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CHTHONIC: New Video To Debut Tomorrow

"49 Theurgy Chains", the new video from Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC, will make its online debut tomorrow (Monday, July 27). The song comes off the band's new album, "Mirror of Retribution", which will be released in the U.S. on September 1 via Spinefarm Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Autoscopy 02. ...

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CHTHONIC: 'Mirror Of Retribution' Track Listing Revealed

Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Mirror of Retribution", which will be released in the U.S. on September 1 via Spinefarm Records. It is as follows: 01. Autoscopy 02. Blooming Blades 03. Hearts Condemned 04. Venom in my Veins 05. The Aroused 06. Sing Linng Temple 07. 1947 08. ...

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CHTHONIC: New Song Available For Streaming

A new CHTHONIC track entitled "Rise of the Shadows" is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's new album, "Mirror of Retribution", which will be released in the U.S. on September 1 via Spinefarm Records. Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC (a name deriving from a Greek word ...

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CHTHONIC Members Featured On 'Free Tibet' Billboard In Taipei

Earlier this year, the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said he would love to visit Taiwan anytime when meeting with Freddy Lim, lead vocalist of Taiwanese heavy metal band CHTHONIC. It caught many people's attention when a billboard with huge letters that read "Free Tibet" (see image below) appeared on an overpass in a ...

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MOSS Set To Release Four-Song, 40-Minute Album

"Occult horror doom" metal band MOSS has completed work on its new album, "Tombs of the Blind Drugged", for a July 7 release via Rise Above Records. Hailed as "the bleakest, darkest doom metal ever recorded," MOSS cooks up eerie anti-music that transmits the occult like none other. The band's monstrous groan, which has been ...

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CHTHONIC To Release New Album In August

Taiwan is a country where history and folklore work very much hand in hand, and both of these elements are central to the latest studio album from that country's premier metal outfit, CHTHONIC (pronounced "Thonic"). "Mirror of Retribution" will be released August 10 on Spinefarm Records UK. Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC (a name deriving from ...

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CHTHONIC Roars: Panda Is From Tibet, Not China!

For fifty years, Tibet has been imprisoned by a totalitarian Chinese government. After the Chinese army invaded Tibet and claimed it as part of China, millions of people were killed, torn from their homes and separated from their families. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans risked their lives climbing through the freezing and dangerously steep Himalayas ...

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Taiwan's CHTHONIC Receives DALAI LAMA's Blessing For This Year's 'Free Tibet Concert'

Asian symphonic black metal band CHTHONIC, which made international headlines by championing Taiwanese democracy from the Ozzfest and Wacken Open Air stages in 2007, has posted the following message on its MySpace page: "In order to facilitate the 2009 Free Tibet Concert, CHTHONIC vocalist Freddy Lim, along with several musicians from Taiwan, visited the political ...

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Taiwan's CHTHONIC Completes Work On New Album

Asian symphonic black metal band CHTHONIC, which made international headlines by championing Taiwanese democracy from the Ozzfest and Wacken Open Air stages last summer, has finished recording its new concept album, "Mirror Of Retribution", in Los Angeles with producer (and ANTHRAX guitarist) Rob Caggiano (CRADLE OF FILTH, BLEEDING THROUGH). This marks the band's first-ever recording ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Issues Asian Tour Recap

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have just completed their first-ever Asian tour. The band's frontman, Adam "Nergal" Darski, has checked in with the following report: "I'm writing this while sitting and waiting for our flight back to Poland from Amsterdam. I'm slowly 'digesting' this experience from past few days, and even though it was quite a ...

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ANTHRAX: Photos From Recording Studio Available

ANTHRAX entered a Chicago studio on November 4 to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Worship Music", for a May 2009 release via Nuclear Blast Records (in Europe). Check out a slideshow from some of the early sessions below. The band is laying down 13 new original songs and at least four covers, including ...

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ANTHRAX Begins Recording New Album; Studio Footage Available

ANTHRAX has entered a Chicago studio to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Worship Music", for a May 2009 release via Nuclear Blast Records (in Europe). The band will record 13 new original songs and at least four covers, including "Brain Of J" (PEARL JAM), "Big Eyes" (CHEAP TRICK), "New Noise" (THE REFUSED), and ...

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CHTHONIC Frontman Finds His Voice

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 ...

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CHTHONIC: Video Interview With FREDDY LIM Available

Vocalist Freddy Lim of Taiwanese metal sensation CHTHONIC was recently interviewed by Germany's The Hard Way. Watch the chat below. As previously reported, CHTHONIC will record its as-yet-untitled fifth album between May 5 and June 3 at a studio in North Hollywood, California. Producing the effort will be ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has previously ...

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CHTHONIC To Enter Studio Next Month

The Taiwanese symphonic black metal band CHTHONIC will record its as-yet-untitled fifth album between May 5 and June 3 at a studio in North Hollywood, California. Producing the effort will be ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has previously worked with CRADLE OF FILTH, SAHG and BLEEDING THROUGH, among others. CHTHONIC completed the third and final ...

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Voyage.../Dawn of the End - RUNEMAGICK

Sometimes all it takes is a monolithic riff, a rumbling pace, and smoke-damaged vocal to float one's boat. Some might even say an hour's worth of it is even better. Such is the case with RUNEMAGICK's "Voyage to Desolation/Dawn of the End", and in this writer's opinion, that's a good thing. Eighteen years running and ...

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CHTHONIC Prepares For ENSIFERUM Tour

The Taiwanese symphonic black metal band CHTHONIC kicks off the third and final leg of its European "UNlimited" tour Friday night (Nov. 30) in Hamburg, Germany. For the next two weeks, the group will support the Finnish "heroic folk metal" act ENSIFERUM. CHTHONIC's European tour began earlier this month with a week's worth of UK ...

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CHTHONIC: New Video Interview Available

Get in the Pit TV conducted an interview with the Taiwanese black metallers CHTHONIC yesterday (Monday, November 19) prior to the band's gig in Tampere, Finland. Watch the nine-minute chat below: SPV/Deathlight will release a new CHTHONIC compilation, "Pandemonium", early next year. This album will feature re-recorded versions of many older, hard-to-find CHTHONIC ...

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CHTHONIC To Release 'Pandemonium' Compilation Early Next Year

The Taiwanese symphonic black metal band CHTHONIC, who this summer became the first-ever Asian extreme metal band to tour with Ozzfest, kicked off its European tour Wednesday night (Nov. 7) in Wolverhampton, England. The band will play a week's worth of shows with Ozzfest tourmates 3 INCHES OF BLOOD — including a performance at the ...

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CHTHONIC To Support MARDUK In Eastern Europe, Finland

Having recently completed a 60-show North American tour that saw them become the first-ever Asian extreme metal band to play Ozzfest, the Taiwanese six-piece CHTHONIC has confirmed a third leg of its fall European tour. In between tours of England with Canada's 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and Western Europe with Finland's ENSIFERUM, the group will ...

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BAL-SAGOTH Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

UK's BAL-SAGOTH has parted ways with drummer Dan Mullins. Dan is replaced full-time by Paul "Wak" Jackson, who also assumed kit duties for the band during their two most recent live shows. Jackson is also the drummer for EXTREME MAGGOT INFESTATION and DECIMATION OF TRUTH. BAL-SAGOTH's sixth album, "The Chthonic Chronicles", was released in March ...

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