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Hail Can’t Stop Babymetal at Download Festival 2016 [VIDEO]

By Aaron Case | Jun 13, 2016 08:34 PM EDT
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Babymetal received a firsthand taste of British weather when their Download Festival set was delayed by torrents of rain and hail on Friday - but terrible conditions could not stop the trio of "Kawaii metal" practitioners from delivering a rousing performance.

The three Japanese teenagers - Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno, and Moa Kikuchi - danced all over the stage while singing a several of their songs including "Gimme Chocolate' and new songs such as "Karate" and "Road of Resistance."

The crowd formed multiple mosh pits and some fans even appeared in costumes that mimicked the band's Gothic Lolita fashion.

Nakamoto, the oldest member of the band, said that "although it was raining really hard, I was glad that there were so many people enjoying our set and being excited to see our show."

The band's crowd-pleasing performance at Donington Park comes just one day after Babymetal won the Best Live Band award at the Kerrang! Awards 2016.

Despite all the attention Babymetal has received, they are far from peaking. Upset Magazine reported that "while what they do deliver is brilliant, it still feels like they're holding back."

When the girls were not on stage during the festival, they took advantage of the opportunity to see some other famous acts. 

Nakamoto, whose stage name is Su-metal, said in an interview after the show, "I'm looking forward to see Rammstein's show and also Korn and All Time Low."

Babymetal will be taking the stage with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford next month at the AP Music Awards, but Su-metal would not reveal any details regarding their plans for the collaboration.

When asked for details, the 18-year-old invoked the name of the band's deity, saying, "Only the fox god knows. We're extremely excited for this performance."

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