Now consisting of only two of the original three members, kawaii metal unit BABYMETAL
have announced that they will pause activities after October 10th this year.
An official statement was released on their official website
, using their usual dramatic phrasing:
"Together with all 10 episodes of METAL RESISTANCE
coming to a close, the 10-year legend will be sealed from the world.
Until that seal is broken, BABYMETAL
will disappear from our sight.
Time is running out.
There is no eternity in God’s descent."
The girls kicked off their anniversary celebrations in October 2020 with, among other things, the release of a book and in December their greatest hits album 10 BABYMETAL YEARS
. After that, as part of a special tour called 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN
, they held 10 shows in total at Nippon Budokan
, finishing the last of them in April this year.
have released a timetable
detailing some of their activities until the "seal" will take effect. According to that guide, fans still have some more special events to look forward to that have not been revealed yet. The release of a
Blu-ray, DVD and live album with recordings of the final show from the 10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN
tour has already been announced for September 29th.