Meet Japan's Cutest Metal Band BABYMETAL
If you haven’t heard of BABYMETAL, then you’re probably unfamiliar with the musical genre of “kawaii metal” too. That’s okay, you’re not alone. Hailing from Japan, where they are basically running shit, this girl group trio has made its way to the States, wreaking cute ass havoc in their coordinated outfits, dance moves and vocals set against super intense rock instrumentals.
If you’re one for dichotomies, or have a thing for using the word ‘juxtaposition’ to sound smart, then you’ll love what BABYMETAL is bringing to the table. Fooling most by their size and composure, the band fuses the popular genre of Japanese idol with heavy metal to create their unique aesthetic. With that said, it’s not their music or their look that surprises most but rather the combination of the two.The girls emerge on stage with bows in their hair and sparkles on their tights, only to deliver heavy metal hits as intense as Iron Maiden or Judas Priest. In fact, since releasing their second album METAL RESISTANCE last year, BABYMETAL has toured with Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In other words, they’re the real fucking deal and we love it. Completely altering what it means and looks like to be a heavy metal band, the group has simultaneously confused and impressed millions.
Fresh off their U.S. tour, where they sold out their headlining show, BABYMETAL isn’t planning on halting their world domination. The band will be headlining four shows at Big Fox Festival in Japan this Fall, with lots more to look forward to as well. Check out the tour dates and their music video for ‘Karate’ below.
Big Fox Fesitval – Japan
September 26 – Saitama Super Arena
September 27 – Saitama Super Arena
October 14 – Osaka-jo Hall
October 15 – Osaka-jo Hall
Image courtesy of Natalie O’Moore.
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