18:12 - PocketMetal Dark Souls 2 on PC tomorrow, goodbye cruel world. :-h
16:31 - !J.O.O.E.! Starbound is massively addictive. I've already built a pretty awesome house. Now I want to find a cool looking ocean planet so I can make an underwater base.
16:27 - !J.O.O.E.! I never really saw the issue with TBA albums. If a band says an album is coming out then it's probably going to come out. That itself is more reliable info than an actual release date because bands often don't stick to them.
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.
Arch Enemy has announced its return to North America via a headlining run on the MetalSucks and Full Metal Jackie Present: North American Khaos 2011 tour, set to kick off in September. The North American leg of Arch Enemy's world tour will kick off in Baltimore on September 8th, and features an all-star cast of Devildriver, Skeletonwitch and Chthonic in support.
Said vocalist Angela Gossow: "We pledge to the United States of America and its beautiful neighbor Canada that we will only bring the utmost heavy metal 'Khaos' to your shores! We can't wait to kick off this tour come September. After all the European summer festivals, we are ready to fire!"
Added guitarist Michael Amott: "We are very happy to be coming back to the US and Canada hot on the heels of our new Khaos Legions opus! We're working on a special set list and some other surprises. We chose the other bands on the bill because they are all killer, and bring their own terrifying brand of brutal steel! Yes, good times lie ahead for the metal connoisseur of North America!"
Ensiferum members Jukka-Pekka Miettinen and Sami Hinkka are featured on the special version of Takao, the new single from Taiwanese black metal band Chthonic.
This special version is included as a bonus track on the digital release of Takao, available on iTunes. A short teaser is available in the clip below.
Commented the band: "The melody of Takao's chorus is based on the tones of Taiwanese lyrics, but it's so unbelievable that when we try to single it in English, it sounds very Finnish, Irish, or generally European! Maybe the folk music in different nations have some kind of connection!"
"Takao" comes off of the band's upcoming new album, entitled Takasago Army, which will be released on July 6th through SPV Records.