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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.