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Sneak Peek of Babymetal’s 2nd album.

Metal Hammer spoils Babymetal fans with a track by track breakdown of ‘Metal Resistance

With ‘Metal Resistance‘ now a month away, Babymetal fans are teased with a breakdown of the album in the March 2016 issue.  Eleanor Goodman from Metal Hammer dissects Babymetal’s still unreleased album.

ROAD OF RESISTANCE

Released a year ago to proudly set the scene for Babymetal’s evolution, this song shows the band’s synthesis of pop and metal at its finest. Kitsunes up!

KARATE

Kicking off with a meaty modern metal riff and minor vocals, Karate packs one hell of a punch, before striking into an Idol-like chorus. Set necks to headbang.

AWADAMA FEVER

Forget chocolate – it’s all about ‘chew-chew-chewing gum’ now. Out last November, it has a ferocious drum’n’bass background, in keeping with Kobametal’s penchant for genre-blending.

YAVA!

It opens like a demented video game and drifts into Eurovision territory, before massive nu metal riffs take it to a mystical-sounding bridge.

AMORE

Beginning like a ballad, Amore swiftly descends into the realm of riffing, taking cues from friends and collaborators Dragonforce. Su-metal’s vocals are huge.

META TARO

Babymetal? Battlemetal, more like. It opens like a hymn, before male voices spell out the title in a Viking warrior chant, and they’re all off on metaphorical longboat.

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

The influence of BMTH looms large. There are layers of electronics, a touch of Can You Feel My Heart, and then it all goes surprisingly Skrillex.

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Sneak Peek of Babymetal’s 2nd album.The title’s unclear, but there’s a line that goes, “Monster, monster horror!” Heaviness and melody blend into the ultimate Babymetal Frankenstein song.

SIS. ANGER

It’s the death metal song! There is a fearsome sample from The Book Of Revelation, before a frantic flurry of noise and some syncopated vocals.

NO RAIN, NO RAINBOW

The clue’s in the title – it’s uncannily like X Japan’s Endless Rain and GN’R’s November Rain. From sweet strings to tinkling ivories pours a huge ballad.

TALES OF THE DESTINIES

The nuttiest track yet. A load of mathcore comes crashing in, before mutating into galloping power metal, while Su-metal croons like Lady Gaga.

THE ONE

Another song they’ve played live. It’s Disney’s Frozen x heavy metal – an earnest track designed to light up arenas. Anathema to some, rapturous to others, this is the Fox God’s parting shot.Sneak Peek of Babymetal’s 2nd album.

March 2016 issue of Metal Hammer featuring Babymetal on sale now. If you live in the states, Barnes and Noble import the UK based metal magazine.

Sneak Peek of Babymetal’s 2nd album.

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Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer!

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For the first time ever, Japanese sensations Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer!

Join us as we spend 72 hours with the most controversial metal band of the 21st century for a UK invasion like no other. Is it metal? Is it moral? Is it real?! Find out in our new issue – which comes with a FREE BABYMETAL FOX GOD MASK, plus a FREE POSTER PACK featuring gory artwork and exclusive live shots, plus a killer FREE CD featuring Lamb Of God, Ghost, Parkway Drive and many more. All this plus fresh interviews with Lamb Of God, Disturbed, Ghost, We Came As Romans, Rob Zombie and many more. Come get some.

Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer Summer 15 Issue 273

Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer!

Babymetal Metal Hammer

For the first time ever, Japanese sensations Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer!

Join us as we spend 72 hours with the most controversial metal band of the 21st century for a UK invasion like no other. Is it metal? Is it moral? Is it real?! Find out in our new issue – which comes with a FREE BABYMETAL FOX GOD MASK, plus a FREE POSTER PACK featuring gory artwork and exclusive live shots, plus a killer FREE CD featuring Lamb Of God, Ghost, Parkway Drive and many more. All this plus fresh interviews with Lamb Of God, Disturbed, Ghost, We Came As Romans, Rob Zombie and many more. Come get some.

Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer Summer 15 Issue 273

Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer!

Babymetal Metal Hammer

For the first time ever, Japanese sensations Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer!

Join us as we spend 72 hours with the most controversial metal band of the 21st century for a UK invasion like no other. Is it metal? Is it moral? Is it real?! Find out in our new issue – which comes with a FREE BABYMETAL FOX GOD MASK, plus a FREE POSTER PACK featuring gory artwork and exclusive live shots, plus a killer FREE CD featuring Lamb Of God, Ghost, Parkway Drive and many more. All this plus fresh interviews with Lamb Of God, Disturbed, Ghost, We Came As Romans, Rob Zombie and many more. Come get some.

Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer Summer 15 Issue 273

Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer!

Babymetal Metal Hammer

For the first time ever, Japanese sensations Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer!

Join us as we spend 72 hours with the most controversial metal band of the 21st century for a UK invasion like no other. Is it metal? Is it moral? Is it real?! Find out in our new issue – which comes with a FREE BABYMETAL FOX GOD MASK, plus a FREE POSTER PACK featuring gory artwork and exclusive live shots, plus a killer FREE CD featuring Lamb Of God, Ghost, Parkway Drive and many more. All this plus fresh interviews with Lamb Of God, Disturbed, Ghost, We Came As Romans, Rob Zombie and many more. Come get some.

Babymetal grace the cover of Metal Hammer Summer 15 Issue 273

Metal Hammer: 3 Minutes With Babymetal (video)

A brief chat with the Japanese phenomenon

Last Saturday Babymetal played to a sold-out Brixton O2 Academy in what was only their third ever UK performance. But before they danced and partied all holy hell out of the 5000 strong crowd, we caught up with Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal to find out about the new album and the Fox God.

It’s hard to ignore the monumental success of Babymetal since their inception at Sonisphere this summer, so when we had the chance to meet up for a second time it was a no-brainer.

Here we talk to the three-girl tour de force about the experience of playing a metal festival, how Gimme Chocolate came together and how they’re planning on celebrating Christmas – seemingly by celebrating Su-metal’s birthday (which you know will be at last 60 times more bonkers than yours).

Check Metal Hammer review and gallery of Babymetal’s Brixton show.

BABYMETAL in Metal Hammer magazine Sept. 2014 issue

The september 2014 issue of Metal Hammer magazine is featuring a Dom Lawson interview with BABYMETAL and an in dept intewview with the mind behind the band KOBAMETAL.

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If we hadn’t witnessed it with our own eyes, we would never have believed it. It’s July 5, 2014 and thousands of metal fans are gathered on the hallowed grounds of Knebworth, Hertfordshire, for the first UK Sonisphere festival since 2011. And there they are, on the festival’s main stage… three teenage Japanese girls, dancing and singing their way through the catchiest of pop melodies, with big grins plastered across their faces and fingers bent into what we soon discover is “the sign of the fox”. Behind them are a band of virtuoso metal musicians, clad in white and faces painted similarly, letting rip with a pinpoint precise and laudably modern barrage of scything riffs and pummeling rhythms. The crowd – sizeable as the girls hit the stage, fucking enormous by the time they leave it – is going righteously and thrillingly bonkers. Is it metal? Is it pop? It’s both and neither. It’s Babymetal, and within 30 minutes they have not only won over a supposedly hardcore crowd of Maiden and Metallica fans, but, even more enjoyably, briskly shut the mewing gobs of a great number of tiresome cynics and online try-hards. Joyful, triumphant, and utterly bizarre, Babymetal have arrived and the UK is plainly digging it.

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Although they have been building up a head of steam in their native Japan for the last couple of years, Babymetal only began to make inroads on these shores earlier this year, when YouTube links and bewildered blog posts started popping up across social networks and rock and metal media outlets. Understandably, not everyone was immediately impressed by the band’s unashamed blending of J-Pop (Japanese pop music, obviously) and thunderous metal. In stark contrast to Japan, where manufactured pop is widely accepted as a legitimate part of a wider pop culture that seems largely bereft of embittered whining, the UK’s rock and metal scenes are innately suspicious of anything that seems to have been conjured from the hellish mind of a record label mogul, rather than built from the ground up in a more earnest and “real” fashion. We hate Simon Cowell and we love Motörhead. The divide is clear. But part of Babymetal’s irresistible charm is that, whether for cultural reasons or not, they don’t seem to acknowledge that divide at all. Musically, they are as heavy and sharp as any modern metal band. Vocally? Well, yes, the squeaky and undeniably pop-orientated voices of Su-Metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal remain wholly untouched by, say, Slayer’s back catalogue, but the final product itself is so deliciously alien and peculiar, not to mention delivered with with joyous enthusiasm, that griping about Babymetal not being “proper metal” just comes across as pointless posturing.

OK, we admit it – we’re intrigued. And so Metal Hammer caught up with Babymetal at The Forum in London a few days later to have a chat with Key “Kobametal” Kobayashi, and to ask whether people’s cynicism about the self- evidently manufactured nature of the band is anywhere near accurate or just a knee-jerk reaction to something beyond our usual frame of reference. Softly spoken and unfailingly polite, Key certainly looks like a metalhead and, via the interpretive skills of tour manager Nora, is quite happy to explain how Babymetal came to be.
“I have been a huge metal fan for 30 years,” he states. “But of course metal is only getting older and older and the scene isn’t getting bigger anymore. I started thinking that I wanted to come up with something new, something that no one has ever done before, and that’s where Babymetal came from. The idea really just fell from the heavens.”

At some point, Key may grow weary of being asked whether his band are a cynical exercise in pop exploitation, but for now he seems perfectly happy to address the issue.
“I understand that people outside of Japan don’t really understand the pop scene in Japan and they perceive it differently from how the Japanese would,” he nods, thoughtfully. “As a longtime metal fan, I always used to say ‘That’s not real metal so I’m not listening to it!’ I’m a metal purist too, to be honest. But I realized that the scene isn’t really getting any bigger. All the old-school metal bands are still around and there’s still a fanbase, but it’s all getting smaller. So to bring Japanese metal around the world, it has to be something different and original. It’s like sushi! Sushi came from Japan and people had never eaten it before, and now everyone eats sushi all over the world. If I just started another metal band like any other, like Iron Maiden or Metallica or whoever, then no one is going to listen to it or be excited by it. Right now, Japan is known for the Idol scene and the J-pop, and I just thought that this amalgam of J-Pop and metal would be a good way to represent Japanese metal and Japanese music. And people seem to be enjoying what we do. It’s the power of the Fox!”

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Ah yes, the Fox. If you were at Sonisphere, you may have seen Babymetal’s into video, which recounted the daft but endearing fictional tale of how the band came together in answer to a request from the metal-loving Fox God to start something called the ‘Metal Resistance’. As preposterous as it sounds, there is something very clever and lovable about Babymetal’s back-story and the mystique that surrounds those who put the music together. While the metal media speculate about whether the band’s eponymous debut album was put together by members of much-loved noughties’ crossover crew Mad Capsule Markets or just some terrible Machiavellian producer with a hotline to the best session musicians, the reality is that in Babymetal’s world it really doesn’t matter a shiny shit. In fact, the whole thing works so brilliantly because it has side-stepped all the usual considerations in favour of the wholesale creation of a unique and fully formed world of its own.
“I was always interested in metal bands that had some mystery to them,” says Key. “I wanted to create something that was different from normal everyday life and people will be guessing about what’s going on in the band. It’s like Disneyland… it’s not reality and you’re transported to a different place. That’s what I wanted to create. The three girls were chosen because they’re suitable and they represent the band really well. They’re great singers and great performers. that’s why I created the story about the Fox and the Metal Resistance. The girls are like prophets, speaking for the Fox God. It just makes it different from everything else… and it’s fun!

What really comes across when speaking to Key is that he never expected Babymetal to be received so well overseas. The band have already exceeded expectations at home, becoming a huge deal very quickly and selling out two nights in the legendary Budokan in Tokyo – that’s 20,000 people per night – back in March. But conquering the rest of the world wasn’t supposed to be easy, not least due to the aforementioned cultural differences that make places like the UK so susceptible to a sneering, cynical outlook on anything that makes up its own rules as it goes along. As a result, Babymetal’s Sonisphere experience – not to mention the small matter of a show at The Forum that sold out in a matter of hours, after it had already been up-scaled from a much smaller venue – amounts to an unexpected but very welcome triumph for Key and the band and a very good omen for their collective future.

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“When this began I was just experimenting and it was a challenge,” says Key. “I didn’t know what was going to happen and I never expected it to become so big, so fast. We’d never played a big festival like Sonisphere before and we really didn’t know what to expect at a big festival full of real metal fans. In the end, it’s just trial and error. We’re always moving forward but we never really never know what to expect. Right now we’re getting a lot of offers from all over the world. We’re opening for Lady Gaga in the US and we’re doing a festival in Canada and more headline shows, so we want to travel more next year and just see where it takes us.

Key smiles the broad smile of a man who simply can’t believe his luck. He may yet end up making tons of money from Babymetal but it’s obvious that the music and the experience are what have driven this project from the start. And then, of course, there are the girls themselves. Metal Hammer is invited up for a quick chat with Su-Metal and her diminutive comrades before they take to the stage at The Forum and they greet us with excited grins but plenty of the extreme, disarming politeness for which the Japanese are famed.
“Sonisphere was an amazing experience, because it was the first time we’d played in front of such a huge audience!” beams Su-Metal, every bit the professional but very much a wide-eyed teenager too. “When I walked out I thought ‘Oh no, what am I going to do?’ but it was such a great experience. With Japanese fans, because we understand each other, they join in with the chanting and the call and response. What’s amazing with the UK fans is that even though they don’t understand the language, they still sing along with everything! And they also did the Fox sign which was wonderful to see!”

The Babymetal girls have all had a degree of experience within Japan’s pop and Idol industry through singing and modelling, but the metal scene is a very different world and one that they are clearly enjoying immensely. Su- Metal excitedly recalls meeting Kirk Hammett backstage at Sonisphere and not knowing who he was – “He just seemed like an ordinary guy and a very kind gentleman!” she says – and points out, with some bemusement, that the European crowds that have come to see Babymetal have been predominantly made up of diehard metal fans, as opposed to the Japanese crowds that are often as passionate about pop as they are about heavier music. Most of all, it’s obvious that their European adventure has gone way better than any of the three girls could ever have dreamed and that being a part of Babymetal is just about as much fun as any human being could realistically withstand. So yes, you can be cynical about Babymetal if you want. meanwhile, the band, their manager and an increasing number of metalheads are enjoying every second of this unprecedented and wonderfully demented phenomenon.

“We’ve received so many comments online from the UK and lots of people have been mimicking our dance routines and putting them on YouTube, so we’re getting such a great response and we never expected it.” Su-Metal concludes, eyes twinkling. “The response we’re getting makes us think we’re being accepted. It feels like a dream!”

BABYMETAL in the news part 13

BABYMETAL is taking the world by storm right now, they have done a successful European mini tour and now they are ready to invade america as they will play a headline show in LA and 5 show with Lady Gaga as open act, they will also play Heavy Montreal Festival in Quebec, Canada, so as you may know their is a lots of websites and mainstream medias that are talking about our kawaii metalers!

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The purpose of the section is to concentrated all the news in a single BABYMETAL place, so here are all the latest news about BABYMETAL.

BABYMETAL’s 1st album has arrived in re-packaged limited edition (CD+DVD) and you can order this CD on CDJapan

LA Weekly

I am very accepting of the cheesier elements of metal that come from within the genre’s own conventions. But having one of the newest global phenomenons associated with metal come from the Japanese pop idol industry was a hard pill to swallow.

The Battle of Babymetal vs. Heavy Metal Nerd Rage

BBC Radio 1

Having a teenage “dance and vocal group” on the same bill as Iron Maiden and Metallica might seem like a strange choice.

Did Babymetal invent ‘cute metal’ and what is it?

The BBC video report

Huffington Post UK

You must be familiar with Babymetal. They are the most absurd fairy tale to hit recorded music in recent memory; a smashing together of two mutually exclusive musical genres. A cartoon with 35million Youtube hits. And I am about to sit down with them, if I’m being brutally honest, to see if they actually exist.

An Interview With Babymetal – Bow Down to Your Kitsune

Metal Underground.com

The Metalunderground.com Official Podcast treads some touchy ground this week. Japanese pop-metal sensation Babymetal, a trio of decidedly illegal adolescent girls, has in 2014 sent the global metal community into equal paroxysms of laughter and rage, depending on whom you ask.

Metalunderground.com Podcast Episode 23

MetalSucks

Babymetal are sweeping the world by storm. After catching the Internet off guard last year and quickly turning confused metalheads into believers, now everyone wants in on the action from members of Slayer, Deftones, Anthrax and Dragonforce to Lady Gaga.

Twelve Reasons Babymetal are the Single Best Thing to Happen to Metal in the Past Decade

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Metal Injection

Our favorite Jap-pop metal trio, BABYMETAL (who if you’re really not hip to yet, check out our archives) have been on tour in Europe and naturally running into many other metal bands.

BABYMETAL Meet Members of METALLICA, SLAYER, CARCASS, DEFTONES & More

Metal Hammer

After their bonkerstown main stage set at Sonisphere, TeamRock talk to Babymetal about their festival experience and leading the Metal Resistance.

BABYMETAL ARE ON A MISSION TO SAVE METAL | Metal Hammer

Dom’s Iron Sandwich — Babymetal | Metal Hammer

They have won the Metal Hammer World Cup!
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The reaction to BABYMETAL winning the cup!

Kevin Thornburg is doing a very impressive BabyMetal Chalk Art

Asian Junkie

So BABYMETAL won this ‘Heavy Metal World Cup‘ online poll put on by a metal publication called Metal Hammer, which was obviously just a generic poll every site sets up (like for the NCAA Tournament and shit) to milk as many pageviews out of rabid fanbases as possible.

BABYMETAL win Metal Hammer’s ‘Heavy Metal World Cup’, metal fans mad and pathetic

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BABYMETAL WIN Metal Hammer Heavy Metal World Cup

Our beloved kawaii metaller have won the Metal Hammer Heavy Metal World Cup and the reactions are just funny!

Those funny guy have post this reaction video!