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Just noted that there are over 4,000 posts on this blog as of now (this is post 4,004). The blog reached 3,000 posts on December 22 2016 so that will give you a general idea of what is going on. It actually takes quite a while to check out everything on this blog.

(Pictured here: Mid 70s Deep Purple).


So another month has passed and the time has come to take a look at the Stats for June. 128 posts is not bad, but still a little less than what is normal for this blog these days. I did note that the number of magazine covers worthy of inclusion dropped. I was a little frustrated by this as a matter of fact, but there you go. June belonged to Babymetal, with 38 posts. The “Live At Tokyo Dome” review that was posted on June 6 went viral, got translated into Japanese and Spanish within days and sent the traffic to this blog to an all time high. Still good traffic to this post alone and I think it will be one of those posts that has a life of its own. 15 posts on the Deep Purple Family and 11 on the Wonder Woman frenzy tops other specific interests. Meaning that about half of the posts in June dealt with pretty much three basic threads. Not too happy about that because it could scare some visitors away. Still, Babymetal is a bit of a passion for me at the moment and following current news and adding a mix of history as well as documenting the now ongoing collecting has resulted in this blog almost being a Babymetal thing with other stuff thrown in. Oh well, it is what it is and the sole purpose of this blog for me is to have some fun.

July, here we come!

Took a snapshot of the growing Babymetal collection. This one is going to keep me busy for quite a while. I would say that the foundation is in place, now I need to go for the rare and obscure stuff (like Sakura Gakuin, the limited edition Babymetal singles etc). Also, the magazines and the books. I discovered and blogged about Babymetal for the first time back on March 9. I had seen some videos then and decided that I had to look into this. On March 15 “Metal Resistance” arrived and I was blown away by the sheer power of the group. On the same day it was announced that “Live At Tokyo Dome” was going to be released and the trailer for that was obviously awesome. On March 16 my first magazine popped up, Metal Hammer 293 with the big Metallica/Babymetal feature. On March 17 the “Live At Wembley” CD arrived and I wrote a detailed review. And finally, on March 20 “Live At Budokan” popped up. Well that nailed it.

I have never looked back. Babymetal is part of this blog now, like it or not, and you will find 150 posts on them so far. That is an awful lot of history right there. On June 6 I posted the “Live At Tokyo Dome” review and watched it go viral. It was translated into Japanese and Spanish and Trinkelbonker never had more visitors than June 6-June 8. I was quite stunned by the interest. Things are back to normal now but it is nice to see that Babymetal has that interest out there.

I do have a few DVDs that I still intend to review and the general tone of what you can expect is there for all to see. Babymetal is a unique phenomenon, nothing like it has existed before and who knows where this will all go in the future. It is very interesting though and it feels good to collect something with a bit of passion again.

(Thank you Kalle for your continued support)

Well look at this. The review I posted this Tuesday about the Babymetal DVD “Live At Tokyo Dome” has been translated a second time (first was into Japanese, which I have mentioned), and this time it has been done for the Spanish speaking world. You will find it at the Babymetal Espanol site here. From there it is already linked on the Mexican Babymetal Facebook page that I can see and it is obvious that this story will have thousands of readers around the world that will not even visit Trinkelbonker.

Stats are still through the roof.

The response for the Babymetal “Live At Tokyo Dome” review that I posted on this blog on Tuesday night sent the traffic through the roof, literally 10 times higher than normal yesterday (and the first couple of hours of today looks great too). It was picked up by some Babymetal sites and an English speaking forum. It was also translated to Japanese on a blog over there in two parts (first time that has ever happened). I noticed a couple of minor errors in the text that I have fixed today (nothing major, but when I noticed them it was easy to fix and I do want fans to respect my work). Pretty sure this has happened because of the Babymetal Database feed that picks up everything that I post on Babymetal within an hour. This particular post started to travel and it means that Trinkelbonker are now on the radar in some quarters that never really knew it existed. I did send the link to earMusic in Germany, basically telling them that they could use the review or parts of it should they want to when the time comes for an European release. That would be up to them. In any case, glad to be able to support Babymetal in my own small way.

Check out the translated review here and here. English speaking forum link (with some feedback that helped me spot a couple of errors, many thanks guys!) here. Many thanks to Hamanaxis for translating the review for the Japanese readers. Also to Hiro at the Babymetal Database for letting me know, and to and others for picking up the link.


Had a lot of fun with the blog in May, added 206 posts all in all. The usual mixture of content, but Babymetal came out on top with 43 posts followed by the Deep Purple Family with 24 and Wonder Woman with 16.

As for Babymetal, there is quite a lot of history assembled now and I still learn more almost on a daily basis. Also, the collection is growing and I have a bunch of stuff coming in from Japan and other places that will arrive here at Trinkelbonker HQ in the next few weeks. DVDs, magazines, CDs. Studying “Live At Tokyo Dome” now, review will pop up within a few days. The word Epic will be used, no doubt.

June, here we come!


This is so nice. One of my favourite News feeds, the Babymetal Database, has added Trinkelbonker (or more specifically, the Trinkelbonker Babymetal Category) to their incoming feeds, meaning whenever I post something on Babymetal it will appear on their Database. This has to be one of the nicest things that anybody has ever done for this blog and I appreciate this so much. I knew that fans of Babymetal would eventually find out about Trinkelbonker and this is the moment right here right now. I am so happy to be part of the Babymetal Database Community.

And to the fans of Babymetal, welcome to Trinkelbonker. This blog is made in Sweden and Babymetal has been part of it since March 9 2017 when I discovered this wonderful project. I have added over 100 posts on Babymetal since then, covering history etc. Basically, I have been catching up. I am a former freelance journalist (METAL in the States, METAL HAMMER in Europe etc) and I also used to publish magazines in Sweden (DEEP PURPLE FOREVER, LUCY IN THE SKY, SLICE, RETROFUTURE) and quite honestly, maybe Babymetal will inspire me to publish another issue of RETROFUTURE some day?

Babymetal is the best thing that have happened in Metal since Nightwish came along. Long may Babymetal reign.