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BABYMETAL: 'Metal Resistance' To Be Released April 1st; Additional US Tour Dates Added
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BABYMETAL — 2015's breakout all-girl-fronted Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop hybrid group–announced additional U.S. tour dates for their upcoming “Babymetal World Tour 2016” which now includes stops in Boston, MA (5/4), Seattle, WA (7/12), San ...

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Holy fucking shit Babymetal are playing Boston’s House of Blues in May – Vanyaland

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Holy fucking shit Babymetal are playing Boston's House of Blues in May
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A few weeks ago, Japanese pop-cult sensation Babymetal announced a handful of North American tour dates, but Boston was unexpectedly shut out. We thought maybe they'd be named to Boston Calling Music Festival, given the May itinerary, but it turned …
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Natalie report ‘Rakugo’

 

Whoa! Hey! Ooga breaks out in Ooga fashion in the Sakura Gakuin ‘Lesson on Rakugo’.

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2016 January 22

Ooga Saki breaks up the crowd with her unique ‘Ariyo! Ariyo!’

Sakura Gakuin put on a ‘Lesson on Rakugo’ open class event at the Hamagin hall Bimare on January 17th.

    The ‘Lesson on Rakugo’ began with the entrance of the Rakugo artist Tatekawa Shirano who is a Rakugo performer who was awarded with the National performers outstanding performance award for 2015 and who is a 2nd removed student of the renowned Rakugo master, Tatekawa Danshi. After watching the performance by Tatekawa Shirano the students were asked to perform a short version of ancient Rakugo that had been prepared by him.

Natalie report ‘Rakugo’

    In the first hour the Sakura Gakuin students of Ooga Saki, Yamaide Aiko, Hidaka Marin and Yoshida Soyoka were featured. As soon as Tatekawa Shirano made his way on to the stage he said to the homeroom teacher Mori Hayashi who had appeared in the previous day’s open class event, ‘Rhythmic gymnastics lesson’ and who had spoken only about women university students, ‘I am so sorry that I am not a woman university student’! Mori answered, ‘OK, so I will go and change into leotards!’ which caused the audience to erupt into laughter. Following this little episode, Tatekawa Shirano performed an ancient Rakugo story known as ‘Tsuru’ to serve as a sample representative of what Rakugo is. Yamaide was amazed saying, ‘even though there are no visual props it was like the scenery of the story appeared in front of my eyes’. Replying to this Shirano said, ‘That is not the work of the Rakugo storyteller but rather the result of the imaginations of those listening’. The fact that you responded like this to the story shows that all of you have rich imaginative powers.

Natalie report ‘Rakugo’

    After this the 4 girls put on pink or red Haori jackets and tried their hand at performing Rakugo. The 2 elementary school girls, Hidaka and Yoshida performed ‘Tsuru’ which was met with a warm round of applause from the Fukei who were impressed with their earnest attempts. The Jr. High members, Ooga and Yamaide performed the story, ‘Hantaiguruma’ <The Rickshaw>. Ooga put on a performance filled with originality including her unique and original call back verse of ‘Ariyo’, ‘Ariyo!’ to which Shirano proclaimed, ‘That was outstandingly interesting. It is very rare to get so much laughter out of this story! From here on out this story is all yours!’.

 

Natalie report ‘Rakugo’

   In the second hour which was attended by Isono Rinon, Okada Megumi, Kurosawa Mirena and Aso Maaya the two stories of ‘Tsuru’ and ‘Oyako Zake’ <Parent/child sake> were used. In her performance of ‘Tsuru’ Okada counted the cranes <Tsuru> as ‘1, 2, …’ using the counting words usually used only for people and interjected her own comic phrase of ‘Megu knows, Megu knows’ that is so familiar to the Fukei causing them to laugh in a soft and knowing manner. Aso who also performed ‘Tsuru’ replaced the main character with herself and did her story with a cute smile on her face. It was assumed that the story ‘Oyako Zake’ <Parent/child sake> would be a very difficult topic for Isono and Kurosawa since they obviously have never experienced being drunk. However, they both skillfully acted as if they were actually drunk astounding both the Fukei and Shirano. Apparently Shirano researched about Sakura Gakuin and he said that he particularly liked the graduate student Horiuchi and even used her name in ”Oyako Zake’ <Parent/child sake> when he performed it as a sample. Picking up on this, Isono included a imitation of Horiuchi in her storytelling performance much to the delight of the Fukei.

 

Natalie report ‘Rakugo’

    The third hour was attended by the 3 members of Kurashima Sara, Okazaki Momoko and Fujihira Kano. First the 3 girls watched a performance of ‘Tsubozan’ by Shirano. Following this they each did performance of the same story, ‘Tsuru’. Finishing her performance, Kurashima said with a smiling face, ‘It was surprisingly enjoyable. The Zabuton <cushion> is God, isn’t it? That feeling of sinking into it gives on a feeling of security and relief’. Okazaki agreed saying, ‘It is God. The words just kind of descend into one’. As with the first hour, the third hour members also performed the story ‘Hantaiguruma’. With a look of absolute confidence on her face Fujihira proceeded with her performance while spreading an air of confusion throughout the hall with her addition of a mysterious ‘Zaaaa’ vocalization. When she was asked what the strange that she was making was all about after she finished, Fujihira gave an totally out of the ballpark answer of ‘I was moving over the ocean!’ sending the Fukei into laughter. In conclusion Kurashima skillfully gave a performance of ‘Hantaiguruma’ that faithfully reproduced the sample performance of Shirano. The Fukei awarded Kurashima with a hearty round of applause for her performance that was so fitting for the girl who will be in her final year at Sakura Gakuin from this April. This however turned out not to be the final act as on the urging of Shirano it was decided that Mori-sensei would also perform ‘Hantaiguruma’. He brought the show to a conclusion borrowing heavily from Ooga’s performance and sweating a bit under the pressure as he did. Following the conclusion of the third hour Mori and Shirano held a after show talk which kept the Fukei laughing right up until the final curtain came down on the day’s open lesson.

 

Natalie report ‘Rakugo’

 

Natalie report ‘Rakugo’

Metal Resistance offers exclusive for non-Japanese fans.

Babymetal had an announcement for non-Japanese fans in the Jan 2016 issue of Kerrang Magazine. To recognize their non-Japanese fans, an exclusive track will appear on the new album ‘Metal Resistance’.

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Kerrang Magazine Jan 23, 2016 edition.

While not much about this is mentioned, the new album recently announced ‘Metal Resistance’ is going to release the album in multiple regions including EU/US. We believe this could mean an English language track of some sort. Possibly a rerelease of a debut album hit? or maybe a new hard hitting intro song like Babymetal Death? Leave a comment what you think it may be.

Babymetal’s 2nd album ‘Metal Resistance’ is due out on Fox Day, April 1, 2016 with the next world tour to follow.

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BABYMETAL Announce New Album Metal Resistance For April 2016 Release – mxdwn.com

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BABYMETAL Announce New Album Metal Resistance For April 2016 Release
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Japanese pop girl band, BABYMETAL, has announced the release date, April 1, 2016, of their second studio album, Metal Resistance, and a supporting world tour that will kick off April 2, 2016 at SSE Arena Wembley London. The album will be released via …
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Babymetal: a resistência do metal em novo álbum que sai em abril – Whiplash.Net Rock e Heavy Metal

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Babymetal: a resistência do metal em novo álbum que sai em abril
Whiplash.Net Rock e Heavy Metal
A "teenage girl pop metal band" japonesa Babymetal lançará seu segundo álbum em 1º de abril pela gravadora earMUSIC, e em seguida sairá em turnê para promover o disco, que se chama "Metal Resistance". Duas músicas já foram tocadas em uma …

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Introducing The Kami-Band’s Guitars At Yokohama Arena Concerts

These were the guitars equipped by the Guitar-kami at the BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2015 in JAPAN – THE FINAL CHAPTER OF TRILOGY – in Yokohama Arena, December 12 & 13, 2015.

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On the first day, the guitar-kami on the right side of stage (ISAO) was using this E-II HRF FR-8B guitar. The currently sold guitar series is actually uses a fixed-type bridge, but this prototype one was using a Floyd Rose-type bridge. It is equipped with Seymour Duncan’s Sentient 8 amt and Nazugle 8 amt pick ups. The E-II HRF NT-8B with a fixed-type bridge was also prepared as the sub-guitar.

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The guitar-kami on the left side (Mikio Fujioka) was using E-II HORIZON FR-7 as his main guitar. He was using EMG81-7 as the bridge pick up, and the neck pick up had been replaced with EMG707TW-R. It can be switched into single-coil mode by pulling the tone knob.

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ESP HORIZON FR-7 with the EMG707TW-R as the neck pick up was also prepared for his sub-guitar.

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The second day was the first appearance of the E-II ARROW-7 prototype, used by the guitar-kami on the left side of stage (Mikio Fujioka). The beveled part had been painted red, a perfect match with BABYMETAL’s color theme! This one also used EMG707TW as the neck pick up.

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The fret-board side was inlaid with luminous stickers so he can easily see the finger position on a dark stage.

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The use of luminous stickers alternatively on the Floyd Rose’s fine tuner to prevent erroneous operation.

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The right side guitar-kami (Takayoshi Ohmura) was using ESP SNAPPER-7 on the second day. The flashy bright pink with holographic flakes really caught people’s attention. The footprint and fox stickers on fret-board and pick ups really shows his sense of fun. The pick ups were a combination of EMG’s 81-7 and 707.

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This one is also the same ESP SNAPPER-7 guitar, but with a beautiful top-of-the line quilted maple material, it gave a sense of luxury. The pick ups were a combination of EMG’s 66-7 and 57-7. Other basic spec was in accordance to the pink SNAPPER-7.

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Both guitar-kamis were using the same E-II ARROW-7 prototype, and it really gave you goosebumps to see both sides using these same guitars, for example, during “Megitsune”. The pick ups were the same as the one on pink SNAPPER-7, a combination of EMG’s 81-7 and 707. It appeared that, only the 4th string’s peg had been replaced with gold colored peg, to make it easier to see in a dark stage.

http://www.espguitars.co.jp/blog/archives/babymetal-20151213.html

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BabyMetal to Release ‘Metal Resistance’ Album in April – Loudwire

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BabyMetal to Release 'Metal Resistance' Album in April
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Get ready for the second wave of Japanese idol metal sensations BabyMetal! Following the massive success of their self-titled debut along with their dazzling choreographed live shows complete with as much pyrotechnics one could ever hope for, the band
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Babymetal Confirm New Album Title – Kerrang!

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Babymetal Confirm New Album Title
Kerrang!
The Fox God has spoken, people! Babymetal have confirmed that their brand new album will be called, Metal Resistance. On what has been prophesied as the Fox Day, Babymetal will release their second full-length album, Metal Resistance on April 1, a day …
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FUNKO社POP!TEEシリーズにBABYMETALのTシャツが登場 – TOWER RECORDS ONLINE (プレスリリース)

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TOWER RECORDS ONLINE (プレスリリース)

FUNKO社POP!TEEシリーズにBABYMETALのTシャツが登場
TOWER RECORDS ONLINE (プレスリリース)
ポップで可愛くロックンロール、そしてヘビーメタル。現在世界を席巻しているBABYMETALが、ファンコ社「POP!TEE」シリーズに登場!さらに可愛いくデフォルメされたPOPのイラストがプリントされたTシャツです。 ※ボディはUSサイズなのでご注意下さい。詳細はサイズをご参照 …


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