Update 5/8: Japanese TV program ZIP showed a short segment on the news. They say that “the live shows are sealed away, the group does not stop activity or break up”
It is important to note that it’s their interpretation, like the other news outlets, but it is possibly constructed based on information provided by Toy’s Factory and Amuse, as they cited a “third party”.
Original Article Below
BABYMETAL have formally announced the end of the 10th Anniversary for October 10th, with a few announcements to come before then. As always, things aren’t absolutely clear, but they have shared a roadmap which helps a bit, as well as more information on the Toy’s Factory website.
Reading all the information out there, it looks like BABYMETAL have a few announcements left between now and October 10th, as well as a big one on that day, but after that they may take a break. At least, that’s the interpretation of many fans and news websites regarding BABYMETAL’s full announcement. It makes sense as they say that on that day the 10 year legend will be sealed from the world, and until that seal is broken they will not be seen again. Of course, they are notorious for making things seem like “the end” and bleak with their show names, announcements, and more. In that regard, it could be interpreted either as: the seal will be broken quite quickly (at a show, in full lore fashion), or it meaning that BABYMETAL will not be seen as it has been until now, given that they are entering a “new era”.
As always, we will have to wait until October 10th to see if we get more clear information.
- On October 10th there will be:
- The end of “10 BABYMETAL YEARS” (10th Anniversary)
- A revelation from the FOX GOD
- BABYMETAL will “seal” the 10 years of METAL RESISTANCE and “LEGEND=Live”, as the grand finale of their 10th anniversary year
- They also shared a roadmap which shows:
- 3 things should be announced before September 29th
- 1 thing should be announced between September 29th and October 10th
- After October 10th it lists “Stairway to “LIVING LEGEND”
- This is the last slot of the “10 BABYMETAL YEAR” special website
- As was announced before, there will be a “Metal’s Fortune Telling Hall” event on September 11th (this is not marked on the roadmap, though).
- We also still have to find out what the “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS SPECIAL GUEST PASS” that comes with the vinyl box set is, but that arrives to purchasers on October 10th.
- On THE ONE email that members get, they reiterate that the membership still lasts until March 31st, as it was originally planned (that doesn’t mean there will be new content, though).
This is the FOX GOD’s message:
Sunday, October 10th, 2021…
Together with all 10 episodes of METAL RESISTANCE coming to a close,
the 10-year legend will be sealed from the world.
Until that seal is broken, BABYMETAL will disappear from our sight.
Time is running out.
There is no eternity in God’s descent.
Full announcement (DeepL translated):
BABYMETAL to seal “LEGEND” on October 10
On the official website of BABYMETAL, the legend map depicting the whole 10th anniversary year of their formation has been released, and it was announced that the 10th anniversary year of their formation will reach its grand finale on October 10 (Sun.) this year, and the 10 years of “LEGEND=Live” that have continued since 2010 will be sealed.
Throughout the 10th anniversary year of BABYMETAL’s formation that started on October 10 last year, they have released the best album “10 BABYMETAL YEARS”, held the first solo live in the history of BABYMETAL at Nippon Budokan for 10 performances from January to April 2021 “10 BABYMETAL 10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS” was newly added to the lineup, which is a compilation of their live activities for the past 10 years, and BABYMETAL has been energetically carrying out their activities as a culmination of the past 10 years based on three major pillars.
After the last performance at Nippon Budokan the other day, no plans for future activities have been announced, but on August 25 (Wed), September 8 (Wed), September 22 (Wed), and October 10 (Sun), “10 BABYMETAL LEGENDS LIVE VINYL SERIES” will be released as a series of analog records of all the live video works released so far. LEGENDS LIVE VINYL SERIES” and Blu-ray, DVD & LIVE ALBUM “10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN” which includes the live performance at Nippon Budokan will be released on September 29 (Wed.) and October 10 (Sun.), respectively, and the release of BABYMETAL’s live works will continue. Let’s wait for more news for the grand finale of BABYMETAL’s 10th anniversary year, and let’s burn the last “LEGEND” into our eyes.
A sign from the FOX GOD
- BABYMETAL social media: Tweet – Facebook – Instagram
- BABYMETAL website: Japanese – English
- Toy’s Factory post
- LIVING LEGEND website
- Natalie article