Livestream Review: Babymetal – 10 Babymetal Budokan

It’s already been ten years since Babymetal came from the Land of the Rising Sun to gift the world their rather... unique take on metal. At first, taken for a novelty act, over the last ten years the band has proven time and again that this is far from the case. And now they celebrate … Continue reading Livestream Review: Babymetal – 10 Babymetal Budokan

Classic Covers: Grimmreaper – “Road of Resistance” (original by BabyMetal)

Yeah, OK, some people may debate the use of "classic" in our feature heading but it's a cover so we'll run with it! It's also an interesting take, given the genre hop as well as the fact that Grimmreaper has crafted his own English lyrics to go with BabyMetal's original Japanese ones. It's a song … Continue reading Classic Covers: Grimmreaper – “Road of Resistance” (original by BabyMetal)

Album News: Babymetal / Code Orange / Sea Wolves of the Atlantic / Skeleton Screen

A big bunch of upcoming albums! Babymetal Dance metal sensation Babymetal have announced details of two live albums set to drop next week. Captured on their Metal Galaxy World Tour, the Extra Show Legend - Metal Galaxy was a two day event held at Makuhari Messe (Japan) on January 25th and 26th, 2020. Legend - … Continue reading Album News: Babymetal / Code Orange / Sea Wolves of the Atlantic / Skeleton Screen

Gig Review: Babymetal / Creeper – Eventim Apollo, London (23rd February, 2020)

It was my first time shooting at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. I thought I had a pretty good idea of what was to be my night but as I got to this iconic venue, the words “Sold Out” leapt out at me from the lit-up billboard. I had no idea that Babymetal were … Continue reading Gig Review: Babymetal / Creeper – Eventim Apollo, London (23rd February, 2020)

Album Review: BabyMetal – Metal Galaxy

If there's a band likely to produce a "Marmite" reaction amongst metal fans, it's quirky Japanese act Babymetal. Even here in house there's no agreement about whether they're great entertainment or "manufactured shit". There is no middle ground. Three years ago I reviewed Metal Resistance and I really enjoyed it. At the time I wasn't really … Continue reading Album Review: BabyMetal – Metal Galaxy

Gig Review: Babymetal / Amaranthe / Sleep Token – Brixton Academy, London (2nd July 2019)

On Tuesday night Japanese kawaii metal band Babymetal played their first UK headline show since 2016, at Brixton Academy in London. I saw Babymetal play Download Festival in 2016 but from very far away since it was raining heavily, so I was interested to see them live again in a much nicer and more intimate … Continue reading Gig Review: Babymetal / Amaranthe / Sleep Token – Brixton Academy, London (2nd July 2019)