Chthonic To Release New Album “Battlefields Of Asura” In October, Tease “Millenia’s Faith Undone”


Chthonic‘s eighth studio album “Battlefields Of Asura” will officially be released on October 10th. The album’s first single “Millennia’s Faith Undone” has surfaced already somewhat via a series of remixes by a handful of bands, including Elephant Gym, Hom Shenhao and more. More recently Denise Ho released her take on the track, which also features the vocals of Chthonic frontman Freddy Lim. The band’s own official version on the song will be available on September 04th, complete with a  music video. For now, a preview of the track is available below.

Meanwhile, the band’s bassist/vocalist Doris Yeh said of the effort’s title “This album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s.” An official press release dived in further on what to expect, offering:

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‘The new album ‘Battlefields Of Asura‘ depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity. The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom. Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realize that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums.

This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.’

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe notably guests on the effort, appearing on the previously released track “Souls Of The Revolution“. That song first landed last year around the release of Chthonic‘s film ‘Tshiong‘, which Blythe also appeared in. Pre-orders for the album are available now in North America, Europe and Japan and Taiwan/Hong Kong & Singapore with a special box set available in the latter two linked territories.

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