Babymetal Prepping New Concept Album, ‘The Other One’


Babymetal "The Other One" album cover

Babymetal “The Other One” album cover – Story by Cat Badra, album cover courtesy of Babymetal

Babymetal are gearing up to release their first-ever concept album

Babymetal have announced not just a new album on the way, but the band’s first official concept record. The Japanese pop-metal titans will unleash the fresh set of tunes on March 24, 2023.

“The concept album reveals the other side of the Babymetal story that until now remains untold,” a press release states. “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. ”

About a year ago, Babymetal celebrated their 10th anniversary. They also teased a “restoration project” called “The Other One” with the goal to “restore the Babymetal we never knew had existed through a virtual world called the METALVERSE.” Now, it’s on the way.

“Full length audio of each of the 10 songs will finally be revealed when fans get their hands on the album next March,” the release states. “Leading up to the concept album’s release, 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.”

The record will be available in a variety of different formats. For information on the separate packages and to pre-order the album, go here.

“The Other One” will be Babymetal’s fourth studio album and mark their follow-up to 2019’s “Metal Galaxy.” Singer-dancers Su-metal and Moametal front the band.

Babymetal will perform new songs off “The Other One” for the first time during a two-night stand Jan. 28 and 29 at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Chiba, Japan. No other tour dates have been added to the band’s roster so far. Watch a teaser for “The Other Side” below.

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