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Herman Li talked something funny about BABYMETAL and SU-METAL’s English

Herman Li was interviewed by Chinese media site “Lok Wood Tao” about DragonForce’s new album《Reaching Into Infinity》. He answered some of the questions from their fans, including one about BABYMETAL, where he talked something funny about their collaboration on June 12th, 2015 at Download Festival.

“When we first started collaborating, BABYMETAL didn’t know how to speak English. So we pointed and gestured and there was someone who translated (for us). I think that she.. Su (now) speaks better English than the translators. So it’s funny, now we can talk about the Download festival where we first played, it was a stage were we didn’t even rehearse, we played this song Gimme Chocolate. I remember there was this problem, where there was these really weird sounds that we didn’t know where it was coming from. We were just… [insert Herman’s funny faces], all of our faces were like this. At that time, she didn’t know how to speak, we weren’t able to communicate as their/her English wasn’t good enough… wasn’t fluent enough. Now we can laugh, and joke… “wahh remember last time the sound was really bad? Before we played, we didn’t know in front of thousands of people was it right to not have had rehearsals beforehand. It was really risky!” We can laugh about now, about how we were able to pull of the concert.”

-translations by QueenSatsuki

Here’s the interview ( BABYMETAL at 4:00 )

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Su-Metal’s Holiday in New York


Su-Metal’s older sister, Himeka Nakamoto, revealed yesterday during her radio show, that last week during Japan’s National Holiday Golden Week, she went with Su and their mother on a holiday in New York for 4 nights! We have even translated for you part of the show (see below).

Listen to the radio show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Jk_DaQ7h4

“Nakata (N): what did you do on golden week?
Himeka (H): me? I went on a vacation.
Nakata: that’s wonderful, where to?
Fujimori (F): where did you go to?
Himeka: i went to new york
N+F: eehh?!
H: lolol it was the morning after rajira recording session,
F: not even one of staffs knew about it!
N: could you please stop it with the sudden ‘princess’ jokes?
F: you actually went there, right?
H: i did. i went sightseeing relaxedly with my mother and little sister.
F: that’s a ‘princess’ thing alright
H: that’s why i missed the golden week on japan.
N: stop it!
H: lol
N: stop with the sudden ‘stylish’ thing
F: what the hell. We could of talk about a lot of things
H: really, it’s not a big deal
N: like, unusual streets in new york or something…
H: well i didn’t talk much about it, but honestly i’m okay either way…
F: you should have told us! that person (*i didnt cathc this one clearly) also did say that they wanted to go at this time of year probably on april or may…
H: ah that’s right,
N: so that was quite fulfilling, right?
H: it was fun
F: man, seriously i‘ve never been there…
N: for how long?
H: umm, 4 nights…?
N: you are a princess, then! a 4 nights of vacation (*he meant in new york) is for a princess!
H: no no no, well, there was this time during handshake, that they joked about it, but i replied it with a ‘yes’ instead, so…
N: that was awesome.
H: a princess..? i’m not sure… maybe i am
N: it can’t be helped that shingo-chan (fujimori) really want to go there
F: honestly i really do
H: actually, it appears that it’s the warmest time of the year right now over there.
F: is that so?
N: but, to be able to go to new york alone is awesome, i can’t even picky with the dates.
F: true, going there is already a win
N: indeed a win
F: it doesn’t even matter if it’s in the middle of a winter! What the hell, that was surprising!
N: we have discovered a surprising side of himetan today.”

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The Best Metal Albums of 2016

Undoubtedly 2016 has been a stunning year in Metal music, at times reminiscent of the glorious 80’s, Metal’s “Golden Decade”. Something evident from the exceptional quality of all the albums included on our list of the top 30 albums of 2016.

The list is based to a great extent, on what you voted on the poll we conducted, where we asked you of what you think were the best albums of the year, and judging by your choices, you Babymetalheads have a fine taste in Metal music!

Countries Represented On The List: Japan, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Netherlands, Greece, UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland.

Metal Genres Represented On The List: Kawaii, Thrash, Progressive, Groove, Nu, Gothic, Metalcore, Mathcore, Alternative, Symphonic, Melodeath, Power, Black, Death, Technical Death, Blackened Rock ‘n’ Roll, Progressive Death, Electronicore.

1. BABYMETAL – Metal Resistance

Origin: Japan

Genre: Kawaii Metal

Listen To: Karate, Sis. Anger, Awadama Fever, Yava!

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2. Megadeth – Dystopia (Deluxe Edition with 2 Extra Tracks)

Origin: California, USA

Genre: Thrash Metal

Listen To: Dystopia, Bullet to the Brain, Look Who’s Talkin, The Threat is Real

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3. Gojira – Magma

Origin: France

Genre: Progressive/Groove Metal

Listen To: Silvera, The Shooting Star, Stranded, Low Lands

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4. Lacuna Coil – Delirium

Origin: Italy

Genre: Gothic Metal

Listen To: Take Me Home, The House of Shame, Delirium, Blood Tears Dust

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5. Stuck Mojo – Here Come The Infidels

Origin: Georgia, USA

Genre: Rap/Nu-Metal

Listen To: Charles Bronson, Fire Me, Verbal Combat, The Business of Hate

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6. Killswitch Engage – Incarnate

Origin: Massachusetts, USA

Genre: Metalcore

Listen To: Hate by Design, Embrace The Journey…Upraised, Strength of the Mind, Cut Me Loose

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7. Caliban – Gravity

Origin: Germany

Genre: Metalcore

Listen To: For We Are Forever, Paralyzed, brOKen, Walk Alone

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8. Metallica – Hardwired

Origin: California, USA

Genre: Thrash Metal

Listen To: Spit Out the Bone, Atlas Rise!, Moth into Flame, Hardwired

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9. Fates Warning – Theories of Flight

Origin: Connecticut, USA

Genre: Progressive Metal

Listen To: Seven Stars, From the Rooftops, SOS, The Ghosts of Home

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10. Destrage – A Means To No End

Origin: Italy

Genre: Progressive/Mathcore/Alternative/Nu-Metal

Listen To: Symphony of the Ego, To Be Tolerated, Don’t Stare at the Edge, Blah Blah

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11. Anciients – Voice From The Void

Origin: Canada

Genre: Progressive Metal

Listen To: Following the Voice, Serpents

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12. Epica – The Holographic Principle

Origin: Netherlands

Genre: Symphonic Metal

Listen To: Beyond the Matrix, Universal Death Squad

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13. Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

Origin: Canada

Genre: Progressive/Symphonic Metal

Listen To: Offer Your Light, Failure

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14. Haken – Affinity

Origin: England

Genre: Progressive Metal

Listen To: The Endless Knot, The Architect

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15. InnerWish – InnerWish

Origin: Greece

Genre: Power Metal

Listen To: Serenity, Rain of a Thousand Years

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16. Amon Amarth – Jomsviking

Origin: Sweden

Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Listen To: At Dawn’s First Light, Raise Your Horns

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17. Opeth – Sorceress

Origin: Sweden

Genre: Progressive Rock/Metal

Listen To: Sorceress, The Wilde Flowers

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18. Theocracy – Ghost Ship

Origin: Georgia, USA

Genre: Power Metal

Listen To: Paper Tiger, Wishing Well

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19. Ihsahn – Arktis.

Origin: Norway

Genre: Avant-Garde/Progressive/Black Metal

Listen To: Celestial Violence, Frail

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20. Sabaton – The Last Stand

Origin: Sweden

Genre: Power Metal

Listen To: Sparta, The Lost Battalion

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21. Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem in Blue

Origin: Greece

Genre: Psychedelic/Progressive/Black Metal

Listen To: Riders to Utopia, I Mean You Harm

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22. Serpentine Dominion – Serpentine Dominion

Origin: USA

Genre: Death Metal

Listen To: Sovereign Hate, Jagged Cross Legions

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23. Avatar – Feathers & Flesh

Origin: Finland

Genre: Alternative/Power/Nu-Metal

Listen To: For The Swarm, The Eagle Has Landed

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24. Death Angel – The Evil Divide

Origin: California, USA

Genre: Thrash Metal

Listen To: Lost, The Electric Cell

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25. Avantasia – Ghostlights

Origin: Germany

Genre: Power Metal

Listen To: The Haunting, Draconian Love

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26. Deftones – Gore

Origin: California, USA

Genre: Alternative Metal

Listen To: Phantom Bride, Prayers/Triangles

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27. Allegaeon – Proponent For Sentience

Origin: Colorado, USA

Genre: Technical Death Metal

Listen To: All Hail Science, Proponent For Sentience III – The Extermination

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28. Kvelertak – Nattesferd

Origin: Norway

Genre: Blackened Rock ‘n’ Roll

Listen To: Nattesferd, Svartmesse

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29. Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forgive

Origin: Pennsylvania, USA

Genre: Progressive Death Metal

Listen To: Again, Selves We Cannot Forgive

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30. The Browning – Isolation

Origin: Missouri, USA

Genre: Electronicore

Listen To: Dragon, Pure Evil

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Because we love you BABYMETALHEADS so much, recently we offered you three BABYMETAL FAN CLUB Christmas Cards as one of our two presents that we have prepared for you for Christmas! As promised, here is our second present, a BFC 2017 Calendar to BABYMETALISE your year! The calendar is a creation by the talented couple JunLin Arts. It comes in two A4 paper size pieces, all you have to do is print them and put them on your wall close to each other or frame them together. 

Download for FREE at the link below the BABYMETAL FAN CLUB 2017 calendar:





BABYMETAL “KARATE” and the Album “Metal Resistance” nominated for the MTV VMAJ 2016!

BABYMETAL announced that their Music Video for "KARATE" and their second studio Album "Metal Resistance" are nominated in the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016! Check more details and how to vote below! 


BABYMETAL is nominated for two MTV VMAJ 2016 awards!

BABYMETAL has been nominated for the MTV VMAJ 2016 in three categories. "KARATE" Music Video was nominated for Best Japanese Group Music Video Award and Best Metal Music Video, their second studio Album "Metal Resistance" was nominated for Best Japanese Album Award


The winners are determined by your vote, by all means support BABYMETAL visiting MTV Japan's site to vote! Voting period, from September 1 (Thursday) to September 30 (Friday) at 23:59 Japanese Time. 


Vote here: http://vmaj.jp

Best Video: http://www.mtvjapan.com/vmaj2016/nominees/best-group-video/babymetal/

Best Metal Video: http://www.mtvjapan.com/vmaj2016/nominees/best-metal-video/babymetal/

Best Album: http://www.mtvjapan.com/vmaj2016/nominees/best-album/babymetal/


MTV Japan Video Music Awards 2016 will take place on October 26 (Wednesday). 

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

The Noh Theater at Asagaya Shinmei will be open to those who visit the shrine. This is where BABYMETAL filmed their music video “Megitsune”. The shrine’s staff confirmed that the place will be open between 9:00 to 16:30 on September 19 and 20, 2016. If you are planning to visit the place, please kindly consider that this is a sacred place and properly follow the instructions by the staff. At first the staff were planning to give BABYMETAL Tokyo Dome special Goshuin (* A seal stamp that was given to the worshipers) to visitors, unfortunately due to some consideration it has been cancelled.

BABYMETAL-san. “First Tokyo Dome concert celebration”. At the time of Megitsune music video filming at Noh theater you were so small, so cute and so polite, now you have become amazing artists who captivate the hearts of people of Japan and the world.

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

BABYMETAL-san, all of the staff really had been putting their effort into it. “First Tokyo Dome concert celebration” We pray for the success of the concert from the bottom of our hearts.

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

We will open The Noh theater area for as much worshipers as possible on Saturday, which is the day when many worshipers visit, and on holiday, in case there is not raining. Also the current condition of the lawn in front of the Noh theater is very beautiful.

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

To all fans of BABYMETAL. It is with much pleasure for us, the staff, to receive a surprising amount of responses. To commemorate September 19, all worshipers at The Noh theater will be able to freely see the autographed colored paper.

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

To all fans of BABYMETAL. Regarding September 19, our service will be available between 9:00 to 16:30. It would seem as a short period of time, but since there is a shrine, please understand (gate closing at 17:30).

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

Announcement. Considering the special Goshuin on September 19, having so many responses, with careful consideration the staffs has come to a decision that our service will not be sufficient also to ensure the safety of everyone, we have cancelled the special Goshuin. Please kindly understand, thank you very much.

Visit The Noh Theater From Megitsune Music Video

Announcement. Regarding September 20, although it is a weekday, in response to everyone’s voice, we will take correspondences the same way as in September 19. We would appreciate it if everyone’s feelings for the shrine is just as much as your wish for the success of the Tokyo Dome concert, so that more and more people can visit the Noh theater smoothly.


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A BABYMETAL Fan, Takuya Haneda, Got The First Bronze Medal For Japan

A Japanese athlete, Takuya Haneda who is also a fellow BABYMETAL fan (he even went to Rock In Vienna) took the 3rd place in Men’s Canadian Single Canoe Slalom In Rio 2016 Olympic, and he became the first Japanese to stand at the winner’s podium. Takuya has spoken with joy, “I don’t think anyone would have expected that Japan took a medal from this competition. It feels great to finally accomplish it. Without making any significant mistake during qualification, semi-final and final, it was my best performance of all of my sports life.”

  A BABYMETAL Fan, Takuya Haneda, Got The First Bronze Medal For Japan

A BABYMETAL Fan, Takuya Haneda, Got The First Bronze Medal For JapanTakuya Haneda at Rock In Vienna with his fellow athlete and also BABYMETAL fan, Kazuki Yazawa https://www.instagram.com/p/BGNC0DemIJ0/

Congratulations Takuya Haneda, Kitsune Up!!

Source: http://www.nikkansports.com/olympic/rio2016/canoeing/news/1692317.html

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BABYMETAL and Rob Halford | AP Awards

BABYMETAL and Rob Halford | AP Awards

If you haven’t heard yet, Rob Halford has signed on to do a performance with BABYMETAL at this years AP awards show ‘APMAS’.

It is a mystery still if we will be listening to a mashup, or maybe a new song, but look out for the APMAS Monday, July 18th.

The award show will be available on livestream from amazon music and twitch.
https://www.amazon.com/APMAS July 18th at 7pm EST.

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BOH’s blog update about BABYMETAL’s Europan Tour (ENGLISH TRANSLATION)

BOH has safely return home after BABYMETAL’s Europe Tour and finally updated his blog. Please enjoy our English translation here:

Blog entry: June 15, 2016

I have returned to Japan from the European Tour. о (ж>▽<)y ☆

I have received a lot of valuable experience, I am filled with happiness!

I am grateful that I am blessed with the opportunity to go to various countries.

it’s obvious that every country has a different language and customs and although I always have in me the pride of being Japanese, no matter which country I go, I try accepting and be ready to absorb everything, and to act with an open mind.

In particular, in Japan it is a common greeting to bow and show respect, but for me, I am carrying out such courtesy with the highest importance even in foreign countries.

I can clearly remember what the adults around me have said to me when I was small, “Be a man who can properly lower your head to other people.” (*TL’s note: it means to become a humble person)

Even if it has been said as lowering your head, you can really feel the delicacy in a graceful heart-felt bow as an open and fair attitude, although the implication may vary depending on the situation. I think it’s a very wonderful thing.

Rather than constantly lowering your head, there is an elegance in showing a one deep bow.

I’m in an extreme jet lag, I even bow deeply to the PC in front of me while typing these texts ← jk, i’m just sleepy LOL

And so, this is the part where I should say something about the Tour… , but there is something personal in my mind, I will not put BABYMETAL related stuff in the blog for a while.

I am aware that a lot of things happen, but I hope that many of you who always look forward to this can understand the situation.

I will write up on other things up to this point in some other time or when I feel like it in a relaxed manner. (´∀`)

There are a lot of things to be done immediately after returning home, I also haven’t decided when to do Nico douga Live stream, if you have a lot of time to kill, please check my Twitter as I will post anything from random silly things to important announcement time after time. (*^ー^)ノ

Regardless of anything, there sure are a lot of beautiful ladies in Europe. ヽ(゜▽、゜)ノ

Aah, I look forward to the day I can go there again.

Watching a beautiful woman makes me feel better, as I bid farewell to my hair follicles everyday.
That is all from BOH the bassist.(B・o・H)

Source: http://ameblo.jp/bassist-boh/entry-12170969015.html

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Babymetal At FortaRock Review By Metalfan.nl (TRANSLATION)


While the legendary Megadeth was far from over on the main stage, the tent was already bulging before the start of the Babymetal show. It was worth the money for the fans who bought their ticket especially for the Japanese formation. While on both Babymetal albums the Japanese girls’ vocals and electronic influences sometimes seem to dominate too much, live the music is rock solid. The fine musicians of the backing band (the Kami Band) get all space to display their talents and give a strong piece of modern metal. Once you get used to her voice, it seems that lead vocalist Su-metal is a fine singer. 


Babymetal At FortaRock Review By Metalfan.nl (TRANSLATION)


The visual aspect and the interaction with the audience did finish the whole show. The three young ladies perform nice little plays and good choreographed dances and prove that they can deliver. The thrilled response of almost all attendees in the tent (and far outside) shows that Babymetal should be on the main stage next time.


Babymetal At FortaRock Review By Metalfan.nl (TRANSLATION)


Source: http://www.metalfan.nl/

Translation: Jaap Piening

Photos: Cate Christina

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