If you haven’t learned the name Earthists., this is a band you’ll want to get to know. They’ve been consistently playing shows in Japan and catching the attention of big name international touring acts. The band stands out with their combination of meaningful lyrics, incredible stage presence and musicianship. These elements are showcased in the new live video for “Dreamscape”.
Despite the language barriers, one might think there’s a loss in translation, however the lyrics really do explain who the band is and what’s important to them as they sing, ‘We live on this planet, Forever will we. Don’t destroy the only place to stay, There cannot be us anymore once it’s broken’. When Tragic Hero Records discussed the lyrics with Earthists, the band explained the concept of, “What is done cannot be undone.”
Pretending not to see destruction of the earth needs to be changed, and Earthists strongly emphasizes how we, ourselves, should be that change. Additionally, the lyrics describe the idea that, “We have no choice where we are born.” However, we can truly start to live our lives once we choose exactly how we want to live them.
The Japanese Nature-Core powerhouse Earthists. formed in January 2015 in Tokyo. Musically comprised of technical guitar work, a groove-driven rhythm section, emotional singing and jazzy piano, Earthists. offers a unique interpretation on the flowering progressive metal-core scene. Now a part of the ever growing Tragic Hero Records roster, Earthists. looks to take their place among musical contemporaries such as ERRA, Intervals, Northlane and more.
Earthists. will release their debut record, “Dreamscape” in March of 2017. The band challenged themselves to create an album that transcends genres and to write lyrics that are meaningful. Guitarist Yuta Tanaka explains, “Dreamscape has variety of genres of music from a post rock song to metalcore songs. With this record, we wanted to create something new while incorporating technical riffage, jazzy piano sounds and grooves. Lyrically, we showcased struggling with loneliness and importance to live strongly.”