Yui leaves Babymetal

2018-10-19 by DatsNotDaMetulz | 47 Comments
After a year absent from the band's touring commitments, Yui Mizuno (also known as Yuimetal) has today announced her departure from the band.

While Babymetal and its management had previously insisted that she was still a part of the group's plans, health concerns have led to Yui's decision to part ways with the group, although she has hinted at plans to embark on a solo career under her birth name.

While Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-metal) and Moa Kikuchi (Moametal) will now form the core of the new incarnation of Babymetal, which is set to debut in Japan late this month, it is unknown if the group's management plans to replace Yui with new members or not.

Read statements from Babymetal and Yui here: https://www.loudersound.com/news/yuimetal-has-left-babymetal

In the meantime, the band have released a new track, entitled "Starlight", which is the last single to feature Yui as a member. Details of a new album, and whether or not it will feature Yui, have not been disclosed.



Tagged: BABYMETAL

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Trophycase
October 19th 2018
1122 Comments


(இ ‸ இ✿) no.... I am so sad ( ᵒ̴̶̷̥ ‸ ᵒ̴̶̷̣̥ ✿)

William21
October 19th 2018
331 Comments


Meh. Fans are freaking out a lot over this but I'm not too fazed. Suzuka has always been the true heart and soul of this band (besides the awesome backing instrumental band). Maybe it's just cause I never saw them live, but I don't see Yui or even Moa being as critical to Babymetal's existence as Suzuka.

Anyways, I definitely dig this song. Awesome guitar work.

dfevil085
October 19th 2018
1328 Comments


I'm sure Yui and Moa contributed a lot in terms of live performances, but I'm interested to see what they all do next.

Song is great.

Mabbitt
October 20th 2018
1682 Comments


I saw them live, Yui and Moa basically just danced. Tbh, I don't think those two even sang live, only Su. When she left the stage and let the other two take lead for Gj! they were lip synching over a track.

But anyways, Babymetal is still considered an idol group, right? This is what happens in idol groups - members leave. At least it's not one of the most integral members, like when Pour Lui left BiS earlier this year.

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Darius the Great
October 20th 2018
19428 Comments


oh no

platnum
October 20th 2018
915 Comments


Good, keep your metal out of my pop music

Thanks

Krvst
October 20th 2018
442 Comments


Who cares

auberginedreams
October 20th 2018
6191 Comments


Their new song is in double drop C# what the actual fuck

DatsNotDaMetulz
October 20th 2018
3782 Comments


It's thought it's a tribute to their guitarist who died last year.

RustCohle
October 20th 2018
242 Comments


who is Baby Metal?

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CugnoBrasso
October 20th 2018
418 Comments


What am I gonna do with my Yui branded underpants now?

ShadowNeko
October 20th 2018
187 Comments


Meh. I've never liked this souless tacky band.

Cryptkeeper
October 20th 2018
1891 Comments


I hope this band can die now

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MadKungFu
October 20th 2018
620 Comments


I never really had an opinion about this group, I'm sure as shit not a "metal purist" but "soulless" and "tacky" are def the best description

RikRoach7
October 20th 2018
3595 Comments


... And now the rest please.

Trophycase
October 20th 2018
1122 Comments


Damn, so many haters.

RikRoach7
October 20th 2018
3595 Comments


"Haters" bears the implication it is blind and/or unjustified, so no, not so many.

Asdfp277
October 20th 2018
19457 Comments


band rules, haters gonna hate

InFlamesWeThrash666
October 20th 2018
8627 Comments


huge loss

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Tyler.
October 20th 2018
15975 Comments


can i join babymetal now ?

Asdfp277
October 20th 2018
19457 Comments


i don't think u have the range

Tyler.
October 20th 2018
15975 Comments


excuse me..?

Asdfp277
October 20th 2018
19457 Comments


doesn't have the range

DinosaurJones
October 20th 2018
10015 Comments


Bummer.

Tyler.
October 20th 2018
15975 Comments


i respectfully disagree

Sevengill
October 20th 2018
8846 Comments


not Suzuka, don't really mind. best of luck on her solo career.

Asdfp277
October 20th 2018
19457 Comments


best of luck on her solo career [2]

ShadowNeko
October 20th 2018
187 Comments


Even Yuzukingdom beats this band's talent. LOL

DatBeefPudding
October 20th 2018
1909 Comments


who cares

DreamAgain
October 20th 2018
838 Comments


There's actually fans of this band unironically? lmao

Asdfp277
October 20th 2018
19457 Comments


[Copypastes DreamAgain's 5.0s]

Sevengill
October 20th 2018
8846 Comments


are you suggesting that the All-American Rejects and Hawthorne Heights don't each have five classic albums?

Asdfp277
October 20th 2018
19457 Comments


i would never

TundraL5Z
October 20th 2018
2178 Comments


FeelsBadMan

ProtestTheLegacy
October 20th 2018
51 Comments


"Their new song is in double drop C# what the actual fuck"

Instrumentals sound like After the Burial discovered Fractalize. You can almost hear the strings wobble. And death growls? Wtf? So jarring with all the kiddie vox in major. Nothing about this group makes sense.

As for Yui leaving, doesn't matter much. This group is basically Suzuka, two backup dancers, and and some really solid session musicians getting paid to mess around.

Mabbitt
October 20th 2018
1682 Comments


Not saying my tastes are perfect, but how can somebody give Hawthorne Heights and Breaking Benjamin a ton of 5/5 ratings but trash Babymetal?

Asdfp277
October 21st 2018
19457 Comments


lack of self awareness

DatsNotDaMetulz
October 21st 2018
3782 Comments


If they don't replace Yui then I'm guessing Moa will get a more prominent role in the band. Do wonder if maybe doing the higher pitched "kawaii" vocals may have been the main problem for Yui though. Because Rei Kuromiya left Ladybaby last year due to the pressure on her voice, and since shifted focus to her own more legit J-rock band BRATS, where she sings in a much more natural range.

Sevengill
October 21st 2018
8846 Comments


can Suzuka just go solo with the Kami band already

Flugmorph
October 21st 2018
20465 Comments


atrocious single

news are unfortunate but were forseeable


NonApplicable
October 21st 2018
2666 Comments


The best thing since they released Karate. I'm surprised by how heavy and modern the instrumentation is. This band are something special.

auberginedreams
October 21st 2018
6191 Comments


It only sounds modern because it’s played in an asinine tuning and saturated in effects until it sounds like a Skrillex song.

DatsNotDaMetulz
October 22nd 2018
3782 Comments


Will wait to see what Yui's solo stuff sounds like before I'm able to judge, but this is why I brought up Rei. Listen to her vocals in Ladybaby and then in BRATS. There's a marked difference, which I think is what causes a lot of idol singers to leave at a young age if they're not already forced out:

Ladybaby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rsktmz1DZI
BRATS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntJditD8hpQ

Asdfp277
October 22nd 2018
19457 Comments


it's crazy expecting someone to sing that high lol

Meridiu5
October 22nd 2018
1243 Comments


she deserved it

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jpaulwegenast
November 2nd 2018
41 Comments


Ahhh, so this is what Protest the Hero and Periphery are doing nowadays.

Asdfp277
November 2nd 2018
19457 Comments


they wish



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