Origin: Taiwan  
Genres: Black Metal
Page online: March 1, 2009
Last update/review: January 17, 2015

Chthonic

One of a handful of Taiwanese bands to emerge in recent years, Chthonic parlayed a slot on the 2007 Ozzfest tour to gain worldwide acclaim. The band play an aggressive form of symphonic, gothic-laced black metal, clearly influenced by the European standard-bearers, but with several of their own original stamps, including the use of the erhu, an oriental violin, as well as lyrical themes deeply steeped in Taiwanese culture.

Current Members

Freddy Lim

vocals/other

Jesse Liu

guitars

Doris Yeh

bass

CJ Kao

keyboards

Dani Wang

drums

Former Members/Guests

Sandee Chan

vocals

Vivien

keyboards

Ambrosia

keyboards

Roger Su-Nung

other

A-Jay

drums

Reno Kiilerich (guest)

drums (ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Panzerchrist)



Discography



Where The Ancestors' Souls Gathered  
1999
  1. Drift Out To Mistery
  2. Across the Sea
  3. Breath of Ocean
  4. Mother Isle disingrated, aboriginal Gods enthroned(MI)
  5. Deep Rising
  6. Yen Geh Shin
  7. Bloody Cloud
  8. Holy War



9th Empyrean  
2000
  1. Breath of Ocean
  2. Mother Isle disingrated, aboriginal Gods enthroned(MI): 2-1
  3. MI: 2-2
  4. MI: 2-3
  5. MI: 2-4
  6. MI: 2-5
  7. MI: 2-6
  8. MI: 2-7



Relentless Recurrence  
2002
  1. Nemesis
  2. Onset Of Tragedy
  3. Obituary Tuning
  4. Grievance Acheron Poem
  5. Revert To Mortal Territory
  6. Funest Demon Born
  7. Vengeance Arise
  8. Slaughter In Tri-Territory
  9. Grab the Soul To Hell/Relentless Recurrence
  • Freddy Lim
  • Jesse Liu
  • Doris Yeh
  • Vivien
  • A-Jay



Satan's Horns  EP
2003



Seediq Bale  
2005
  1. Progeny of Rmdax tasing
  2. Indigenous Laceration
  3. Enthrone
  4. Bloody Gaya Fulfilled
  5. The Gods Weep
  6. Where the Utux Ancestors Wait
  7. Exultant Suicide
  8. Banished into Death
  9. Quasi Putrefaction
  • Freddy Lim
  • Sandee Chan
  • Jesse Liu
  • Doris Yeh
  • Ambrosia
  • Roger Su-Nung
  • Reno Kiilerich



A Decade On The Throne Live  VIDEO
2006



Pandemonium  COMPILATION
2007
  1. City of Obscurity
  2. Onset of Tragedy
  3. Revert to Mortal Territory
  4. Grab the Soul to Hell
  5. Decomposition of the Mother Isle
  6. Floated Unconsciously in the Acheron
  7. Indigenous Laceration
  8. Bloody Gaya Fullfilled
  9. Quasi Putrefaction
  10. Guard the Isle Eternally
  11. Relentless Recurrence



Mirror Of Retribution  
2009 Spinefarm
  1. Autoscopy
  2. Blooming Blades
  3. Hearts Condemned
  4. Venom in my Veins
  5. The Aroused
  6. Sing Linng Temple
  7. 1947
  8. Forty Nine the Urgy Chains
  9. Rise of the Shadows
  10. Bloody Waves of Sorrow
  11. Spell of Setting Sun
  12. Unlimited Taiwan
  • Freddy Lim
  • Jesse Liu
  • Doris Yeh
  • CJ Kao
  • Dani Wang



Takasago Army  
2011 Spinefarm
  1. The Island
  2. Legacy Of The Seediq
  3. Takao
  4. Oceanquake
  5. Southern Cross
  6. KAORU
  7. Broken Jade
  8. Root Regeneration
  9. MAHAKALA
  10. Quell The Souls In Sing Ling Temple
  • Freddy Lim
  • Jesse Liu
  • Doris Yeh
  • CJ Kao
  • Dani Wang



Final Battle At Sing Ling Temple  VIDEO
2012 Spinefarm



Bu-Tik  
2013 Spinefarm
  • Freddy Lim
  • Jesse Liu
  • Doris Yeh
  • CJ Kao
  • Dani Wang
2013 Readers' Album #88





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