METAL GALAXY Is More Varied Than METAL RESISTANCE “Our next album has a new type of kawaii metal,” explains SU-METAL of METAL GALAXY – the successor to 2014’s self-titled full-length and 2016’s METAL RESISTANCE. “The last album had cool sounds to the songs, but this time around we’ve incorporated different types of sound into this album. Please look forward to hearing it soon!”
The Theme Is That BABYMETAL Are On An Odyssey “There is a typhoon #4 approaching Japan and it is named Typhoon Moon,” says MOAMETAL. “The main theme of the Yokohama Arena shows on June 28–29 is the sun and the Nagoya shows on July 6–7 is the moon, and the fact that this typhoon is named after the moon and the timing of its approach all seems so strange but very remarkable.”
And The Idea Behind It Is Very Powerful “We are creatures of the earth and live on this planet through the powers of the sun and moon and through all facets of nature,” MOAMETAL continues, “so I want our odyssey to the METAL GALAXY to be one that we constantly appreciate how much we are able to travel the world through the power of music.”
Babymetal Metal Galaxy Album Cover BABYMETAL Have Learned Many Lessons “We’ve toured many countries throughout these years,” reflects SU-METAL of the time between METAL RESISTANCE and METAL GALAXY. “In this next album, we have incorporated sounds from different countries, so I believe that this reflects the journey we’ve made over the past years.”
The Album Tracklist Is Still A Secret For Now… “That is most definitely top secret!” says MOAMETAL when asked if PA PA YA!!, Elevator Girl, Starlight and Distortion will appear. “Please look forward to what kind of music will be in the album and what we would like to convey in this next album!”
"Metal Galaxy" contains 14 songs, including include the four singles that have been released over the course of the last few months: "Pa Pa Ya!!", "Starlight", "Distortion" and "Elevator Girl". The album expresses light and darkness, emotions like duality and ambivalence, and "new metal" created by various chemical reactions as other entities evolved and expanded in this album.
Just like the sun and the moon changes the appearance of this world with its daylight and moonlight, with evermore new type of various sound, BABYMETAL's music paints the metal galaxy in different colors.
The album includes five songs that feature guest appearances from worldwide musicians who were perfect to the character of each song.
Guitarist Tak Matsumoto from B'Z is featured on "Da Da Dance". Vocalist Joakim Brodén from SABATON is featured on "Oh! Majinai". Guitarist Tim Henson and Scott LePage from POLYPHIA are featured on "Brand New Day". Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz from ARCH ENEMY is featured on "Distortion". Rapper F.Hero is featured in "Pa Pa Ya!!" The guest musicians add more colors to the odyssey of the metal galaxy.
"Metal Galaxy" track listing:
01. Future Metal 02. Da Da Dance (feat. Tak Matsumoto) 03. Elevator Girl (English version) 04. Shanti Shanti Shanti 05. Oh! Majinai (feat. Joakim Brodén) 06. Brand New Day (feat. Tim Henson and Scott LePage) 07. Night Night Burn! 08. In The Name Of 09. Distortion (feat. Alissa White-Gluz) 10. Pa Pa Ya! ! (feat. F.Hero) 11. Kagerou 12. Starlight 13. Shine 14. Arkadia
BABYMETAL will embark on a fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour in support of its upcoming album. The band's first-ever full-scale headlining U.S. tour will kick off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and run through an October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at The Forum in Los Angeles, which will mark BABYMETAL's first headlining arena show in the States.
Support on the BABYMETAL tour through the October 4 show in San Francisco will come from the Swedish metal band AVATAR. The last two dates will feature THE H as opening act.
BABYMETAL have shared the full tracklist and a cast of guests for their upcoming third album ‘Metal Galaxy’, which is released on October 11.
The full tracklist for ‘Metal Galaxy’ is as follows:
‘FUTURE METAL’ ‘DA DA DANCE’ (feat. Tak Matsumoto) ‘Elevator Girl’ (English version) ‘Shanti Shanti Shanti’ ‘Oh! MAJINAI’ (feat. Joakim Brodén) ‘Brand New Day’ (feat. Tim Henson and Scott LePage) ‘Night Night Burn!’ ‘IN THE NAME OF’ ‘Distortion’ (feat. Alissa White-Gluz) ‘PA PA YA!!’ (feat. F .HERO) ‘Kagerou’ ‘Starlight’ ‘Shine’ ‘Arkadia’
A statement from the band says: “The new album expresses Light & Darkness, emotions like duality and ambivalence, and ‘new metal’ created by various chemical reactions as other entities evolved and expanded in this album.
“Just like the Sun and the Moon changes the appearance of this world with its daylight and moonlight, with evermore new type of various sound, their music paints the metal galaxy in different colours.”
Drum ‘n’ bass inspired single ‘Elevator Girl’ was revealed in May, the first taste of the new record. Speaking to NME at this year’s Glastonbury, the band’s Su-Metal said: “There’s a shift and a change in how we’ve matured to becoming adults. ‘Elevator Girl’ represents our maturity.”
She continued: “For the next album, we’re facing a lot of new challenges. ‘Elevator Girl’ represents me becoming an adult and the new metal that we have created. Our album is like a toybox with a different mixture of songs in there.
Kawaii metal sensations BABYMETAL have released a new live for their track Elevator Girl, taken from upcoming third album METAL GALAXY.
Elevator Girl appeared on streaming services earlier this year, but now an official live video has been shared by the band on YouTube ahead of their upcoming US headline tour. The clip shows footage of the group’s recent headline area show in Japan.
Speaking to Kerrang! last month about METAL GALAXY, vocalist SU-METAL says their next album has a “new type of kawaii metal.”
She continues, “The last album had cool sounds to the songs, but this time around we’ve incorporated different types of sound into this album. Please look forward to hearing it soon!”
The 2019 edition of the Summer Sonic music festival, held concurrently in Tokyo and Osaka from Aug. 16 to 18, marks the 20th anniversary of the gathering. Though that’s not the only special twist gracing an event offering the experiences of a big musical outing in the comfort of a metropolis.
The folks behind Summer Sonic announced their intention to take 2020 off, as one of their primary venues will be used for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. That makes this three-day blowout not only a celebration of 20 years of existence, but one final get-together before taking a break.
Summer Sonic’s lineup features a few other spots that will boggle eyes and ears. While their Saturday night set on the Mountain Stage won’t match the insanity of seeing them perform in the stadium two years ago, metal-meets-idol duo Babymetal always show up big at a festival that helped slingshot them into global stardom. On Sunday, virtual YouTuber Kizuna Ai will perform, offering a chance for everyone in attendance to worry about the singularity.