Babymetal Usher in a New Era with "Distortion"

Watch the video for the Japanese band's new single now
Babymetal Usher in a New Era with 'Distortion'
Babymetal have emerged out of nowhere with the new single "Distortion," which has arrived complete with a new video.

The song comes as the Japanese pop-metal hybridists kick off a U.S. tour. It also comes as Babymetal usher in what they are calling a "new era" for the band.

Here's how a press release describes "Distortion":

On April 1, known as "Fox Day", a new prophecy was revealed. The prophecy revealed that up until now we have only experienced the Light Side and there exists an unknown Dark Side, a legend of seven metal spirits The Chosen Seven. "Distortion" explores the unrevealed Dark Side, the Apocrypha, the legend of seven metal spirits in which power is distorted through time and space. The music video of this song presents this unknown side and marks the important beginning of a new legend.

Check out the video for "Distortion" down below Babymetal's upcoming tour dates.

As previously reported, Babymetal guitarist Mikio Fujioka passed away earlier this year at the age of 36.

Tour dates:

05/08 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
05/10 Austin, TX - ACL Live At The Moody Theater
05/11 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
05/13 Houston, TX - Revention Music Center
05/15 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
05/17 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
05/18 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
05/20 Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
06/01 Nurburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring
06/02 Nuremberg, Germany - Rock Im Park
06/04 Innsbruck, Austria - Music Hall
06/05 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Vredenburg
06/09 Donington, UK - Download