Chthonic is a Taiwanese metal band originally formed in 1995, with the existing line-up having been together since 2005 Their music blends metal with traditional Chinese instruments and lyrically they are influenced by Taiwan's mythology. Taoist folk beliefs and the country's labyrinthine history. Each of their albums is a complete and conceptual story. They are renowned for their costumes, make-up, and highly visual stage shows. They are also well known for their outspoken political views on human rights. Taiwanese independence and women's rights. Ian-Bu was filmed at a festival in Taiwan in their most recent album Bu-Tik, released in Europe by Spinefarm. The DVD also includes the promo video tracks from the album among the bonus features.