We had the chance to talk with DragonForce's bassist, Sinsaenum's leader, fan and also great friend of BABYMETAL, Newswire interviewed Frederic Leclercq! In order to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary online we are happy to share this great interview with all of you. We hope you like it! 日本語のインタビューは、こちらをお読みください。
俺たちは、DRAGONFORCEのベーシストでSINSAENUMのリーダーであり、BABYMETALのファンで素晴らしい友人と話すチャンスがあり、ニュースワイヤーは、フレデリク・ルクレールをインタビューした！ オンライン2周年を記念して、俺たちはこの素晴らしいインタビューをみんなと共有したい。気に入ってくれることを期待している！Interview in ENGLISH, read here.
BABYMETAL announced their collaboration with Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content to release an Animated Digital Series in United States next year! Worldwide Media did a special coverage about this new featuring media sites from Japan to South America, from Music sites to Anime sites, check more details below.
BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome takes place tomorrow, reason why is the time to "push it back" and "sit down" to look back. The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 had been plenty of awesome shows but also featured a good number of shows in Japan with unforgettable moments and achievements! Check the Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016.
BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome is around the corner, reason why is the time to "push it back" and "sit down" to look back. The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 had been plenty of awesome shows, incredible moments, unforgettable achievements. Check our Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows overseas below.
After Red Hot Chili Peppers and BABYMETAL the UK Tour many sites around the world started to publish information about the Tour and Ticket sales. Japanese Media from Billboard to Gekirock and many others posted details about the second tour for BABYMETAL supporting an artist outside Japan, see more below.
Report of the Worldwide Media coverage about the BABYMETAL performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Awards 2016 in Columbus, Ohio on July 18. The report features all the Media sites found by our team after the performance. This is probably the biggest media coverage featuring BABYMETAL so far. Check the report below.
BABYMETAL lead Single of the new album "Metal Resistance", was announced to be featured in a new episode of the WWE NXT TakeOver event on June 8. "KARATE" will be one of the themes of the event along with . Check our Media coverage report below.
BABYMETAL always received coverage from anime and video games sites since their concept reach fans from different communities, but this time with BABYMETAL appearing on Super Mario Maker, several Anime but mostly Video Games sites updated their sites with the collaboration with Nintendo. Read our Media coverage report including also Music and Entertainment sites talking about BABYMETAL.
After the announcement of BABYMETAL new album "Metal Resistance" debut on Top 40 Billboard Albums Chart. Japanese Media on Internet, Newspapers and TV did special coverage about the happening since BABYMETAL is the first Japanese artist to get the Top 40 after 53 years! Read more below.
Several Media reports featuring Natalie.mu, Oricon from Japan, The Guardian, Gigwise from United Kingdom and more are already available online about the BABYMETAL's biggest headline show outside Japan to date at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Below a summary with the most important highlights of the features, read below.
BABYMETAL its new Music Video for "KARATE", song part of the upcoming second Studio Album "Metal Resistance" to be released on FOX DAY, April 1st. The premier of the video reached several sites around the world from the most important sites in Japan and Europe like TeamRock to others from Australia to Spain, from Rusia to Brazil. Check our extensive report with a big number of sites talking about BABYMETAL's new Music Video "KARATE".
HMV News released a live report and broadcast decision of the latest BABYMETAL performance at Yokohama Arena called "The Final Chapter Of Trilogy" part of the World Tour 2015 in Japan. The report goes through the most important moments of the performance featuring some of the most popular songs and exclusive photos by Miyaaki Shingo. Read the live report translated below.
BABYMETAL's lead Single of its second studio Album "Metal Resistance" released officially on February 26 had an outstanding debut day kicking in the face the most important iTunes charts around the world, from United States to United Kingdom, but also Mexico, Sweden, Norway and more. Check more details below.
Sakura Gakuin started "The Road To Graduation 2015" events with the first show of the series at Akasaka Blitz for "The Road To Graduation 2015, Happy Valentine" on February 13. The celebration came with the live debut of "Yokusoku No Mirai", new Sakura Gakuin's song. Read the full report from Natalie.mu translated below, including Setlist and Album of photos!
Oricon Style report about the "growth period limited" Idol Groups focused in the process of Sakura Gakuin's member devolpment process and the final result based on its graduates: BABYMETAL (Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi), Ayaka Miyoshi and Airi Matsui. Check the translation of the report below!
A new update of our Staff section, an update with style featuring BABYMETAL's Prop Stylist Ayumi Endo. Ayumi makes several activities aside BABYMETAL or Perfume, she also works for Magazines, Catalogs, and even TV Commercials. Please check our report and photos of her works with BABYMETAL.
To celebrate his 38th birthday, we invite you to meet Mori Hayashi, better known as "Mori-Sensei", Sakura Gakuin students tutor, MC, but also, actor, songwriter, screenwriter and more. With this biographical article about Mori-Sensei we want share with you how awesome he is, as we say every Monday in our LoGiRL posts! We hope you enjoy it!
Report about the number of followers of BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin and Sakura Gakuin graduates in Social Media considering Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Ameblo. The following report will show you the reach of each member active in social media to date including interesting graphics.
BABYMETAL announced on January 15 (read here) the name of its upcoming second Studio Album "Metal Resistance" to be released on FOX DAY, April 1st. The announcement reached several sites around the world from the most important in Japan and Europe like Metal Hammer to others from Thailand to Finland, from Austria to Brazil. Check our extensive report with a big number of sites talking about BABYMETAL's new album "Metal Resistance"!.
A new very interesting report by JCC News from Japan. This time they talk about how BABYMETAL has trascended generations reaching in the last 2 years the little childrens audience through their own parents. They also make a comparation with "Pink Lady", a famous Japanese artist years ago. Read the full report translated below!
Oricon Style unveiled its yearly sales rakings for 2015, the company published a complete yearly report featuring sales data of the most important artists in Japan collected during the year 2015. Check the details of the sales rankings for BABYMETAL below.
WWS wrote a new Live Report about BABYMETAL, this time WWS followed BABYMETAL to Makuhari Messe in Chiba for their performance at Countdown Japan 15/16 on December 28. BABYMETAL played a new song "Karate Soiya" (Tentative Name) and some of their classics like "Gimme Chocolate", "Ijime, Dame, Zettai" and "Road Of Resistance". Read the full live report from Makuhari Messe translated below.
JCC News from Japan, wrote a new report about BABYMETAL, the last one published and translated here was about the marketing techniques (read here). Now JCC wrote a report about Yui Mizuno "Yuimetal", a very good article about Yui as metal dancer, her dancing skills, her charm and also about Moa Kikuchi as her partner and Mikiko as teacher and choreographer, very recommended read. Read the full report translated below.
Wednesdays for our community are Kami Band Wednesdays, is the Kami Band Day and our sixth biography is about Kami Band God of Drums, Yuya Maeta. Read below our extensive biography about Maeta-San, Doramu No Kami.
Report of the Worldwide Media coverage about the multiple BABYMETAL news happened on December 12 and December 13 during "The Final Chapter Of Trilogy" at Yokohama Arena closing the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan. In the following report you will find a summary of the main content of the reports, video with English subtitles of the Japanese TV coverage and a great number of links of Worldwide media talking about the 2nd Album and World Tour 2016 announcement!
WWS Channel wrote a live report of the BABYMETAL performance at Ozzfest Japan 2015 on November 22 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. BABYMETAL played for the first time in the festival lead by Ozzy Osbourne. Read the live report translated featuring awesome comments about the show and official photos of the performance below.
BABYMETAL Kami Band members Mikio Fujioka, Yuya Maeta and BOH held a performance together at ShowBoat, the event hosted by Mikio Fujioka took place on November 30, check their tweets and photos of the performance below!
In the beginning BABYMETAL performed with backtracks, but everything changed in 2012, the incorporation of Kami Band changed the point of view of their followers, and called the attention of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans abroad. NPN Japan report talks about the importance of being a Japanese Idol with high quality musicians like BABYMETAL's Kami Band. Read a summary of the extensive report below.
BABYMETAL was featured on Music Book from Japan, they wrote a report about the Japanese Heavy Metal scene through the years starting from LOUDNESS in the 80s to BABYMETAL in 2015. BABYMETAL's popularity is helping the Heavy Metal scene in Japan even helping the overseas bands to perform and be popular in the land of the rising sun. Read the awesome report translated below.
BABYMETAL was featured on Seiji Kameda's Radio program "Behind The Melody FM Kameda" on J-Wave. Kameda is a Japanese music
producer with vast knowledge in musical arrangements. Read our summary about his analysis on BABYMETAL songs.
The media site from Japan Natalie.mu wrote a live report of the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 in Japan at Zepp DiverCity in Japan on October 16, Day 2 of the 2
Days event in Zepp DiverCity, last show of the Zepp Concerts Tour. Read the live report translated below.
JCC News Japan published recently a report about BABYMETAL from the beginnings and success overseas and an analysis of the marketing and promotion techiniques to try to understand why they are successful in and out of Japan. Read the full report by JCC translated in the following blog post.
BABYMETAL was featured on Joysound with a review of the BABYMETAL songs popularity at Karaoke, which gender has the bigger ratio, and which age category sing BABYMETAL the most. You will find interesting information and surprising facts about BABYMETAL at Karaoke. Check our report below.
BABYMETAL's Youtube Channel lead by "Gimme Chocolate!!" Music Video, "Megitsune" and the new addition "Road Of Resistance" reached 100.000.000 views on Youtube! Read below our report about the BABYMETAL's Youtube channel with an in depth analysis of the numbers, suscribers and videos.
Nikkei Business published recently a very interesting report about the current state of BABYMETAL as hybrid "Metal-Idol" artist based in its success in the last couple of years in Japan and also outside Japan as promoter of the Japanese Culture overseas. According to Nikkei, BABYMETAL is losing their Idol-ness in Japan, and is more a metal artist than an Idol/J-Pop artist, read the translation of this interesting report below.
We are very excited to share with you this exclusive interview with Reis O'Brien FUNKO's Lead Designer and also an awesome BABYMETAL fan. Reis share with us information about FUNKO, Metal Music, how and why BABYMETAL is his new favorite band, and the upcoming projects between FUNKO and BABYMETAL! Yes, the figures are coming soon!! We hope you guys like the interview.
Oricon Style wrote a very interesting report about BABYMETAL Kami Band (the metal band behind BABYMETAL girls). The report highlights BOH (God Of Bass), Hideki Aoyama (God Of Drums) and Takayoshi Ohmura, Leda and Mikio Fujioka (Gods Of Guitar). Read the report about why Oricon thinks Kami Band helps BABYMETAL's popularity overseas. Translation below.
Mr. Akihisa Ishida, Japan Marketing consultant for foreing companies wrote a very interesting report about BABYMETAL and the Blue Ocean
Strategy. Blue Ocean Strategy is a book published in 2005 written by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne both Professors of INSEAD and Co-Directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy
BABYMETAL's debut album continues growing and growing in the Billboard World Albums Chart, this week (July 4) BABYMETAL's album reached the number one in the
chart, but also is highlighted in other charts on Billboard, check our report below.
BABYMETAL won their second international Award on the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015, the "Breakthrough Award" against bands like Halestorm, The Amity Affliction, Bury Tomorrow and In This Moment. Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal did a brief speech during the Award Ceremony and performed with Dragonforce "Road Of Resistance" and "Gimme Chocolate". Check the photos and the rest of the report below.
BABYMETAL was guest and also won one Award on the "Relentless Kerrang Awards 2015" in London at the London’s iconic Troxy. It was rumored at first, even Kami Band member Takayoshi Ohmura tweeted several times about the awards but then BABYMETAL did the official announcement. Check the girls receiving the award, photos from the event, their video for BBC Radio 1 and more.
YouTube's Music Insights tool let artists find out where the fans are, and according to Youtube artists can plan the next tour around them based on the following numbers. In the statistics that you will read below, will see in numbers where BABYMETAL is popular in terms of Youtube views only based on their official videos and fan made videos. We hope you like it.
The BABYMETAL album including the Bonus Tracks (Road Of Resistance, Gimme Chocolate Live) was released in Mexico 20 days before the date announced officially. In collaboration with BABYMETAL Fans Mexico we brought to you a report plus photos of the release date across the country.
Our reporter from Japan, Ken Tabise did a summary and analysis of the latest Amuse financial result of fiscal year 2014 focused on the business aspects of BABYMETAL and the influence of the band on Amuse Inc. This is a highly recommended post for those interested in numbers, and for those fans interested in the other face of the band. Read the report below.
Today in the BABYMETAL history but in 2013 started the first BABYMETAL Tour ever, the "Death Match Tour 'May Revolution'", took place in May of 2013 and was the first Tour with Kami Band. Read below the details.
BABYMETAL Newswire before the BABYMETAL World Tour 2015 kicks off in Mexico had the chance to talk with their official World Tour photographer Dana
"Distortion" Yavin. Dana share her thoughts with us about her beginnings as photographer, how she met BABYMETAL and in depth about the BABYMETAL World Tour
2014. Also she share great messages for future photographers and to BABYMETAL fans! Read the extensive interview below.
BABYMETAL's Youtube Channel lead by "Gimme Chocolate!!" Music Video reached 75.000.000 views on Youtube, yesterday "Doki Doki Morning" hit 7.000.000. Read below
our report about the BABYMETAL's Youtube channel with an in depth analysis of the numbers, suscribers and videos.
Since BABYMETAL announced the release of their debut album in the United States through RAL/Sony Music and in Europe through earMusic, the world started to talk about this. From Japan to North American, European and South American sites. Here is our report about the release and all the sites we found talking about the BABYMETAL's new release.
The Sakura Gakuin Graduation Photobook 2014 launch event took place at the Shosen Book Tower 9th Floor including the Sakura Gakuin Student Council President,
Moa Kikuchi, Yui Mizuno, Hana Taguchi and Yunano Notsu. Details and photos below.
After a long year of activities Sakura Gakuin Nendo 2014 ended and with this anew generation of members graduated, this time the BABYMETAL members
Moa Kikuchi and Yui Mizuno, along with Hana Taguchi and Yunano Notsu. Summary and report of the event
Announced today by an official press release and published in several Music Sites like Metal Insider, earMUSIC label partners with eOne Distribution in the U.S more details below to know in depth what is earMUSIC and how will work the partnership with eOne.
Wednesdays for our community are Kami Band Wednesdays, is the Kami Band Day and our fourth post is about God of Bass, BOH. Read below our artistic biography about the 6 String Basu No Kami, the amazing BOH!
Sakura Gakuin held their last open classes event on Nendo 2014 before the graduation event on March 29. Below a summary of the event with details about the songs focused on
Yui Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi with great influence of BABYMETAL on their selections.
The site Cplus found some prayings of the BABYMETAL girls at the Hikawa Shrine of the Kawaguchi City in the Saitama Prefecture
asking for safety and success for the New Year Kitsune Festival, more details below.
A day like today but in 2014, on February 25 BABYMETAL released on Youtube their viral video "Gimme Chocolate". As result, the band started to hit important
music and metal sites all around the world and helped to the future success of their debut Album and get exposure to the band. Below some interesting and delicious facts about Gimme
Sakura Gakuin graduation open class called as "brininging together the power of 10" took place at TFT Hall 500 in Tokyo and had as guest Ryohei
Yamashita. Report and photos below.
Our reporter from Japan, Ken Tabise wrote a new report about the Su-metal's Japanese. She speakes like an ordinary 17-year old girl, but at the same time, her spoken Japanese sounds beatiful. Read the below the report to find out why.
The Mexican Media is promoting in a big way BABYMETAL, they are introducing the band to mexican people, even mentioning about Sakura Gakuin. From music sites to
showbiz sites are talking about BABYMETAL, here is a interesting report we did to show you the "BABYMETAL Mexican Revolution".
Sakura Gakuin performed at Liquidroom the two rounds show for "The Road To Graduation 'Happy Valentine'". Two sold out shows for one of the last shows of the
four Third Graders, Hana Taguchi, Moa Kikuchi, Yui Mizuno and Yunano Notsu. Report and photos below.
Karen Girl's did one of their most important performances at Saitama Super Arena for the Animelo Summer Live 2008. Read or report and also watch the exclusive
behind the scenes and peformance of their song "Over The World" with english subtitles by our translator Thomas Malone.
Special report from Japan about the BABYMETAL's excellent level of sales during 2014 added with the excellent level of sales of tickets at their live performances. This is
helping Amuse Inc. to grow as company and also helping BABYMETAL to become in one of the most important artists of Amuse Inc. Report from Japan by Newswire Reporter,
Japanese media started the week talking about the huge BABYMETAL show at Saitama Super Arena "Legend 2015, New Year Kitsune Festival". With great footage of some of their main songs like: Gimme Chocolate, Head Bangya, Ijime Dame Zettai or Road Of Resistance and comments about them as a band the Japanese media highlighted BABYMETAL. Below some videos from Japanese TV Shows like ZIP, Mezamashi, Japan Countdown and more. Videos 1 & 2 translated by Thomas Malone.
The new BABYMETAL song in collaboration with DragonForce "Road Of Resistance" it's crossing the world through Music sites, Metal sites, JPop sites and Anime
sites. Below our report with "Road Of Resistance" taking the world!
The new BABYMETAL release "Live At Budokan" had an incredible debut. Just a few hours after the release is already number one in several countries and reaching
great spots in Asia and Europe, below details about Live At Budokan.
BABYMETAL played once again on the TV Asahi show Music Station, this time was part of the Music Station Super Live 2014 along with several Idol, J-Rock and J-Metal artists and bands. Below a report of the event with the performance video and photos.
The last show of the year for BABYMETAL was held at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo. The sold out show had the premiere of a new song, a great surprise on Onedari Daisakusen
and several songs dropped by the band, here is our report of the event.
Wednesdays for our community are Kami Band Wednesdays, is the Kami Band Day and our second post about Kami Band is for the young and incredibly talented "Leda Cygnus". Read below about the first member of the current Kami Band formation.
The 4th Annivesary Concert of Sakura Gakuin took place at the Kanagawa Arts Theatre in
Yokohama, with a great setlist and a couple of great surprises related with BABYMETAL! Read the report with Setlist below.
Wednesdays for our community are Kami Band Wednesdays, is the Kami Band Day and this is our post about Kami Band is for Mikio "158 Centimeters" Fujioka. The Young Guitar Genius from Japan, read more about him below.
The next BABYMETAL's release will be on January 7, the "Live At Budokan" with five different releases, the Regular Live CD, the Limited Edition Live CD, the DVD
"Red Night + Black Night", the Bluray "Red Night + Black Night" and the Limited Edition DVD/Bluray "Red Night + Black"+ Black Night CD + more items inside the "Budo Can". Now the question is,
BABYMETAL pays tribute one more time to the "Metal Master", Metallica?. More information below.