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Babymetal to release DVD in January, collaborate with Dragonforce

Posted by on December 18, 2014

When looking back at the year in metal, 2014 will be known as the year Babymetal came to America. The combination of J-pop and metal may turn out to be a short-lived gimmick here, but the Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal and their backing  band have sold a solid amount of albums in the states despite the album only being available digitally. They also were hand-selected by Lady Gaga to open for a handful of shows for her, played a sold out show in Los Angeles, and a damn near sold-out one in New York, stole the show at Heavy Montreal. So it makes sense they put out a document of their live show. That will happen when Live at Budokan: Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse is released on January 7.

Live at Budokan documents Babymetal’s first of three performances at Nippon Budokan, in which the three front-women of the band became the youngest artists ever to appear there. It will come in three versions, one of which, the CD version, will come with a code to download a new song called “The One,” which is a collaboration between Babymetal’s production team and Dragonforce guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman. It doesn’t seem like that much of a stretch that Dragonforce and Babymetal team up. They both play music that sounds like it should be in a video game, and we don’t mean that in a bad way.

The formats it will come in are a DVD/ Blu-ray box featuring both of the band’s Budokan shows, the first being “Red Night” and the second “Black Night,” the CD version, titled Live at Budokan: Red Night, and a limited box exclusive to the Babymetal fan club called Live at Budokan ‘Budo-Can – The One – Limited Box that will have the DVD/Blu-ray of both nights, and the exclusive Live at Budokan: Black Night CD.

You canpre-order the package here.

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