Veteran Taiwanese metal legends Chthonic (閃靈) returns with their new album ‘Battlefields of Asura’ (政治) after five long but eventful years for the band. From vocalist Freddy Lim (林昶佐) taking Taiwanese office representing the New Power Party (NPP) that he helped found and the band filmed their very own movie Tshiong, the band did not release much more music aside from some minor releases and a cool acoustic album.
Being one of the biggest, oldest, and most successful metal bands of East Asia, Chthonic is integral to the East Asian scene for not only their influence but also for their status as a band that prompts listeners to explore more East Asian metal.
In an exclusive video, Freddy Lim talks about the challenges he faced as a politician whilst being in a metal band as well. Chthonic’s new album titled ‘Battlefields of Asura’ will be releasing on October 12th.