Following the massive success of BabyMetal's self-titled debut along with their dazzling choreographed live shows complete with as much pyrotechnics one could ever hope for, the band is set to release "Metal Resistance" on April 1, 2016, via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment (in the U.S.) and via earMUSIC (in the UK and Europe).
It waits to be seen if “Road of Resistance,” the only music BabyMetal released in 2015, will appear on their sophomore release. The song was a more mature effort, straying from the youthful themes that dominate songs like “Gimme Chocolate” and “No More Bullying.” The music has struck a variety of fans, including those who don’t traditionally listen to heavy metal, which has irked some of the more die-hard metalheads. The title can be interpreted as a play on this, stating BabyMetal are here to defend the genre against any attacks.
The band’s world tour in support of "Metal Resistance" will begin the day after the album’s launch at London’s legendary Wembley Arena, and will come to a close at Japan’s Tokyo Dome, though no final date has been given yet.
BabyMetal have already announced a small run of U.S. tour dates as they plot a triumphant return stateside. The group also picked up three wins in the 5th Annual Loudwire Music Awards for Best Metal Song of 2015, Best Live Act of 2015 and Most Devoted Fans.
BabyMetal confirmed for appearance on Stephen Colbert's show
And the new video "The One"...
This coming Tuesday, April 5, is the confirmed date.
First things first, though; tomorrow night they ROCK Wembley!
'Metal Resistance' debuted on Billboard at no. 39...over 50 years since a Japanese act (the late Kyu Sakamoto) ranked this high...
from Lady Gaga to Metallica, artists who love BabyMetal
BuzzFeed: Rob Zombie shuts down grumps who hate on BabyMetal
Good for him. Metal music doesn't need to stay on the dark side all the time. It should occasionally come out into the sunshine for some good clean fun. And nobody does that better than BabyMetal. IMHO BabyMetal's lead singer, 18-year-old Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-Metal), is one of the best young singers in any genre.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Imagine rocking out as BabyMetal and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford perform literally feet away from you at the Alternative Press Music Awards.
Tickets went on sale Wednesday morning for 150 pit tickets to the 2016 AP Music Awards, set for July 18 the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The $199 "VIP Pit Experience Packages" gets fans to the closest and loudest spots in the venue.
News of Halford joining BabyMetal on the APMA stage broke over the weekend. "Honestly, I am still at a loss of what to feel. But to be able to perform together with the Metal God, I am in disbelief," Babymetal's lead singer Su-Metal [Suzuka Nakamoto] said in a video on Billboard.com.
"It's really cool to hear and watch such a strong young Japanese metal band make solid growth in the world with such unique conviction and invite me to headbang along with them for this special appearance," Halford told Billboard.
Good Charlotte, Beartooth, Papa Roach, Yellowcard, A Day to Remember and Of Mice & Men are also scheduled to perform. All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat will host.
The girls got the Kanye West treatment from a British awards presenter...they won a magazine award for 'Best Live Act'...
On the upside, a second Tokyo Dome concert has been added...dates are Sep. 19 & 20...
UK rock magazine names Suzuka to world's top 50 rock stars list
Number 13, to be precise
While the RNC convention was getting underway in Cleveland last night, Rob Halford of Judas Priest was in Columbus rocking out with BabyMetal at the Alternative Press Music Awards...Suzuka never sounded better...
And a happy birthday to BabyMetal lead singer Suzuka Nakamoto, aka Su-Metal, who turns 19 today. My favorite young singer, IMHO she stands head and shoulders above all those ex-Disney starlets...
She got a nice surprise in London Sunday, where BabyMetal opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their tour's final night. RHCP drummer Chad Smith made an early appearance, taking over for Hideki Aoyama, drummer for BM's backing group the Kami Band, for BM's final number, even going so far as to wearing the Kami Band's signature white robe and white face paint. (Chad-Metal?) At the end, while Suzuka was saying the group's goodbyes, Smith came out with a birthday cake and led the arena singing Happy Birthday.
Video and story here
While RHCP and BM were touring the UK, Chad Smith's wife, Nancy Mack, was in the news. Apparently an alleged assault on Trumpet weenie Scott Baio or something like that...
Japanese pop-metal sensation Babymetal are one of the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards’ biggest winners, as their fans voted them to victory in five separate categories.
The teen trio and their phenomenal backing musicians have rocketed to the top of the metal world, and in many ways, the world of music. Babymetal’s rabid fanbase filled the Tokyo Dome two nights in a row, so it’s no surprise the band won the Most Devoted Fans award for the second year in a row, this time edging out fellow Japanese act X Japan.
Babymetal’s Metal Resistance album proved the group wouldn’t go out as a one hit wonder. It kicks in hard with “Road of Resistance” and keeps moving with anthemic cuts that are criminally catchy. Metal Resistance won Best Metal Album in our latest awards, while “Karate” took home the trophy for Best Metal Song.
2016 was Babymetal’s year for touring, playing Wembley early in the year, appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, taking over North America, playing the Tokyo Dome and finally supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers in the UK. For Babymetal’s accomplishments, they’ve been voted Best Live Act. Finally, frontwoman Su-metal [Suzuka Nakamoto] claimed victory in our Rock Goddess of the Year category, beating out beloved singers like Amy Lee and Cristina Scabbia.
Read More: Babymetal Win Five Honors in the 6th Loudwire Music Awards | http://loudwire.com/babymetal-...s/?trackback=tsmclip
BabyMetal has changed their name to Covfefe.
And Suzuka will be henceforth known as Cov-Metal.