Babymetal unleash new song Distortion


Babymetal have released a new song titled Distortion to celebrate their upcoming 2018 world tour. 

In a statement, the band say, "On April 1st, known as 'Fox Day', a new prophecy was revealed. The prophecy revealed that up until now we have only experienced the Light Side and there exists an unknown Dark Side, a legend of seven metal spirits, The Chosen Seven. 

"The new song Distortion explores the unrevealed Dark Side, The Apocrypha, the legend of seven metal spirits in which power is distorted through time and space. The music video of this song presents this unknown side and marks the important beginning of a new legend."

The forthcoming tour starts on May 8 in Kansas, Missouri, before heading to Europe for performances at the likes of Rock Am Ring and Download festivals.

Last week it was announced that Babymetal were launching their own record label in partnership with 5B Management and Cooking Vinyl. 

There is yet to be an announcement of further new Babymetal music, but fans can expect to hear Distortion played live on the upcoming world tour.

Babymetal – Distortion cover

Babymetal 2018 tour dates

May 08: Kansas City Uptown Theater, MO - BUY TICKETS
May 10: Austin ACL Live At The Moody Theater, TX - BUY TICKETS
May 11: Dallas House Of Blues, TX - BUY TICKETS
May 13: Houston Revention Music Center, TX - BUY TICKETS
May 15: Atlanta Tabernacle, GA - BUY TICKETS
May 17: Charlotte The Fillmore, NC - BUY TICKETS
May 18: Nashville Marathon Music Works, TN - BUY TICKETS
May 20: Columbus Rock On The Range, OH - BUY TICKETS
Jun 01: Nurburg Rock Am Ring, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Jun 02: Nuremberg Rock Im Park, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Jun 04: Innsbruck Music Hall, Austria - BUY TICKETS
Jun 05: Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg, Netherlands - BUY TICKETS
Jun 09: Donington Download, UK - BUY TICKETS

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.