special message from Judas Priest and being a role model. Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in the backstage of Leeds Festival by NME.com from United Kingdom to talk about their recently announced show at The SSE Arena of Wembley in London, England to take place next April 2 of 2016, but also and in english Moametal mentioned their interested to teach Metallica "The Metal Master" their dance moves! Watch the full interview below.
BBC Newsbeat release a very interesting report and interview with BABYMETAL from the Reading Festival about why BABYMETAL is unique for the fans and the anti-bullying message they want to spread on every stage, on every Dame Jump around the world and what they think about positive and negative critics. The report includes comments from fans, interview and video message with Su-Metal Yuimetal and Moametal and words from their interpreter Norah. Read and watch below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in the backstage of Reading Festival at Richfield Avenue. This is officially their first full interview in english! The girls needed a little help from Norah (their translator) but they were able to answer the questions in english! Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the latest Kerrang! Magazine released on August 26 to talk about the Reading and Leeds Festival which took place on August 29 and August 30, but also to make the massive announce of their biggest headline show in United Kingdom at SSE Arena of Wembley on April 2 of 2016, check the scans and the exclusive interview with Suzuka Nakamoto.
BABYMETAL was highlighted lately on TBS, first on News 23 on August 19, then on The News Bird on August 23. The girls talk about speaking in english, the inpiration coming from Kerry King of Slayer and Limp Bizkit!
Watch the full report and interview on TBS The News Bird with BABYMETAL with english subtitles.
We are very excited to share with you this exclusive interview with Reis O'Brien FUNKO's Lead Designer and also an awesome BABYMETAL fan. Reis share with us information about FUNKO, Metal Music, how and why BABYMETAL is his new favorite band, and the upcoming projects between FUNKO and BABYMETAL! Yes, the figures are coming soon!! We hope you guys like the interview.
On July 29 was published the Volume 6 of the Besatsu Kodakawa Direct Magazine including an exclusive live report of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 with never seen high quality photos of the Tour by BABYMETAL's Photographer Dana (Distortion) Yavin and also featuring an exclusive interview with BABYMETAL's producer, Kobametal about his impressions of the World Tour. Check the interview translated and the scans below.
Himeka Nakamoto was special guest on "Rajira!" Radio Show (Full show here). The hosts are the same guys who interviewed BABYMETAL in 2012 (Su-Metal
and Moametal at that time, photos here).
Himeka did mention to the relationship with her younger sister Suzuka Nakamoto - Su-Metal. Read and listen what Himetan said about
Another part of the great interview of the music site Loudwire with BABYMETAL girls, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal. This time they talk about their feelings of opening for Lady Gaga in United States and also meeting Metallica and discovering what Su-Metal described as "heart of metal". Watch the interview below.
Metalholic interviewed Marty Friedman to discuss his upcoming North American Tour next September and October to promote his latest album "Inferno". But also Marty Friedman was asked about the Japanese Music, and in depth about the reactions in United States about BABYMETAL, from people who loves the band to those elitist metalheads. Listen the full interview below.
BABYMETAL's choregrapher MIKIKO-METAL to be featured on "MdN" Magazine September 2015 in a Special Feature of 22 Pages about her work as choreographer of BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Perfume. More details and how to buy the magazine below.
Ian Hill british bassist of the band "Judas Priest" was interviewed by Krone from Austria to promote their shows in Europe. Translated below an excerpt when
he was asked about young metal bands and BABYMETAL gets into topic.
Scuzz TV screened through Sky TV on channel 367 the full Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015 ceremony featuring a BABYMETAL in several parts including a special interview with Herman Li from Dragonforce, the Breakthrough Award Speech and the Pro Shots of Gimme Chocolate and Road Of Resistance! Watch the videos below.
The music site Loudwire interviewed BABYMETAL in New York past May. Loudwire asked Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal about their impressions of the metal music and how the music genre growth on them since their beginnings, also discusses the rise to fame and the meaning of "Ijime Dame Zettai" and how the lyrics helped fans. Watch the full interview below.
On June 24 Coca-Cola FM from Mexico did a 70 minutes special about BABYMETAL including a raw interview made by the presenter before the show in Mexico at Circo Volador in May. The special program includes a J-Rock specialist. and Idol Fan and a BABYMETAL Fan member of BABYMETAL Fans Mexico and also member of BABYMETAL Newswire as special guest to talk about BABYMETAL and help audience to understand the project.
Herman Li from Dragonforce was interviewed by Scuzz TV as part of "The Lowdown" special about the Download Festival 2015. Herman talks about the collaboration with BABYMETAL for Road Of Resistance and also about the live collaboration at Download Festival happened on June 12. Watch the interview below.
Scuzz TV from United Kingdom interviewed Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal in the backstage of the Download Festival 2015 where BABYMETAL was guest artist to perform with Dragonforce "Gimme Chocolate" at the Maverick Stage on June 12. The girls were interviewed before the performance to talk about UK, meeting bands and the making of their debut album.
After the great announcement of the Metal Hammer Magazine featuring BABYMETAL in the Front Page, Metal Hammer released a very extensive and detailed report about BABYMETAL at Download Festival and Metal Hammer Golden Gods performances with Dragonforce including quotes from Su-Metal, Moametal, Yuimetal, Kobametal and Nora (BABYMETAL's translator) about the performances, rehearsals, and many more details including words from Herman Li about BABYMETAL. In case you couldn't read the post on Metal Hammer, you can read here for free.
Herman Li from Dragonforce was interviewed by the Japanese Magazine "Geki-Rock" to talk about the live collaboration between BABYMETAL and Dragonforce at Download Festival 2015 and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Herman Li shares the inside story behind this collaboration. Read what he said below.
BABYMETAL was in the studios of Team Rock Radio in United Kingdom during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Europe. On July 11 was published the program featuring Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal introducing their favorite Hard Rock, Metal and Pop tunes and also talking about Slayer, Lady Gaga, Dragonforce and Slipknot. Listen the full podcast with also a special audio edited by Newswire including only the girls talking in english!
BABYMETAL was interviewed in Switzerland by the music site Musig Pub TV to promote their recent visit to Europe and the upcoming shows in Germany to take place in August. The girls talk about Kitsune-Sama,
Metallica and Slayer, Su-Metal speaking in english once again but also about Karaoke and Manga. Watch the interview with english subtitles below.
BABYMETAL was in the front page of the very poplar Japanese Magazine "AERA". The issue was published on June 29 featuring a brief interview with Su-Metal, Moametal, Yuimetal and Kobametal to talk about the idea of the concept of the band from the beginning when was the "Heavy Metal Club" on Sakura Gakuin and the future plans of them. Scans and interview translated below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Music On TV to talk about their second show at Tokyo Metropolitan Rock Festival 2015. The special interview took place before the show in The Windmill Stage on May 24 at Wakasu Park. Watch the full interview with english subtitles below.
BABYMETAL played their last show of the first part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan. The popular Japanese Youtuber "Hikakin" did a report of the activities in the Merchandise Hall at Makuhari Messe and then did a short interview with the girls in the backstage at Makuhari Messe. Watch the full report and interview translated below.
BABYMETAL appeared in the latest NHK World Newsroom program with a special coverage of the latest show at Makuhari Messe show on June 21 in Japan, show part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. NHK World Newsroom did a report of the success overseas, a summary of 2014 and an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal about the World Tour 2015, Lady Gaga and more. Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in New York in May during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in North America. They stopped to with Loudwire to play "Wikipedia: Fact of Fiction" and share their wisdom about the BABYMETAL concept with the interviewer Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann. Watch the full interview below.
Rock Sound Magazine did a special report about BABYMETAL's concept for their online suscribers. They explain "Inside the weird and wonderful world of BABYMETAL" making focus on who are they, who is Kobametal, the music, why are they so popular on rock/metal festivals, and the importance of their lyrics. Captures and summary with the most important answers (to us) below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed before the show in Bologna, Italy at the Estragon Club on June 5. BABYMETAL performed as opening act for NipPop, a Japanese culture event. The girls talked with K-bleJungle in collaboration with Ochacaffe from Ital about music, their favorite foods, tourism and lyrics. Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in United States while their stay in Columbus for Rock On The Range Festival in May. The girls were interviewed to talk about the experience in the Festival, their thoughts about performing with Slipknot and Judas Priest, the difference of performing indoor and outdoor and much more. Watch the full interview below!
Metal Hammer interviewed Herman Li and Marc Hudson to talk about their performance at the Download Festival 2015, their collaboration in the stage with BABYMETAL, Road Of Resistance and Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Revolver TV at Rock On The Range while the band was in North America. The girls talk about the Fox God, Kawaii Metal, Metallica and Gimme Chocolate with Su-Metal talking in english! Watch the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed via video conference by Consequence Of Sound to talk about how born BABYMETAL, who is Kitsune-Sama (the Fox God), the incredible moshpit and wall of deaths in Japan during their concerts and their favorite metal bands.
Watch the full interview below.
Rolling Stone Italy interviewed BABYMETAL in Italy before their show at Estragon Club in Bolgona (past June 5) to talk about their project, how born BABYMETAL, if they really like metal or their are just marketing, the experience at Sonisphere Festival in 2014, their gigs in Germany and a last message for the Italian fanbase before the show. Interview translated below.
BABYMETAL's producer for the album songs "Akumu No Rondo" and "Megitsune" was interviewed by MTV Iggy to talk about the 7 Hardcore songs that influenced his work on
BABYMETAL's album. Bands featured: Saosin, System Of A Down, Flyleaf and others.
Read the full interview and listen the 7 songs beow.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Repubblica from Italy, one of the biggest news sites of the country, to talk about their music genre, learning from Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer, their choreographies how they conquered fans around the world and much more. Full interview translated below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Metallus It from Italy to talk about their performance at the Nippon Budokan in March 2014, their collaboration song with Dragonforce "Road Of Resistance", playing instruments in the future and what they think about critics on BABYMETAL's music. Full interview translated below.
Suzuka Nakamoto Su-Metal was interviewed on Augsburger Allgemeine from Germany to promote their shows in Germany at Rockavaria and Rock Im Revier. Suzuka talks about their beginnings in metal, her family reaction with the first Doki Doki Morning demo, the German audience, her thoughts about Metal music and more. Really good interview translated below.
Maria Sherman from FUSE TV interviewed BABYMETAL with questions sent by fans on Twitter. The girls talked about the success of their album overseas, the experience with Lady Gaga and what they learned from her, their favorite artists, the difference between performing in Japan and in other parts of the world, Metallica and much more. Read the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in North America by the metal site "Metal Insider" to talk about their new album to be re-released in North America and Europe, their worldwide fan base, the language barrier and their music taste. Full interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal available to read below.
BABYMETAL was featured on the morning program ZIP TV from Japan about their performance at the Tokyo Metropolitan Rock Festival 2015. The girls were interviewed to talk about their expectation before the show and what is the key for their success over the stage around the world. Read the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by MTV81 before they go on tour this May. Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal share their thoughts about their favorite memories about the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 but also talk about the experience with metal band members during the international festivals, their future plans and Road Of Resistance. Read the full interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on TGCom24 from Italy to promote their show in Bologna, Italy next June 5 at Estragon Club. The girls were asked to talk about their beginnings with BABYMETAL and their beginnings in the heavy metal world. Also how was the tour with Lady Gaga and what they expect for their concert in Italy. Interview translated below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Rolling Stone in United States by Jeff
Benjamin to talk about their balance in life, the school, their rehearsals before every Tour, and what they have learned from the Metal Master "Metallica". Read the full interview
BABYMETAL was featured in the Metal Hammer's Rock On The Range Day 2 highlights. The song Megitsune was selected as the background song of the report, a great part of the report was focused on BABYMETAL's performance and also includes Su-Metal's thoughts about their performance at Ernie Ball Stage. Watch below!
BABYMETAL was featured and interviewed on ABC News from Australia. ABC news features the BABYMETAL's performance at Brixton Academy in London, interesting footage from "Apocrypha, The Black Mass" and a brief interview with the girls. Watch and read more below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed before their show at Circo Volador in Mexico by the Mexican site Chilango to talk about their first performance in Mexico, their mix with Idol and Heavy Metal, Anime and Manga but also about influence of Kitsune-Sama in BABYMETAL. Read the full interview translated below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by the Mexican Site Notimex to talk about their first show in Mexico on May 9, their experience in Mexico, the BABYMETAL music, metal music including an incredible phrase by Moametal and their hard rehearsals for the World Tour show in Mexico. Read the interview translated below.
BABYMETAL new song and second bonus track of the new BABYMETAL's album in North America and Europe was featured on Rolling Stone including a brief interview with Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" talking about the meaning of the new BABYMETAL's song. Read the Rolling Stone's post below.
BABYMETAL Newswire before the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 kicks off in Mexico had the chance to talk with their official World Tour photographer Dana
"Distortion" Yavin. Dana share her thoughts with us about her beginnings as photographer, how she met BABYMETAL and in depth about the BABYMETAL World Tour
2014. Also she share great messages for future photographers and to BABYMETAL fans! Read the extensive interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Excelsior.mx from Mexico to promote their show in Mexicy City at Circo Volador next May 9. The show will be the start of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. The girls talk about their show in Mexico, their interest to do tourism in the country and being able to talk spanish during the show. Also they talk about the BABYMETAL's adventure since 2010, metal music and more . Interview translated below.
BABYMETAL was featured once again on NHK's J-MELO. This time in their special "Music Discovery" covering great artists like Nobuo Uematsu game music composer (Final Fantasy), Linked Horizon, Yumi Arai, ZEN-KA-ROCK and BABYMETAL. The girls sent a special message to fans and also "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" was featured! Watch below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Bits Lounge from Canada to talk about the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 and their second World Tour show in Canada to take place next May 12 at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal talk about their past experience in Canada, the experience in the artRave Tour with Lady Gaga, the Kitsune-Singe and much more. Don't miss the full interview translated below!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by National Post from Canada to talk about their upcoming World Tour 2015. The BABYMETAL World Tour will hit Toronto next May 12. The girls also talk about Metallica, the comments on Youtube and if they are a different kind of idol group in Japan. Full interview below.
Gravure Magazine Vol.39 released on April 2 of 2014 published a great and long interview with Yui Mizuno before her graduation from Sakura Gakuin. Yui shares her deep thoughts about her 5 years on Sakura Gakuin, the Tokyo Idol Festival 2014 when she was on Tour with BABYMETAL, but she also talks about Moa Kikuchi and Suzuka Nakamoto, Karen Girl's and of course about BABYMETAL. Full interview translated below.
A very extensive talk with BABYMETAL's main producer Kobametal about the first BABYMETAL World Tour, which took place during June and July of 2014 and had the closing shows in Japan in September at Makuhari Messe. Kobametal share his thoughts about the experience of playing in Europe and United States for first time, the problems at Sonisphere Festival, what they have learned from that, they first show of 2015 at Saitama Super Arena and what BABYMETAL have in Store for the future. A very interesting talk with BABYMETAL's master mind translated below.
The recently graduated from Sakura Gakuin, Moa Kikuchi, Hana Taguchi, Yui Mizuno and Yunano Notsu were interviewed by Oricon Style to talk about their time in Sakura Gakuin and their future plans. Hana wants to sing and dance, Yunano being actress, Moa stay with BABYMETAL and Yui have lots of plans for the future. Read the full interview translated by our translated Thomas Malone.
A summary of the report and interview made by Natalie.mu with the Sakura Gakuin Third Graders, Hana Taguchi, Moa Kikuchi, Yui Mizuno and Yunano Notsu. This excerpt is focused only on Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi talking about their friendship and BABYMETAL. Translation made by Ikazuki, corrections made by Hitoshi Sugioka.
CD Journal Magazine interviewed the 10 Sakura Gakuin members to promote Graduation Ceremony which took place at NHK Hall past March 29. The CD Journal April's issue asked Sakura Gakuin about the Happy Valentines event, the new album Kimi Ni Todoke, LoGiRL and the Graduation Event. Read the full interview released on March 20, 2015.
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Sakura Gakuin interviewed before the Graduation Event as always happens on HOTWAVE. Fun interview with great additions by Rinon and Yunano about their sub-units on Sakura Gakuin "Wrestling Club" and "Purchasing Club". Also an emotive message by Moa Kikuchi at the end of the interview. Watch the full interview with english subtitles below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Wowow during the special broadcast of the "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" past March 15. The girls shared their thoughts about the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014. Watch the full interview below with english subtitles.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on CD Shop free Magazine released the same day of the 7th CD Shop Grand Award (more details here) announcement. Sumetal, Yuimetal and Moametal were interviewed to talk about the award won by the BABYMETAL debut Album, metal music and their goals for the future. Translation thanks to Hitoshi Sugioka and scans courtesy of Rosamour.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Clubdam to talk about their performance at Saitama Super Arena, their impression of the World Tour 2014, and advice to sing Megitsune and the World Tour 2015. Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal interviewed in a short but really interesting interview with Clubdam, translations courtesy of our member Thomas Malone.
Perfume members were talking about her meeting with BABYMETAL in the backstage of the Music Station event past December 26 (details here) where a couple of great photos of Perfume and BABYMETAL were published on social networks. On PTA TV Perfume members talked about that meeting and the "trembling" reaction of Su-Metal when met them. Read the comments translated courtesy of our collaborator Hitoshi Sugioka.
BABYMETAL was interviewed for the new Tokyou Journal International Magazine published on February 22 (get it here).
The girls where interviewed to talk about their songs like Gimme Chocolate and Ijime Dame Zettai, artists who are influencing them like Metallica and Ariana Grande. Scans courtesy of kettenkraftrad.
BABYMETAL choreographer MIKIKO was interviewed by HEDOBAN Magazine from Japan to talk about in depth of Road Of Resistance's choreography, the making process of the fastest BABYMETAL song at the moment and how much the girls had learned thanks to the experience overseas and how that helped them to be better performers. Interview translated below.
The former Guns N' Roses guitar player Slash was interviewed in Dave Fromm Radio Show. In a specific moment of the interview they talk about Japanese rock bands and BABYMETAL was mentioned. Listen below what Slash said about BABYMETAL.
Espirit Japon did a great report and interview with the BABYMETAL, Perfume and Sakura Gakuin choreographer Mikiko. The report reviews her beninnings as dancer, her stay in United States and the subsequent work as Perfume's choreographer.
Report and interview with english subtitles below.
Kobametal, BABYMETAL's producer was interviewed by the Japanese free Magazine Music-ism by Nexus. He talked about the the evolution of the band from 2014, the acceptance of the overseas audience during their first official World Tour, the idea of releasing more songs, and the next steps of the band while the girls are underage. Interview translated on our blog, CLICK HERE.
Metal Hammer went to Japan, and went to the Saitama Super Arena for the BABYMETAL Show "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" in the biggest BABYMETAL show to date. Metal Hammer did a report and an interview with Kobametal and the girls. Scans courtesy of 4BABYMETAL.
NEO Magazine selected BABYMETAL as the winner of Best Musical Act 2014 on the NEO Awards 2014. They also had the chance to interview Su-Metal to talk about their awesome 2014, being rated as band of the year and a comment for the UK readers. Details of the Award and Interview below.
The Sakura Gakuin Production Chairmanperson Yui Mizuno was interviewed on BIG ONE GIRLS Magazine Nº26 to talk about her stay on Sakura Gakuin and how she face her last days as Sakura Gakuin member. Also she talks about what she learned in her 5 years as Sakura Gakuin member. Full interview translated courtesy of YMJapan.
Amuse Management member Toshio Miyakoshi Representative Director and President Brussels Co. Ltd. was interviewed on Equity Story Japan to talk about Amuse efforts to be successful. In the 3 volumes interview with Toshio Miyakoshi BABYMETAL is mentioned in a few questions. Read the excerpt below to understand the commercial success of the group.
The BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal was interviewed by the free Magazine in Japan called "Music-ism" Volume.68. In the interview Kobametal talk about the evolution of the band from 2014, the acceptance of the overseas audience during their first official World Tour, the idea of releasing more songs, and the next steps of the band while the girls are underage. Very deep and interesting interview. Translation courtesy of Dokoiko. Link thanks to our member Albert Pasasadaba.
Jeff Benjamin from FUSE interviewed the mastermind of BABYMETAL, their producer Kobametal to talk about the Legend 2015
show at Saitama Super Arena, the girls, the band and the future activities for 2015. Read the full interview below.
Su-Metal was interviewed after the BABYMETAL show at Saitama Super Arena for the "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" by the music site FUSE. Suzuka talks about the upcoming BABYMETAL World Tour 2015, their mini tour as support band for Lady Gaga, and also about Judas Priest, Slayer, Anthrax and a great message for the BABYMETAL fans.
Thanks to our member Ryan Dolling for the help!
Ikuo Minewaki Tower Records President and probably one of the biggest Moa Kikuchi fans in the world talks openly about her on Entamenext. Ther activities with BABYMETAL, her activities and shows with Sakura Gakuin, her as Council President in Sakura Gakuin and much more. Very recommend interview with one of the BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin biggest supporters. Interview translated by our member Thomas Malone.