What you’re about to see was all just destined for the Weekender because, like, Babymetal’s cool and fun, but they’re also in this weird kind of cruise control (by big idol standards), which isn’t exactly rare for them, but here we are, almost 18 full months since Metal Resistance, and they’re basically just doing their usual load of live appearances.
You may have seen this fun video of Head from Korn going full Kami Band during one of the two bands’ dates not long ago:
— Korn (@Korn) August 10, 2017
Aw, they’re metal friends! That’s cool. Old me and current me love the hell out of that! But the most shocking thing of all … well, don’t say that I didn’t warn you:
If you’re unfamiliar with Postmodern Jukebox,
what’s the matter with you? you really should be, because it’s one of the most enjoyably joyful projects in music, all throwback musical anachronisms that often manages to improve on the originals. I love me some Babymetal, and I love me some PMJ, so this was like a match made in heaven.
Anyway, something that I always want to interject on Babymetal Reddit but always refrain from doing because that place is a shark tank is that almost everything that you see Babymetal do, or people do with Babymetal, is driven by Amuse/Koba. Like, I wish the online fans’ effort to petition Babymetal onto Saturday Night Live well, but the fact is that it’s not happening unless Amuse or Sony or whoever wants it to, which is to say not without a lot of money changing hands.
Anyway again! What I’m getting at is, this is a lot of stuff happening in the media suddenly (don’t forget about that anime theme), and the big Fox Festival shows … look, they let us down at Black Night, yes, but it’s not too late to announce something big for the holiday season.