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BABYMETAL Announces Expansive U.S. Tour With Scene Queen


If you missed BABYMETAL at this year’s Sick New World Festival, fear not. The group just announced they’re coming back to the States in the fall on a headlining tour. The tour kicks off on November 5 at Hard Rock Orlando and wraps up on December 3 at House Of Blues Anaheim. The news also comes on the heels of their new collab with Electric Callboy, “RATATATA.” Thus far, BABYMETAL has announced that Scene Queen will support on select dates, with more artists to be announced soon. Pre-sale tickets are currently available with code FOXGOD. All tickets for the U.S.… Read more »

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BABYMETAL And Electric Callboy Release Video For New Single, “RATATATA”


BABYMETAL and Electric Callboy have released an electrically charged techno music video to accompany their exhilarating new single, “RATATATA.” Two of the largest names in metal, the groups have come together to produce a hit single, and it’s even better than you could possibly imagine! “RATATATA” seamlessly unites each band’s trademark style into a hypnotic, headbanging ode to metal. Part of that seamless unity is the accompanying music video, which sees Electric Callboy’s notorious vision for kooky, humorous music videos incorporate BABYMETAL’s captivating choreography for a sonically stimulating, visually stunning performance. Read more: idobi Radio Summer School Tour Announces LA… Read more »

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Bring Me The Horizon & BABYMETAL Perform “Kingslayer” At Sick New World


Bring Me The Horizon brought the house down with their evening set at Las Vegas’ Sick New World on April 27, 2024. Of course, the 11-song set contained surprises, including a cameo from fellow festival artists and collaborators BABYMETAL. After playing Sempiternal hit “Shadow Moses,” the BABYMETAL trio arrived onstage to perform “Kingslayer” from 2020’s POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR. TikTok user Karen Rivas caught the legendary Sick New World performance. Check out “Kingslayer” below. This isn’t the first time the legendary metal acts have performed the track together. In fact, while Bring Me The Horizon was in Tokyo in late… Read more »

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BABYMETAL Doesn’t “Leave It All Behind” In New Song Featuring F. Hero & Bodyslam


BABYMETAL are back with their new single, “Leave It All Behind.” The track features Thai artists F. Hero and Bodyslam to create an intricately interesting new path sonically for the Japanese trio. Read more: Bayside Needs A “Miracle” On New Single The track is a mix of pop-rock with nu-metal undertones, partnered with signature metal guitars, which generates a unique outcome. It’s a curveball that metal fans might not anticipate, but it highlights the genre’s new versatility through the collaborations. BABYMETAL isn’t new to partnering with other acts, either. Last year they were featured on Lil Uzi Vert’s album, Pink… Read more »

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BABYMETAL Release “Mirror Mirror” Live Video With New Member MOMOMETAL


Last week, BABYMETAL excited metal fans with the announcement of their newest member MOMOMETAL. After Yuimetal’s departure from the group in 2018, the band operated as a duo before welcoming MOMOMETAL into the fold on FOX DAY. Read more: BABYMETAL Officially Confirms New Third Member Today, the newly established trio released their first music video, a live performance of “Mirror Mirror,” with their updated lineup. The live video was captured at the group’s two performances at PIA ARENA MM in Yokohama, Japan on April 1 and 2. “Mirror Mirror” comes from the group’s recent album THE OTHER ONE, which they… Read more »

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Babymetal is not metal


The debate of the many subgenre distinctions of metal goes on, this time focusing on Japanese band Babymetal. In this editorial, Brad Lopez argues that metal fans are wasting effort attacking or defending Babymetal.

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Knocked Loose Debuts Live Version Of “Suffocate” With Poppy


On April 27 in Las Vegas, Sick New World 2024 was the stuff of metal lovers’ dreams. The massive fest was full of surprises, including a Bring Me The Horizon and BABYMETAL crossover, System Of A Down dedicated “Lonely Day” to the late Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more. Additionally, it was a fabulous day of firsts. Excitingly, Knocked Loose played the live debut of the recent single “Suffocate” featuring Poppy. Poppy, who also recently collaborated with Bad Omens, came out to excited cheers screaming, “Eclipsing weight/Strangled by every mistake/Branded by all of your failures/A feeling that you can’t shake.”… Read more »

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