Archive for May, 2018

Congratulations to Babymetal are in order today as their video for “Megitsune” just hit an impressive 50,000,000 views on YouTube. It was added on YouTube on June 4 2013, so it has collected some 10,000,000 hits annually since then. It is their second most successful video so far, after “Gimme Chocolate!!” that is closing in on 89,000,000 views as we speak. However, later videos (like “Karate”) are moving along quite fast as well, so the general trend here is that Babymetal are doing really well.

Watch the “Megitsune” video on YouTube.

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, Swedish authorities have distributed an Emergency Preparedness Brochure to all households in the country. It exists in many languages. If you are a prepper, it might be of interest to check this out. I have seen people on YouTube go nuts over this but it really is the authorities trying to get back to some form of shape. They dropped the ball and they know it. Terrorism was not part of this brochure in the old days, but they mention it now. Well, at least they understand that they have a duty to inform the citizens of the realities of worst case scenarios. Also, I would say this vindicates every prepper in the nation. The smart people. And that number has been rising pretty fast in recent times.

Got these in the mail today, Classic Rock (issue) 249 and the new Deep Purple Family book by author Martin Popoff (dealing with 1980-2011). Have a few days off work and by the looks of it I am coming down with a cold. Darn it.

Still, good to have these gems.

Babymetal will kick off their short European trek in Germany on June 1 (Rock Am Ring in Nurburg) and June 2 (Rock Im Park in Nuremberg), the biggest Festivals that they have over there. Total number of visitors will be about 150,000 people. If two thirds catches Babymetal it is still 100,000 Metal souls. Thus, Babymetal keep the momentum going in one of the most important markets out there.

Meanwhile, if you study the number of hits on YouTube for the acts that played at Rock On The Range a few days ago, Babymetal comes out on top. This means something.

Babymetal took Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio by storm a few hours ago. The concert was streamed and YouTube is full of high quality clips. Expect plenty of audience clips as well in the next few days. Next stop: Europe.

There is no doubt that “Karate” is seen as one of the best songs in the Babymetal catalogue, and the video is pretty awesome as well. It was added to YouTube on March 17 2016, a couple of weeks ahead of the “Metal Resistance” album. It just notched up 40,000,000 views and it is still moving along nicely. Classic Babymetal.

Watch the video on YouTube.

30 years ago

Posted: May 17, 2018 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

It was 30 years ago today that Judas Priest released the “Ram It Down” album. I saw them live on that tour in Stockholm and they kicked ass. Still have a soft spot for this record.

Good days.