BABYMETAL News Archive 2017


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

God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura and God Of Bass BOH through Shure Japan have announced they will host a GLXD16 Wireless seminar on March 12, find more details below. 

 

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

BAND-MAID's leader Miku Kobato talk about her band as "Second BABYMETAL" on Excite. Excite article compares both bands and ask her about her impressions of being called "Second BABYMETAL". Summary translated below. 

 

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

One of the most popular Newspapers in Chile published an article dedicated to BABYMETAL with the aim to convince producers to bring the band to their country soon. The article summarizes BABYMETAL's concept and milestones. Read the article translated below. 

 

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

Su-Metal appears in the cover of the new Kerrang Magazine issue 1658 as she is featured in the new list of "Kerrang's 50 greatest Rockstars in the world right now". Su-Metal appears #39 and also was interviewed by Kerrang to talk about it. Check the content and full transcription below. 

 

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

Actress and Idol member of AKB48 and former member of NMB48 Yuki Kashiwagi made a playlist on Music Book Japan for Valentine's Day including BABYMETAL's hit "Gimme Chocolate". Check her playlist below. 

 

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

Vocalist of the popular deathcore band Suicide Silence from United States Hernan "Eddie" Hermida" was interviewed on Live with Music to talk about their new music, in one of the question "Eddie" is asked about BABYMETAL. Check the segment of the interview below. 

 

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

Mainichi News article about Asahikawa Eiryo High School Wind Unit to perform BABYMETAL songs at their first live on February 17. They have been publishing videos on Social Media from the rehearsals which we also have been sharing (watch videos below). Read the article translated below. 

 

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

Himeka Nakamoto and Nogizaka46 members of Nogizaka's sub-unit "Nogidan" are interviewed on Young Guitar Magazine March 2017. They are asked about BABYMETAL, all of them praise the band. Himeka talk Yuimetal, Moametal, Kami Band and about her sister Su-Metal. Read the segment translated below. 

 

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

Fourth BABYMETAL Show of 2017, third show supporting Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017. Fan Review of BABYMETAL's performance at Yokohama Arena on January 25. The band returns to the venue after their BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 closing shows on December 12 and 13 of 2015. Fan review and photos below! 

 

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

GrindHouse Magazine released a new live report about BABYMETAL, this time they attended to BABYMETAL x Guns N' Roses performance at Yokohama Arena as part of the Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017. GrindHouse talks about their performance but focused in the audience at the venue. Report translated below. 

 

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

Asia Nikkei released an interesting article about BABYMETAL and other Amuse artists like Perfume and One OK Rock. Asia Nikkei talks about the formula to explain the success of the three artists around the world including comments from Amuse Managing Director Noboyuki Soma. More below.

 

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BABYMETAL ranks 41st most subscribed Japanese channel on Youtube

Youtube Ranking Net published the official ranking of Japanese Channels on Youtube featuring BABYMETAL ranked 41st between 4.092 Japanese channels! See more details below. 

 

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

BABYMETAL choreographer Mikiko was interviewed on The Best Times to talk about her work as chorographer. In a few questions she was asked about BABYMETAL, she praised their dancing quality. Read the summary translated below. 

 

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Upcoming Kami Band members activities in February 2017

First month of the year without BABYMETAL means a new report about the upcoming BABYMETAL Kami Band members activities for the month of February 2017. This month features Isao with Makai, Takayoshi promoting C4 and "Cerberus" and Mikio hosting a new Guitar Seminar, details below. 

 

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Japan Info: Ranking Of Best 10 BABYMETAL Popular Lives

Japan Info released an interesting article about popular BABYMETAL live performances. From their beginnings to Wembley Arena. The article includes a fast guide of BABYMETAL's most impotant milestones through the years for those who never heard about them. Check the list of Best 10 BABYMETAL Popular Lives below! 

 

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Fan Review: BABYMETAL in Seoul, South Korea supporting Metallica

BABYMETAL played their first show ever in South Korea as they joined Metallica's Worldwired Tour. It was also their first time supporting Metallica, the "Metal Master". Our collaborator Kenji Sekino attended to the show and after the experience wrote the following fan review! Read more below. 

 

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

HMV News along with several media sites in Japan release live reports about the last performance of Guns N' Roses x BABYMETAL Japan Tour 2017 at Saitama Super Arena on January 29, all live reports include official photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi. Check the live report translated and photos below. 

 

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

BABYMETAL returns after two years to Saitama Super Arena for the last show of the Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017. Their last performance in this tour featured "BABYMETAL Death" 100th live appearance and a bunch of photos of BABYMETAL with Guns N' Roses (Show report)! Photos below by BABYMETAL, Guns N' Roses, Official Photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi, and fan photos by Mitabind, PPP Hey YouSukesan and Yadei

 

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

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

 

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

BABYMETAL is one of the most requested artists to appear this year at Summer Sonic Festival 2017 which will take place in August 2017 in Tokyo and Osaka. AndMore Fes release the final results including a brief description for each artist. Read the article translated below. 

 

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BABYMETAL "Only The Five Know" event announced!

BABYMETAL announced a limited edition event for THE ONE Members Project to take place on April 1, 2017 (FOX DAY)! Just like last year when BABYMETAL hosted an Event for "THE ONE OF THE ONE", this time will host an event for five THE ONE Members! See details below. 

 

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

Very talented Jazz Pianist and popular Hitomi Nishiyama and also confesed fan of BABYMETAL chooses her 3 favorite albums of 2016 on Music Book. Her Top3 features BABYMETAL's new Album "Metal Resistance". Read the article translated below.

 

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

Public Relations team in charge of BABYMETAL in United Kingdom "The Noise Cartel" has been nominated in the Music Week Awards 2017. In addition other companies and promoters related with BABYMETAL in UK are also nominated, read more details below. 

 

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

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

 

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

BABYMETAL played their first show supporting Guns N' Roses Japan Tour 2017, the show took place at Kyocera Dome Osaka, was their first show at this venue (Show report). Photos below by BABYMETAL, and fans. 

 

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

BABYMETAL is featured in Nikkei Kogyo Shimbun Newspaper Edition January 20, 2017. An article about BABYMETAL's concept appears in the first page of the newspaper! Read the article translated below. 

 

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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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BABYMETAL featured on AndMore Fes "Summer Sonic 2017 artist prediction

And More Fes from Japan, specialist in Japanese Festivals wrote this article with their predictions of artists what should be playing at Summer Sonic 2017, later this year. BABYMETAL is one of the artists mentioned! Description on BABYMETAL translated and full list of artists below. 

 

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Mori Kiyoharu talk Japanese music & BABYMETAL on Music Voice Japan

Japanese singer and composer Mori Kiyoharu was interviewed on Music Voice. In one of the questions he is asked about the "Japanese Things" in the actual music in Japan. He talks about Japanese music, Overseas music, BABYMETAL and Japanese singing in English. Segment of the interview translated below. 

 

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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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"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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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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