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Tag Archives: Chthonic

Interview: Chthonic’s Freddy Lim campaigns for Taiwan, talks forthcoming film

Posted by on October 4, 2016

  Usually when we interview an artist, they’re on a press junket to talk about their new album, or in town playing a show. When we caught up with Chthonic frontman and Taiwanese parliamentary member Freddy Lim last month, it was for neither. Lim was in the United States not to represent his band, but to […]

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And the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards winners this year are…

Posted by on June 13, 2016

The Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards happened tonight in the UK and among their nominees, there were many great bands including Enslaved, Slayer or Lamb of God but unfortunately not everyone can take home the prize, so we bring you the list of winners for this year’s edition. Among the winners and celebrations, there were […]

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Chthonic frontman elected as legislator in Taiwan

Posted by on January 18, 2016

Many people don’t like mixing politics and metal but there are some who not just comment about it but also take active part on the political process of their country. Next time you visit Taiwan, make sure to say hi to Taipei’s newest legislator and frontman of extreme metal band Chthonic, Freddy Lim, as he […]

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Chthonic singer running for office in Taiwan

Posted by on December 2, 2015

If you think the Presidential race in the United States is a three ring circus, you’re completely right. But at least it’s not only the States where some, er, unconventional candidates are running for public office. Take, for example, Taiwan, where Freddy Lim, singer of avant-garde metal band Chthonic, is running for parliament! The singer has […]

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Randy Blythe to flex his acting chops in Taiwanese action comedy

Posted by on November 19, 2014

When Lamb of God refreshed their website the other day, it probably had nothing to do with Randy Blythe’s latest misadventure. It turns out that he’s in shooting an action comedy with Taiwanese metal band Chthonic! Blythe is quickly becoming the Bruce Dickinson of current metal, While he’s not a pilot yet, he’s already the […]

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New & Noteworthy, June 18th: King of Days

Posted by on June 18, 2013

Live albums can be a strange beast for bands. They can be integral pieces of their discography, or they can be quickly-forgotten show pieces. That’s why it’s rare to find live albums that are larger in scale or containing multiple parts. Iron Maiden is one of the only high-profile bands to do such a thing […]

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What Are You Playing? Jesse Liu Of Chthonic

Posted by on March 7, 2013

Welcome to Metal Insider’s video game column, What Are You Playing? This week, we speak with guitarist Jesse Liu of Chthonic. Earlier this year, the Taiwanese metal group teamed up with Chun-Mu Mediatek to create their very own mobile app. Titled Chthonic – Rhythm Crusher, its a rhythm game that features 12 of Chthonic’s songs. As […]

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Video: Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Joins Chthonic Onstage In Taiwan

Posted by on October 24, 2011

This past Saturday (October 22), Taiwanese extreme metal band Chthonic performed at the historic Sing Ling Temple, located in the town of Puli in Nantou County, Central Taiwan. The show was a special one for the band as the Sing Ling Temple, the site of the 228 Incident where thousands of Taiwanese were massacred by […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/21: A Dramatic Turn Of Album Sales

Posted by on September 21, 2011

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. To say that this is a massive week for metal and hard rock albums on the charts is an understatement. Out of the thirteen new releases, six metal/hard rock albums debuted in the top […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 6th – The Fire Dawn

Posted by on September 6, 2011

The Summer came and went in a flash, and suddenly it’s Autumn again, with all the usual back-to-school mayhem occurring and the holiday season just over the horizon. For metalheads, this is a bittersweet time, because while the Summer concert festival period is over, the beginning of Fall also means the beginning of the most […]

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