2015‘s breakout all-girl-fronted Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop hybrid group featuring 17-year-old SU-METAL and 16-year-olds YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL, backed by a four-piece band–have announced a partnership with Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, to live stream a listening party and Q&A this Monday (4/4)at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET for their new album METAL RESISTANCE
Streaming live on Twitch (Twitch.tv/babymetalband), BABYMETAL will join fans in New York for an intimate listen of their much anticipated sophomore album while taking questions from fans tuning in.
Following the release of the official video for lead single “KARATE,” which has already garnered close to 4 million views and can be viewed here, BABYMETAL unveiled the second video for the new album last weekend (3/26), for the song “THE ONE.” The 7-minute live video features singer/dancers SU-METAL, MOAMETAL and YUIMETAL performing within a triangular enclosure that’s suspended above an arena-size crowd at Yokohama Arena in Japan on the final date of the 2015 Baby Metal World Tour (12/13).
BABYMETAL will support the new album on their “Babymetal World Tour 2016” with a U.S. run of dates kicking off May 4 at Playstation Theater in New York and making stops in Detroit (5/11), Chicago (5/13), San Francisco (7/14) and Los Angeles (7/15), among other cities. Click here for a complete list of tour dates and tickets.
2015 was a breakout year for BABYMETAL: they re-released their 2014 chart topping self-titled debut album (released digitally 5/12/15 and physically on 6/16/15 via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment), were the most sought-after band at Rock on the Range (U.S.’s premiere rock festival) and completed sold-out dates at Chicago’s House of Blues and New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom (part of their 2015 world tour); they’ve won several awards including the “Breakthrough Act” award at the 2015 Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the “Spirit of Independence” award at the 2015 Relentless Kerrang! Awards, MTV Europe’s “Wildcard Best Japanese Act” and several LOUDWIRE Awards. In addition, they were awarded the“Discovery Prize” at GQ Japan‘s “Men of the Year 2015” Awards and the “Women of the Year” Award at VOGUE Japan‘s “Women of the Year 2015” Awards. In July, 2015, they became the first Japanese artist to appear on the cover of Metal Hammer.
Since forming in 2010, BABYMETAL have already achieved two major debut singles: “IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI” and “MEGITSUNE,” both of which ranked in the Top 10 Oricon Chart inJapan. Their first studio album BABYMETAL also earned the #1 spot on Japan’s album chartand Billboard’s World Album Chart The official live music video for their debut album’s lead single “Gimme Chocolate!!” has close to 45 million views on YouTube. 2014 sawBABYMETAL headline numerous sold-out shows from New York to London, including the20,000 capacity Saitama Super Arena in Japan. They performed at major festivals in multiple countries such as the UK’s massive Sonisphere in front of 65,000 festival-goers and supportedLady Gagaon her “Artrave: The Artpop Ball” tour.
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