Put your kitsune up!

At this point, BABYMETAL doesn’t need much in the way of introduction. If you read RocketNews24 regularly, you’ll probably be familiar with the group and their music. Needless to say, we’re big fans, and we have a feeling quite a few of our readers are as well! So, we know just how you’ve felt waiting for new music from our favorite kawaii metal group.

Well, your wait is over! “Karate” just debuted on BBC Radio 1 and was uploaded to YouTube as an audio-only track. You can listen to it below, and we’ll get out of the way and let you listen now, though you may find that the video is blocked in your location. If so, use the DailyMotion video and skip to around 2:15.

▼ If the YouTube video doesn’t work, try this one and skip to around 2:15.

The new song was also released on iTunes, and it shot straight to the top of the charts, as you can see below.

The song is also available in Japan in iTunes (even if it’s not available on YouTube). It probably goes without saying, but the new single topped the charts here as well!

The full album, titled Metal Resistance, will be released April 1 along with the start of a worldwide tour. You can pre-order the full album now on iTunes (Japan) or Amazon (UK) or buy “Karate” on iTunes (Japan) or Amazon (US) or you localized iTunes store.

Sources: Facebook/BABYMETAL, YouTube/BABYMETALVEVO (h/t NoCleanSinging)
Featured image: Facebook/BABYMETAL