BABYMETAL, the kawaii death metal band from Japan, has officially launched their own record label. 5B Artist Management And Record, who represent Slipknot and Megadeath, along with Cooking Vinyl, who have worked with manufacturing and distribution for artists such as Marilyn Manson, The View, and The Cranberries, have teamed up with the international sensations to form BABYMETAL Records.
The news comes after the group revealing their October release of their graphic novel, ‘Apocrypha: The Legend Of Babymetal’ through Z2 Comics, as well as a video sharing the start of “Metal Resistance Episode VII: The Revelation” which we can only assume is a follow-up their October 2016 album, “Metal Resistance”.
The trio made an announcement on their social media pages reading this: “A New Partnership And Establishment Of A New Record Label in US: BABYMETAL RECORDS BABYMETAL has built a new partnership with 5B Artist Management and Records, a leading global music, events, and marketing firm, who manage well-known artists such as Slipknot and Megadeth. Additionally, with the powerful duo of 5B Artist Management and Records and Cooking Vinyl, who has handled the release of prestigious artists such as Marilyn Manson and The Prodigy, BABYMETAL is pleased to announce the establishment of a new record label BABYMETAL RECORDS.” Although there is no word on what this new venture will involve, we are excited to see what the future holds and what the ‘FOX GOD” has in store for the group.
US Tour Dates
5/8 — Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
5/10 — Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
5/11 — Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
5/13 — Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
5/15 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle Atlanta
5/17 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
5/18 — Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
5/20 — Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range
Europe Tour Dates
1/6 — Nürburg, DE @ Rock am Ring
2/6 — Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park
4/6 — Innsbruck, AT @ Music Hall Innsbruck
5/6 — Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
9/6 — Derby, UK @ Download UK
For ticketing, check out the band’s website HERE.