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Established in 2010, Babymetal is the offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group Sakura Gakuin that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and heavy metal.
Asked by Nuclear Blast what his highlight of last month's Sonisphere festival in the UK was, Carcass bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker replied (via Blabbermouth): "My highlight was getting my picture taken with BABYMETAL."
Pressed on whether he was a fan of Babymetal, Walker said: "I'm starting to warm to the idea of what they're doing. It's actually fun, you know - like Ghost, to be honest. Some people get very reactionary about a band like Ghost or Babymetal. It puts a smile on people's faces. That's what music's about, isn't it?! Enjoying it and not being so serious."
Carcass guitarist Bill Steer added: "I mean, obviously, we don't cover this ourselves, but the fun, entertainment angle, it is important."
Carcass will return to the United States once again this October/November. Joining them on select dates are Florida death metal legends Obituary and the eclectic champions of "murder metal," Macabre.