Japanese dance-metal sensation Babymetal has released their third LP Metal Galaxy via earMUSIC. To celebrate, the band will be playing a sold-out Los Angeles show this evening at The Forum where they are bringing their huge, Japanese arena production to North America for the first time. The show is one of the final shows in a month-and-a-half long US tour. The band will continue their world domination as they head back home for their sold-out arena tour in Japan in November and European headline dates to follow in 2020.
The album, set in the Babymetal universe, is about an odyssey the band must take to the Metal Galaxy, a trajectory thrust upon them by the FOX GOD. Each song brings them closer to their desired destination starting with their previously released “Distortion“, “Starlight“, “Elevator Girl“, “PA PA YA!!” featuring Thai rapper F.HERO, “Shanti Shanti Shanti” and now latest single “Kagerou”. The album also features vocalist Joakim Brodén from Sabaton, Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy, guitarists Tim Henson and Scott LePage from Polyphia and Japanese guitarist Tak Matsumoto from B’z.
BABYMETAL’s first ever full UK headline tour kicks off in February 2020, catch them at the following shows:
Wed 19 Feb 2020 UK Glasgow Barrowland
Thu 20 Feb 2020 UK Cardiff Great Hall
Sat 22 Feb 2020 UK Manchester Apollo
Sun 23 Feb 2020 UK London Hammersmith Apollo
Each Monday The Metal Report sends out a list of all stories, interviews, reviews and features we’ve posted for the previous week. You can sign up for it here.