Chthonic have announced that their new album “Battlefields Of Asura” will be released on October 10. The effort’s first single will be the original version of “Millennia’s Faith Undone,” a preview for which can be found below. A music video will debut on September 4. The track was previously remixed and released by Elephant Gym, Hom Shenhao, Unfamiliar Friends Party, Bison Country, and Angry Youth leading up to the album announcement. Not too long ago, Denise Ho also covered the song with Chthonic frontman Freddy Lim.
Bassist/vocalist Doris Yeh said the following about the album title:
“This album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s.”
The following was also added in a press release :
‘The new album ‘Battlefields Of Asura‘ depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity. The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom. Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realize that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums.
This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.’
“Battlefields Of Asura” Track Listing:
01. “Drawing Omnipotence Nigh”
02. “The Silent One’s Torch”
03. “Flames Upon The Weeping Wind”
04. “A Crimson Sky’s Command”
05. “Souls Of The Revolution”
06. “Taste The Black Tears”
07. “One Thousand Eyes”
08. “Masked Faith”
09. “Carved In Bloodstone”
10. “Millennia’s Faith Undone”
Chthonic previously released “Souls Of The Revolution“ feat. Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe around the time their movie “Tshiong” came out. Blythe appeared in the film as well.