BABYMETAL perform live at Download Festival
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BABYMETAL have announced they will be releasing a new album in 2019, a first since former member Yuimetal left the group last year.

The group, now a duo comprised of Su-metal and Moametal, will be the remaining vocalists on the record.

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The metal group made the announcement via social media for “Fox Day” or April 1st. BABYMETAL has previously made announcements on the date, which has been largely discussed on Reddit.

The new album will be the follow-up to the groups last album Metal Resistance from 2016.

Along with the album announcement, which didn’t specify a date, they announced a set of tour dates in Japan. The events will each take place over two nights, called “The Sun Also Rises” and “Beyond The Moon.”

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

Dates

06/28 — Yokohama, Japan @ Yokohama Arena (The Sun Also Rises)
06/29 — Yokohama, Japan @ Yokohama Arena (Beyond The Moon)
07/06 — Nagoya, Japan @ Portmese Nagoya (The Sun Also Rises)
07/07 — Nagoya, Japan @ Portmese Nagoya (Beyond The Moon)
08/16 — Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic 2019
08/17 — Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic 2019

Last October, the group dropped their latest track “Starlight,” which you can listen to below.

Also last October, they dropped their graphic novel, Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL.

As previously reported, the graphic novel explores the mythology of BABYMETAL by telling the story of the Fox God, an entity highlighted in the band’s music and performances. He takes the three protagonists on a journey in space and time, from pre-historic Kyoto to contemporary New York City, to defeat forces of darkness and division.

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