Chthonic Keyboardist CJ KAO'S face mask contains a spell to raise vampires from the dead.
The name "Chthonic" is a Greek word which refers to the earth and can have implications of the underworld. Chthonic (pronounced [thon-ick]), is an adjective pertaining to deities, spirits or creatures that dwell in the underworld. Chthonic is derived from the Greek god of the underworld with the phonetic translation into Mandarin as Shan-ling.
The lead vocalist, Freddy Lim, is notably active in the political scene and supports Taiwan independence. The band is also banned in parts of China for their political views.
Winner of the Golden Melody Award 2003, the Grammy Awards in East Asia.