BABYMETAL – YUIMETAL Departs And A Bit More

Where is Yui? That was a question folks in the BABYMETAL fandom had been asking for quite some time. Well, now there is an answer. I will let the official announcement speak for itself.

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Important Announcement from BABYMETAL

Posted : 2018.10.19

Thank you for continually supporting BABYMETAL. We would like to inform you of BABYMETAL’s new beginning which will be effective starting this month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN performances.

YUIMETAL had expressed her desire to return performing with the group in the following months after last December’s performance due health concerns. During her absence, both SU-METAL and MOAMETAL as well as the entire staff team had been preparing for her awaited return. However, YUIMETAL came to a decision that she will not be performing at BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN and that she will no longer be a part of BABYMETAL. We thank her for all of her contributions and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

This month’s BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN will mark the rebirth in which SU-METAL and MOAMETAL form the core of BABYMETAL.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the fans for the continued support and look forward in what’s next for BABYMETAL.

Message to fans

There was also a message from YUIMETAL

しばらく欠席が続き、沢山の方にご迷惑をおかけして本当に申し訳ありませんでした。
何度も考え直したのですが、私はこの度BABYMETALを辞めさせていただくことになりました。

この決断でメンバーやBABYMETALを支えてくださっている方々にご迷惑をかけてしまうこと、申し訳なく思っております。そして、BABYMETALを応援してくださっているファンの皆様、悲しませてしまって本当にごめんなさい。
もう1度ステージに立ちたいという強い思いもありましたが今も体調が万全ではないこと、そして以前からの私の夢、水野由結としての夢に向かって進みたいという気持ちもあり、今回このような決断をいたしました。

BABYMETALとして、貴重な経験を沢山させていただき感謝しています。
私は恵まれているなと感じる日々でした。みんなで笑ってひとつになれたライブ、楽しくて幸せな時間でした。
またいつか水野由結として皆様にお会いできるように努力し邁進します。
8年間本当にありがとうございました。

水野 由結

(translation by CompactDeLorean47 on the BABYMETAL sub-reddit)

To all the fans,

My continued absence has been a while, and I’m sorry for causing trouble for many people. Though I’ve reconsidered many times over, I have come to the decision that I am resigning from Babymetal at this time.

I’m truly sorry that my decision will cause trouble for the members and all of those who’ve been supporting Babymetal. Also, I’m sorry for causing sadness for all the fans who’ve been supporting Babymetal. Although I also had the strong desire to stand on stage once again, my physical condition is not perfect even now. I also have the feeling to want to go towards my dream that I have had from before, as Mizuno Yui, which is why I made a decision like this.

I am grateful about receiving precious experiences as Babymetal.

I felt blessed everyday. It was a fun and happy time with the live shows where everyone smiled and became one.

I will work hard with great effort to be able to meet with everyone again someday as Mizuno Yui.

I truly thank you for the past 8 years.

– Mizuno Yui.


In other news, BABYMETAL did release and MV for the song Starlight earlier. Maybe that will take some of the sting out of it.

Official Website: http://www.babymetal.com

 

NECRONOMIDOL – STRANGE AEONS (MV)

This came out earlier this morning but I have found that it is OK to wait for great things. I know some of you might have wanted an MV for one of the new songs, but this song is so great and the video is really, really well shot. It even has a story and maybe if you really pay attention you can find some hidden stuff in there. Here you go.

Now that you have watched that I bet you want more. Order the new release here:

NECRONOMIDOL – VOIDHYMN

NECRONOMIDOL at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, More Details

OK, details on showtimes for NECRONOMIDOL’s appearance at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival are now available. I am really excited about this and will be there all three days, and there will be no shortage of things to do, both NECRONOMIDOL and H.P. Lovecraft related. I already wrote a bit about this event. The group will be performing 3 times during their visit, make sure to fully go through all the information below. There are still more details to come.

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Some Website Changes Ahead

The time comes in the life of a website where there are some changes that need to be made. I do not want to make these changes but real life dictates that I must. I am finding myself with less and less time to devote to this site and I feel that trying to keep up with the news for all the idols that you all like to read about is becoming something that I cannot do. I am having to devote more time to actual life so I will have to cut back on the news for a while. I will still report on groups that I have an extremely high interest in, NECRONOMIDOL, WACK affiliated groups, some of the smaller indie idols.

Other than that I have been working on more entries in the discography section. Yeah, I have one of those, and it is already pretty good. It will be quite some time before that is finished and I will always be adding to it as time permits.

The website will not be disappearing or anything like that, just a little less “daily” type content. I will publish updates as I finish sections of the discographies and possibly some longer form stuff that is in various stages of completion.

Thank you all for the support and continued patronage.

Oh, I will also still be on the podcast, you can’t get rid of me on that thing.

Oyasumi Hologram WORLD 27 TOUR With Guests

I am going to make this short and sweet, it is just the dates for the upcoming Oyasumi Hologram Tour of North America. These are the official dates and places.

OYASUMI HOLOGRAM WORLD 27 TOUR

West Coast Tour Dates with TORIENA

November 1, 2018 “BAR CON MATSURI” SAN JOSE, CA @ BACK BAR

November 2, 2018 “BAR CON MATSURI RAVE” SAN JOSE, CA @ BACK BAR

November 3, 2018 “BAR CON MATSURI TOKYO NIGHT” SAN FRANCISCO, CA @BOTTOM OF THE HILL

November 4, 2018 “VIP EVENT” FREMONT, CA @UNIT 7 (MUSIC PRACTICE STUDIO)

East Coast Tour Dates with NECRONOMIDOL

November 7, 2018 BROOKLYN, NYC @CEREMONY (OYASUMI HOLOGRAM only)

November 8, 2018 BROOKLYN, NYC @THE WAY STATION (OYASUMI HOLOGRAM only) November 9, 2018 BROOKLYN, NYC @ SUNNYVALE

November 10, 2018 “THE NEW YORK ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL” QUEENS, NYC @ TRANS-PECOS

November 11, 2018 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ PHILAMOCA

More information and tickets: WORLD 27 TOUR