Japanese metal band BABYMETAL have released the first single, “Divine Attack” from their forthcoming concept album THE OTHER ONE, out 23rd March 2023. The song is accompanied by an official visualiser, available to watch here.
You can also stream the new track, and pre-order THE OTHER ONEhere.
Last year BABYMETAL were “sealed” from the world after a successful 10-year journey. In April 2022, THE OTHER ONE restoration project began to recover the BABYMETAL we never knew existed within a virtual world called the METALVERSE. 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.
One of the discovered 10 parallel worlds is CAVALRY, and their new single “Divine Attack” centres around this theme. As if this song is a hint into the future, alluding to a cavalry preparing for their next battle, we can feel a new sense of power from not only the sound but also the lyrics that have been written by SU-METAL for the first time. In addition, the official visualiser includes never-before-seen cuts of the members from THE OTHER ONE – BLACK BOX – and conveys the power and dynamism of the song. Five pre-release digital singles will be available worldwide for download and streaming, each respectively scheduled to release in October, November, January, February, and March.
After BABYMETAL make their official return on January 28th and 29th of next year at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, they will also be joining Swedish metal band SABATON on their Europe tour in April 2023.
SABATON frontman Joakim Brodén, who collaborated with BABYMETAL on 2018 track “Oh! MAJINAI (feat. Joakim Brodén)”, commented: “If there ever was a band that would break all the rules, it’s BABYMETAL, with the power and precision to deliver a full on heavy metal show! It’s not our first rodeo together, expect nothing but excellence from BABYMETAL!”
SABATON – THE TOUR TO END ALL TOURS
Special Guest: BABYMETAL
14.04. UK Leeds – First Direct Arena
15.04 UK London – OVO Arena Wembley
16.04. UK Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
18.04. UK Glasgow – OVO Hydro
21.04. FR Paris – Zenith
22.04. DE Frankfurt – Festhalle
24.04. DE Hamburg – Barclays Arena
25.04. LU Esch / Alzette – Rockhal
28.04. SE Stockholm – Avicii Arena
29.04. NO Oslo – Spektrum
30.04. DK Copenhagen – Royal Arena
02.05. DE Hannover – ZAG Arena
03.05. NL Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
05.05. DE Berlin – Mercedes Benz Arena
06.05. DE Leipzig – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
07.05. AT Vienna – Stadthalle
09.05. PL Lodz – Atlas Arena
10.05. CZ Ostrava – Arena Ostrava
12.05. DE Cologne – Lanxess Arena
13.05. BE Antwerp – Sportpaleis
15.05. DE Munich – Olympiahalle
18.05. EE Tallinn – Saku Arena
19.05. FI Helsinki – Ice Hall
20.05. FI Kuopio – Kuopio Hall
Tickets for the UK shows will be on sale from 10am Friday 21st October here: