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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Red hot Babymetal

Mighty Japanese metal act BABYMETAL have been tapped as the unlikely — but very cool — special guests for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming UK tour. The three-piece, who released their Metal Resistance album this past spring, will open a string of dates in early December, including shows in London, Glasgow, and Manchester.

It wouldn't surprise me if this was a rehash of the Lollapalooza at which Psykosonik was supposed to play on the second stage - we didn't because Paul got lost on the way to the concert - where Ministry blew the Chili Peppers off the stage. Even in a small venue, Babymetal was one of the more entertaining bands I've seen live. And their instrumentalists are no joke.



They certainly also appear to have all their Illuminati-symbolism down, though whether it is knowingly purposeful or merely the usual Japanese imitation of mysterious Western customs, I cannot say, but it is so flawless that I assume the former. And yes, upon further review, this explains it: "The choreographer Mikiko of groups like Babymetal and Perfume is actually involved in the 2016 Olympics. Because Japan has a small part in the closing ceremony."

52 Comments:

Anonymous old man in a villa August 27, 2016 8:09 AM  

I just don't get it. It reminds me of a car commercial, or one of those urban dance troupes that pop up on talent contests. Completely alien.

Blogger Rory Porth August 27, 2016 8:11 AM  

As usual... men make the 'sound', females join in....

Anonymous Steve August 27, 2016 8:22 AM  

Vox, I have a 2 year old who loves Babymetal because of you. He knows how to use Youtube and goes crazy for Gimme Chocolate!, though Head Bangya! is his favourite because he's a tiny mosher.

You truly are a Master of Evil.

Blogger Dave August 27, 2016 8:26 AM  

As usual... men make the 'sound', females join in....

Ah, then you haven't read Loki's Child. Check it out; you'll be glad you did.

http://amzn.to/2bqCyuH

Blogger AR S August 27, 2016 8:42 AM  

I like to SEE hot Japanese chicks, but don't much care to hear them babbling on. Horrid.

Blogger Patrikbc August 27, 2016 8:44 AM  

Could be worse Steve, it's nonstop Taylor Swift at my house...TayTay!

Anonymous Charlie Prime August 27, 2016 8:45 AM  

Sadly, Su-metal is growing too old to tickle our hebephilic naughty spot.

She needs to be replaced as frontwoman by Yuimetal. This will allow Mao-metal to begin the glorious downward spiral into depravity ala Britney/Miley/Beiber.

Blogger jeffrey takada August 27, 2016 8:53 AM  

As a titanic Perfume fan from their way-back Hiroshima days, the symbolism in their act has been a very strange evolution to watch. VD, are you saying this choreographer is inserting Illuminati symbology in the act? I had always assumed any oddities were the latter you'd suggested. The Japanese as a whole don't seem to have been allowed into the "Big Club" of NWO/Bilderberg stuff - more like a guinea pig who paid the fullbprice of admission.

Blogger VD August 27, 2016 8:55 AM  

It's not the choreographer, but she is directly connected to the Olympic crowd, which means that whoever is putting together the show almost surely is as well. And the Olympic ceremonies have been rife with Illuminati symbolism for several Olympic cycles now.

Anonymous Steve August 27, 2016 8:55 AM  

Patrik - I'm pretty sure liking Taylor Swift is one of those warning signs that your child may be Alt-Right.

Blogger Nate August 27, 2016 9:02 AM  

Red Hot Chilli Peppers vs BABYMETAL?

One of these is a talentless gimmicky hack band rehashing the same song over and over.

The other is BABYMETAL.

Blogger Bodo Staron August 27, 2016 9:10 AM  

After I checked out Babymetal (didn't know them before you mentioned them), Youtube recommended LADYBABY. Disturbing.

Anonymous Steve August 27, 2016 9:20 AM  

RCHP are great.

Psychic spies from China must've stolen Nate's elation.

Blogger Whisker biscuit August 27, 2016 9:32 AM  

With all the occult symbolism, I thought for sure Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry were about to appear on stage with the all-seeing eye.

Anonymous johnc August 27, 2016 9:34 AM  

I really love the Japanese, but... they're nuts!

Blogger Nate August 27, 2016 9:35 AM  

"RCHP are great. "

RCHP is like Eddie Money... except less creative and less intelligent.

Blogger Roger G2 August 27, 2016 9:39 AM  

The Psykosonik recollection reminds me of that old Mac-n-Cheese commercial with the kid who answers the door and his favorite band, The Dirty Mops, ask him to come on tour and sing lead because their singer got lost somewhere.
Of course, he can't give an answer because the microwave beeps.

Blogger Dave August 27, 2016 9:43 AM  

@Steve RCHP?-Red Chili Hot Peppers?

Blogger Phat Repat August 27, 2016 9:47 AM  

@Dave, don't be THAT guy.

Blogger VD August 27, 2016 9:50 AM  

@Steve RCHP?-Red Chili Hot Peppers?

Publicly pointing out the typos of others is an indication of your:

a) intelligence
b) attention to detail
c) lack of social skills
d) savoir faire

Blogger Phat Repat August 27, 2016 9:53 AM  

I'll take "c" for 1000 paper chits Alex.

Blogger Dave August 27, 2016 9:53 AM  

Can't be disrespecting the Peppers! Didn't they perform naked except for socks on their genitals?

Blogger Dave August 27, 2016 9:57 AM  

Well, Steve likes cats, so there's that.

Blogger Whisker biscuit August 27, 2016 10:03 AM  

Remember when Anthony Keides bowed down to Barry Soetoro?
https://youtu.be/XwG5MhVGQ6k

Blogger agraves August 27, 2016 10:22 AM  

Nippon lost its balls in WW2 and never got them back. How can real men like this shit?

Anonymous patrick kelly August 27, 2016 10:23 AM  

I much prefer the more childlike silly stuff this sounds like they're taking their selves too seriously and trying too hard

Blogger astrodominant August 27, 2016 10:38 AM  

I was at the lolapalooza in Massachusetts with the Chili Peppers and Ministry. Ministry crushed it and the place emptied as the Chili Peppers started. They could not even come close to what Ministry had done.

Blogger bob k. mando August 27, 2016 10:40 AM  

22. Dave August 27, 2016 9:53 AM
Can't be disrespecting the Peppers!



Space Raptor Chili Butt Invasion?

Blogger Mr. B.A.D. August 27, 2016 10:51 AM  

Oh yeah, Red Hot Chilli Peppers. They had that one cool song about shooting heroin in LA or something

Blogger Mr. B.A.D. August 27, 2016 10:51 AM  

Oh yeah, Red Hot Chilli Peppers. They had that one cool song about shooting heroin in LA or something

Anonymous HoosierHillbilly August 27, 2016 10:57 AM  

Reports from the ground say this Babymetal thing has some weird legs. At Chicago Open Air, they were the best attended second stage (other than Killswitch).

My buddies and I were just confused and left to go back to the main stage. Which means we got awesome spots for FFDP. I'll take that trade.

Anonymous HoosierHillbilly August 27, 2016 10:58 AM  

Oddly enough for this post, Ministry was at Open Air too. And pretty much sucked. Frontman appeared to have partaken in a few too many foreign substances before the performance. Too bad.

Blogger JWM August 27, 2016 11:00 AM  

@4 Dave:
I'll second that! "Loki's Child" has had me laughing so hard I almost dropped the kindle. Sharp as a straight razor, and subtle as a bludgeon. Get. This. Book.

JWM

Anonymous Wyrd August 27, 2016 11:24 AM  

RCHP is like Eddie Money... except less creative and less intelligent.

Dear God, man! Here's your two tickets to paradise!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FtHhUDo-08

Anonymous Steve August 27, 2016 11:37 AM  

Dave - irregardless of you're typographic and/or grammerical pendantry, I don't like kitties. I love them. In a strictly Plantronic sense though.

Blogger Cloudswrest August 27, 2016 11:40 AM  

For some reason the Power Puff Girls, All Growed Up comes to mind.

Blogger Leo Littlebook in Shenzhen August 27, 2016 11:41 AM  

It's getting less easy to dismiss the idea that idolatry is making a comeback in concerts and events.

Anonymous Wyrd August 27, 2016 11:53 AM  

...irregardless of you're typographic and/or grammerical pendantry...

Grammar Nazi sez, "REEEEEEE!!!"

Blogger Nate August 27, 2016 12:10 PM  

"Dear God, man! Here's your two tickets to paradise!"

I'm just sayin'

Nothing expresses contempt like an eddie money comparison.

Blogger Dave August 27, 2016 12:39 PM  

I don't like kitties. I love them. In a strictly Plantronic sense though.

I prefer to think of your affinity for cats in the context of Dr. Evil & Mr. Bigglesworth, otherwise it's just too weird. And if your cats wear headphones you need to get that on youtube.

Anonymous Wyrd August 27, 2016 12:49 PM  

'I meant,' said Ipslore, bitterly, 'what is there in this world that makes living worth while?'
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually, CATS ARE NICE.
-Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

Anonymous Ain August 27, 2016 1:12 PM  

They have to do the free masonry symbolism. All of them do. Even Christian bands are no exception. If any of their close family or friends have died recently or do die in the near future, that's also a big red flag.

Anonymous Ain August 27, 2016 2:05 PM  

"It's getting less easy to dismiss the idea that idolatry is making a comeback in concerts and events."

Why would you dismiss what's obvious? They even initiated Taylor Swift into Satanism during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Blogger Silly But True August 27, 2016 2:23 PM  

A master of scientody and the leader of the conspiracy reveals the meaning of the Illuminati symbolism: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6eUZ4FZO5eg

Blogger Leo Littlebook in Shenzhen August 27, 2016 3:58 PM  

Why would you dismiss what's obvious?

Idolatry is a gradient. People still kneel and pray to statues. I didn't say I dismissed anything.

Blogger Mark Butterworth August 27, 2016 5:38 PM  

Looked askance at Babymetal at first: another Japanese gimmick and novelty act - too cute and like those chicks really dig Heavy Metal? I doubted it.

But they've won me over. The girls are cute as buttons as they used to say, but the musicians are top notch, their songs well written, their act, yes, adorable, but serious about their music, professional about their presentation.

They still seem a bit more like a comic book group (Josie and the Pussycats) starring in their own movie, but highly entertaining nonetheless. I'm a fan.

Anonymous DK_Ilonious August 27, 2016 6:13 PM  

Vox,

I know Castalia House is a book publisher but how about selling Psykosonik's music there too? There are probably a lot of us that would like to get their hands on your music.

Psykosonik could be the name of Castalia House's music label too.

Anonymous Wyrd August 27, 2016 6:31 PM  

Nothing expresses contempt like an eddie money comparison.

Yeah, he's like David Lee Roth with Down's Syndrome.

Anonymous elmer August 27, 2016 7:11 PM  

I just posted a brief essay about Khmer music your readers may find enjoyable. It's a refreshing departure from most western popular music.

http://wp.me/p6QFjS-7G

Blogger Picturemaker August 28, 2016 12:36 AM  

J-Pop "idorus" and metal just doesn't mesh well together. The song was rather forgettable, even with the nice guitar riffs.

Blogger Jim in Alaska August 28, 2016 3:52 AM  

OK I must admit I really like Baby Metal (this one, in my opinion was not their best.) but may I suggest catching WagakkiBand (和楽器バンド, wagakkibando) on Youtube? Even better! If you check them out, at least a few here my think me for the suggestion.

Blogger Aeoli Pera August 28, 2016 7:15 AM  

I haven't liked the other songs you've posted by them but I like this one.

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