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.