BABYMETAL–the Japan-based all-girl-fronted “Kawaii Metal” (mix of J-Pop Idol and Heavy Metal) group–have premiered the bonus tracks “Road of Resistance” and “Gimme Chocolate!!” (Live at O2 Academy Brixton, London), both of which are featured on the forthcoming re-release of their 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The re-release, available in the U.S. only via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment, will be available digitally tomorrow (5/12) and physically on Tuesday, June 16. Meanwhile, Mexico will see the physical release Monday, May 18.
Listen to both tracks here:
To coincide with the premiere of “Road of Resistance,” BABYMETAL also released a video for the track which can be viewed HERE.
Since forming in 2010, BABYMETAL–the young trio of 17-year-old SU-METAL(Vocal, Dance) and 15-year-olds YUIMETAL (Scream, Dance)and MOAMETAL(Scream, Dance), backed by a four-piece band packing a heavy metal arsenal–have already achieved two major debut singles: “IJIME, DAME, ZETTA!” and “MEGISTUNE,” both of which ranked in the Top 10 Oricon Chart in Japan. Their first studio album BABYMETAL also earned the #1 spot on Japan’s album chartand Billboard’s World Album Chart. The official live music video for their debut album’s lead single “Gimme Chocolate!!” has garnered over 24.5 million views on YouTube. Click here to check out the video. Now the band will re-release their chart-topping debut album via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment.
2014 saw BABYMETAL headline numerous sold-out shows from New York to London, including the 20,000 capacity Saitama Super Arena in Japan. They performed at major festivals in multiple countries such as the UK’s massive Sonisphere in front of 65,000 festival-goers and supported Lady Gagaon her “Artrave: The Artpop Ball” tour. The band will gear up for an equally busy 2015when they kick off their “THE DARK KNIGHTS BEGIN” WORLD TOUR 2015 this Saturday (5/9) in Mexico City (full tour itinerary below). U.S. tour dates included a special one-off headlining show on May 14 at House Of Blues in Chicago, IL, followed by a festival appearance on May 16 at Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH. BILLBOARD.com‘s live review of BABYMETAL’s 11/4 debut New York concert noted,” The girls slayed New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom…playing a high-energy set…packed full of non-stop singing, dancing and shredding.”
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BABYMETAL‘s “THE DARK KNIGHTS BEGIN” WORLD TOUR 2015 dates here:
|Sat||5/9||Circo Volador||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Tue||5/12||Danforth Music Hall||Toronto, Canada|
|Thu||5/14||House of Blues||Chicago, IL|
|Sat||5/16||Rock of the Range||Columbus, OH|
|Sat||5/30||ROCK IM REVIER||Gelsenkirchen, Germany|
|Mon||6/1||La Laiterie||Strasbourg, France|
|Fri||6/5||Estragon Club||Bologna, Italy|
|Sat||6/6||ROCK IN VIENNA||Vienna, Austria|
|Sun||6/21||MAKUHARI MESSE||Chiba, Japan|
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