02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
01:42 - Marcel Hubregtse BlackEssence is 100% right with his sludge comment. On average of every 20 albums I have to review each month at least 10 are sludge
Last month, we covered the story of Chthonic frontman Freddy Lim and his bid for a seat in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's national legislative body. The results from the January 16th general elections are in, and Lim's campaign was successful: in February, he will take office as a representative of the Wanhua and Zhongzheng districts of Taipei, Taiwan's capital city.
Taiwan's Chthonic lead vocalist Freddy Lim is traveling the road of music to parliament! And on December 26th, a Formosa Defenders outdoor concert will be held in place of a campaign rally. Beyond their musical impact, Chthonic has also focused their interests and strengths on social and political concerns both past and present within Taiwan. The band's lyrics have historically focused on accounts of the country's inhabitants fighting against repressive regimes in history in addition to their public displays of support for social movements and human rights activities, including last year's Sunflower Movement and this year's student protests against the Ministry Of Education's adjustments in high school curriculum guidelines.
Chthonic, the Taiwanese melodic black metal band, has released its acoustic version music video for "Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace", while officially releasing its acoustic album Timeless Sentence. The metal band's first attempt in unplugged folk music was joined by award-winning Japanese singer Chitome Hajime, who took the Taiwanese audience by surprise with her "East Asian island way of singing". You can give the song a listen down here.
Lamb Of God's frontman Randy Blythe is trying his hand at acting and it seems like the Taiwanese melodic black metallers Chthonic are also involved. In fact, they were the ones that invited Randy Blythe to work with them on this action movie. In a recent post on his Instagram, Blythe posted a picture of him and Chthonic's bassist Doris "Thunder Tears" Yeh at work on the set of the movie.
Chthonic, the Taiwanese melodic black metal band, has released another music video. This time it's for the "Next Republic" song from their latest album Bú-Tik which has been released this year. The video is directed by Alulu Kuo and you can enjoy it right now here.
Chthonic are not afraid of trying out epic things. The band has now confirmed an unplugged tour in their home country of Taiwan. Beginning in the latter half of October, Chthonic will have its first-ever acoustic concert tour at century-old Bú-tik palaces in Taoyuan, Taichung, and Tainan in line with the theme of the new album Bú-Tik. Below you can listen to a short clip of an acoustic version of the song "Set Fire To The Island".
Taiwanese melodic black metallers Chthonic have premiered another video off their latest album Bú-Tik released this year. The new video for "Set Fire To The Island" directed by Hoiji Huang and Alulu Kuo features live footage from last year's Mass Battle concert in Taiwan and serves as a teaser for their pending Next Republic Asia Tour 2013. Enjoy!
Chthonic have released a new video showcasing their new song "Sail Into The Sunset's Fire" from the new album Bú-Tik. So, you can listen to a new song and watch another new video. Enjoy! The video was once again directed by Lin Chun.
After releasing the new song "Next Republic", melodic black metallers Chthonic have now premiered a brand new video for the song "Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace", which sounds pretty epic in perspective. You can check it out for yourself below and tell us what you think about this video.
Taiwanese metallers Chthonic have confirmed a June 3rd release date for their seventh studio album Bú-Tik via Spinefarm Records. Today the band has also released a brand new song, "Next Republic", for streaming and you can hear it right now on the player below.
Chthonic have been hard at work on their new album and follow-up to Takasago Army (best melodic black metal album of 2011 on MS Awards) and the first details are now starting to be revealed. You can feast your eyes on the cover that will grace the group's forthcoming album which will be titled Bú-Tik. It was designed by Oink Chen.
The Taiwanese melodic black metal band Chthonic has been working hard on a new album and recording new material at Halmstad, Sweden. Now the tracking is complete and the band is one step closer to the finished product. You would do well to remember that Chthonic's latest offering was Takasago Army, which won Best Melodic Black Metal at last year's Metal Storm Awards.
Taiwanese melodic black metallers Chthonic will release a live DVD entitled Final Battle At Sing Ling Temple on February 15th in Taiwan and Japan. It will also be available at the band's webstore for Europe and North America at the end of February. The DVD trailer can be viewed below.
"Quell The Souls In Sing Ling Temple", a brand new video from Taiwanese black metal band Chthonic is now available for viewing below. "Quell The Souls In Sing Ling Temple" comes off the band's latest album Takasago Army, released back in July.
Finnish battle metallers Turisas just announced that Taiwanese melodic black metallers Chthonic and Finnish power metallers Kiuas are filling the support slots on their upcoming UK & Ireland Tour, taking off by the end of October to mid-November.
On November 7th (Belfast) and 8th (Dublin), instead of Chthonic and Kiuas, Canadian musician Devin Townsend will join as co-headliner.