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Attack!

Posted: August 23, 2017 in Babymetal, Cool stuff, General, Magazines

I have no information about this magazine other than it was listed among other publications on Amazon in Japan. But it sports a rather nice Babymetal cover in any case, and I know enough about their moves by now to spot that they were captured during the song “Road Of Resistance” by the photographer. Whatever the publication is, and maybe somebody could help us out here, it says “No. 172” in the top left corner. As for what is going on with Babymetal, they have another six concerts to go in Japan until mid October but my guess is that they are in the process of recording the next album. They just know how to keep quiet about it so it can be announced properly at a gig, which is how they do things. Who knows?

Watch “Road Of Resistance” here (14,000,000 hits and counting on YouTube).

Babymetal went down like warriors descending from the heavens at the Summer Sonic Festivals main stage in Tokyo a few hours ago. They opened with “Babymetal Death”, one of the best opening tracks in Metal history, and it was smooth sailing from there on. Babymetal has a long history on this festival, having played there every year since 2012 (when they performed on a very small stage next to the catering), and now they shared the main stage with Foo Fighters. I think we all know where this is going to end. YouTube has live stuff from every year that Babymetal has been there, and beginning with 2017 (and “Babymetal Death”) I have picked some highlights from this journey for you to enjoy. This is Metal history!

Babymetal live at Summer Sonic: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

This shot was published on the Babymetal platforms today. Here you see them posing with Foo Fighters and by the looks of it they presented their new friends with a bag of Fox masks. Babymetal and Foo Fighters shared the same stage in Osaka today and they will hit Tokyo tomorrow, as they co headline the Summer Sonic Festivals on the biggest stages this year.

Short Babymetal clip of the Osaka show here.

Babymetal will co-headline the Summer Sonic Festivals in Osaka (Saturday) and Tokyo (Sunday) with Foo Fighters this weekend. This will be the sixth year that Babymetal perform at the classic festival, and the climb from the smallest stage to the biggest is rock history in itself. The girls presented the Babymetal Summer Sonic t-shirt on their official platforms today. Fans will be aware that Babymetal have specially designed t-shirts for many of their concerts, and that they sell like crazy. They still have the official record for most sold merchandise at Wembley from last year. As for the coolness factor, take a look at this shot that popped up on Japanese blogs today…

Say no more!

The one thing I missed on the amazing Babymetal DVD set “Live At Tokyo Dome” was footage from outside the venue, glimpses of what it looked like when 55,000 fans gathered to the legendary arena on two nights (September 19 & 20 2016, 110,000 in all!). Well we have just been blessed with an awesome historical document on YouTube with plenty of amazing scenes. Having seen this, now I have got a sense of what it looked like and I can really appreciate that. Now this actually opens with the live ending of the second Yokohama Arena Show (December 13 2015) so we get to see the announcement that night of “Metal Resistance” coming out on April 1 2016, the Wembley Arena Show on April 2, and then finally that the tour will end at Tokyo Dome. This alone is awesome to see (I still have to get my hands on the “Trilogy” DVD). Then you get the good stuff from Tokyo Dome. Now I seriously hope that they leave this up on YouTube, this is history.

Watch clip 1 here, clip 2 here. And finally, check out the “Live At Tokyo Dome” trailer here.

I enjoy people reacting to videos on YouTube (spent two hours yesterday watching people react to the final “Dunkirk” trailer), and I especially enjoy the Babymetal reactions (some of these have hundreds of thousands of views). I like this guy, he started his Channel not too long ago but has quickly picked up on how great Babymetal is. Check out these clips, the rest should not be hard to find.

Classic 2013 TV appearance here, epic 2014 Budokan & beyond trailer here.

In these days of high tension, when a nuclear war could erupt at any moment (I actually worry about the safety of Babymetal, Japan is not far from the hot spot), you need some happiness in your life. Finding a YouTube Channel called Nerd OD made my day though. Just watch their fantastic report from the Babymetal show at Wembley on April 2 last year, and the same guys chat about it on a regular show later on as well. Great fun.

Check out the Babymetal Wembley report here, and the regular show here (Babymetal part starts 56 minutes into the show).