Right off of announcing their new album ‘THE OTHER ONE’ last week, BABYMETAL have announced when they are coming back to the UK!
The band will support Sabaton on their arena tour in 2023, alongside the legendary LORDI.
Pär Sundström (Bass) had this to say:
“We are extremely happy to welcome BABYMETAL to our already much-anticipated tour in Europe 2023. The energy and power of this band will for sure make each night something special.”
And Joakim Brodén (Vocals) added this:
“If there ever was a band that would break all the rules, it’s BABYMETAL with the power and precision to deliver a full on heavy metal show! It’s not our first rodeo together, expect nothing but excellence from BABYMETAL!”.
Check out the touring dates below.
14 – LEEDS First Direct Arena 15 – LONDON OVO Arena Wembley 16 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena 18 – GLASGOW OVO Hydro
BABYMETAL will be premiering an epic stream showcasing their 10-show-run at Tokyo venue Budokan.
SU-METAL and MOAMETAL marked the band’s 10th anniversary earlier this year with a mammoth run of gigs at the legendary Japanese venue, and will now be broadcasting footage from all dates on Saturday, June 26 at 9pm JST – check out an awesome trailer below, and get your tickets via the following link.
Download Festival 2020 isn’t going to be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the organisers of the event have announced the line-up for a virtual weekender that’s set to take place!
The Download TV Weekend will take place on the same days as the cancelled dates (Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020) and will feature some artists who were scheduled to play this year.
It’s all taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel, where the three days will be divided into a day and evening schedule, with the evening boasting two to three hours featuring performances from your favourite artists.
It will feature special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and loads more!
Keeping with the 2020 lineup, there will be Kiss’s 2015 Download Festival available to watch on the Friday night.
Iron Maiden have the top billing band on Saturday evening where they will have a special set of archive performances as well as snippets from the Legacy Of The Beast tour.
System Of A Down will bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday with footage from three of their previous performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017.
Other acts confirmed are Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Deftones, The Darkness, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides and Poppy.
There’s also going going to be cookalongs which will act as the daytime activities where MasterChef’s Simon Wood, Vegan stars BOSH, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more.
People who will be watching are encouraged to erect tents in their homes, dress as your rock idols and send in photos and videos using the hashtag #DOWNLOADTV.
Below you will find a full list of the lineup.
The full list of bands on the Download TV line-up are:
It’s 4PM on a Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. The first band on today’s roundup are going for a ‘Generational Divide’ and that is, of course, Blink 182. The band’s yet to be announced eighth studio record is expected to be released later this year.
Pressing ahead with their content for their upcoming record, ‘Breathe’, Tiny Moving PArts are becoming doctors in their latest video for ‘Medicine’ as vocalist/ guitarist Dylan Mattheisen goes under as his bandmates perform surgery. Let’s see how this goes.
Heading into the heavier side of things, quartet Stitched Up Heart have released a brand new track which also features some vocals from Godsmack’s Sully Erna.
On the track, the band have shared: “‘Lost’ is about being trapped inside your mind and struggling against yourself to see the light. Sully and I had been trying to work on something together for a while and I’m so grateful that we were able to collaborate on this. It turned out even better than I imagined.”
Keeping things moving along in fashion, Babymetal have recently unveiled their brand new video for ‘Pa Pa Ya’ which also features Thai rapper F.Hero in a spectacular live video.
Moving into the hardcore territory for the next choice in the music video countdown for this week, Newcastle quintet Starve to Survive debuted the video for the track ‘Have Me To Waste’ which is also their title track from the band’s recent EP.
Directed by the amazing Olli Appleyard, the band have said:
“‘Have Me To Waste’ as a whole, represents personal struggle, claustrophobia and learning to live with self-doubt on a day to day basis. In some areas of the video, the character can be seen struggling frantically in an almost coffin-like scenario, which really digs into the idea of being held captive between walls.”
Taking a step back into the Poppier side of things, Tay Jardine’s musical side project SAINTE has released a new track, ‘Everything Makes Me Sad’ which is expected to feature on the upcoming EP.
Grayscale have announced that their upcoming record, ‘Nella Vita’ is set to be released September 6th via Fearless Records and with the announcement comes a brand new single, ‘In Violet’ where Colin Walsh (vocals) has said:
“When I die, I want people to celebrate my life and enjoy each other’s togetherness, rather than mourn my death in a miserable way. I’ve dealt with a lot of loss and long episodes of grief the past couple years, and it made me realize how much it can wear on you. When I go, I want everyone to celebrate, sing, laugh, and dress in violet.”
Now to take over a bingo hall. That’s a bit of a weird place to take over in an instant but that’s exactly what SWMRS have done as they bring their punky vibes for a good time in the video for ‘Lose Lose Lose’.
Cole Becker (Vocals) shared:
“I always wanted to know what it would feel like to crowd surf if the average age of the crowd was 71 instead of 17. Ambar and I talked a lot about this video as a way of inverting the formula of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Being a young person in 2019 feels a lot more like being in an inhospitable bingo club than being in the hyper-idealized vision of a punk show. You have all this energy and vision and passion to contribute to the world, and you’re constantly met with this sludgy rejection as if you’re intruding on someone else’s party.”
For the penultimate video today, I thought I’d bring something a few people might not know of and that this Landon Tewers (The Plot In You) solo project as he’s gearing up for the release of his second record in the form of ‘Something To Lose’ which in fact just dropped today! Here’s a taste of what you’ll hear.
And for the final video this week, I know this was released in the last month but I wanted to end on a banger! Neck Deep’s latest record cycle seems to be in effect right now and that comes with the phenomenal track ‘She’s A God’ which is such an important track right now because it’s about the bands other halfs not as sex objects or a reference to derogatory comments or terms, it’s about them being embraced by the band for the people they are to them, gods.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.
Babymetal released their latest single, ‘Pa Pa Ya’ in the last few days which follows the release of ‘Elevator’, ‘Starlight’ and ‘Distortion’ that also featured Thai musician F.Hero ahead of their appearance at Glastonbury Festival. Now, the band have announced details for their third record, ‘Metal Galaxy’.
It’s set to be released on October 11th 2019 and according to the band, “The album’s main theme is that BABYMETAL are on an odyssey to the METAL GALAXY and a different variety of songs are packed within the album. We are on an odyssey to the METAL GALAXY.”
Here is the cover art for what’s coming.
Pre-Orders are available from the Babymetal’s website.
In addition to this announcement, the band have announced a UK tour for February 2020.
That’s right, (well for those who got the reference!) Babymetal are coming back to UK shores next month at London’s Brixton Academy for a one-off show!
This is their first appearance in the UK since 2016 and this will mark their first appearance since the band announced they will be continuing as a two-piece following the departure of YuiMetal in 2018.
Amaranthe and Sleep Token will be their support on the evening on July 2nd 2019.
As well as this show announcement for the UK, Babymetal have also shared that their next single, ‘Elevator Girl’ will be released May 10th 2019.
Babymetal is now officially one member down as it has announced Yuimetal has officially left the band permanently.
Yuimetal has been absent from the band since December 2017.
Below is the full statement.
“Thank you for continually supporting BABYMETAL. We would like to inform you of BABYMETAL’s new beginning which will be effective starting this month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN performances.
YUIMETAL had expressed her desire to return performing with the group in the following months after last December’s performance due health concerns. During her absence, both SU-METAL and MOAMETAL as well as the entire staff team had been preparing for her awaited return. However, YUIMETAL came to a decision that she will not be performing at BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN and that she will no longer be a part of BABYMETAL. We thank her for all of her contributions and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
This month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN will mark the rebirth in which SU-METAL and MOAMETAL form the core of BABYMETAL.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the fans for the continued support and look forward in what’s next for BABYMETAL.”
The origin of Babymetal has always been something of a mystery. Only the Fox god knows of it’s truth. Until now.
The band’s mythology is going to be released in a graphic novel called ‘Apocrypha: The Legend Of Babymetal’ which is set to drop on October 30th.
The official desription of the graphic novel details “Discover the myth of the worldwide music sensation BABYMETAL. Tasked with defeating the forces of darkness and division, the metal spirits must travel through a variety of eras of time, assuming different forms and identities. What we are seeing is not the BABYMETAL of the present. It’s the original story based on BABYMETAL you’ve never heard before. The long-hidden metal spirit’s apocrypha of the Metal Resistance will emerge.”