RIP Mikio Fujioka: guitar god died in an accident today

Guitar god Mikio Fujioka died accidentally today

Unikitty: first image and glimpse from the new BM song

BABYMETAL - Unikitty

Here you can see the first images from the new Cartoon Network anime series Unikitty.

BABYMETAL - Unikitty
BABYMETAL – Unikitty

In the background you can hear a glimpse of the new BABYMETAL song.. i know its very noisy and we can really hears anything but we all know that this is the new BM song playing..

BABYMETAL’s costume changes – Idol Lovers

Great article by Idol Lovers about BABYMETAL’s costume, its changes through the years starting from their beginnings (2011) to present (2017).



Check out the costume evolution and recommended costume of the globally successful heavy metal idol, BABYMETAL!

In 2011, BABYMETAL was formed by the trio Sakura Gakuin members, Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal.

It was originally a sub-unit of the Sakura Gakuin but finally became independent. The powerful sound and shout mixed with underground atmosphere of heavy metal, and the chemistry of Japan’s unique culture of idol has been gaining worldwide attention. Furthermore, attracting people by the unique style costumes and also the ‘kawaii culture’. We’ll introduce you to the most popular costumes starting with the evolution of the costumes they wore up until today.


– 2011. The “Doki Doki Morning” era costume.

They were formed as Sakura Gakuin’s heavy music club, with “Doki Doki Morning” as their first single which was released in the format of DVD and delivery distribution. The contrast between red and black is the main point. Ever since the debut, red and black has been the standard uniform of BABYMETAL’s costume.


– 2011. The “Headbangerrr!!” era costume

Headbangerrr!! was BABYMETAL’s first single which was released in CD via Indie Label. I wonder if the neck brace was intended to show the effect of headbanging too much? I suppose the main point is the fluffy skirt as an addition to the simple red and black.


– 2013. The “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” era costume.

Ijime, Dame, Zettai was the 2nd single which was released in January 2013. BABYMETAL was getting a lot of people to know them with this song. The motif of the costume was armor, Su-metal’s upper half is decorated in silver armor while Yuimetal and Moametal are equipped with spikes.

They also appeared in idol-ish retro costumes for the world reformation.


– 2013. The “Megitsune” era costume.

As the 3rd single “Megitsune” was released, BABYMETAL continues their activities vigorously. The main point is the 2 layers red-black pannier skirt with black blouse with red frills.

Furthermore, the costume had 2nd version which was a Kimono-style, a modification of Japanese-style clothing.


– 2013. The Festival era costume.

In the later half of the 2013, BABYMETAL was performing in many summer festivals. The armor costume was upgraded and became bustier-style.


– 2014. The “Music Station” performance era costume.

The costume has undergone minor changes in details over and over again throughout 2014. The main point of this elaborate design is the dot pattern, silver armor shoulder rests and the 3 layered leather skirt.


– The 2014~2015 era costume.

The armor design costume was upgraded little by little. The flared-sleeves gave BABYMETAL a little bit of feminine look.


– The year end of 2015 costume.

The bustier design has changed into futuristic design.


– The 2016 era costume.

BABYMETAL has released their 2nd album “Metal Resistance” and doing world tour. The costumes has also changed from red to more black in tone, and different design for each of the trio.


-The 2017. present.

The current BABYMETAL costume has completely evolved into black tone. With the use of glossy materials, the costumes have made them shine even more on the stage.


This is BABYMETAL’s most popular costume!


BABYMETAL have gone through many transitions since their debut 6 years ago. They are popular not only by their songs but also their costumes, so much that the costume exhibition was held. And among those costumes, which is the most popular one? By summing up the voice of the fans we’ll find out the result.



2nd single “Megitsune” Kimono style clothes

BABYMETAL interacted with a lot of artists in outside of Japan. The kimono-style costume which also represents Japan culture is the most popular among foreigners. The costume have only been used in a small amount of performances, a lot of fans want to see them wearing this costume again.


If you want to cosplay BABYMETAL, go to this store!

BABYMETAL’s costume has been drawing attentions. Recently, it also become popular as a cosplay in Halloween. They even sold a lot of them by mail orders, right? And among those which became hot topics, this one is the highlight, the costume which sold at don quixote (*don ki) store in Akihabara.

This is a complete set of costume to become BABYMETAL, and it is well known among the fans. If you happen to be near the don ki store, why not try to look for this costume?

Article by: IDOL LOVERS
Translation by: BFC ADMIN Ari Santoso

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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 )

[Shall We Talk]Herman Li堅持用廣東話完成嘅訪問Part 1,講吓嚟緊Dragonforce新碟《Reaching Into Infinity》,同解答之前觀眾响樂活道Post嘅問題!睇下有冇答到你?《Reaching Into Infinity》預購:

Posted by 樂活道 on Friday, May 19, 2017


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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:

“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:

Best Video:

Best Metal Video:

Best Album:


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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