MyFoodeeBlog had a great and extensive talk with the leader of one of the most important metal/rock magazines in the world, Mr. Dom Lawson from Metal Hammer. The talks goes from BABYMETAL and their intricate and complex musical project. Also they talk about Pop, Metal and Rock music and the music industry. Read the whole talk below.
Moa Kikuchi wrote her last diary of 2014. She wrote a deep message about the past of Sakura Gakuin, the present and the future of all of them as group. Moa talks about the moments when she and Yui were away of the Sakura Gakuin because of their activities with BABYMETAL, the record label problems when Sakura Gakuin started and a love message to all the Fukei-Sans. Read the translation below courtesy of Onji Kobe.
Boh-San wrote a new blog post about his experiences during 2014, from MICHEAL, to his band Seki-Roma to BABYMETAL. A very emotional and funny post by the God of Bass of BABYMETAL. Read his post translated below courtesy of Monsterpanda.
BABYMETAL played once again on the TV Asahi show Music Station, this time was part of the Music Station Super Live 2014 along with several Idol, J-Rock and J-Metal artists and bands. Below a report of the event with the performance video and photos.
The last show of the year for BABYMETAL was held at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo. The sold out show had the premiere of a new song, a great surprise on Onedari Daisakusen
and several songs dropped by the band, here is our report of the event.
BABYMETAL won the "Best Worldwide Act" on the Land Of The Rising Sound Japanese Music Awards 2014 along with the ex Sakura Gakuin Ayami Muto who won the "Best Major Debut Album". Read the reviews to know why BABYMETAL and Ayami Muto won the Awards.
The O Globo newspaper from Brazil wrote an extensive review about BABYMETAL. O Globo compares BABYMETAL with Godzilla focused on their success overseas thanks to Gimme Chocolate video. They talk about the girls, Kobametal, Kami Band and much more. Tranlations thanks to Reddit member "allo_ver"
You may wonder who is "Hidefumi Usami". He is the live sound engineer of BABYMETAL since a very good time ago, he worked for the band in the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014. In this post translated by our member Thomas Malone, he shares his thoughts about the latest BABYMETAL show at Toyosu PIT, Apocrypha S for the Su-Metal Seitansai. We hope you enjoy it.
BABYMETAL Newswire it's very happy to announce the first giveaway since our inception. As we promised on our first post in this blog, that "the newswire" should be
"made for the fans, by the fans". For that reason below the details of how you can win a The One membership and enjoy the exclusivities of being part of the elite of the
The music site Gigwise did a list of the best live acts of this year, and BABYMETAL is part of the
best live acts in the position number 12. Below the full list and the description about their live act.
The prestigious music site "Complete Music Update" it's sharing the Top 10 Artists of the Year 2014, they did an extensive review about why BABYMETAL is one of the best artists of the 2014. They mention the success overseas and the origins of the band since 2010 on Sakura Gakuin. Great review by CMU, read it in full below.
BABYMETAL and their choreographer Mikiko were featured on the TV Show JMelo of the Japanese Channel NHK World. More details and
subtitled video below.
HMV Online from Japan released today their Top 40 of the best sellers of 2014. BABYMETAL with their debut album reached the spot number 11, below more information about the ranking.
BABYMETAL finished in the Top 10 on the World Charts of the very important music magazine Billboard. Below our report about this amazing new for BABYMETAL!
Wednesdays for our community are Kami Band Wednesdays, is the Kami Band Day and our second post about Kami Band is for the young and incredibly talented "Leda Cygnus". Read below about the first member of the current Kami Band formation.
The girls were interviewed in New York past November by Weekly Biz from New York to talk about the visit of BABYMETAL to the city and their incredible show at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Also the girls talked about their experience on the artRave mini Tour supporting Lady Gaga, and more. Interview translated by Reddit member Dokoiko.
The Huffington Post journalist Colin Mcquistan interviewed the BABYMETAL producer "Key Kobayashi" aka Kobametal and the girls at the Brixton Academy in London past November 8 to talk about the BABYMETAL project, the popularity thanks to internet, the working process of the songs, the Wall Of Death, their favourite songs to dance, and much more. Full interview below.
The analyst and commentator about rock and metal of metalsucks.net Vince Neilstein's talk about the Top 15 metal albums of the year. According to Vince the
BABYMETAL debut album is the best metal album of the year!
BABYMETAL will play at the "Rock On The Range" Festival in Columbus, Ohio in United States. Was announced ealier by the headliner band Linkin Park and also by the official site of Rock On The Range. Below, information about tickets, packages and the most important, dates and lineup! The music site Examiner leaked that BABYMETAL will play next May 15!
BABYMETAL it's nominated for Best Performer/Band and Best Album of 2014 for the Arcade Awards. Please read carefully the
information and vote everyday until the end of December, details below.
Music Station announced today that BABYMETAL will be part of the huge lineup of the Music Station SUPER LIVE 2014
next December 26, more details below.
CD Journal interviewed the
Sakura Gakuin girls past month to talk about their new Single release "Haato No Hoshi", also about their concerts, the absence of Moa and Yui during their shows
with BABYMETAL overseas, their dorm-lives and much more. Full interview with scans translated by Onji Kobe as always.
The new issue of the Kerrang Magazine once again has new information about BABYMETAL. They did a review of the Brixton Academy Show past November 8 and also did a short but interesting interview with Suzuka Nakamoto called: "5 Minutes With Su-Metal". Read the interview and watch the scans below courtesy of The Thrawn.
Wednesdays for our community are Kami Band Wednesdays, is the Kami Band Day and this is our post about Kami Band is for Mikio "158 Centimeters" Fujioka. The Young Guitar Genius from Japan, read more about him below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band bassist "Boh" was interviewed by the japanese magazine HEDOBAN to talk about his beginnings as bassists, his first live shows, the
Kami Band and their live shows and much more. A very long interview of the HEDOBAN Magazine from the Page 142 to the Page 149 translated by the Reddit member Dokoiko. Thanks to our member Albert Pasasadaba for
BABYMETAL will be featured in a special TV Program on NHK from Japan next December 21 confirmed by Natalie.mu Site. More details below with a promotional video and translation added thanks to our members Aaron White and Matsushita Risa.
The next BABYMETAL's release will be on January 7, the "Live At Budokan" with five different releases, the Regular Live CD, the Limited Edition Live CD, the DVD
"Red Night + Black Night", the Bluray "Red Night + Black Night" and the Limited Edition DVD/Bluray "Red Night + Black"+ Black Night CD + more items inside the "Budo Can". Now the question is,
BABYMETAL pays tribute one more time to the "Metal Master", Metallica?. More information below.
The BABYMETAL girls were interviewed in New York, United Stateds by NY Weekly. Meanwhile they were interviewed, some promotional pictures were taken.
While BABYMETAL was in London, England the girls went into the office of Kerrang Magazine to be part of the Letters Page and read the best messages from their fans around the world.
The man in front one of the most important metal/rock magazines in the world, Dom Lawson from Metal Hammer talked with HEDOBAN Magazine to share his thoughts
about the BABYMETAL Album, their hybrid metal, their show at Sonisphere and more. Interview translated courtesy of Dokoiko.
today all the information needed by outside Japan fans to buy tickets for the next Show on January 10 at the Saitama Super Arena. More details below.
We are incredibly happy to announce that our project called "BABYMETAL Newswire" which started a month ago, it's releasing the official website. Below the details. Oh and sorry
if you find some spelling errors but we are not native english speakers.
The japanese magazine "Hedoban Magazine" did an extensive and dedicated review of the BABYMETAL performances at the Nihon Budokan past March 1 and March 2 as part of the "Budokan 2 Days, Red Night & Black Night" shows that were professionaly recorded to a future release (more info here and here). Read the whole review below, so please take you time for a great read.
Here are some of the most important reviews of the BABYMETAL show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York city, United States as part of the "Back to the US/UK Tour 2014". Metal
Injection, Nihongogo, Noisey and more reviews below.
The Kami Band bassist Boh wrote about the BABYMETAL shows in New York and London to share his thoughts about the "BABYMETAL back to the US/UK Tour 2014" shows. The whole post on the Boh's personal blog here translated below.
Perfect review by Huffington Post about the BABYMETAL Show at the Brixton Academy in London,
England as part of the "BABYMETAL back to the US/UK Tour 2014". Read the full post below.
HEDOBAN Magazine interviewed the Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura as part of their interview series were also was interviewed the bassist Boh (read here the translation). Ohmura talked about his beginnings as guitar player and how he met Mikio Fujioka (read here about him) another Kami Band member. Ohmura also talked about Babymetal, the easiest and the hardest songs to play and more, read the full interview translated courtesy of Reddit member Dokoiko.
Metal Sucks wanted to share 15 burning points about BABYMETAL after their show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in
New York city. Below their thoughts.
Another interesting post from Metal Injection, now they talk with the BABYMETAL girls in New York. They talk about metal music, playing in United States
and how they feel about playing for the first time in New York, also about the BABYMETAL music. Watch the whole interview below.
Awesome interview with the BABYMETAL girls in London. The girls talk about the best moments of this year, their favourite "chokoretto", how was recording "Gimme Chocolate", and what they have in store for Su-Metal Seitansai next December 20. Watch the video interview below.
BABYMETAL Producer Kobametal was interviewed by Colin of MyFoodeeBlog at the Brixton Academy in London, England on November 8 of 2014. Kobametal talks about BABYMETAL songs, working in the studio, future songs for Moametal and Yuimetal, popularity and negative press. Read the full interview below.
Gigwise talks with Su-Metal, Yuimetal, Moametal and the producer Kobametal about the BABYMETAL project, how the cultures are accepting the band, the fans, their favourite metal bands, their thoughs about Metallica and a great last message to the fans by Suzuka Nakamoto.
The girls were interviewed by New York Weekly to talk about the visit of BABYMETAL in the city. Below the official pictures released by NY Weekly.
Suzuka Nakamoto was interviewed by Team Rock to talk about Lady Gaga, the BABYMETAL return to UK and what is next for the band.
Below the whole interview.
The girls were interviewed in Paris, France past July to talk about some of their songs and their band.
The interview was translated into French and German, but here it's subtitled into english. BABYMETAL with Track Arte.
New diary entry by Moa Kikuchi on Sakura Gakuin. Moa talks about her good results at some tests in the past. Aside she is not having a good time in her latests test she wantes to brag a bit about her good marks. Full diary translated below.
BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin featured on BIG ONE GIRLS No.24 released on September 26, 2014. The issue includes a special live report of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 closing shows at Makuhari Messe and photos from the set of the Sakura Gakuin Music Video "Heart No Hoshi", check the scans below!
Yui Mizuno diary on Sakura Gakuin about the Sakura Gakuin activities in September, JAM and the setlist performed. Yui as Produce Chairperson explain why she selected the songs to play at JAM. Read the full diary translated below.
Moa Kikuchi's new diary on Sakura Gakuin after the second part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 and their experience in USA and Canada. She speaks about a new Sakura Gakuin song, and her problems with height! Diary translated below.
Gekkan Entame interviewed and did a special about Sakura Gakuin members Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi, this translation is just a part of the whole content. Yui and Moa were asked to do a challenge of 5 questions about the knowledge of each other. They know a lot about each other, but they also fail! Read the challenge translated below.
Gekkan Entame made a special with the Sakura Gakuin and BABYMETAL members Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi. The special interviews were released on August 1, 2014. (More here). As part of the special Yui and Moa did "Self Biographies before Sakura Gakuin" sharing special moments. Read their self biographies translated below.
Gekkan Entame Vol.8 featured Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno members and leaders of Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2014. Gekkan Entame did a series of interviews and special photos with the girls, check the scans and interviews translated below.
As part of the Gekkan Entame special about Sakura Gakuin members Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi, the magazine released on August 1st of 2014 also counts with an interview with Moa Kikuchi. Moa talks about the trip with BABYMETAL to New York in May of 2014, her favorites Anime and Manga, School and more. Read the interview translated below.
Jason Roche from LA Weekly wrote a review about BABYMETAL on July 24 of 2014, just 3 days before the first BABYMETAL show in United States at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles (Show report here). He explains why he changed his point of view about BABYMETAL and somehow calmed his Heavy Metal nerd rage. Read the full review below.
Moa Kikuchi diary after the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 in Europe, she talks about each date of the European Leg and her problems with the ear monitor at Sonisphere Festival. Also she talks about the past accidents since she was a little child. Read this very interesting diary translated below.
Yui Mizuno as Yuimetal diary about the journey of BABYMETAL in Europe as part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014. Yui wrote about the BABYMETAL show at La Cigale in France where they celebrated Yuimetal Seitansai and where she sang "Head Bangya" for first time. Read her diary translated below.
BABYMETAL producer Kobametal and Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" were interviewed by Dom Lawson of Metal Hammer Magazine to talk about the first BABYMETAL shows in Europe at Sonisphere Festival in UK, Germany and London show at The Forum, they also talk about meeting Metallica, internet trolls and more. Read below.
The Huffington Post from United Kingdom interviewed BABYMETAL in press conference hours before their incredible show at The Forum in London. The show was recorded for "Live In London". The girls talked about the World Tour 2014, the difference between audiences in the world and their first experiences in BABYMETAL. Highly recommended interview.
Interview with Yui Mizuno on Gekkan Entame as part of the special about Sakura Gakuin with Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi. In this interview Yui Mizuno talks about the school, BABYMETAL, Amachan, and how tall she would like to be in the future. Full interview translated below.
Moa Kikuchi new diary, this time Moa stops to talk about her activities to talk about the rainy season in Japan, her depression during rainy days and the correct use of your umbrella! Pay attention to Moa-chan advices! Diary translated below.
Yui Mizuno diary on Sakura Gakuin's blog about her visit with with BABYMETAL to New York City in May of 2014. She shares her impressions of the activities and beautiful photos from New York with Moa and Suzuka! Diary translated below.
New Yui's diary on Sakura Gakuin, Yui talks about the many activities waiting for her in 2014. Sakura Gakuin's Graduation DVD, Minipati appearance and BABYMETAL World Tour 2014. Many activities! Read her diary translated below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura was interviewed in Europe during Marty Friedman's band "Guitar Universe European Tour 2014". JPH!P from Netherlands interviewed Takayoshi to talk about Marty, his upcoming guitars, Pink-Chan and BABYMETAL! Very interesting interview released on May 25, 2014 below.
Suzuka Nakamoto as Su-Metal was interviewed by Sonisphere Official Website to confirm and announce the very expected BABYMETAL performace at Sonisphere Festival 2014. After the release of their viral "Gimme Chocolate" Live Music Video the band was announced to play at the Bohemian Tent but then thanks to the success and support was upgraded to Apollo Main Stage. Read the interview with Suzuka Nakamoto, published on April 8 of 2014.
Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 appeared in the back cover of BIG ONE GIRLS Nº21 released on March 3 of 2014 before the Graduation Event where Hinata, Marina, Nene and Raura graduated. The magazine includes a special interview with the third graders and features the rest of the of the members too. Check the high quality scans below.
BABYMETAL in order to promote the release of their debut album "BABYMETAL" on February 26 appeared in the new issue of B=Pass Magazine April 2014. Check the scans below.
Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-metal) was interviewed on HEDOBAN Magazine Volume 3, issue released on February 27 of 2014. A very deep and extensive interview about her love for singing, her special way of being, her relationship with Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi, the live performances, most difficult BABYMETAL songs to sing, her thoughs about metal music and much more topics.. Highly recommended interview with the BABYMETAL lead vocalist, Suzuka Nakamoto. Interview translated by YMJapan.
BABYMETAL girls were interviewed after their epic "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" performance with Kami Band and Babybones on Music Station on February 6 of 2014. They talk about the experience of attending to Music Station and performing in front of so many artists and also about the future plans of the group. Watch the full interview with english subtitles below.
CHTHONIC x BABYMETAL performance in Taipei and further celebration dinner was featured in the Taiwanese newspaper "Liberty Times", with a group picture and a report of their collaboration performance and celebration where the girls gifted a birthday cake to CHTHONIC's leader Freddy Lim. Read the article and check the scan below!
Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 was featured on Anikan R Yang Yang Vol.13 released on January 29 of 2014 including a special photoshoot with the Nendo 2013 members and a live coverage including photos of the Sakura Gakuin performance on December 8 of 2013, check the scans below.
Sakura Gakuin 2014 Nendo sub-unit Mini Patissier was interviewed at the National Family Cooking Contest 2014 to enjoy food and talk about their favorite dishes! Watch the interview with English subtitles below!