Babymetal Announce Plans to “Disappear From Sight”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Here’s some great news for metal fans who hate fun: Babymetal are planning to “disappear from sight” once they complete their current celebration of the group’s tenth anniversary.

What that means, precisely, is unclear. Is Babymetal breaking up? Its members, Su-metal and Moametal, are now 23 and 22-years-old, so they’re hardly “babies” at this point. But they could also just be taking a hiatus. Or maybe they’ve stumbled upon a formula for invisibility and will still continue to perform but won’t be visible. Okay so that last one is unlikely. But as I said we really don’t know what they mean right now.

Here’s the statement from the band, which is extremely confusing. And no, this is not translated from Japanese — this is what they posted:


“Sunday, October 10th, 2021…

“Together with all 10 episodes of METAL RESISTANCE coming to a close, the 10-year legend will be sealed from the world.

“Until that seal is broken, BABYMETAL will disappear from our sight.

“Time is running out.There is no eternity in God’s descent.”

Maybe if I paid closer attention to the mythology of Babymetal I’d understand what the fuck that means. But I don’t, so I don’t.

I do know the group is getting ready to release a live DVD/album collection, 10 Babymetal Budokan, which captures their performances at the Nippon Budokan between January and April of this year.

I also know that they’re prepping “10 Babymetal Legends,” a “series of projects” celebrating their history, as outlined in this “legends map.”

I also know that I’m done writing about this now, but you’re all free to try and make heads or tails of this shit in the comments section.

Good night and good luck.


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