We May Be Able to Watch the Babymetal Tokyo Dome Shows Anyway

Well if this isn’t an interesting piece of news:

It’s actually even better than that! Continue reading

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Black Night Report: Daemon Strikes Back

The Red Night report was a great one … what does our friend @DaeMetal have to say about the final stop in Babymetal’s 2016 World Tour?

It’s not often that you walk out of a concert with Johnny Rotten’s voice muttering in your head, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” and still have no regrets.

You remember that whole thing about having to overcome the past and emerge as a reborn, black and gold, grown-up BABYMETAL? Yeah, that’s SO Red Night. This is Black Night, where the red crinoline fairy of kawaii was set loose in the dressing room and even added a short train to Su’s tutu and some fluffy shoulder pads. And “Onedari Daisukusen”? Say goodbye to yesterday’s self (“bye bye!”), because it’s back! And just for fun, lose Moa and Yui’s scrunchies for OD and give the new, mature BLACK BABYMETAL Minnie Mouse hair bows.

And the big earth-shaking announcement? “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.” Continue reading

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Black Night: The Anticlimax

You might think from the title of this post that I’m going to bag on Babymetal for not actually announcing anything of substance at Black Night after sort of hyping an announcement of some kind (this to say nothing of all of the “The End” and “DOOMSDAY” marketing). Hell, we had a fairly strong feeling on the matter:

Now, leaving aside the idea that I was somehow on to them and Kobametal was like “OH HELL NO, I’M NOT LETTING THAT GUY STEAL THE GLORY,” it’s easy to think that there is a whole lot of nothing in terms of future and announcements and change, but I don’t think that’s the case. Continue reading

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Yet More Evidence Gives Credence to My Bonkers Babymetal Theory

One of the most popular and divisive things I’ve ever added to this site was my 18-kinds-of-come-on theorizing about just what it is that’s going to end at Babymetal’s Tokyo Dome show (Babymetal. The answer is Babymetal. Kind of.).

Well, friends, in the last few days, I’ve become privy to even more information and noticed even more indications that I am either entirely correct or so visionary that Babymetal decided to forego their plans, which were obvious only to me as a person of incredible intelligence, foresight and good looks. Continue reading

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I Don’t Care if You Think That My Babymetal Theory Is Crazy, Cuz It’s Not

I’ve referenced before my feeling that something big and unexpected is going to happen on the culminating evening of Babymetal‘s back-to-back tour final at the Tokyo Dome. That tends to be how and when they make major announcements — world tour, albums, etc. — but there’s something in the air for this one, and I’ve been trying to get a handle on it.

Based on a photo released this morning, I finally think I know what that big and unexpected thing is going to be, and we’re none of us going to like it.

I think somebody/ies is/are leaving Babymetal. Continue reading

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Babymetal’s Red Mass / Black Mass Videos Available

Disclaimer: I’d ordinarily not post this kind of video, and I’m on the fence even while telling you that, but these two shows were special The One-only events held pretty much one year ago in the buildup for Babymetal‘s 2015 world tour — that is, the tour that turned them from niche-interest-festival-fringe-act-with-viral-video to officially-a-big-deal.

And now that they’re not even three weeks away from fully kicking off the tour that’s likely to solidify them, even if just for a minute, as the biggest thing in rock, where Babymetal is literally standing on the precipice of actually changing the game for a hell of a lot of people, I think it’ll be fun to take a look at these two events.

Red Mass was “Megitsune-only”; that is, only for women, and they had to bring a friend and wear red. Black Mass was “Headbanger-only,” a show for men only, but they had to dress in black and suitably do the corpse paint thing to look like a kami.

These shows were included on DVD/BD as part of the Metal Resistance special edition for members of The One, which you have to jump through hoops to join for some reason and then you might be able to find the actual product here.

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