Chthonic Posts New Video, “Millenia’s Faith Undone” Online

Chthonic, the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album, “Battlefields Of Asura,” on October 10th, the first new music since 2013’s full-length album, “Butik.” A video for the song “Millennia’s Faith Undone” can be found below.

According to Chthonic, the new album 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 and vinyl are available now. The album marks the first vinyl released by Chthonic since 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.

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Chthonic Reveals New Album “Battlefields Of Asura” Details

Chthonic, the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album, “Battlefields Of Asura,” on October 10th, 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. 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 original version of “Millenia’s Faith Undone” can be heard below and the full version will be out on September 4th.

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 and vinyl are available now. The album marks the first vinyl released by Chthonic since 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.

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Atavisma Premiere New Song “Ashen Ascetic” From Upcoming Debut Album “The Chthonic Rituals”

French death-doom quartet Atavisma premiere a new song entitled “Ashen Ascetic”, taken from their upcoming debut album “The Chthonic Rituals”, which will be out in stores July 23rd via Memento Mori.

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Atavisma Premiere New Song “Invocation of Archaic Deities” From Upcoming New Album “The Chthonic Rituals”

French quartet Atavisma premiere a new song entitled “Invocation of Archaic Deities”, taken from their upcoming new album “The Chthonic Rituals”, which will be released by Memento Mori on July 23rd.

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Details Of Debut Full Length “The Fallen Reich” Posted By Assault

Singapore’s melodic death metal tyrants Assault will release the debut full length album “The Fallen Reich” on May 10th via Transcending Obscurity Asia. Check out the new song “Ghettos” in the player below.

Assault is Singapore’s best kept secret. The band plays a scintillating death/thrash metal with rare ferocity coupled with melodic sensibilities in a way that the intensity remains unabated throughout. With guest appearances from notable band members of Chthonic (Taiwan) and Nothnegal (Maldives), Assault is touted as one of the best emerging bands from Asia.

“The Fallen Reich” features artwork (shown below) from world renowned artist, Mark Riddick. It’s certainly one of the most exciting and promising albums in recent times and will set new standards for bands in the region.

The track listing for “The Fallen Reich” is:

1. Enslavement To Torture (ft. Freddy Lim of Chthonic)
2. Genocidal Conspiracy
3. Spawn of Rage
4. Ghettos (ft. Fufu of Nothnegal)
5. The Fallen Reich
6. The Final Solution

Check out “Ghettos” – featuring guest Fufu of Nothnegal – here:

The Fallen Reich (Death/Thrash Metal) by Assault

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Chthonic Cult Announces “I Am The Scourge Of Eternity” Release

From formless mist emerges the Chthonic Cult and their debut album, “I Am the Scourge of Eternity,” set for international release on January 22, 2016 via Iron Bonehead Productions for the vinyl LP format.

As vocalist/guitarist Hyperborean explains, the album “is a collection of visions, visions not necessarily of my own. The character’s visions arise from meditation and from madness, from ritual and from suffering the mundane, from contemplation of the sacred light and the sacred darkness and of the decay of the world which the Gods have abandoned, from the witnessing of the face of the One who builds and destroys, who tortures and heals. The visions transgress time in the witnessing of the beginning, the end, and the countless rebirths of this despicable world, yet, since visions only they are, lead ultimately to the realisation that we are, in fact, slaves to time and its cycles, slaves that can only be redeemed by the Creator and the Destroyer and the ritual and the sacred madness that dwells in us all.”

Tape and CD versions will be out earlier on Iron Bonehead and NecroShrine, respectively. The track listing is as follows:

1. As the Void Beckons
2. The Abyss Triumphant
3. Asunder!
4. I Am the Scourge of Eternity

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TURISAS to kick off “Paganfest America Part V” tour this week‏

Finnish battle metallers TURISAS will return to North America this week with co-headliners (and fellow Finns) KORPIKLAANI for the fifth installment of the Paganfest America Tour! Some of the finest names in pagan metal, CHTHONIC (Taiwan), VARG (Germany) and WINTERHYMN (USA), will also be joining the two titans on the road for this year’s crusade. […]

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TURISAS to co-headline “Paganfest America Part V” with KORPIKLAANI; tour dates announced‏

Finnish battle metallers TURISAS will return to North America this spring with co-headliners (and fellow Finns) KORPIKLAANI for the fifth installment of the Paganfest America Tour! Some of the finest names in pagan metal, CHTHONIC (Taiwan), VARG (Germany) and WINTERHYMN (USA), will also be joining the two titans on the road for this year’s crusade. […]

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CHTHONIC To Kick Off European Tour With Satyricon Next Month

Taiwanese avant metal ensemble, CHTHONIC, are readying to kick off a massive European trek supporting Norwegian metal titans, Satyricon. Slated to begin on November 7th in Copenhagen, the extensive journey marks the band’s first performances on European soil since the release of their latest studio album, Bú-Tik, and will also mark their first-ever shows in Denmark, […]

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CHTHONIC To Kick Off European Tour With Satyricon Next Month

Taiwanese avant metal ensemble, CHTHONIC, are readying to kick off a massive European trek supporting Norwegian metal titans, Satyricon. Slated to begin on November 7th in Copenhagen, the extensive journey marks the band’s first performances on European soil since the release of their latest studio album, Bú-Tik, and will also mark their first-ever shows in Denmark, […]

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