BABYMETAL Release New Song “Elevator Girl”, Announce U.S. Tour With Avatar

BABYMETAL have released a new song titled “Elevator Girl.” This track will appear on the band’s new album, which is expected to be released later this year.

In other news, the group have also announced headlining U.S. tour. Avatar will serve as support on most dates:

Tour Dates:

09/04 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
09/06 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
09/08 Washington, DC – The Anthem
09/11 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
09/15 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/18 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
09/20 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/21 Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center
09/23 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/24 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09/27 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09/28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
09/30 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/01 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum *
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock ^
10/15 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater #
10/16 Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre #

* = no support
^ = festival date
# = no Avatar, support from The H

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BABYMETAL To Release New Single “Elevator Girl” In May, Announce Los Angeles Arena Show

BABYMETAL have announced that they will be releasing a new single titled “Elevator Girl” on May 10. The track, which has previously been performed live, will appear on the band’s new album, which is expected to be released later this year. With this news, the group have also announced that they will be performing at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on October 11.

BABYMETAL To Release New Album This Year, Announce Japanese Shows

BABYMETAL have confirmed that they are planning to release a new album later this year. With this news, the band have also announced some Japanese shows:

07/28-29 Yokohama, JAP – Yokohama Arena
07/06-07 Nagoya, JAP – Portmesse Nagoya

Yuimetal Exits BABYMETAL, Band Premieres “Starlight” Music Video

Yuimetal has officially exited BABYMETAL. This news comes after she spent a lengthy time away from the band due to illness.

The group commented:

“Thank you for continually supporting BABYMETAL. We would like to inform you of BABYMETAL’s new beginning which will be effective starting this month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN performances.

YUIMETAL had expressed her desire to return performing with the group in the following months after last December’s performance due health concerns. During her absence, both SU-METAL and MOAMETAL as well as the entire staff team had been preparing for her awaited return. However, YUIMETAL came to a decision that she will not be performing at BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN and that she will no longer be a part of BABYMETAL. We thank her for all of her contributions and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

This month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN will mark the rebirth in which SU-METAL and MOAMETAL form the core of BABYMETAL.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the fans for the continued support and look forward in what’s next for BABYMETAL.”

Yuimetal also issued her own statement:

“To all the fans,

I am truly sorry for the inconvenience I have caused so many people due to being absent for an extended period of time. I have mulled over this over and over again but, I have decided to leave Babymetal at this time.

I feel very sorry that my decision will disturb the other members and some many fans who have supported Babymetal. I am further terribly sorry to sadden the fans who have supported Babymetal. I had the strong desire to appear on stage again but my physical condition is not at its best even now, and further I feel that I would like to pursue my dream, one that I have had from a long time ago, of going on my own as Mizuno Yui. It is these factors that led to my decision.

I am thankful for the numerous and precious experiences I was able to have being a part of Babymetal. I always felt day to day that I was truly blessed. The live shows where we all smiled together and became as One were truly happy and enjoyable times. I will do my utmost best to be able to again one day meet all of you as Mizuno Yui.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the last 8 years.
Mizuno Yui”

In other news, BABYMETAL have also premiered a new video for their new song “Starlight”:

BABYMETAL To Release “Distortion” 12 Inch Vinyl

BABYMETAL have announced that they will be releasing “Distortion” as a 12″ vinyl as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday (November 23). It will come with the studio version of the track as well as a live version from Download Festival. A new video for the live version can be found below:

BABYMETAL’s Mythology To Be Revealed In New Graphic Novel “Apocrypha: The Legend Of Babymetal”

BABYMETAL have announced that their new graphic novel “Apocrypha: the Legend of Babymetal” will officially be released on October 30. The book will focus on the group’s mysterious mythology.

Here’s a synopsis:

“Discover the myth of the worldwide music sensation Babymetal. Tasked with defeating the forces of darkness and division, the metal spirits must travel through a variety of eras of time, assuming different forms and identities. What we are seeing is not the Babymetal of the present. It’s the original story based on Babymetal you’ve never heard before. The long-hidden metal spirit’s apocrypha of the Metal Resistance will emerge.”

More details will be revealed during a Comic Con panel in New York City. A press release said the following about that:

“Until now, the publication of APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL has largely been shrouded in secrecy, but that will begin to change at New York Comic Con. On Thursday, October 4th, GMB Chomichuk will appear at an APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL panel, where he will detail the development and creation of the graphic novel. The panel will be held at the Main Stage of Anime Fest at NYCC from 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM. Z2 Comics will also be selling 3 limited edition APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL posters at Anime Fest booth # 5319 and NYCC booth # 1255.”

The deluxe version can be pre-ordered HERE and the regular versions can be pre-ordered via Amazon.

BABYMETAL To Release “Legend – S – Baptism XX” Digital Video

BABYMETAL have announced that their “Legend – S – Baptism XX” live release will be available in digital outlets tomorrow (August 24). The effort, which was previously released on Blu-ray/DVD in Japan earlier this month, features footage captured during the band’s December 2 and December 3, 2017 shows at the Hiroshima Green Arena in Hiroshima, Japan.

Track Listing:

01. “In The Name Of”
02. “Ijime, Dame, Zettai”
03. “Gimme Chocolate!!”
04. “Doki Doki ? Morning”
05. “Akatsuki”
06. “Gj!”
07. “Syncopation”
08. “Meta Taro”
09. “No Rain, No Rainbow”
10. “Song 4”
11. “Megitsune”
12. “Karate”
13. “Road Of Resistance”
14. “Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!”
15. “Babymetal Death”
16. “The One” (English version)