Babymetal: Japanese Princesses Of 'Idol' Metal Are Back

Babymetal, a heavy metal offshoot that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and death metal, will release a new single, "Like!".

Babymetal: Japanese Princesses Of 'Idol' Metal Are Back
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According to Blabbermouth.net, Babymetal, a heavy metal offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group Sakura Gakuin that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and death metal, will release a new single, "Like!", on March 7 via iTunes. A video for the edited version of the song - which combines pop with extreme metal guitars, an occasional growl or two and a tinge of hip hop - can be seen below. Formed in 2010, Babymetal's "Doki Doki Morning" song (see video at this location) was included on the album "Sakura Gakuin 2010 message~". A follow-up track, "Ijime, Dame, Zettai", was premiered during a Sakura Gakuin in July 2011 and was aired again at the Tokyo Idol festival a month later. It quickly created a buzz due to its mix of melodic speed metal, sensational lyrics around the theme of "Ijime" and the band's performance, which incorporates the "Wall Of Death". BabyMetal is: Su-Metal - Vocals and Dance Moametal - Screamer and Dance Yuimetal - Screamer and Dance For more information, visit www.babymetal.jp.

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    chrisvasco23
    when i first watched it i sorta laughed. but theres nothing wrong with this. id rather kids listen to this then the dreaded bieber
    jamie_hough
    I love at 1:12 in the second video cause thats exactly what Ive been thinking for the 26 years of my life... I have to admit these guys are a guilty pleasure, hope they can impress with more music as Ive enjoyed most of what they've put out so far!
    rechris06
    Cool UG! Now if you make more awesome articles like this, I will actually visit your website..
    hriday_hazarika
    Michael Stewart wrote: Wow. This is not metal. It is pop mixed with hip hop then they throw in a metal riff or two. They sing everything but they don;t scream. If that was really them, then it was computerized. Either way, it's fake. I actually thought I was going to watch something cool. Guess not.
    Aw hell naw, it's not tr00 enough for you. What were you expecting? I'm glad stuff like this pisses off people like you, lol.
    Niiko
    Watching those videos made me feel extremely uncomfortable...
    Michael Stewart
    Wow. This is not metal. It is pop mixed with hip hop then they throw in a metal riff or two. They sing everything but they don;t scream. If that was really them, then it was computerized. Either way, it's fake. I actually thought I was going to watch something cool. Guess not.