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CHTHONIC Frontman-Turned-Taiwanese-Politician Is Focus Of Recall Effort

According to Focus Taiwan, CHTHONIC frontman-turned-activist and lawmaker Freddy Lim is facing a possible recall as a representative of Taipei's Wanhua District. The recall petition, initiated by one of Lim's constituents Cheng Ta-ping, independent Taipei City Councilor Chung Hsiao-ping and former o...
August 10, 2021

CHTHONIC Frontman Denied Visa To Hong Kong Because He Lacks 'Special Skills'

Taiwanese metal band CHTHONIC was forced to cancel a show in Hong Kong after its lead singer fail to get a visa to enter the former British colony. The Hong Kong Immigration Department rejected the visa application of CHTHONIC frontman Freddy Lim because he did not "possess a special skill, knowled...
December 25, 2018


From the char of black metal mania glorified by profiled pundits EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and MAYHEM rose a mini-legion of one-man wannabes, dark forest wanderers and orchestral fugue art farts. Corpse paint, crusty leather, inverted crosses, middle fingers hoisted toward Catholicism,...
November 20, 2018

CHTHONIC: Making Of 'Millennia's Faith Undone' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Millennia's Faith Undone" video from Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC can be seen below. The clip features an appearance by Hong Kong singer Denise Ho. "Millennia's Faith Undone" is taken from CHTHONIC's latest album, "Battlefields Of Asura", which was...
October 29, 2018

Watch CHTHONIC's '2001: A Space Odyssey'-Inspired Video For 'Flames Upon The Weeping Winds'

"Flames Upon The Weeping Winds", the new video from Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Battlefields Of Asura", which was released on October 12. The "Flames Upon The Weeping Winds" clip salutes the classic movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" a...
October 24, 2018

CHTHONIC: 'Battlefields Of Asura' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

PureGrainAudio has uploaded a track-by-track breakdown of "Battlefields Of Asura", the upcoming album from Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC, courtesy of vocalist Freddy Lim. Check it out below. Many tracks on "Battlefields Of Asura", which is due on October 12, are associated with different Taiwanese go...
October 10, 2018

CHTHONIC: 'A Crimson Sky's Command' Video

Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC have released the official music video for "A Crimson Sky's Command", the second track from their upcoming album, "Battlefields Of Asura". Check it out below. Earlier on in March, CHTHONIC performed the song in public for the first time at one of the biggest music festiv...
October 9, 2018

CHTHONIC Releases Video For Acoustic Version Of 'Millennia's Faith Undone'

Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC have released a music video for a delicate acoustic version of "Millennia's Faith Undone", taken from their latest album "Battlefields Of Asura". CHTHONIC usually leaves the audience a ferocious impression; however, the release of the acoustic album "Timeless Sentence"...
September 25, 2018

CHTHONIC Releases Music Video For New Single 'Millennia's Faith Undone'

Five years since the release of their last album, in response to fans' keen anticipation, Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC announced their new album "Battlefields Of Asura" last month. Today, CHTHONIC has dropped the music video for first track "Millennia's Faith Undone", featuring Hong Kong singer Deni...
September 4, 2018

CHTHONIC To Release 'Battlefields Of Asura' Album In October

CHTHONIC, the Taiwanese metal band recognized for its unique signature performance, will release its eighth album, "Battlefields Of Asura" — the follow-up to 2013's "Butik" — on October 12. Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC has toured in over 40 countries, played hundreds of concerts and festivals, and becom...
August 7, 2018

CHTHONIC Frontman And Taiwanese Politician FREDDY LIM Tries To Keep Metal And Politics Separate

Australia's Heavy TV recently conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Lim of Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC, who also is a part of Taiwan's parliament. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On CHTHONIC's origins: Freddy: "In the beginning, t...
May 27, 2018

Listen To New CHTHONIC Song 'Souls Of The Revolution' Feat. LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE

Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC have released a brand new song called "Souls Of The Revolution", featuring a guest appearance by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe. The track is described as the "theme song" of CHTHONIC's long-in-the-works Taiwanese action-comedy "Tshiong", which will receive a Taiwanese...
December 19, 2017

LAMB OF GOD Frontman In CHTHONIC's 'Tshiong' Movie: New Trailer Released

A new trailer for "Tshiong", the long-in-the-works Taiwanese action-comedy made by the metal band CHTHONIC, can be seen below. The movie, which stars LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, was directed by Wen-Tang Cheng, who has previously produced a number of documentary, short and feature films. "Tshi...
November 13, 2017

CHTHONIC's Singer-Turned-Politician FREDDY LIM Denied Visa To Hong Kong

Freddy Lim, the CHTHONIC frontman, human rights activist and youth culture advocate who was elected to the Taiwanese Parliament earlier this year, has been refused a visa to Hong Kong. Lim wrote on his Facebook page he wanted to go to Sam Hui Koon-kit a concert last Saturday, but received no reply a...
October 31, 2016

CHTHONIC Frontman Meets DALAI LAMA For First Time As Taiwanese Legislator

Freddy Lim, human rights activist and youth culture advocate, was elected to the Taiwanese Parliament in January of 2016. He is the lead vocalist of CHTHONIC, a metal band with six popular studio albums that has won the Taiwan's Golden Melody awards, Golden Music Awards and best international artist...
September 10, 2016