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Chthonic Announce Release of New Album, “Battlefields of Asura”

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM (PST)

CHTHONIC, the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album, Battlefields of Asura, on October 10, the first new music since  2013’s full-length album, “Butik”.

Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC has hit the road touring over forty countries with hundreds of concerts and festivals. CHTHONIC has become the most visible Taiwanese metal band with international publicity.  In the past five years, all five members of CHTHONIC have turned a new page in their lives respectively.  The frontman of band formed a new political party but also got elected into the Parliament while the others established their families. Nevertheless, they have not forgot the promise to release new material to the fans.  This year, CHTHONIC has Randy Blythe, frontman of Grammy-nominated metal band Lamb of God, and Denise Ho, iconic freedom fighter and singer from Hong Kong collaborating with the creation of the album and appearing in the preview of title track which has raised huge resonance in the music circle.

To tease the album, a secretive promotion plan saw the debut track in new album, “Millennia’s Faith Undone”, remixed and published by five new bands and artists with their own distinctive styles– Elephant Gym, Hom Shenhao, Unfamiliar Friends Party, Bison Country, and Angry Youth, which raised the speculation and attention among fans and people in music industry about the song and the series of remixes.  Listen HERE. The speculation even hinted the possibility of renaissance of lyrics in Taiwanese.  Days ago, Denise Ho, the iconic Hong Kong singer, published her version of “Millennia’s Faith Undone”, as her first Taiwanese song mixed with the voice of Freddy Lim, the frontman of CHTHONIC, throughout the song, which has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong.  As the talks about the relations between the song and CHTHONIC continues, the answer finally reveals today that the 60-second preview of the original version of “Millenia’s Faith Undone”  can be heard below and the full version will be out on September 4.

According to CHTHONIC, the new album Battlefields of Asura depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity.  The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom.  Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realize that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums.  This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.  When asked why the band names the new album “Battlefields of Asura”, Doris, the spokesperson of CHTHONIC, states, “This album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s.”

Pre-orders on CD & Vinyl are available now! The album marks the first vinyl released by CHTHONICsince its formation.  Pre-order of album box set is also available in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong  which includes the album, T-shirt and caps, thematic candle glass, rosary plus 7″ vinyl collaboration single of CHTHONIC and Denise Ho.

Get yours now at: – North America  – Europe

The exclusive box set is also available at:
Howling Bull(Japan):
Ciongzo(Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore):

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Turisas and Korpiklaani to co-headline Paganfest America Part V

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 3:33 PM (PST)

PaganFest America V

The Finns are invading America this spring! Finnish metallers Turisas and Korpiklaani are co-headlining Paganfest America Part V!

Chthonic, Varg and Winterhymn will round out the line-up.

The tour will start in Springfield, Virginia on April 25 and will run 22 dates coming to a close in Worcester, Massachusetts at The Palladium.

Check out the full list of dates here.

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Chthonic premiere “Supreme Pain For The Tyrant”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 1:36 PM (PST)

CHTHONIC Taiwanese metallers Chthonic have premiered the video for their song “Supreme Pain For The Tyrant” via Revolver Magazine.

Bassist Doris Yeh had this to say of the video:

“It’s hard enough to write music, but it’s even more tiring to shoot a music video. But I have to say that a video tells a story very well, and CHTHONIC’s music is especially suitable for a music video, because it contains a strong sense of history. I learned a lot in shooting these three music videos; I would love to have the opportunity to work with more directors.”

Check out the video here.

The band’s latest album Bu-Tik will be released in North America digitally on June 18 and on CD on June 25 via SpineFarm Records.

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