Yuimetal Is Still in Babymetal After All
PHEW! You can breathe easy, Babymetal fans: despite her mysterious absence from recent live performances, a spokesperson from the band’s US management company, 5B Management, has now assured Alternative Nation that Yuimetal (né Yui Mizuno) is still part of the group.
“Yuimetal remains a member of the band, but she is not on this current US tour. There is a new narrative for the future of the band which is currently evolving. The storyline has changed.
“This was the basis of the Metal Resistance Episode 7: The Revelation video. The who, when, where, and how of The Chosen Seven will be presented as the concept unfolds.”
So Yuimetal’s absence is part of some larger narrative? Normally I’d call BS, but in this day and age of Ghost’s revolving door of “new singers,” nothing seems too theatrical to be true. I guess we’ll see how this plays out.
In the meantime, dates for the band’s currently in-progress tour are here.