Chthonic Premiere “Millennia’s Faith Undone” Music Video

Chthonic have premiered a new video for their new song “Millennia’s Faith Undone.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Battlefields Of Asura,“ which will be released on October 10.

Bassist/vocalist Doris Yeh commented:

“‘Millennia’s Faith Undone‘ was inspired by the era of radical change in the history of Taiwan between the 30s and the 50s, also as the prequel to their albums of story series. Birdy, the director of the music video, set the narrative after the stores in their previous music videos of ‘Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace‘ (acoustic version) and ‘Kaoru‘ (acoustic version).

With an out of body experience, the main character sees the White Terror victims’ lives taken away by the dictators, and eventually himself being executed by shooting; all was left is his last will and testament overwhelmed in the mass of historical documents. Birdy recruited the crew and the lead actor and actress, Finn and Chia-Yu Chang, from the shoot for ‘Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace‘ (acoustic ver.) and ‘Kaoru‘ (acoustic ver.) four years ago.

Additionally, The Aeon’s version of “Millennia’s Faith Undone” will receive a music video treatment and will be premiered at the end of this month. In the upcoming video, the story will be told from the perspective of the lead female character. Stay tuned!”

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Chthonic To Release New Album “Battlefields Of Asura” In October

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”
11. “Autopoiesis”

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.

Chthonic Premiere New Song “Souls Of The Revolution” Feat. Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)

Chthonice premiered a new song titled “Souls Of The Revolution” feat. Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe. The track is the theme song for the band’s new film “Tshiong,” which will be released on December 29. Blythe has a role in that movie as well.

Chthonic Frontman Freddy Lim Elected To Office In Taiwan

Chthonic’s Freddy Lim has become a Legislator in the fifth district of Taipei, Taiwan, after establishing his own political party called the New Power Party. Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), who is friends with Lim, posted the following:

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At the moment, I don't have the words to describe how proud I am of the man in the middle of this photo, my friend Freddy Lim. Freddy is standing here with his band mates, the members of Taiwan's black/death metal band, Chthonic. Why is Freddy wearing a suit while the rest of the band is in their crazy stage gear? Because Freddy decided to run for office in Taiwan's national legislative elections this year, trying gain a seat in their parliament/congress (or whatever the Taiwanese equivalent of that is- it's confusing to me). Not only that, he decided to start his own political party in order to do so, the New Power Party. I have been friends with Freddy & his bandmates since Chthonic played with us at Ozzfest in 2007- they have even flown me to Taiwan to play gigs & act in a crazy political/comedy/Kung fu movie. They are immensely cool people, & very engaged with their community in Taiwan. Freddy is also the president of Taiwan's chapter of Amnesty International, & has a done a ton of charity work. Taiwanese politics is an INCREDIBLY complex subject that I only barely comprehend (this goes back to the WWII era & the Chinese Civil War between Mao Zedong & Chiang Kai-shek- basically China still claims Taiwan as its own, & there are people in one of the political parties in Taiwan- the KMT- founded by Chiang Kai-shek, who claim that they are the rightful rulers of China, not the communists- it's freaking INSANE- technically & legally, the Chinese Civil War never ended), but basically Freddy ran on a platform of maintaining & solidifying Taiwanese national independence from China (which is another crazy issue, because technically no really knows Taiwan's legal status as a nation) & trying to fix income quality in Taiwan- AND HE WON. One of the six mainstream party opponents in the race urged people not to vote for him because he "has hair that is longer than a woman's hair and is mentally abnormal"- well, it looks like the people have spoken, so IN YOUR FACE, pal! Freddy is one of the most politically astute people I have ever met, & I am so proud of him for trying make a change in his country & community! CONGRATS, bro!

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