But you could be at the band’s most significant gig to date as they prepare to play an outdoor show in their home country at an historic temple!
Chthonic are offering up two flights to Taiwan for the October 22 shindig – all you have to do is try your hand singing the chorus to new tune Takao from the band’s latest album Takasago Army…
After touring with Arch Enemy in 2010, Chthonic re-unite with Angela Gossow and co. for a one-off show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on December 6th – this is part of Arch Enemy’s ‘KHAOS 2011 Tour’, with Warbringer also featuring on the bill.
This show follows Turisas’ Stand Up And Fight UK tour (Oct/Nov), on which Chthonic will be Special Guests, with Spinefarm label-mates, heroic metallers Kiuas, opening up the bill.
Chthonic have just released Takasago Army through Spinefarm Records and a new single will be issued in support of the Turisas tour. Entitled Broken Jade, this epic track features the WW2 surrender speech from Emperor Hirohito, and it will be available with both English and Taiwanese vocals.
But next month the focus will be on the band’s hotly anticipated outdoor concert in Sing-Ling temple, Puli, Taiwan.
Sing-Ling temple is an ancient battlefield and a historical landmark of Puli town. As well as being an essential part of Chthonic’s latest three albums – a trilogy story – the band has also written two songs that adopt Sing-Ling temple in the titles. One is Sing-Ling Temple from the album Mirror of Retribution, and the other one is Quell the Souls in Sing-Ling Temple from the new album.
Now Chthonic have bagged two flight tickets to give away to overseas fans!
To join the contest, all you have to do is to upload a video clip of your singing Takao’s Taiwanese chorus part.
Send your video link to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 21. Chthonic will announce the winner on September 22 via Facebook!
For those who need some help, here is the pronunciation of Takao’s Taiwanese chorus:
To?-káng khí hong-íngTông-tông lâm-jî beh tshut-tsingKhì-sè hám-t?ng Tha-khá-oohTsê khai hiòng lí guá tsiân-tîng !!!