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Tokyo, Japan (2010 – present)

Babymetal (stylized BABYMETAL) is a Japanese group trio who blend/fusion all sub genres to element (Call it with /).Formed in 2010 in Tokyo as a sub unit of. さくら学院.The band consists of Suzuka Nakamoto (b. 20 Dec 1997 in Hiroshima - aka Su-Metal), Moa Kikuchi (b. 4 Jul 1999 in Aichi - aka Moametal) and Yui Mizuno (b. 20 Jun 1999 in Kanagawa - aka Yuimetal). The three girls and their group are managed by the Amuse talent agency.

According to Kobametal (the band’s producer), Babymetal’s name came to him by revelation (as a “divine message”). Babymetal (ベビーメタル, “bebiimetaru”) is a play on the Japanese pronunciation of “heavy metal” (ヘヴィメタル, “heaviimetaru”). “Baby” may indicate cuteness and “metal” intensity. He has also come to like interpreting it as “newborn metal.” In an interview for RazorTV while in Singapore in late 2013, the band members also used the latter interpretation. They stated their brand of metal was a newborn genre, and that was what “baby” in Babymetal stood for.

The group was initially formed as a subunit of the female idol group さくら学院 under the concept of a “fusion of metal and idol.” They first appeared on the debut さくら学院 album, さくら学院 2010年度 〜message〜 performing ド・キ・ド・キ☆モーニング.

Babymetal’s first indie CD single, BABYMETAL × キバオブアキバ, released jointly with キバオブアキバ, ranked 3rd in the Oricon weekly indie chart and number one in the Tower Records Shibuya weekly indie ranking. The band’s major debut single, “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” (イジメ、ダメ、ゼッタイ), sold 19,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number 6 in the Oricon weekly singles chart.

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  • KingFahtah

    Come to Australia or the kitten gets it.

    6 hours ago Reply
  • metaloly999

    Happy 16th birthday Moa Kikuchi(Moa Metal) ! <3

    Yesterday 10:03pm Reply
  • punkrockcowboy

    WTF is this shit. Incredible. My mind has been blown.

    2 Jul 2:21pm Reply
  • Satria-Putra

    kvlt af

    1 Jul 4:08pm Reply
  • virgibra

    They are my guilty pleasure <3 [2]

    28 Jun 3:26am Reply
  • DAMAGEMASTER

    ℳℴℯℳℴℯ [2]

    22 Jun 5:25pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    very trve [2]

    22 Jun 2:30am Reply
  • spineshank155

    Happy 16th birthday YUIMETAL! [3]

    22 Jun 2:29am Reply
  • Gwynbleiddsp

    NEW SONG on Makuhari Messe is AWESOME!!! AMAZING!

    21 Jun 8:30pm Reply
  • ShelbyPWND

    (☆^ー^☆) けいおん!ℳℴℯℳℴℯ キュン ~~ (♥∀♥)

    21 Jun 1:36pm Reply
  • metaloly999

    Happy 16th birthday YUIMETAL! [2]

    20 Jun 4:24am Reply
  • username-420

    Happy 16th birthday YUIMETAL!

    20 Jun 3:15am Reply
  • Daxxe

    very trve

    18 Jun 11:50pm Reply
  • julio_stooge

    Amazing

    18 Jun 12:53pm Reply
  • kassiamaia

    WTF

    17 Jun 7:26pm Reply
  • Burgesso

    Trolling is one thing, but shouting out to the world that you have the IQ of a sack of pigshit is sickening and pointless. [2]

    16 Jun 10:06pm Reply
  • GP_Javi

    They are so much fun

    16 Jun 8:42am Reply
  • metaloly999

    @40belowsummer, wohoo, totally awesome opinion bruh. And about leprous album, that album totally great.

    16 Jun 5:58am Reply
  • 40belowsummer

    01. Baby Deathmetal -> good 02. Megitsune -> good 03. Gimme Choko -> absolutely disgusting sugar pop metal, 04. li ne! -> okay, has some ups and downs 05. Benitsuki -Akatsuki- -> I have to admit that she has a good singing voice, but this track is just okay. 06. Do Ki Do -> funny and catchy song, I like it (good) 07. Onedari Daisakusen -> okay, nothing special 08. 4 no uta -> A strange genre mix that I am disliking. 09. U.Ki U.Ki -> good 10. Catch me if you can -> funny song, I like it 11. Akumu No Rinbokyuko -> your classical ballad, don't like it. 13. Headbanger -> there are some parts that let me headbang, so it's quite good. 14. Ijime, Dame, Zettai -> Good and catchy ending track for an album that merely is above average, with 6,2 points out of 10. This is my personal opinion and ranking and therefore should not be confused with the overall hatred and trolling that this shoutbox has endured. Thanks!

    15 Jun 1:00pm Reply
  • Megacutie

    U L T I M A T E M E T A L M A S T E R S [2]

    14 Jun 1:54pm Reply
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