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[Sheet Music] BABYMETAL / LIVE SCORE SELECTION (Band Score)

First band score from BABYMETAL features their 12 hit tunes.

babymetal LIVE SCORE

“BABYMETAL DEATH,” “Megitsune,” “Gimme chocolate!!,” “Akatsuki,” “4 no Uta,” “Catch me if you can,” “Akumu no Rondo,” “Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!,” “Ijime, Dame, Zettai,” “Road of Resistance,” “KARATE,” and “Amore – Sosei -.” Also includes live photos.

Description in Japanese
[発売後1週間程度の入荷予定] 楽譜 BABYMETAL / LIVE SCORE SELECTION (バンドスコア) / ドレミ楽譜出版社
※発売日後一週間程度での入荷を予定しております。予めご了承ください。 『BABYMETAL』初のバンドスコアが登場!! 日本に留まらず海外でも快進撃を続ける『BABYMETAL』初のバンドスコアになります。巻頭にはライブ写真を掲載し、アルバム『METAL RESISTANCE』までの代表曲12曲を一般的なバンド編成で演奏できるように、ライブ音源等をもとに譜面化したこのバンドスコアはファンのマストアイテムになること間違いなしです。ぜひこのバンドスコアで『BABYMETAL』を体感してください! 【収載曲】 01.BABYMETAL DEATH / 02.メギツネ / 03.ギミチョコ!! / 04.紅月-アカツキ- / 05.4の歌 / 06.Catch me if you can / 07.悪夢の輪舞曲 / 08.ヘドバンギャー!! / 09.イジメ、ダメ、ゼッタイ / 10.Road of Resistance / 11.KARATE / 12.Amore -蒼星- ※本スコアは一般的なバンド編成で演奏できるよう、ライブ音源等をもとに譜面化していますので、オリジナル音源とは異なる部分がございます。

God of Drums Hideki (Kami Band) on Music Air

Music Air on SKY PerfecTV, a multichannel satellite broadcasting service, recently had an interview with Aoyama Hideki and brother Tomoki. Hideki is answering questions over being a drummer in his experience, and about 3:12 into the interview he answers a few questions about BABYMETAL.

Translation summary was done by gakushabaka

– 1st question is which song you enjoy playing in BABYMETAL

All are fun to play, but songs like Megitsune, Onedari Daisakusen, even if they aren’t hard, even if among BABYMETAL song there’s always this impression of speed, unexpectedly these songs have a tempo of 120-130bpm but they have a groovy and pop kind of feeling.

– 2nd question, points of awareness in BABYMETAL drumming

From the moment he becomes a Kami and goes on stage, it’s as if there was a switch and he transforms from Aoyama Hideki into ‘a Kami‘. [meaning: a god]

God of Drums Hideki (Kami Band) on Music Air

– 3rd question asks him how much time does it take for the make-up?

Hideki says it’s not makeup, Kitsune-sama descends into him after they receive the revelation. It’s like this for all members, it’s like a switch and they transform.

God of Drums Hideki (Kami Band) on Music Air

Hideki goes like ‘I have become a god. I will enjoy this stage with all my efforts together with everyone’.

Watch the interview here below.

 

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UROBOROS: new Takayoshi Ohmura band release a mini-album

UROBOROS (ウロボロス) is a Japanese rock band formed in 2015 signed to Pony Canyon and the band is featuring Kami Band’s Ohmura Takayoshi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RRIbvMfoZQ

CD release from UROBOROS, a project participated by great musicians such as Keisuke Korose (ex. Asriel) and Ohmura Takayoshi (BABYMETAL). This edition includes a bonus DVD. *The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.

UROBOROS, also known as Ouroboro from the Greek “ουροβóρος” it’s a symbol showing a snake eating his own tail creating with his own body a circular shape. The Uroboros symbolizes the eternal cycle of things, also the eternal effort, the eternal struggle of the futile effort, as the cycle begins again despite efforts to prevent it.

The artists inside this secret project are Kurose Keisuke (ex Asriel) as Manipulator/DJ, Aya Kamiki on Vocals, Takayoshi Ohmura (C4, LIV MOON, DSPRG, Marty Friedman’s band, BABYMETAL) on Guitar, Taizo Nakamura (ex cune) on Bass, Sasabuchi Hirochi (ex Plastic Tree) on Drums.

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UROBOROS
Kurose Keisuke (黒瀬圭亮) – Composer/Manipulate (ex-Asriel)
Kamiki Aya (上木彩矢) – Vocals
Ohmura Takayoshi (大村孝佳) – Guitar (C4)
Nakamura Taizo (中村泰造) – Bass (ex-cune)
Sasabuchi Hiroshi (笹渕啓史) – Drums (ex-Plastic Tree)

Site: http://urbrs.com/

Girls Rock Band 5572320 Global Release of “Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta”

On October 5th rising international superstar girls rock band 5572320 conducted an global simultaneous release of 5572320’s second single, “Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta.”
If this is your first time hearing the name 5572320 ,please allow me a moment to provide a brief background.

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5572320 (go go nana ni san ni rei) the mysterious new girl band is a performance unit dubbing themselves members of Ebisu Private Junior High School and formed for the 50th anniversary of Coconut Sable. Their first single, “Half a Century Honor Student, “was released this past March, featured an line up different from traditional rock bands . This unusual combination included five guitarists and three drummers, for a super-heavy rock song. The music video was an instant success and went past 1.8M views within a week of its release, setting in motion this new world sensation known as the “mysterious girl band.”

Pure Idol Heart

“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” is the group’s second single, and features an the making of this single features some of the best stars in this industry . Yoko Kanno was the composer .Kanno is best known for her work on the soundtracks for many major anime films, television series, live-action films, video games, and advertisements. The performing artists were KenKen, Hideki Aoyama, and Tsuneo Imahori. KenKen (Band RIZE) is one the most iconic names in Japanese music. Hideki Aoyama is a name that is familiar to BABYMETAL fans as he is known as the “God of Drums” for the KamiBand. Tsuneo Imahori is one of the best guitarists you could ask to perform on your work.

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The first impression you get from the music video for “Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” is that this video and song will become known as 5572320 Queen`s “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” takes the band through the trials and tribulations ,their innermost thoughts of being teenage girls transitioning from children to adults. It explores their inner conflict of whether one should embrace or resist change (should we grow up or stay a child ,you could ask yourself.)

“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” was released internationally on October 5th and will be included only in Type A of their latest single “Super Hero”.

五五七二三二〇 2nd シングル『ポンパラ ペコルナ パピヨッタ』

Super Hero / Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku

“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” MV was directed by Sojiro Kamatani – affiliated with Qotori Film. Major directorial and art direction works include: “Suntory CC Lemon: Ninja High Schoolers” and “Soredemoshitai by Ken Hirai”

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Related links
ITunes Japan

5572320 official site
http://www.5572320.jp/

Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku official site
https://www.shiritsuebichu.jp/official/

Additional Notes.
Pure Idol Heart would like to thank Catchball, Inc. here in Tokyo for providing background information and photos for this article. Catchball is the public relations team for the mysterious new girl band 5572320
Catchball website: http://catch-ball.co.jp/

Source: http://pureidolheart.net/

Oricom: The presence of KAMI BAND is backing the popularity of BABYMETAL overseas

Here a japanese report from Oricom website translate by Redeared_Slider on Reddit

Besides the success of solo live at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City, which is part of their world tour and a triumphal return, BABYMETAL also received the BREAKTHROUGH AWARD, an award presented to artist who take a big leap in that year, from METAL HAMMER, a long-established metal music magazine in England.

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BABYMETAL keep making rapid strides in their home land and overseas. Their charm has already been mentioned many times in other media, but for their success in breaking the boundary of girl group and obtaining support from core metal friends around the world, no doubt that a big credit goes to the KAMI BAND which is formed by brilliant musicians. I guess this band who are backing the girls on stage will once again be under the spot light.

-KAMI BAND’s outlook is basically monotone white make-up and white clothing
The stage of BABYMETAL compose of SU-METAL who use her powerful vocal to sing those difficult songs, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL who deliver high quality dance, and KAMI BAND which are all brilliant musicians. They together spread out high degree of entertainment. Being summoned to be the incarnation of Fox God, members of KAMI BAND are all top and true heavy metal musicians. in order to present the BABYMETAL’s music fusion elements of thrash metal, black metal, metal core and grindcore, superior technique is definitely required.

In addition, they also need to present the view of world in this project visually on stage (KAMI BAND’s outlook is basically monotone white make-up and white clothing). Band members who could satisfy all these requirements are of course a big driving force behind BABYMETAL’s world breaking. In overseas live, the girls are of course getting big cheers, in fact, members of KAMI BAND are also getting big cheers too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WhqGK9Fevs

-KAMI BAND is formed by top musicians in Japan
First of all, the bassist BOH, who seems like leader of the band. He has been involved in NANA starring MIKA NAKASHIMA and a band called BINECKS which is leaded by guitarist DAITA (ex. SIAM SHADE). There are only very few 6 string bass players in Japan, his unmatched play are not only backing the sound of BABYMETAL, but his flashy solo with slap and right hand play tapping are also attracting lots of attentions.

Then, here comes the guitarists, Takayoshi Ohumra, Leda and Mikio Fujioka. Ohumra is also backing Marty Friedman and LIV MOON and is well known for his high speed and beautiful play style (The first time I saw him, he was in a Jazz-Funk band called DCPRG which is leaded by Kikuchi Naruyoshi and I was overwhelmed by his super high speed play). Leda has been in DELUHI, TM Revolution, and also joined the back on stage live show of DAIGO☆STARDUST. BABYMETAL absorbed the decent look and elements of different metal branches starting from the 90s and their play made the audience go nuts.

The drummer is Aoyama Hideki. Hideki’s father, Aoyama Jun (1957-2013) was a famous drummer. Hideki started his career in JAM Project where high performance quality is required, then he joined KAMI BAND in 2012. Crazy speed beat and killing acoustic pressure are obviously needed in BABYMETAL ’s play.

-Players showing their characters and senses

BABYMETAL also received high motivation from KAMI BAND members. leader BOH wrote in his blog “BABYMETAL is growing fast and being able to work in this project, to me, hardly anything can replace this valuable experience.”, “Non-stop growing, always serious and challenge things with sincere attitude, from the bottom of my heart I deeply respect Ms. SU-METAL, Ms. YUIMETAL and Ms. MOAMETAL” [EDIT: Ms. ?? I find it a bit weird when translating this, putting さん after the girls’ name shows BOH is taking them seriously] I think with respect to the girls and showing their true colors freely in their play are major factors for the success of this project. In addition, the presence of BABYMETAL and KAMI BAND are no doubt a big reason why core metal fans are showing their support and the heavy metal genre could once again be heated up after the 90s.

BABYMETAL will soon be performing in big festival including SUMMER SONIC 2015 and Ozzfest Japan 2015 and they will carry out their first time ever Japan Tour, BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2015 IN JAPAN, from Sep. to Dec. With superior technique and view of the world on stage, BABYMETAL’s backing KAMI BAND seems will catch everyone’s eye balls.

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Date Course Pentagon Royal Garden

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Far East Dizain

【BABYMETAL】24-1 BOH on Niconico Live broadcast

【BABYMETAL】24-1 BOH (☆talk only)「ツアー 真面目な話」20150614 22:00


・Official Website http://www.bassist-boh.com/
・niconico Live broadcast community 
・BOH(Ba.) http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co2260207 
・twitter https://twitter.com/BassistBOH
・Takayoshi Ohmura(Gt.) http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co2260207
・twitter https://twitter.com/takayoshiohmura

・放送タイトル「BOHの大暴走!!!...24暴走目(B・o・H)2015年06­月14日(日)22時00分」

New BOH Blog: BABYMETAL’s 2015 world tour impression

Is everyone in a good mood? This is your esteemed bald boy, BOHヽ(゜▽、゜)ノ

BABYMETAL’s 2015 world tour finally ended at Makuhari Messe.

There will be additional shows in Germany and England in August, but it’s over for now. I’d like to go to a relaxing onsen, but I can’t relax because my schedule is packed with other events. Losing my desire to relax too much is like my hair loss <- intense lol Snap2

Well, this time, we were squished between Mexico, the US, and Canada, and the Metrock Festival on our way back to Japan, and ended our tour storming through Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Makuhari Messe. Wherever we played, the audience spread its joy to us and felt BABYMETAL’s intensity again. There were countries and towns I went to for the first time, and I loved this fun foreign tour where I could experience each country’s culture and excitement. We’re getting famous fast and we won prizes from famous foreign magazines like Kerrang and MetalHammer, and for me to be involved in this impossibly-strong project that is BABYMETAL is an extremely valuable experience that is difficult to replace.

We played solo shows, of course, and the big foreign festivals we played for the first time and their news coverage went well, and we finished by creating a strong impression and leaving a major impact. This kind of thing is really amazing, and must often balance endurance, determination, will-power, sticking together, and perseverance.
Last time, I wrote on BABYMETAL’s blog. I have nothing but the utmost respect for SU-METAL, YUI-MEtal, and MOAMETAL who are always growing, and always take on every challenge with honesty and sincerity.

Because I won’t write about what the three girls do off-stage, I’m keeping it brief, but their “artistic powers” are steadily becoming stronger!! Yesterday’s Makuhari concert was especially amazing and what I felt was a “flickering destructive power,” meant in a good way. One star collided with another, and the moment a new star was born, it created the impression of something more powerful. Our Kami band performance is also inspired by you three, and I think it was our most on-point until now.

Like everyone, I get nervous before playing live, but on this tour, there was a strong feeling we “would do” more than that. And throughout the tour, our team’s bonds became stronger, and we can take on the challenge on stage, while we can proudly show off our feelings of joy and reliance on each other.

The Kami band is indispensible for BABYMETAL’s existence. People also tell me the Kami band is just support. I’ve also come across these opinions, but we do not accept this point of view. In any case, there is no difference between what we do for a good performance!! The girls are shining more and more, and what should we play? That is the number one thing we think about and challenges us on stage. Until now and from now on, these thoughts have not wavered from us or our staff. When I went to Tokyo, I didn’t go there to start a band. I had the goal of becoming a first-rate session musician. Because I took pride in support work, I didn’t care whether I was in a band or not.

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But either way, no matter what you do, it is important to pursue a team with strong bonds and people with whom you can produce entertainment to elevate things further.
The same is true outside of BABYMETAL, no matter how big things are, don’t cut corners and challenge your soul.

Because I get to participate in work where we inspire other people’s hearts, my duty, most of all, is to experience the feelings of gratitude I receive from fans. This is my weapon.
Still, as BABYMETAL’s popularity increases, there are also a lot of negative opinions. But more than those opinions, it is more important to concentrate on the happiness fans give you from their hearts, and that “you’re doing a job where you’re giving more and more people joy.”

Our team BABYMETAL is doing something new that has never been done until now.Dismissals like “Idols with a metal backing band” do not represent what we do on stage.
And the number of fans who enjoy us and give us their support from all over the world continues to grow and at unimaginable speed.

The amazement that we can share this miracle with so many people… priceless. Great writers write great songs, and they are songs that resound in SU-METAL’s heart and in YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL dancing. And the Kami band is devoted to letting this shine, and receives support from the staff and from KOBAMETAL who puts everything together. And most of all, all the mates who sincerely enjoy themselves and honestly power us up, and always feel that burning passion in their chest. I think the team is all of us.

No doubt, We are BABYMETAL(o)乂(-^) I cannot contain my joy about this being true. It was announced at Makuhari, but we’ll be playing more shows in Japan in September.
What sort of things are people going to see? What kind of space are we going to create with everyone? The fun stops from now on. I hope we can make even greater strides.

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P.S.: Thank you for the many recent Facebook friend requests from Japan and abroad, but I only use Facebook for close friends, family, and acquaintances. Please understand, because I don’t even have plans to make a page for me as an artist.

Well then, these are simple ramblings, but thank you for reading this, everybody.
(B・o・H)

Translation : american_daimyo on Reddit

Kami Band: Takayoshi Ohmura Guitar Solo 2014/9/6

大村孝佳 10th Anniversary The Chronicle of Metal Lovers

Takayoshi Ohmura

Takayoshi Ohmura (大村孝佳 Ōmura Takayoshi?) is a Japanese musician popular as a rock guitarist. He was born on December 26, 1983 in Osaka. He started learning piano at the age of three. By the age of 11 he had started to play acoustic guitar moving to electric guitar at the age of 14. By the age of 17 he was heavily into hard rock/heavy rock of the western-style music and devoted himself into it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMWwPLj8fQU

BABYMETAL album cover homage and fan art, huge update!

First update since October.
I’ve been busy. Many different band’s album covers spoofed here, Rammstein, KISS, Iron Maiden, The Sex Pistols, Ozzy, Pantera, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Dio, Dragonforce, Green Day, The Runaways, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Metallica, W.A.S.P., Queen, and Quiet Riot. A couple of Christmas items as well including the Vince Guaraldi’s Trios Charlie Brown Christmas album. Plus some fan art. I hope you enjoy it. The Beatles White Album, AC/DC’s Back in Black and Metallica’s Black album were done as a joke as I said I’d do something “difficult”. 😉

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