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Recommended Bands for SCANDAL/BABYMETAL Lovers

SCANDAL and BABYMETAL have got a huge popularity among fans all over the world, and as you might have known, there are more bands/units who have a lot of appeal like SCANDAL and BABYMETAL.

We’ve compiled a list of such bands/units with promotional videos, and hope this page may helps your new discovery of up-and-coming Japanese girls rock.

Almost all of the items are eligible for “J-POP Released Items 10% Points Offer until May 6th” offer, so, take this limited opportunity!

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BAND MAID

BAND-MAID is a five-girl rock band formed in July 2013. They treats their gigs as “serve” and welcome their fans as “masters” or “ladies.” They have released two titles so far: a mini-album “MAID IN JAPAN” out on January 8, 2014 and a single “Ai to Jonetsu no Matador (currently out of stock)” out on August 13, 2014. Members are: Saiki (Vo), Miku Kobato (Gt & Vo), Kanami Tono (Gt), Akane Hirose (Dr, Leader), and MISA (Ba).

Ai to Jonetsu no Matador / BAND-MAID  MAID IN JAPAN / BAND-MAID

Chelsy

Chelsy is a three-piece girls pop rock band mainly active in Tokyo. After signed with a major label, they released a single “I will/Animation,” in which a song “I will” was featured as an insert song for the anime series “Ao Haru Ride” in 2014 summer. According to their official website, they are going to partipate “Chelsy Akihabara Expo 2015” held in Anaheim, California from December 18 through 20, 2015. Members are: MIO (Vo, Gt), Ami (Dr, Leader), and SHIZUKA (Ba).

SistAr / Chelsy Yes / Good-bye Girl / Chelsy I will / Animation / Chelsy

NECRONOMIDOL

NECRONOMIDOL is a J-Pop “Ankokukei idol” (occult idol) unit mainly active in Tokyo. They currently aim to invade the underground of the J-Pop idol scene and let the people all over the world know how scary the living matter of J-Pop idol is. Great Scott! Their music inspired by extreme metal music, shoegazing, and more. Members are: TSUKUMO, Aoi, Sari, and Kakizaki.

Reikon Shometsu / NECRONOMIDOL

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Death Rabbits

DEATH RABBITS is a J-Pop idol unit performing metal rock and consisting of three girls, Yuzu Okawa, Emi Mochizuki, and Karin Yasui. A producer of this unit is Akira Kanzaki who is known as AKIRADEATH. They released three singles (“Idol Star Wars,” “Koisuru Kisetsu,” “Omatsuri Japan!! Kokuhaku Night”) and one album (“Dai Ichiji Usagi Taisen”) so far, and they will be holding their first one-band show on May 30, 2015 at club asia in Tokyo.

Dai Ichiji Usagi Taisen / Death Rabbits  Koisuru Kisetsu / Death Rabbits  Omatsuri Japan!! Kokuhaku Night / Death Rabbits  Idol Star Wars / Death Rabbits
 

Ganbare! Victory

Ganbare! Victory is a five-girl rock band originally formed in 2007 in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture. They aim to show “Heisei Old Rock,” meaning conveying a greatness of rock music in the 1970’s to the 1980’s. Member are: Ayaki (Vo), Rena (Gt), Mayuko (Dr), Shinobu (Ba), and Minami (Gt).

Fly High!!! / Ganbare! Victory KGSD / Victory Zenryoku! Start / Yume no Tsuzuki / Ganbare! Victory

Tankobuchin

Tankobuchin is a five-girl rock band originally formed when they were elementary school students in Karatsu, Saga prefecture. In 2013, they debuted from a major label as a band of active high school students with the first single “Dremi FUN LIFE.” Members are: MADOKA (Vo. & Gt), YURI (Gt), NODOKA (Ba), HONOKA (Dr), and CHIHARU (Key).

Tancobuchin / Tancobuchin Tancobuchin / Tancobuchin Shiawase Tarantula / Tankobuchin

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Other than BABYMETAL, there are lots of popular female groups in Japan who perform Heavy Metal Rock hard. Here we introduce such bands/groups. Hope their songs will make you headbang and say, “Japanese female heavy metal rocks!”

Aldious

Dazed and Delight / Aldious District Zero / Aldious Dominator/i Don't Like Me / Aldious

Cyntia

WOMAN / Cyntia Limit Break / Cyntia Lady Made / Cyntia

DESTROSE

Prologue / DESTROSE RIN / MAZE / DESTROSE Destrose / DESTROSE

Mary’s Blood

Countdown to Evolution / Mary's Blood Azure / Mary's Blood SCARLET / Mary's Blood

BABYMETAL New Arrivals on CDJapan

Here some BABYMETAL New Arrivals and merch you can buy on CDJapan.

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BABYMETAL are featured on many japanese music magazine and you can buy your own copy!!

Features articles about a concert of X JAPAN held at Yokohama Arena & a concert of BABYMEATAL held at Makuhari Messe Event Hall, interview with them, TOKIO, Iron Maiden, and more.

MARQUEE / MARQUEE Inc.
MARQUEE Inc.

Features lots of J-Pop idol groups such as Nogizaka46, Team Shachihoko, Juice=Juice, and Morning Musume. ’14. Mai Shiraishi of Nogizaka46 appears on the front cover.

HKT48 members, Haruka Kodama, Chihiro Anai, Aika Tada, Meru Tashima, Mio Tomonaga, Natsumi Matsuoka, and Aoi Motomura appear on the cover. Comes with a transparent card of HKT48. Also features Juri Takahashi (AKB48), Ryo Kitagawa (SKE48), Morning Musume. ’14 members, Sakura Gakuin, BABYMETAL, and more.

Features the hottest Kawaii topics/creators in Japan such BABYMETAL, Hello Kitty for Men, and nendo.

Features two music festivals held in UK, “SONISPHERE” and “BLACK SABBATH TIME.” Also follows BABYMETAL’s tour in Europe.

Features popular artists such as Babymetal, X Japan, DEMPA GUMI.inc and much more (subject to change).

Third volume featurring girls’ metal bands comes with a reversible poster featuring ALDIOUS and MARY’S BLOOD. Contains articles about ALDIOUS, CYNTIA, FUKI (LIGHT BRINGER), AKANE LIV, BABYMETAL, and more.

CDs/DVDs

Yeniol / Kiba Of Akiba
Kiba Of Akiba

First full-length album from Kiba Of Akiba includes new song(s) as well as their leading songs newly recorded such as “animation with you,” which is covered by BABYMETAL, “Zenbu Uchu ga Warui” and “FINAL QUEST.”

New edition of “Sakura Gakuin Nakamoto Suzuka 2013 Nen 3 Gatsu Sotsugyo” includes a photo shot at the event “The Road to Graduation Final – Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo Sotsugyo” held on March 31, 2013.

Kikuchi Moa talk about the Tokyo Idol Festival in her new diary

Today we have this news blog entry from Kikuchi Moa (MoaMetal) translate by the guys at Babymetal 重音部

Original is here: http://ameblo.jp/sakuragakuin/theme-10025604354.html

Here is Kikuchi Moa the Student Council President of Sakura Gakuin.
When BABYMETAL is disconnected with Sakura Gakuin,
and the time to start on independent way,
It seems that the time to spend as Sakura Gakuin have became less isn’t it?
And, it might be causing trouble to the members,
Become the obstructer to Sakura Gakuin?
And, I’m very distress to think myself.
After all, if someone need Moa,
As long as there are people move for us,
And there are fans who giving support,
Let’s live greedily,
I’ve decided to do both Moa from Sakura Gakuin and MOAMETAL from BABYMETAL,
and progressed straight on the way.

Kikuchi Moa

But, this time,
It had become the situation not able to participate in TIF (Tokyo Idol Festival).
I’m still not sure is it a right choice or not,
Even now and the future~
However, I believe that I will not doing the wrong choice to choose the both ways.

But you know, honestly,
The thought of me about the overlapping date of TIF and Lady GAGA supporting act is “Huh?! Why they are not a different day? XwX ”

This time,
For this matter to be absent in TIF,
I had asked the members:
“TIF is the first stage of Moa and Yui when we as the transfer student to SG, is a special, and very favorite festival for us! Please help us to deliver this feeling with the performance!! ”

And, TIF is the place that allows everyone to shine!
Many Idol appearance can be seen there,
I want to learn a lot from there,
want to feel a lot from there,
there are also full of chance,
I was also told a lot of feelings there.
Hana, Yunano, Rinon, Saki, Shi-tan, Sara, Aiko, Megu,
Even though it should be really uneasy,
But everyone were very understanding,
They gave us supportive and kind words through the mail:
“Both of you are doing your best at America, in the same way we also doing our best at Japan here! Please don’t worry… ”

I felt that everyone is growing more and more somehow.
I felt that Sakura Gakuin able to grow after overcome various of things,
I felt the pride to be a member of Sakura Gakuin.

In the United States,
I will do the best performance so that I will not live up Sakura Gakuin members who doing their best at TIF.
That is the promise with Sakura Gakuin members!!
Sakura Gakuin members will also show their best at TIF!
I believe that we will keep the promise.
★ Even we are away, our heart is one… ★
★ Never forget in any way ★
My request to everyone.
Everyone are doing their best for the TIF stage.
Please watch the Sakura Gakuin stage,
and tell me what kind of performance is it.

I believe in members and everyone,
Thanking you in advance!!!

*The word on the picture
★ Dream
★ Bond
★ Love

– Moo

Kikuchi Moa blog tif 2014

TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2014

The Tokyo Idol Festival is the world’s biggest idol festival where idol fans from across the globe come together. In fact, last year’s festival attracted a total of 33,000 fans who watched 111 idol groups perform on stage. Commemorating its 5th anniversary, the festival returns again this year with an even more powerful line-up! “Tokyo Idol Festival (TIF) 2014” will be held in the Odaiba/Aomi area Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd. Once again, TIF brings you various idol collaborations that can only be witnessed in Odaiba once a year as well as an opportunity to experience the Japanese idol culture firsthand, like having the chance to see local idols from various regions of Japan.

Additionally, 2014 will mark the first year in which TIF welcomes a broader audience, making ticket purchases possible from anywhere in the world*. By doing so, TIF hopes to further expand its presence into an international one, involving idol fans from all over the world. The main stage for TIF will be set up within Odaiba, now the so-called holy ground to idol fans. A number of special stages will be set up including a collaboration stage with Fuji TV’s summer event “Odaiba New World”

It’s a dream-come-true live event that will have you dancing to idol tunes all day!

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■Sponsor: Tokyo Idol Festival 2014 Executive Committee
(Supervised by Fuji TV)
■Location: Odaiba & Aomi Area
■Date: Saturday, August 2nd / Sunday, August 3rd 2014
■Appearing Idol Groups:
Idoling!!!, IDOL COLLEGE, iDOL Street e-Street, iDOL Street w-Street, idolrenaissance, IRIS, i☆Ris, Aoyama Saint Hachamecha High School, akishibu project, AXELL, UP UP GIRLS Kakko KARI, ani☆yume project, AfiliaSaga, amihime, AYUMIKURIKAMAKI, ALICEINALICE, Ange☆Reve, WEATHER GIRLS, usa☆usa Girls Club, Ultragirl, EIEN♡SHOUJYO, HR, HKT48, HGS, AeLL., S★spicy, Especia, X21, Electric Ribbon, OS☆U, Seiko Oomori, otomeshinto, oha-girl fuwawa, Oyayubi Princes, ORANCHE, GALETTe, GANBARE!Victory, You Kikkawa, Caramel, Caramel☆Ribbon, Cupitron, CurumiChronicle, KNU, Miyu Koike, Mai Kotone, Sakura Gakuin, THE HOOPERS, THE POSSIBLE, Sanspo Idol Reporter SIR, 3min, SUNMYU, C・M・T, G☆Girls, Shiina Pikarin, JK21, GEM, Shizukaze&kizuna, Cyntia, SPL∞ASH, smileage, STARMARIE, Stella☆Beats, Through Skills, seishun!toropikarumaru, Sexy☆allsisters, SO.ON project, Takiguchi Narumi withControl-S, Takoyaki Rainbow, Dancing Dolls, TSUKITOTAIYOU, TSURI BIT, DIANNA☆SWEET, Yufu Terashima, DEMPAGUMI.inc, TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE, Tokyo Cheer② Party, Tokyo Performance Doll, Doll☆Elements, Dream5, Dorothy Little Happy, NICE GIRL Trainee, NA-NA, nananon, Conquistador del arcoiris, NEO from Idoling!!!, Negaigoto, Negicco, versus kids, Party Rockets, Barbee, Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome, PASSPO☆, PuzzleGirls, HACHIKIN GIRLS, VANILLA BEANS, Palet, POWER SPOT, P.IDL, peach sugar snow, Bitter & Sweet, HIP♡ATTACK from idoling!!!, hime carat, Fine Color, Faint⋆Star, FUDANJUKU, pla2me, Prizmmy☆, Predia, babyraids, Bellring Girls Heart, HOUKAGO PRINCESS, Hoshikuzu Scat, WHY@DOLL, Maria, Miss iD2013-2015, Miss Marine, @mito_idol, miraiskirt, MOSO CALIBRATION, YOUNG CHAMPION GAKUEN MUSIC CLUB, Yumemiru Adolescence, Rinne Yoshida, RHYMEBERRY, Lucky Color’s, LOVELY★DOLL, LoVendoЯ, La PomPon, ry-moon, lyrical school, LIL’CHILL, LinQ, Links, LINDA SANSEI, Le Lien, READY TO KISS, Rev. from DVL, watchmina2014, Onelittlekiss
…and more!!!

Kikuchi Moa talk about the Tokyo Idol Festival in her new diary

Today we have this news blog entry from Kikuchi Moa (MoaMetal) translate by the guys at Babymetal 重音部

Original is here: http://ameblo.jp/sakuragakuin/theme-10025604354.html

Here is Kikuchi Moa the Student Council President of Sakura Gakuin.
When BABYMETAL is disconnected with Sakura Gakuin,
and the time to start on independent way,
It seems that the time to spend as Sakura Gakuin have became less isn’t it?
And, it might be causing trouble to the members,
Become the obstructer to Sakura Gakuin?
And, I’m very distress to think myself.
After all, if someone need Moa,
As long as there are people move for us,
And there are fans who giving support,
Let’s live greedily,
I’ve decided to do both Moa from Sakura Gakuin and MOAMETAL from BABYMETAL,
and progressed straight on the way.

Kikuchi Moa

But, this time,
It had become the situation not able to participate in TIF (Tokyo Idol Festival).
I’m still not sure is it a right choice or not,
Even now and the future~
However, I believe that I will not doing the wrong choice to choose the both ways.

But you know, honestly,
The thought of me about the overlapping date of TIF and Lady GAGA supporting act is “Huh?! Why they are not a different day? XwX ”

This time,
For this matter to be absent in TIF,
I had asked the members:
“TIF is the first stage of Moa and Yui when we as the transfer student to SG, is a special, and very favorite festival for us! Please help us to deliver this feeling with the performance!! ”

And, TIF is the place that allows everyone to shine!
Many Idol appearance can be seen there,
I want to learn a lot from there,
want to feel a lot from there,
there are also full of chance,
I was also told a lot of feelings there.
Hana, Yunano, Rinon, Saki, Shi-tan, Sara, Aiko, Megu,
Even though it should be really uneasy,
But everyone were very understanding,
They gave us supportive and kind words through the mail:
“Both of you are doing your best at America, in the same way we also doing our best at Japan here! Please don’t worry… ”

I felt that everyone is growing more and more somehow.
I felt that Sakura Gakuin able to grow after overcome various of things,
I felt the pride to be a member of Sakura Gakuin.

In the United States,
I will do the best performance so that I will not live up Sakura Gakuin members who doing their best at TIF.
That is the promise with Sakura Gakuin members!!
Sakura Gakuin members will also show their best at TIF!
I believe that we will keep the promise.
★ Even we are away, our heart is one… ★
★ Never forget in any way ★
My request to everyone.
Everyone are doing their best for the TIF stage.
Please watch the Sakura Gakuin stage,
and tell me what kind of performance is it.

I believe in members and everyone,
Thanking you in advance!!!

*The word on the picture
★ Dream
★ Bond
★ Love

– Moo

Kikuchi Moa blog tif 2014

TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2014

The Tokyo Idol Festival is the world’s biggest idol festival where idol fans from across the globe come together. In fact, last year’s festival attracted a total of 33,000 fans who watched 111 idol groups perform on stage. Commemorating its 5th anniversary, the festival returns again this year with an even more powerful line-up! “Tokyo Idol Festival (TIF) 2014” will be held in the Odaiba/Aomi area Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd. Once again, TIF brings you various idol collaborations that can only be witnessed in Odaiba once a year as well as an opportunity to experience the Japanese idol culture firsthand, like having the chance to see local idols from various regions of Japan.

Additionally, 2014 will mark the first year in which TIF welcomes a broader audience, making ticket purchases possible from anywhere in the world*. By doing so, TIF hopes to further expand its presence into an international one, involving idol fans from all over the world. The main stage for TIF will be set up within Odaiba, now the so-called holy ground to idol fans. A number of special stages will be set up including a collaboration stage with Fuji TV’s summer event “Odaiba New World”

It’s a dream-come-true live event that will have you dancing to idol tunes all day!

2

■Sponsor: Tokyo Idol Festival 2014 Executive Committee
(Supervised by Fuji TV)
■Location: Odaiba & Aomi Area
■Date: Saturday, August 2nd / Sunday, August 3rd 2014
■Appearing Idol Groups:
Idoling!!!, IDOL COLLEGE, iDOL Street e-Street, iDOL Street w-Street, idolrenaissance, IRIS, i☆Ris, Aoyama Saint Hachamecha High School, akishibu project, AXELL, UP UP GIRLS Kakko KARI, ani☆yume project, AfiliaSaga, amihime, AYUMIKURIKAMAKI, ALICEINALICE, Ange☆Reve, WEATHER GIRLS, usa☆usa Girls Club, Ultragirl, EIEN♡SHOUJYO, HR, HKT48, HGS, AeLL., S★spicy, Especia, X21, Electric Ribbon, OS☆U, Seiko Oomori, otomeshinto, oha-girl fuwawa, Oyayubi Princes, ORANCHE, GALETTe, GANBARE!Victory, You Kikkawa, Caramel, Caramel☆Ribbon, Cupitron, CurumiChronicle, KNU, Miyu Koike, Mai Kotone, Sakura Gakuin, THE HOOPERS, THE POSSIBLE, Sanspo Idol Reporter SIR, 3min, SUNMYU, C・M・T, G☆Girls, Shiina Pikarin, JK21, GEM, Shizukaze&kizuna, Cyntia, SPL∞ASH, smileage, STARMARIE, Stella☆Beats, Through Skills, seishun!toropikarumaru, Sexy☆allsisters, SO.ON project, Takiguchi Narumi withControl-S, Takoyaki Rainbow, Dancing Dolls, TSUKITOTAIYOU, TSURI BIT, DIANNA☆SWEET, Yufu Terashima, DEMPAGUMI.inc, TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE, Tokyo Cheer② Party, Tokyo Performance Doll, Doll☆Elements, Dream5, Dorothy Little Happy, NICE GIRL Trainee, NA-NA, nananon, Conquistador del arcoiris, NEO from Idoling!!!, Negaigoto, Negicco, versus kids, Party Rockets, Barbee, Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome, PASSPO☆, PuzzleGirls, HACHIKIN GIRLS, VANILLA BEANS, Palet, POWER SPOT, P.IDL, peach sugar snow, Bitter & Sweet, HIP♡ATTACK from idoling!!!, hime carat, Fine Color, Faint⋆Star, FUDANJUKU, pla2me, Prizmmy☆, Predia, babyraids, Bellring Girls Heart, HOUKAGO PRINCESS, Hoshikuzu Scat, WHY@DOLL, Maria, Miss iD2013-2015, Miss Marine, @mito_idol, miraiskirt, MOSO CALIBRATION, YOUNG CHAMPION GAKUEN MUSIC CLUB, Yumemiru Adolescence, Rinne Yoshida, RHYMEBERRY, Lucky Color’s, LOVELY★DOLL, LoVendoЯ, La PomPon, ry-moon, lyrical school, LIL’CHILL, LinQ, Links, LINDA SANSEI, Le Lien, READY TO KISS, Rev. from DVL, watchmina2014, Onelittlekiss
…and more!!!

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