CHTHONIC Release New Video; Band To Kick Off European Tour Next Week

CHTHONIC recently released their latest music video for “Quell The Souls In Sing Ling Temple.” The song comes off the band’s sixth full-length, Takasago Army, released earlier this fall via Spinefarm Records. The video was shot in Taiwan at a the band’s special outdoor concert at Sing-Ling Temple in October where more than a thousand people from around the country gathered. Sing-Ling Temple is a historical landmark in the town of Puli and located on an ancient battlefield. It serves as the most essential scene in CHTHONIC‘s trilogy story. The full concert will be released on DVD next year.

In related news, CHTHONIC will kick off a short European tour next week alongside Arch Enemy and Warbringer. Commented bassist Doris Yeh: “We toured with Arch Enemy, DevilDriver and Skeletonwitch in North America this past September and saw good crowds and great fans. We had a lot of fun with those bands! We then went to the UK tour with Turisas and Kiuas from Finland. I really enjoyed Turisas’ joyful performance and Kiuas is a very good band also who always made us laugh backstage. And finally, the European tour is waiting for us! We will play with Arch Enemy and Warbringer over the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. This is the second time for us to tour European countries since 2007, so we’re really looking forward to it!”

CHTHONIC Khaos Over Europe Tour Dates
w/ Arch Enemy, Warbringer
12/06/2011 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
12/07/2011 Paradiso – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12/09/2011 013 – Tilburg, The Netherlands
12/11/2011 Rosenhof – Osnabruck, Germany
12/13/2011 Essigfabrik – Koln, Germany
12/14/2011 Le Cartonnerie – Reims, France
12/16/2011 Le 106 – Rouen, France
12/17/2011 L’Echonova – Vannes, France
12/18/2011 CC John Lennon – Limoges, France
12/20/2011 Backstage Werk – Munchen, Germany
12/21/2011 Garage – Saarbrucken, Germany
12/22/2011 Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland

“This should certainly challenge all competition for metal album of the year.” — Popdose

CHTHONIC have made metal that’s traditional in so many ways, but finally provides a breath of fresh air from your normal death metal stomp-fest.” — Revolver

CHTHONIC‘s distinctive style is fascinating. They have found a way to draw the audience into their world, the soundtrack to which is a sound unequaled.” — Blistering

“Infusing ethnic elements into metal is a recurring sound in the global scene, yet Chthonic cross boundaries with their Zen-like heaviness…” — Exclaim

CHTHONIC have undoubtedly raised their level of musicianship with this release, and it comes as highly recommended from me to any heavy metal fan.” — Metal Assault
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