The band’s stated goal is to use their music to bring ancient history and mythology into the modern era, especially the tragic pan-green history and myths of Taiwan (for example, those of the Seediq people). The name “Chthonic” is a Greek word which refers to the earth and can have implications of the underworld. As a topic of much confusion, the name is actually pronounced as “Thonic”.
Chthonic is also known for their shocking and original stage costumes, which is composed mainly of corpsepaint, but has other unique things to it: Freddy’s most recent facepaint has a stamp on it, believed to be the mark of a damned spirit. Doris has corpsepaint to make herself look like some goddess of death or female demon. Jesse’s corpse paint has curses written all over it, with sharp teeth. The bottom half of Dani’s face is covered in a black shiny demon mask. Cj has a cloth wrapped around her head, which, in mythology is a spell to raise Chinese Vampires from the dead.
BAND WEBSITE: http://chthonic.org/