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Chthonic 閃靈 - Bu-Tik Asia Tour


Fri Oct 11 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Best World Hall, 26 Tai Seng Street No. 04-01, Geylang, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Advance: $65.00
  • Standard: $90.00
  • Door Sales: $100.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Chthonic is a Taiwanese Symphonic Metal Band formed in 1995 in Taipei. The name is derived from the Greek god of the underworld with the phonetic translation into Mandarin as Shan-ling.

Chthonic seeks to bring ancient legends and myth into the modern era. Its musical concept is to resurrect these old spirits and legends, drawing inspiration and reviving these myths, as well as start to build new legends.

Chthonic's melodies can be characterized as extreme metal with a central inspiration and folklore coming from the black metal movement. Chthonic uses the traditional Chinese stringed instrument, Er- hu, which can be compared to an eastern violin. The sound of the Er-hu is one of grief and sorrow, which Chthonic accompanies with heavy drums, guitar strings blending into a harmony.

Chthonic holds a legendary status. Back then, no one would have predicted that a black metal band could have risen so fast and far in the pre-dominantly commercial/pop music of Taiwan's music industry. Since the formation of the band Chthonic in 1995, it has become one of the most prominent Taiwanese band in Asia. Having performed in many famous music festivals and organizing solo concert, it is still garnering many prestigious music awards to this very day. Their music is even discussed in top Taiwan universities in classes and are often the subject of graduating theses.