Global Music Award-winning Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY are pleased to officially announce their highly-anticipated North American fall headline tour dates, featuring heavy metal frontrunners INCITE as special guests. The tour will kick off on September 16th in White Hall, MD, visiting a total of 24 cities and coming to a close in Montreal, QC on October 14th. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
Frontman Nature Ganganbaigal states, “We are super excited to be going out on the road with our brothers in INCITE! We will be hitting a lot of new towns on this run and also going back to some of our favorite venues from our last tour. So we ask you: North America, are you ready to raid with us?”
TENGGER CAVALRY 2016 Fall Headline Dates w/ INCITE:
TENGGER CAVALRY recently released their new Mountain Side EP, which can be ordered here. 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.
A fully acoustic version of their most recent full-length release, Blood Sacrifice Shaman, is also available now. Download via Bandcamp here. Make sure to also check out the band’s official guitar tab book, featuring guitar tabs of band’s most popular songs such as “War Horse”, “Horseman” and “Hymn of the Earth”. Get your copy now via Amazon, or download digitally via iTunes.
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 CAVALRYhas 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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