Kawaii metal heroes Babymetal unleashed their latest studio album Metal Galaxy back in 2019 – ushering in a new era for the Japanese phenomenon.
They've seen their popularity soar dramatically since the launch of their self-titled debut album back in 2014, selling out arenas, not only in the homeland, but across Europe and North America.
In the process, Babymetal have become one of the most recognisable acts in modern metal thanks to their intricate fusion of catchy J-pop and face-melting riffs.
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Metal Galaxy was, of course, the group's first album since Yuimetal left the band in 2019, but even despite losing one of their core members, it hasn't stopped the Fox God's finest from blazing a trail across the world.
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With every new release comes a bigger swathe of new gear from any band – and Babymetal are no different. There's Babymetal t-shirts, coloured vinyl to stick on your record player, to hugely popular Funko Pop! figures and unusual fan-made jewellery.
In fact, there's so much stuff around that it can be a bit daunting keeping up. So we've decided to sift through the ever-growing list and select some of the best Babymetal merch around.
The best Babymetal merch you can buy today
With 14 tracks that include guest spots from Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz and Sabaton's Joakim Brodén, we've really been enjoying wrapping Metal Galaxy around our eardrums since it launched. If, for some strange reason, you've not yet picked it up and have been streaming it instead, then grab this edition now. Not only do you get the album, but it comes and with black lipstick!
There are a plethora of Babymetal t-shirts, ranging from indecipherable death metal style logos to anime designs. However, this is our pick of the bunch, showing the trio in their Metal Resistance guise in a striking 8-bit retro design. It's not too 'out there', but it stamps your allegiance to the Fox God clearly. Plus it's black, so there's that.
Written by the esteemed Prophet Of The Fox God, this book chronicles the band's origins – and they’re far wilder than most artists who simply started jamming together. In Apocrypha: The Legend Of Babymetal, you can follow the Japanese outfit as they attempt to defeat the forces of darkness by assuming various forms throughout history.
With two discs taken from the band's sold out Forum and O2 Academy Brixton shows in London in 2014, this Blu-ray captures when the phenomenon of three K-pop metal stars truly announced themselves to the British scene. Sadly it's limited to tracks from the first album, until a triumphant new rendition of Road Of Resistance ends the Brixton gig to a rapturous reception.
If you’re after something a bit more up to date, then you’re in luck, as Babymetal are preparing to release their new DVD and Blu-ray titled Live At The Forum. The performance was captured in Los Angeles in October 2019 - their first-ever US arena show. A total of 17,000 fans packed into the venue to see Babymetal do their thing - and it’s an unforgettable performance.
We're all hopeful that things will be getting back to normal once Halloween rolls around, so get in before the rush and grab this rather eye-catching Fox God mask. There are some pretty expensive replicas out there, but this one is an ideal option to kick-start your cosplay set, especially if you plan on throwing it out to the crowd afterwards.
OK, something a little different, but bear with us. While we all love listening to Babymetal with the volume cranked up, this CD is decidedly more laid back – as a range of Babymetal tracks have been given a lullaby makeover. Expect to fall asleep to the gentle and soothing sounds of Gimme Chocolate!!, Karate, Road Of Resistance and more.
Show off your love of Babymetal to the world with this super-neat baseball cap. It’s a comfy fit thanks to its 100% cotton denim fabric and it’s great for when you’re out on your daily walk or for wearing during your work conference calls. The Fox God approves!
The internet is full of fans' drawings of Babymetal in their iconic costumes and striking their favourite poses during their world-obliterating rise to the top. This anime-style pic is one of the best out there and comes as an A4 size print that is deserving to be framed and take pride of place above your Fox God shrine.
This is another of our favourite Babymetal t-shirts. The white cartoony sword and shield design really stands out against the black background. It's made with 100% Ring spun cotton, is machine washable and is super soft more maxium comfort while your dancing to your favourite Babymetal tracks. We love it!