Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Baby Faces Behind BABYMETAL

There is a new face for metal music in Japan. It's the rise of the wonder kids; Babymetal!

At first glance it looks like some kind of gimmick. You've got three incredibly young looking girls standing in front of an extremely metal looking band. As soon as the music begins you hear an orchestra of heavy riffs, double base petals, and head banging base. At this moment you're probably wondering what the hell you just got yourself into. Then the tempo changes, and a trifecta of female voices come together to blend a popish feel to the otherwise heavy metal sound.

At this moment you understand why Babymetal is taking the world by storm.

Babymetal recently made their debut US TV performance on The Late Show With Steven Colbert. The band was celebrating the release of their second album Metal Resistance. Unsurprisingly, the metal-pop fusion brought the house down.

The baby faces of Babymetal are Su-metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal. Su-metal is 18 years old, and the lead singer of the band. Despite not yet being able to vote in her home country, she is already one of the top singers in rock music. As for Yuimetal and Moametal, they are linchpins of Babymetal's performance and personality. Both girls are only 16 years old, so to put it simply, it wouldn't be Babymetal without them. 

The band began as a subunit of Sakura Gakuin, but rapidly became the most popular thing about Sakura Gakuin. Once their restraints were removed, their popularity soared. 

Babymetal will be hitting the states later this year for the "Babymetal World Tour 2016"

Wednesday, May 4 - Playstation Theater - New York, NY
Thursday, May 5 - House Of Blues - Boston, MA
Saturday, May 7 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, May 8 - Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (Festival) - Concord, NC
Tuesday, May 10 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday, May 11 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI
Friday, May 13 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 14 - Northern Invasion (Festival) - Somerset, WI
Tuesday, July 12 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
Thursday, July 14 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
Friday, July 15 - Wiltern Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, July 17 - Chicago Open Air (Festival) - Bridgeview, IL
This is only the beginning for Babymetal. These three young girls will prove to the world that they have what it takes to rock with the big boys. So prepare yourself... for the up-and-coming of Babymetal!

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