At just 26 years-old, Kazuki Tokaji has already had a storied career. Best known as the guitarist for popular Alternative band Circle The Earth and Post-Metal Hardcore band DYLAN’N’ALICE, the talented guitarist has even shared the stage with superstar guitar virtuoso Steve Vai.
Based in LA and born in Japan, Kazuki Tokaji moved to the United States as an adolescent. That mix of Eastern and Western influences provides his sound a unique perspective. Since his solo professional recording debut in 2018, the guitarist has released a steady string of popular experimental Progressive Rock instrumentals.
“Interia” is the latest single from Kazuki Tokaji, released worldwide to all major streaming services on November 23, 2021. The track opens on an Industrial Bass playing a hard Metal groove. Soon the drums and guitar join in with an air-tight syncopated double-kick and power chord funk.
As the rhythm section heats things up, Kazuki Tokaji’s guitar takes center stage. Slow melodic leads gradually build to rhythmic riffing and then some insanely fast shredding. Stylistically the song features elements of Progressive, Melodic and Groove Metal. The track even takes a brief Vaporwave interlude in the bridge before getting back to the Rock. It’s a fun listen.
Check out the “Inertia” video below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Kazuki Tokaji. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this talented guitarist.