BABYMETAL was once again featured on Metal Hammer Magazine. In the issue 291 they published a new interview with Suzuka Nakamoto called "The Conquerer" where she speaks about Tokyo Dome, Rob Halford and the US Tour. In addition "Metal Hammer" is #30 in The 50 Best Albums of 2016 of Metal Hammer! Find the details below.
Metal Hammer interviews Su-Metal & Metal Resistance on The Best 50 Albums of 2016!
The Conquerer: Su-Metal has led BABYMETAL to ever-bigger stages
Clearly unaware of April Fool's Day, BABYMETAL renamed April 1 "FOX DAY" and released second album Metal Resistance, before storming Wembley Arena the next day. But it was their two-night stand at the 55.000 capacity Tokyo Dome in September that revealed how far the idol/metal mash-up crew have come. During power ballad The One, light-up neck braces wrn by the crowd created a dramatic backdrop. "That was the best moment", says Su-Metal. "The whole Dome was lit up. It was very moving to think that every light in the audience represented someone who came to the venue just for us."
But the singer's personal favourite moment came when they performed with metal legend Rob Halford, running through Painkiller and Breaking The Law. "Everything about standing on stage with the metal god was exhilarating, stunning and really fun", she smiles.
The last 12 months have proved to be such a whirlwind for the band, who have played countless concerts at home and have swept through the States, that Su-Metal once forgot where she was. "During one show, I shouted out the wrong city name when calling out to the audience", she recalls. "It was so embarrassing. I don't want that to ever happen again."
AS momentum keeps building for this fast-rising phenomenon, she's easily forgiven. Ending 2016 with a high-profile, mainstream busting slot supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers, she's aware her band are blazing a trail for other Japanese artists. "I'm really glad that people from outside Japan have become interested in Japanese music, with BABYMETAL opening the door for them", she says. "During the tour, I've realised that we have to continue pressing forward through uncharted roads." All hail the road of resistance.
In addition second album "Metal Resistance" is #30 in "The 50 Best Albums Of 2016" of Metal Hammer:
-The 50 Best Albums of 2016
30- Metal Resistance: "The sugar-coated Japanese powerhouse chucked us another tank.load of massive, catch hooks. Thank the FOX GOD!
Articles by: Metal Hammer, get the new issue here.
Photos by: The Thrawn
Transcription: Maik Gianino.