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, the explosive trio whose unique hybrid of extreme metal and J-pop have made them Internet sensations, are slowly working on conquering America…’Road of Resistance’ is a furious power metal burst injected with shiny pop harmonies…”

ROLLINGSTONE.COM, May 11, 2015

–the Japan-based all-girl-fronted “Kawaii Metal” (mix of J-Pop Idol and Heavy Metal) group–have premiered the bonus tracks “Road of Resistance” and “Gimme Chocolate!!” (Live at O2 Academy Brixton, London), both of which are featured on the forthcoming re-release of their 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The re-release, available in the U.S. only via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment, will be available digitally tomorrow (5/12) and physically on Tuesday, June 16. Meanwhile, Mexico will see the physical release Monday, May 18.

Listen to both tracks here:

“Road of Resistance” via ROLLINGSTONE.COMhttp://tiny.cc/9eezxx

“Gimme Chocolate!!” (Live at O2 Academy Brixton, London) via BILLBOARD.COM: http://tiny.cc/aiezxx

To coincide with the premiere of “Road of Resistance, also released a video for the track which can be viewed HERE.

Since forming in 2010, BABYMETAL–the young trio of 17-year-old SU-METAL (Vocal, Dance) and 15-year-olds YUIMETAL (Scream, Dance)and MOAMETAL (Scream, Dance), backed by a four-piece band packing a heavy metal arsenal–have already achieved two major debut singles: “IJIME, DAME, ZETTA!” and “MEGISTUNE,both of which ranked in the Top 10 Oricon Chart in Japan. Their first studio album BABYMETAL also earned the #1 spot on Japan’s album chart and Billboard‘s World Album Chart. The official live music video for their debut album’s lead single “Gimme Chocolate!!” has garnered over 24.5 million views on YouTube. Click here to check out the video. Now the band will re-release their chart-topping debut album via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment.

2014 saw BABYMETAL headline numerous sold-out shows from New York to London, including the 20,000 capacity Saitama Super Arena in Japan. They performed at major festivals in multiple countries such as the UK’s massive Sonisphere in front of 65,000 festival-goers and supported Lady Gagaon her “Artrave: The Artpop Ball” tour. The band will gear up for an equally busy 2015 when they kick off their “THE DARK KNIGHTS BEGIN” WORLD TOUR 2015 this Saturday (5/9) in Mexico City (full tour itinerary below). U.S. tour dates included a special one-off headlining show on May 14 at House Of Blues in Chicago, IL, followed by a festival appearance on May 16 at Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH. BILLBOARD.com‘s live review of BABYMETAL‘s 11/4 debut New York concert noted,” The girls slayed New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom…playing a high-energy set…packed full of non-stop singing, dancing and shredding.”

BABYMETAL‘s “THE DARK KNIGHTS BEGIN” WORLD TOUR 2015 dates here:

 

BabyMetal Poster
DATE VENUE LOCATION
Sat 5/9 Circo Volador Mexico City, Mexico
Tue 5/12 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
Thu 5/14 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Sat 5/16 Rock of the Range Columbus, OH
Fri 5/29 ROCKAVARIA Munich, Germany
Sat 5/30 ROCK IM REVIER Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Mon 6/1 La Laiterie Strasbourg, France
Wed 6/3 X-TRA Zurich, Switzerland
Fri 6/5 Estragon Club Bologna, Italy
Sat 6/6 ROCK IN VIENNA Vienna, Austria
Sun 6/21 MAKUHARI MESSE Chiba, Japan

Tracklisting for re-release of BABYMETAL here:

 

BABYMETAL DEATH

Megitsune

Gimme Chocolate!!

line!

Akatsuki

Doki Doki Morning

Onedari Daisakusen

Song 4

Uki Uki Midnight

Catch me if you can

Rondo of Nightmare

Head Bangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!

Ijime, Dame, Zettai

 

*Road of Resistance

*Gimme Chocolate!!-(Live at O2 Academy Brixton, London)

*Bonus tracks

Here’s a sample of the praise BABYMETAL has received so far:

“…the most polarizing band of 2014.”

LOUDWIRE.com, January 7, 2015

“…[Babymetal] embraces metal’s most enduring and endearing tenets – fantasy, escapism, theatrics, bombast and sheer volume – and that solid, skillfully played metal foundation cleverly grounds a wildly eclectic sound that incorporates elements from trance to synth-pop, to dubstep, to reggae, to J-pop at its most manic and overtly ‘cute.’ It’s also brilliantly self-referential, the group’s manga-style fantasy storyline involving some wonderful parodies of metal’s ‘Big Four’ of Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth.”

Adrien Begrand, NPR, September 4, 2014

“Their songs are a delirious mix of thrash, death and power metal with candy-pink J-pop melodies spread like frosting atop all the violence. Not even the most dedicated black-metal purist could deny that Babymetal’s tracks are played with the same skill and ferocity as their genre contemporaries…Babymetal is perhaps the genre’s most brilliant and welcomed send-up yet…Babymetal is just about the only metal group sticking with the mission of the genre — freaking people out and putting on a hell of a spectacle.”

August Brown, LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 29, 2014

“Musically, they are as heavy and sharp as any modern metal band. Vocally?…[Babymetal] is so deliciously alien and peculiar, not to mention delivered with joyous enthusiasm… there is something very clever and lovable about Babymetal’s back-story and the mystique that surrounds those who put the music together… the whole thing works so brilliantly because it has side-stepped all the usual considerations in favour of the wholesale creation of a unique and fully formed world of its own.”

– Dom Lawson, METAL HAMMER, September 2014

“I think is important to acknowledge evolutionary steps in Metal. Early innovators and pioneers in many genres were at first questioned or even mocked and ridiculed. From all the way back to where two nice, quiet Jewish boys from New York put on make-up and breathed fire and spit blood (Kiss), to space monsters from the Antaractica (GWAR), to Italian guys mixing 80’s Speed Metal with Hollywood film-score soundtracks (Rhapsody), to pagan Finnish dudes mixing folk music with Metal (Korpiklaani), there have been important bands and benchmarks where we can almost track a new sub-genre back to one single band or point in time. BabyMetal is one of those evolutionary steps…I believe this is an important album.

– JP Wood, METAL-RULES.com, June 2014

 

“Babymetal are the next big thing!…Babymetal are absolutely incredible! I haven’t been this excited about a new metal act in a looooong time. I was initially completely baffled and even averse to the concept, but I’ve come to embrace it over time and you should too.”

– Vince Neilstein, METALSUCKS.net, July 18, 2014

“…they are unlike any other band you have ever been exposed to ever before. They combine…high-concept…Asian pop with instrumentation that wouldn’t sound out of place on the slickest record Slipknot never made. By all human logic, this shouldn’t work in the least, but it does, completely and unequivocally, through both the machinations of the J-Pop machine as well as the sheer force of their own weird.”

– Drew Millard, NOISEY.com, March 4, 2014

“…it’s impossible to deny that this band is impacting pop culture past metal itself.”
METALINSIDER.com, April 10, 2015

For more information on BABYMETAL, visit:

 

WEBSITE

FACEBOOK(530K+ Likes)

TWITTER(124+ Followers)

INSTAGRAM (18.7K+ Followers)

YOUTUBE (70+ Million Video Views)

 

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