Japanese metal phenoms BABYMETAL brought the Fox God’s power down on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s New York audience and millions of open-jawed television viewers Tuesday night with a live performance of their breakout hit “Gimme Chocolate!” from the self-titled 2014 album BABYMETAL. The trio of Su-Metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal displayed their choreographed moves …
Mar 18 2016
BABYMETAL is growing up… and their latest music video “Karate” is definitely darker in tone, with touches of melodrama thrown in for good measure. Hard riffs throughout, but the trio is a little less animated than we’re used to seeing in their previous videos. Is this a sign of a tonal shift from the adolescent …
Jan 11 2016
BABYMETAL Funko POP! Figures Review by David Cirone When Funko announced the series of BABYMETAL POP! figures, I pre-ordered my set of 3 (honestly, who’s going to buy just 1 member?) pretty much instantly. It’s a no-brainer — the kawaii-rock princesses captured in ultra-kawaii form… “gimme choco”, indeed! The figures make an impression, especially if …
Oct 21 2015
Funko announced a new line of “Straight From Japan!” figures featuring the members of BABYMETAL (plus some Doraemon too)! All three members — Su-MEtal, Yuimetal, and Moametal — will be available in December.
Sep 23 2015
The Fox God showed everyone at ULTRA JAPAN who’s boss by deploying his unstoppable emissaries BABYMETAL to join Skrillex on stage last weekend in Odaiba for “Gimme Chocolate!”.
Apr 23 2015
BABYMETAL’s 1st Album including 2 bonus tracks will be released in Europe via earMUSIC (http://www.ear-music.net/en/news/). The album will be released in Germany, Sweden, Finland and Spain on May-29th, in the United Kingdom, France,Belgium, Holland, Poland, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark on June-01, and in Italy on June-02!! The European release will be available as the Standard …
Feb 09 2015
Wearing Fox-Superhero robes along with a Batman-inspired title “The Dark Knights Begin”, BABYMETAL has announced their WORLD TOUR 2015, including stops in Mexico, Canada, USA, Germany, Austria, and tying up in Japan this summer.
Jan 13 2015
FUSE.TV reports on BABYMETAL’s “Legend 2015 New Year Kitsune” Live Show at Saitama Super Arena: [excerpt] After performing around the world in 2014, the gals are now returning home to play a sold-out arena show for 20,000 fans in Tokyo—their biggest audience to date. As the only American outlet invited, Fuse writes down every detail …
Jan 05 2015
New “Road of Resistance” live clip from BABYMETAL features guest guitar work from Sam Totman & Herman Li from DragonForce. Featuring shots from their 2014 World Tour, the Fox God metal vocal trio promises to return for more world domination in 2015.
Dec 13 2014
Japanese pop metal powerhouse Babymetal will wrap up their historic rise to stardom in 2014 ranking at 5th place on Billboard’s World Album Artist’s Chart. K-Pop groups EXO and 2NE1 also placed in the top ten, marking a memorable year for Asian pop on the global stage. Babymetal, who began as an offshoot of idol …
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