Chthonic Supports Marduk in Europe and Finland

Having recently completed a 60-show North American tour that saw them become the first-ever Asian extreme metal band to play Ozzfest, the Taiwanese six-piece ChthoniC has confirmed a third leg of its fall European tour. In between tours of England with Canada’s 3 Inches of Blood and Western Europe with Finland’s Ensiferum, the group will join black metal legends Marduk for a week-long tour of Finland and the Baltic States.

“When we started ChthoniC,” says vocalist Freddy Lim, “we practiced by playing songs by Cradle of Filth and Marduk, so it’s pretty unbelievable that we just finished playing a few shows with Cradle in the U.S. and will soon get to support Marduk!”

ChthoniC’s upcoming European tour schedule is now as follows:

Nov. 7 – Wolverhampton, UK – Little Civic (w/ 3 Inches of Blood)
Nov. 8 – Southampton, UK – The Brook (w/ 3 Inches of Blood)
Nov. 9 – Minehead, UK – Hard Rock Hell Festival (w/ Cradle of Filth, My
Dying Bride, Twisted Sister, etc.)
Nov. 11 – Swindon, UK – Rims Head (w/ locals)
Nov. 12 – Brighton, UK – The New Freebutt (w/ 3 Inches of Blood)
Nov. 13 – London, UK – Barfly (w/ 3 Inches of Blood)
Nov. 14 – Vilnius, LIT – Mulen Ruzas (w/ Marduk)
Nov. 15 – Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena (w/ Marduk)
Nov. 16 – Tallin, EST – Nomme Cult (w/ Marduk)
Nov. 18 – Turku, FIN – Klubi (w/ Marduk)
Nov. 19 – Tampere, FIN – Ravintola Hella (w/ Marduk)
Nov. 20 – Kuopio, FIN – Henry’s Pub (w/ Marduk)
Nov. 21 – Helsinki, FIN – Nightlife Rock (w/ Marduk)
Nov. 30 – Hamburg, GER – Markthalle (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 1 – Potsdam, GER – Lindenpark (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 2 – Glachau, GER – Alte Spinnerei (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 3 – Ingolstadt, GER – Paradox (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 4 – Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 5 – Hameln, GER – Regenbogen (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 6 – Leeuwarden, NL – Romein (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 7 – Vosselar, BEL – Biebob (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 8 – Koln, GER – Underground (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 9 – Karlsruhe, GER – Substage (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 11 – Budapest, HUN – Wigwam (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 12 – Brno, CZ – Fleda (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 13 – Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 14 – Pratteln, CH – Z7 (w/ Ensiferum)
Dec. 15 – Illingen, GER – Hexentanz Festival (w/ Korpiklanni, Ensiferum,
Insania, etc.)

In August, ChthoniC flew straight from the Dallas Ozzfest to the Wacken Open
Air festival in Germany, Europe’s largest annual heavy metal event, only to
fly back to America immediately afterwards in order to resume its
“UNlimited” tour (named to protest how the United Nations [UN] limits
Taiwan’s full participation as an independent country). Lim says the band is
grateful that this European leg of the tour — which kicked off in Taipei
earlier this summer following the international re-release of 2002’s
“Relentless Recurrence” and last year’s “A Decade On The Throne” 2CD/DVD
live set — will last longer than a few hours.

“We spent a ridiculous amount of time in airplanes getting to Europe just to
play for 40 minutes at Wacken, so we’re excited to spend six full weeks
there this time and have the chance to visit so many different countries,”
Lim says.

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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