Chthonic premiere ‘Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire’ video with Terrorizer

By on 24 May 2013

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Taiwanese metallers Chthonic are premiering their brand new video for ‘Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire’ exclusively with Terrorizer.

‘Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire’ is the second single to be taken from Chthonic’s forthcoming seventh album ‘Bù-Tik’, which is due for release 3 June via Spinefarm.

The video was once again directed by Lin Chun and this time, the entire video was filmed in an outdoor swimming pool and, as fate would have it, the sunny day soon turned to a raging storm, creating the level of intensity both director and band were looking for…

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“When a person encounters difficulties, he might feel as though he is going through a storm, so I chose to shoot with water,” explains Lin Chun. “No-one was prepared for the storm, but it  brought a fabulous effect to the video!”

With bassist Doris Yeh adding: “It seemed such a coincidence when it started to pour. The cameraman was completely soaked and shivering, so I was thinking: ‘Okay! Let’s get this done quickly so he can get out of the water!’”

According to vocalist Freddy Lim, ‘Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire’ recounts the story of pirates in East Asia in the Age Of Exploration: “We’re not encouraging kidnapping or robbery, but the challenge to conventional authority here is indeed inspiring. According to historical accounts, the pirates—who came from islands between Japan & Indonesia—had planned to overthrow the Ming Empire of China and the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan, and some of them eventually settled along Taiwan’s western coast…”

For a behind the scenes look at ‘Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire’ click here and check out Chthonic on Facebook.

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Chthonic are also confirmed to play on the Pepsi Max Stage at this years Download festival, on Saturday 15 June. The band last appeared on the hallowed grounds of Donington in 2011, but this time around they are returning with an oriental orchestra. Says Doris: “This is the first time we’ll have played with the orchestra outside of Taiwan. We’re really hoping to present a show that people will be talking about for some time to come…”

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