BABYMETAL to support Guns n’ Roses

They treated us to their support announcement for The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and now BABYMETAL have revealed they are supporting rock legends Guns n’ Roses on their Japan tour.

This fantastic line-up will hit four cities in Japan in January 2017.

SU-METAL said:”I am really happy that we’ve been confirmed as support on the upcoming Guns N’ Roses tour. And it’s happening in Japan!!  We’re going to create a live performance that shows how wonderful Japan is together with everyone in the audience on that tour.”

These Japanese dates are an extension of Guns N’ Roses current Not In This Lifetime… tour which features original members Slash and Duff McKagan with singer Axl Rose for the first time since 1993.

The sold out Red Hot Chili Peppers UK tour kicks off next Monday at London’s O2 Arena. Check out all the dates below.

Monday 5 December           London The O2
Tuesday 6 December          London The O2
Thursday 8 December        Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 10 December       Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 11 December         Birmingham Genting Arena
Wednesday 14 December    Manchester Arena
Thursday 15 December        Manchester Arena
Sunday 18 December           London The O2

LIVE REVIEW: Coldrain at The Thekla

Bristol houses a number of genuinely unique venues, and The Thekla stands as one of the most intriguing of venues. Being a boat, it adds a certain novelty to the shows, but Counting Days are not about novelty. Instead, they seem to favour riffs and seething aggression instead, and it works a charm. Seeing this newer collective grow and improve with every passing gig is testament to the group themselves, and are indeed progressed leaps and bounds since their inception. Being the heaviest band on the line up tonight means the crowd are a little stagnant and unresponsive until the final two songs, Die Alone and Sands of Time, finally see some movement from the crowd. The confidence the band a now playing with and the genuine strength of material from their debut would allude to Counting Days quickly becoming Britain’s premiere hardcore outfit by the time their next record drops. 8/10

Following on are america’s Wage War, who start with gusto. They’re heavy and remain in locked rythms to delivery a mechanical beatdown, but once you realise that the band rely far to heavily on breakdowns the show becomes tedious very quickly. Starting with such promise as well, it’s disappointing to see the band go downhill so quickly, as the energy disappears and the band plough on with their predictable schtick. When either of their two guitarists stray away from the belligerent chugging then glimpses of greatness can be seen, but mostly it’s just a band who are as cookie cutter as they come. 4/10

Coldrain have seen a genuine increase in fanbase over their career span here in the UK. Last time they played Bristol they saw a mere 20 attendees but this time their audience sees over 100 people present and all of them are here for one reason. The Japanese sensations walk on after a particularly epic introductory track and immediately set the energy alight as their set goes at a steady 100mph for the next hour. Despite the numbers not being that impressive, seeing a band legitimate grow over multiple visits to the UK is lovely to see and these guys deserve it. Pretty Little Liar, Gone and You Lie are all massive and are received with open arms from the baiting crowd. Confidence oozes from them and by the time they end their set, the immediate need to listen to more creeps in. This is Japan’s answer to bands like Of Mice and Men and you know what, they might just be better. 9/10