BABYMETAL Confirm Yuimetal’s Departure, Band Releases New Song ‘Starlight’

19.October.2018 | MUSIC

BABYMETAL have digitally released a new song titled Starlight along with a music video. The new release comes ahead of the upcoming Japan leg of their 2018 world tour which will begin on October 23 at Makuhari Messe.

We were first given a tease of Starlight in a trailer released for BABYMETAL’s upcoming graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL which is set for release on October 30.


BABYMETAL – “Starlight” Music Video


It was also revealed today that Yuimetal will depart from the band. A statement was released on the band’s official website: “YUIMETAL had expressed her desire to return performing with the group in the following months after last December’s performance due health concerns. During her absence, both SU-METAL and MOAMETAL as well as the entire staff team had been preparing for her awaited return. However, YUIMETAL came to a decision that she will not be performing at BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN and that she will no longer be a part of BABYMETAL. We thank her for all of her contributions and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”


It continues, “This month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN will mark the rebirth in which SU-METAL and MOAMETAL form the core of BABYMETAL. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the fans for the continued support and look forward in what’s next for BABYMETAL.”

With their new song in hand, Su-metal and Moametal will continue forward onto a new path as they prepare for their upcoming shows which includes their Dark Night Carnival concert on October 28 at Saitama Super Arena with guest performances from Sabaton and Galactic Empire.