Love ’em or hate ’em, you have to admit that BABYMETAL have been one of the more important and recognizable metal acts of the past decade. The Japanese pop-metallers have taken the world by storm with their ultra-catchy, high-energy brand of danceable groove metal. Now, though, BABYMETAL have revealed some of the events and releases surrounding their 10th anniversary — and have in turn released a cryptic message saying that the band might be taking a step out of the public eye very soon.
On their official site, BABYMETAL revealed a “legend map” showcasing some of their upcoming plans. However, leading up to that map is a statement which seems to suggest the band won’t be around forever, or at least not until they deem it worthy to return to their public:
“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,” said BABYMETAL in regards to their 10th anniversary plan. “Until that seal is broken, BABYMETAL will disappear from our sight. Time is running out. There is no eternity in God’s descent.”
The band posted the same message to their Facebook:
What exactly are BABYMETAL implying? We’re not sure, but you’ll know as soon as we do.
Meanwhile, even if the members of BABYMETAL aren’t still working with the band, they have plenty of people who’d love to work with them. Among those BABYMETAL fans is John Carpenter, famed horror/sci-fi director and the father or modern synthwave music.
Speaking to Kerrang!, Carpenter was asked about whether or not he was a fan of hard rock and metal, to which the infamous director responded, “I am a fan. I love Metallica. But you know, my life will be complete if I get endorsed by the Japanese group BABYMETAL. I love them! They’re so fabulous.”
When asked if he’d collaborate with the Japanese pop-metal act, Carpenter replied, “I would love it.”
Words by Chris Krovatin