Get Your Con on … Twice! More Daemon at Con Nichiwa

This is exciting; our pal DaeMetal was already going to be running as brutal an idol panel as has ever existed at Con Nichiwa in Tucson, and now he’s adding another:

That’s the Babymetal version; I won’t spoil some of what he told me about it, but suffice it to say that it sounds like a big ol’ space.
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More Babymetal U.S. Tour Dates, with Korn and Stone Sour et al

Well if this wasn’t a fun surprise for the afternoon:

I’m taking the dates listed in this Natalie.mu article to be the definitive ones, a bunch of stuff out West but none of Korn’s shows elsewhere in the country. Continue reading

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Did You Guys Want to See More Babymetal from the Tokyo Dome?

This recording popped up on Reddit last night, with the uploader pulling the ol’ fake-’em-out-with-YouTube-but-it’s-actually-on-Dailymotion trick. I was on the fence about whether to make yet another callback to the Dome, but then figured that it’s been a while since we last really did anything fun with Babymetal, so heck, post the sucker.

As the video stuff indicates, this is “No Rain, No Rainbow,” a song that I loved all the way up until it wound up on Metal Resistance, whereupon I immediately fell out of love with it, but this video got me to love it all over again:


No Rain No Rainbow @ Tokyo Dome by hugo-metal

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What Do the Five Know?

Let’s get down to some good ol’ fashioned irresponsible speculation:

What’s next? And why must we wait until Fox Day to get it? And why was my snarky throwaway tweet so immediately thereafter proved prescient? Continue reading

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Babymetal: See You in the U.S. in April!

Babymetal’s at-times hilarious performance partnership with Red Hot Chili Peppers continues unabated: The Peppers are coming to North America beginning today and running into July, and their idol metal pals will be part of the fun:

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Did You Want to See Babymetal’s Tokyo Dome Black Night?

Can I admit to having almost forgotten that the Black Night stream was going to be on WOWOW on Jan. 1? It wasn’t even on my radar until this showed up in my Facebook feed:

Oh, did anybody record that, I asked nobody. OF COURSE somebody recorded it and immediately uploaded it. Never doubt the power of the Fox God. Or Babymetal fans with modern technology, at least: Continue reading

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Monday Match Game: Who Is Best Metal?

Welcome back to the Monday Match Game! We took off last week to allow the Best of 2016 voting process to kick off, but I wanted to bring the game back in time to honor a truly momentous occasion in the history of idol metal.

For the past several weeks, Babymetal has been in the UK, touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. What started off as something of a tepid reaction from fairly unfamiliar crowds has since turned into a bizarre carnival as rock veterans take time out of their own headlining show to incorporate the relative newcomers and … yep, even wish their leader a happy birthday:

This means that thousands of new souls are being converted to the faith of the Fox God, which means that they’ll inevitably find their way online, which means that they too will soon become embroiled in the ultimate question: Who is best metal? Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Watch the Stream from Babymetal’s Tokyo Dome Red Night

Details here. Basically, WOWOW is broadcasting Red Night and Black Night two weeks apart, beginning on Sunday. These folks in the UK are going to be (ahem) legally acquiring that stream and making it available via Dailymotion. You can watch it here. See exactly when here. Continue reading

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Adorkable Things Happened When Su-Metal Joined the Chili Peppers on Stage

Just think — it’s Thursday, winter is blowing in with a vengeance and the holidays loom. What better way to start your day than this short clip of Su-Metal jamming out sans an ounce of care with the Red Hot Chili Peppers:

The clip ends, I’m told, because the sudden appearance of Yuimetal and Moametal caused space-time to fold in on itself; unverified

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Mina’s Staying Loose, Just Waiting for the Bullpen Phone to Ring

I wondered if we’d get another chance to revisit the Greatest Conspiracy in Human History again before the year was over, and the Babymetal Illuminati allowed another sign of their intentions to slip through.

Via the Idolmetal group

See Mina’s previous connection to the conspiracy. Continue reading

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