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Day 3: Sunday 7/17/2016
The best part of being Cuban/Irish is that I'm tan year round but still shrivel up like bacon when exposed to too much sunlight. I had the nastiest sunburn ever which even days later had my forehead covered in acne and the skin on my nose flaking off. And after looking at myself in the mirror, the first two words that came to mind were, “worth it.” As somebody too perpetually broke to wear sunscreen and already shelling out ungodly amounts of money just to stay fed and hydrated, a sunburn was a rather small price to pay to continue to have a really great time.
Since my arctic camo shorts were completely drenched in beer, I decided that now was the time to break out an even more egregious pair of camo shorts. Neon green and black are a pattern that can't blend into any environment which is why I bought them in the first place. Just the most outrageous thing I could possibly own... and now I had an excuse!
I missed the first three acts since I got there late. I kept waking up later each morning due to the sheer quantity of alcohol I was drinking as my car needed engine repairs and that meant that I wasn't driving. That fact that the gates opened earlier with each passing day didn't help either since Gemini Syndrome started playing a full half hour earlier than Through Fire did on Friday. So I ultimately have no opinions on Gemini Syndrome, Upon a Burning Body or We Came As Romans and I'm not going to fabricate a story just for the sake of comprehensiveness. There are some videos on Youtube and I watched them but I still lack anything resembling an opinion since bootlegs can never compare to the real thing. More...
Last night pop metal icon Babymetal and Judas Priest's legendary vocalist Rob Halford came together for the third annual Journey's Alternative Press Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy.
The performance, which featured Babymetal's Su-Metal and Halford's dueling vocals on Judas Priest classics "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law," officially saw the meeting of the Fox God and the Metal God. Check out footage below. More...
Each year, the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards fueled by Monster Energy brings fans collaborative performances from, and the 2016 APMAs will present even more. The first will feature none other than legendary heavy metal vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest and pop metal phenomenons and Best International Band nominees Babymetal.
Babymetal's Su-Metal states, "I am still at a loss of what to feel, but to be able to perform together with the metal god, I am in disbelief... I know it will be an amazing experience for us and I am really looking forward to it."
Babymetal - the breakout Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop hybrid group featuring 18 year old Su-Metal and 16 year olds Yuimetal and Moametal, backed by a four-piece band - released sophomore album "Metal Resistance: this past April (debuting atop Billboard's "World Albums" chart and iTunes' "Top Heavy Metal Albums" chart). More...
Babymetal just keeps popping up in the most unexpected of places, with the Japanese school girl trio now invading Super Mario Maker.
A new costume and event course inspired by the band just arrived for the game (check out video below). This new mystery mushroom costume turns poor Mario in to all three members — Su-metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal — joined together in unison.
Alright, hands in the air, who is going to load up this level on Super Mario Maker tonight for the lolz?
The daily band lineup has been announced for the second annual Northern Invasion taking place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.
After quickly selling out its inaugural year with 25,000 fans in attendance, Northern Invasion expands to two full days in 2016. Single day tickets for Northern Invasion go on sale Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM Central Time for $99 (plus fees).
The daily band lineup for Northern Invasion is as follows (subject to change):
Saturday, May 14
Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Chevelle, A Day To Remember, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Babymetal, P.O.D., Black Stone Cherry, Yelawolf, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Avatar, Aranda, Monster Truck, The Shrine, Hands Like Houses, Wild Throne, Second Pass More...
Japan's BabyMetal made its U.S. television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week. The performance was of the song "Gimme Chocolate" from the 2014 debut self-titled album.
BabyMetal's new album "Metal Resistance" was issued April 1st and the band will embark on a U.S. tour in May with confirmed dates as follows:
May 4th: New York, NY - Playstation Theater
May 5th: Boston, MA - House of Blues
May 7th: Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 10th: Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
May 11th: Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 13th: Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Check out the performance here: More...
We've got some big news about everyone's favorite underage school girl metal band: Babymetal will release new album "Metal Resistance" on April 1st. The album will be preceded by impending single "Karate," coming February 25th. The full "Metal Resistance" track listing is as follows:
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. - More...
Following the 2014 album that made waves across the world, the infamous Babymetal returns with a sophomore full-length next year - presumably before any of them are actually old enough to be sophomores.
The second album will drop on April 1st, 2016 and the cover artwork, title, and track listing will be revealed in the coming months, although pre-orders are already online in various bundles right here.
A trailer announcing the album and upcoming world tour dates can be seen below. Stay tuned for more info. More...
With the king of music games about to make a triumphant return in less than two weeks, it seemed like a good time to take another look at the limited offerings available where video games collide with heavy metal.
For those who missed our previous three articles discussing various games with heavy metal soundtracks, be sure to go back and check 'em out (and let us know if you end up playing or re-playing any of these gems!):
Part 1: the amazing Brutal Legend, Saints Row III, Killing Floor 2, Pain Killer, and Guilty Gear X2 Reload
Part 2: Splatterhouse, Twisted Metal 2, The Witcher's bonus music disc, and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And The Damned.
Part 3 (the retro edition!): Rock And Roll Racing, Beavis And Butthead, F-Zero X, Earthbound, and Heavy Metal Geomatrix
There was this utterly glorious time where console gaming was flush with a stable lineup of music games and every weekend involved a bottle of something hard and your best friends making drunken fools of themselves in your living room till 2 AM. Typically your neighbors would not be amused, but fuck them because they don't like metal anyway.
Unfortunately that time died when Activision decided to flood the market with an absurd number of Guitar Hero entries and the era of the music game came to a sudden, crashing halt.
Obviously the Rock Band titles had plenty of rock tunes, but a handful of legitimate metal was also involved in the various incarnations and weekly DLC updates, adding in the likes of Emperor, Machine Head, and a whole lot more. Where things really took off was in the Rock Band Network, which let bands make their own tracks, seeing tons of underground groups add in their own music.
It was a truly sad day when Harmonix announced there would be no more DLC coming to Rock Band back in 2013, but an unexpected light at the end of the tunnel appeared just a few months ago. Back in March, Harmonix made a whole lot of fans happy by officially announcing Rock Band 4, which seemed like nothing more than a pipe dream up till that point.
Due out October 6, Rock Band 4's launch lineup of metal will include Dream Theater, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Baby Metal, System Of A Down, and more, with loads of metallic downloadable songs no doubt prepped and ready to drop each week.
Needless to say I'm greatly looking forward to it, except that unfortunately Guitar Hero is also returning. Maybe Activision can keep it in its pants this time around and not kill music gaming again by releasing six or so games a year.
Following its digital release via iTunes and the physical edition only officially available in Japan, Babymetal will finally be releasing its first album physically in the U.S. and Europe.
This new edition will feature two bonus tracks and is due to drop in Europe via earMUSIC on June 1st, with a deluxe edition also available that includes a bonus DVD. The U.S. edition will drop through RAL / Sony Music Entertainment on June 16th. More...
Babymetal just released a live album titled "Live At Budokan," and the Japanese school girl outfit has also released a teaser video clip for the song titled "Road Of Resistance" featuring Sam Totman & Herman Li from DragonForce.
Check it out below. You can also see fan-filmed footage of the full song live during a performance after the jump.
MetalInjection.net finally had a chance to meet one of its favorite acts in person: the infamous Babymetal.
The J-pop/metal crossover sensation discussed spending time in the States, the Fox God, and what's in store in the future. The answers were all translated by Babymetal's tour manager. Check out the full interview below. Babymetal's debut self-titled album is now available at iTunes here.
The Metalunderground.com Official Podcast treads some touchy ground this week. Japanese pop-metal sensation Babymetal, a trio of decidedly illegal adolescent girls, has in 2014 sent the global metal community into equal paroxysms of laughter and rage, depending on whom you ask.
The gossip seemed to have quieted down recently, until several Babymetal photo-op pictures began surfacing on various social media accounts, including one with bassist/vocalist Jeffrey Walker of Carcass. Co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) uses the subsequent reactions to examine just why “metaldom” seems always so eager to vomit bile at easy targets.
Next, it’s review time. Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) tackles “Amanuensis,” the new album from UK progressive metalcore act Monuments. He and Mike both admittedly struggled with the tongue-twisting title, a word Merriam-Webster defines as “one employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript.”
Finally comes a shared reaction to the latest teaser for the upcoming (yet still untitled) Slipknot album, and a retrospective discussion on the unlikely Iowan superstars’ meaning and legacy over the past fifteen years. Love them or hate them, their place in history is secure and not to be ignored.
The Japanese school girl trio Babymetal has been on the road touring and recently performed live in London.
Footage from that performance can be seen in the player below, taken from a Japanese TV show that's every bit as weird as all the previous Babymetal music videos.
Babymetal fans can still catch the live show on these upcoming dates (several with Lady Gaga):
Jul. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
Jul. 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 01 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 02 – Stateline, NV @ Harveys Lake Tahoe (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 06 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 09 – Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal
Babymetal today releases a debut self-titled album, which is available at iTunes here. Along with the album release, Babymetal has dropped another crazy music video, this time titled "Give Me Choco!!"
Apparently Babymetal is still going strong, with one member just hitting the ripe old age of 16, and now an interview with the band has been posted online, taken from an MTV81 segment. Check it out below.
After the terror/hilarity of previous music video "Doki Doki Morning," the 13 year old Japanese girl pop/metal menace that is Babymetal has now released a new clip. Check out "Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!" in the YouTube video provided below. For some reason you can also apparently buy Babymetal songs via iTunes.
Just For Fun
Featuring 12-13 year old members of Japanese Pop Idol group Sakura Gakuin, Babymetal has released their first music video, for the song "Doki Doki Morning." The band's sound combines deathcore with J-pop along with the vocals of the three girls for an "interesting" experience.