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.

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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)

Yuimetal Is Reportedly Still A Member Of Babymetal

Despite her absence from the band’s current tour, it appears Yuimetal is still a member of Babymetal. Alternative Press shared a statement from 5B Management: “Yuimetal remains a member of the band, but she is not on this current U.S. tour. There is a new narrative for the future of the band which is currently evolving. The storyline has changed. This was the basis of the ‘Metal Resistance Episode 7: The Revelation’ video.” The representative went on to say the seven hooded figures in the clip signal a new era for the group, with new characters set to be added. “The who, when, where, and how of The Chosen Seven will be presented as the concept unfolds.”

Did Babymetal Part Ways With Yuimetal?

UPDATE: It looks like Yuimetal is still a member of Babymetal.

Original Story:

It appears Babymetal may have parted ways with Yuimetal. There has been no official statements, but when the band took the stage at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO last night (May 8) she was nowhere to be found, and Su-metal and Moametal performed with two backup dancers in her place. This news comes after Yuimetal missed the group’s December 2017 shows at the Green Arena in Hiroshima, Japan due to illness. On another note, Babymetal also performed their new single “Distortion” live for the first time, along with two other new songs.

[via Loudwire]

Babymetal Premiere “Distortion” Music Video

Babymetal have premiered a new video for their new song “Distortion.” You can find that below, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Tour Dates:

05/08 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater (with Skyharbor)
05/10 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater (with Skyharbor)
05/11 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues Dallas (with Skyharbor)
05/13 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center (with Skyharbor)
05/15 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle Atlanta (with Skyharbor)
05/17 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (with Skyharbor)
05/18 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (with Skyharbor)
05/20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
06/01 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/02 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/04 Innsbruck, AUT – Music Hall
06/05 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
06/06 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
06/09 Derbyshire, UK – Download Festival

Babymetal Launch Babymetal Records

Babymetal have announced the launch of their own record label in the U.S., Babymetal Records. The band and their management issued the following statement:

“BABYMETAL has built a new partnership with 5B Artist Management and Records, a leading global music, events, and marketing firm, who manage well-known artists such as SLIPKNOT and MEGADETH. Additionally, with the powerful duo of 5B Artist Management and Records and Cooking Vinyl, who has handled the release of prestigious artists such as Marilyn Manson and The Prodigy, BABYMETAL is pleased to announce the establishment of a new record label BABYMETAL RECORDS.”

Babymetal To Release New Graphic Novel “Apocrypha: The Legend Of Babymetal”

After previously posting a teaser, Babymetal have revealed that they will be releasing a new graphic novel called “Apocrypha: The Legend Of Babymetal.” The book is a collaboration between Kobametal, Amuse Group USA, and Z2 Comics, and it is expected to be released in October.

Here’s a description of the book:

“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.”

On another note, The Hollywood Reporter are also reporting that Amuse Inc. and Warner Bros. have teamed up to develop a cartoon based on the band as well.