ordered tonight a compilation album by ChthoniC, titled "Pandemonium - Best Of ChthoniC'. I have their recent three albums, and this compilation covers previous albums. You probably never heard of this band, but I love them. Chthonic (sometimes typeset ChthoniC or ChThoniC) is a Taiwanese heavy metal band, formed in 1995 in Taipei. They have been called "the Black Sabbath of Asia." The group incorporates influences from traditional Taiwanese music including the classical Chinese instrument erhu (the band often calls it hiân-á [絃仔] in their native Taiwanese).