Manager Explains Why Babymetal Are Metal

(TeamRock Radio) Babymetal founder and manager Kobametal says he understands the backlash against the band - and admits he'd have been a voice of dissent if they'd appeared 10 years earlier.

Kobametal got the trio - Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal - together and turned them from a pop idol group into a global phenomenon. But as a metalhead himself, he admits he wouldn't have been a fan if they hit the scene a decade ago.

He tells Metal Hammer magazine: "If Babymetal had appeared 10 years ago, I would have been one of those people bashing them for ruining metal. But the reason I wanted to create Babymetal is that out of all the genres of music, metal is the only one that's open to so many different types." Read more here.

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