BOH’s Blog Update (Translation)

BABYMETAL’s Kami-Band’s bassist, BOH updated his blog where he talks about his recent activities with his new band, KariBAND. Read our English translation below:

KariBAND with Ai Kuwabara session has ended!

Blog entry: February 22, 2016 (Mon)
Title: KariBAND

This is the guy who is affected by temperature on his scalp by multiple times compared to other people. Hello! BOH, the bassist here.

KariBAND held a session the other day, on February 21st at JZBrat ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ
This time, the guest musician was the JAZZ pianist, Ai Kuwabara-san.

There’s no doubt about her technique, but also her musical tone and her connection with the music that gave me stimulus!

And she’s cute (///∇//)← So that’s your real interest? LOL

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All of Ai-chan’s sisters are musicians! Her older sister, Mako Kuwabara-san had performed with MICHAEL (*a new band formed by former SOPHIA members).

Mako-chan is also cute (/ω\)← Hey you!

Yesterday’s performance was during daytime, although we had 2 shows at nighttime, each of day and night performances was completely different.
It’s the best part of a Live session!

It also seems that the audience could sit and relax enjoying the food and drinks, I am really glad we held the show in JZBrat. (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

Well then, KariBAND’s next step is launching a CD debut ヽ(゜▽、゜)ノ

This is the start for me to become a full-fledged music composer, I am working in hope that we can release it by the second half of this year ヽ(;´ω`)ノ

Although I think it would become a very geeky product, I also think that it would bring out the session’s attractiveness to a lot of people (ノ^^)八(^^ )ノ

Off course, we will have Ai-chan to participate in a few songs!

Also, the half-assed merchandise I made (← Hey! Hey! LOL)

I am glad the barred-towel was quite popular (*゜▽゜ノノ゛☆ I honestly thought no one wants to buy it LOL

BOH’s Blog Update (Translation)

The one who signed it was the drummer, Maeta-kun. It was decorated with my emoticon (B・o・H) written diagonally. It was very difficult to use, it was designed not to be well received by millions of people. It would make you feel disgusted and irritates your eyes if you keep looking at it!
However, it was made using premium material called Imabari towel, I have no idea what was the purpose with this specification.

We could only sold limited to one item per person yesterday, due to the small amounts of production. The next chance to get this is the upcoming Hedoban magazine Talk event in Sapporo’s spiritual lounge, February 24, with the same price of 1,800 Yen including tax.

In addition to the BOH’s barred-towel, we are planning to sell Mikio Fujioka’s T-shirt (MIKITY) on our next Live show LOL.

I wonder what merch would fit for Yuya Maeta-kun….
Maetabako (*Maeta + cigarette) ← Not good
Maetabasco (*Maeta + tabasco) ← Useless
Yuuyajiri (*Yuya + arrow head) ← Hey, don’t sell weapon!
Yuuyakan (*Yuya + hot water kettle) ← We don’t need any!
Maetanbo (*Maeta + rice field) / (limited to one person, maintenance cost and property tax will be burdened to that person) ← What an idiot
Mature properly! Maetaru (*pre-mature barrel of sake)…. etc

I can only think of unrealistic things LOLOL

Maeta himself said “Maybe Maetaoru (*Maeta + towel) would fit..”. But that would overlapped my merch, what should I do….

I’m also taking into account of such things ← you don’t need to go that far (`Δ´)

I would like to continue the activities with plain and laid back feeling, so please support KariBAND from now on ← Don’t say it like that LOLOL

BOH’s Blog Update (Translation)

Thank you very much(B・o・H)

http://ameblo.jp/bassist-boh/entry-12131556281.html

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BOH’s blog 2015 9/2

 

BOH’s blog

Impressions of Babymetal’s 2015 Germany and UK performances

2015 September 2nd

I have forgotten where the borderline is between my face and my head”

Greetings. This is the prematurely bald Bassist, BOH.

We have now completed the Babymetal World tour 2015 with additional European shows without incident.

To begin with, the 2 shows in Berlin and Frankfurt were truly exciting performances.

From the stage I clearly saw some of the fans who came all the way from Japan to help support the tour taking their place right in the front row.

Whenever I meet Japanese people in foreign countries I feel really happy, but when I meet them and realize they are fans I get an additional burst of happiness coupled with a sense of confidence.

It had been a long time since we did a solo show in Germany and since we have put a fair deal of experience under our belt since the last time, I feel we were able to deliver a powered up version of Babymetal to the fans.

One of the things I personally enjoy outside of the live performances is of course, beer…

I love beer and drink a serving of beer everyday without fail, but German beer is in a class all of its own.

I am fascinated by German beer because there are so many different types of beer and one can taste a wide variety of beers with each locality that you visit.

I truly look forward to visiting Germany again.

We took part in the Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 as well.

It goes without saying that both seeing and participating the Festival were firsts for me.

And what is more is that in spite of it being our first appearance, we played on the main stage.

I am so honored to be able to have such a precious experience.

Even in my dreams I never foresaw that a day would come when I would be performing on this stage.

The entity known as Babymetal has allowed me to realize so many miracles.

My personal motto is to perform with every ounce of energy I can draw upon regardless of where that performance may take place. I try to do my best whether it is a solo show or a Festival.

Now of course this is a matter of course if one is a professional, but in a limited time period it is not so easy to with an average mindset to get every staff member, performer and band member to carry out their various tasks perfectly.

What is more as a performer you must perform with passion while maintaining your calm and ordinary mind while performing in front of thousands or even 10s of thousands of fans.

What I felt in this tour is that “these 3 girls have jumped up to a level of mental power as performers that exceeds where they were before”.

These were performances born out of a very strong base of newly acquired mental power.

I feel that the attraction and charm of Su-metal’s singing comes from her straightforward pronunciation, her expansive tone and very stable sense of rhythm.

With Yuimetal and Moametal it is their precise, skillful dance and ever growing chorus work.

With all this and the additional passion, and desire to deliver the Babymetal experience to the audience this growth in their mental strength gives a huge boost to their live shows.

I feel without doubt that they will continue to show us even greater scenes in the future….

I think that ability of Babymetal to grant us those kinds of expectations is itself on of the reasons they are so able to reach the hearts and minds of so many people.

So there is no way that the Kami band and the staff that assist these 3 girls can slacken off in our efforts for even a second.

All of us are totally devoted to this. Our challenge to this ever growing phenomena will continue on.

What lies ahead for this team and what it can do, and indeed for what only this team can do?

I look forward to sharing many experiences with many fans as we start the Japan tour from this month.

So my post today also kind of took on a serious tone….

Let me finish things off with a short poem.

A cute girl comes up to me

wanting to rub my bald head

and after rubbing my head 2 or 3 times

she wipes off my head oil on her clothes.

OK, so with that I will sign off for today. BOH

Oricom: The presence of KAMI BAND is backing the popularity of BABYMETAL overseas

Here a japanese report from Oricom website translate by Redeared_Slider on Reddit

Besides the success of solo live at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City, which is part of their world tour and a triumphal return, BABYMETAL also received the BREAKTHROUGH AWARD, an award presented to artist who take a big leap in that year, from METAL HAMMER, a long-established metal music magazine in England.

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BABYMETAL keep making rapid strides in their home land and overseas. Their charm has already been mentioned many times in other media, but for their success in breaking the boundary of girl group and obtaining support from core metal friends around the world, no doubt that a big credit goes to the KAMI BAND which is formed by brilliant musicians. I guess this band who are backing the girls on stage will once again be under the spot light.

-KAMI BAND’s outlook is basically monotone white make-up and white clothing
The stage of BABYMETAL compose of SU-METAL who use her powerful vocal to sing those difficult songs, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL who deliver high quality dance, and KAMI BAND which are all brilliant musicians. They together spread out high degree of entertainment. Being summoned to be the incarnation of Fox God, members of KAMI BAND are all top and true heavy metal musicians. in order to present the BABYMETAL’s music fusion elements of thrash metal, black metal, metal core and grindcore, superior technique is definitely required.

In addition, they also need to present the view of world in this project visually on stage (KAMI BAND’s outlook is basically monotone white make-up and white clothing). Band members who could satisfy all these requirements are of course a big driving force behind BABYMETAL’s world breaking. In overseas live, the girls are of course getting big cheers, in fact, members of KAMI BAND are also getting big cheers too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WhqGK9Fevs

-KAMI BAND is formed by top musicians in Japan
First of all, the bassist BOH, who seems like leader of the band. He has been involved in NANA starring MIKA NAKASHIMA and a band called BINECKS which is leaded by guitarist DAITA (ex. SIAM SHADE). There are only very few 6 string bass players in Japan, his unmatched play are not only backing the sound of BABYMETAL, but his flashy solo with slap and right hand play tapping are also attracting lots of attentions.

Then, here comes the guitarists, Takayoshi Ohumra, Leda and Mikio Fujioka. Ohumra is also backing Marty Friedman and LIV MOON and is well known for his high speed and beautiful play style (The first time I saw him, he was in a Jazz-Funk band called DCPRG which is leaded by Kikuchi Naruyoshi and I was overwhelmed by his super high speed play). Leda has been in DELUHI, TM Revolution, and also joined the back on stage live show of DAIGO☆STARDUST. BABYMETAL absorbed the decent look and elements of different metal branches starting from the 90s and their play made the audience go nuts.

The drummer is Aoyama Hideki. Hideki’s father, Aoyama Jun (1957-2013) was a famous drummer. Hideki started his career in JAM Project where high performance quality is required, then he joined KAMI BAND in 2012. Crazy speed beat and killing acoustic pressure are obviously needed in BABYMETAL ’s play.

-Players showing their characters and senses

BABYMETAL also received high motivation from KAMI BAND members. leader BOH wrote in his blog “BABYMETAL is growing fast and being able to work in this project, to me, hardly anything can replace this valuable experience.”, “Non-stop growing, always serious and challenge things with sincere attitude, from the bottom of my heart I deeply respect Ms. SU-METAL, Ms. YUIMETAL and Ms. MOAMETAL” [EDIT: Ms. ?? I find it a bit weird when translating this, putting さん after the girls’ name shows BOH is taking them seriously] I think with respect to the girls and showing their true colors freely in their play are major factors for the success of this project. In addition, the presence of BABYMETAL and KAMI BAND are no doubt a big reason why core metal fans are showing their support and the heavy metal genre could once again be heated up after the 90s.

BABYMETAL will soon be performing in big festival including SUMMER SONIC 2015 and Ozzfest Japan 2015 and they will carry out their first time ever Japan Tour, BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2015 IN JAPAN, from Sep. to Dec. With superior technique and view of the world on stage, BABYMETAL’s backing KAMI BAND seems will catch everyone’s eye balls.

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【BABYMETAL】24-1 BOH on Niconico Live broadcast

【BABYMETAL】24-1 BOH (☆talk only)「ツアー 真面目な話」20150614 22:00

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New BOH Blog: BABYMETAL’s 2015 world tour impression

Is everyone in a good mood? This is your esteemed bald boy, BOHヽ(゜▽、゜)ノ

BABYMETAL’s 2015 world tour finally ended at Makuhari Messe.

There will be additional shows in Germany and England in August, but it’s over for now. I’d like to go to a relaxing onsen, but I can’t relax because my schedule is packed with other events. Losing my desire to relax too much is like my hair loss <- intense lol Snap2

Well, this time, we were squished between Mexico, the US, and Canada, and the Metrock Festival on our way back to Japan, and ended our tour storming through Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Makuhari Messe. Wherever we played, the audience spread its joy to us and felt BABYMETAL’s intensity again. There were countries and towns I went to for the first time, and I loved this fun foreign tour where I could experience each country’s culture and excitement. We’re getting famous fast and we won prizes from famous foreign magazines like Kerrang and MetalHammer, and for me to be involved in this impossibly-strong project that is BABYMETAL is an extremely valuable experience that is difficult to replace.

We played solo shows, of course, and the big foreign festivals we played for the first time and their news coverage went well, and we finished by creating a strong impression and leaving a major impact. This kind of thing is really amazing, and must often balance endurance, determination, will-power, sticking together, and perseverance.
Last time, I wrote on BABYMETAL’s blog. I have nothing but the utmost respect for SU-METAL, YUI-MEtal, and MOAMETAL who are always growing, and always take on every challenge with honesty and sincerity.

Because I won’t write about what the three girls do off-stage, I’m keeping it brief, but their “artistic powers” are steadily becoming stronger!! Yesterday’s Makuhari concert was especially amazing and what I felt was a “flickering destructive power,” meant in a good way. One star collided with another, and the moment a new star was born, it created the impression of something more powerful. Our Kami band performance is also inspired by you three, and I think it was our most on-point until now.

Like everyone, I get nervous before playing live, but on this tour, there was a strong feeling we “would do” more than that. And throughout the tour, our team’s bonds became stronger, and we can take on the challenge on stage, while we can proudly show off our feelings of joy and reliance on each other.

The Kami band is indispensible for BABYMETAL’s existence. People also tell me the Kami band is just support. I’ve also come across these opinions, but we do not accept this point of view. In any case, there is no difference between what we do for a good performance!! The girls are shining more and more, and what should we play? That is the number one thing we think about and challenges us on stage. Until now and from now on, these thoughts have not wavered from us or our staff. When I went to Tokyo, I didn’t go there to start a band. I had the goal of becoming a first-rate session musician. Because I took pride in support work, I didn’t care whether I was in a band or not.

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But either way, no matter what you do, it is important to pursue a team with strong bonds and people with whom you can produce entertainment to elevate things further.
The same is true outside of BABYMETAL, no matter how big things are, don’t cut corners and challenge your soul.

Because I get to participate in work where we inspire other people’s hearts, my duty, most of all, is to experience the feelings of gratitude I receive from fans. This is my weapon.
Still, as BABYMETAL’s popularity increases, there are also a lot of negative opinions. But more than those opinions, it is more important to concentrate on the happiness fans give you from their hearts, and that “you’re doing a job where you’re giving more and more people joy.”

Our team BABYMETAL is doing something new that has never been done until now.Dismissals like “Idols with a metal backing band” do not represent what we do on stage.
And the number of fans who enjoy us and give us their support from all over the world continues to grow and at unimaginable speed.

The amazement that we can share this miracle with so many people… priceless. Great writers write great songs, and they are songs that resound in SU-METAL’s heart and in YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL dancing. And the Kami band is devoted to letting this shine, and receives support from the staff and from KOBAMETAL who puts everything together. And most of all, all the mates who sincerely enjoy themselves and honestly power us up, and always feel that burning passion in their chest. I think the team is all of us.

No doubt, We are BABYMETAL(o)乂(-^) I cannot contain my joy about this being true. It was announced at Makuhari, but we’ll be playing more shows in Japan in September.
What sort of things are people going to see? What kind of space are we going to create with everyone? The fun stops from now on. I hope we can make even greater strides.

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P.S.: Thank you for the many recent Facebook friend requests from Japan and abroad, but I only use Facebook for close friends, family, and acquaintances. Please understand, because I don’t even have plans to make a page for me as an artist.

Well then, these are simple ramblings, but thank you for reading this, everybody.
(B・o・H)

Translation : american_daimyo on Reddit