Babymetal Signs With Sony -- Get The Details on Their Album's U.S. Release

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Moa Kikuchi, Suzuka Nakamoto and Yui Mizuno perform with Babymetal on Day 1 of the Heavy Montreal Festival on Aug. 9, 2014 in Montreal, Canada.

Babymetal -- the teenaged J-pop-meets-metal trio that topped Billboard's World Albums chart -- has signed with Sony, with plans for taking on America and beyond. 

The Japanese band broke the news on its official website, announcing that its self-titled debut album will be released June 16 in the United States via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment. The long-player first dropped Feb. 24, 2014, in Japan, but the U.S. edition comes with two additional bonus tracks.

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The trio describes itself as "kawaii" (meaning "cute") metal. Their official Facebook page details each member's respective role quite accurately -- Su-Metal handles "vocal, dance," while Yuimetal and Moametal both take on "scream, dance." They opened dates on Lady Gaga's Artpop tour and their first New York show was a huge hit. You really just have to see it for yourself:

Their Kobametal-produced album will also see a 2015 European release, via earMUSIC. It will come out May 29 in Germany, Sweden, Finland, and Spain, on June 1 in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark, and on June 2 in Italy. 

And Babymetal isn't the first buzzworthy young metal act Sony has given a contract to lately. Back in July 2014, Sony signed Unlocking the Truth to a five-album deal that could land them $1.8 million if certain sales figures are met. However, the Unlocking the Truth announced last month that it was looking to leave Sony.