ハフィントンポストほか、ロブ・ゾンビさん関連、海外記事まとめ(翻訳) 



★これまでのロブ・ゾンビさん関連のまとめです。
 たくさんのメディアが取り上げ配信しています。

※翻訳されてある記事は「ハワイとプログレとBABYMETAL」様

★ロブ・ゾンビさんの記事でも
 もあちゃん押しのスタンスは変えない”Loudwire”

[Alternative Press] BABYMETALがヘイターに伝えたいこと

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ハフィントンポストほか、ロブ・ゾンビさん関連、海外記事まとめ(翻訳) 

[Metal Sucks] ロブ・ゾンビがBABYMETALを擁護

[Huffpost Women]
ロブ・ゾンビが少女グループ、BABYMETALをヘイトする荒しをやっつける


ハフィントンポストほか、ロブ・ゾンビさん関連、海外記事まとめ(翻訳) 
[BuzzFeed]
ロブ・ゾンビがオール・ガール・メタル・バンド、
BABYMETALをヘイトする連中をやっつける、それは最高だ


ハフィントンポストほか、ロブ・ゾンビさん関連、海外記事まとめ(翻訳) 
[Stereogum]
ロブ・ゾンビがBABYMETALをディスる気むずかしい連中に返答








ハフィントンポストほか、ロブ・ゾンビさん関連、海外記事まとめ(翻訳) 
[Revelist]
ロブ・ゾンビが、女の子バンド、BABYMETALは本物ではないと考える荒らしを粉砕



Young Guitar: BABYMETAL talk “Metal Resistance” & importance of Kami Band

A new segment of the extensive interview of Young Guitar with BABYMETAL. In this part the girls talk in depth about the new album "Metal Resistance" released worldwide on April 1 but also they highlight the importance of Kami Band. Read the full segment translated below. 

 

BABYMETAL about "Amore", "Sis.Anger", "No Rain, No Rainbow" on Young Guitar

Young Guitar: Regarding your new album "Metal Resistance". First of all, what was your impression when you listened through all the tracks?

Su-Metal: "First of all, I was glad we could release an album after two years, and also this time the difference among the tracks is great... there's lyrics we couldn't sing until now, messages and sounds we can transmit now. I thought this album is packed with both BABYMETAL's present and future."

 

Yuimetal: "This time we challenged several genres, and also we had an English song for the first time. I think this is an extensive album, that could resonate with a wide range of people, from little kids to elderly adults. We could also grow up in some aspects during these two years, and this makes me think, I'd like to do my best to express this during the live performances."

 

Moametal: "I look forward myself to the album's release... and at the same time I think, it's nice that we made it in time for the release date (laugh). When I listened to the album I thought once again - well actually also while I sang it... I thought simply 'how fun... how interesting...'. Song after song we challenged ourselves in our own kind of metal, and doing this we could make several discoveries. I would like everyone to enjoy our growth and our challenges, such things as 'I really like SU-METAL's singing voice', or 'YUIMETAL sang in such way'."

 

Young Guitar: Again in this album, heavy guitar sounds and fast guitar solos are a crucial factor, what kind of effect this part had on your ears?

Su-Metal: "Since the start of BABYMETAL, and especially when we started to perform live together with the Kami Band, I can really feel the guitar sound coming from the in-ear monitors reverberates through me as 'an encouraging music'. When I sing my part, there's a lot of occasions when I rely on the guitar sound to sing the melody, and the live sound I can hear in that moment is really a reassuring presence I can rely on. Before the world tour, I had a strong feeling that we were alone, that we had to create the show alone and just the three of us had to fascinate the audience, but after the Kami Band joined us, they support us with their sound. This backing always turns into a great power. Even in this sense, with the guitar sound the power of the music is really great. I could realize this personally, especially at the live shows."

 

Young Guitar: And that gives birth to that impressive performance. MOAMETAL san, what do you think about it?

Moametal: "Starting such kind of guitar sound, I feel that we wouldn't have been able to be where we are now without the sound of the Kami Band. Obviously, we were also supported by the members of the staff and all our fans. We are a new genre which is a fusion of metal and kawaii, so if I had to say, I'd say the singing contains the kawaii elements, but on the musical side we need to properly express the metal component. Especially things like guitars... the fact that they can move their hands that fast is simply amazing. When I listen to the songs I think, that's totally fast, actually even watching at the rehearsals they move so fast that I think their hands could come off."

 

Young Guitar: Exactly (laugh). And also, you guys can witness this from a closer distance than anyone else.

Moametal: "They really support [i.e. help, save] us, isn't that amazing?"

 

Su-Metal: "Yeah, that's amazing. I don't even know whether they're moving or not (laugh)"

 

Young Guitar: (Laughs!) it's so fast that it looks like they don't move (laugh)

Moametal: "In particular, I think people will be surprised by songs like SU-METAL's solo 'Amore - Aoboshi'. I can enjoy it even just by watching their hands playing guitar (laughs)"

 

Su-Metal: (laughing) "It's really cool."

 

Yuimetal: "Yes. I wish you will look forward to the live show as well."

 

Young Guitar: The melodic speed metal of 'Amore - Aoboshi' is truly packed with high speed phrases straight from the beginning.

Yuimetal: "I've got the same feeling as the other two, as well... when we are at the side of the stage, hearing the sound of the band from the in-ear monitors, and seeing the reaction of the audience, we feel that we really need to do our best as well, it's a great support for us. And also, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL express BABYMETAL's music with their dance and ainote [* interjections during the song], when we can link our dancing in a neat way to the sound from the live band that comes from our in-ear monitors, that's really a good feeling. In particular in 'Road of Resistance' we can experience this sensation... the guitar sound during that moment is the best... well, I also like bass, and the sound of drums as well... (laughs)"

 

Young Guitar: Exactly because it's a song that sprints at full speed with a fast tempo, the moment when you synchronize the sound and dance, you can feel that emotion even more. Well, let me ask about the other songs. When you released your previous work, SU-METAL san often listened to - and sang - for example, Gabrielle Aplin's songs, and you said 'The lyrics are in English, so right now they are a bit vague, but one day I'd like to be able to sing properly in English'. In the 'overseas' edition of your new album you recorded an English version of 'The One', a song that unfolds in a beautiful and majestic way.

 

Su-Metal: "Yes. While we were on tour, we were asked by people from foreign media things like 'don't you sing in English?'. I heard that everyone was waiting for that, and I also thought myself I wanted to be able to better transmit my thoughts, so I am really happy that this time we could record (in the foreign version) a song with full English lyrics. During the live shows, even when the lyrics are in Japanese people study the language and they kindly sing with us, but I think that it would be smoother if it was in English, therefore I'm glad we did a song everyone in the world can sing. Well, actually when I had to record the song in English, at first there was a lot of pressure. The English of everyday conversation is totally different from singing in English. During the recording I was told things such as 'I can't hear this sound well' or 'try and produce the R sound a bit', and I said things like 'what's the 'R' sound!?'. Starting from these points, I was instructed about pronunciation in a rather strict way. Thanks to that, I think I did the best up to now, and from now on I want to increase my pronunciation skills. But most of all, I'm so happy that I could finish a song entirely in English."

 

Young Guitar: It's not just paying attention to the pronunciation, I guess it was also difficult to put your emotions into it, right?

Su-Metal: "That's right. Up to now I had listened to songs in English, but when it came to singing them myself, I didn't know where to put my emotions, and if I pronounced the lyrics like Japanese, it would have ended up like Japanese-English. And this situation didn't turn out well, so the recording was a rather tough game for me."

 

Young Guitar: I see. However, since before this recording, we could see you talked actively in English, at interviews in foreign media.

Su-Metal: "Yes. But I couldn't talk directly to the interviewers, and I could always feel a sense of frustration for not being able to immediately convey my own thoughts. During the tour I came to think, our fans study Japanese for us, and yet we don't try to communicate in English, what should we do...

Therefore from now on I look forward to learning English."

 

Young Guitar: I look forward to the future. Then... YUIMETAL san and MOAMETAL san perform the vocal part of 'Sis. Anger', which is a fierce tune like you didn't have up to now. (note in the original text: it's a fierce melodic black/death metal that reminds of 'The Black Dahlia Murder').

Moametal: "That's right" (laughs)

 

Yuimetal: "I was startled!" (laughs)

 

Young Guitar: Exactly. (laugh) What's more, the lyrics are extreme as well, as if threatening the listener.

Yuimetal: "When I first saw the lyrics, well it's all expressions I don't normally use myself, so I was a bit astonished, but this song... well I think I couldn't have done it without BABYMETAL, and also by performing it on stage I have a feeling that I could meet again a new self. Sound-wise, by challenging black metal the lyrics reflect this violent side, but I feel there's a core and a message in it. When I sang it I could feel a tension down my spine and so I would be glad if this song could give even a bit of motivation to the listeners."

 

Moametal: "Exactly. I was surprised as well when they handed me the lyrics, but at the same time I ended up laughing. As YUIMETAL just said, in those lyrics there's a language I don't normally use, so I was a bit surprised, but exactly because we are BLACK BABYMETAL, I'm happy we could complete it. 'BLACK' BABYMETAL showing a 'black' factor in the words, and challenging 'black' metal... in other words it's like three-tier black."

 

EVERYONE: (Laughs!)

 

Young Guitar: That's good!

Moametal: (laughs) "I think it was really interesting, and it would be nice if this could be transmitted to the listeners as well. Just, I tried not to put excessive emotions in this song, I sang it in a kind of indifferent way, now in this album there's a lot of songs with a strong message, and among them 'Sis. Anger' is a particularly strong song, therefore I recorded it while thinking 'I wish this message could be transmitted, even a little'."

 

Young Guitar: Yeah, that's a song with a strong message... and yet I really wish you two didn't use that kind of language in your everyday life... (laughs)

Su-Metal: (Laughs)

MoaYui: "You don't need to worry about that." (laugh)

 

Young Guitar: And then, what about the song that was performed two years ago at the Budoukan, 'No Rain no Rainbow'? Its sound changed after a long period of maturation, and being a ballad it's again a different challenge than the rest of the songs.

Su-Metal: "Yes, that's right. It's the first ballad so when it comes to the feelings in the lyrics, I thought I really had to express them all one by one. At first I thought it was difficult, but thanks to all the different experiences up to now, I think it was the time for it to take shape. In this song I think especially the guitar solo is beautiful, I genuinely love it."

 

Young Guitar: It's a long solo with a beautiful harmony with twin leads.

Su-Metal: "Yes. I thought, in the songs up to now the sound of guitar had a sort of 'gagaga!' kind of expression but in this song I feel the melody of the guitar is really singable... therefore I try to draw a beautiful way of singing from that form. The lyrics I sing are sad, so I tried to challenge myself and express their beauty."

 

Young Guitar: So rather than the fact that it's a ballad, we can say you took inspiration from that guitar sound.

Su-Metal: "Yes, at first I felt it would be hard because it's a ballad, but then I thought 'I'd like to sing in a beautiful way like that guitar melody' and that gave me a direction, and my worries went away."

 

 

------------

Translation by: Gakushabaka

Scans of BABYMETAL special feature on Young Guitar, click here.

Read: BABYMETAL learning from Metal Music & Overview of activities, click here

Get Young Guitar Magazine, click here - and here


Young Guitar: BABYMETAL talk “Metal Resistance” & importance of Kami Band

A new segment of the extensive interview of Young Guitar with BABYMETAL. In this part the girls talk in depth about the new album "Metal Resistance" released worldwide on April 1 but also they highlight the importance of Kami Band. Read the full segment translated below. 

 

BABYMETAL about "Amore", "Sis.Anger", "No Rain, No Rainbow" on Young Guitar

Young Guitar: Regarding your new album "Metal Resistance". First of all, what was your impression when you listened through all the tracks?

Su-Metal: "First of all, I was glad we could release an album after two years, and also this time the difference among the tracks is great... there's lyrics we couldn't sing until now, messages and sounds we can transmit now. I thought this album is packed with both BABYMETAL's present and future."

 

Yuimetal: "This time we challenged several genres, and also we had an English song for the first time. I think this is an extensive album, that could resonate with a wide range of people, from little kids to elderly adults. We could also grow up in some aspects during these two years, and this makes me think, I'd like to do my best to express this during the live performances."

 

Moametal: "I look forward myself to the album's release... and at the same time I think, it's nice that we made it in time for the release date (laugh). When I listened to the album I thought once again - well actually also while I sang it... I thought simply 'how fun... how interesting...'. Song after song we challenged ourselves in our own kind of metal, and doing this we could make several discoveries. I would like everyone to enjoy our growth and our challenges, such things as 'I really like SU-METAL's singing voice', or 'YUIMETAL sang in such way'."

 

Young Guitar: Again in this album, heavy guitar sounds and fast guitar solos are a crucial factor, what kind of effect this part had on your ears?

Su-Metal: "Since the start of BABYMETAL, and especially when we started to perform live together with the Kami Band, I can really feel the guitar sound coming from the in-ear monitors reverberates through me as 'an encouraging music'. When I sing my part, there's a lot of occasions when I rely on the guitar sound to sing the melody, and the live sound I can hear in that moment is really a reassuring presence I can rely on. Before the world tour, I had a strong feeling that we were alone, that we had to create the show alone and just the three of us had to fascinate the audience, but after the Kami Band joined us, they support us with their sound. This backing always turns into a great power. Even in this sense, with the guitar sound the power of the music is really great. I could realize this personally, especially at the live shows."

 

Young Guitar: And that gives birth to that impressive performance. MOAMETAL san, what do you think about it?

Moametal: "Starting such kind of guitar sound, I feel that we wouldn't have been able to be where we are now without the sound of the Kami Band. Obviously, we were also supported by the members of the staff and all our fans. We are a new genre which is a fusion of metal and kawaii, so if I had to say, I'd say the singing contains the kawaii elements, but on the musical side we need to properly express the metal component. Especially things like guitars... the fact that they can move their hands that fast is simply amazing. When I listen to the songs I think, that's totally fast, actually even watching at the rehearsals they move so fast that I think their hands could come off."

 

Young Guitar: Exactly (laugh). And also, you guys can witness this from a closer distance than anyone else.

Moametal: "They really support [i.e. help, save] us, isn't that amazing?"

 

Su-Metal: "Yeah, that's amazing. I don't even know whether they're moving or not (laugh)"

 

Young Guitar: (Laughs!) it's so fast that it looks like they don't move (laugh)

Moametal: "In particular, I think people will be surprised by songs like SU-METAL's solo 'Amore - Aoboshi'. I can enjoy it even just by watching their hands playing guitar (laughs)"

 

Su-Metal: (laughing) "It's really cool."

 

Yuimetal: "Yes. I wish you will look forward to the live show as well."

 

Young Guitar: The melodic speed metal of 'Amore - Aoboshi' is truly packed with high speed phrases straight from the beginning.

Yuimetal: "I've got the same feeling as the other two, as well... when we are at the side of the stage, hearing the sound of the band from the in-ear monitors, and seeing the reaction of the audience, we feel that we really need to do our best as well, it's a great support for us. And also, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL express BABYMETAL's music with their dance and ainote [* interjections during the song], when we can link our dancing in a neat way to the sound from the live band that comes from our in-ear monitors, that's really a good feeling. In particular in 'Road of Resistance' we can experience this sensation... the guitar sound during that moment is the best... well, I also like bass, and the sound of drums as well... (laughs)"

 

Young Guitar: Exactly because it's a song that sprints at full speed with a fast tempo, the moment when you synchronize the sound and dance, you can feel that emotion even more. Well, let me ask about the other songs. When you released your previous work, SU-METAL san often listened to - and sang - for example, Gabrielle Aplin's songs, and you said 'The lyrics are in English, so right now they are a bit vague, but one day I'd like to be able to sing properly in English'. In the 'overseas' edition of your new album you recorded an English version of 'The One', a song that unfolds in a beautiful and majestic way.

 

Su-Metal: "Yes. While we were on tour, we were asked by people from foreign media things like 'don't you sing in English?'. I heard that everyone was waiting for that, and I also thought myself I wanted to be able to better transmit my thoughts, so I am really happy that this time we could record (in the foreign version) a song with full English lyrics. During the live shows, even when the lyrics are in Japanese people study the language and they kindly sing with us, but I think that it would be smoother if it was in English, therefore I'm glad we did a song everyone in the world can sing. Well, actually when I had to record the song in English, at first there was a lot of pressure. The English of everyday conversation is totally different from singing in English. During the recording I was told things such as 'I can't hear this sound well' or 'try and produce the R sound a bit', and I said things like 'what's the 'R' sound!?'. Starting from these points, I was instructed about pronunciation in a rather strict way. Thanks to that, I think I did the best up to now, and from now on I want to increase my pronunciation skills. But most of all, I'm so happy that I could finish a song entirely in English."

 

Young Guitar: It's not just paying attention to the pronunciation, I guess it was also difficult to put your emotions into it, right?

Su-Metal: "That's right. Up to now I had listened to songs in English, but when it came to singing them myself, I didn't know where to put my emotions, and if I pronounced the lyrics like Japanese, it would have ended up like Japanese-English. And this situation didn't turn out well, so the recording was a rather tough game for me."

 

Young Guitar: I see. However, since before this recording, we could see you talked actively in English, at interviews in foreign media.

Su-Metal: "Yes. But I couldn't talk directly to the interviewers, and I could always feel a sense of frustration for not being able to immediately convey my own thoughts. During the tour I came to think, our fans study Japanese for us, and yet we don't try to communicate in English, what should we do...

Therefore from now on I look forward to learning English."

 

Young Guitar: I look forward to the future. Then... YUIMETAL san and MOAMETAL san perform the vocal part of 'Sis. Anger', which is a fierce tune like you didn't have up to now. (note in the original text: it's a fierce melodic black/death metal that reminds of 'The Black Dahlia Murder').

Moametal: "That's right" (laughs)

 

Yuimetal: "I was startled!" (laughs)

 

Young Guitar: Exactly. (laugh) What's more, the lyrics are extreme as well, as if threatening the listener.

Yuimetal: "When I first saw the lyrics, well it's all expressions I don't normally use myself, so I was a bit astonished, but this song... well I think I couldn't have done it without BABYMETAL, and also by performing it on stage I have a feeling that I could meet again a new self. Sound-wise, by challenging black metal the lyrics reflect this violent side, but I feel there's a core and a message in it. When I sang it I could feel a tension down my spine and so I would be glad if this song could give even a bit of motivation to the listeners."

 

Moametal: "Exactly. I was surprised as well when they handed me the lyrics, but at the same time I ended up laughing. As YUIMETAL just said, in those lyrics there's a language I don't normally use, so I was a bit surprised, but exactly because we are BLACK BABYMETAL, I'm happy we could complete it. 'BLACK' BABYMETAL showing a 'black' factor in the words, and challenging 'black' metal... in other words it's like three-tier black."

 

EVERYONE: (Laughs!)

 

Young Guitar: That's good!

Moametal: (laughs) "I think it was really interesting, and it would be nice if this could be transmitted to the listeners as well. Just, I tried not to put excessive emotions in this song, I sang it in a kind of indifferent way, now in this album there's a lot of songs with a strong message, and among them 'Sis. Anger' is a particularly strong song, therefore I recorded it while thinking 'I wish this message could be transmitted, even a little'."

 

Young Guitar: Yeah, that's a song with a strong message... and yet I really wish you two didn't use that kind of language in your everyday life... (laughs)

Su-Metal: (Laughs)

MoaYui: "You don't need to worry about that." (laugh)

 

Young Guitar: And then, what about the song that was performed two years ago at the Budoukan, 'No Rain no Rainbow'? Its sound changed after a long period of maturation, and being a ballad it's again a different challenge than the rest of the songs.

Su-Metal: "Yes, that's right. It's the first ballad so when it comes to the feelings in the lyrics, I thought I really had to express them all one by one. At first I thought it was difficult, but thanks to all the different experiences up to now, I think it was the time for it to take shape. In this song I think especially the guitar solo is beautiful, I genuinely love it."

 

Young Guitar: It's a long solo with a beautiful harmony with twin leads.

Su-Metal: "Yes. I thought, in the songs up to now the sound of guitar had a sort of 'gagaga!' kind of expression but in this song I feel the melody of the guitar is really singable... therefore I try to draw a beautiful way of singing from that form. The lyrics I sing are sad, so I tried to challenge myself and express their beauty."

 

Young Guitar: So rather than the fact that it's a ballad, we can say you took inspiration from that guitar sound.

Su-Metal: "Yes, at first I felt it would be hard because it's a ballad, but then I thought 'I'd like to sing in a beautiful way like that guitar melody' and that gave me a direction, and my worries went away."

 

 

------------

Translation by: Gakushabaka

Scans of BABYMETAL special feature on Young Guitar, click here.

Read: BABYMETAL learning from Metal Music & Overview of activities, click here

Get Young Guitar Magazine, click here - and here


Young Guitar: BABYMETAL talk “Metal Resistance” & importance of Kami Band

A new segment of the extensive interview of Young Guitar with BABYMETAL. In this part the girls talk in depth about the new album "Metal Resistance" released worldwide on April 1 but also they highlight the importance of Kami Band. Read the full segment translated below. 

 

BABYMETAL about "Amore", "Sis.Anger", "No Rain, No Rainbow" on Young Guitar

Young Guitar: Regarding your new album "Metal Resistance". First of all, what was your impression when you listened through all the tracks?

Su-Metal: "First of all, I was glad we could release an album after two years, and also this time the difference among the tracks is great... there's lyrics we couldn't sing until now, messages and sounds we can transmit now. I thought this album is packed with both BABYMETAL's present and future."

 

Yuimetal: "This time we challenged several genres, and also we had an English song for the first time. I think this is an extensive album, that could resonate with a wide range of people, from little kids to elderly adults. We could also grow up in some aspects during these two years, and this makes me think, I'd like to do my best to express this during the live performances."

 

Moametal: "I look forward myself to the album's release... and at the same time I think, it's nice that we made it in time for the release date (laugh). When I listened to the album I thought once again - well actually also while I sang it... I thought simply 'how fun... how interesting...'. Song after song we challenged ourselves in our own kind of metal, and doing this we could make several discoveries. I would like everyone to enjoy our growth and our challenges, such things as 'I really like SU-METAL's singing voice', or 'YUIMETAL sang in such way'."

 

Young Guitar: Again in this album, heavy guitar sounds and fast guitar solos are a crucial factor, what kind of effect this part had on your ears?

Su-Metal: "Since the start of BABYMETAL, and especially when we started to perform live together with the Kami Band, I can really feel the guitar sound coming from the in-ear monitors reverberates through me as 'an encouraging music'. When I sing my part, there's a lot of occasions when I rely on the guitar sound to sing the melody, and the live sound I can hear in that moment is really a reassuring presence I can rely on. Before the world tour, I had a strong feeling that we were alone, that we had to create the show alone and just the three of us had to fascinate the audience, but after the Kami Band joined us, they support us with their sound. This backing always turns into a great power. Even in this sense, with the guitar sound the power of the music is really great. I could realize this personally, especially at the live shows."

 

Young Guitar: And that gives birth to that impressive performance. MOAMETAL san, what do you think about it?

Moametal: "Starting such kind of guitar sound, I feel that we wouldn't have been able to be where we are now without the sound of the Kami Band. Obviously, we were also supported by the members of the staff and all our fans. We are a new genre which is a fusion of metal and kawaii, so if I had to say, I'd say the singing contains the kawaii elements, but on the musical side we need to properly express the metal component. Especially things like guitars... the fact that they can move their hands that fast is simply amazing. When I listen to the songs I think, that's totally fast, actually even watching at the rehearsals they move so fast that I think their hands could come off."

 

Young Guitar: Exactly (laugh). And also, you guys can witness this from a closer distance than anyone else.

Moametal: "They really support [i.e. help, save] us, isn't that amazing?"

 

Su-Metal: "Yeah, that's amazing. I don't even know whether they're moving or not (laugh)"

 

Young Guitar: (Laughs!) it's so fast that it looks like they don't move (laugh)

Moametal: "In particular, I think people will be surprised by songs like SU-METAL's solo 'Amore - Aoboshi'. I can enjoy it even just by watching their hands playing guitar (laughs)"

 

Su-Metal: (laughing) "It's really cool."

 

Yuimetal: "Yes. I wish you will look forward to the live show as well."

 

Young Guitar: The melodic speed metal of 'Amore - Aoboshi' is truly packed with high speed phrases straight from the beginning.

Yuimetal: "I've got the same feeling as the other two, as well... when we are at the side of the stage, hearing the sound of the band from the in-ear monitors, and seeing the reaction of the audience, we feel that we really need to do our best as well, it's a great support for us. And also, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL express BABYMETAL's music with their dance and ainote [* interjections during the song], when we can link our dancing in a neat way to the sound from the live band that comes from our in-ear monitors, that's really a good feeling. In particular in 'Road of Resistance' we can experience this sensation... the guitar sound during that moment is the best... well, I also like bass, and the sound of drums as well... (laughs)"

 

Young Guitar: Exactly because it's a song that sprints at full speed with a fast tempo, the moment when you synchronize the sound and dance, you can feel that emotion even more. Well, let me ask about the other songs. When you released your previous work, SU-METAL san often listened to - and sang - for example, Gabrielle Aplin's songs, and you said 'The lyrics are in English, so right now they are a bit vague, but one day I'd like to be able to sing properly in English'. In the 'overseas' edition of your new album you recorded an English version of 'The One', a song that unfolds in a beautiful and majestic way.

 

Su-Metal: "Yes. While we were on tour, we were asked by people from foreign media things like 'don't you sing in English?'. I heard that everyone was waiting for that, and I also thought myself I wanted to be able to better transmit my thoughts, so I am really happy that this time we could record (in the foreign version) a song with full English lyrics. During the live shows, even when the lyrics are in Japanese people study the language and they kindly sing with us, but I think that it would be smoother if it was in English, therefore I'm glad we did a song everyone in the world can sing. Well, actually when I had to record the song in English, at first there was a lot of pressure. The English of everyday conversation is totally different from singing in English. During the recording I was told things such as 'I can't hear this sound well' or 'try and produce the R sound a bit', and I said things like 'what's the 'R' sound!?'. Starting from these points, I was instructed about pronunciation in a rather strict way. Thanks to that, I think I did the best up to now, and from now on I want to increase my pronunciation skills. But most of all, I'm so happy that I could finish a song entirely in English."

 

Young Guitar: It's not just paying attention to the pronunciation, I guess it was also difficult to put your emotions into it, right?

Su-Metal: "That's right. Up to now I had listened to songs in English, but when it came to singing them myself, I didn't know where to put my emotions, and if I pronounced the lyrics like Japanese, it would have ended up like Japanese-English. And this situation didn't turn out well, so the recording was a rather tough game for me."

 

Young Guitar: I see. However, since before this recording, we could see you talked actively in English, at interviews in foreign media.

Su-Metal: "Yes. But I couldn't talk directly to the interviewers, and I could always feel a sense of frustration for not being able to immediately convey my own thoughts. During the tour I came to think, our fans study Japanese for us, and yet we don't try to communicate in English, what should we do...

Therefore from now on I look forward to learning English."

 

Young Guitar: I look forward to the future. Then... YUIMETAL san and MOAMETAL san perform the vocal part of 'Sis. Anger', which is a fierce tune like you didn't have up to now. (note in the original text: it's a fierce melodic black/death metal that reminds of 'The Black Dahlia Murder').

Moametal: "That's right" (laughs)

 

Yuimetal: "I was startled!" (laughs)

 

Young Guitar: Exactly. (laugh) What's more, the lyrics are extreme as well, as if threatening the listener.

Yuimetal: "When I first saw the lyrics, well it's all expressions I don't normally use myself, so I was a bit astonished, but this song... well I think I couldn't have done it without BABYMETAL, and also by performing it on stage I have a feeling that I could meet again a new self. Sound-wise, by challenging black metal the lyrics reflect this violent side, but I feel there's a core and a message in it. When I sang it I could feel a tension down my spine and so I would be glad if this song could give even a bit of motivation to the listeners."

 

Moametal: "Exactly. I was surprised as well when they handed me the lyrics, but at the same time I ended up laughing. As YUIMETAL just said, in those lyrics there's a language I don't normally use, so I was a bit surprised, but exactly because we are BLACK BABYMETAL, I'm happy we could complete it. 'BLACK' BABYMETAL showing a 'black' factor in the words, and challenging 'black' metal... in other words it's like three-tier black."

 

EVERYONE: (Laughs!)

 

Young Guitar: That's good!

Moametal: (laughs) "I think it was really interesting, and it would be nice if this could be transmitted to the listeners as well. Just, I tried not to put excessive emotions in this song, I sang it in a kind of indifferent way, now in this album there's a lot of songs with a strong message, and among them 'Sis. Anger' is a particularly strong song, therefore I recorded it while thinking 'I wish this message could be transmitted, even a little'."

 

Young Guitar: Yeah, that's a song with a strong message... and yet I really wish you two didn't use that kind of language in your everyday life... (laughs)

Su-Metal: (Laughs)

MoaYui: "You don't need to worry about that." (laugh)

 

Young Guitar: And then, what about the song that was performed two years ago at the Budoukan, 'No Rain no Rainbow'? Its sound changed after a long period of maturation, and being a ballad it's again a different challenge than the rest of the songs.

Su-Metal: "Yes, that's right. It's the first ballad so when it comes to the feelings in the lyrics, I thought I really had to express them all one by one. At first I thought it was difficult, but thanks to all the different experiences up to now, I think it was the time for it to take shape. In this song I think especially the guitar solo is beautiful, I genuinely love it."

 

Young Guitar: It's a long solo with a beautiful harmony with twin leads.

Su-Metal: "Yes. I thought, in the songs up to now the sound of guitar had a sort of 'gagaga!' kind of expression but in this song I feel the melody of the guitar is really singable... therefore I try to draw a beautiful way of singing from that form. The lyrics I sing are sad, so I tried to challenge myself and express their beauty."

 

Young Guitar: So rather than the fact that it's a ballad, we can say you took inspiration from that guitar sound.

Su-Metal: "Yes, at first I felt it would be hard because it's a ballad, but then I thought 'I'd like to sing in a beautiful way like that guitar melody' and that gave me a direction, and my worries went away."

 

 

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Translation by: Gakushabaka

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Young Guitar: BABYMETAL talk “Metal Resistance” & importance of Kami Band

A new segment of the extensive interview of Young Guitar with BABYMETAL. In this part the girls talk in depth about the new album "Metal Resistance" released worldwide on April 1 but also they highlight the importance of Kami Band. Read the full segment translated below. 

 

BABYMETAL about "Amore", "Sis.Anger", "No Rain, No Rainbow" on Young Guitar

Young Guitar: Regarding your new album "Metal Resistance". First of all, what was your impression when you listened through all the tracks?

Su-Metal: "First of all, I was glad we could release an album after two years, and also this time the difference among the tracks is great... there's lyrics we couldn't sing until now, messages and sounds we can transmit now. I thought this album is packed with both BABYMETAL's present and future."

 

Yuimetal: "This time we challenged several genres, and also we had an English song for the first time. I think this is an extensive album, that could resonate with a wide range of people, from little kids to elderly adults. We could also grow up in some aspects during these two years, and this makes me think, I'd like to do my best to express this during the live performances."

 

Moametal: "I look forward myself to the album's release... and at the same time I think, it's nice that we made it in time for the release date (laugh). When I listened to the album I thought once again - well actually also while I sang it... I thought simply 'how fun... how interesting...'. Song after song we challenged ourselves in our own kind of metal, and doing this we could make several discoveries. I would like everyone to enjoy our growth and our challenges, such things as 'I really like SU-METAL's singing voice', or 'YUIMETAL sang in such way'."

 

Young Guitar: Again in this album, heavy guitar sounds and fast guitar solos are a crucial factor, what kind of effect this part had on your ears?

Su-Metal: "Since the start of BABYMETAL, and especially when we started to perform live together with the Kami Band, I can really feel the guitar sound coming from the in-ear monitors reverberates through me as 'an encouraging music'. When I sing my part, there's a lot of occasions when I rely on the guitar sound to sing the melody, and the live sound I can hear in that moment is really a reassuring presence I can rely on. Before the world tour, I had a strong feeling that we were alone, that we had to create the show alone and just the three of us had to fascinate the audience, but after the Kami Band joined us, they support us with their sound. This backing always turns into a great power. Even in this sense, with the guitar sound the power of the music is really great. I could realize this personally, especially at the live shows."

 

Young Guitar: And that gives birth to that impressive performance. MOAMETAL san, what do you think about it?

Moametal: "Starting such kind of guitar sound, I feel that we wouldn't have been able to be where we are now without the sound of the Kami Band. Obviously, we were also supported by the members of the staff and all our fans. We are a new genre which is a fusion of metal and kawaii, so if I had to say, I'd say the singing contains the kawaii elements, but on the musical side we need to properly express the metal component. Especially things like guitars... the fact that they can move their hands that fast is simply amazing. When I listen to the songs I think, that's totally fast, actually even watching at the rehearsals they move so fast that I think their hands could come off."

 

Young Guitar: Exactly (laugh). And also, you guys can witness this from a closer distance than anyone else.

Moametal: "They really support [i.e. help, save] us, isn't that amazing?"

 

Su-Metal: "Yeah, that's amazing. I don't even know whether they're moving or not (laugh)"

 

Young Guitar: (Laughs!) it's so fast that it looks like they don't move (laugh)

Moametal: "In particular, I think people will be surprised by songs like SU-METAL's solo 'Amore - Aoboshi'. I can enjoy it even just by watching their hands playing guitar (laughs)"

 

Su-Metal: (laughing) "It's really cool."

 

Yuimetal: "Yes. I wish you will look forward to the live show as well."

 

Young Guitar: The melodic speed metal of 'Amore - Aoboshi' is truly packed with high speed phrases straight from the beginning.

Yuimetal: "I've got the same feeling as the other two, as well... when we are at the side of the stage, hearing the sound of the band from the in-ear monitors, and seeing the reaction of the audience, we feel that we really need to do our best as well, it's a great support for us. And also, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL express BABYMETAL's music with their dance and ainote [* interjections during the song], when we can link our dancing in a neat way to the sound from the live band that comes from our in-ear monitors, that's really a good feeling. In particular in 'Road of Resistance' we can experience this sensation... the guitar sound during that moment is the best... well, I also like bass, and the sound of drums as well... (laughs)"

 

Young Guitar: Exactly because it's a song that sprints at full speed with a fast tempo, the moment when you synchronize the sound and dance, you can feel that emotion even more. Well, let me ask about the other songs. When you released your previous work, SU-METAL san often listened to - and sang - for example, Gabrielle Aplin's songs, and you said 'The lyrics are in English, so right now they are a bit vague, but one day I'd like to be able to sing properly in English'. In the 'overseas' edition of your new album you recorded an English version of 'The One', a song that unfolds in a beautiful and majestic way.

 

Su-Metal: "Yes. While we were on tour, we were asked by people from foreign media things like 'don't you sing in English?'. I heard that everyone was waiting for that, and I also thought myself I wanted to be able to better transmit my thoughts, so I am really happy that this time we could record (in the foreign version) a song with full English lyrics. During the live shows, even when the lyrics are in Japanese people study the language and they kindly sing with us, but I think that it would be smoother if it was in English, therefore I'm glad we did a song everyone in the world can sing. Well, actually when I had to record the song in English, at first there was a lot of pressure. The English of everyday conversation is totally different from singing in English. During the recording I was told things such as 'I can't hear this sound well' or 'try and produce the R sound a bit', and I said things like 'what's the 'R' sound!?'. Starting from these points, I was instructed about pronunciation in a rather strict way. Thanks to that, I think I did the best up to now, and from now on I want to increase my pronunciation skills. But most of all, I'm so happy that I could finish a song entirely in English."

 

Young Guitar: It's not just paying attention to the pronunciation, I guess it was also difficult to put your emotions into it, right?

Su-Metal: "That's right. Up to now I had listened to songs in English, but when it came to singing them myself, I didn't know where to put my emotions, and if I pronounced the lyrics like Japanese, it would have ended up like Japanese-English. And this situation didn't turn out well, so the recording was a rather tough game for me."

 

Young Guitar: I see. However, since before this recording, we could see you talked actively in English, at interviews in foreign media.

Su-Metal: "Yes. But I couldn't talk directly to the interviewers, and I could always feel a sense of frustration for not being able to immediately convey my own thoughts. During the tour I came to think, our fans study Japanese for us, and yet we don't try to communicate in English, what should we do...

Therefore from now on I look forward to learning English."

 

Young Guitar: I look forward to the future. Then... YUIMETAL san and MOAMETAL san perform the vocal part of 'Sis. Anger', which is a fierce tune like you didn't have up to now. (note in the original text: it's a fierce melodic black/death metal that reminds of 'The Black Dahlia Murder').

Moametal: "That's right" (laughs)

 

Yuimetal: "I was startled!" (laughs)

 

Young Guitar: Exactly. (laugh) What's more, the lyrics are extreme as well, as if threatening the listener.

Yuimetal: "When I first saw the lyrics, well it's all expressions I don't normally use myself, so I was a bit astonished, but this song... well I think I couldn't have done it without BABYMETAL, and also by performing it on stage I have a feeling that I could meet again a new self. Sound-wise, by challenging black metal the lyrics reflect this violent side, but I feel there's a core and a message in it. When I sang it I could feel a tension down my spine and so I would be glad if this song could give even a bit of motivation to the listeners."

 

Moametal: "Exactly. I was surprised as well when they handed me the lyrics, but at the same time I ended up laughing. As YUIMETAL just said, in those lyrics there's a language I don't normally use, so I was a bit surprised, but exactly because we are BLACK BABYMETAL, I'm happy we could complete it. 'BLACK' BABYMETAL showing a 'black' factor in the words, and challenging 'black' metal... in other words it's like three-tier black."

 

EVERYONE: (Laughs!)

 

Young Guitar: That's good!

Moametal: (laughs) "I think it was really interesting, and it would be nice if this could be transmitted to the listeners as well. Just, I tried not to put excessive emotions in this song, I sang it in a kind of indifferent way, now in this album there's a lot of songs with a strong message, and among them 'Sis. Anger' is a particularly strong song, therefore I recorded it while thinking 'I wish this message could be transmitted, even a little'."

 

Young Guitar: Yeah, that's a song with a strong message... and yet I really wish you two didn't use that kind of language in your everyday life... (laughs)

Su-Metal: (Laughs)

MoaYui: "You don't need to worry about that." (laugh)

 

Young Guitar: And then, what about the song that was performed two years ago at the Budoukan, 'No Rain no Rainbow'? Its sound changed after a long period of maturation, and being a ballad it's again a different challenge than the rest of the songs.

Su-Metal: "Yes, that's right. It's the first ballad so when it comes to the feelings in the lyrics, I thought I really had to express them all one by one. At first I thought it was difficult, but thanks to all the different experiences up to now, I think it was the time for it to take shape. In this song I think especially the guitar solo is beautiful, I genuinely love it."

 

Young Guitar: It's a long solo with a beautiful harmony with twin leads.

Su-Metal: "Yes. I thought, in the songs up to now the sound of guitar had a sort of 'gagaga!' kind of expression but in this song I feel the melody of the guitar is really singable... therefore I try to draw a beautiful way of singing from that form. The lyrics I sing are sad, so I tried to challenge myself and express their beauty."

 

Young Guitar: So rather than the fact that it's a ballad, we can say you took inspiration from that guitar sound.

Su-Metal: "Yes, at first I felt it would be hard because it's a ballad, but then I thought 'I'd like to sing in a beautiful way like that guitar melody' and that gave me a direction, and my worries went away."

 

 

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Translation by: Gakushabaka

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BABYMETAL on Noisey talk “the organic process of recording”  Metal Resistance

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Noisey during their visit to New York City back in April, in a very interesting interview the girls, Su-Metal gives more details about the process of recording the second studio album "Metal Resistance". Read more about this and many other topics below. 

 

Once you step into Babymetal’s world, you realize how surreal it all is. Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal sat across from me, their metallic silver and black stagewear shining and their bright, curious eyes lined with kohl. Their small frames were perched on the edge of a big red couch, with hands folded primly and blood-red tu-tus bunched elegantly around them. After introductions were made and their translator was settled, I started down my list of approved questions. I’d been required to send them in beforehand, ostensibly to make the translator’s job easier (though I was told that I’d need to cut a couple background questions; Babymetal does not break character, ever). Normally I’d never do such a thing, but the language barrier made this a special case, and I was so curious about how the interview itself would go that I was willing to make some concessions. As we spoke, the girls were sweet, earnest, and very attentive; three little faces focused intently on mine as I asked each question, and once they’d decided amongst themselves which one would tackle it, an answer would be formulated and delivered via their translator.

 

Noisey: How did you first get involved in Babymetal? What about the idea behind the band interested you? What made you think, 'I want to be part of this?'

It probably doesn't really answer your question the way that you would like it to, but Moametal says that they were chosen to be Babymetal by the Fox God. The Fox God is who governs Babymetal and the one who gives them all the revelations of what they do. And so they were the special chosen ones, and their role is to make everything that the Fox God tells them or dictates should actually happen.

 

OK, fair enough. So, since you are in Babymetal now, and you've been in the metal world for a few years... what has been the most interesting thing you've learned about metalheads and the metal world?

Yuimetal says that when she was first introduced to metal, everything was super new for her, but the biggest thing that she's learned from metal is that through music you can connect to a whole bunch of different people from a whole bunch of different places and it's borderless. It's expansive. The outreach is so far. But because of that, she wants to continue to learn more about metal because she feels that through metal she was given the opportunity to discover so many things that she never thought she would have any relation to, but now she's exposed to so many new things. She also hopes that with what they're doing as Babymetal, they can also give this opportunity to other people just like them to discover things that they never thought they would be interested in. From metal, they learned that.

 

I think a lot of us feel like that. So one thing about your new album that found interesting is that, for the first time, you have a song in English, "The One." What was it like to sing in this new language?

So Su-metal says that the one of the reasons behind why they wanted to sing a song in English is because they wanted to really reach out to fans across the world, because the lyrics of "The One" is all about uniting everyone, bringing everybody together through their music. The other thing is also that they always want to try and challenge themselves with something new. She says the recording for this was very difficult; it was very hard to really get all of the pronunciations spot on so it wasn't easy. But every time she thinks back to the fact that the fans abroad, outside of Japan, they come to their shows and they're singing along in Japanese. Which means everybody's studying it. So when she thinks about that, it gives her the motivation to really try hard, to make sure she can really execute the English song. Looking at the response right now, it looks like it's not so bad.

 

So what's it like when you're in the studio? Are you there for the whole time, giving lots of input, or do you mostly decide to focus on your vocals and the lyrics?

They actually found out they were releasing a new album after their concert at Yokohama Arena at the end of last year, December. That was when it was revealed unto them that a new album was coming out, at the end of their show. So that was the first time they found out at all, like, "Wow, will we have time? It's gonna be released on April 1, that's not a lot of time for an album." So they were a bit nervous, they didn't know what to expect. But then they listened to the new songs and they were brought in to work on the album together, to get the melodies done and when they listened to it, Yuimetal thought that the songs are really great, so people would be able to really have fun with this music. The thing that she took from it all the most was how we have more Babymetal songs to put out there. So it was a very fun experience for them to record this new album.

 

What was the toughest song to record? I know you said "The One" was vocally challenging, but were there any other ones that were really tough to nail?

So for Su-metal, she says the most difficult song to record must have been "Tales of the Destinies," because the tempo is not a fixed four beat, eight beat, it's like a half or quarter beat. So there's no fixed tempo throughout the song. So it was really hard, even though you have the click to rely on, there's no right or wrong. It's all about just trying to grasp the feeling of the song, so recording it was really tough, but she was really worried or thinking about "How are we going to do this live?" Looking forward to doing it one day, but it's not going to be an easy task for them.

 

Did you learn anything new in the studio this time around?

For Su-metal, what she realized through the recording process is that the song is kind of a living thing, because it's always constantly evolving or changing. Today you'd go in and sing it this way, and then suddenly tomorrow you realize it's better this way. It feels almost like it's all very organic. So it's not just technical and that's what she learned from the recording process, that it's a very organic type of process where things are constantly moving or changing dependent on the day, dependent on how the song is growing as they are singing it.

 

You mentioned before that with "The One,” you wanted to be able to sing along with your American fans, and I'm wondering what are the biggest differences you've seen between your fans here and fans back home in Japan?

Moametal says that it's really weird, sometimes, when they come over here. All the fans, although they are singing mainly in Japanese, are singing along. You're singing along with Su-metal which doesn't happen in Japan. In Japan, the fans are singing along to Yuimetal and Moametal for their parts. So that's a big difference that they notice. But regardless of that, it doesn't matter where they are, the concerts are always fun because the crowd is always amazing. Every experience is just amazing and wonderful for them.

 

Well, Americans are used to focusing on one lead singer, as opposed to the whole group—which seems to be more common in Japanese pop. Do you think that's why we focus more on Su-metal?

They don't know about this difference in culture over here! But yeah, it might be a possibility. [The girls, wide-eyed, chatter amongst themselves, looking amazed by this idea].

 

So you guys are a pretty controversial band, in that a lot of people really love you ,and some just don't get it. Are you more worried about winning over the people that don't like Babymetal, or are you more interested in focusing on the fans that already support you and love what you're doing?

For Su-metal, she feels that people are free to think whatever they think. So yes, they are very aware that there are people that do not agree with what they do or do not think that what they do is metal, but she says that it's fine, they can think whatever they want to think because she also has the freedom to think what she wants to think. But at the same time, she feels it's very important to have these people around because it's also a learning process, it also tells them that there are these people and they have this perception of your music and that's also important. You don't need to have everybody love what you do. So you're definitely not looking out, trying to convert everyone into a Babymetal fan or supporter because for them, every one person who is interested in Babymetal's music is enough. There's no need to force someone to listen to their music..

 

Why do you think some metalheads are so afraid of you?

Su-metal says that this is the exact same reaction that they had towards metal. For them, when they first heard metal they were likem "Oh my God, what is this?" It was scary, dark, loud, just something that was alien to them. And that's probably the same perception that metal fans have towards Babymetal: it is alien to them. No metal band is dancing on stage to metal music, no metal band is wearing what they wear on stage, no metal band is making music like Babymetal. So it's the exact same effect that they have because they're just something new and something so different that, yeah, it's unique. It's like how metal was to them when they had no idea what metal was. It's just a normal reaction.

 

Speaking of how you dress, how important is that visual aspect to what you're doing?

It's very important. Yuimetal says that they have a very specific look, a very specific theme behind their visual presentation. Also with their costumes, as you can see, the black and the red represent what they are which is a fusion of cute and pretty with something that's heavy and hard like metal. So black is that and red is the representation of something that's more feminine which expresses who they are as a group. So visual is as important for them for sending out their messages as Babymetal.

 

It's a very heavy metal warrior-meets-Gothic Lolita kind of look. Do you have a lot of input in what you wear?

So yes, they definitely do talk among themselves about what type of costumes they would like to wear in the future. As for this time, their costumes are more black now than red because it's a representation of them maturing, going into adulthood or getting there, I guess, because there's still a bit more. So that's also part of Babymetal that they want people to look at how they've grown from the past album, from the past two years, they were touring and they learned so much. And they've grown in so many different aspects, including the visual presentation of Babymetal.

 

So you have toured and met a million cool people over the last few years: Lady Gaga, Metallica... who do you really want to meet next?

[Girls, together] Iron Maiden!

 

I just saw them.

Where?

 

Madison Square Garden.

[Girls, together]: AHHHHHHHHHH! [They lose their shit.] Oh no, we missed them!

 

They're on tour for a long time, you might catch them somewhere else!

Yeah, they're going to Japan so maybe they'll see them in Japan. So going back to Yuimetal's answer, she said that they met so many people from Metallica to Lady Gaga, as you mentioned. They get to speak with them, take pictures with them, hang out with them backstage. So that was all amazing. But she has to say her best moment was when she met Ariana Grande. She's been a fan of Ariana Grande forever and to meet her in the flesh, not through a TV screen, not through her computer screen, it was just amazing. She says that she was so shocked when she found out that Ariana Grande knew of the existence of Babymetal. She says she'll never ever forget that moment. As for who they want to meet, they just said yeah, Iron Maiden.

 

That's a perfect mix. So speaking of how you love Ariana so much and how you look up to her, do you see yourselves as role models for girls and for younger people that want to get into metal?

So Moametal says that right now when they are performing, they see a lot of younger kids coming to their show, people who are younger than them, and that's really really great. Moametal says that when they were first introduced to metal, they didn't know anything about metal. But now they're in this scene along with a lot of other metal bands, being recognized, being able to learn, being exposed to so many different types of music thanks to that first introduction to metal. They do hope, definitely, to introduce younger people or people their age to metal because they know how fun it can be. So definitely it's something that's important for them, to be in this position, to be able to influence some kids to learn about metal.

 

Was it weird for you as young women to come into this culture which is still a very male-dominated space? Was that a strange thing to get used to?

The first time they played at a festival was at Sonisphere in the UK, and that was the first time they were standing in front of 60,000 people and, of course, the crowd was a majority of them... a majority of festival goers are still male. As you say, it's a male dominated demographic. So at first it's like, "These people, what will they do when we get on stage." So it was pretty nerve-wracking at that time because they didn't know what to expect. But at the same time, she's like, yeah, but there's not a lot of bands with three girls on stage, dancing and singing. So people are going to remember us. So at the same time, she feels like they're blessed to be Babymetal in this scene right now because it's hard to forget them, whether you like them or not.

 

 

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Intervew by: Kim Kelly of Noisey. 


BABYMETAL on Noisey talk “the organic process of recording”  Metal Resistance

BABYMETAL was interviewed by Noisey during their visit to New York City back in April, in a very interesting interview the girls, Su-Metal gives more details about the process of recording the second studio album "Metal Resistance". Read more about this and many other topics below. 

 

Once you step into Babymetal’s world, you realize how surreal it all is. Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal sat across from me, their metallic silver and black stagewear shining and their bright, curious eyes lined with kohl. Their small frames were perched on the edge of a big red couch, with hands folded primly and blood-red tu-tus bunched elegantly around them. After introductions were made and their translator was settled, I started down my list of approved questions. I’d been required to send them in beforehand, ostensibly to make the translator’s job easier (though I was told that I’d need to cut a couple background questions; Babymetal does not break character, ever). Normally I’d never do such a thing, but the language barrier made this a special case, and I was so curious about how the interview itself would go that I was willing to make some concessions. As we spoke, the girls were sweet, earnest, and very attentive; three little faces focused intently on mine as I asked each question, and once they’d decided amongst themselves which one would tackle it, an answer would be formulated and delivered via their translator.

 

Noisey: How did you first get involved in Babymetal? What about the idea behind the band interested you? What made you think, 'I want to be part of this?'

It probably doesn't really answer your question the way that you would like it to, but Moametal says that they were chosen to be Babymetal by the Fox God. The Fox God is who governs Babymetal and the one who gives them all the revelations of what they do. And so they were the special chosen ones, and their role is to make everything that the Fox God tells them or dictates should actually happen.

 

OK, fair enough. So, since you are in Babymetal now, and you've been in the metal world for a few years... what has been the most interesting thing you've learned about metalheads and the metal world?

Yuimetal says that when she was first introduced to metal, everything was super new for her, but the biggest thing that she's learned from metal is that through music you can connect to a whole bunch of different people from a whole bunch of different places and it's borderless. It's expansive. The outreach is so far. But because of that, she wants to continue to learn more about metal because she feels that through metal she was given the opportunity to discover so many things that she never thought she would have any relation to, but now she's exposed to so many new things. She also hopes that with what they're doing as Babymetal, they can also give this opportunity to other people just like them to discover things that they never thought they would be interested in. From metal, they learned that.

 

I think a lot of us feel like that. So one thing about your new album that found interesting is that, for the first time, you have a song in English, "The One." What was it like to sing in this new language?

So Su-metal says that the one of the reasons behind why they wanted to sing a song in English is because they wanted to really reach out to fans across the world, because the lyrics of "The One" is all about uniting everyone, bringing everybody together through their music. The other thing is also that they always want to try and challenge themselves with something new. She says the recording for this was very difficult; it was very hard to really get all of the pronunciations spot on so it wasn't easy. But every time she thinks back to the fact that the fans abroad, outside of Japan, they come to their shows and they're singing along in Japanese. Which means everybody's studying it. So when she thinks about that, it gives her the motivation to really try hard, to make sure she can really execute the English song. Looking at the response right now, it looks like it's not so bad.

 

So what's it like when you're in the studio? Are you there for the whole time, giving lots of input, or do you mostly decide to focus on your vocals and the lyrics?

They actually found out they were releasing a new album after their concert at Yokohama Arena at the end of last year, December. That was when it was revealed unto them that a new album was coming out, at the end of their show. So that was the first time they found out at all, like, "Wow, will we have time? It's gonna be released on April 1, that's not a lot of time for an album." So they were a bit nervous, they didn't know what to expect. But then they listened to the new songs and they were brought in to work on the album together, to get the melodies done and when they listened to it, Yuimetal thought that the songs are really great, so people would be able to really have fun with this music. The thing that she took from it all the most was how we have more Babymetal songs to put out there. So it was a very fun experience for them to record this new album.

 

What was the toughest song to record? I know you said "The One" was vocally challenging, but were there any other ones that were really tough to nail?

So for Su-metal, she says the most difficult song to record must have been "Tales of the Destinies," because the tempo is not a fixed four beat, eight beat, it's like a half or quarter beat. So there's no fixed tempo throughout the song. So it was really hard, even though you have the click to rely on, there's no right or wrong. It's all about just trying to grasp the feeling of the song, so recording it was really tough, but she was really worried or thinking about "How are we going to do this live?" Looking forward to doing it one day, but it's not going to be an easy task for them.

 

Did you learn anything new in the studio this time around?

For Su-metal, what she realized through the recording process is that the song is kind of a living thing, because it's always constantly evolving or changing. Today you'd go in and sing it this way, and then suddenly tomorrow you realize it's better this way. It feels almost like it's all very organic. So it's not just technical and that's what she learned from the recording process, that it's a very organic type of process where things are constantly moving or changing dependent on the day, dependent on how the song is growing as they are singing it.

 

You mentioned before that with "The One,” you wanted to be able to sing along with your American fans, and I'm wondering what are the biggest differences you've seen between your fans here and fans back home in Japan?

Moametal says that it's really weird, sometimes, when they come over here. All the fans, although they are singing mainly in Japanese, are singing along. You're singing along with Su-metal which doesn't happen in Japan. In Japan, the fans are singing along to Yuimetal and Moametal for their parts. So that's a big difference that they notice. But regardless of that, it doesn't matter where they are, the concerts are always fun because the crowd is always amazing. Every experience is just amazing and wonderful for them.

 

Well, Americans are used to focusing on one lead singer, as opposed to the whole group—which seems to be more common in Japanese pop. Do you think that's why we focus more on Su-metal?

They don't know about this difference in culture over here! But yeah, it might be a possibility. [The girls, wide-eyed, chatter amongst themselves, looking amazed by this idea].

 

So you guys are a pretty controversial band, in that a lot of people really love you ,and some just don't get it. Are you more worried about winning over the people that don't like Babymetal, or are you more interested in focusing on the fans that already support you and love what you're doing?

For Su-metal, she feels that people are free to think whatever they think. So yes, they are very aware that there are people that do not agree with what they do or do not think that what they do is metal, but she says that it's fine, they can think whatever they want to think because she also has the freedom to think what she wants to think. But at the same time, she feels it's very important to have these people around because it's also a learning process, it also tells them that there are these people and they have this perception of your music and that's also important. You don't need to have everybody love what you do. So you're definitely not looking out, trying to convert everyone into a Babymetal fan or supporter because for them, every one person who is interested in Babymetal's music is enough. There's no need to force someone to listen to their music..

 

Why do you think some metalheads are so afraid of you?

Su-metal says that this is the exact same reaction that they had towards metal. For them, when they first heard metal they were likem "Oh my God, what is this?" It was scary, dark, loud, just something that was alien to them. And that's probably the same perception that metal fans have towards Babymetal: it is alien to them. No metal band is dancing on stage to metal music, no metal band is wearing what they wear on stage, no metal band is making music like Babymetal. So it's the exact same effect that they have because they're just something new and something so different that, yeah, it's unique. It's like how metal was to them when they had no idea what metal was. It's just a normal reaction.

 

Speaking of how you dress, how important is that visual aspect to what you're doing?

It's very important. Yuimetal says that they have a very specific look, a very specific theme behind their visual presentation. Also with their costumes, as you can see, the black and the red represent what they are which is a fusion of cute and pretty with something that's heavy and hard like metal. So black is that and red is the representation of something that's more feminine which expresses who they are as a group. So visual is as important for them for sending out their messages as Babymetal.

 

It's a very heavy metal warrior-meets-Gothic Lolita kind of look. Do you have a lot of input in what you wear?

So yes, they definitely do talk among themselves about what type of costumes they would like to wear in the future. As for this time, their costumes are more black now than red because it's a representation of them maturing, going into adulthood or getting there, I guess, because there's still a bit more. So that's also part of Babymetal that they want people to look at how they've grown from the past album, from the past two years, they were touring and they learned so much. And they've grown in so many different aspects, including the visual presentation of Babymetal.

 

So you have toured and met a million cool people over the last few years: Lady Gaga, Metallica... who do you really want to meet next?

[Girls, together] Iron Maiden!

 

I just saw them.

Where?

 

Madison Square Garden.

[Girls, together]: AHHHHHHHHHH! [They lose their shit.] Oh no, we missed them!

 

They're on tour for a long time, you might catch them somewhere else!

Yeah, they're going to Japan so maybe they'll see them in Japan. So going back to Yuimetal's answer, she said that they met so many people from Metallica to Lady Gaga, as you mentioned. They get to speak with them, take pictures with them, hang out with them backstage. So that was all amazing. But she has to say her best moment was when she met Ariana Grande. She's been a fan of Ariana Grande forever and to meet her in the flesh, not through a TV screen, not through her computer screen, it was just amazing. She says that she was so shocked when she found out that Ariana Grande knew of the existence of Babymetal. She says she'll never ever forget that moment. As for who they want to meet, they just said yeah, Iron Maiden.

 

That's a perfect mix. So speaking of how you love Ariana so much and how you look up to her, do you see yourselves as role models for girls and for younger people that want to get into metal?

So Moametal says that right now when they are performing, they see a lot of younger kids coming to their show, people who are younger than them, and that's really really great. Moametal says that when they were first introduced to metal, they didn't know anything about metal. But now they're in this scene along with a lot of other metal bands, being recognized, being able to learn, being exposed to so many different types of music thanks to that first introduction to metal. They do hope, definitely, to introduce younger people or people their age to metal because they know how fun it can be. So definitely it's something that's important for them, to be in this position, to be able to influence some kids to learn about metal.

 

Was it weird for you as young women to come into this culture which is still a very male-dominated space? Was that a strange thing to get used to?

The first time they played at a festival was at Sonisphere in the UK, and that was the first time they were standing in front of 60,000 people and, of course, the crowd was a majority of them... a majority of festival goers are still male. As you say, it's a male dominated demographic. So at first it's like, "These people, what will they do when we get on stage." So it was pretty nerve-wracking at that time because they didn't know what to expect. But at the same time, she's like, yeah, but there's not a lot of bands with three girls on stage, dancing and singing. So people are going to remember us. So at the same time, she feels like they're blessed to be Babymetal in this scene right now because it's hard to forget them, whether you like them or not.

 

 

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Intervew by: Kim Kelly of Noisey. 


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