Are you a fan of Japan’s BABYMETAL? Then you need to check out BAND-MAID

When most people think of the music that comes out of Japan, they might cite some of the country’s pop music known worldwide as J-pop. But the Japanese also really, really love their metal. Witness BAND-MAID, a five-member all-female group from Tokyo.

The band was formed when singer/guitarist Miku Kobato got tired of her gig in a Japanese maid cafe and decided she’s rather make a living shredding. But she kinda liked the uniform, so…

This rocks. HARD. (Via Walter)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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