Heavy Metal




Babymetal is the biggest metal sensation to come out of Japan in the last decade. The diminutive Japanese girls in school uniforms have been conquering the world with a unique combination of shrill voices, rambunctious guitar violence, J-Pop idol music, a backing band in corpse paint and a visually enticing show. Babymetal was founded in 2010 with a mission to fuse traditional heavy metal with the Japanese idol genre. The lyrical content differs from the usual heavy metal subjects, focusing instead on such topics as chocolate, body image or bullying. The full-length debut of Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal hit like a tidal wave and was even named album of the month by Loudwire magazine in April 2015. Follow-up’Metal Resistance’ (2016) continued to flout all metal conventions, albeit with a more rock-based approach. In 2017 the trio were reduced to a duo when Yuimetal had to quit the band due to persisting health issues although expectations are that she will rejoin at some point in the future. Get ready for an energetic show featuring tracks from their new album ‘Metal Galaxy’ (2019). (#GMM20)