9th Empyrean

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9th Empyrean
Chthonic - 9th Empyrean (Chinese Version).jpg
Cover on Chinese Version
Studio album by
GenreSymphonic black metal
LanguageChinese, English, Taiwanese
Chthonic chronology
Where the Ancestors' Souls Gathered
9th Empyrean
Relentless Recurrence
Cover on English Version
Chthonic - 9th Empyrean (TaiwaneseVersion).jpg

9th Empyrean is the second studio album by Taiwanese black metal band Chthonic, released in 2000.[1] The album was originally only available in Taiwan, until it was re-released by Nightfall Records in English format in 2002. Both versions of the album are now out of print and is hard to find.

It is the only Chthonic album to feature two different (although similar) album covers upon its initial release.

Track listing[edit]

Chinese version[edit]

1."海息 慢板"2:45
2."第一節 序"1:39
3."第二節 幽游冥河"6:58
4."第三節 支那之喚"6:02
5."第四節 匯神"1:43
6."第五節 侵"7:46
7."第六節 玄蒼"2:10
8."第七節 永固邦稷"9:15

English version (2002)[edit]

1."Breath of Ocean"2:45
2."Mother Isle Disintegrated. Aboriginal Gods Enthroned (Chapter 2)"1:39
3."Floated Unconsciously In the Acheron"6:58
4."Summon of China"6:02
5."Gods Souls Gathered"1:43
7."Upon the Empyrean"2:10
8."Guard the Isle Eternally"9:06


  • Freddy Lim – lead vocals, erhu
  • Jesse Liu – guitar, backing vocals
  • Doris Yeh – bass, backing vocals
  • Ambrosia – keyboards
  • A-Jay – drums


  1. ^ "Discography at official ChthoniC website". Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2011.