NHK’s ASIA MUSIC NETWORK will discuss the new trend of mixing idol and metal music next week.


ASIA MUSIC NETWORK isa brand-new music information show using the internet, to bring music experts from all over Asia together to introduce their Asian Pop Music recommendations. The new tv show is hosted by Marty Friedman & Hitoto Yo and narrated by Miu Sakamoto

On the next episode the will discuss #10 Korea’s new group, WINNER / The new trend of mixing idol and metal music / Taiwan’s female stars. ASIA MUSIC NETWORK #10 will feature a message from Korea’s new group WINNER! AOA and GOT7, too! Conversation between Marty and Freddy (from ChthoniC,Taiwan)! Featuring music from MOMOCLO, AKB48, and BABYMETAL! Female artists who light up Taiwan’s hit chart! A Mei, Elva Hsiao, and Ann!

This episode is broadcast on BS1 Oct. 26, Sun. 16:00 and on NHK WORLD Oct. 27, Mon. 00:10 / 6:10 / 12:30 / 18:30[JST. The version to be aired on NHK WORLD will also be available online and through the smart phone app.

Marty said:

Just finished taping Asia Music Network, it`s a must see if you have NHK WORLD on your cable system-exclusive INFERNO footage, BABYMETAL, MOMOCLO, and my side project METAL CLONE X all featured, plus a great crosstalk (in English!) with me and my bro Freddy from Chtonic! On Air 10/26 at 24:10.
アジアミュージックネットワーク収録終了!今回もお見逃し無く〜〜メチャ面白いメタル特集デス!NHK-BS1 10月26日16時放送です。


BABYMETAL meet Doris Yeh of CHTHONIC now with subtitle

Bassist Doris Yeh of Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC presented BABYMETAL with red envelopes — monetary gifts symbolizing good luck — before the Japanese band’s January 18 concert at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. Video footage of the meeting, with English subtitles, can be seen below.

BABYMETAL is the offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and heavy metal.

BABYMETAL kicked off its world tour with a headlining show on July 1 at La Cigale in Paris, France and will support pop superstar Lady Gaga on five shows in July and August.

The band released its debut album on February 26 via Toy’s Factory. The effort was made available in regular and limited editions. The CD includes five of BABYMETAL’s singles that were released in 2011 – 2013, from “Doki Doki Morning” (digital single) to “Megitsune”, their B-sides and three new songs.

BABYMETAL made it to No 3 on iTunes’ U.S. rock chart and was in the Top 10 in six other countries, including the U.K. The band’s video for the song “Gimme Chocolate” has received nearly 12 million views on YouTube, and BABYMETAL was featured on the cover of the U.K. weekly rock magazine Kerrang!


The band’s first major single, “Ijime, Dame, Zettai”, sold 19,000 copies in its first week and debuted at No. 6 in the Japanese Orion weekly singles chart.


BABYMETAL x ChthoniC – Megitsune video pro-shot

Finaly, here is the video version of the song Megitsune as BABYMETAL and ChthoniC play together last week in Taiwan.

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CHTHONIC and BABYMETAL doing the headline of the biggest Taiwan’s Newspaper

CHTHONIC and BABYMETAL’s show is the Headline of Entertainment Page of Liberty Times, the biggest Taiwan’s Newspaper.


ChthoniC concert on Lunar new year,collaboration with Japanese girls group BABYMETAL,Lead singer Freddy surprisingly receive birthday card and cake from them, deeply touched,Freddy:”birthday for this year suddenly becoming skyrocketed,really an unforgettable memory!”

<28 years old cradle on cake - wishing freddy always 28 years old (young forever)~ >

Freddy birthday is on 1 February, but in order to prepare for the concert, he is focusing on rehearsal with BABYMETAL, so he cannot cerebrate his birthday relax, feeling a little bit loneliness for bithday this year, surprisingly after the concert next day, BABYMETAL brought the cake and cards to him, he is really surprise and touched.

Freddy 38 years old birthday, but BABYMETAL prepared 20 years old cradle on the cake, meaning that wishing freddy can young(28) forever。

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2 Bands dance and headbanging together on stage, ambiance rise HIGH!!

The concert begin the with ChthoniC Band, and then BABYMETAL, full house in ATT SHOW BOX, and finally the special collaboration of BABYMETAL song 「MEGITSUNE」by 2 bands, bringing the concert to the climax!

After the Europe tour of ChthoniC,the band member joking with each other,said that not to meet each other again until the japan performance on end of February, unexpectedly they meet again because of BABYMETAL performance~ haha~

Source translation: Babymetal 重音部

CHTHONIC x BABYMETAL: setlist and new photos

BABYMETAL setlist:
2.Doki Doki Morning
4.Gimme Choco
5.Onedari Daisakusen
7.Catch me if you can

Megitsune (Collaboration with ChthoniC)





BABYMETAL and Chthonic doing the news in Taiwan

Babymetal and Chthonic were featured in a news report in Taiwan, talking about their upcoming live.

Here’s the translation of what they were saying:

News report:

Formed by 3 Japanese teenage girls, heavy metal group Babymetal is going to perform with Chthonic in Taiwan on 2nd February.

Singing with heavy metal but filled with cuteness, Babymetal has been a popular heavy metal group in Japan for 3 years. They will perform in Taiwan for the first time on 2nd February, they have invited famous Taiwan heavy metal band – Chthonic to be their guest performer. Chthonic usually plays brutally dark music, what kind of surprise will they create when they perform with Japan heavy metal girls group? People anticipate it. This makes their fans anticipated.

Freddy(Chthonic): “ Our beloved Babymetal is coming to Taiwan and going to perform with us. We have prepared some special performance and… because of Babymetal, other jobs in February aren’t important.”

It will be lunar new year when Babymetal visits Taiwan. Chthonic’s member has given red pockets and pineapple shortcake, and it has arisen heated discussion among people.

When Doris Yeh ( Chthonic) meet BABYMETAL

[I’m Doris Death!]

I also put up my fox sign went to Japan a while ago, take the opportunity and went to watch BABYMETAL performance @ALL LIVE NIPPON Vol.2, really sugoi and kawaii, even I gonna melt for them.. 2 Feb 2014 they will come to taipei ATT Show Box for performance, Chthonic will also support the performance at there! See You~

Doris visited BabyMetal in Tokyo, and gave them red envelops according to Taiwan’s tradition for the Lunar New Year. Looking forward to their concert in Taipei on Feb. 2!

When Doris Yeh ( Chthonic) meet BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL promote their concert with Chthonic on SakuraGaku (video)

BABYMETAL video footage from SakuraGaku (about 18 minutes long).


It’s to promote their upcoming gig with Chthonic on Taiwanese tv show SakuraGaku. BABYMETAL’s part starts at 28.40

Source: Babymetal 重音部

BABYMETAL X ChthoniC official concert poster

ChthoniC 閃靈 has post the official BABYMETAL X ChthoniC 閃靈 concert poster on thei Facebook page.

ChthoniC babymetal

ChthoniC has confirmed that thy will do a song together.

Question from a fan:

Wilhelm Ralf Wolham Please, do a song together. Chthonic and Baby Metal, on stage, at the same time, working together. It will be so epic that the whole world will implode and time will be rewinded back to the 1600’s.

Answer from ChthoniC 閃靈

ChthoniC 閃靈 Yes, we will do a song together!