Archive for the ‘Babymetal’ Category

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.

(My images of said box – thank you Kalle for helping me secure this gem)

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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.

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

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

Happy birthday Su-metal

Posted: December 20, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

Today we celebrate Suzuka Nakamoto, Su-metal on her 21st birthday. She was only 12 when Babymetal started as a school project back in 2010.

I think we have good things coming in 2019 from Babymetal.

Managed to secure a copy of the ultra rare Babymetal (Fan Club/The One) six Blu-ray box “The Fox Festivals In Japan 2017” on eBay. Six shows in all. I had a lot to do this weekend so I have only seen the first concert as yet, but man was it great! Spectacular show. Five to go.

I guess Christmas came early this year.

(Top image by me – thank you Kalle for your help securing this treasure)

The Good Things festivals in Australia this weekend turned out to be a huge success and Babymetal was the band that everybody wanted to see. The band performed on the big stage in Brisbane yesterday and photographer Stephen Goodwin got some amazing shots and declared that it was even better than Wembley 2016. Now that is one hell of a statement, but his pictures do prove that the girls (including Saya, the new gal on this tour) had a great time up there. In scorching heat mind you. The Babymetal merchandise sold out very quickly and the press I have seen pretty much adored them and dubbed them the best act of the tour. This was the first trip to Australia (exept for studio work) and by the looks of it they will be able to go back and fill decent sized venues next time around. In the meantime, we have to wait for final word on the line-up. If this was a final audition of sorts for Saya, she did go down well and fans are warming to her fast. One could say that Babymetal ended 2018 with a bang and that is a good thing.

(Thank you Stephen Goodwin for letting people use your shots!)

Metal Gods

Posted: December 4, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

Babymetal opened for Judas Priest in Singapore a few hours ago. They are back as a trio again but at this point there has been no statement regarding the new girl that performed today. Word is that her name is Saya though. The current tour may well be an audition of sorts. Next up: three festival dates in Australia over the weekend (starting this Friday).

Babymetal Records

Posted: November 29, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

Got the Babymetal Limited Edition “Distortion” (studio/live) Single (red Vinyl in LP format) delivered this week. First to feature the Babymetal Records label, which looks great. Makes me think of Purple Records, having your own label is cool on a level all of its own.

Respect.

(My image of said record)