Australian cross-dressing pro-wrestler and heavy metal singer Ladybeard
recently announced the formation of a new "kawaii metal" group called BABYBEARD
with Japanese idols KOTOMI
, who were chosen via an audition process from a pool of candidates from around Japan, BABYBEARD
is said to be a pop-metal idol group that aims to fill people everywhere with hope, smiles and encouragement, even in the most difficult
of times. The group promises to deliver colourful, high-energy songs and performances, fusing cute female voices with the guttural screams of heavy metal.
has participated in several collaborative pop-metal projects since arriving in Japan, and it has been said that he hopes BABYBEARD
can bring together the best elements of all his previous work and give foreigners
better access to the colourful world of Japanese pop culture.
To help achieve this ambition,
the group's debut songs NIPPON KARA KONNICHIWA
were written by Takashi Asano
and Natsumi Tadano
, the songwriters behind the 2015 hit Nippon Manju
The songs are scheduled to hit streaming services on April 28th.
The group is said to be planning both domestic and global activities. Fans can follow BABYBEARD
and subscribe to their YouTube channel
tuned for more updates.