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Babymetal Drop Incendiary New Single, Video "Distortion"
The Japanese pop metal trio Babymetal dropped a new surprise today as a gift for their legions of rabid fans and to commemorate the opening date of their new world tour, which kicks off with an eight-date U.S. run and will include appearances at some of the world's most iconic metal festivals.
The new video for "Distortion" is the group's first new release since announcing on May 1 that they have partnered with U.S.-based 5B Artist Management and Records and U.K.-based Cooking Vinyl to launch their own record label, Babymetal Records.
Part of the group's mystique is there incorporation of pseudo lore surrounding their music, in the form of "prophecies," as Blabbermouth elucidates further:
"On April 1, known as 'Fox Day', a new prophecy was revealed. The prophecy revealed that up until now we have only experienced the Light Side and there exists an unknown Dark Side …'Distortion' explores the unrevealed Dark Side …The music video of this song presents this unknown side and marks the important beginning of a new legend."
(How metal is that??)
"Distortion" is now available through all major digital streaming services. The U.S. leg of Babymetal's world tour starts tonight in Kansas City, Mo., and will run through May 20, wrapping up at Rock On The Range before skipping across the Atlantic for a series of European dates. Further show details can be found on Babymetal's official website.