Babymetal release a ripping live video of “Distortion”

Performed at Download Festival earlier this year.

Babymetal have dropped a live video for their latest track, “Distortion,” taken from their performance at this year’s Download Festival. And from the clip, the tune looks ready to be the next fan favorite.

The Japanese kawaii metal group—led by Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal—unveiled their darker side on the track, which barrels ahead on blistering blast beats and ominous chants of “Give up, give up / Can’t stop the power.”

And as the Download footage shows, it goes off like a bomb live, particularly thanks to Su-metal’s magnetic stage presence. Their simple yet compelling choreography and battle-ready costumes don’t hurt, either.


Next month the band will release “Distortion” as a 12-inch single, with the live performance at Download as the B-side. Watch Babymetal play the song live and call for the mother of all circle pits in the video below:

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