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.
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.
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.
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 was featured in the last Kerrang's issue of 2016, the band received three different features. Kerrang reviewed their performance at The O2 in London on December 6 supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers, also announced that KARATE won "Song Of 2016" readers poll and Pop/Rock band Busted discussed "KARATE". Check the scans and full transcription below.
Kerrang Magazine keeps supporting BABYMETAL, this week in their new issue added a new poster of the group and featured "Metal Resistance" in the Annual Albums Ranking! Check the details below.
BABYMETAL was once again featured on Metal Hammer Magazine. In the issue 291 they published a new interview with Suzuka Nakamoto called "The Conquerer" where she speaks about Tokyo Dome, Rob Halford and the US Tour. In addition "Metal Resistance" is #30 in The 50 Best Albums of 2016 of Metal Hammer! Find the details below.
BABYMETAL got their chance to appear in the front page of Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom. Their first big feature in this magazine includes a long article and interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal along with Kobametal talking about Tokyo Dome, Wembley Arena, the influence of the FOX GOD prophecies, performing with Rob Halford and the future of the group. Check the full content and a summary of the article which includes the full interview, please notice.
BABYMETAL released a new live recording. "Live At Wembley" from their show at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2 of this year. The DVD/Bluray was released nationwide in Japan on November 22 and November 23, check the photos from the release day!
BABYMETAL was featured once again on The List Magazine from Scotland, this time in their magazine issue 741. Similar content to the one published in October in their Website. The girls are interviewed to talk about their upcoming tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Check the content of the issue and interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed in the new issue of Kerrang Magazine in their special section about Halloween! Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal speak about scary moments, horror movies, phobias, and how scary is the FOX GOD! Check the scans and full interview transcribed below.
BABYMETAL and Kami Band were featured in the new issue of Young Guitar Magazine November 2016. The new issue includes a live report of BABYMETAL's performances at Tokyo Dome plus Gear Of Kami Band for the performances at Tokyo Dome as well. Check the scans and a summary of the content below.
BABYMETAL's T-shirts art designer KAgaMI was featured in the recent issue of MdN Magazine November 2016. Magazine where Mikiko was featured a few times as well. The feature includes a brief photo session with KAgaMI, part of her incredible portfolio including a couple of BABYMETAL t-shirt designs and finally an interview with her. Check the scans below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Ajet Connect Magazine issue of October 2016. The article describes the beginnings of the group, mentions Sakura Gakuin and their performances at Summer Sonic Festival in 2015 and their first time headlining the Summer Sonic 2016. Check the full article below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom with 4 pages about their performances at Tokyo Dome 2 Days. The feature includes reviews of "Red Night" and "Black Night" along with an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal, Moametal and Kobametal. Read a summary of the full content transcripted and scans of the great feature below!
Serow a BABYMETAL fan who attended to Tokyo Dome, also attended to Asagaysa Shinmei Shrine where in 2013 was shot BABYMETAL's Music Video for Megitsune. He shares his experience visiting the Shrine before heading to Tokyo Dome's Red Night show. Beautiful photos and translation below.
BABYMETAL live at Rock In Japan Festival 2016 at the Grass Stage is featured on Rock In Japan Festival Vol.474 issue October 2016. The feature includes unreleased photos of the performance and a new promotional photo of the girls! Check the scans below!
BABYMETAL released nationwide in Japan the debut Album BABYMETAL and the second studio Album Metal Resistance "Visit To Japan" CD/DVD anniversary editions with great success. In the following report an album of photos and interesting tweets about the release date!
BABYMETAL is featured in the Hedoban Magazine Spinoff #7 with live reports from the US Tour in July, Fuji Rock Festival, Rising Sun Rock Festival in August and special feature about the performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards, check the content below.
BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of the Czech magazine FAKKER!. In this issue FAKKER! published a "Japan Style" Special including BABYMETAL titled "Resistance Is Futile". Check more details below.
BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of Music Complex Magazine Vol.05, the new feature includes photos and information about the BABYMETAL performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24, check the scans below!
BABYMETAL was featured in mainstream media from Serbia on "HEJ!" Magazine released today (August 1, 2016). The article features information about the members, their success on Youtube, 6 Facts about the band featuring Kami Band! Check the content of the magazine trascribed and translated below!
BABYMETAL Stylist Megumi Date is featured in the new issue of SO-EN Magazine September 2016 released on July 28, 2016. The issue also feature different artists and Stylists talking about their work, check more details below.
Kerrang Magazine's new issue released today features BABYMETAL in their Live Reviews segment. Kerrang reviews BABYMETAL at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on July 15 (Show report) plus a 3 questions interview with Su-Metal about the World Tour 2016, the experience in Los Angeles and Download Festival. Check the scans and transcription below.
BABYMETAL attended to the Alternative Press Music Awards 2016 at The Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio in United States. The group was nominated for "Best International Band" and set to perform with Rob Halford from Judas Priest. Check more details, the performance and many photos below.
BABYMETAL was featured and interviewed on The Japan Times to promote their performance at Fuji Rock Festival on July 24 (Sunday). the feature includes a small appearance in the first page of the newspaper an a page including an interview with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal, check more details below.
BABYMETAL was featured in San Francisco Chronicles newspaper in the section "Weekend Datebook" to promote BABYMETAL's performance at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Check the article and a picture of the print edition below.
BABYMETAL's debut album was listed #92 on Metal Hammer's "Greatest Albums Of The 21st Century" of the new issue 286 featuring former drummer of Slipknot Joey Jordison in the cover. Check what Metal Hammer says about BABYMETAL's album below!
BABYMETAL was featured and Su-Metal interviewed in the August issue of Alternative Press Magazine to commemorate the Alternative Press Music Awards 2016 to take place in United States on July 18. BABYMETAL is nominated as "Best International Band", Su-Metal speaks about the influence of Japanese culture, read below.
BABYMETAL's success, talent and efforts of the whole group and specially Suzuka Nakamoto as lead vocalist made her become one of the 50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today according to the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine, read more details below!
BABYMETAL was featured for second consecutive week on Kerrang Magazine, this time Kerrang published new content from the Kerrang Awards 2016 where BABYMETAL won "Best Live Band" Award, also features an apologise from ceremony's presenter Benji Webbe from the band Skindred, check the scans below.
BABYMETAL is featured in the new issue of Electra Magazine June 2016 with 2 pages dedicated to their concept and growing success around the world. Check the content published on Electra Magazine below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the new issue of Kerrang Magazine from United Kingdom. BABYMETAL performance at Download Festival and girls appearance at the Kerrang Awards 2016 was highlighted in the new issue, check the scans and a summary below.
BABYMETAL was once again featured on mainstream media in Australia, this time on Sydney Morning Herald in the segment "Good Weekend" with an article called "Metal Petals" featuring an interview with Su-Metal, check the article and interview below.
Associated Press released a series of photos of BABYMETAL posing at the backstage of the Download Festival 2016 in United Kingdom on June 10, check the photo session below.
Billboard Magazine Vol. 128 issue 14 released on May 28, 2016 published an article about BABYMETAL's success in North America interviewing BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal and the specialist on Japanese entertainment Patrick St. Michael to explain with details about BABYMETAL's concept. Read a summary of the article below and high quality photos of the article published in the magazine.
BABYMETAL performance at Wembley Arena in Engliand on April 2 was featured on "Music & Riots Magazine". The issue #18 of the Magazine includes a live report of the performance. Check the report and scans of the release below.
TPi Magazine issue May 2016 released on May 11 features one of the most interesting articles about BABYMETAL this year. None of the band members are featured, but their stage production at Wembley Arena starting with their main Sound Engineer Mads Mikkelsen. We transcripted the most important parts of the article, but there is also the full scan of the article if you are interested in more technical details. Check this out below.
The Sunday Times "Style" from United Kingdom released an article dedicated to BABYMETAL after their performance at Wembley Arena. The 2 pages article features an interview with Su-Metal. Check the article and interview below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on March 30 in London by Upset Magazine before the worldwide release of "Metal Resistance" and their show at Wembley Arena. The interview released on May 5 features the girls talking about their expectations before the release of the album, their insecurities, and what "Metal Resistance" means for BABYMETAL as a whole. Read a summary of the interview with the most important, and the scans below.
BABYMETAL stopped to talk with the weekley Magazine from United States "The Aquarian". BABYMETAL is in the front page of the new issue and also was interviewed to talk about "Metal Resistance", Billboard Top Albums chart, Kami Band, The Late Show performance and many more topics. Read the interview transcripted and scans of the issue!
BABYMETAL appeared in the Rockin'On Magazine May 2016 issue released on April 30 to promote the release of their new album "Metal Resistance" released on April 1. The girls did a very exclusive photo session for the magazine showing their charms and Karate moves, check the scans below!
Quick Japan Magazine Vol.125 released on April 23 features special content about BABYMETAL dedicated to promote the new album "Metal Resistance" including special coverage from Wembley Arena in London, England including photoshoot with the girls, interview with them, interviews with fans at Wembley Arena and more! Check the scans below.
Kerrang! Magazine issue 1615 released on April 13 features a review of the BABYMETAL performance at Wembley Arena in London, England on April 2. The review also includes a brief interview with Su-Metal after the performance. Read the full transcription and scans of the issue below.
As part of the promotion of their new album "Metal Resistance", BABYMETAL appeared in the cover with a very special feature on Young Guitar Magazine. The girls were interviewed, Dragonforce talked about "Road Of Resistance" and Marty Friedman reviewed the new album. Check the scans below!
The Sun from United Kingom displayed a picture with details about BABYMETAL members best and favorite things featuring artists, bands, cities, films, colours and foods! Check the details below including also trailers of each best film for them!
BABYMETAL did several activities in New York City, United States on April 4 to promote their new album released on April 1 (FOX DAY) "Metal Resistance", their upcoming US Tour set to start in May. The girls stopped to take photos with journalists, respond their questions, visit Music Choice and finally held the Questions & Answers on Twitch, 3 albums of photos below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the cover, interviewed and also did a photo session in the new issue of PMC Music Complex Magazine released on April 4 to promote the release of the new album, Metal Resistance. In addition, the producer Kobametal and Choreographer Mikiko were interviewed and featured! Check the HQ scans below!
BABYMETAL appeared in the cover of Nikkei Entertainment Magazine released on April 4 to promote the release of the new Album "Metal Resistance" and the upcoming World Tour 2016. The issue also includes interviews with the girls and impressions from Mikiko. Check the High Quality scans below!
BABYMETAL was featured on Hysteria Magazine issue April 2016 release on April 2 featuring BABYMETAL girls in the cover of the Magazine and a very extensive interview with BABYMETAL's leader Suzuka Nakamoto while she visited Australia in December 2015 to record vocals for "Metal Resistance". She speaks in depth about Metal Music and what is for her "It's not as simple as putting on a black t-shirt", learning from Metallica, her impressions about playing for Lady Gaga's audience, and she explains what is the Idol Culture. Very interesting interview where Su-Metal speaks freely and openly about these issues with Hysteria Magazine. Also the post includes HQ captures of the online Magazine featuring beautiful photos of the girls and live performances!!
BABYMETAL was interviewed in a new issue of Besatsu Kadokawa Direct04, this time to promote their new album "Metal Resistance". The interview released on March 31 at first features the girls talking about their 5 years of career as BABYMETAL and their difficult times on Tour. Very interesting interview translated below including scans of the photo session for this issue.
Rolling Stone Japan released the second part of the interview with BABYMETAL. In the second part the girls talk about in depth about some of the songs of the album like "Meta! Taro", "Road Of Resistance", "GJ!", "Sis.Anger" and "The One". They also talk about Tokyo Dome show in September! Read the interview translated below.
BABYMETAL was featured on GrindHouse Magazine Vol.95 released on March 31. BABYMETAL appeared in the cover of the issue 95, was interviewed and also its new album "Metal Resistance" was reviewed. In the following post the scans of GrindHouse Magazine with BABYMETAL in the cover!
BABYMETAL featured on Besatsu Kadokawa Direct04 released on March 31 with Photo Session with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal, interview with the girls, review of the new album "Metal Resistance" and special content with photos of BABYMETAL's live performances through their career starting in 2012 to 2015. Check the scans and more features below.
Kerrang! Magazine reviewed the new album "Metal Resistance" in the new issue. "Metal Resistance" received 4 over 5 Kerrang "K". In addition in this release was included a brief interview with Su-Metal about the new album and the upcoming performance in London. Check the scans below.
The very anticipated appearance of BABYMETAL on Nylon Japan Magazine was published on March 28 featuring BABYMETAL in the cover and a small photo session with the girls. In addition this release features the appearances of Sakura Gakuin Graduates Airi Matsui and Ayaka Miyoshi, check the scans below!
BABYMETAL in collaboration with Tower Records held the "Metal Resistance" kick off party at Tower Records Shibuya Cutup Studio at the midnight of March 29. Great numbers of fans gathered to get the first copies of the new album, enjoy of a beautiful video message from the girls and meet the Tower Records beneftis! Check more details below.
BABYMETAL girls Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal appeared in the cover of the new issue of Hedoban Magazine Vol.10 Special edition dedicated to the new album "Metal Resistance", also Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka, BOH and the producer Kobametal were featured. Check the High Quality scans below.
Suzuka Nakamoto was interviewed on THE MUSIC Magazine from Sydney, Australia to talk about Metal Music, BABYMETAL's concept, writing lyrics, recording Metal Resistance in Australia and more. Read the interview below and check the scans with an awesome cover!
BABYMETAL was featured on CD & DL Data Magazine to promote the upcoming release of their new album "Metal Resistance". The issue features a special photo shoot with the girls and an interview with BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal and the girls! Check the scans below.
UpSet Magazine from United Kingom who is used to support BABYMETAL now reviews the upcoming new album to be released on April 1st on "FOX DAY". They describe the album as "utterly bizarre". Read the full review including the page dedicated to "Metal Resistance" below.
Impressive Metal Hammer's report about BABYMETAL 2 Days performances at Yokohama Arena on December 12 and December 13 "The Final Chaper Of Trilogy" which gathered more than 24.000 fans. Report also includes an interview with Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno, Moa Kikuchi and Kobametal and nice mentions to Kami Band! Read a summary of the HUGE report below!
BABYMETAL at Yokohama Arena on December 12 and 13 last year was featured in the new Hedoban Magazine Spinoff #5 featuring the XDAY of X Japan in the cover, and a feature of the upcoming BABYMETAL show at Wembley Arena in April, check the scans below.
Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" was featured as special guest of the Metal Hammer Magazine section "We could be heroes" where popular heavy metal artists talk about what would happen if they had superpowers! Su-Metal heroe name is "Kon-Red", read below what she has to say and check the scans with the character Metal Hammer drew for her.
BABYMETAL was highlighted once again on Kerrang! Magazine from United Kingdom. This time their first song "Doki Doki Morning" was featured in the 9th place of the Kerrang! Rock Chart, also Suzuka Nakamoto "Su-Metal" was interviewed to talk about the song. Check the interview and scans below.
According to the latest issue of Kerrang Magazine, Su-Metal mentioned that they are working on an exclusive track for non-Japanese fans for their new upcoming album "Metal Resistance" to be released on FOX DAY, April 1st. Check more details and scans below.
BABYMETAL was featured in the new Metal Hammer Magazine issue 279 released today to talk about their upcoming new album set to be released on April 1, and their biggest headline show outside Japan at the Wembley Arena in London on April 2. Read and check the scans of Su-Metal, Moametal and Kobametal talking about the new album and Wembley Arena!
BABYMETAL appeared in the latest issue of Nikkei Business January 2016 released on December 26 only for suscription members including a special content about BABYMETAL as one of the 100 People to make the next generation. Check more details 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.
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 was featured in the latest issue of Classic Rock Magazine with "The Best Of The Year 2015" featuring artists like Jimmy Page, Dave Grohl of Foo Figthers, Lemmy of Motorhead, David Bowie, Iron Maiden and many more! Read and check the scans of the content related with BABYMETAL 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 along with other important women of 2015 in Japan as "Women Of The Year 2015" by the worldwide famous VOGUE Japan Magazine! Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal attended to the ceremony in Tokyo to receive the award, check the details and photos 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.
GQ Japan Magazine held the "Men Of The Year 2015" special event in Tokyo where BABYMETAL received the "Discovery Of They Year Award" thanks to their success during 2015. The girls attended to the ceremony to received the Award. Photos below courtesy of Natalie.mu, Oricon Style, Sankei, Mantan Web, Fashion Snap and GQ Japan.
Metal Hammer Magazine reviewed the re-released Live CD/DVD, DVD and Bluray "Live In London" and "Live At Budokan" released on October 30 in Europe. BABYMETAL live released received a good reaction by Joe Daly of Metal Hammer Magazine. Check the page where BABYMETAL was featured and read our transcription below!
On October 30 were re-released 2 BABYMETAL Live CD, DVD and Bluray "Live In London" featuring the performances at The Forum and at 02 Brixton Academy and "Live At Budokan" featuring the 2 Das at Nippon Budokan. The CD/DVD, DVD and Bluray were re released in Europe via BABYMETAL's label in Europe earMusic but also were re-released as "imported" items in Japan. Check the photos of the re-released items in Europe and Japan below.
Sakura Gakuin performed at Akasaka ACT Theater on October 31 and November 1 to celebrate the Sakura Gakuin Festival 2015, performances produced by the Third Graader Shirai Saki. The fans exclusive Amuse Mobile published a great series of photos from the Sakura Gakuin Festival! Check them out in the following post.
BABYMETAL was once again featured on Metal Hammer Magazine, the issue 276 released today includes BABYMETAL "Break the internet" on "How Metal shocked the world" section. Check the high quality scans in the following blog post.
BABYMETAL was featured in the latest issue of NME Magazine International. NME reviews its performance at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival past August as part of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015. Also NME talks about their beginnings, the project and the mix between Heavy Metal and J-Pop. Check the captures of the online Magazine below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band members Takayoshi Ohmura, Mikio Fujioka, BOH and Hideki Aoyama attended to the first Kami Band Seminar for Musicians Institute of Japan in Osaka. Check the photos and tweets of the Kami Band members from Osaka on "Freaking Blast Totally Hot" Seminar.
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 featured in the GQ Japan Magazine Women Special 2015 released on August 24. The October's issue with the famous actor Colin Firth in the front page highlights the most most important women in Japan in the Year 2015. Below the scans featuring BABYMETAL "Only The FOX GOD Knows".
On August 14 in Spain was released a new issue of the Newspaper "El Mundo" including a report about BABYMETAL making mention of Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal, their music, album Kami Band members Takayoshi Ohmura and Mikio Fujioka, Key Kobayashi (Kobametal), Live At Budokan and also Sakura Gakuin. Read the report and check a page of the Newspaper featuring BABYMETAL below.
The Spanish Magazine called "Hijos Del Metal" featured a review of the BABYMETAL Album released in Europe during May and June of this year. This is a Magazine focused on Metalhead readers, for that reason we considered interesting to know the point of view of the Spanish metalheads about the BABYMETAL Album. Scans and review translated below.
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.
Sakura Gakuin members featured in the latest issue of CIAO Magazine September, released in August of 2015. Sakura Gakuin transfered members, Kano Fujihira, Soyoka Yoshida, Momoko Okazaki, Maaya Asou and Mirena Kurosawa appear in the new issue. Check the scans below.
Released today in United Kingdom, and released last week online, the first Metal Hammer Magazine with BABYMETAL on the Front Page, here are the scans of the amazing Metal Hammer Summer Issue 273 with a great number of pages featuring BABYMETAL. Check the scans below!
BABYMETAL at Download Festival was featured in the second issue of the New Roots Magazine from United Kingdom. Their performance with Dragonforce was featured in a 2 pages photography. Check the scans below.
After the epic BABYMETAL's performace at Wakasu Park for Tokyo Metropolitan Rock 2015, Music Complex Magazine release a report of the Festival featuring a live report about BABYMETAL's show in the second day of the Festival, check the scans below.
Upset Magazine from United Kingdom published the issue of August about Download Festival 2015 featuring a 2 pages photo of Moametal and a brief review of the BABYMETAL x Dragonforce performance at Maverick Stage playing "Gimme Chocolate". Check the photos of the Magazine and the transcription of the review.
BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 was highlighted in the new issue of Hedoban Magazine of June 2015. The Japanese Magazine traveled the world along with BABYMETAL visiting Mexico, Canada, United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and England. Scans of the great photos and exclusive content of the magazine can be found 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 on June 17 released the debut album in a vinyl edition in physical stores in Japan but also hosted the "Laser Turntable Listening Party" event at HMV Shibuya including a special laminate for the winners of the tickets buying the new item. Photos below of the Listening Party event at HMV Shibuya, and also photos from the Tower Records Stores.
BABYMETAL once again was featured in the new Kerrang Magazine issue released on June 24 about the "Relentless Kerrang Awards 2015". The magazine features pictures of the event and ceremony with a special photo of BABYMETAL and a brief comment of the girls about the award.
BABYMETAL is featured in the new Kerrang Magazine issue. BABYMETAL was featured in three different sections. About their collaboration live at Download Festival with Dragonforce, their first International Award on Relentless Kerrang Awards 2015 with "The Spirit Of Independence Award" and also the official merchandise was highlighted. Check the scans and a summary below.
BABYMETAL won their second international Award on the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015, the "Breakthrough Award" against bands like Halestorm, The Amity Affliction, Bury Tomorrow and In This Moment. Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal did a brief speech during the Award Ceremony and performed with Dragonforce "Road Of Resistance" and "Gimme Chocolate". Check the photos and the rest of the report below.
BABYMETAL was guest and also won one Award on the "Relentless Kerrang Awards 2015" in London at the London’s iconic Troxy. It was rumored at first, even Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura tweeted several times about the awards but then BABYMETAL did the official announcement. Check the girls receiving the award, photos from the event, their video for BBC Radio 1 and more.
Another review coming from important Magazines, this time Rock Sound Magazine share the review of the BABYMETAL Album with another great score, 8/10. The review
makes mention to "Road Of Resistance", "Gimme Chocolate" and "Doki Doki Morning". Read the review and check the scans below. Also check Metal
Hammer's review HERE.
BABYMETAL Album was reviewed several times by UK Megazines, this is not the first time that Metal Hammer reviews "BABYMETAL", the new one comes
from Jonathan Selzer of Metal Hammer Magazine with 8/10. The BABYMETAL Album will be released in June of this year including two bonus tracks "Road Of
Resistance" and "Gimme Chocolate Live". Read the review and check the scans of the Magazine including a special feature about Metal God Awards.
The BABYMETAL album including the Bonus Tracks (Road Of Resistance, Gimme Chocolate Live) was released in Mexico 20 days before the date announced officially. In collaboration with BABYMETAL Fans Mexico we brought to you a report plus photos of the release date across the country.
BABYMETAL during May 19 and May 20 released their new "BABYMETAL Live In London, World Tour 2014" in physical stores in Japan. HMV Japan Stores and Tower Records Stores around Japan published photos of the stands dedicated to BABYMETAL items and specially to the new items "Live In London" Bluray and DVD editions. Also in this photo album will find special photos shared from fans in social networks with the content of "BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 Apocalypse" Limited Edition Package only available for "THE ONE" Fan Club members . Thanks to all for sharing!
BABYMETAL was interviewed by Bits Lounge Magazine dedicated to the Japanese community in Canada. The girls talked about their past show in Canada at the Heavy Montreal Festival in 2014, their new show this time in Toronto for the World Tour 2015 and much more. The interview translated into english can be found translated HERE. Below are the scans of the Magazine.
Kerrang Magazine reviewed the BABYMETAL album released in Japan on February 26 of 2014 but will be released during May and June in Europe and North America. Paul Travers from Kerrang Magazine did a review of "BABYMETAL". The album received 4 over 5 Kerrang's "K". Read the review and check the scan below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on the massive Mexican newspaper Excelsior to talk about their first show in Mexico next May 9 at Circo Volador in Mexico City. The girls also mentioned their interest of doing tourism and visit different places, metal music, their happines to know that people received very well their music and much more. The photos below are in spanish, taken directly from the newspaper but if you want to read the interview in english, just CLICK HERE.
BABYMETAL was featured on Bento Box Magazine April 2015 issue. They wrote an interesting article to introduce BABYMETAL's concept on Canadian audience before their show at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on May 12. Read the full article transcripted and content below.
The Sakura Gakuin Graduation Photobook 2014 launch event took place at the Shosen Book Tower 9th Floor including the Sakura Gakuin Student Council President,
Moa Kikuchi, Yui Mizuno, Hana Taguchi and Yunano Notsu. Details and photos below.
BABYMETAL performances overseas during the BABYMETAL World Tour 2014 and the performance at Saitama Super Arena for "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" were featured in the Spring issue of 81 Japan Magazine, including a very long interview with BABYMETAL's producer Kobametal (read the interview here).
BABYMETAL recorded a video message for Der Ring Festival in Germany to promote their performance on May 30 of 2015 in Germany. The girls talked in German part of the video, and mentioned their interest in german food too. High quality captures of their video message below.
BABYMETAL is one of the ten winners on the 7th CD Shop Awards 2015. The grand prize will be announced early on March! CD Shop announced today the winners, more details below.
Sakura Gakuin Graduates Airi Matsui and Ayami Muto along with Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2014 were featured with awesome photos on BOMB Magazine April 2015 issue released on March 9. Check the high quality scans below with awesome photos of Airi, Ayami and Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2014 members featuring the third graders Hana, Moa, Yui and Yunano!
BABYMETAL announced their 2nd show on METROCK for May 24 of 2015. Their first BABYMETAL show on METROCK was on May 26 of 2013. If you are interested in read more in dept about this show please visit this link (Click here). Below the photos of their official announcement.
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.
BABYMETAL at Saitama Super Arena for "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival" and Sakura Gakuin Third Graders, Moa Kikuchi, Yui Mizuno, Hana Taguchi and Yunano Notsu were featured on BIG ONE GIRLS Magazine No. 26 released on January 29 of 2015- Check the awesome scans below!!
BABYMETAL was interviewed before the show at Saitama Super Arena for "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival". The interview was published on March 15 when WOWOW broadcasted part of the show for suscribers. Watch the full interview HERE.
BABYMETAL on January 6 in Japan released their new Live CD, DVD and Bluray called "Live At Budokan". Tower Records Stores and HMV Stores around Japan shared pictures from their stores showing the BABYMETAL merchandise from t-shirts to the debut album, "Live Legend I, D, Z", "Live Legend 1999/1997" and the new release "Live At Budokan".
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.
BABYMETAL on the promotional trailer of NHK Music Japan. The Special TV Program will be released on December 21, more details here.
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 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.
The girls were interviewed in France by Track ARTE while BABYMETAL was in Europe performing for the World Tour 2014. Here are some great screen captures of the video interview. Watch the full interview, CLICK HERE.
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!
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.
BABYMETAL has been featured on Fakker Magazine from Czech Republic. Fakker July 2014 includes a report about BABYMETAL, their concept and information about the girls. They also recommend some of their live works! Translation below.
Screen captures of the visit of BABYMETAL to the Japanese Parlament to intruduce the BABYMETAL band and talk about "Cool Japan". The girls in name of the band received the blessings of the First Minister and part of the parlament.
BABYMETAL visited New York City for first time, an wasn't to play a live show. Was for promotional photos and met Ted Jensen who in the future was announced as the mixer of the Live At Budokan live CDs released in January of 2015.
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.
Fans outside of Tower Records Shinjuku waiting for the release of the BABYMETAL self-titled album. The album was released on February 26 of 2014.
BABYMETAL magnificent photos in the Marquee Magazine Volume 101 released on February 10 of 2014. The release had BABYMETAL as front cover and also great artistic photos and an interview.
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.
BABYMETAL "Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour 2013" and Sakura Gakuin 2011 Nendo Graduate Ayami Muto are featured in Quick Japan issue Vol.111. The content features interviews with BABYMETAL & Ayami and live photos from the performances. Check the scans below.
Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 members where featured on Big One Girls No.18 released on August 29 of 2013. The release included a Sakura Gakuin live
report, Tokyo Idol Festival 2013 and awesome photos of the girls! Check the high quality scans below!
Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo student Moa Kikuchi was featured in the cover with Yuriya Suzuki from Cheeky Parade and Aika Hirota from Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, also the trio was interviewed by Big Comic Spirits Magazine! Very interesting, fun and cute interview! Read the translation and check the scans below!
BIG ONE GIRLS Nº17 released on July 17 of 2013 featured BABYMETAL live at NHK Hall for "Legend 1999" Yuimetal and Moametal Seitansai but also Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 members and Sakura Gakuin Graduate Airi Matsui. Check the high quality scans below.
Photos of the official Megitsune Inari Prayer Ceremony at Tower Records Shibuya with the presence of the Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki, along with BABYMETAL fans. This was one of the promotional events to support the release of the BABYMETAL Single "Megitsune".
Young Jump Magazine issue No.29 released on Yui Mizuno's 14th birthday a special photo session with BABYMETAL promoting a few Metallica songs on it. The special session shows off the girls in a very special style with Megitsune outfits representing Metallica's songs! Check the scans below.
BABYMETAL has been featured on Marquee Magazine Vol.97 issue with a special photoshoot of the girls promoting their new major Single "Megitsune" which is released on June 19, 2013. In addition the feature includes an interview with Su-Metal and a live report of Death Match Tour!
BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2013 members were featured and interviewed on BIG ONE GIRLS issue number 16 released on May 27 of 2013. The issue features the new Sakura Gakuin members and also promotes BABYMETAL after the great "Death Match 'May Revolution' Tour" and the upcoming release of "Megitsune". Check the high quality scans below.
The group "Movement Design" who was part of the cast of the BABYMETAL's Music Video "Megitsune" released on Youtube on June 4 of 2013, published in April of 2013 photos from the set of the Music Video. The photos feature details of the main dancer Kimono and also the girls appear in one picture. Check below!
Sakura Gakuin students Suzuka Nakamoto, Moa Kikuchi, Marina Horiuchi and Ooga Saki were interviewed on HMV News Japan to introduce their new Single "My Graduation Toss", which is Suzuka Nakamoto's graduation song from Sakura Gakuin. Read this very fun interview with very emotional parts translated below.
Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2012 members lead by the Students Council President Suzuka Nakamoto - Su-Metal, were featured on BOOM Magazine March 2013 released on February of 2013. The members of Nendo 2012 were introduced before the Graduation events in March where Suzuka Nakamoto and Mariri Sugimoto graduated that year. Check the high quality scans below!
Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo students were featured in a new issue of BIG ONE GIRLS, BOG No.15 was released on February 8, 2012 to promote the new Sakura Gakuin's single "My Graduation Toss" including Suzuka Nakamoto as special feature, check the scans below.
BABYMETAL attended to Tower Records Shinjuku for the release event of their first Major Single "Ijime, Dame, Zettai". The Major Single was officially released on January 9 of 2013 at in Shinjuku with the special presence of Tower Records President Ikuo Minewaki. Check more info, photos and a video of the event below.
BABYMETAL was featured on Shutter Magazine Vol.07, the feature includes a very nice comic with a message against bullying. The comic promotes the release of "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" Single. Check the comic and translation below.
BABYMETAL was part of the "Road safety campain" in Shibuya were they also were promoting their new and up coming single "Ijime Dame Zettai" to be release only a few days after the event.
Voice actress and singer Sumire Uesaka wrote a blog dedicated to BABYMETAL's visit to her Radio Show "Kawaii Radio" also known as "Kawa-radi". She says she would like to be part of BABYMETAL! Read the blog translated and check the photos below.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Marquee Magazine Vol.94 to talk about their Major Single, "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" to be released next June 9 of 2013. The girls talked about the song, the making process, the lyrics and the music video (read the interview here). Also had a funny chat during the photo session.
BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2012 members where featured in BIG ONE GIRLS Magazine No. 14 released on December 7 of 2012. BABYMETAL was featured with a special photo session to show the new outfit to support the release of "Ijime, Dame, Zettai", was interviewed about the release and also the release includes photos from the Music Video Set! Check the scans below.
Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno did a great TV Commercial promoting Sakura Gakuin and BABYMETAL. Here are some great screen captures of their countdown to 2013.
BABYMETAL has been featured in the Vo.03 of B.L.T Plus Magazine to promote the BABYMETAL new Single "Head Bangya" released on July 4, check the scans below!
A few screen captures of the Sakura Gakuin guest appearance on "de View CH". Sakura Gakuin was represented by Suzuka Nakamoto, Marina Horiuchi and Iida Raura. Check the captures below.
BABYMETAL received a small but interesting feature on GirlPop Magazine Summer 2012, check the scans below.
BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin 2011 Nendo had been featured in a new issue of BIG ONE GIRLS, issue No.10 released on May 15, 2012. The release includes BABYMETAL photo session and a brief feature of Sakura Gakuin. Check the scans below.
Seems like Yui Mizuno was working on the "BABYMETAL x Kiba Of Akiba" Single art. Or at least she tried. Photo uploaded by BABYMETAL on their official account.
BABYMETAL was interviewed on Oriental Radio to talk about their new release in collaboration with Kiba Of Akiba. In the same place, they were interviewed by Kawaii Girl Japan. Only Moametal and Su-metal were interviewed because Yuimetal was sick.
Promotional photo from the Set of the Limited Edition Music Video, Uki Uki Midnight.
Sakura Gakuin featured on CIAO Magazine Feburary 2012 released on November 28 of 2011. The magazine features a full group photo including Suzuka Nakamoto, Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno. Also feautures Nene Sugisaki, Marina Horiuchi, Ayami Muto, Iida Raura, Hana Taguchi.