CHTHONIC: New 'Rhythm Crusher' Gameplay Footage Posted Online

Taiwanese extreme metallers CHTHONIC have posted new video footage of guitarist Jesse Liu's recent Vs. Mode battle in the band's new mobile app game, "Chthonic - Rhythm Crusher". Check out the footage below.

Following two concerts in Japan next month, members of CHTHONIC will join fans in Tokyo at Rockaholic on March 8 for a live battle of the band's new mobile music app game "Chthonic - Rhythm Crusher". Eliminated CHTHONIC members will DJ during the event, and prizes will be awarded to fans present at the venue, with the grand prize winner taking home a brand new iPad Mini.

CHTHONIC also invites fans worldwide to join the battle via the game's online Vs. Mode. The band members — who will be identified by the following screen names: FreddyLimTT, dorisyeh0919 and Jessefilth — will accept challenges from fans around the globe. Fans should log on at 5:00 a.m. EST, 2:00 a.m. PST on Friday, March 8 to join the live challenge from halfway around the world!

"Chthonic - Rhythm Crusher", a rare rhythm game for mobile devices using exclusively heavy metal music, is now available for iPhone and iPad users worldwide via the iTunes Store at this location.

The game was released on January 29 and quickly became the most downloaded mobile music app game in Taiwan.

Developed by Chun-Mu Mediatek, the app includes 12 classic works from CHTHONIC's six studio albums. Players can play solo or connect online to challenge other fans, and all five members of CHTHONIC can be used in the game.

"Chun-Mu is a melting pot of creative designers, programmers and a healthy dose of metalheads, which naturally lead to the discussion of a symbolic Taiwan-based metal game," said Scott Chen, head of marketing at Chun-Mu Mediatek.

"CHTHONIC is, no doubt, at the forefront of Taiwanese metal, and after a formal proposal was brought forward to the band in 2012, this unique alliance was formed. We wanted to create an exciting experience from both of the music of CHTHONIC and the game itself. We didn't want it just to be a normal rhythm game, so we added VS Mode to let users all over the world compete with each other over the internet. The game can be played with friends over Bluetooth, as the battle mode opens up a plethora of competitive options for everyone participating — most notably the numerous attack abilities and the devastating interference mechanics. Using special interference abilities, players can obscure an opponents screen temporarily — truly a crushing, yet satisfying feeling when timed perfectly."

Check out the Chthonic - Rhythm Crusher trailers below.

CHTHONIC recently returned to Sweet Spot Studios in Halmstad, Sweden with producer Rickard Bengtsson (ARCH ENEMY, NEMESIS) to begin recording its seventh album for a June 2013 release.

CHTHONIC's sixth full-length effort, "Takasago Army", was released in North America in September 2011 via Spinefarm Records. Produced by Bengtsson, this 10-track outing completes a trilogy of CHTHONIC releases, telling a story that binds together the band's "Seediq Bale" and "Mirror Of Retribution" albums, released in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

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