Imari Tones – Jidai [Official Video]
Taken from the double album: Nabeshima | Sliptrick Records | 2021
Video filmed and edited by: Shinichi Ohara
Christian metal group Imari Tones have released a new official video taken from their recent double album Nabeshima. Here’s the bands statement that goes along with the video; “Shinryu, our drummer, is also a professional martial artist. In this video he appears as a Samurai who travels through deep woods, seeking strength and spiritual truth. (Ah, yes, Samurai with shades). He shows his sword moves as well as his drumming skills. The highlight of this movie is where Shinryu does his Karate training near a big waterfall, which is nothing but a spectacular sight.
The song Jidai has mysterious mood from ancient Japan. We like to call it a “Mysterious Ninja Progressive tune”. The lyrics is about the ephemeral nature of time. Changing nature of existence through time. Jidai means time, or era in Japanese (時代). We also meant Jidaigeki (時代劇) which is a word for old Samurai movies.
Jidai is not a Christian song. It’s more like a progressive song based on Japanese ancient spirit. Probably this song is standing on the line between Japanese Pagan Metal and Christian Rock. But that’s one of the themes we worked on Nabeshima album. The song has a unique character and rhythm structure and we hope you can feel the mystery and awesomeness.”
Imari Tones – Nabeshima
Nabeshima is a double album consisting of 24 songs. While people may be amazed at the volume, it certainly takes listeners to a mysterious journey through ancient Japan. Unknown fantasy world where Japanese traditional culture and Christianity meet. The songs are sung both in English and Japanese. 11 songs are sung in English while 11 songs are in Japanese. The other 2 tracks are instrumental. The musical style is very diverse. It has some of the heaviest songs from Imari Tones, as well as some of the most outlandish progressive songs. At the same time it has straightforward pop songs and beautiful ballads. Read more …here
Nabeshima (2 x LP) | July 6th, 2021 via Sliptrick Records
Imari Tones are:
Takahiro “Tone” Nakamine – Guitars/Vocals | Marie – Bass | Shinryu – Drums