What the Hell Is Babymetal?

Categories: Metal, WTF


It was just announced that the band would make its live UK debut at this summer's Soinsphere Festival, alongside metal's legendary bands such as Iron Maiden and Metallica. "I am so honored that we are confirmed to play Sonisphere Festival UK," said Sumetal in an official press release from the festival's website announcing the band's appearance.

"There are so many different types of artists playing this festival, but I hope to deliver a one and only, unique style, even to those who will see us for the very first time. This will be our very first time in the UK, which makes us nervous yet excited."

Things are blowing up big for Babymetal, and the band's exposure in the U.S. and all over the world is growing rapidly with appearances on the Web, and in press outlets ranging from USA Today and the New York Times, to countless music and guitar magazines and radio stations worldwide. Videos on Youtube and other sites have gotten more than 5 million views, and the band's social-media pages also attract thousands of fans daily.

Still, only time will tell if Babymetal can translate this success to the States. Fans hope for the band to perform here, but no plans yet have been announced.

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