TENGGER CAVALRY Premieres New Track “The Struggle”
+ Begins North American Headline Tour with INCITE Today
Listen to “The Struggle” Now via Billboard
New Mountain Side EP Out Now | Order via iTunes
Global Music Award-winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY are kicking off their North American headline tour with INCITE today! Tickets are available now at this location.
In celebration of today’s kick-off, Billboard is exclusively premiering a brand new single from the band, entitled “The Struggle”. Listen here and read an interview with TENGGER CAVALRY vocalist Nature Ganganbaigal: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7511065/tengger-cavalry-the-struggle-premiere
Ganganbaigal explains that “The Struggle” is a unique track in the band’s catalog, as it does not follow their distinctive nomadic songwriting theme. It was written about personal struggle – a subject all listeners can relate to.
In the interview, Ganganbaigal states to Billboard, “‘The Struggle’ is very different from all the other TENGGER CAVALRY songs, because this one is a very personal song that expresses inner strife. We usually write songs about nomadic culture and traditions like horses and war. In life, we all deal with a crisis of faith or a massive life challenge, which is what ‘The Struggle’ is about: a person trying hard to put themselves back together when confronting a meltdown. Musically, we used a Central-Asian melody to articulate the [sorrowful] part.”
You can hear TENGGER CAVALRY perform “The Struggle” as well as recent favorites like “War Horse” on their upcoming tour. See below for all confirmed tour dates.
TENGGER CAVALRY 2016 Fall Headline Dates w/ INCITE:
9/16 – White Hall, MD @ Shadow Woods – no Incite
9/17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Rabbit Hole
9/18 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Tavern
9/19 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
9/20 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
9/21 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Rail Club
9/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/24 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
9/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
9/29 – Oakland, CA @ Opera House
9/30 – Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
10/1 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
10/2 – Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
10/3 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
10/5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro
10/6 – Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
10/7 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/8 – Champaign, IL @ Hi Drive
10/9 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
10/10 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
10/11 – Detroit, MI @ Smalls
10/12 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/13 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/14 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
10/15 – Revere, MA @ Sammy’s Patio
TENGGER CAVALRY recently teamed up with Decibel Magazine to share a mini tour documentary created after their last U.S. run. The documentary was directed by Uljmuren, TENGGER CAVALRY‘s Morin Khuur player, who has an extensive television background in his native China. You can visit Uljmuren’s studio online at www.nymbat.com. View the tour documentary and a Mongolian pilgrimage photo gallery by Nature Ganganbaigal here: http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/9/2/tengger-cavalry-release-first-us-tour-documentary
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. 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.
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.
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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