When we posted our review of the latest Metsatöll album this week, we joked on Facebook that it was an apt time to do so, what with the pagan festival of Easter taking place this week. But it got us thinking – rather than wheel out some lame, been-done-to-death LOL-zombie-Jesus Christianity-is-bad Sunday Slaylist, why not go full pagan? And what could be more pagan than Paganfest 2014?
There are at least two artists that scrobble with this name;
1) Chthonic (sometimes typeset ChthoniC or ChThoniC) is a Taiwanese black metal band, formed in 1995 in Taipei. They have been called "the Black Sabbath of Asia." The group incorporates influences from traditional Taiwanese music, including adaptations of folk songs and the use of traditional instruments, most notably the erhu (often called the hiân-á [絃仔] in the band's native Taiwanese). Read more on Last.fm
Chthonic on Thrash Hits
June 19th, 2013
You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!
June 15th, 2013
LOOK! It’s a picture of Doris Yeh, aka Doris Thunder Tears. We know what you’re like. We know why you’re coming to look at our gallery of photos from Chthonic’s set at Download Festival 2013.
April 1st, 2013
We’re at the mercy of modern technology for this episode of the Thrash Hits Podcast – Raz has decamped to the USA for a few weeks for SXSW and some California sunshine, leaving the rest of us here in miserable old England. With possibly the dodgiest Skype connection imaginable, Hugh and Raz discuss how SXSW has changed over the years, as well as speculating on how two very different kinds of hype affect bands – that currently being felt by Ghost (or Ghost BC, if you’re an American) and the kind that surrounds Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats.
March 25th, 2013
August 18th, 2012
Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2012 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]
August 14th, 2012
We could write anything at all about Chthonic’s main stage performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, and it probably wouldn’t matter a jot. Why? Because you’ll probably just skip reading this and just head straight to our photo gallery to ogle pictures of Doris Yeh. We know what you’re like.
February 23rd, 2012
Bloodstock Open Air have confirmed another eight names for their 2012 bill – Lock Up and Chthonic for the Ronnie James Dio (aka Main) stage, and Alcest, Winterfylleth, Demonic Resurrection, Headcharger, Eastern Front and Ancient Ascendant as those named for the Sophie Lancaster (aka Second) stage.
Damnation Festival announces Devin Townsend as 2011 headliner, plus Chthonic join Terrorizer stage line-up
August 11th, 2011
Damnation Festival continues their fine tradition of booking amazing acts for their festival today, when they announced that The Devin Townsend Project is to headline this year’s event. As anyone who’s ever seen Townsend perform live can testify, the Canadian is well-deserving of the epithet of “genius” that is so often levelled at him, and his booking for Damnation Festival has gotten us even more excited that we’re going to be seeing him this weekend at Bloodstock Open Air. We’re bringing hot sauce and everything.
July 4th, 2011
Yeah baby! The Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page is back! All of our Download Festival 2011 coverage from the weekend is going be linked to from this here page, so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours and gossip, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.