Babymetal Announce New Album 'Metal Galaxy'

Hear the newly shared track "PA PA YA!!"
Babymetal Announce New Album 'Metal Galaxy'
Japanese pop-metal hybrids Babymetal have announced they will return with a new album. Marking the group's third full-length release, Metal Galaxy will arrive on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel/Cooking Vinyl Records.

The album marks the follow-up to 2016's Metal Resistance, and it will presumably feature the string of Babymetal tracks released over the last few months. These include "Starlight," "Distortion," "Elevator Girl" and "PA PA YA!!" — the latter of which just arrived yesterday (June 27). Stream all those tracks below.

According to a press release, the album "is about an odyssey the band must take to the Metal Galaxy, a trajectory thrust upon them by the Fox God sending the band on a darker path. Each song brings them closer to their desired destination."

Up above, you can check out the out-of-this-world cover to Metal Galaxy.

Babymetal recently announced their first full-scale U.S. headlining tour, and you can see all their upcoming dates at the bottom of the page. So far, though, there are no Canadian dates scheduled.

Tour dates:

09/04 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

09/06 Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy

09/08 Washington, DC - The Anthem

09/11 Boston, MA - House of Blues

09/13 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore

09/15 New York, NY - Terminal 5

09/18 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit

09/20 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom

09/21 Saint Paul, MN - Myth Live Event Center

09/23 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater

09/24 Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom

09/27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

09/28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Union Event Center

09/30 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues

10/01 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater

10/04 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

10/11 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

10/13 Sacramento, CA - Aftershock

10/15 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater

10/16 Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre