Taiwan's CHTHONIC, the black metal band that has already broken down musical barriers in its homeland, will spend this summer on Ozzfest 2007 as a part of the second stage's rotating lineup alongside such acclaimed artists as HATEBREED, NILE, THE SHOWDOWN and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, among others.
The Ozzfest billing is now shaping up as follows:
LAMB OF GOD
[to be announced]
Second Stage – Non-Rotating:
Second Stage – Rotating:
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
IN THIS MOMENT
Influenced by EMPEROR and early DIMMU BORGIR, CHTHONIC plays symphonic metal arrangements embellished with baleful melodies on the erhu, a two-string violin from the Far East. But while CHTHONIC are inspired by Scandinavian bands, their music rails, not against Christianity, but against the Han Chinese, who usurped ancient Taiwanese tradition some 300 years ago. "When we play black metal, that's because we are angry about some outside culture that invades our country," mainman Freddy previously said. "That's the same situation with many bands in Scandinavia, so that's what we have in common with them."
CHTHONIC's first U.S. release, "Seediq Bale", came out October 3, 2006.
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