Jan 21, 2011

Featured Artist interview : Imari Tones (E53)

About: Imari Tones from Yokohama

"Of the long list of factors that make ImariTones stand out from the world around them, it is their drive, their reach that tops it all. An unapologetically Christian heavy metal band out of Japan, Tak, Hassy, and Jake have a passion to reach beyond their culture to make the music they love, and to reach beyond their music to bring Jesus into their culture. While drawing comparisons to legends like Van Halen, Rush, and Stryper with their hybrid of old school metal/glam/Brit/70's prog rock, they are one of very few bands in the world that can claim true originality. How so? They are the first Christian heavy metal band ever to come out of Japan.
That ultimate goal, to see their native Japan embrace Christianity, is what they reach for most of all, even while their sights are set on the USA and the rest of the world. Some think they're a joke, or a contradiction, that Christianity, Japan, and heavy metal just don't belong together. Some think they're ahead of their time. But if you ask Tak, Hassy, and Jake, they'll say they're doing exactly what they love at exactly the right time, and they're never going to stop reaching for more."

1).How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
Spend my whole life to find the right way to use it

2).What was the craziest thing to happen in your life?
Marrying my wife

3).What kind of message is in your music? Why or for what reason do you write music?
Freedom of mind, Seeking the truth, and Being thankful to God

4).What would you do if the world was going to end in 3 hours?
Try to get a ticket for Jimi Hendrix concert in heaven

5).If you were a professional sportsman, what sport would you play?
Ping Pong

Listen to: Imari Tones - Love Is To Do Something No One Dares To Do

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