Babymetal smash a handful of UK records


Babymetal mania shows no sign of slowing down as the J-Pop dance metal hybrids have thundered into the record books with the highest ever UK album chart position for a Japanese band.

Their midweek position of seven for new record ‘Metal Resistance’ earned the teen girl fronted phenomenon’s a chart record and comes just days after they became the first Japanese band to headline SSE Arena Wembley.

The band’s show is also reported to have broken the arena’s all-time merchandise records for a one-day show with General manager of the venue, John Drury, confirming: “The BABYMETAL show broke our all-time sales record at The SSE Arena, Wembley.”

In addition to playing to the packed crowd at the SSE Arena Wembley, a live stream of the show was broadcast to screens in seven venues in five cities across Japan. Despite the local time being 4:30 AM on Sunday morning, approximately 12,000 Japanese fans turned out to the special screenings, which sold out within an hour of going on sale.

Su Metal says: “With our Wembley show we managed to unite UK and Japan and we all became one together . It was an awesome feeling.

“The Fox God led us to the start of our 2016 World Tour and on to the path that Babymetal must take from here.”

‘Metal Resistence’ is on sale now in three different formats, with a CD, 2LP and special limited edition box set with exclusive T-shirt available. The tracklisting for each format is as follows:


CD & Limited Boxset incl. CD + exclusive T-shirt:

1. Road Of Resistance


3. Awadama Fever

4. YAVA!

5. Amore

6. Meta Taro

7. From Dusk Till Dawn

8. GJ!

9. Sis. Anger

10. No Rain, No Rainbow

11. Tales Of The Destinies

12. THE ONE - English ver. -



Side 1

1. Road Of Resistance


3. Awadama Fever


Side 2

1. YAVA!

2. Amore

3. Meta Taro


Side 3

1. From Dusk Till Dawn

2. GJ!

3. Sis. Anger


Side 4

1. No Rain, No Rainbow

2. Tales Of The Destinies

3. THE ONE - English ver. –