NEWS / BABYMETAL’s latest single ‘KARATE’ - which was last month premiered on BBC Radio One’s Annie Mac show before being made available as an iTunes Instant Grat track – now has an accompanying video, the first to be released from the band’s forthcoming ‘METAL RESISTANCE’ album, released via earMUSIC on April 1st aka FOX DAY.
Named after the ancient Japanese Martial Art, ‘KARATE’ is themed on fighting on in the face of adversity and difficult situations, pushing on through hard times and never giving up no matter how hard it might seem. The accompanying video encapsulates this perfectly, with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal facing off against some mysterious masked and robed foes, who show them that the only people who could ever stop them are the girls themselves.
BABYMETAL will kick off the “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016” with a headline show at the world-famous Wembley Arena, UK on Saturday, April 2nd, making history by becoming the first Japanese artist to headline the legendary venue. Their World Tour will come to an end back in Japan at the legendary TOKYO DOME.
‘METAL RESISTANCE’ will be released in three different formats, with a CD, 2LP and special limited edition box set with exclusive T-shirt available. The tracklisting for each format is as follows:
CD & Limited Boxset incl. CD + exclusive T-shirt:
1. Road Of Resistance
3. Awadama Fever
6. Meta Taro
7. From Dusk Till Dawn
9. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales Of The Destinies
12. THE ONE - English ver.
1. Road Of Resistance
3. Awadama Fever
3. Meta Taro
1. From Dusk Till Dawn
3. Sis. Anger
1. No Rain, No Rainbow
2. Tales Of The Destinies
3. THE ONE - English ver.
Meer info: V2 Records Benelux
http://www.en.babymetal.jp/homeThe video announcement is available to view here: https://youtu.be/GIFryaIY1VM
The band’s self-titled debut includes the multi-million viewed ‘Gimme Chocolate’ and current UK single ‘Doki Doki Morning’.
Band mastermind KOBAMETAL stated:
“As prophesied by the FOX GOD, a new album will be released on April 1st, 2016, also known as the FOX DAY. Since the release of BABYMETAL’s debut album in 2014, we have been racing across the globe non-stop on our World Tour. Through the last tour I have come across people from all over the world and have had the chance to feel that miraculous moment when everyone came together via BABYMETAL. Our new song "THE ONE” contains lyrics that speak of uniting the world, or a crowd favorite at concerts “Road of Resistance” that never fails to bring our fans together, every BABYMETAL song makes up this extraordinary story. I continue to believe that the songs of BABYMETAL continue to push them forward to discover new possibilities. All I can say right now is for all of you to wait patiently for the coming of the FOX DAY.”
The three girls – who ended last night’s show flying in a pyramid over the 13,000 strong crowd – also expressed their excitement:
“I will be putting my everything into the production of our upcoming album because I believe that many of you are waiting for it. We are looking forward to meeting our fans abroad again next year at Wembley Arena right after the release of our second album, so you can expect to hear our new songs for the very first time live there!! Performing at TOKYO DOME next year still feels like a dream but I am going to work towards building up my confidence to stand on that stage and I hope to continue growing through our upcoming World Tour.”
“We just found out that we will be performing at TOKYO DOME next year and it still feels unreal. I also can’t wait for our second album to be released!! I will never forget the thanks and support that we received from everyone who have been with BABYMETAL along our journey and hope to use up everything in me until nothing is left.”
“Despite the revelation tonight, I still can’t imagine that that day would come, when we would perform at TOKYO DOME. On top on that, our new album will be released on FOX DAY so I promise you that we will come up with an album that will betray your expectations, in a good way of course.”
The band play their biggest ever UK show on April 2nd at London’s Wembley Arena, just one day after the new album’s release. Tickets are available at www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com
Further details are expected early in the new year.
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