Babymetal have announced a new collaboration with Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello entitled ‘METALI!!!’.
The track is the first new song for the newborn group, which now consists of Su-Miotal, Moametal, and Momometal. According to a press release, the track is very upbeat and was created with the idea of having a summer festival in a metal town where everyone forms a circle to celebrate the festival.
Speaking on the subject, Morello shared: “I am a big fan of Babymetal, a band that is both power rock and always surprising with a dizzying musical twist. I want to work with them for a while and when they sent me the demo for ‘METALI!!!’ I knew I could rock that shit like crazy.”
METALI” is due out on August 18. The track follows Babymetal’s collaboration with rapper Lil Uzi Vert titled “The End.”
The group previously announced that they will be embarking on a UK tour next November.
The group will play two headline concerts at London’s Roundhouse, before performing at The Civic at The Halls in Wolverhampton. Fans can buy and sell concert tickets on the viagogo global marketplace here.
These shows will be the first time the band’s new orchestra will be on stage in the UK. Earlier this year, Babymetal inducted former Girls Planet 999 contestant Momoko Okazaki into the group following the departure of original member Yuimetal -real name Yui Mizuno- in 2018.
Okazaki has been a member of three supporting dancers, known as the Avengers, since 2019 and has adopted the stage name Momometal as part of the “Babymetal reborn”.
Babymetal will also be performing at this year’s Louder Than Life festival, which will take place in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky Exposition Center’s Highland Festival Grounds from September 21-24.
Foo Fighters, Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold will headline the festival. Weezer, Queens Of the Stone Age and Limp Bizkit will also be present, among others.