CHTHONIC Posts Video For “Set Fire To The Island”

Wednesday, 21st August 2013

Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC have posted the video for “Set Fire to the Island,” a song from the band’s new album, Bú-Tik, which was released in North America via Spinefarm Records in the U.S. digitally on June 18 and on CD on June 25. The clip was directed by Hoiji Huang and Alulu Kuo, and 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.”

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!”

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