BABYMETAL has announced a new album which releases in March 2023! This time it’s smaller (10 songs), based around the concept of 10 parallel worlds that exist beyond time and space, which were sealed in “THE OTHER ONE – BLACK BOX“. These are the 10 songs that members of THE OTHER ONE – DIGITAL GALLERY have been listening to for the past several months.

Before its release in March, 5 digital singles will become available for download and streaming. They will do so in October, November, January, February and March.

To no one’s surprise, there are several different versions of the album. Outside of Japan it’s sold as a CD with 10 additional variants that come with different collectable art cards, and as a vinyl with 6 different colors to collect.

Meanwhile, in Japan there are 5 versions: a standard edition CD, a limited edition vinyl, a first press limited edition CD, a “BLACK ALBUM” CD, and THE OTHER ONE limited edition “CLEAR BOX,” which will be sold exclusively to members of “THE OTHER ONE – DIGITAL GALLERY”.

As always, there are several types of pre-order bonuses in Japan, some are time based and others are store based. On top of that there are 2 special code’s, a “CLEAR CODE” and a “BLACK CODE”. The BLACK CODE is included only in the BLACK ALBUM version and allows the owner to apply for tickets to the “BABYMETAL RETURNS – THE OTHER ONE – “ live shows in January 2023 in Japan (requires Japanese phone number). We don’t have any info on what the CLEAR CODE is yet, it will be announced in January, with the usage period in February.

Details about all of this, below.

  • Worldwide Release Date: Friday, March 24th, 2023 (starts shipping on Monday, Match 20th in Japan)
  • Title: THE OTHER ONE
  • Track Info: 10 new and original songs

The concept album reveals the other side of the BABYMETAL story that until now remains untold. A total of 10 songs have been discovered within THE OTHER ONE restoration project, with each song representing a unique theme based on 10 separate parallel worlds that they have discovered. And now, full length audio of each of the 10 songs will finally be revealed when the concept album is available March 2023!!

Outside Japan Product Information

  • CD (Jewel Case) – available at all retailers
  • Vinyl (Transparent) – available at all retailers
  • CD (10 variants, each with a collectible art card – exclusive to the BABYMETAL US & UK stores
  • Vinyl (Half-Black / Half-White) – exclusive to the BABYMETAL US & UK stores
  • Vinyl (Gold) – exclusive to EMP
  • Vinyl (Silver) – exclusive to Revolver [Limited to 300 copies]
  • Vinyl (Solid White) – exclusive to indie stores
  • Vinyl (Bronze) – exclusive to Rock Sound [Limited to 750 copies]

Pre-orders are available now (link)

Japan-only Product Information

CD – Standard Edition

Code: TFCC-86890
Price: ¥3,300

  • [CD] 10 recorded songs
  • The first press comes packaged in a clear case & clear booklet. After the initial stock sells out, it will change into a general-purpose booklet.

Vinyl – Limited Edition

Code: TFJC-38115
Price: ¥4,950

  • [VINYL] 10 recorded songs
  • Clear packaging with a clear vinyl included

CD – First Press Limited Edition

Code: TFCC-86889
Price: ¥5,500

  • [CD] 10 recorded songs
  • Vinyl-sized special packaging with a restoration puzzle

CD – A!SMART Exclusive Edition BLACK ALBUM (Limited Production)

Code: PPTF-8149
Price: ¥3,300
Order here

  • [CD] 10 recorded songs
  • Black case packaging

CD & Blu-ray – THE OTHER ONE Exclusive CLEAR BOX Edition (Limited Production)

Code: ONEC-0043
Price: ¥14,300
Order here

  • [CD] 10 recorded songs
  • [Blu-ray] includes 5 recent live footages & lyric videos
  • Special packaging including Blu-ray and restoration photocard set

Note: to purchase, one must have purchased THE OTHER ONE – BLACK BOX and have a THE OTHER ONE – DIGITAL GALLERY account setup.

Order timeframe until: Monday, January 23rd, 2023 11:59pm JST (for Convenience Stores/Online Payment (prepaid)) and Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 11:59pm JST (for Credit card payments/Docomo payment/au payment/PayPay)

Pre-order bonuses (Japan only)

Note: the CLEAR BOX does not qualify for any.


  • More details on what the CLEAR CODE is will be announced in January.
  • How to get: purchases of the standard, vinyl and first press limited edition before Monday, February 6th, 2023 11:59pm JST will receive a CLEAR CODE.
  • Usage period: February 11, 2023 (Sat) 10:00 to February 19, 2023 (Sun) 23:59


  • Grants access to a lottery for the 2 Makuhari shows in January (see more info here)
  • How to get: Purchases of the THE OTHER ONE A!SMART Exclusive Edition BLACK ALBUM before Sunday, November 6th, 2022 11:59pm JST will receive a BLACK CODE.
  • Ticket pre-order timeframe: Monday, November 7th, 2022 6:00pm JST to Sunday, November 20th, 2022 11:59pm JST
  • Pia member registration is required to apply for BLACK CODE tickets. If you live overseas, please note that you cannot register as a member of Pia unless you have a phone number contracted in Japan.

Other pre-order bonuses

  • All products (except for CLEAR BOX) qualify
  • Order before: Monday, February 6th, 2023 11:59pm at qualifying CD shops
  • Early Pre-order Bonus: A4-sized mini poster (1 out of 2 designs randomly distributed)

Store-specific pre-order bonuses

  • A!SMART: A4-sized clear file (logo version)
  • TOY’S STORE: A4-sized clear file (artist photo version)
  • TOWER RECORDS: sticker
  • HMV: post card (artist photo version)
  • TSUTAYA: magnet sheet
  • mega-sized album cover
  • Rakuten Books: acrylic keychain
  • Seven Net: bandana
  • General: post card (logo version)



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