“Set Fire To The Island”, the new video from Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC, can be seen below. Directed by Hoiji Huang and Alulu Kuo, the clip features stunning live footage from last year’s Mass Battle concert in Taiwan and serves as a teaser for their pending Next Republic Asia Tour 2013.
Says CHTHONIC bassist Doris Yeh: “This is the live video we shot when we first played the song. It’s the most exciting song to play off the entire album!
“It has now become a ‘tradition’ for the fans in Taiwan to come to our show with ghost money, they throw in the air to show respect and release all kinds of their emotions.
“When I see the ghost money thrown in the air, sometimes the scenery before my eyes seems like a dream.”
“Set Fire To The Island” comes off CHTHONIC‘s seventh album, “Bú-Tik”, which was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtsson, who also worked on 2011’s critically lauded “Takasago Army” full-length and finds the band sharpening their signature brand of self-dubbed symphonic “orient metal.”
“Bú-Tik” was released in North America via Spinefarm Records in the U.S. digitally on June 18 and on CD on June 25.
With “Bú-Tik”, CHTHONIC continue their mission to build awareness of the myths of Taiwan and the tragic events in their country’s history. Centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, “Bú-Tik” highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits!”