BABYMETAL are gearing up to release their first album since core member Yuimetal left the group last year to pursue a solo career. 

Su-metal has recently opened up about her and Moametal’s relationship with their former bandmate since her departure. 

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In a recent interview with  Metal Hammer, Su-Metal stated that they were on very good terms with Yuimetal. 

“We’ve been together for a long time,” she said. “Yuimetal is like a family member to this group. … Although she has left, we’ll continue to support her and hope that she can pursue what she’d like to do int he future.” 

The group’s manager Kobametal said that after the split, he was concerned the trio’s strong friendship would be broken for good. 

“Obviously I was worried about them, but at the ame time I respect each member – and both of them have become adults, and each of them are continuing Babymetal because they want to. I definitely appreciate that. There’s a sort of trust between this group and I trust that they want to do it,” Kobametal said. 

The manager also spoke about the group’s upcoming record METAL GALAXY and how the duo have worked to make it the best they possibly can. 

 “I also feel that the way the girls view Babymetal has really resonated within them and they’re now leading the way, discussing the future of Babymetal and how they want to envision and go through these next, coming tours,” he said. 

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Their third LP METAL GALAXY is set to drop 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.”

You can listen to that below.

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

The group are currently on their first North American tour. Check out the dates below. 

Dates

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)

11/16 — Saitama City @ Saitama Super Arena*
11/17 — Saitama City @ Saitama Super Arena*
11/20 — Osaka @ Jo Hall*
11/21 — Osaka @ Jo Hall*

*with Bring Me The Horizon

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