Following the release of video singles “Defenders Of BÃº-Tik Palace” and “Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire” from their forthcoming new full-length BÃº-Tik, Taiwanese metal ensemble CHTHONIC are pleased to unleash behind-the-scenes footage of their upcoming third video single for the song “Supreme Pain For The Tyrant.” The video carries on the band’s mission to build awareness of the myths of Taiwan and the tragic events in their country’s history.
On April 24, 1970, a member of the World United Formosans for Independence, Peter Huang, attempted to assassinate Chiang Ching-kuo, who was the Vice Premier of the Republic of China at the time, in front of the Plaza Hotel in New York. The attempt failed, however, when pushed to the ground by security personnel, Huang shouted, “Let me stand up like a Taiwanese!”
While the theme of the song “Supreme Pain For The Tyrant” is about assassination, the music video recounts a story in which CHTHONIC members travel through time and space to penetrate into a reception held after Nazi Germany and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government inked a deal on military cooperation in Shanghai in the 1930s to assassinate the officials.
The video is a collaboration between film directors Cheng Wen-tang and Chang Yih-feng, was shot inside the Kaohsiung Museum of History and includes group dance, combat fighting, gambling tables, alcohol and more as well as the fundamental elements of the golden age in Shanghai. Two buses were hired to move the entire crew to Kaohsiung. Additionally, renowned choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava (Cloud Gate Dance Theatre) led a group of Department of Dance students from National Taiwan University of Arts to work on the dance segments of the clip.
View behind-the-scenes footage of the video, courtesy of Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION and stay tuned for the full video, schedule to premiere next week.
CHTHONIC’s seventh studio recording, BÃº-Tik, was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s critically-lauded Takasago Army full-length. Centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the BÃº-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, BÃº-Tik highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits!”
If you missed them, view the stunningly shot “Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire” and “Defenders Of BÃº-Tik Palace” video clips below.
BÃº-Tik BÃº-Tik will be released in North America via Spinefarm Records US digitally on June 18, 2013 and on CD June 25 2013. For pre-orders, point your browser HERE.