Taiwanese black metallers CHTHONIC recently entered the studio with producer Rob Caggiano (CRADLE OF FILTH, ANTHRAX, SAHG, BLEEDING THROUGH) to begin recording their new CD, titled "Mirror of Retribution".
Commented vocalist Freddy Lim: "During the recording process of CHTHONIC's new album, I was trying to express the high-pitched black metal screaming tone. Our producer Rob interrupted me and said, 'We don't need another Dani Filth [CRADLE OF FILTH frontman].' I was stunned for a little while, as Dani Filth's high-pitched voice might have been somewhat in my mind. My brain turned blank after hearing that and I didn't know how to approach further. After trying for a while, Rob told me, 'You have a very good death metal voice!' Therefore we applied more of the death tone to the composition.
"I realize this recording process has become my own self-development. Throughout many times of such conversation, I searched for, found, and got to know more about Freddy Lim."
Freddy Lim was interviewed a few months ago by Germany's The Hard Way. Watch the chat below.
CHTHONIC completed the third and final leg of its European "UNlimited" tour last fall.
SPV/Deathlight earlier in the year released a new CHTHONIC compilation, entitled "Pandemonium". This album features re-recorded versions of many older, hard-to-find CHTHONIC songs as well as several selections from their most recent studio album, "Seediq Bale". For new fans, "Pandemonium" provides the perfect introduction to Taiwan's most successful musical ambassadors; for older fans, the album makes these cult classics finally sound the way they were always intended to be heard.
Like other CHTHONIC releases, "Pandemonium" features lavish packaging that includes 10 collectible "song cards," unique digibox packaging with album art featuring Kuan, the "Ghost King" who graces all CHTHONIC covers, and a chronology that details the band's decade-long evolution from underground obscurity into one of the fastest-rising international stars in heavy metal.