BABYMETAL Become First Act From Asia To Hit No. 1 On Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” Chart

BABYMETAL have hit No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart with their latest album “Metal Galaxy.” According to Billboard, the band are actually the first act from Asia to achieve this ranking. “Metal Galaxy” earned 28,000 equivalent album units (including 27,000 from album sales) in its first week of release and it entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 13. The record also topped the Hard Rock Albums chart as well.

BABYMETAL Explain Why They Haven’t Officially Replaced Yuimetal

After YUIMETAL left BABYMETAL, the band chose to move forward without an official replacement, instead opting to use back-up dancers, which they refer to as the Avengers. SU-METAL recently discussed this decision with Kerrang!, saying it would be hard to replace someone like YUIMETAL.

SU-METAL said the following:

“YUIMETAL has been someone very special to us. So obviously it’s been very difficult, but we want to fully support what she wants to pursue.”

“We wanted to continue BABYMETAL and continue the tradition. Also there’s just no-one like YUIMETAL, so it’s not an easy replacement. And that’s why we decided – SU-METAL and MOAMETAL – to form the core of BABYMETAL.”

The band’s producer KOBAMETAL added:

“Obviously YUIMETAL’s departure was something that they’d never experienced before. It was a difficult moment for BABYMETAL, but it was more that SU-METAL and MOAMETAL had their strong desire to continue [the band]. They wanted to become the core of the group. I think it was a time where BABYMETAL continued to evolve.”

As previously reported, BABYMETAL’s new album “Metal Galaxy” will be released on October 11.

Bring Me The Horizon To Open For BABYMETAL In Japan

Bring Me The Horizon have been confirmed as the supporting act for BABYMETAL’s November shows in Japan. Here’s the dates:

11/16 Saitama, Japan – Super Arena
11/17 Saitama, Japan – Super Arena
11/20 Osaka, Japan – Jo Hall
11/21 Osaka, Japan – Jo Hall

BABYMETAL Premiere Live Video For English Version Of “Elevator Girl”

BABYMETAL have premiered a new live video for the English version of their song “Elevator Girl.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Metal Galaxy,“ which will be released on October 11.

Arch Enemy, Sabaton, Etc. Members To Guest On New BABYMETAL Album “Metal Galaxy”

BABYMETAL have officially revealed the track listing for their new album “Metal Galaxy.” The effort will be released on October 11 and it will feature a number of special guests including: Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Sabaton‘s Joakim Brodén, Tak Matsumoto, F.Hero, and Polyphia‘s Tim Henson and Scott LePage.

“Metal Galaxy” Track Listing:

01. “FUTURE METAL”
02. “DA DA DANCE” (feat. Tak Matsumoto)
03. “Elevator Girl” (English version)
04. “Shanti Shanti Shanti”
05. “Oh! MAJINAI” (feat. Joakim Brodén)
06. “Brand New Day” (feat. Tim Henson and Scott LePage)
07. “Night Night Burn!”
08. “IN THE NAME OF”
09. “Distortion” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
10. “PA PA YA!!” (feat. F.HERO)
11. “Kagerou”
12. “Starlight”
13. “Shine”
14. “Arkadia“

Tour Dates:

U.S. (with Avatar):

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 (no Avatar)
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/15 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater (no Avatar) (feat. The Hu)
10/16 Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre (no Avatar) (feat. The Hu)

Europe/UK:

02/03 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset
02/04 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
02/05 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega Main Hall
02/08 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
02/09 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
02/11 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
02/13 Cologne, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
02/14 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
02/16 Brussels, BEL – AB
02/17 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/19 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
02/20 Cardiff, UK – The Great Hall
02/22 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
02/23 London, UK – Eventim Apollo
02/26 Helsinki, FIN – House Of Culture
02/28 St. Petersburg, RUS – M1
03/01 Moscow, RUS – Adrenaline Stadium

BABYMETAL Premiere “PA PA YA!!” Video

BABYMETAL have premiered a new video for “PA PA YA!!” featuring F.HERO. This track is from the band’s new album “Metal Galaxy,” which will be released on October 11. It’s worth noting that Riho Sayashi of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume also appears in the clip. Sayashi has been performing with BABYMETAL at their recent shows, but it is still unclear if she will serve as a permanent replacement for Yuimetal.