Is There a Metal Boom Among Women in Japan?

We can always count on Japan to come up with something that makes the rest of the world wonder if the country is eating too much fugu. But then there are those moments when it appears that the Japanese are really onto something.

Behold Aldious, an all-girl metal band at an event called the Visual Japan Summit. They’re leading what some in the domestic media are calling the “girls metal band boom.” In other words, it’s not just BABYMETAL anymore.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

One thought on “Is There a Metal Boom Among Women in Japan?

  • November 8, 2016 at 12:29 am

    That’s a lot of bull.
    Aldious and Cyntia has been around for donkey years with nary a ripple in the International Metal scene.
    All these talks of Girl-Metal “boom” only surfaced with the ascent of BABYMETAL in the West!
    Thereby, driving the “reverse-import” factor in Japan.
    Thereby driving the crazy number of BABYMETAL covers (just checkout YT).
    Thereby inspiring girls/women into Rock/Metal!


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