Babymetal have revealed details of their upcoming brand new studio album, their first since 2016’s Metal Resistance saw them become the highest charting Japanese band ever in the UK Official Album Charts.
Since the release of the last album, the band have had numerous highlights, breaking the all-time merch sales record at SSE Arena Wembley, and holding the honour of being the first Japanese band to headline the prestigious venue. They played their biggest headline shows to date, selling out two nights – 110,000 people – at the massive Tokyo Dome in September 2016, before returning to the UK later in the year to support Red Hot Chili Peppers on their huge arena run.
They kicked off 2017 opening for both Metallica in South Korea and Guns N’ Roses in Japan, spending the summer in the US with Korn and Stone Sour, and continued worldwide touring in 2018.
But the moment fans have been waiting for most eagerly is nearly here, with much sought-after details of a new album finally being revealed.
We’re excited to announce Babymetal’s 3rd album Metal Galaxy! The album’s main theme is that Babymetal are on an odyssey to the Metal Galaxy and a different variety of songs are packed within the album. We are on an odyssey to the Metal Galaxy. Welcome to the world of Babymetal!
Set for an October 11th release via earMUSIC/Edel, the announcement comes with a taste of what to expect in the form of new song “Pa Pa Ya!!” (feat F.Hero) – stream it below!
The title “Pa Pa Ya!!” refers to the exotic fruit papaya, with the song depicting a hot and spicy summer with an up-tempo beat. The song also features Thai rapper F.Hero, whose collaboration adds an even more exotic and seasonal taste to the song.
Album pre-orders are available from this link.
- Wed 19 Feb – Glasgow Barrowland
- Thu 20 Feb – Cardiff The Great Hall
- Sat 22 Feb – Manchester O2 Apollo
- Sun 23 Feb – London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Pre-orders launch 10am Tuesday 2nd July with general on sale Friday 5th. Fans who pre-order Metal Galaxy at the official online store get first access to pre-sale tickets to the UK dates of the Metal Galaxy World Tour (February 2020).
Babymetal play Glastonbury festival on Sunday 30th June, and an exclusive one-off show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on July 2nd.