BABYMETAL—2015‘s breakout all-girl-fronted Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop hybrid group–partnered with BBC Radio and SiriusXM‘s Liquid Metal this week (2/25) to premiere their lead single, titled “KARATE,” from the groups forthcoming sophomore album METAL RESISTANCE, set for release April 1 (also known as the “FOX DAY”) on RAL/Sony Music Entertainment (in the U.S.). “KARATE”–delivered to Active Rock Radio this week in the U.S.–is available now as an instant grat track when you pre-order METAL RESISTANCE on iTunes and available to stream on Spotify. METAL RESISTANCE is also available now to pre-order via BABYMETAL‘s webstore as a standalone CD and special pre-order bundles.
“KARATE,” performed for the first time last year at Yokohama Arena in Japan, features the call out phrase “Seiya, soiya,“ with a stirring chorus and melody sure to resonate with fans.
To coincide with the premiere of “KARATE,” BABYMETAL— the young trio of 17-year-old SU-METAL (Vocal, Dance) and 16-year-olds YUIMETAL (Scream, Dance) and MOAMETAL (Scream, Dance), backed by a four-piece band packing a heavy metal arsenal–released a trailer for their new album; click here to watch. BABYMETAL will be releasing an official music video for “KARATE” next month (date TBA) featuring karate style choreography.
BABYMETAL will support the album on their “Babymetal World Tour 2016,“ kicking off May 4 at Playstation Theater in New York and making stops in Detroit (5/11), Chicago (5/13), San Francisco (7/14) and Los Angeles (7/15), among other cities. See a full list of confirmed U.S. tour dates below and all dates are on sale now at http://en.babymetal.jp/schedule/.
Track listing for METAL RESISTANCE:
1. Road of Resistance
3. Awadama Fever
6. Meta Taro
7. From Dusk Till Dawn*
9. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales of The Destinies
12. THE ONE – English ver.*
*available everywhere except for Japan
U.S. tour dates confirmed for the “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016”:
Wednesday, May 4 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY
Thursday, May 5 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
Saturday, May 7 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, May 8 – Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (Festival) – Concord, NC
Tuesday, May 10 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday, May 11 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
Friday, May 13 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 14 – Northern Invasion (Festival) – Somerset, WI
Tuesday, July 12 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
Thursday, July 14 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Friday, July 15 – Wiltern Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, July 17 – Chicago Open Air (Festival) – Bridgeview, IL
Note: All dates are now on sale, details available at http://en.babymetal.jp/schedule/