Episode 040 – Hedobangyaa!!

On Moametal’s birthday in 2012, BABYMETAL released Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!! (ヘドバギャー!!, Hedobangyaa!!), a song about fully experiencing the fleeting moments of a 15th-birthday metal concert, which has become an enduring favorite. In this episode, we talk about the song, the special performances, the video, the enhanced CD, and special edition box. and more. Join us!

Episode 039 – Legend Corset Festival

In a recent interview with Kobametal, we learned that BABYMETAL plans to team up with the Rock-may-kan club in Tokyo for a project to support the venue, themed around “10 days” and “STAY METAL”, a reference to BABYMETAL’s upcoming 10-year anniversary. Rock-may-kan (Rokumeikan) is the venue where BABYMETAL’s first public solo show was held, Legend Corset Festival, in July 2012. So in this episode we talk about this news, this venue, and then spend some time talking about Legend Corset Festival itself. Join us!

Episode 038 – Covering the Covers

Particularly earlier on, BABYMETAL sometimes performed cover songs from other groups in their shows, or shared the stage with other performers. In this episode, we talk through these songs and appearances, including their birthday solo covers, performing Judas Priest songs with Rob Halford, a collaborative release with Kiba of Akiba, and more. Join us!

Episode 037 – Megitsune: Quintessential BABYMETAL

In this episode, we dig into the song that BABYMETAL has played more than any other: Megitsune. We talk about the music video, the shrine it was filmed at, the release events and interviews, the many editions, the lyrics, the music, the performances. This is a song you underestimate at your peril. It is quintessential BABYMETAL. Join us!

Episode 036 – As Seen On TV

Back in 2013 and 2014, BABYMETAL were on some television variety shows, and in this episode we review those appearances. If you have wondered why people joke about Su-metal and frogs, or seen clips of BABYMETAL playing games with television hosts, this is where these come from. We cover a short series from Taiwan’s Sakura Gaku, and appearances on NTV Music Dragon and NHK G Music Japan Annex. If they’re new to you, you’re in for a treat. And if they’re not, come relive them with us!

Episode 035 – Wembley Re-Live (feat. Callie)

Exactly a month after the previous ONLINE LIVE stream, BABYMETAL streamed Live at Wembley 2016 (or O2 Academy Brixton 2014, for those in the UK) on YouTube, complete with merch! We discuss this and many other topics, joined by UK fan Callie. We talk with Callie about being at the Wembley show, her popular YouTube channel, her unboxing of an advance copy of the Graphic Novel, and a wide range of other topics from choreography, to costumes, with plenty of speculation about the future thrown in for good measure. Join us!

Episode 034 – BABYMETAL News

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Facu, the force behind the unofficial BABYMETAL News site. He is the creator of many helpful collections of data and instructions to help new fans become members of The One, buy tickets to shows in Japan, keep up with appearances in print and in interviews and much more. We talk with him about several of the many of the projects he’s been involved with to help the international community of fans. Join us!

Episode 031 – Beyond the Barrier: Photographing BABYMETAL

What’s it like being a photographer at a BABYMETAL concert? Darren Yamashita talks with us about the three shows he has shot at (2014 in Hollywood, and 2019 in San Francisco and Los Angeles), and even premieres his full set of BABYMETAL-approved photos (which can be viewed on the YouTube edition of this episode). The conversation was super fun and super informative. Join us!