Here is an interview BABYMETAL have done with the website SGcafe before their concert in Singapore. Here is the original link for the interview entitled: Babymetal Live in Singapore 28.12.2013 pre-concert interview [SGCafe Exclusive].
Babymetal Live in Singapore 28.12.2013 pre-concert interview [SGCafe Exclusive]
Japanese heavy metal idol group Babymetal is here in Singapore this weekend for a solo concert (one-man live) — their first solo concert outside of Japan.
SGCafe caught up with the group on the eve of their solo concert here, and we talked to them about their thoughts on meeting Metallica, the two big Babymetal announcements that were made last weekend — a solo concert at Budokan, and their first full album releasing in February next year — as well as what they’re looking forward to in 2014.
Here’s the full transcript of our pre-concert interview with Babymetal.
—Over the past weekend, Babymetal made two announcements concerning Q1 2014.
The first is that, you will be holding a one-man live in March at the Nippon Budokan. This will be a record-breaking performance, as Babymetal will be the youngest female group (average age 14.6) to hold a one-man live at Budokan
When did you first find out about the Nippon Budokan one-man-live, and what were your thoughts when you first heard the news?
Su-Metal: For us, this has always been a goal for Babymetal to aim for, that we hoped to be able to acheve. So even right now we still feel like we can’t quite believe that this is coming true, that we’re going to be holding a one-man live (solo concert) at Budokan.
On a personal level, really this was a dream I’ve had since I was very young. So when I first heard the news, that we could hold a one-man live at Budokan, my heart was just pounding. We’re very excited for it.
—The other big news that was announced over the weekend was that Babymetal will be releasing its first full album on February 26.
Tell us more about what fans can expect in the new release.
Su-Metal: This is going to be our first full album, so it’s going to be a compendium of everything Babymetal has done so far, packed tightly in one release.
We haven’t been told anything about the new songs yet, but we think that the album will be able to express, at the highest level, what the world of Babymetal is about. So please look forward to it.
—How do you feel about finally being able to cut a full album?
Su-Metal: We’re just super happy about it. It’s like, “Finally, it’s the news that we’ve been waiting for for so long!” *laughs*
—Recently you got to meet Metallica, who were in Japan for a promotional stint for the movie Metallica Through the Never.
How was it like meeting these legends, and were there any funny moments you could recall?
Yui-Metal: When we met Metallica, well, at first when we met them before the performance, we felt that they were very friendly and were like normal kind gentlemen. It’s kind of like meeting a relative uncle.
But once they started the performance on stage, their stage presence was just amazing and they were really wild and cool, and the gap between Metallica on and off-stage was incredible and quite surprising for us.
—Tomorrow night (note: this is referring to tonight; the interview was conducted yesterday) you will be holding a solo concert here in Singapore. How are you feeling about that right now?
Moa-metal: This is the third time we’ve been to Singapore, and we’re extremely happy that our third performance here in Singapore is also our first one-man live (Solo concert) overseas, outside of Japan.
Our fans here have been very warm to us at our AFA performances, and we look forward to seeing them at the concert. We think there will also be people who’ve never seen a Babymetal live performance before, so we look forward to having fun with them too.
The key to having a good time at a Babymetal live is to follow along with Moa-Metal and Yui-Metal’s dance and cheers for the songs. So we look forward to having a good time with us!
—Finally, back at the beginning of the year, in an interview with Kawaii Girl Japan, you said that Babymetal’s mission in 2013 is to achieve world domination.
Looking back, you’ve certainly had a great year in 2013, performing not just in Singapore but also in Indonesia. You’ve also had many successful performances in Japan, at times sharing the stage with metal legends like Trivium and Arch Enemy.
What are you looking forward to in 2014?
Su-Metal: Well, first, in March 2014 we have the solo concert in Budokan coming up, so we’re hoping to achieve a successful solo conert there.
And of course, tomorrow (tonight) is our solo concert here in Singapore, so we’d like to make the performance here successful, and hopefully we will be able to return to do another solo concert in the future.
We’ve also received lots of warm messages from our fans overseas in other countries, so next year we really hope to be able to go to more countries, and meet our fans in person.
—Thanks for the interview, and best of luck for solo concert in Singapore!
BABYMETAL video footage from SakuraGaku (about 18 minutes long).
It’s to promote their upcoming gig with Chthonic on Taiwanese tv show SakuraGaku. BABYMETAL’s part starts at 28.40
Source: Babymetal 重音部
This new interview is from Kojacon Report.
Japan’s youngest, and most lovable KAWAII METAL BAND, BABYMETAL held their first overseas solo live in Singapore at the *SCAPE Ground Theater, previously known as the Warehouse on the Saturday, 28th 2013.
The band consist of 3 girls, Su-Metal, Moa-Metal and Yui-Metal, aged 15, 14, and 14 respectively, chosen by the FOX GOD, the god of METAL ROCK to head the metal resistances movement to revive heavy metal music from an industry swarmed with idol music!
Kojacon Report had the chance to have an interview with them during their stay in Singapore. With no further wait, let’s get to know BABYMETAL closer!
K : This is the very first overseas oneman live for BABYMETAL. How do you feel and what do you expect from this live?
Moa-Metal : We’ve experienced performances in overseas before but this time is our first solo live concert so we are really excited about it.
K : BABYMETAL members are young and cute, why do you choose metal genre for your music?
Yui-Metal : BABYMETAL always follow the revelation of Fox God. The Fox God has chosen us as Metal savior to perform the metal songs.
K : This month, Su-Metal celebrated birthday. What did you get from your members?
Su-Metal : I had received presents from the members which made me really happy. But the most special thing was that a lot of fans has celebrated my birthday on the next day for my birthday concert.
K : And for Christmas, what did you do and what did you get for Christmas present?
Moa-Metal : I found some book next to my pillow which I received from Santa! On the christmas day itself I was flying overseas on the plane with members.
K : When you visit Jakarta last time for AFA 2013, what do you think about fans in Jakarta? Do you have any amusing story when you visit Jakarta?
Yui-Metal: There were lot of fans who have studied Japanese and talked to us. I was so touched to see them telling me ‘thank you (arigatou)’ in Japanese.
K : Thing that makes me happy is…
Su-Metal : I love to sing, so music always makes me happy.
Yui-Metal : I love the time when I’m performing live concert and enjoying the concert with the fans!
Moa-Metal : I’m a big anime fan, so I love to watch my favorite anime shows.
K : The movie that makes me cry is…
Su-Metal : I actually never cried watching movies, but recently I watched ‘Metalica through the never’ which was a really amusing movie that I even forgot to blink. My tears came out from not blinking, but I was really shocked and enjoyed the movie.
Yui-Metal : When I watched ‘Toy Story 3′, I really felt that I have to treasure my own toys and cried.
Moa-Metal : I cried the most when I watched ‘Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the fireflies).
K : I want to have superpower like…
Su-Metal : I want to be invisible and go to lots of places to do some mischief.
Yui-Metal : I like mermaids, so I want to have superpower that I can breathe under water.
Moa-Metal : I wish I can be in 2D, so that I can be the character in the anime
Formed in 2010, they debuted with their first music video “Doki☆Doki Morning” on YouTube. It took the world by surprise garnering reactions like “What did I just watch?!!” with their unimaginable combination of HEAVY METAL and KAWAII STYLE. Through word of mouth, the video was viewed over 2 million times on various official YouTube Channels and it spread BABYMETAL’s name to all over the world, such as North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Now, BABYMETAL have released 2 major singles, “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” and “Megitsune” both ranking in the top 10 of the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart. And their music is now gaining momentum with consecutive full house for their solo concerts in Japan, participation in major events like Summer Sonic 2013 and the Anime Festival Asia 2012 and a fast growing fan base!
BABYMETAL’s Metal Resistance has only just begun! Recently BABYMETAL also announced that they will hold a 2-day live concert at Nippon Budokan on 1 March 2014 and 2 March 2014!
Here are 3 BABYMETAL concert bootleg i’ve find while surfing the web aka on Facebook group ✖ BABYMETAL ✖ ☠ ✖ 重音部 ✖, thank Hendra for this nice find!
BABYMETAL at Act Against AIDS (2013/12/01)
JAM METAL Project with SU-METAL – Japan Pop Culture Carnival 2013 in Matsudo (2013/11/04)
1.タッチ -ANIMETAL USA ver.-
2.ゆずれない願い -ANIMETAL USA ver.-
3.CAT’S EYE -ANIMETAL USA ver.-
BABYMETAL live at COUNTDOWN JAPAN 13/14 SUPPORTED BY Windows (2013/12/30)
BABYMETAL “LEGEND “1997” SU-METAL聖誕祭 At Makuhari Messe Event Hall, Chiba, Japan on December 21, 2013 setlist.
01：ヘドバンギャー！！Night of 15 Mix
07：君とアニメが見たい ～Answer for Animation With You
EN2：Catch me if you can