babymetal, bring me the horizon

Over the weekend, Japanese pop-metal group BABYMETAL made their debut at Glastonbury Festival, sharing the stage with acts such as Bring Me The Horizon.

Speaking to NME, the band revealed what performing at the festival meant to them and how they’d love to work with BMTH.

Check it out below!



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The band used to be a trio, prior to Yui Metal’s departure from the group last year. Recently, BABYMETAL have been recruiting fill-ins for that third spot during their live shows.

A fan revealed to Metal Injection, “BABYMETAL revealed at the Yokohama Arena shows that they set up a group of 3 what they call “Avengers” that are going to fill in the third spot. Riho Sayashi is one, she was with SU-METAL at the performing arts school Hiroshima Actors School when they were kids.

Kano Fujihira is another one, she performed at the other Yokohama arena show with them last night(June 29). She is from Sakura Gakuin, the group that BABYMETAL spawned out of. And the last one has not yet been revealed. They have not said if this “Avengers” setup is permanent or just a temporary thing.”

You can watch a clip of their Glastonbury performance, below.

After stepping off the stage, BABYMETAL spoke to NME about their performance.

“It was really good,” singer Su-Metal says. “We usually go to metal and rock festivals, and Glastonbury is not like that. I was really nervous but after a few songs the audience had their hands in the air and were screaming.

I know that Glastonbury is one of the largest festivals in the world and a lot of artists want to play here. I’ve always wanted to play here and now I’m really happy. It’s like I’m dreaming.”

The band shared the stage with Bring Me The Horizon, a group BABYMETAL state they’d like to work with one day.

“We love Bring Me The Horizon and I respect the band and their music,” Moametal says. “We want to collaborate with Bring Me The Horizon.”

BABYMETAL just announced their third LP, METAL GALAXY, slated to be released Oct. 11 via BABYMETAL RECORDS and Cooking Vinyl.

Fans got their first taste of the album with the single, “Elevator Girl.”

“‘Elevator Girl’ started off as being relatively young and over the past years we’ve become adults and this song expresses that,” Su-Metal says. “There’s a shift and a change in how we’ve matured to becoming adults. ‘Elevator Girl’ represents our maturity.

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. ‘Elevator Girl’ is just one of those songs in the mix.”

CD and vinyl pre-orders for METAL GALAXY can be found here.

You can check out BABYMETAL’s upcoming tour dates below.

Dates:
08/16 — Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic 2019
08/17 — Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic 2019

09/04 — Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
09/06 — Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy
09/08 — Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
09/11 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/13 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
09/15 — New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/18 — Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
09/20 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
09/21 — Saint Paul, MN @ Myth Live Event Center
09/23 — Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
09/24 — Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
09/27 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09/28 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
09/30 — Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

10/01 — Tempe, AZ @ Marouff Theater
10/04 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
10/11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (no support)
10/13 — Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock
10/15 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (The Hu as support, no Avatar)
10/16 — Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre (The Hu as support, no Avatar)

Would you like to see BABYMETAL and BMTH collab? Sound off in the comments below!

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