Babymetal have been making headlines over the last 24 hours after Rob Zombie defended the group by calling out haters on his Facebook page.

Now, the band have shared a brief statement exclusively with AP: “Thanks for coming to see us at Carolina Rebellion Rob! Can’t wait to visit your stage at Northern Invasion this weekend. BABYMETAL will keep strong pushing forward, always!”

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They also responded directly to Rob’s post, saying, “Thank you Rob! The Spirit of HEAVY METAL traversed across the World, rose above language barriers, went beyond generations and created countless legends. See you again at Northern Invasion!”

Shout-out to being appreciative of all types of music! Babymetal are scheduled to perform at this year’s APMAS. They have also been nominated for Best International Band. Cast your vote now!

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