Well, BABYMETAL fans finally got a response from somebody associated with the group even if it’s not Amuse. American reps from 5B Management say that Yui-Metal has not left the group and that her absence has to do with a concept or something.
A spokesperson from the American mangement company representing BABYMETAL has confirmed Yuimetal remains a member of the Japanese pop/metal alloy act. The statement stems from the fan response to Yuimetal’s absence from the first two dates of the band’s current U.S. tour. When asked specifically about her absence from this tour, a representative from 5B Management confirmed that “Yuimetal remains a member of the band, but she is not on this current U.S. tour. There is a new narrative for the future of the band which is currently evolving. The storyline has changed. This was the basis of the ‘Metal Resistance Episode 7: The Revelation’ video.” The representative went on to explain that the seven hooded figures in the bombastic clip represent a new era for the band, with the addition of new characters. “The who, when, where, and how of The Chosen Seven will be presented as the concept unfolds.”
Still entirely shady as fuck to pretend that whatever the lore reveals were sufficed as an announcement that members might randomly be missing on tour, but it’s … I mean it’s a response.