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”:

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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)

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