Patrick Macias of the “Otaku-Verse-Zero” webshow recently travelled to Tokyo, Japan to interview BABYMETAL, a heavy metal offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and death metal. You can now watch his report below.
BABYMETAL released a new single, “Like!”, on March 7 via iTunes. A video for the edited version of the song — which combines pop with extreme metal guitars, an occasional growl or two and a tinge of hip hop — can be seen below.
Formed in 2010, BABYMETAL‘s “Doki Doki Morning” song (see video at this location) was included on the album “Sakura Gakuin 2010 message~”. A follow-up track, “Ijime, Dame, Zettai”, was premiered during a SAKURA GAKUIN in July 2011 and was aired again at the Tokyo Idol festival a month later. It quickly created a buzz due to its mix of melodic speed metal, sensational lyrics around the theme of “Ijime” and the band’s performance, which incorporates the “Wall Of Death.”
BABY METAL is:
Su-Metal – Vocals and Dance
Moametal – Screamer and Dance
Yuimetal – Screamer and Dance
For more information, visit www.babymetal.jp.