BABYMETAL share Download Festival footage, announce single
Did you miss BABYMETAL's set at this year's Download Festival? Fear not, metalheads! The enigmatic J-pop-meets-power-metal band have come to the rescue with some stunning live footage of their latest single "Distortion" from the festival set, as well as the unveiling of a new, limited edition vinyl single containing the tune. Check it out!
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The special "Distorton" 12-inch will be released worldwide Friday, Nov. 23, as part of Record Store Day Black Friday, as revealed on the BABYMETAL website and reported by Kerrang. The new wax will feature the studio version of "Distortion" as its A-side, along with this very Download Festival performance of the tune on the flip:
And the newest BABYMETAL news comes after the group announced a graphic novel and experience some personnel issues ahead of their recent tours: Earlier this year, it was reported that member Yuimetal was absent from the band's shows. However, a spokesperson later confirmed that the vocalist is still in the band.
"There is a new narrative for the future of the band which is currently evolving," the representative said at the time. "The storyline has changed. This was the basis of the ‘Metal Resistance Episode 7: The Revelation’ video."
Could this be the continuation of the new era of BABYMETAL that the band warned us about, along with the foundation of their very own record label? Sound off in the comments, below, and let us know your fave BABYMETAL song!
See the band's upcoming tour dates below.
10/23 - Tokyo, Japan @ Makuhari Messe
10/24 - Tokyo, Japan @ Makuhari Messe
10/28 - Saitama, Japan @ Saitama Super Arena
10/30 - Kobe, Japan @ Kobe World Hall
10/31 - Kobe, Japan @ Kobe World Hall
12/04 - Singapore @ ZEPP@BIGBOX Singapore
12/07 - Melbourne, Australia @ Good Things 2018
12/08 - Sydney, Australia @ Good Things 2018
12/09 - Brisbane, Australia @ Good Things 2018