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Not sure if I have ever showcased this, but I think not. The 1976 Deep Purple UK Tour Programme looked rather good. Last one they had in the 1970s and it is probably quite expensive now if you spot an auction. I wrote about this tour in some detail last year and this post is doing really well since yesterday (Facebook traffic).

Check it out here.

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Came back from work today and discovered that Japanese blogs has started to spread the news about my upcoming Babymetal book project (which I went public with a couple of days ago), and consequently the Stats are through the roof right now on this blog. I am very humble for the attention and I do realize that I should perhaps add my Contact information if somebody wants to get in touch. So here it is (see above).

I also realize that this means that Babymetal and the organisation behind them might pick up on this and that is yet another reason for me to be very public about this. I see this project as a labor of love and I really want to support Babymetal in Sweden.

Thank you for your support.

Apostle of Babymetal/Heavens-Fox Blog post here. Hamankarn post here.

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I noticed that the Stats took off last night and that the traffic was for the July 8 article “Family Business” (Babymetal & Deep Purple Family related). So I surfed over to the Babymetal Database and discovered that the post in question has been translated into Japanese on the Hamankarn blog, and this has in turn been mentioned on the big Heavens Fox blog (se picture). I guess the real traffic will be today since Japan is waking up as I write this (and I can see where this is heading on the Stats). This is going to be interesting. I did send this particular story (or the link) to The Highway Star (the Deep Purple news site) but no response just yet. They may not be into Babymetal, or maybe it is just the holidays? Who knows. I knew it was a good story though.

Hamankarn blog translation here. Heavens Fox blog link here.

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 Babymetal.net and others for picking up the link.

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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.