HOT TAKE: BEYOOOOONDS Goes One Step Beyond Idol-Metal!

BEYOOOOONDS (with five “O”s in their name”) continue to kill it with another blast of pop goodness! For me personally, this is a group that has single-handedly injected a massive fire back into HELLO! Project with their personalities, enthusiastic spirit, and just plain incredibly fun music. Their mega-workout themed update on a 400 year-old classical piece-turned gay-rights anthem-turned football stadium rocker was a humongous winner in it’s own right, and now they’ve unleashed “HOT!”, a full-on banger of a rock tune that’s a new epic for the masses.

Now if you’re somebody who’s gotten into idol through the whole Babymetal/rock idol/or this so-called “alt” thing, you might be thinking “Man, I don’t care about this H!P stuff.” and I’m here to tell you, this is the one to get on board with. No really, turn up your volume and hit that play button….

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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

Hey, Yandoll Has a New Song!

It had been on my radar to come back to Yandoll again because it’s been months since they last popped up in these parts, but everything I ever found was either old or of really low quality of something old. And Yandoll’s pretty nice and deserves better than to be repped like that. I kept striking out in my search, but it looks like Viz Major struck gold to the benefit of all:

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New to Babymetal? We Got You Covered

Babymetal, the Dark Knights, the Kitsune Warriors, the Dark Princesses of Heavy Metal, are no strangers to this site or the cool and good people who frequent it. But maybe you, personally, just now saw them on Late Night with Stephen Colbert or the APMAs, or maybe you’ve heard them on the radio now that “KARATE” has gone into regular circulation. And you’re intrigued.

Who are these girls? What’s this weird band? Why do those guys look like ghosts? What’s with the dancing? You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

There’s a lot more information, including history, on their site profile page; this is a handy reference version.  Continue reading