Resistance is futile to Babymetal's ascent

| Apr 13, 2016

Resistance is futile to Babymetal's ascent

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Babymetal — “Metal Resistance” (Toy’s Factory) Ever since Western metalheads got word of the existence of metal-idol trio Babymetal, questions regarding the group’s authenticity have come up. To anyone familiar with Japanese pop music, this isn’t an issue; like all idols, the trio is ...

Babymetal, Hiromi Uehara score impressive spots on Billboard

Apr 13, 2016

Babymetal, Hiromi Uehara score impressive spots on Billboard

Babymetal is now a top-40 act in the United States. American music chart company Billboard released its latest figures Tuesday, which put Babymetal’s “Metal Resistance” at No. 39 on the overall album chart and at No. 1 on its World Album chart. It is ...

Old and new mingle sweetly at Summer Sonic

Aug 19, 2014

Old and new mingle sweetly at Summer Sonic

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After Queen finished “Another One Bites The Dust” — 10 minutes before 8 p.m. on the Sunday of this year’s Summer Sonic in Chiba — hundreds of fans darted for the exits of QVC Marine Field Stadium. Security guards and staff with megaphones tried ...

Babymetal 'Babymetal'

Mar 18, 2014

Babymetal "Babymetal"

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It’s not surprising that Babymetal has gone viral. The trio, bringing the seemingly disparate worlds of idol pop and heavy metal together, is a visually striking project perfect for the “weird Japan” fans on the Internet. What’s surprising, however, is seeing Babymetal’s eponymous debut ...