BABYMETAL are one of the most powerful musical phenomena in the world today. They are taking the world by storm, states earMUSIC.
Formed in Japan, the three girls SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL began their mission to unify the world through Heavy Metal in 2010. Backed and supported by some of the finest metal musicians their native land has to offer and grown from the seeds sown by band overseer KOBAMETAL, their self-titled debut album will finally be released in Europe on May 29th, 2015 on earMUSIC.
But beware, BABYMETAL is not just an invigorating introduction to its creator’s refined conceptual world and glorious tunes, it is also a fearsome statement of intent that takes the pop and metal rulebooks and set them ablaze amid a whirlwind of euphoria and energy.
The self-titled album is a dazzling and exhilarating explosion of thunderous modern metal and irresistible, infectious kawaii pop melodies. The infectious anthems range from the crunk-ified, party thrash of ‘line!’ to the widescreen power metal fury of ‘Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!’.
The album will be released as 1CD Standard Edition as well as a Limited CD+DVD Edition. Both versions include two bonus tracks: ‘Gimme Chocolate!!’ from their performance at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, and ‘Road of Resistance’ including the mighty guitar force of Herman Li and Sam Totman of Dragonforce. The DVD includes all of the band’s video clips.
BABYMETAL’s success in their native country Japan led to Top 10 singles in the Oricon chart in Japan, performances at several major festivals in Japan, including Summer Sonic 2013 and two consecutive sold out nights at Tokyo’s legendary Budokan venue in March 2014, in front of 20,000 people.
Eventually, BABYMETAL’s reputation had crossed the globe and was beginning to make waves in Europe and America too. With video clips with over 25 million views, the band became a sudden and huge internet phenomenon, leaving pop and metal fans around the world in no doubt about the magic and might of this new musical force. BABYMETAL made their first world tour, traversing continents to perform at the celebrated Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, England (and won over a vast field of 65,000 diehard metalheads in the process), were invited by pop icon Lady Gaga to support her on her prestigious ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour in the US, and played various sold out shows throughout Europe and in New York.
Not to mention the public approval of such rock icons as Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and Guns N’ Roses legend Slash who sang the band’s praises during a live radio interview, BABYMETAL entered 2015 as the hottest new band on planet Earth.
BABYMETAL will become one of the biggest acts of the 21st century. Irresistible, unstoppable and destined for greatness, BABYMETAL are metal’s saviours.
The band will once again embark on their journey across Europe, North America, Canada and Mexico for more headline and festival shows in 2015. All live dates can be found on the band’s website: en.babymetal.jp/schedule/
1. BABYMETAL DEATH
3. Gimme Chocolate!!
6. Doki Doki ☆ Morning
7. Onedari Daisakusen
8. Song 4
9. Uki Uki ★ Midnight
10. Catch me if you can
11. Rondo of Nightmare
12. Head Bangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!
13. Ijime, Dame, Zettai
14. Road of Resistance (feat. Herman Li & Sam Totman of Dragonforce)
15. Gimme Chocolate!! (Live at O2 Academy Brixton, London)
DVD – Official video clips
– Doki Doki ☆ Morning
– Ijime, Dame, Zettai
– Gimme Chocolate!!