Taiwan’s Chthonic is the source of not one, but two of the best metal videos of 2011. We featured one of them here and the second one here. Chthonic is also the source of one of the year’s most interesting albums. Oh hell, why pussyfoot around? In my opinion, it’s also one of the year’s best metal albums. Our own Andy Synn was pretty high on it, too, as you can tell from his review.
The album was released in certain parts of the world weeks and weeks ago, but it’s not scheduled for official release by Spinefarm Records in NorthAm until September 6. The band will be following that up with a three-week North American tour in support of Arch Enemy, accompanied by DevilDriver and Skeletonwitch. Fucking tasty line-up, that one. The tour dates, which thankfully include The Emerald City, are after the jump.
But the main reason for this post is to alert you that the entire album is now available for streaming at AOL. It’s worth hearing, and HERE is the link.
CHTHONIC North American Khaos 2011 Tour
w/ Arch Enemy, DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch
9/08/2011 Ram’s Head– Baltimore, MD
9/09/2011 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
9/10/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/12/2011 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
9/13/2011 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
9/14/2011 Phoenix – Toronto, ON
9/17/2011 The Garrick Center – Winnipeg, MB
9/19/2011 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
9/20/2011 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB
9/22/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
9/23/2011 Showbox – Seattle, WA
9/24/2011 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
9/26/2011 Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
9/27/2011 Nokia Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/29/2011 The Marquee – Phoenix, AZ
9/30/2011 The Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/1/2011 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
10/3/2011 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
10/4/2011 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL