Babymetal have offered an overview of the concept in Metal Galaxy, their upcoming album, advanced by the Japanese outfit as the "new evolution of kawaii metal" in the pages of Kerrang! this week.

Specifically, co-lead singer Moametal carved out some details Wednesday (July 17) regarding the new era of Babymetal, first teased by the band in April before "Elevator Girl" and "Pa Pa Ya!!" gave fans a double dose. It seems the overall plot of Metal Galaxy was thematically introduced with the group's initial shows supporting the idea this summer in Japan. The Yokohama and Nagoya gigs were respectively dubbed "Babymetal Awakens: The Sun Also Rises" (June 27-29) and "Babymetal Arises: Beyond the Moon" (July 6-7).

"At this moment, there is a typhoon #4 approaching Japan and is apparently named Typhoon Moon," Moametal said. "The main theme of the Yokohama Arena show 6/28 – 29 is the SUN and the Nagoya shows 7/6 – 7 is the MOON and the fact that this typhoon is named the MOON and the timing of its approach all seems so strange but at the same time very remarkable. We are creatures of the earth and live on this planet through the powers of the sun and moon and through all facets of nature so I want our odyssey to the METAL GALAXY to be one that we constantly appreciate how much we are able to travel the world through the power of music."

She continued, "I hope our fans are able to experience that they are also on an odyssey to the METAL GALAXY with us. We've incorporated different types of music into this album and we hope that fans are able to feel our determination to a new departure. Also, although people from all over live in different environments, I hope that with this album, we can bring more people together as one."

For stateside listeners, Babymetal launch a North American tour with theatrical rockers Avatar that begins this September. See the dates below, and get ticketing info here. Metal Galaxy comes out Oct. 11.

Babymetal + Avatar 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Sept. 4 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
Sept. 6 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca Cola Roxy
Sept. 8 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
Sept. 11 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
Sept. 13 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
Sept. 15 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
Sept. 18 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore Detroit
Sept. 20 – Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
Sept. 21 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ Myth Live Event Center
Sept. 23 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theater
Sept. 24 – Dallas, Texas @ South Side Ballroom
Sept. 27 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
Sept. 28 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Union Event Center
Sept. 30 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues
Oct. 1 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theater
Oct. 4 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield

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