So Jason Becker dig BABYMETAL!

Jason Becker, who was playing guitar with Marty Friedman in a 80’s speed metal band named Cacophony, has tweet this today!

Jason Eli Becker (born July 22, 1969) is an American neo-classical metal guitarist and composer. At the age of 16, he became part of the Shrapnel Records-produced duo Cacophony with his friend Marty Friedman. They released Speed Metal Symphony in 1987 and Go Off! in 1988. Cacophony broke up in 1989 and Becker began doing solo work, having released his first album Perpetual Burn in 1988, also through Shrapnel.

Cacophony_-_Speed_Metal_Symphony

He later joined David Lee Roth’s band and recorded one album with him, A Little Ain’t Enough. Becker’s career was hampered by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease and was initially diagnosed with only three to five years left to live. In 1996, Becker lost the ability to speak and now communicates with his eyes via a system developed by his father. Despite his disability, he continues composing by using a computer and has since released with Shrapnel Collection, a “best of” album of his favorite songs and three new songs.

Marty Friedman: Extreme showdown between BiS and BABYMETAL!

Marty’s imaginary Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen Part.4 (* Kouhaku Uta Gassen is the most popular and famous music show in Japan on TV at the very end of the every year)

If I was a producer it would be something like this!? “Marty Friedman Presents, Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen 2014” series, Part 4. This is the setlist I imagined in my head!
(Marty’s setlist for Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen)

1. AKB48 – Mae Shika Mukanee
2. HKT48 – Sakura, Minna de Tabeta (Marty joins)
3. Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku – Haitateki! (Takuya joins)
4. Morning Musume ’14 – Toki wo Koe, Sora wo Koe
5. ℃-ute – I miss you (Marty joins)
6. Up Up Girls (kari) – (kari) ha Kaesuze☆be your soul
7. BiS – FiNAL DANCE
8. BABYMETAL – Akumu no Rondo (Meshuggah guitarist joins)
9. Dempa Gumi.inc – Chururi Chururira (Marty joins)
10. Momoiro Clover Z – Naitemo Iindayo (Marty & KISS join)
I’ll feature no.7 & 8 this time. It’s getting really interesting.
No.7 BiS – FiNAL DANCE

So, a dark horse came in No.7 like no one expected it. I called for BiS (Brand-new idol Society) without notice which disbanded in the summer 2014. Let them perform at Kouhaku the way they are!

To be honest I hadn’t checked them out much (before). You know, they are something like, kind of a joke, right? They released the album titled “IDOL is DEAD” even though they were idols, got naked in one of their music videos and started a concept which said “Idols you can grope (boobs) now”. I’d say they were like Sex Pistols in the idol world, in terms of where they were positioned.

But the guy who’s in charge in Entame NEXT let me hear “FiNAL DANCE” lately and I thought this is good. Restless drumming and the melody which sounds like melodic hardcore, this is awesome! And the vocals have good voices! Cute voice, cool voice, they have many kinds of voices, you can get a kick out of it! I want to expect a performance full of punk spirits from them which no other idols can do.

No.8 BABYMETAL – Akumu no Rondo
After punk, it’s metal! Let us welcome now greatly popular BABYMETAL! The song will be Akumu no Rondo which is included in their 1st album. Actually many songs on the album came from previously released singles so there are a few brand-new songs in there. Akumu no Rondo is one of those new songs.

This song, the moment I listened to it, I thought “This caught me off the guard! / They nailed it!”. In this song the rhythm is the irregular time (not those ordinary quadruple time), I’d say quite progressive. I’ve been thinking since way before that “If there was an idol who performs irregular-time songs, wouldn’t it be amazing?” But I’ve never thought BABAMETAL would do that! They are indeed shrewd! (in a good sense)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpAHL155Lew

During the performance of this Akumu no Rondo, I want the member(s) of Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah to play as the backing band.

Some people say “The sound of BABYMETAL originally came from here?” about this band. Not the song itself, but guitar, bass, solid sound of drums, agressive arrangement somewhat sound like them. I want BABYMETAL fans to listen to the sound of Meshuggah.
Marty’s Idol Uta Gassen 2014, next one is the final DEATH!

Translation: bluexstahli from Babymetal reddit
source: http://okmusic.jp/#!/news/67471

Marty Friedman: Extreme showdown between BiS and BABYMETAL!

Marty’s imaginary Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen Part.4 (* Kouhaku Uta Gassen is the most popular and famous music show in Japan on TV at the very end of the every year)

If I was a producer it would be something like this!? “Marty Friedman Presents, Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen 2014” series, Part 4. This is the setlist I imagined in my head!
(Marty’s setlist for Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen)

1. AKB48 – Mae Shika Mukanee
2. HKT48 – Sakura, Minna de Tabeta (Marty joins)
3. Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku – Haitateki! (Takuya joins)
4. Morning Musume ’14 – Toki wo Koe, Sora wo Koe
5. ℃-ute – I miss you (Marty joins)
6. Up Up Girls (kari) – (kari) ha Kaesuze☆be your soul
7. BiS – FiNAL DANCE
8. BABYMETAL – Akumu no Rondo (Meshuggah guitarist joins)
9. Dempa Gumi.inc – Chururi Chururira (Marty joins)
10. Momoiro Clover Z – Naitemo Iindayo (Marty & KISS join)
I’ll feature no.7 & 8 this time. It’s getting really interesting.
No.7 BiS – FiNAL DANCE

So, a dark horse came in No.7 like no one expected it. I called for BiS (Brand-new idol Society) without notice which disbanded in the summer 2014. Let them perform at Kouhaku the way they are!

To be honest I hadn’t checked them out much (before). You know, they are something like, kind of a joke, right? They released the album titled “IDOL is DEAD” even though they were idols, got naked in one of their music videos and started a concept which said “Idols you can grope (boobs) now”. I’d say they were like Sex Pistols in the idol world, in terms of where they were positioned.

But the guy who’s in charge in Entame NEXT let me hear “FiNAL DANCE” lately and I thought this is good. Restless drumming and the melody which sounds like melodic hardcore, this is awesome! And the vocals have good voices! Cute voice, cool voice, they have many kinds of voices, you can get a kick out of it! I want to expect a performance full of punk spirits from them which no other idols can do.

No.8 BABYMETAL – Akumu no Rondo
After punk, it’s metal! Let us welcome now greatly popular BABYMETAL! The song will be Akumu no Rondo which is included in their 1st album. Actually many songs on the album came from previously released singles so there are a few brand-new songs in there. Akumu no Rondo is one of those new songs.

This song, the moment I listened to it, I thought “This caught me off the guard! / They nailed it!”. In this song the rhythm is the irregular time (not those ordinary quadruple time), I’d say quite progressive. I’ve been thinking since way before that “If there was an idol who performs irregular-time songs, wouldn’t it be amazing?” But I’ve never thought BABAMETAL would do that! They are indeed shrewd! (in a good sense)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpAHL155Lew

During the performance of this Akumu no Rondo, I want the member(s) of Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah to play as the backing band.

Some people say “The sound of BABYMETAL originally came from here?” about this band. Not the song itself, but guitar, bass, solid sound of drums, agressive arrangement somewhat sound like them. I want BABYMETAL fans to listen to the sound of Meshuggah.
Marty’s Idol Uta Gassen 2014, next one is the final DEATH!

Translation: bluexstahli from Babymetal reddit
source: http://okmusic.jp/#!/news/67471

BABYMETAL’s Takayoshi Ohmura new solo album!

Takayoshi Ohmura (BABYMETAL’s Kami band Guitar) solo album “Devils In The Dark -Final Edition-” will be released on January 28th.

Takayoshi

“Devils In The Dark -Final Edition-” is the album that is special by adding a live DVD in the “Devils In The Dark” original album, which was announced in December 2012.

Chris Powers (Razer), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Francisco Fareri, with addition of Marty Friedman and Nishiwaki Tatsuya (LIV MOON) are the domestic and foreign artists who are participating.

The DVD is a liveconcert of Omura debut 10th anniversary that was held in Tokyo · SHIBUYA REX in September of this year. The show feature members from BABYMETAL’s Kami Band such as Mikio Fujioka (G / TRICK BOX) and Leda (G / ex. DELUHI).

You can pre-order Devils In The Dark -Final Edition on CDJapan

Takayoshi Ohmura “Devils In The Dark -Final Edition-” songs (guest artist)

CD
01. Never Surrender (Città Thani / Marty Friedman)
02. Wanna Get A Good Love (Chris Powers)
03. Delusional Dreams (Russell Allen / Francisco Fareri)
04. Poison Eyes (AKANE LIV)
05. Trust
06 . The Night Of USA (Chris Powers)
07. Solitary Universe (TOKI / Nishiwaki Tatsuya)
08. Shadows Of Eternity (Chris Powers)
09. Under One Flag (Citta Thani)
10. A Little Song (Nishiwaki Tatsuya) 11. The Night Of USA TOKI Ver.

DVD
「The Chronicle of Metal Lovers」
01. Shadows Of Eternity
02. When I Close My Eyes
03. High Works
04. Unite
05. Wanna Get A Good Love
06. Never
07. Poison Eyes
08. Under One Flag
09. Pleasant Surprise
10. Material Tone
11. The Cataclysm
12. Cry For The Faith
13. Rain On Me
14. Nowher To Go
15. Night Of U.S.A.
16. Solitary Universe
17. Tell Me Why
18. Holy Tomorrow
19. Distant Thunder
20. Never Surrender

Live Members: Takayoshi Ohmura (G) / Kuze Atsushi (Vo / Concerto Moon) / Nakaze (G / Fo’xTail) / Shoyo (B / CROSS VEIN) / SHINGO (Dr / SIXX FOURTEEN) / Saki ( Key / Albion)
guest: Fujioka Miki-dai (G / TRICK BOX) / Leda (G / DELUHI) / TOKI (Vo / C4, STEALTH)

BABYMETAL’s Takayoshi Ohmura new solo album!

Takayoshi Ohmura (BABYMETAL’s Kami band Guitar) solo album “Devils In The Dark -Final Edition-” will be released on January 28th.

Takayoshi

“Devils In The Dark -Final Edition-” is the album that is special by adding a live DVD in the “Devils In The Dark” original album, which was announced in December 2012.

Chris Powers (Razer), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Francisco Fareri, with addition of Marty Friedman and Nishiwaki Tatsuya (LIV MOON) are the domestic and foreign artists who are participating.

The DVD is a liveconcert of Omura debut 10th anniversary that was held in Tokyo · SHIBUYA REX in September of this year. The show feature members from BABYMETAL’s Kami Band such as Mikio Fujioka (G / TRICK BOX) and Leda (G / ex. DELUHI).

You can pre-order Devils In The Dark -Final Edition on CDJapan

Takayoshi Ohmura “Devils In The Dark -Final Edition-” songs (guest artist)

CD
01. Never Surrender (Città Thani / Marty Friedman)
02. Wanna Get A Good Love (Chris Powers)
03. Delusional Dreams (Russell Allen / Francisco Fareri)
04. Poison Eyes (AKANE LIV)
05. Trust
06 . The Night Of USA (Chris Powers)
07. Solitary Universe (TOKI / Nishiwaki Tatsuya)
08. Shadows Of Eternity (Chris Powers)
09. Under One Flag (Citta Thani)
10. A Little Song (Nishiwaki Tatsuya) < bonus track> 11. The Night Of USA TOKI Ver.

DVD
「The Chronicle of Metal Lovers」
01. Shadows Of Eternity
02. When I Close My Eyes
03. High Works
04. Unite
05. Wanna Get A Good Love
06. Never
07. Poison Eyes
08. Under One Flag
09. Pleasant Surprise
10. Material Tone
11. The Cataclysm
12. Cry For The Faith
13. Rain On Me
14. Nowher To Go
15. Night Of U.S.A.
16. Solitary Universe
17. Tell Me Why
18. Holy Tomorrow
19. Distant Thunder
20. Never Surrender


Live Members: Takayoshi Ohmura (G) / Kuze Atsushi (Vo / Concerto Moon) / Nakaze (G / Fo’xTail) / Shoyo (B / CROSS VEIN) / SHINGO (Dr / SIXX FOURTEEN) / Saki ( Key / Albion)
guest: Fujioka Miki-dai (G / TRICK BOX) / Leda (G / DELUHI) / TOKI (Vo / C4, STEALTH)