CHTHONIC Launch Video For 'Supreme Pain For The Tyrant'
June 10, 2013, 6 years ago
Taiwan's CHTHONIC have released their new video, for the track 'Supreme Pain For The Tyrant', featured on the band’s seventh studio recording, Bú-Tik, set for digital release in North America via Spinefarm Records on June 18th, and CD release on June 25th.
The band previously posted a behind the scenes look at the video for '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.
The tracklisting to Bú-Tik is as follows:
'Arising Armament' (intro)
'Supreme Pain For The Tyrant'
'Sail Into The Sunset's Fire'
'Rage Of My Sword'
'Between Silence And Death'
'Set Fire To The Island'
'Defenders Of Bu-Tik Palace'
'Undying Rearmament' (outro)
Bú-Tik was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s Takasago Army. Bú-Tik sees the band returning to the scene with their signature brand of symphonic orient metal, as they choose to define it; as usual, the musicians continue on their mission to build awareness of the myths of Taiwan and thetragic events in their country's history.
Bú-Tik – based around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution – highlights “righteous violence & justifiable defence”; once more, it takes the listener deep into the folklore & history of exotic Taiwan.
Says bassist and band spokesperson, Doris Yeh: “We are very proud to present Bú-Tik to the world; it talks about self-defence, righteous violence and the armed spirits! With this album, we have pushed ourselves to achieve new heights – heights we've never imagined before! We are leading metal fans to the next episode of Chthonic!”