Archive for the ‘Babymetal’ Category

Rock journalist Paul Travers posted an interesting piece on Babymetal at the Kerrang! site today titled “The 10 Moments That Made Babymetal Global Superstars”. The Babymetal community is on the ball so stats will go through the roof. Nice.

Read the article (and watch some great videos) here.

(Picture is from the “Headbanger!!!” video, which is on the list)

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Managed to secure a copy of the rare Wembley 2016 box by Babymetal, issued to the members of the Fan Club called The One that year. These boxes are awesome in every way, you do get value for money. And they will only get ever more expensive on the second hand market (like eBay).

What you get is the April 2 2016 concert at the Wembley SSE Arena in London on two CDs and the Blu-ray from said concert. Now the CD is out in Europe, but the Blu-ray/DVD is not (although I do own it). What really makes this box super exclusive is the amazing photo book with fantastic shots from this gig (most of them by Dana “Distortion” Yavin).

Needless to say, this is pure gold. It was a spectacular show and Dana captured the very essence of what they are on this night. The magic of classic Babymetal in full flight. I hope Dana publish a Babymetal photo book of her own some day. She was there as early as 2014 when Babymetal performed at the Budokan in Tokyo, and later on Stateside and elsewhere (Paris etc etc).

Absolutely superb.

(Thank you Kalle for helping me secure this gem)

The Horror!

Posted: January 8, 2019 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

Rammstein will play a Stadium Tour through Europe starting in May. They hit Stockholm on August 14. Now there is a vague rumour going around that Babymetal might be opening for them on some dates but there is no official word on that as yet. Certainly not from Rammstein, in spite of tickets going on sale today. Which leads to me thinking, if Babymetal will appear on some dates, that fans may miss out on getting tickets as they will sell out fast. And the result of that, if that should occur, is that an army of Babymetal fans will storm the black market in unision if word goes out that they will perform. Panic stations! Red alert!

This better be a rumour, but it would be an incredible bill should it happen.

Babymetal get some love and best wishes from the editors of Kerrang! Magazine in issue 1754. Nice poster too.

Good to see.

All engines go!!

Posted: January 1, 2019 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

This image comes from the Babymetal platforms, as they wish us all a Happy New Year! I love the Babymetal mythology, I bet this is going somewhere.

New album coming up?

Well it has been an interesting year for me (crazy busy, but interesting) and it feels a bit weird that 2019 is just a few hours away as I write this. Hard to believe that 2020 is coming up before you know it, a brand new decade. As you know (if you follow this blog) I bought a house on the countryside and this has taken up most of my time, and a lot of my resources. I see all these fantastic Vinyls flooding the market that I really want, but I am only buying a select few as it stands. Hopefully I will be able to catch up as things settle down. On a good note, I do have all the space that I could ever have hoped for and so the collections are finally dealt with and put up on display (one by one, I still have a couple of rooms to fix). With me on this journey I have had some really good friends whom have stepped up and helped me out (especially my old pal Kalle, a beautiful soul). I hope I will see things settle down in 2019.

I have enjoyed my usual slabs of culture and I have to say that Babymetal (no surprise there, eh?) has added a lot of happiness into my life. 2018 was a hard year for them but they are still growing, adding new fans every day (you can see it on YouTube). I think they will whack us over our collective heads with something brilliant in 2019. At the same time, I see a lot of the bands that I have had in my life since I was a kid bid their farewells right now. Time is running out, that is just the way that it is for the older bands. But good music is still out there and it will never really go away. Just look at the hype over Queen because of the Freddie Mercury movie, a signal to Hollywood that there is a lot of potential in tapping into the rich history of Classic Rock. It is not hard to imagine way more of this coming, just look at the success of all the official biographies (there is your source for inspiration right there). And then you have the generation that has grown up with this stuff being in charge now. I expect my kind of stuff to be out there as long as I live.

On the political side I prefer to watch and not comment these days. I do think that Western Civilization is on the brink and that the globalist agenda has finally run out of steam. I see them do crazy things now that will infuriate people. I do not see politics as a left/right kind of thing, but rather as a top/down thing, and we need a system that cares about us and our culture, not about the select few that thinks that they can gain even more if borders are erased. I am tired of it all, but I follow it with interest. Who knows, we may even get a new government here in Sweden in 2019 (a little joke there, you may know what is going on here since the election in September)…? But enough of that.

Fuck it all, just give me another great Babymetal album!

(Amazing traffic on the blog today, many thanks!)

Going to Japan? Before you do, check out 10 vital facts from guitarist Marty Friedman in this video clip from Metal Injection. Marty actually lives there these days and I think these facts about how things work over there is pretty essential stuff. Also, spot the Babymetal connection in this clip.

Watch it here.