New Chthonic Album Announced
2011-04-01 by DarkNoctus CONTRIBUTOR | 29 Comments

Taiwanese symphonic black metallers Chthonic have announced that their new album, Takasago Army, will be released in June.

Produced by Rickard Bengtsson (ARCH ENEMY, NEMESIS) at Sweet Spot Studios in Halmstad, Sweden, this 10-track outing completes a trilogy of CHTHONIC releases, telling a story that binds together the band's "Seediq Bale" and "Mirror Of Retribution" albums, released in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

Comments bassist Doris Yeh: "The Takasago Army was a Taiwanese troop of Japanese force/Axis powers that fought in the Pacific War/World War II between 1940 and 1944. The Takasago soldiers were descendants of a brave and powerful people from the mountains of Taiwan, people with a strong warrior tradition.
They impressed their rivals with their cunning, tenacity and skill on the battlefield, and they became the most revered and most feared combat unit in the Japanese Imperial Army."


Also announced is a re-release of their 2006 album, Seediq Bale, in an expanded form.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=156143

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
April 1st 2011

18005 Comments


Lol this band.

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JarethCutestory
April 1st 2011

546 Comments


The only reason I remember them is because they played Ozzfest the year it was free and I decided to go.

danielito19
April 1st 2011

4335 Comments


lols symphonic bm

DoubtGin
April 1st 2011

6748 Comments


oh god that pic

Hawks
April 1st 2011

34293 Comments


Seediq Bale is one of my favorite symphonic black metal albums, but I didn't even listen to the last one after all the negative attention it got.

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2011

8738 Comments


i really hope this is better than Mirror of Retribution because Seediq Bale was really good

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CladInShadows971
April 1st 2011

13 Comments


Band is really good, and I loved Mirror of Retribution. Very excited about this.

xcharlesx
April 2nd 2011

192 Comments


thought of moss at first but then i was like

FatChickIrl
April 2nd 2011

4096 Comments


Hyped. Mirror of Retribution was sweet.

Gmork89
April 2nd 2011

5479 Comments


These guys kick ass live.

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CaptWaffles
April 2nd 2011

192 Comments


"These guys kick ass live."

Yes they do.

Also hope this is more like Seediq Bale, which was freakin sweet

ZippaThaRippa
April 2nd 2011

2415 Comments


Man this band

Bitchfork
April 2nd 2011

7584 Comments


lol just lol

Bitchfork
April 2nd 2011

7584 Comments


one album away from being nsbm amirite with Yeh's descrip?

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2011

16242 Comments


Hate this band

cvlts
April 3rd 2011

8954 Comments


holy fuck this looks bad.

BallsToTheWall
April 3rd 2011

44164 Comments


These douchebags need to admit their COF influence instead of hiding behind it. Also first album ruled, second album blew. Hope this is decent.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
April 3rd 2011

8738 Comments


yeah Mirror of Retribution was pretty awful but their previous album gives me hope that they can pull it together

TheSpirit
April 3rd 2011

17130 Comments


Comments bassist Doris Yeh: "The Takasago Army was a Taiwanese troop of Japanese force/Axis powers that fought in the Pacific War/World War II between 1940 and 1944. The Takasago soldiers were descendants of a brave and powerful people from the mountains of Taiwan, people with a strong warrior tradition.
They impressed their rivals with their cunning, tenacity and skill on the battlefield, and they became the most revered and most feared combat unit in the Japanese Imperial Army.


Apparently they weren't cunning enough

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BallsToTheWall
April 3rd 2011

44164 Comments


Zach Snyder should make a movie about them.

TheSpirit
April 3rd 2011

17130 Comments


why write an album about a bunch of guys that lost

BallsToTheWall
April 3rd 2011

44164 Comments


The undead Nazi beatdown in Sucker Punch was pretty awesome tbh. Hot bitches with guns/swords...one whom looks like an elf...thats a dream come true.

FatChickIrl
April 3rd 2011

4096 Comments


Just saw insidious, meh

Mewcopa0
April 3rd 2011

1798 Comments


symphonic bowel movements

AgentZero
April 3rd 2011

321 Comments


So the Takasago army was the reason we dropped The Bomb?

AgentZero
April 3rd 2011

321 Comments


...and the band's missing vowel pisses me off.

Voytek
April 4th 2011

139 Comments


taiwanese metal lol

that country does have some great indie bands

Iamthe Nightstars
April 4th 2011

2180 Comments


The only reason I remember them is because they played Ozzfest the year it was free and I decided to go. [2]

darkwargreymon
June 14th 2011

188 Comments


awesome, love this band,i hope this album is like seediq bale



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