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Babymetal reveal Metal Galaxy tracklist and announce guest artists

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Babymetal (opens in new tab) have revealed the full tracklist for their upcoming studio album Metal Galaxy.

The follow-up to 2016’s Metal Resistance (opens in new tab) will launch on October 11 and will include five tracks featuring a range of guest musicians, including Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz.

A statement on the record reads: “The new album expresses light and darkness, emotions like duality and ambivalence, and ‘new metal’ created by various chemical reactions as other entities evolved and expanded in this album.

“Just like the Sun and the Moon changes the appearance of this world with its daylight and moonlight, with evermore new type of various sounds, their music paints the metal galaxy in different colours.”

Brodén provides vocals on Oh! MAJINAI, while White-Gluz lends her voice to Distortion.

Other guests are B’z guitarist Tak Matsumoto on DA DA DANCE, Polyphia’s Tim Henson and Scott LePage will appear on Brand New Day, and Thai rapper F. Hero stars on the previously released track PA PA YA!! (opens in new tab).

Babymetal will perform at The Forum in Los Angeles on the day the album is released – part of their US tour which was revealed back in May (opens in new tab).

Early next year, Babymetal will play dates in the UK, Europe and Russia.

Babymetal: Metal Galaxy
1. FUTURE METAL
2. DA DA DANCE (feat. Tak Matsumoto)
3. Elevator Girl (opens in new tab) - English ver.
4. Shanti Shanti Shanti
5. Oh! MAJINAI (feat. Joakim Brodén)
6. Brand New Day (feat. Tim Henson and Scott LePage)
7. Night Night Burn!
8. IN THE NAME OF
9. Distortion (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
10. PA PA YA!! (feat. F. Hero)
11. Kagerou
12. Starlight
13. Shine
14. Arkadia

Babymetal: Metal Galaxy (opens in new tab)
Babymetal will release Metal Galaxy in October. The follow-up to Metal Resistance features a number of guests, including Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz.

Babymetal 2020 tour dates
Feb 03: Stockholm Fryshyset, Sweden
Feb 04: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Feb 05: Copenhagen Vega Main Hall, Denmark
Feb 08: Hamburg Große Freiheit, Germany
Feb 09: Paris Elysee Monmatre, France
Feb 11: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Feb 13: Cologne Carlswerk Victoria, Germany
Feb 14: Berlin Huxleys, Germany
Feb 16: Brussels AB, Belgium
Feb 17: Tilburg O13, Netherlands
Feb 19: Glasgow Barrowland, UK
Feb 20: Cardiff Great Hall,  UK
Feb 22: Manchester  Apollo, UK
Feb 23: London Hammersmith Apollo, UK
Feb 26: Helsinki House Of Culture, Finland
Feb 28: St. Petersburg M1, Russia
Mar 01: Moscow Adrenaline Stadium, Russia

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