I had been hearing about this band for a few months before their sold out appearance at Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve which I sadly missed out on. Good Metal fortune would find me meeting the bands founder at the Amon Amarth press listening at Saint Vitus Bar and after numerous exchanges I can safely admit to you readers that I am in their corner for sure. Earlier today a press release came out that announced the bands touring plans and I have shared this with you along with the tour poster. I’ll be back at the close with some additional thoughts so let’s get rolling.
The Press Release:
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/video/tengger-cavalry-plays-a-fantastic-unplugged-set
The 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
But Wait There’s More:
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 via iTunes.
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.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m still REALLY new to the band but that doesn’t mean I am not enjoying it all. There is a terrific and different sound to this group and one should expect that of course. I am sure that most of you Folk-Metal minded folks are super entrenched on the Scandinavian stuff but now it’s time to set our exploratory aural interests to the Far East and take a potentially treacherous path to Mongolia. Arm yourself my Metal fiends, it is time for the warriors to ride. What do you think of this concert tour announcement? Let me know in the comments section below and while you are here, take a chance on ordering some of their music via the handy links below.
Official Website: http://www.tengger-cavalry.com/