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KORN Frontman Says BABYMETAL Is 'Entertaining As Hell,' Calls Japanese Band's Critics 'Closed-Minded'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has defended BABYMETAL against online criticism, saying that the Japanese pop metal act is "entertaining as hell." Established in 2010, BABYMETAL is the offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and heavy metal. BABYMETAL's members — Suzuka Nakamoto (a.k.a. Su-Metal, ...

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BABYMETAL Announces 'The Five Fox Festival'

Japanese pop-metal sensation BABYMETAL will stage The Five Fox Festival during July and August. The festival will take place across Japan at four different venues and some of the shows are for specific audiences only and have strict dress codes. See the poster below for details of each show. Says BABYMETAL: "Each show has its ...

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How KORN Created A New Subgenre In Heavy Music

Andrea Rock of Warner Music Italy recently conducted an interview with KORN singer Jonathan Davis. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KORN pioneering a new sound with its self-titled 1994 album: Davis: "It's just what we did. We really didn't think about it — honestly. ...

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KORN Drummer RAY LUZIER Doesn't Know What 'Nu Metal' Is

Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock conducted an interview with KORN drummer Ray Luzier after the band's March 12 show at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy with HELLYEAH and HEAVEN SHALL BURN as the support acts. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KORN's 2016 "The Serenity Of ...

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BABYMETAL To Release 'Live At Tokyo Dome' In April

Japanese pop-metal sensation BABYMETAL will release "Live At Tokyo Dome", on April 1. The 2 Blu-ray + 4 CD set captures the band's two September 2016 concerts at Tokyo Dome which saw BABYMETAL perform in front of 110,000 people. "Live At Tokyo Dome" track listing: Red Night (September 19, 2016) [Blu-ray Disc 1 / CD ...

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