Taiwanese extreme metallers CHTHONIC have been honored with the “Best International Artist” award for their participation in the Free Tibet concert in Taipei on July 11 of this year. The award was given out at this year’s Tibetan Music Awards, which took place on October 10 in McLeod Ganj, India.
Says vocalist Freddy Lim: “This is an honor for all the performers, staff, volunteers, and audiences involved with the Free Tibet concert earlier this year in Taiwan. Let’s keep fighting for justice and freedom, and I believe that all Tibetans will be winners and earn their rights eventually!”
CHTHONIC is currently on tour with SATYRICON in support of its latest album, “Mirror of Retribution”, which was issued in the U.S. on September 15 via Spinefarm Records.
Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC (a name deriving from a Greek word signifying spirits of the underworld) has delivered an 11-track body of work that touches on both the spirit and mortal worlds, with loss of national identity and the sometimes turbulent history of their homeland recurring themes.
With ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano at the production and mixing helm, “Mirror Of Retribution” sees the award-winning musicians further developing a style that started with the 1999 album “Where The Ancestors’ Souls Gathered”, blending full-on metal of the darker persuasion with traditional Taiwanese instruments such as two-string violin, the hena.
CHTHONIC (pronounced “Thonic”) is:
Freddy Lim – vocals
Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage (see below) of Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC performing the song “Sing Ling Temple” on October 9, 2009 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were MALEVOLENT, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and SATYRICON.
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