BABYMETAL – KARATE official audio

Official BABYMETALVEVO channel has just released the Karate audio single from their upcoming album BABYMETAL – Metal Resistance!



Aphrodite: Symphonic Idol Group — we need your opinion about them —

Today I had the wonderful pleasure of having a short, but meaningful conversation with the staff of a re-born idol group.



I had known about the group in the past at the time the group had nine members and was a ballet Idol rock group. Almost as quickly as they arrived they seemed to disappear. Those things happen in this genre for different reasons things happen.

Pure Idol Heart

Well the staff reintroduced themselves to me to let me know they had been re-born as a new unit, with a new look, sound and songs.


The staff after exchanging greetings, they mentioned to me about their new songs and invited me to listen to them and express to them my opinions about the songs.
The group aim is to be a different sound and style from the idol groups you see all the time. The group has a number of influences ranging from Gothic metal, symphonic metal, alternative rock and Idol Pop.

What makes this group interesting is how they approach using their influences. They have created a sound that is symphonic inspired and very delicate. It`s a lot different from what you are used to hearing from idol groups.

There is just something about the songs that as a musician and songwriter that draws me to them and I find them very pleasurable to listen to.

If you are looking for something fresh, that is not true Idol metal and not true traditional Idol JPop, I strongly suggest giving Mai and Chiharu a try.

BABYMETAL – Road of Resistance FULL on Soundcloud

Carlor_Stonefist on Reddit has just post this link where you can listen to the whole version of BABYMETAL – Road of Resistance

Let your brain melt for Sakura Gakuin «Heart no Hoshi»

Here is a a new song from Sakura Gakuin named «Heart no Hoshi», the song is from the new DVD Heart no Chikyu released on October 22, 2014 in two version.

You can pre-order your DVD with CDJapan.

Heart no Chikyu / Sakura Gakuin
Sakura Gakuin

Sakura Gakuin held one-man live titled 『Sakura Gakuin 2014~紅葉 秋の陣~』 at Tokyo Differ ARIAKE on September 27.

Shirai Saki
Shirai Saki

“FRIENDS” were the last encore songs. Apparently, the 9 girls already prepared birthday surprise for Shirai Saki! After encore, Moa said “We prepared birthday present!”. Then Shirai Saki appeared with teary eyes and handkerchief on her hand. Members and the audiences congratulated her. Shirai Saki will turn 14 years old on September 28

Sakura Gakuin 2014

Sakura Gakuin 2014

Sakura Gakuin 2014

Sakura Gakuin will be releasing the DVD “Heart no Chikyu (ハートの地球)” on October 22nd. Visuals and jacket covers have been released.

Tommy february6 (Tomoko Kawase) & Shunsaku Okuda have both provided the music and produced the content on the DVD. The artwork for the DVD has now been released for public viewing.

Check out the covers for the different types of the DVD below: