Here is a recent Blabbermouth interview with Mille Petrozza from the legendary german thrash metal band Kreator and he have something to say about BABYMETAL.
The Age Of Metal recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza of German thrash metal veterans KREATOR. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked to weigh in on the Japanese pop-metal group BABYMETAL, which has been described by some as the most polarizing thing to hit heavy metal in the past decade, Mille said: “I’m not the one to judge, man. It’s not for me; I’m not their target [audience].”
He continued: “My [personal] opinion? If I listen to metal, I’ll listen to the ‘real’ metal. I like some of the gimmick metal stuff. But on the other hand, I think if I really wanna listen to music, it’s gotta be serious music. I don’t like ‘fun’ music so much.
“I checked out this BABYMETAL, who seems to be the enemy for some people. Like, ‘Oh, how can you do this?’ I’m, like, ‘It’s a big party. Everybody’s going wild.’ Maybe I could not enjoy it as much as the people that were there, but if people are enjoying it, why not? It’s not harmful to any of us, to the ‘real’ metal bands. It won’t hurt us. BABYMETAL will not hurt KREATOR and all the bands that are around that play ‘real’ metal. So don’t worry; it’s all fine. [Laughs]”
Mille also spoke in more general terms about bands like BABYMETAL who combine pop and edgy heavy metal, saying: “I’m a big fan of pop music, so if I wanna listen to pop, I listen to pop music, and not ‘pop metal.’ That doesn’t make too much sense. Even though some people say that if you listen to ‘British Steel’ by JUDAS PRIEST, that’s also pop metal, but I guess that’s in a cooler way, you know. I think there’s a couple of bands that are just… Like I said, it’s all fine, but it’s just not my cup of tea, I’d say.”