Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY recently released their new Mountain Side EP, which can be ordered here. This Sunday, May 15, the band will kick off their U.S. headline tour in support of the EP, beginning in Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie. The tour will hit 18 cities, closing at Webster Hall in New York City on June 4. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
To prepare for the tour kick-off, head to Metal Injection now to watch an exclusive stream of TENGGER CAVALRY‘s recent acoustic-only performance at NYC’s Joe’s Pub: http://www.metalinjection.net/
TENGGER CAVALRY U.S TOUR DATES:
5/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
5/16 – Huntington, WV @ V Club
5/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter Lounge
5/18 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
5/19 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
5/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
5/21 – Omaha, NE @ Alchemy
5/22 – Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
5/24 – Seattle, WA @ Highline
5/25 – Portland, OR @ Ash St. Saloon
5/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
5/27 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
5/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
5/31 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
6/1 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
6/2 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
6/3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvederes
6/4 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall – Marlin Room
TENGGER CAVALRY recently announced the release of their first ever guitar tab book, featuring guitar tabs of band’s most popular songs such as “War Horse”, “Horseman” and “Hymn of the Earth”. You can get your copy now via Amazon, or download digitally viaiTunes.
Also available now from TENGGER CAVALRY is a fully acoustic version of their most recent full-length release, Blood Sacrifice Shaman. Download via Bandcamp here. While on Bandcamp, make sure to check out ethnic fiddle-player Robert McLaughlin’s solo side project.
TENGGER CAVALRY‘s latest offering, Mountain Side EP, features re-orchestrated versions of popular tracks, as well as completely new music accented by acoustic, instrumental and remix versions. The EP also features bonus live tracks and folk recordings. In particular, the re-recording of the band’s already popular track “War Horse” still features the traditional Mongolian throat-singing that TENGGER CAVALRY is known for, but has now been completely re-composed and re-recorded to include influences such as Mongolian traditional folk, Native American tribal music, and cinematic film landscapes. TENGGER CAVALRY was recently awarded a Bronze Medal for the EP title track “Mountain Side” as part of the Global Music Awards.
About TENGGER CAVALRY:
Nature Ganganbaigal and TENGGER CAVALRY have been turning heads in the music world since the band’s inception in 2010. In 2014, Ganganbaigal released his Mongolian New Age album To Where Tengger Leads Me. The album won a bronze medal from Global Music Awards and a nomination from Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In 2015, Nature moved to New York City from China and re-located the band with brand new American members. Last year, the band released a new album, Blood Sacrifice Shaman, out via Metal Hell Records and available for streaming here.
TENGGER CAVALRY blends the nomadic music tradition of Central Asia with heavy metal music, creating the unique music genre mentioned above, Mongolian folk metal.Nature Ganganbaigal performs multiple Mongolian nomadic instruments including Mongolian horse-head fiddle Morin Khuur, Mongolian flute, Tibetan horn, Mongolian guitar (Tovshuur) and other instruments native to the region. He is also able to sing using the ancient Mongolian singing tradition of Khoomei, also known as throat singing or overtone singing. After the release of four studio albums in Europe and United States, TENGGER CAVALRY has become known as one of the most unique, innovative and exciting metal bands in Asia.
“A combination made in heaven, or, the spirit world.” – MTV
“How do you make metal heavier? Add some traditional Mongolian music.” – CNN
“An internationally recognized rock band” – Huffington Post
“Expressive scene of pagan culture.” – The Guardian
“They’re flying the banner of heaven.” – Noisey
“Ready to truly unleash Mongolian folk-metal on the rest of the world.” – TeamRock
“Evoking the bittersweet solitude of a lone rider.” – Chicago Reader
“Sounds bad ass.” – Metal Injection
“Packed with memorable moments” – Terrorizer
“The leading Mongolian folk metal band in the world.” – Sputnikmusic
TENGGER CAVALRY original line-up is:
Nature Ganganbaigal – performs multiple Mongolian nomadic instruments including Mongolian fiddle Morin Khuur, Mongolian flute, Mongolian guitar (Tovshuur) and other instruments native to the region. He is also able to sing using the ancient Mongolian singing tradition of Khoomei, also known as throat singing or overtone singing.
Drummer, Josh Schifris – Josh has been drumming since the 4th grade and has been gigging fairly heavily since the age of 17. Having formed Thrashole, he has also played with Lesch Nyhan and Entropy (who are currently preparing for an LP release) as well as Tengger Cavalry. He has opened for legendary bands like Negura Bunget, Lich King and Philm.
Bass, Alex Abayev – Coming from a strong extreme death metal background, Alex performed with renowned metal acts such as Immortal and Cephalic Carnage. His Central Asian heritage also gives him the talent to capture the spirit of the nomadic folk.
Ethnic fiddle, Robert McLaughlin – Growing up with a close relationship with Tuva people in USA, Robert studied the Tuva fiddle Igil, Tuva throat singing and Tuva language. He is also a real shaman and practices spiritual acts.
Morin Khuur, Uljmuren – is a professional Morin Khuur fiddle player from Inner Mongolia, China. He majored in Music Recording back in Beijing and formed multiple rock bands in the Beijing rock scene. He is also a professional film producer.
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