Video footage of vocalist Freddy Lim of Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC telling the story behind the band’s song “Broken Jade” can be seen below. The track comes off the group’s sixth album, “Takasago Army”, which was released in North America on September 6 via Spinefarm Records. 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.
CHTHONIC bassist/backing vocalist Doris Yeh previously stated about “Takasago Army”, “It’s a masterpiece of the elements of Orient folk and extreme metal. The background revolves around WWII, and we want to reveal the spirit of finding your own dignity through the most difficult and dangerous mission on the battle ground. The closer you cone to death, the more you know who you are.”
Coinciding with the North American release of the record, CHTHONIC embarked on a three-week tour supporting ARCH ENEMY. The North American Khaos 2011 trek commenced on September 8 in Maryland and steamrolled its way across the country and Canada. DEVILDRIVER and SKELETONWITCH also appeared on the bill.
Freddy Lim talking about “Broken Jade”:
“Broken Jade” music video: