babymetal, BABYMETAL Officially Announce New Third Member MOMOMETAL

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL have announced the addition of a new third member, Momoko Okazaki, who will go by the name of Momometal

Okazaki has already been a member of BABYMETAL’s trio of backup dancers (along with Kano Fujihira and Riho Sayashi), who are called “Avengers“, since 2019, following the departure of original member, Yuimetal, in October 2018.

The announcement that Momoko had been added to BABYMETAL‘s lineup was announced over the weekend during the group’s concert in Okazaki, Japan at the Pia Arena MM.

Momoko was once a member of SAKURA GAKUIN and participated in the South Korean reality TV show “Girls Planet 999” as a contestant. However, she soon left the series after the show’s first elimination round.

The band’s latest concept album “The Other One“, arrived on March 24.

BABYMETAL recently releasedThe Other One”’s fourth single, “Light And Darkness”, which you can check out below via it’s official music video which features live footage from their recent comeback performance called “Babymetal Returns – The Other One” from the band’s January 28-29 dates at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Chiba, Japan.

Last year BABYMETAL was “sealed” from the world after a successful 10-year journey. In April 2022, “The Other One” restoration project began to recover the BABYMETAL we never knew existed within a virtual world called the Metalverse. A total of 10 songs have been discovered within “The Other One” restoration project, with each song representing a unique theme based on 10 separate parallel worlds that they have discovered.

One of the discovered 10 parallel worlds is “Light And Darkness” and this fourth pre-release digital single centers around this theme. Because light exists, darkness also exists. And because darkness is present, there is also a world that shines. During the night when light and darkness intersect, what we seek after being poisoned with darkness awaits a world filled with strong love. As the door opens, is it hope or despair that awaits us? The song expresses the duality in everything, and the way things are perceived and interpreted differ depending on each person’s point of view.

Light And Darkness” follows previous singles “Metal Kingdom“, “Divine Attack – Shingeki –” and “Monochrome“.

The group are also set to return to performing live when they hit the road with SABATON and LORDI for a run of European dates in April and May.

“The Other One” track listing:

Metal Kingdom
Divine Attack – Shingeki –
Mirror Mirror
Time Wave
Light And Darkness
The Legend




babymetal, BABYMETAL Officially Announce New Third Member MOMOMETAL