TENGGER CAVALRY Reveals Mini Tour Documentary + Mongolian Excursion Photo Gallery
North American Headline Tour with Incite Begins Friday, September 16!
View the Mini Documentary and Photos Now via Decibel Magazine
New Mountain Side EP Out Now | Order via iTunes
Global Music Award-winning Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY recently announced their upcoming 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, coming to a close in Revere, MA on October 15th. Get your tickets here: www.bandsintown.com/tenggercavalry
In celebration of next week’s tour kick-off, the band has teamed up with Decibel Magazineto 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.
In addition to the mini tour documentary, Decibel is also hosting an exclusive series of photos taken by frontman Nature Ganganbaigal during his recent pilgrimage to Mongolia. Nature details each moment captured with personal descriptions. View the tour documentary and Mongolian photo gallery here: http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/9/2/tengger-cavalry-release-first-us-tour-documentary
Nature states, “TENGGER CAVALRY‘s musical soul is rooted in nomadic culture. Without nomadic life, nomadic music can’t exist, and that’s why I decided to go back to Mongolia. Spending time with nomads, horses, sheep and cows offered a realistic experience, putting me deep in touch with those traditional roots. It’s important for me to remember what it feels like to ride horses across the boundless grassland, for example, and to translate that experience into our music, making it as authentic as possible. It’s not possible to be fully influenced just from studying cultures in books, films or other media. We need to immerse ourselves in the traditions of the homeland.”
TENGGER CAVALRY 2016 Fall Headline Dates w/ INCITE:
9/16 – White Hall, MD @ Shadow Woods – no Incite
9/17 – Asheville, 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 @ Katacombes
10/15 – Revere, MA @ Sammy’s Patio
TENGGER CAVALRY‘s most recent release, the Mountain Side EP, 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 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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