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Metalhead Politics

7 EpisodesProduced by Chthonic, Ghost Island Media 鬼島之音Website

From Freddy Lim, vocalist of the metal band Chthonic and a member of parliament in Taiwan, and Emily Y. Wu, co-founder of Ghost Island Media, this is Metalhead Politics: a podcast on music, politics, and Taiwan. A co-production of Chthonic and Ghost Island Media. A Middag project.由閃靈樂團及鬼島之音合製的「政治重金屬… read more

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New World Order (Season 1 Finale) / “Carved in Bloodstone”

December 10th, 2020


Freddy and Emily discuss China’s global aggression and the possible new world order. 

Freddy warns about the rise of Chinese digital dictatorship that will eventually affect every democratic state. While China relies on …

Nation Building / Napalm Death (Barney Greenway)

October 10th, 2020


Featuring our interview with Barney Greenway from Napalm Death (a childhood hero of Freddy!) where we talked about metal, dissent, and standing up for what we believe in.

Released on October 10 (the designated national …

What Hollywood can learn from Taiwan / “One Thousand Eyes”

September 7th, 2020


China’s overreaching influence in Hollywood is something that’s just become apparent. In Taiwan, however, this has been a reality for our creative …

Transitional Justice / “Taste the Black Tears”

August 1st, 2020


In this third episode, we get funky and talk about mummies, statues, and tales of horror - all legacies of Taiwan’s 38 years of martial law and White Terror under Chiang Kai-shek’s regime. But most importantly, we talk …

Systematic Oppression / “Millenia’s Faith Undone”

June 30th, 2020


Episode 2 of METALHEAD POLITICS, a new show by Freddy Lim of Chthonic and Emily Y. Wu of Ghost Island Media. 

It’s been a hell of a month. Freddy and …

Democracy (in times of crisis) / "Supreme Pain for the Tyrant"

June 1st, 2020


Here it goes - the inaugural episode of METALHEAD POLITICS, a new show by Freddy Lim of Chthonic and Emily Y. Wu of Ghost Island Media. 

It’s been tough for Chthonic to get back on their world tours since their frontman …

Coming Soon: June 1

May 23rd, 2020


From FREDDY LIM, vocalist of Chthonic and a member of parliament in Taiwan, and EMILY Y. WU, co-founder of Ghost Island Media, this is METALHEAD …

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