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

Dana (distortion) Yavin: BABYMETAL live in Paris in full HD (photos)

Here is some full size HD photos taken by official BABYMETAL photographer Dana (distortion) Yavin.

Warning some of this photos are very big and can weight more than 10 megabytes.











New Dana (distortion) Yavin photo!

Dana (distortion) Yavin has just released this brand new BABYMETAL exclusive photo on her Facebook account!

This photo is taken they give last night in Paris, France.

Dana (distortion) Yavin is the official BABYMETAL tour photographer

Dana (distortion) Yavin has just announced that she’s gonna be the official BABYMETAL world tour photographer on her Facebook page!

You can read our Exclusive interview with photographer Dana (distortion) Yavin that we have done earlier this year.

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

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


Exclusive interview with photographer Dana (distortion) Yavin

You probably see this marvelous photo everywhere (the one above) on social network, forum and web community if you follow every news about the band BABYMETAL.

Even the official BABYMETAL Twitter account has tweet this photo taken at the last BABYMETAL concert at the Nippon Budokan. The photographer behind this remarkable piece of art is Dana Yavin and (the number one unofficial fan site) have an exclusive interview with her! And YES we have a never seen before photo for you at the end of the interview 🙂

Can you introduce yourself to our readers? And for photography fans out there, what kind of gear did you use for the Budokan show?

Hey, I’m Dana Distortion. I’m a music photographer from Brooklyn, New York.

To shoot the show I used a Nikon D700 and a Nikon D4, these are the two cameras I use for every show. I use all kinds of lenses and I switch them during the show according to what happens on stage.

Did you know about BABYMETAL before the Budokan concert?

I did know about them. I checked them out online when I was invited to shoot the show. Let’s just say that even then I didn’t expect to experience what I did…it was almost shocking. Actually, not almost, it was shocking!

Dana (distortion) Yavin
Dana (distortion) Yavin

How did you get there? And how were you contacted to go to Japan and take pictures of the BABYMETAL concert? Were you aware of the kind of concert you’d see that night?

I got to Japan on a plane and to Budokan on a train (laughing). My friend hooked me up with BM’s manager and we were invited to the show. I came to Japan for the Rolling Stones shows at the Tokyo Dome, but BABYMETAL was sure an amazing show and I’m so happy I got to watch and shoot the show. I didn’t expect it to be as powerful and as professional as it was. These girls are just amazing! The crowd was so into it…I really didn’t see it coming.

Did you see the second concert at Budokan? If you were only at one, which one?

I was there the first night. I had to go to Osaka the second night and I was very sad about it. I would have loved to see the show again.

After seeing the concert, what do you think about BABYMETAL as a professional photographer and as person who meets many music industry people and musicians?

I think these girls are just amazing. Their show is great and super exciting. Very high level of performance. I think they will be superstars all over the world. Even if one is not a big metal fan, it is a show anyone can enjoy. It’s so unique and refreshing. There is really nothing else out there like it.

Dana (distortion) Yavin  Babymetal

Do you think that BABYMETAL is a real phenomenon, or only a trend that will die in a few months or years?

I don’t think its a trend. They are super talented and it seems to work very well. The crowd is super into them but I don’t know what’s gonna happen when these girls are not babies anymore… are they gonna change their name to TEENAGEMETAL??? (laughing)

Did you meet the girls before or after the concert? Do you speak Japanese? And was this your first time in Japan?

I did meet the girls backstage before the show. They were excited that I’m from America. I don’t speak Japanese unfortunately, but my friend translated to them. They were very sweet and I heard they really liked my photos from the show, so that’s always a big compliment. I also took photos during soundcheck, so seeing this production come to life was very special and fascinating for me.

At the first concert, did you see Yui fall off the stage during the song “Headbanger”? If yes, do you have pictures of the incident?

I might have photos of that. I didn’t notice her falling off the stage during the show, but I did hear about it after the show when I was looking for the girls backstage hoping to shoot a portrait. With that said, even if I had photos of that I wouldn’t publish them or show them to anyone. It’s just not my style. I respect the artist’s privacy. I don’t think Yui would want anyone to see photos of that. These girls really give their heart and soul on stage. She moved on and showed up like a trooper to the show the next day that’s really all that matters.

How many photos did you take?

Not sure…I never really count or notice. I don’t “motorshoot” (just hit the shutter fast to try and capture something). I really think of the shots I take so it’s not as many as you would think. I think I sent about 80 final (and my favorite) photos to their management after the show.

I have only seen two or three photos so far from this concert. Will the others be published one day?

Not sure where and when they will be published, but there are more and they will be out there at some point.

Finally, what is your next concert photo shoot?

Elvis Costello and The Roots, then a few other shows in New York. Then I will be heading to the Coachella Festival in California. The fun never stops now, does it?

Dana (distortion) Yavin  exclusive BABYMETAL live at Nippon Buodkan
Dana (distortion) Yavin exclusive BABYMETAL live at Nippon Buodkan