Simon "Astrocreep" Crampton of Sonic Shocks conducted an interview with bassist Doris Yeh of Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC on November 27, 2010 at the HMV Forum in London, England during the band's U.K. tour with ARCH ENEMY. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.
Yeh was recently voted "Goremate Of The Year" at the inaugural Gorezone Awards in London, England. Held at the Prince Charles Cinema in the West End, this was the first such ceremony put together by the monthly horror/ entertainment magazine Gorezone.
Voted for by the readers of the publication, Doris was in town to collect her award in person, and Goremate 2010 can now be added to an ever-growing list of achievements that already includes a front cover feature/photo session in FHM, "Hottest Chick Of All Time" status in U.S. magazine Revolver, plus an appearance in the Taiwanese movie "Tears" — nominated as "Best Film" at festivals in Taipei, Canada and Germany.
CHTHONIC recently released a new digital single, "Painkiller", via Spinefarm Records. A cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic, CHTHONIC's version of "Painkiller" was made available with "Bloody Waves Of Sorrow" as the bonus element; the latter is a track from the band's current album, "Mirror Of Retribution", but here it is included in its original guise, complete with Taiwanese vocals.
The idea to record a cover has been discussed within the CHTHONIC ranks since the beginning of the year; the band considered songs from all of their favorite metal bands — including the likes of LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, BLACK SABBATH and DEEP PURPLE — but once drummer Dani Wang had worked out the drum demo for "Painkiller", the decision to go with the JUDAS PRIEST classic was an easy one.
One-time CHTHONIC keyboardist Sandra Lee plus Hena player Su-nong are also involved in the recording, helping the core musicians to unleash the full weight of their Taiwanese metal power.
"Mirror of Retribution", the latest album from CHTHONIC, was released in Japan last fall via Howling Bull Records. The Japanese version of the CD contains several bonus songs and a video.
"Mirror of Retribution" was issued in the U.S. on September 15, 2009 via Spinefarm Records.