Megumi Date was known as Stylist of BABYMETAL from an Interview with SO-EN Magazine released in July 2016. Megumi designed the costume wore by BABYMETAL during the World tour 2016. Check our report to introduce you her profile!
俺たちは、またも独占インタビューをコミュニティーと共有できるのでとてもうれしい！ DRAGONFORCEとは二度目のインタビューになる！ 今回は、ハーマン・リで、彼は"Road of Resistance"でBABYMETALとコラボし、さらにダウンロード・フェスティバル2015、それにメタル･ハマー・ゴールデン・ゴッズ･アワーズで二度共演している！ DRAGONFORCEのハーマン・リとのインタビューを読んでみてくれ！
We are extremely happy to share with our community another exclusive interview! Our second interview with DragonForce! This time with Herman Li, he colloborated with BABYMETAL for "Road Of Resistance" played with BABYMETAL twice at Download Festival 2015 and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015! Please read our interview with Herman Li of DragonForce!
Corey Taylor talk BABYMETAL interviewed on Morning After show from 100.3 xRock FM. In order to promote the support appearances on Korn's US Tour he was asked about BABYMETAL and how he became fan of them. Listen the interview or read the transcription below.
Fans from Japan and overseas gathered on Newswire to share their impressions on Kami Band's side project "Kari Band" debut Album "Kari Ongen - Demo". The first effort of Kami Band members BOH, Mikio Fujioka and Yuya Maeta is reviewed by fans! Read the review below.
Tokyo Sports published an article about Sakura Gakuin 2017 members featuring impressions of Miku Tanaka and Miki Yagi. The article also focus on Sakura Gakuin's popularity thanks to the Graduates Airi Matsui, Ayaka Miyoshi and also BABYMETAL. Read the article translated below.
Idol Lovers published an interesting article about BABYMETAL costumes but not only that, their changes through the different eras in their career from their beginnings in 2010/2011 to 2017. Check the article translated in the following blog post!
Kami Band God Of Guitar LEDA announced with his band Far East Dizain the release of a 6 Track Mini Album called "Dizainerve" to be released on May 24! Find more details below.
Herman Li guitarist of Dragonforce who worked with BABYMETAL for "Road Of Resistance" and played with them live twice at Download Festival 2015 and Golden Gods Awards 2015 was interviewed by Nocturne. Here is a segment of the interview where he talks about BABYMETAL.
NME Japan along with many Japanese Media sites released a press release to talk about BABYMETAL's collaboration on stage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing "Gimme Chocolate" in Miami at the American Airlines Arena. Read the press release translated below.
BABYMETAL made their last stage of the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. There took place the Special JAM with the Red Hot Chili Peppers where Chad, Flea, Josh and Nate joined as Kami Band members to perform Gimme Chocolate! Show report. Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL and fans.
BABYMETAL with "Live At Tokyo Dome" Bluray Regular Edition made the #1 on CDJ Export Chart Top40 Bluray/DVD department! CD Japan announced recently their new chart to feature best sellers based on salers chart outside Japan featuring "Live At Tokyo Dome" in #1, find more details below.
BABYMETAL visited the Amelie Arena in Tampa Bay for their 9th show of the US Tour supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers. At this show Kadoshi Shuntaro reached 10 live shows and Mikio Fujioka became the God Of Guitar with most appearances with Kami Band! Show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL, fans, Itchie-Metal and Papimetal!
BABYMETAL's first appearance in Orlando took place at the Amway Center the house of the Orlando Magic of the NBA. The girls after the performance appeared with the Jerseys of the NBA. Show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL and fans including Chad Smith wearing "WatchFOX" Tee!
BABYMETAL visited Jacksonville for very first time to perform another date of the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour. This show featured BABYMETAL's 200 live, 200 lives also for Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi as Yuimetal and Moametal as well. Show report. Photos below courtesy of BABYMETAL, fans and Papimetal and Hiromin.
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH was interviewed by DiskUnion to promote the debut album of his project with Mikio Fujioka and Yuya Maeta. BOH shares experiences from his very beginnings playing bass, his favorite bassists and songs from Kari Band's debut CD "Kari Ongen - Demo". Read the main questions of the interview translated below.
It was announced through a Press Release that BABYMETAL will be delivering 6 songs from their lives at "Tokyo Dome" 2 Days in September 2016 on Live DAM Stadium karaoke system! The songs are already available to enjoy! Check the press release translated and details below.
Oricon Style released an article about the success on sales of the new BABYMETAL's Video work for "Live At Tokyo Dome" which sold 37.000 copies in the first week of sales as the release became #1 on Oricon Music Video Ranking! Read more details in the following blog post.
BABYMETAL Kami Band God Of Bass BOH and God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura held a Bass and Guitar Seminar in collaboration with Shure GLXD16 in March. Read Shure's live report translated including photos and a video of their performance!
BABYMETAL made their fourth appearance in the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour at Spectrum Arena in Charlotte. Their second time in this city as they played in 2016 at Carolina Rebellion Festival. The band showed off the regular US Tour Setlist supporting RHCP when Kami Band BOH reached 130 performances as God Of Bass. Show report here. Photos below by BABYMETAL and fans.
BABYMETAL announced media apperances to take place during May 2017 featuring "Live At Tokyo Dome" in MTV and Music Videos on MTV Video Selects! Read more below.
Toyo Keizai long article about One OK Rock and BABYMETAL. Both Amuse artists, both being successful in Japan and abroad. The article focus in their style, success, popularity, their fans and differences. Can One OK Rock outshine BABYMETAL on the world music stage? Read Toyo Keizai's article below.
OK Music Japan published an article with the most requested songs of BABYMETAL at Karaoke. Due their popularity and catchy songs BABYMETAL is also becoming popular at Karaoke. Read OK Music's BABYMETAL Karaoke Pouplar Songs Top5 translated below!
Third BABYMETAL performance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers US Tour took place at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. First time BABYMETAL visited this place. Their Call & Response during "KARATE" received a great response from RHCP audience. Show report. Photos below by BABYMETAL and fans.
BABYMETAL's latest release "Live At Tokyo Dome" in Bluray format has reached the #1 on Oricon Bluray Chart! Find more information below
Rivers Coumo (former member of Weezer) and Scott Murphy (Allister & Monoeyes among other bands) have created a project called "Scott & Murphy" which is devolped in Japan. They were interviewed by NME Japan to talk about Ten Japanese Classics, which features BABYMETAL's "KARATE". Scott & Rivers talked about BABYMETAL. Read a summary translated below.
Suzuka Nakamoto's father appeared on Twitter in a photo tweeted by a long time friend of him from Hiroshima who also shared a story about Nakamoto's High School Rock band in the past. Photo and translation below.
BABYMETAL released a new live video, "Live At Tokyo" from the 2 Days performances at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and September 20, 2016 the closing events of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2016. Tower Records and different records stores in Japan supported the release decorating their stores with different photos and stands of the band, check the photos below featuring Tower Records Shinjuku Exhibition.
Tower Records will be exhibiting BABYMETAL's Costumes worn at Tokyo Dome plus Live Photos from the 2 Days performances in 5 of the largest cities in Japan! Make sure to find more information below.
BABYMETAL announce a special screening of "Live At Tokyo Dome VR Experience" at Live At Tokyo Dome World Premiere on April 11 in Shinjuku! Find more details in the following blog post.
BABYMETAL announced on FOX DAY a Japanese Tour for THE ONE members which will take in Japan in July and August of 2017. Each festival with special features for specific segment of fans! Make sure to read more details below.
BABYMETAL's 2 Days performances at Tokyo Dome has been featured on GrindHouse Magazine as they reviewed "Live At Tokyo Dome" set to be released on April 12. Check the content below.
God Of Guitar LEDA has been confirmed to perform with "luz" 2nd Tour "Reflexion" to be held in July 2017 in 8 nationwide cities in Japan! In addition former Kami Band member IKUO will be part of the supporting band! Read more below.
BABYMETAL's US Tour supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers is getting closer and we want to celebrate it with our awesome followers and supporters from United States, in collaboration with our friends from FUN.com! Make sure to read more details below!
Suzuka Nakamoto and Himeka Nakamoto are featured while BABYMETAL is mentioned on Nifty News article about the recently announced STU48 group which includes 4 members from Hiroshima. One of them "Marina-Metal" a big fan of BABYMETAL! Read more below.
Kerrang Magazine interviewed "Super Fans" of several artists including BABYMETAL. The girls from Liverpool, England Emma and Jess were interviewed to talk about their dedication to BABYMETAL. Check a summary transcripted below.
United Kindom Media and European media have announced details about Records Store Day 2017 on April 22 will feature BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance" in a exclusive version "picture disc" to be released in Europe! Find more details below.
Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura has been featured on Spinditty. Aside their point of view about BABYMETAL is quite negative is a very good feature for Kami Band's member. Read more below.
BABYMETAL have announced a list of incredible goods to be sold at the different venues to be held the "Film Fes Tour , Metal Resistance Apocalypse" from April to June 2017. Several antique T-shirts completely out of stock for so many years are going to be re-printed for the Film Fes Tour! See details below.
Leader of X Japan Yoshiki was interviewed about their performance at Wembley Arena in UK this month and their activities. In one of the questions was asked about BABYMETAL, Yoshiki showed once again his support to the band. Read more in the summary below.
BABYMETAL is featured on The Concordian Magazine March 2017 as they introduce Kawaii Metal to their readers. BABYMETAL is introduced as what may be part of people's cardio workout playlist featuring information about their concept and biography, check the full content below.
BABYMETAL is officially the winner of the "Excellence Award" in the "Digital Contents Of The Year 2016" in the 22nd Annual AMD Awards! As previously posted last week (read here please), BABYMETAL was announced as one of the winners. Today March 13 was announced the official winner of the "Excellence Award". In addition their choreographer Mikiko was also awarded! Find more information below.
In a recent press release by The PRP BABYMETAL appearance supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers at Manchester Arena in United Kingdom on December 14, 2016 is featured as one of the most successful music events in the last year including acts in 2017. Read more details below
Suzuka Nakamoto's former group Karen Girl's got another feature almost 10 years after their debut. Their song "Over The Future" was highlighted on Da Vinci News regarding 10 Animelo Summer Live acts that can't be overlooked. Read more below.
Another busy month for Kami Band members, All of them will have many activities in March. Takayoshi Ohmura will promote his new album "Cerberus", while Kari Band members will perform a couple of sold out shows to promote their upcoming Demo CD (Read more here). Find more details in the following post.
BABYMETAL is featured in the Indonesian site "Football Tribe", the site dedicated about football wrote the following article about Japanese succeeding by learning from other countries and building something new. Like J.League in football and BABYMETAL in music. Summary of their article translated below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band members God Of Bass BOH, God Of Guitar Mikio Fujioka and God Of Drums Yuya Maeta announced the Pre-Sale and tracklist of their debut Demo CD! The 6 Tracks Demo CD will be released on April 26. Details below.
Korn announced the tour dates of their Summer Tour in United States "The Serenity Of Summer" Tour including dates from June to August 2017. BABYMETAL will join their tour in June! Find more details below.
HOTWAVE Staff tweets tell a funny story from Sakura Gakuin era when Moa Kikuchi bought a Teletama kun hat with pocket money! In addition, Moa shared a small photo wearing the Teletama kun hat in one of her last diaries in Sakura Gakuin. Check the story below!
Yoshiki leader of X Japan was interviewed on BBC Radio 2 show "The Radio 2 Arts with Jonathan Ross" to promote X Japan's movie "We Are X". Yoshiki was asked about Metal music in Japan and specially about BABYMETAL, listen the interview below.
"That's Not Metal" podcast joined by new Metal Hammer main editor Merlin Alderslade talk about BABYMETAL and their performances in United Kingdom, they also share their impression about how BABYMETAL helps to introduce Metal Music to people. Listen the podcast below.
The Association of Media Digital of digitial contents in Japan have announced the artists awarded in the AMD "Digital Contents of the Year 2016". BABYMETAL was announced as one of the winners, and also their choreographer Mikiko Mizuno is one of the winners! Find more details below.
BABYMETAL decided the World Premiere for the latest Live Video work for "Live At Tokyo Dome" plus announced "BABYMETAL Film Fes Tour", 15 Works to trace their career from their beginnings to "Live At Wembley". Find more details below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metal Hammer issue 293 released an exclusive live report from Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea where BABYMETAL appeared as support act for Metallica for very first time. Metal Hammer talk with Su-Metal and Kobametal about the experience of opening for the Metal Master. Full transcription below.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 You, Sukesan and Yadei.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BABYMETAL, Su-Metal and "Akatuski" are featured on Women Excite article about mascot Nyango Star video performing "Akatsuki" drum cover! Nyango Star appeared dressed as Su-Metal! Read the article translated below.
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.
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.
Jazz Pianist and also BABYMETAL fan Hitomi Nishiyama analyzed song by song her album "NHORHM". In one of her blogs talks about BABYMETAL's song "THE ONE", which is the bonus track of her second album "New Heritage Of Real Heavy Metal" released on on December 7, 2016 . Read her blog translated below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
BABYMETAL was featured on Food Culture Animas Music Digital Magazine January 2017, the feature includes a summary of their biography from their beginnings in Sakura Gakuin to the latest performances at Yokohama Arena, Tokyo Dome and many more activities. Content below.
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.