Musik Universe: interview with BABYMETAL at HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2014

Musik Universe was one of the rare media to get the chance to get in touch with the BABYMETAL crew during HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2014.

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We talk with the 3 nice BABYMETAL girls and we have done an interview almost as cute as their cute little face.

The interview have french subtitle (based on a translator on site). English translation is right under the video.

Babymetal : Entrevue vidéo au HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2014

English translation by I_dontliketurtles on BABYMETAL Reddit

Welcome to Montreal girls! How was your first show in Canada?

Su-Metal: While waiting to go on stage, we could hear the crowd scream Babymetal. The response has been really great. It was the first time we played here, so people probably saw us for the first time. During the last song they yelled “Wall of Death! Wall of Death!” and the mosh pit was huge. Everything was amazing! We really had fun!

Was it different from other festivals such as Sonisphere?

Su-Metal: Sonisphere was our first festival abroad, so we were even more nervous before Sonisphere. We had a little fear of the unknown, but after having played at Sonisphere, coming here was less distressing. We are very happy that the crowd reacted positively to our music today. The main difference is that this was not our first festival today. It’s such a big festival with lots of metal bands.

Is it hard to sing while dancing on stage?
Su-Metal: Obviously it’s difficult to learn new choreographies, but everything is different on stage. It’s so fun to play in front of fans that we forget that it’s hard to do both at the same time.

You just did a few shows with Lady Gaga. What was the reaction of her fans?

Moa-metal: When we received the invitation by Lady Gaga we were very surprised! It was like a dream that came true, to go on tour with her and play for her fans. Of course, we still were a little scared because we really did not know what to expect. But once we were on stage her fans also had a very positive reaction. Some even wore Babymetal t-shirts! It was a very pleasant experience.

Do you believe that North americans are ready for Kawaii metal and understand this new musical style?

Su-Metal: Obviously we don’t know if people here are ready for “kawaii” metal, but it was the same thing for us because we did not know metal [genre] before. The first time we heard metal songs we thought it was very cool. So we know there are many others like us who love Kawaii metal. The metal we play is a whole new style and we’re the only ones doing it. We hope there will be more and more people listening to Babymetal.

Who is the most adorable artist in the metal community?

Su-Metal: The most adorable group would probably be us! We are the first to play Kawaii metal, so we hope that one day we will be the most adorable group in the metal scene.
Are you planning to return to Canada soon?
Yes. (don’t really know what one yes is supposed to mean, so hopefully a native speaker can tell us if the way they said it implied a different meaning)

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.


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.

BABYMETAL audio interviewed by TJ Buggins at Heavy MTL August 9th/2014

TJ Buggins on location for CJIM and DO YOU KNOW JACK? RADIO SHOW chats with Babymetal at Heavy MTL on August 9th/2014.

This could possibly be the first Canadian interview with the band… Not sure… Also, I apologize in advance for any audio edits that may have inadvertently cut off what the girls were saying as I do not understand Japanese. I am pretty sure I kept their statements fully intact but if I did not please let me know and I will fix.


Some of the questions asked involve the musical background of the girls, their opinion on heavy metal and also how they handle the criticism.

Thanks for all of your support. Tune in this Thursday at 9 pm EDT or Friday at 8 pm EDT to hear the FULL commentary on Heavy MTL with TJ and Jack on CJIM Montreal’s Rock station!

BABYMETAL interviewed by TJ Buggins at Heavy MTL August 9th/2014 by Jack Antonio on Mixcloud

Moa cooling off a bit during the kamiband solo at Heavy Montreal

Well, the show at Heavy Montreal was very, i mean very intense, but was also kinda short, only 5 songs, in fact the show seem to be have been shortened.

And if you see this picture, don’t be scarred: It’s just Moa, cooling off a bit during the kamiband solo with some ice packs and a drink. Everyone is alright.

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