CHTHONIC Upload Teaser For 'Supreme Pain For The Tyrant' Video

June 4, 2013, 6 years ago

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Taiwanese extreme metal band CHTHONIC have uploaded a teaser for their upcoming 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 full video will premier on June 10th.

Chthonic previously released the video for the album track 'Sail Into The Sunset's Fire'. Behind the scenes footage from the video shoot is now available.

Bú-Tik will include the following tracklisting:

'Arising Armament' (intro)

'Supreme Pain For The Tyrant'

'Sail Into The Sunset's Fire'

'Next Republic'

'Rage Of My Sword'

'Between Silence And Death'

'Resurrection Pyre'

'Set Fire To The Island'

'Defenders Of Bu-Tik Palace'

'Undying Rearmament' (outro)

The album artwork was designed by Oink Chen:

The band previously released behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot of their video for the album track 'Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace'. Watch the new footage, as well as the video, below:

Listen to 'Next Republic':

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!”

On the live front, Chthonic are confirmed to play on the Pepsi Max Stage on Saturday, June 15th at the Download Festival 2013, set to take place over the weekend of June 14th - 16th at its historical stamping ground of Donington Park. Chthonic last appeared at Download in 2011, but for this follow-up show they are returning in greater numbers, the plan being to utilise the skills of the oriental orchestra.

Says Doris: “This is the first time we’ll have played with the orchestra outside of Taiwan. We’re really hoping to present a show that people will be talking about for some time to come…”

Plans are currently being discussed for an autumn UK tour. Updates to follow.

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