Live: Legend 1999 & 1997 Apocalypse

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Live: Legend 1999 & 1997 Apocalypse
Babymetal Live Legend 1999 & 1997 Apocalypse album cover.jpg
Video by
ReleasedOctober 29, 2014 (2014-10-29)
RecordedJune 30, 2013 (Legend "1999")
December 21, 2013 (Legend "1997")
VenueNHK Hall (Legend "1999")
Makuhari Messe (Legend "1997")
Genre
Length75:28 (Legend "1999")
82:24 (Legend "1997")
Label
DirectorInni Vision
ProducerKobametal
Babymetal video chronology
Live: Legend I, D, Z Apocalypse
(2013)
Live: Legend 1999 & 1997 Apocalypse
(2014)
Live at Budokan: Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse
(2015)

Live: Legend 1999 & 1997 Apocalypse (stylized as LIVE~LEGEND 1999&1997 APOCALYPSE) is the second live video release by the Japanese heavy metal band Babymetal. The album contains live footage of two shows, entitled Legend "1999" and Legend "1997" (named after birth years of the members of Babymetal), performed in Japan in 2013. It was released in 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray formats on October 29, 2014.

Background[edit]

On February 2, 2013, Babymetal announced a show at NHK Hall on June 30, 2013,[1] with tickets reportedly sold out almost immediately,[2] on March 15, 2013.[3] After the show, the band announced the show Legend "1997" set for December 21, 2013 at Makuhari Messe.[4] About 8,000 people were present in the crowd for Legend "1997".[5]

Live: Legend 1999 & 1997 Apocalypse was first announced on August 16, 2014,[6] with an official trailer released on September 11, 2014.[7] The video was released on October 29, 2014,[8] containing the two concerts, Legend "1999" Yuimetal & Moametal Seitansai, and Legend "1997" Su-metal Seitansai, and were released in standard DVD and Blu-ray editions, and "Babymetal Apocalypse Web" fanclub exclusive "Babymetal Apocalypse Limited Box" editions additionally containing merchandise such as commemorative T-shirts and messages from the three members.[9]

To commemorate the release, a digest of the shows was regularly broadcast by Yunika Vision onto Tokyo Station and Seibu-Shinjuku Station from October 23, 2014 to November 2, 2014.[10] Customers who purchased the album at Tower Records stores could receive merchandise, such as a collaborative poster for No Music, No Idol?, volume 70,[11][12] which had been announced prior on October 20, 2014.[13][14] A promotion including a calendar card was also made available with a purchase;[15] this was limited to the Tower Records store in Shinjuku. [16]

Content[edit]

The concert was performed on June 30, 2013, in between the 14th birthdays of Mizuno and Kikuchi. 3,600 attended the show at NHK Hall. Notably, Mizuno and Kikuchi cover the Petitmoni song "Chokotto Love" and Morning Musume song "Love Machine" (which were both released in 1999), respectively. The songs are subtitled Big Time Changes and From Hell With Love, respectively, and are named after albums released by heavy metal band Seikima-II. Additionally, Nakamoto debuts the power ballad "No Rain, No Rainbow", with Mizuno and Kikuchi later appearing to play the piano together; the song would later appear on the band's second album Metal Resistance.[17]

The concert Legend "1997" begins with "Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!" (Night of 15 mix), where Mizuno and Kikuchi begin on stage, while Nakamoto appears on a raised platform. The performance debuts the song "Gimme Chocolate!!", as well as an unfinished arrangement of "Akatsuki". In the encore, Mizuno and Kikuchi join as Black Santa Claus, performing "Onedari Daisakusen", and Nakamoto is ultimately crucified during the final song "Babymetal Death".[5]

Reception[edit]

Live: Legend 1999 & 1997 Apocalypse debuted on the Oricon daily DVD and Blu-ray charts, both at number four, on October 29, 2014,[18][19] and peaked at number eight and four on the Oricon weekly DVD and Blu-ray charts, respectively, on the week of November 10, 2014. This also marked the band's debut on the weekly DVD chart.[20][21] The video also peaked at number six and three, respectively in the music video sub-charts the same week.[22][23]

Track listing[edit]

Legend "1999" Yuimetal & Moametal Seitansai, 6/30/2013 at NHK Hall (Legend "1999" Yuimetal & Moametal 聖誕祭 2013/6/30 at NHKホール)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Babymetal Death"Kitsune of Metal God6:01
2."Iine!" (いいね!)
  • Nakata Caos
  • Mish-Mosh
4:16
3."Kimi to Anime Ga Mitai – Answer for Animation With You" (君とアニメが見たい 〜Answer for Animation With You)Kiba of Akiba4:08
4."Uki Uki ★ Midnight" (ウ・キ・ウ・キ★ミッドナイト)
  • Ryu-metal
  • Fuji-metal
  • Nakata Caos
  • Team-K
3:35
5."Chokotto Love" (Big Time Changes ver.) (ちょこっとLOVE -BIG TIME CHANGES ver.-) (Petitmoni cover)Tsunku4:04
6."Love Machine" (From Hell With Love ver.) (LOVE マシーン -FROM HELL WITH LOVE ver.-) (Morning Musume cover)Tsunku3:31
7."Onedari Daisakusen" (おねだり大作戦)
  • Nakata Caos
  • Ryu-metal
  • Fuji-metal
  • Team-K
5:55
8."No Rain, No Rainbow"
  • Yoshifu-metal
  • Mk-metal
  • Nakametal
6:34
9."Catch Me If You Can"
  • Edometal
  • Narasaki
4:30
10."Doki Doki ☆ Morning" (ド・キ・ド・キ☆モーニング)
  • Nakametal
  • Norizō
  • Motonari Murakawa
3:50
11."Megitsune" (メギツネ)
  • Mk-metal
  • Norimetal
4:26
12."Ijime, Dame, Zettai" (イジメ、ダメ、ゼッタイ)
8:04
13."Akatsuki" (紅月 -アカツキ-) (encore)
  • Nakametal
  • Tsubometal
7:27
14."Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!" (ヘドバンギャー!!) (encore)
  • Edometal
  • Nakametal
  • Narasaki
8:52
Total length:75:28
Legend "1997" Su-metal Seitansai, 12/21/2013 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall (Legend "1997" Su-Metal 聖誕祭 2013/12/21 at 幕張メッセイベントホール)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!" (Night of 15 Mix) (ヘドバンギャー!! -Night of 15 mix-)
  • Edometal
  • Nakametal
  • Narasaki
9:52
2."Doki Doki ☆ Morning" (ド・キ・ド・キ☆モーニング)
  • Nakametal
  • Norizō
  • Murakawa
3:50
3."Iine!" (いいね!)
  • Nakata Caos
  • Mish-Mosh
4:13
4."Tamashii no Refrain" (魂のルフラン, "Soul's Refrain") (Yoko Takahashi cover)
  • Neko Oikawa
  • Toshiyuki Ōmori
6:30
5."Uki Uki ★ Midnight" (ウ・キ・ウ・キ★ミッドナイト)
  • Ryu-metal
  • Fuji-metal
  • Nakata Caos
  • Team-K
3:30
6."Gimme Chocolate!!" (ギミチョコ!!)
5:22
7."Kimi to Anime Ga Mitai – Answer for Animation With You" (君とアニメが見たい 〜Answer for Animation With You)Kiba of Akiba3:58
8."Megitsune" (メギツネ)
  • Mk-metal
  • Norimetal
4:23
9."Ijime, Dame, Zettai" (イジメ、ダメ、ゼッタイ)
  • Nakametal
  • Tsubometal
  • Kxbxmetal
  • Takemetal
7:46
10."Onedari Daisakusen" (おねだり大作戦) (encore)
  • Nakata Caos
  • Ryu-metal
  • Fuji-metal
  • Team-K
5:06
11."Catch Me If You Can" (encore)
  • Edometal
  • Narasaki
5:36
12."Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!" (ヘドバンギャー!!) (encore)
  • Edometal
  • Nakametal
  • Narasaki
6:29
13."Akatsuki" (Unfinished ver.) (紅月 -アカツキ- (Unfinished ver.)) (encore)
  • Nakametal
  • Tsubometal
5:03
14."Babymetal Death" (encore)Kitsune of Metal God10:29
Total length:82:24

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Live: Legend 1999 & 1997 Apocalypse booklet.[24]

  • Su-metal (Suzuka Nakamoto) – lead and background vocals, dance
  • Yuimetal (Yui Mizuno) – lead and background vocals (credited as "scream"), dance
  • Moametal (Moa Kikuchi) – lead and background vocals (credited as "scream"), dance

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Japanese DVD (Oricon)[20] 8
Japanese Music DVD (Oricon)[22] 6
Japanese Blu-ray (Oricon)[21] 4
Japanese Music Blu-ray (Oricon)[23] 3

Daily charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Japanese DVD (Oricon)[18] 4
Japanese Blu-ray (Oricon)[19] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Edition(s) Catalog Ref.
Japan October 29, 2014 (2014-10-29)
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • BMD Fox Records
  • Toy's Factory
  • Amuse, Inc.
Standard video TFBQ-18153
TFXQ-78116
[8]
"Babymetal Apocalypse Limited Box" set PPTF-1014
PPTF-7002
[9]

References[edit]

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