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BABYMETAL FACTS: BABYMETAL pays a lot of tribute to X Japan

BABYMETAL FACTS

   Did you know that BABYMETAL pays a lot of tribute to X Japan in their performances and songs?

KOBAMETAL (Key Kobayashi), who acts as BABYMETAL’s general producer, is a huge fan of X JAPAN. And, since KOBAMETAL is in charge of everything BABYMETAL does, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that you can see a number of references to the band in their music and performances.

Just to name a few, here’s the examples:

  • No Rain No Rainbow is a direct tribute to one of X Japan’s ballad, Endless Rain, something which KOBAMETAL confirmed. X Japan Fans also noticed the similarities between the 2 songs.

No Rain No Rainbow

Endless Rain

  • The Neck brace and banging of gong in the song and performance of Headbanger is a tribute to the legendary drummer and leader of X Japan, Yoshiki, who is known to play the drums till he collapses. Yoshiki hits the gong at every X Japan concert. One of the most iconic scene was of him hitting the gong before collapsing due to over fatigue and dedication to his drumming. So, it is also accepted that BM’s collapsing scenes are also a direct tribute to Yoshiki.
  • Narration & The Opening Echo “Babymetal, metal metal metal …” is a direct tribute to X Japan, which does the same thing ( X Japan, Japan Japan Japan …)

BABYMETAL Narration and opening echo (at the beginning)

X JAPAN (3:34 – 6: 15)

 

  • Akatsuki is a tribute to X Japan’s Kurenai. In fact, they share the same Kanji in the title (Kurenai is “紅” while Akatsuki is “紅月”). Also, Sumetal shouting AKATSUKI DA! is a direct tribute to X Japan’s vocalist, Toshi shouting KURENAI DA! at their concert.

Akatsuki (AKATSUKI DA! at 0:50)

Kurenai (Kurenai Da! at 1:42)

 

  • The IDZ JUMPS on the “Ijime Dame” & “kitsune tobe” parts of the chorus, where BABYMETAL makes two fox signs with their hands in the shape of an ‘X’ and jumps, is taken from the chorus part of X Japan’s performance of their song “X”. Also, the “We are… BABYMETAL!” chants at the end of their gig, are also a tribute to that song (which also does the same thing).

Ijime Dame Zettai

X Jump (from 7:30) and We are “X” (from 8:25 – 9:20)

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BABYMETAL FACTS: BABYMETAL pays a lot of tribute to X Japan

BABYMETAL FACTS

   Did you know that BABYMETAL pays a lot of tribute to X Japan in their performances and songs?

KOBAMETAL (Key Kobayashi), who acts as BABYMETAL’s general producer, is a huge fan of X JAPAN. And, since KOBAMETAL is in charge of everything BABYMETAL does, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that you can see a number of references to the band in their music and performances.

Just to name a few, here’s the examples:

  • No Rain No Rainbow is a direct tribute to one of X Japan’s ballad, Endless Rain, something which KOBAMETAL confirmed. X Japan Fans also noticed the similarities between the 2 songs.

No Rain No Rainbow

Endless Rain

 

  • The Neck brace and banging of gong in the song and performance of Headbanger is a tribute to the legendary drummer and leader of X Japan, Yoshiki, who is known to play the drums till he collapses. Yoshiki hits the gong at every X Japan concert. One of the most iconic scene was of him hitting the gong before collapsing due to over fatigue and dedication to his drumming. So, it is also accepted that BM’s collapsing scenes are also a direct tribute to Yoshiki.

 

  • Narration & The Opening Echo “Babymetal, metal metal metal …” is a direct tribute to X Japan, which does the same thing ( X Japan, Japan Japan Japan …)

 

BABYMETAL Narration and opening echo (at the beginning)

X JAPAN (3:34 – 6: 15)

 

  • Akatsuki is a tribute to X Japan’s Kurenai. In fact, they share the same Kanji in the title (Kurenai is “紅” while Akatsuki is “紅月”). Also, Sumetal shouting AKATSUKI DA! is a direct tribute to X Japan’s vocalist, Toshi shouting KURENAI DA! at their concert.

Akatsuki (AKATSUKI DA! at 0:50)

Kurenai (Kurenai Da! at 1:42)

 

  • The IDZ JUMPS on the “Ijime Dame” & “kitsune tobe” parts of the chorus, where BABYMETAL makes two fox signs with their hands in the shape of an ‘X’ and jumps, is taken from the chorus part of X Japan’s performance of their song “X”. Also, the “We are… BABYMETAL!” chants at the end of their gig, are also a tribute to that song (which also does the same thing).

Ijime Dame Zettai

X Jump (from 7:30) and We are “X” (from 8:25 – 9:20)

 

 

 

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Lady’s X : X JAPAN – YOSHIKI will be producing a BABYMETAL like band

YOSHIKI, the leader of X JAPAN, will be producing a new Visual-kei girls band Lady’s X.

X JAPAN – YOSHIKI will be producing a BABYMETAL like band Lady’s X

Lady’s X

A producer of many big name artists, Yoshiki will be starting a new Visual-kei movement! The new members selected through an Audition will debut at a huge Visual-kei live event,
which will be fully produced by YOSHIKI.

The Audition will be followed closely and will be aired on the famous News program “Mezamashi TV”

Lady’s X : X JAPAN – YOSHIKI

Looking For:

-Vocalist
-Guitarist, Bassist, Drummer, Piano, etc…
-Manager

Terms of Application:

1. Age: Must be older than 12.
Experience: Does not matter.
Only Female.
Although the place of residence does not matter, we are looking for members that can travel all around Japan while having a base in Tokyo.
Must be able to sign an exclusive agreement as a member of Lady`s X

2. Please send your profile, picture and a performance video(vocalist should be singing,
band members should be playing the instrument in which they are applying for).
The performance video can be filmed on video camera or Smart phone, but please be sure to take the footage so that the entire body is shown.

Requirments:

First of all, submission of the applicants performance video (vocalist should be singing, band members should be playing the instrument in which they are applying for).
In addition, the performance video can be filmed on video camera or Smart phone, but please be sure to take the footage so that the entire body is shown.
※Please make sure to upload the video on Youtube(make sure the privacy mode is set to “Unlisted”) and send the link on the application page of the audition site.
※Please apply through the special audition site. consequently, the selections will be done from the applicants footages.

First Audition Term:
~2016/12/31

Organized by
Japan Music Agency Inc. / Lady’s X Executive Commitiee

【Official Site】http://ladys-x.net/

Source: Jrock Radio

Girls on Games: interview with BABYMETAL at Heavy Montreal

Girls on Games got the chance to speak with BABYMETAL after their performance at Heavy Montreal 2014.

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We spoke about touring with Lady Gaga, meeting Yoshiki of X-Japan, what the girls do in their down time and who they would like to collaborate with.

Yoshiki post a pic with BABYMETAL

Yoshiki Hayashi, best known as bandleader and co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan, for which he is the drummer, pianist and principal songwriter, has post this nice pic with the BABYMETAL girls on his Twitter account

His Twitter account is followed by 262 000 people.

https://twitter.com/YoshikiOfficial/status/486315110517186560/

X Japan: Yoshiki Hayashi Tweets About BABYMETAL

Yoshiki fromthe band X Japan have something to say about BABYMETAL on his twitter account!

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