Fans were getting ready to unleash their inner metal spirit as they welcome the sensational BabyMetal to the stage at the MGM Ballroom, Fenway, Boston! Let’s rock on!”
First band of the evening was American guitarist Jason Richardson. He is currently working as a solo artist and as an offical member of All That Remains. He released his first debut album in 2016. Between 2018- 2022 he released four singles “Tendinitis” “Upside Down (Featuring Tim Henson of Polyphia)”, “Ishimura” and “p00mbachu”
Before hitting the stage, playing in the background speakers was the King of The Hill theme song “Yahoos and Triangles. Once on stage he opened his performance with “Tendinitis” He continued with “Ishimura” “Sparrow,” and Titan. The fans were excited and were cheering for the band.
They rounded out their set with “Upside Down” and “Hos Down.”
The next band up for the evening was fictional melodic death metal band featured in the Adult Swim animated television series Metalocalypse, known for its satirical or parodic lyrical themes Dethklok. In the Metalocalypse series, Dethklok is depicted as the world’s most popular and successful death metal band.
The real band members consist of Brandon Small on lead vocals and guitar, Gene Hoglan on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and backup vocals, Pete Griffin on bass, Nilli Brosh on guitar.
Before their main part of the show there was a VIP Soundcheck. These featured the songs, “Mermaider,” “Thunderhorse,”and “Castratikron.”
Now was the main show. They opened with “Deththeme” “Briefcase Full of Guts,” “Birthday Dethday.” The fans were on their feet screaming and cheering.
In the background playing behind them were scenes from the Metalocalypse series where the band was playing during the series. It depicted parts of the TV series on the big screen. The fans were enjoying watching clips from the Tv Show being portrayed as they listened to the band play live. They continued their long set more songs that were a mix of their old stuff and some of their newer stuff.
The fans were on their feet jumping, screaming, singing and raising their hands in the air to let the band know they were still with them and were having a great time.
They rounded out their set with “Fansong,” SOS,” and “Go Into The Water.”
This was a great show that if you have a chance to see you need to see.
The final band of the evening was a Japanese kawaii metal Babymetal. The band consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as “Su-metal”, Moa Kikuchi as “Moametal” and Momoko Okazaki as “Momometal”. Their vocals are backed by heavy metal instrumentation, performed by a group of session musicians known as the “Kami Band” at performances.
They released a concept album The Other One in March 2023. They released “Mirror Mirrow,” a single off their new album along with a music video also in March 2023. On April 1, 2023, during Babymetal’s performance at Pia Arena MM in Kanagawa, Okazaki was officially announced as the new member of a “reborn Babymetal”, adopting the stage name Momometal. The band defines its style as a new genre called “kawaii metal” (“kawaii” meaning “cute”) and clarifies that it is “a mix of J-pop idol and heavy metal”.
They opened their set with “Baby Metal Death” and “Gimme Some Chocolate.” The fans were screaming and jumping and were out of their seats trying to get a glimpse of the band. They brought tons of energy to the stage and put on a theatrical peformance. There was a lot of movement, dancing and props on stage to help the band portray their style of music.
They continued their set with “BxMxC, “Believing,” “Monochrome.” The fans were loving every minute of what they were witnessing. If you have not seen or heard them before you need to see them. They put on an amazing performance filled with props, lights, energy, and charism. They are unique in their style. They are a group of talented artists that protray their art in a way that is entertaining and enjoyable.
They ended their set with “Megitsune,” Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!”and “Road of Resitance.” The fans cheered and screamed as they wanted more and wanted them to sing more songs. The band walked off stage and the fans cheered.