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Band-Maid: 'New Beginning' Ready to Thrash

J-Pop Band-Maid

Don't be distracted by the maid outfits: these girls are here to shred. After building a frothing online fan-base with guitar-heavy tracks like "Thrill" and "Real Existence" (or how about "Don't Let Me Down" above), Band-Maid are finally releasing their nine-track full album, New Beginning.

JRock247's David Cirone has the skinny on whether or not the rest of the album lives up to the girls' crushing YouTube introduction. Here's a hint: he calls them "the hottest young girls metal band from Japan."

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