Chthonic – Battlefields Of Asura

In their time away from the music scene, life has been busy for Taiwanese act Chthonic. Five years have passed since their last studio album Bú-Tik (Spinefarm), and family has played a large part, most notably with married couple, bassist Doris Yeh and vocalist Freddy Lim, having a baby last year. Having also taken up politics, Lim swapped his stage make-up and black leather for a nice clean suit and tie, his progressive New Power Party, formed in 2015, becoming elected into the Taiwanese Parliament in January this year. Continue reading

Chthonic Release A New Song Featuring Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe

Randy Blythe will be appearing in Chthonic‘s upcoming film, Tshiong!, and to help get fans more excited for its release, they’ve shared a brand new song featuring Lamb Of God‘s front man! Continue reading

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Featured In A New Trailer For Chthonic’s ‘Tshiong’ Film

Randy Blythe announced a few years ago that he would be starring in an upcoming film, in which Chthonic were instrumental in creating. When asked for a description of Tshiong, he responded, “The movie is supposed to primarily be a comedy with lots of action & knowing Cthonic, a bit of politics- without giving away too much of the plot, let’s just say there is a bit of civil unrest my character & the star of the movie (who is a really famous actor in Taiwan) participate in.

Here’s the official synopsis, “The movie itself follows the antics of protagonist A-Tek and his quest to save his rural hometown from the claws of Chinese capitalism as he travels from southern Taiwan to the capital in search of his heroes, international metal sensation Chthonic, whom he’s hoping will help him stand up for his land by holding a protest concert back home. The story takes an unlikely turn when he discovers his would-be saviors aren’t quite as he imagined. Constricted by the demands of their China-friendly sponsors (the aptly named Eyeball Corporation, a riff on EyeCTV, a pro-unification news channel), the band is forced to curb their hot-headed nature and put a hold on A-tek’s proclivity for rioting and protests.

Chthonic recently shared a new trailer for Tshiong online, and it features the first glimpse of Randy in the film. Continue reading