Japanese teenage girl pop metal band BABYMETAL will release its second album, "Metal Resistance", on April 1 via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment in the U.S. and earMUSIC in Europe. The effort will be made available in three different formats: a CD, 2LP and special limited-edition box set with exclusive T-shirt.
The track listing for each format is as follows:
CD and limited box set including CD + exclusive T-shirt:
01. Road Of Resistance 02. KARATE 03. Awadama Fever 04. YAVA! 05. Amore 06. Meta Taro 07. From Dusk Till Dawn 08. GJ! 09. Sis. Anger 10. No Rain, No Rainbow 11. Tales Of The Destinies 12. THE ONE (English version)
01. Road Of Resistance 02. KARATE 03. Awadama Fever
01. YAVA! 02. Amore 03. Meta Taro
01. From Dusk Till Dawn 02. GJ! 03. Sis. Anger
01. No Rain, No Rainbow 02. Tales Of The Destinies 03. THE ONE (English version)
The first single from the album, "KARATE", will be available as an instant grat from February 25. Of the new album, BABYMETAL mastermind Kobametal stated: "As prophesied by the Fox God, a new album will be released on April 1st, 2016, also known as the Fox Day.
"Karate", a brand new song from the Japanese teenage girl pop metal band BABYMETAL, has been made available via iTunes and can be streamed below.
The track is taken from the group's second album, "Metal Resistance", which will be released on April 1 via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment in the U.S. and earMUSIC in Europe.
Pre-orders of the album, with "Karate" as an instant grat track, are available on iTunes. "Metal Resistance" features songs that have already been performed live, as well as many never-been-heard-before new songs.
Babymetal will be releasing Metal Resistance on April 1 much to the enjoyment, or bitterness, of metal fans and fans of the band alike. Regardless, the music video for "Karate" is really well filmed and the chorus won't get out of my head, so here we are – listening to Babymetal. You dig?
Can’t get enough BabyMetal? Su-Metal, Moametal and Yuimetal are back, giving you a taste of a new song and also showing you a bit of their live performance with the new video for “The One.”
As you can see in the clip above, the trio is suspended in air above the audience below as a triangular structure allows the girls to hover over the crowd below as they sing the song. Meanwhile the rest of their band delivers the epic, progressive sounding licks back onstage.
“The three of us were together so it wasn’t scary,” Su-Metal told Billboard, who premiered the clip. “We saw the audience singing along with us and that was amazing.” The performance was captured during the band’s Dec. 13 show last year at the Yokohama Arena in Japan on the final date for their world tour.
In 2014, Babymetal hype reached UK shores and landed them a headline show at the Forum in London. Later that year they stepped up to Brixton Academy, and now, much to everyone’s disbelief, they are filling Wembley Arena. The curiosity and novelty of checking out a metal J-pop band fronted by three teen girls in tutus has passed. This isn’t another metal gimmick: it’s a legitimate phenomenon.
Their set reveals itself as an astonishing grey church while the girls rise from a vertical platform lift to war cries of “Babymetal desu”. Within seconds of entry, they’re snapping into cheering come cybergoth raving and their very special version of headbanging – a pendulum swing forward, ponytails delicately thrashing.
Freshly minted second album Metal Resistance provides plenty of new material, including a solo power ballad led by band member Su-Metal wearing a cape. It’s Eurovision with speed metal interludes – in the best way imaginable. Later in the set, narration screens inform us that Yuimetal and Moametal have been turned to the dark side by Darth Vader (because why not?).