Babymetal Have Their Own Record Label Now

  • Axl Rosenberg

The young ladies of Babymetal aren’t so young anymore — Su-metal will turn 21 in December! She’s already able to legally drink in Japan!! By Babymetal standards, she’s practically a senior citizen!!! And although some might worry this means it’s only a matter of time before Su and her bandmates, Yuimetal and Moametal, are all put out to pasture, fret not — like a Hollywood starlet getting ready to turn forty, these women are working to put together another business that can be successful even in their old age. Specifically, they’re launching a record label:

“BABYMETAL has built a new partnership with 5B Artist Management and Records, a leading global music, events, and marketing firm, who manage well-known artists such as Slipknot and Megadeth.”

“Additionally, with the powerful duo of 5B Artist Management and Records and Cooking Vinyl, who has handled the release of prestigious artists such as Marilyn Manson and The Prodigy, BABYMETAL is pleased to announce the establishment of a new record label BABYMETAL RECORDS.”

Obviously, I’m kidding — not about them launching a label, but about the label being their back-up plan. The label, we can assume, is the brainchild and property of the same adults who dreamt up Babymetal in the first place. Su and Yui and Moa might be the public face of the company, but that’s probably about the full extent of their involvement. So they could still be Menudo’d and they could still need a back-up plan. Or they can grow into thirty-somethings still dressing like little girls. I doubt either option is that appealing. The world is a cruel place.

Meanwhile, the band has also posted this cryptic message on Facebook:

Babymetal Have Their Own Record Label Now

Babymetal’s next tour begins a week from today, so the meaning of all this “THE CHOSEN SEVEN” should soon become clear. Personally, I’m hoping it turns out to be seven Papa Emeriti from Ghost. A Babymetal/Ghost crossover would be perfect for sweeps week.

[vie The PRP]

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