BABYMETAL to Release Live Vinyl Series on Streaming Platforms

27.August.2021 | MUSIC

To celebrate the groups 10th anniversary, BABYMETAL is releasing the 10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS LIVE VINYL SERIES on streaming services, with some of the 9 general release titles being made available for the first time. 

 

METAL RESISTANCE Chapters 1 to 2 will be available on August 25, Chapters 3 to 7 on September 8, and Chapters 8 to 9 on September 22. These dates will coincide with the release of the vinyl series.

 

Although some tracks will not be available due to rights reasons, many of the most famous live BABYMETAL performances from the past decade will now be easily accessible. This includes their Tokyo Dome performance, the largest in the history of the group, as well as BABYMETAL’s solo concerts in the UK and North America.  

 

Spotify’s official BABYMETAL account is now featuring an original Canvas that will play while listening to the new tracks. 

 

BABYMETAL announced that they will ‘seal their LEGEND’ on October 10, and won’t be visible for a while. While it’s unclear what this might mean for the future of the group, this is the perfect time to reminisce on how much they have accomplished over the past decade. 

 

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    BABYMETAL has been celebrating their 10th anniversary since October 10, 2020 with a series of projects and events leading to a final conclusion on October 10, 2021. The details of ‘10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS,’ the final project marking this auspicious anniversary, have been revealed on BABYMETAL’s official website.

     

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  • BABYMETAL Announces ENCORE GLOBAL STREAM and Overseas Live Album Release

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    BABYMETAL began this year with the continuation of the celebration of their ten-year anniversary which saw the band hold a series of 10 concerts at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The band have now revealed details of an encore streaming event that will be streamed worldwide. A director’s cut of the 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN WORLD PREMIERE, which streamed on June 26th, will be shown worldwide, giving fans the opportunity to enjoy the performances with new cuts and a special edit. Early bird tickets are already sold out.

     

    10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN ENCORE GLOBAL STREAM – Trailer

    Additionally, pre-orders for the overseas edition of the band’s live album 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN have gone live. The record, which celebrates 10 years of BABYMETAL, will be released from BABYMETAL RECORDS on October 1 as both a digital edition and a two-disc physical edition. A double-vinyl edition will also hit shelves in the second half of November.

     

    Further details on tickets for the encore stream are available at BABYMETAL’s website.

     

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