Update 1/2/2023: full article posted on their website.

METAL HAMMER JAPAN has announced that BABYMETAL will be on the cover of their next issue. It will include a feature with words from SU-METAL and MOAMETAL, as well as new pictures and a double-sided poster.

Release date: 13/3/2023
Purchase Link: Amazon Japan (Affiliate link)


Cover and Frontpiece

BABYMETAL finally broke the seal and showed their new appearance at their Makuhari concert on January 28 and 29, 2011. 10 stories in another world “metal universe” were told on their first concept album “THE OTHER ONE”. We will reveal the sound of this parallel world with words from SU-METAL and MOAMETAL!

  • Includes new photos taken by the magazine!
  • Original large double-sided poster is included!

Related Plans
How to walk through a concept album

BABYMETAL’s new album “THE OTHER ONE” has brought the “concept album” form back into the spotlight. There are many great concept albums in the metal world, but it is a fact that they are a bit difficult to understand due to their esoteric image and language barrier. In this issue, we will introduce you to the roots of concept albums in rock history, as well as some of metal’s unique masterpieces and how to enjoy them!

Metal Hammer Japan tweeted about being at the BABYMETAL RETURNS – THE OTHER ONE shows:

An article about BABYMETAL was in the last METAL HAMMER UK issue, “10 Things We Want From BABYMETAL In 2023”.


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