BABYMETAL exclusive interview

Here is a english translation from NY 新聞社社長の摩天楼★日記


Q: So first of all, your faces are small! (Note: A small face is really highly praised in Japan. One of the girls’ obsessions.)

Su: No, no no no no (laugh).
Moa: I don’t think so (laugh).

Q: You did great yesterday. NYC audiences were so hyped.
Su: Thank you. It’s our first live at NYC, so I was full of anxiety about what audience was like here and how our live went, but I was so surprised and happy when I heard audiences loud from the dressing room.
Yui: And once the live began a lot of clapping and singing along happened, so I had a very happy time.

Q: Most of them were New Yorker… Americans.
Moa: Yes, I was so surprised!
Su: It’s so great, wasn’t it? Because we could see their faces so well.
Yui: We even could see them at balcony.

Q: And they sang along in Japanese.
Su: There is a solo song of mine titled as Akatsuki, its lyrics are difficult even for Japanese but fans overseas learned it and sang along as they could, I was so impressed!

Q: How did you feel first when live at NYC was booked?
Su: An announcement was done in the middle of our live in Summer Sonic! We were never noticed about it and it was shown on a screen at the very end of the introduction video, a simple statement only (laugh). We took a rest at the moment and saying “What?” is all we could do (laugh).
Moa: Yes, yes (laugh).

Q: Didn’t you know at all till the moment?
Su: No, we didn’t. We just said, “Really? Really? Really?” (laugh) We panicked little just after that. Moametal and I saw it but Yuimetal didn’t, and she said, “What? It must be kidding,” and “What? What?” So we couldn’t talk about the same thing. Soon a next song began and we scrambled to the stage saying, “Time to go! Time to go!” (laugh) We were full of surprise at the announcement but full of joy because I felt like retuning here after seeing the town and warmth of people at NYC in last May.
Yui: I was so surprised when I knew it at the live with audience, but also I was so, so much happy. I felt the people were so kind at the last visit in May. I was looking forward to seeing how these people look like at a live.


Q: Is it normal to know live schedules like that?
Su: Yes, it always is.
Moa: Always, isn’t it?
Yui: We knew about The World Tour on stage, too.

Q: See. It’s a Babymetal way, isn’t it? (laugh) But you would do it well at the end of the day.
All: (Laugh)

Q: Support acts for Lady Gaga’s in the last Spring were noticed much.
Moa: What I learned by my own eyes from watching Lady Gaga-san’s show in the last May was that a live is beyond languages. Lady Gaga-san’s songs were English which I don’t understand, but I could feel something. I remembered that music is universal. So when the NYC live was booked I felt like delivering my feelings (even I could sing only in Japanese) as a presenter this time.
Su: Lady Gaga-san’s song and Babymetal’s are different in genres, aren’t they? So I was so anxious whether audiences accepted us or not. And I remembered at the very first they looked like, “What were these girls?” with a lot of “?” in their minds. But the more acts we played, the more I could feel they got some fun with us. I did remember one of her staff said to us, “You’re so good on stage!”
Moa: We played five stages. At the final one we did warm-ups with her back dancers (laugh). (Not only Gaga-san but) also staff were all very friendly.

Q: You looks so happy.
Moa: Yes! (laugh)


Q: What was Gaga-san like in person?
Su: We three had a talk with Gaga-san before her live, she gave us an advice kindly. We got almost paralyzed in front of her but she gave us words and never was bothered to understand us speaking in Japanese. She is full of kindness.
Yui: And in a middle of singing Gimme Choco I looked at a side of the stage she’s there in a long time to support us!
Moa: I happened to look at a side and Lady Gaga-san’s there and I said, “Gosh!” in my head (laugh)

Q: It’s surprising, no doubt (laugh).
Yui: She’s so kind.


Q: Are lives overseas different from those in Japan?
Su: Audiences in Japan tend to fill out in sync, and those overseas tend to sing along. My impression is that they enjoy songs as a whole.

Q: Did you have fun in NYC live?
All: Absolutely yes! (in sync)

Q: Will you come back here again?
All: We will! (In sync)


Q: For last words, your messages to readers in America, please?
Su: Yes. What I try to do is to do best by doing what we always did. It might be needed to do anything different, but I want to deliver good Babymetal as usual. I want to deliver it to fans in America, too. I came to the city and felt warmth of its people, so I want to be here again. I hope you looking forward to seeing us in the city again!
Moa: I want to build a new genre Babymetal by blending Kawaii and Metal. So I want to do what we only can do now and in future. I was so happy to have a chance to perform in NYC, so I want to be here to see you again.
Yui: Babymetal is distinct not only by our songs but also by our dances, so I want more people to know that. So I want to improve ourselves a lot enough to deliver that to many people as possible. I’ll be back.
(End of the interview)

BABYMETAL US and UK Hi-Res picture set from Dana (distortion) Yavin

Here are some Hi-res picture set from Dana (distortion) Yavin taken from BABYMETAL concert at The Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC and London’s O2 Brixton Academy.

BABYMETAL live at The Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC

BABYMETAL live at London’s O2 Brixton Academy

BABYMETAL in the news part 15

BABYMETAL has taken New York by storm last thursday with an almost sold out concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Babymetal Megitsune taken by Ricoh Theta #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

The purpose of the section is to concentrated all the news in a single BABYMETAL place, so here are all the latest news about BABYMETAL and their last NY concert So here we go…

The Guardian
Babymetal review: pop fans and headbangers united in awe


8 Observations From Babymetal’s Debut NYC Concert


Why Is It Okay To Be Racist And Misogynistic About Babymetal?


Fifteen Burning Questions We Have About Babymetal
Babymetal At Hammerstein Ballroom

Metal Injection
These Are The People Who Saw BABYMETAL Last Night

Can We Stop With The BABYMETAL Pedophilia Jokes?

Update 1
I Can’t Stop Listening to Babymetal, the World’s Heaviest Teen Pop Band

BABYMETAL in the news part 10

Here is my weekly news tour about BABYMETAL, where i collect news, histories and videos in and around the web for you!

BABYMETAL is taking the world by storm right now and a lots of websites and mainstream medias are talking about our kawaii metalers! The purpose of the section is to concentrated all the news in a single BABYMETAL place.

BABYMETAL were in New York this week and have done a photoshoot with Dana (distortion) Yavin.

BABYMETAL Subreddit is going crazy



New York was invaded by Yui and Moa ultimate kawaii smooch!

So Many media talk about them lastly!

Village Voice
But in 2010 a new breed of metal music surfaced with a group known as Babymetal. A rising trio of famous teenage Japanese female models, this act has a foundation of “J-Pop,” — a fast, upbeat style of pop/dance music more suitable for clubs playing Britney Spears and other teen idols than dive bars blasting Pantera and Behemoth.
What the Hell Is Babymetal?

Well done Japan, you’ve done it again. Only the eggheads at Japanese record labels could come up with something so off the wall that it works, when it really, really shouldn’t, I almost wish Western record moguls would take a leaf out of your books and stop thrusting the same cardboard cut-out acts every few years!
Regarding Babymetal

The Learned Fangirl
Hey, metalheads! Are you listening to BABYMETAL under cover of darkness? We at TLF want to you throw off that cloak of shame; we don’t think you should be ashamed of liking Babymetal.
Hey Metalheads, Don’t Be Ashamed of Liking Babymetal!

Legendary band Blondie talk about BABYMETAL
What newer bands are you guys excited about?

CB: I like The Stripes. Those kids are great.

DH: Blood Orange.

CS: I just heard this great song by a guy called the Twin Peaks Dudes. Great tracks.

DH: I’m the worst person to ask that question because my mind always goes blank…Deadmau5!

CS: There’s this Japanese girl trio who do heavy metal music in Harajuku outfits, and it’s really cool. Called Babymetal.

Blondie Talks Revisiting the Hits, the New New York, and Turning 40

You know them, you love them. Metal has never been cuter.

Six Totally Insane Japanese Metal Bands

Babymetal saying farewell to New York

Babymetal saying farewell to New York
And now are ready to invade the whole world

BABYMETAL in New York part 2

As you already know, the entire world is going crazy for our kawaii metal soldiers, and right now Su, Moa and Yui are in New York for some mysterious reason..

So hera are the latest news and pic from BABYMETAL journey in the Big Apple! Sorry the site was down for a fews hours as we have a massive traffic peaks today!

So, their official Twitter has sent this pic in the morning!


Some fans are goig crazy about BABYMETAL bieng in NY, perticulary on the BABYMETAL Subreddit where fans are sharing their feeling in a very fuunny way!

here are some funny comments


Damn! I don’t think I’ll get any sleep tonight thinking about the fact that we are breathing the same air from the same city! I’m possibly going crazy atm.
Ah this past month has been a roller coaster ride for me since discovering Babymetal, and the only thing that goes around my mind are them. This, whats happening now is close to a dream for me and I haven’t felt this shocked and ecstatic in quite a while.
If anyone please know of any plans of them in advance please let me know.
Heck even if you know their hotel address or any other info that might lead me to them or anything just tell me. If I get lucky and catch them, might get something golden out the opportunity for all of you. Please guys!

Lingenfelter (me) :p

Fuck man i’m in my mid 40 and a fierce metalhead with beard and tattoo for so many years, listening to dimmu, cradle, brutal truth, slayer , napalm death and most brutal metal, i witness the rise of the big 4 etc….. and since i’ve discover BM i feel like a Justin Bieber groupie, now i’m a little girl who wanna go to NY see my teen idols in person WTF!!! I would like to be 20 again and not be an old creep who like Japanese teen girls kawaii metaller hahaha fuck :s


What on earth is happening? This is news! this is like some type of CNN stuff, I am caught of guard by this, why are they halfway around the world? why did we not know of this? what whatt!??? I wanna be at NY right now, They shouldve came to Toronto, hahahah… Seriously what is going on? Any update guys? this is killing me…

And so on…

Even some crazy rumor are saying that BABYMETAl may appear in some Americans Tv show such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Breaking News: BABYMETAL are in New York

The artist/designer Wesley Verhoeve has just post this pretty intriguing tweet

So, now my friend Dana (distortion) Yavin just confirme me that the girls are really in NY


Then i’ve this two photo of the girls in NY wth Dana.



Here are two Facebook statuts from Dana (distortion) Yavin Photography

We have this picture on James G Twitter account

BABYMETAL subreddit is crazy right now and the most crazy rumors are running right now!!

Update 1: new pic

Update 2: a new video

Update 3: officiel twitter update

Update 4: a new pic from FB

Update 5: new pic and twitter