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Babymetal Announces Sophomore Album/USA 2016 Tour

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Just when you thought it was all some kind of crazy dream and the clarity had once more hit your mind, the Mega-Sensation Babymetal have returned with news about a sophomore album and a triumphant return to US Soil. Check out the official press release below along with some images that they provided and then I will return with some thoughts on the matter.

(L-R): YUIMETAL, SU-METAL and MOAMETAL / Credit: Amuse, Inc.
(L-R): YUIMETAL, SU-METAL and MOAMETAL / Credit: Amuse, Inc.

The Press Release:
BABYMETAL: ACCLAIMED ALL-GIRL-FRONTED JAPANESE HEAVY METAL/TEEN-POP HYBRID GROUP ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE ALBUM
–SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 1 VIA RAL/SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT IN THE U.S.–AND INITIAL U.S. DATES FOR “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016”

BABYMETAL–2015’s breakout all-girl-fronted Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop hybrid group–announced their sophomore album will be released April 1, 2016 via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment (for the U.S. release only) and revealed their initial U.S. tour dates on their “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016” (full tour itinerary below). The new album (title TBA) is available now to pre-order via the BABYMETAL’s official webstore, both as stand alone CD and special pre-order bundles. Click here to view the group’s album and world tour announcement video. News of the new album was revealed in front of BABYMETAL’s hometown fans over the weekend during their two headlining shows at Japan’s Yokohama Arena (26,000 people in attendance over two days). Click here to download live photos from the performance (photo credit: Taku Fujii).
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