Sunday, December 3, 2017

"Jesus Wind" 国内取扱店のご案内



日本発クリスチャンヘヴィメタルバンド、Imari Tones (伊万里音色)、
日本の歴史をテーマに、独特のキリスト教的な視点から描き出し、ヘヴィメタルサウンドで奏でたコンセプトアルバム "Jesus Wind"。

おかげさまでご好評をいただいています。

ささやかながら、海外でも80年代系のヘヴィメタル専門サイトとして名高いSleaze Roxxにも取り上げていただいております。
http://sleazeroxx.com/japanese-christian-metal-rockers-imari-tones-release-new-album-jesus-wind/


IndieGoGoでのクラウドファンディングを成功させて、ファンの皆様のご協力により制作することができました、この"Jesus Wind"のCD。
コンセプトアルバムということもあり、いまどきのインディーバンドのアルバムとしては珍しく、12ページのブックレットに歌詞と楽曲の解説を載せまして(英語ですが)、気合いの入った渾身のパッケージになっております。

ぜひ日本国内のヘヴィメタルファンの皆様にも、手にとって見て、聴いて、そして体験していだたきたい。
過去のヘヴィメタルのレジェンドたちに敬意を表し、また日本人の誇り、日本に生きる信仰者(キリスト教の信仰者、ならびに、ヘヴィメタルの信仰者)として、魂を込めて制作した一世一代の「預言書」です。

ヘヴィメタルのサウンドの中に込めた、本当の意味での「神話」、「宗教」、そして「霊」。それらの上に、日本人として民族の魂を込めて、ひとつひとつのギターソロを、リフを、サウンドを、歌い上げ、奏でたつもりです。

我々イマリトーンズは、どちらかというと常に、ポップで幅の広いタイプのメタル、ハードロックを演奏してきましたが、今回の"Jesus Wind"に関しては、初めて本当の意味で、ストレートなヘヴィメタルに徹した内容になっています。
そして、その価値はあったと信じています。

そしてそのCDですが、現在以下の販売店にて入手可能です。

disk UNION
http://diskunion.net/metal/ct/detail/HMHR171128-203

S.A.MUSIC
https://www.metalpesado.com/mailorder/shop.cgi?order=&class=9&keyword=&FF=0&price_sort=&pic_only=&mode=p_wide&id=54129&superkey=1

Calling Records Store
http://callingrecordsjapa.wixsite.com/callingrecords/-shop


また海外にお住まいのファンの皆様には、以下から入手が可能です。

CDbaby (アメリカからの発送です)
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/imaritones3

Bandcamp (日本からの発送になります)
https://imaritones.bandcamp.com/album/jesus-wind


ぜひ、この日本のヘヴィメタル史上、画期的とも言えるアルバムをお手にとっていただき、「キリストの風」を体験してください。


3.Dec.2017
Tak Nakamine / Imari Tones

Jesus Wind CD available on CDbaby (and more)



Thank you very much for the great reactions for our new album "Jesus Wind"!!

With all your help, our project was successfully funded and we have made the CDs.
Naturally people have asked us this question many times.
"So where can I get the CD?"

Now we have set up our CDbaby page!!
It's a USA based service, so we believe it's a little faster, compared to shipping from Japan.

"Jesus Wind" on CDbaby
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/imaritones3


Of course it's available on Bandcamp, where you can buy directly from us.
https://imaritones.bandcamp.com/album/jesus-wind


If you reside in Japan, "Jesus Wind" CD is available on following stores, too.

Disk Union
http://diskunion.net/metal/ct/detail/HMHR171128-203

S.A.MUSIC
https://www.metalpesado.com/mailorder/shop.cgi?order=&class=9&keyword=&FF=0&price_sort=&pic_only=&mode=p_wide&id=54129&superkey=1


Thank you very much. Hope you feel the "Jesus Wind"!!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Jesus Wind is released!! Press Release!!



Our new album "Jesus Wind" is released!!
The concept album about Japanese Christian history, now available on major online music stores such as iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

Thanks to your support, our IndieGoGo campaign was successfully funded and we made the CDs. They are available on BandCamp!!




Here is our press release on Jesus Wind album!!!

Thank you very much!!!

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Tak Nakamine
Email: mail@imaritones.net
Date: November 16, 2017

Title: Japanese Christian Metal Band IMARI TONES releases new album “Jesus Wind”, a concept album about Japanese history

Yokohama, Japan - November 16, 2017 - Japanese Christian heavy metal band Imari Tones releases new album titled “Jesus Wind” to discover the unknown spiritual history of Japan


Japanese Christian rock band (virtually the only active Christian metal band in the Buddhist nation) Imari Tones has released their new album titled “Jesus Wind” on November 9th 2017. According to the band, “Jesus Wind” is a concept album about Japanese history from a Christian point of view. Imari Tones was formed as a band in 2004 and became a Christian rock band with current lineup (Tak, Hassy, Jake) in 2008. The band has toured both in Japan and USA, while recording many albums independently.

After releasing the former studio album “Revive the World” in 2015, Tak (guitars/vocals) was interested in Japanese history and came up with an idea for the album. He says, “We wondered if it’s possible to make a concept album. A concept album to focus on Japanese history from a Christian point of view. So many Japanese people think Christianity is Western/European religion. But we don’t necessarily think that way. In fact, essence of Christianity was carried to Japan in many ways. For example, if you read the book “Bushido” by Inazo Nitobe, you can see Bushido (Samurai's code) has so much in common with Christianity. Also it is widely known that Japanese Buddhism in medieval age was influenced by Christianity. “ After intense rehearsals and 5 months of recording work, Jesus Wind was finally finished.

The album consists of 3 parts: Past, Present and Future. This is because the band decided to write not only about the past, but also about the future, in order to convey the message of hope. The Present part gives the listener a feeling of tension and reality, through the songs about the ongoing events like Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant incident in 2011 and political turmoil in the current world. The future part has almost prophecy-like overtone, with spiritual utopian songs like “Revolution” and “New Jerusalem”.

Although playing in “Christian Metal” genre, Imari Tones is also known for its diverse music styles, often progressive with a similarity to Rush and Yes. But they focused more on straightforward heavy metal style on this album. As a result “Jesus Wind” is the heaviest and most intense heavy metal album Imari Tones has made so far. “Repent”, the lead single and the first music video from the album, is nothing short of a loud & clear statement as a Christian metal band from the East. It is not a coincidence that Tak quotes the Bible verse from Isaiah 42 in the song “Revolution”; Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise from the ends of the earth, You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, You coastlands and you inhabitants of them!

The album is available on iTunes and BandCamp, as well as on digital streaming outlets such as Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Music. Physical CDs are available on BandCamp, where you can buy directly from the band. 

Track List:

“Past”
1. Jee-You
2. Dying Prophet
3. God’s People
4. Saints Seeking Salvation
5. Bushido

“Present”
6. The War
7. The Peace
8. Remembrance
9. The Wave
10. When The Nation Falls

“Future”
11. This is How Freedom Dies
12. Repent
13. Don’t Stop Walking
14. Revolution
15. New Jerusalem

Imari Tones website:
http://www.imaritones.net/

Imari Tones Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/imaritones

Imari Tones Twitter:
http://twitter.com/imaritones

Imari Tones YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/imaritones










Thursday, November 9, 2017

Releasing "Jesus Wind" Now on BandCamp





Releasing new album "Jesus Wind"!!
Now it's on BandCamp!!

We will ship it internationally, just like we always did.
For the CDs, other than BandCamp we will set up CDbaby soon. (It will take some time though)

For digital stores and streaming services (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc), it will be available sometime next week. (Possibly this weekend, for some stores)

Meanwhile this is a THANKS message video from us.
We have already shipped the CDs to our backers on IndieGoGo.
Thank you very much. Without your help we could not have made this album with a proper package.

This could the most important album we have ever made.
So be sure to check out!!




あるばむ"Jesus Wind"のリリース作業をしています。
とりあえずBandCampにのっけました。

iTunesSpotifyなどにもsubmitしたので、数日以内には上がるかと。
今回は久々にCDbabyもセットアップしようかと思っています。

僕らはインディーバンドだし、いまどきリリースなんて言っても、何をどこまでやったらリリースしたことになるのかよくわからない。
これが昔とかメジャーとかであれば、音楽業界の流通システムみたいのがあって、そのシステムにのっけることを指してリリースと呼んでたと思いますが、今を生きるインディーの我々としては、ぼんやり少しずつ世に放っていくことを気を長くして続けていくことがリリース。そういう意味では一生リリース作業です。

というわけで、先日のスタジオ練習の際にサンキュー動画を撮ってみました。
すごいカタカナ発音で間違えまくって英語をしゃべってます。本当にごめんなさい() でも、こんなにちゃんとしたCDが作れたので、皆さんには本当に感謝しています。IndieGoGobackしてくれた人々には既にCDもデジタルも発送を完了していますが、反響のメッセージとかコメントとか来ると本当に嬉しい。こういう気持ちの通じ合う感じが、インディで音楽やってる醍醐味かなと思います。いまだささやかな弱小バンドではありますが、喜びつつ歩みます。
感謝 in Christ. In Jesus name.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The CDs have arrived!!





Hello, this is Tak from Imari Tones.

Finally, the "Jesus Wind" CDs have arrived!!
They look great and sound great.
Everything is good.

It feels great to see this concept album in the complete form, with the nice package and artwork.

We say thank you very much.
With all your help, we could get this done and we are very happy.

Yesterday after the band rehearsal, we autographed those CDs.
For those people helped us on IndieGoGo, now we are going to ship them to you.
At the same time we will set up the digital downloads, too.

Again thank you very much.
We will try our best to present this album to the world, such as advertising, sending to media and stuff.

We appreciate if you help us spread the word.
Most of all, we hope you will like the album and the music.

Thank you and God bless you all!
Tak / Imari Tones (Japan)


Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Album Update: Ordered!!





Hi, this is Tak from Imari Tones.
Here is CD making update!!

Yesterday we finally have ordered the CD manufacturing to a credible factory in Japan.
It took us so long to design the 12-page-booklet with photos, lyrics and stories. (Phew, that was a tough work.) But we are very grateful because we are now able to make the CDs with the fancy booklet because of your help!!

I think it has turn out very well (at least at the point of seeing the sample PDF sent from the factory) and can't wait for the release.

If everything goes right, the CDs will arrive at our office on/around November 2nd. We will autograph them at our weekend rehearsal and I think we will be able to ship them in the 2nd week of November. (and it will take some more to arrive for international shippings.....)

We will set up the digital downloads around the same time.
Just like we said before, for the people who helped us on IndieGoGo, we will include the bonus download package, that is "Tak's teenage band song" and 2 unreleased songs from our past recordings.

Because "Jesus Wind" is a very important album for us, it took so long to release after the completion of recording (that was actually last year). We feel really blessed to be able to release it finally.

It's our pleasure to share the excitement with you all.
Hope you feel the "Jesus Wind", too;)

Thank you very much!
Tak / Imari Tones (Japan)


Thursday, September 28, 2017

We made it! "Jesus Wind" campaign now 100% Thank you for your support!



Yes we have made it!
I wanna say THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Now our "Jesus Wind" campaign has reached 100% goal!!

We would not have come this far without your support. Each of you.
So let me say thank YOU very much one more time.

Each of your support, very encouraging, thank you for believing in us. Thank you for believing in Christian rock. Thank you for believing in the power of music. Thank you for helping us spread God's Love in Japan and beyond. We will keep on rocking for Jesus.

Now I believe we can release "Jesus Wind" in a good manner. I mean, the CDs with lyrics and stories and all. When we recorded this album, we didn't know how to make a proper package to tell the story behind this concept album. Now we can do it with all your support. How great is that!
Can't wait to release the album and share all the music with you. It means so much to us.

This campaign ends on October 1st 11:59pm PDT.
We will start working on the release, manufacturing CDs, preparing downloads and other perks. 
We will post updates on IndieGoGo page and let you know about the progress. So stay tuned until we send out all the CDs and downloads.

Again thank you very much. This has been a very precious and encouraging experience for us.
God is great!
You people are awesome!

God bless you ALL!
Tak / Imari Tones (Japan)



日本の歴史をテーマにしたコンセプトアルバム"Jesus Wind"のクラウドファンディングキャンペーン、おかげさまで100%を達成することが出来ました!
本当にありがとうございます!!
レコーディングをした後も、このような背景やストーリーを持ったアルバムをリリースするにあたって、どのようなパッケージでリリースすればいいのか、ずっと悩んできましたが、これで、歌詞や楽曲の背景のストーリーなども添えたブックレットを付けて、良い形でCDを作ることができます。そして、様々な形で音楽を皆さんに聴いてもらうのが本当に楽しみです。
皆さんに感謝。神様に感謝。
信じてくれた人々に本当にありがとう!
リリースに向けてこれからまた忙しくなりますが、走っていきたいと思います!
サンキュージーザス!