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Tengger Cavalry

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Tengger Cavalry Posts "Cursed"

Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry has already released two new singles from upcoming album, "Die On My Ride," which is due out June 2nd via M-Theory Audio.

Those previous tracks, entitled "Die On My Ride" and "Ashley," portray two very different sides of the band, both musically and conceptually.

Today, Tengger Cavalry is introducing a third track into the mix. "Cursed" is a more introspective look at breaking down personal barriers risen by oneself and others. Check it out below.

"'Cursed' is about breaking barriers," says frontman Nature G. "Society has always put up different mental and physical barriers barring individuals just trying to achieve their dreams. You are too short, you are minority, you are a female not a man, you are from somewhere else, you don't look good enough.

"All these disadvantages that we think we are born with, are like a curse to us. We are cursed for believing these barriers, aren't we? No, we are not. We need to break this barrier of belief. We need to strike it and claim who we are supposed to be. Cursed, or rise above the curse." More...

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Tengger Cavalry Releases New Song

In addition to releasing upcoming full-length album, "Die On My Ride," on June 2nd via M-Theory Audio, nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry just announced a 25+ date North American headline tour featuring support from Felix Martin and Helsott.

After the release of the band's first single and title track (streaming here), the band teased that more tracks would be released showcasing a different side of Tengger Cavalry both musically and conceptually.

Enter "Ashley," a brand new, slightly pop-influenced ballad streaming below. The track delivers an expansion of the band's influences and styles that will appeal to a wider fan audience.

Frontman Nature G explains: "Most of Tengger Cavalry's songs are war or warrior related, telling stories of epic adventures that get our fans excited and ready to go raid with us! This song, however, is an experiment in personal emotion. It is a love song, and written in our signature sound, yet also blends in some pop music flavor, as a small surprise for our fans." More...

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Tengger Cavalry Announces Tour With Felix Martin

June 2nd, 2017 will mark the release of Tengger Cavalry's upcoming full-length album, "Die On My Ride." Now the band is thrilled to announce that just a day after album drops, a 25+ date North American headline tour will kick off featuring support from Venezuelan world music/progressive fusion guitarist Felix Martin and pagan folk metal group Helsott.

The tour will begin in Montreal, QC on June 3rd and visits several other major Canadian and U.S. cities before coming to an end on July 8th in Manchester, NH (Helsott will appear June 18th - June 27th). See below for a full listing of dates.

Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature G states: "After so many months off the road, hours and hours of recording in the studio and many intense rehearsals, we are so excited to finally hit the road and raid with Felix Martin and Helsott! Helsott is amazing - they play European-influenced pagan folk metal, and Felix Martin is an absolutely skillful progressive-influenced metal/rock act. We're stoked to play many songs from our brand new album and also to have these awesome fellow world/folk music artists out with us!" More...

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Tengger Cavalry Unveils New Album

Bands that take on a "theme" often end up pigeonholing themselves, releasing album after album with the same overarching concept and sound.

When it came time to write and record upcoming full-length album, "Die On My Ride," Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry recognized the opportunity to expand on the band's exotic sound and lyrical explorations by delving into more personal, topical themes of racial discrimination, identity, equal rights, and freedom.

"Die On My Ride," which is scheduled to hit stores on June 2nd, 2017 via M-Theory Audio, delivers the potent, inimitable metal-meets-Mongolian/Central Asian world music sound that diehard Tengger Cavalry fans have come to know and love, while incorporating fresh styles and concepts that a whole new fanbase will enjoy. Listen to the brand new title track, "Die On My Ride," via the lyric video below.

"'Die On My Ride' is a rather different album than all of our previous releases," states Tengger Cavalry mastermind and frontman Nature G."This album reaches a more personal place for us. We discuss personal struggle surrounding identity conflicts, racial discrimination and individual freedoms. I think an important part of existing in modern society is learning to accept one another for who we are and embrace our differences, and to look beyond that to find a deeper connection between each race or ethnic group." More...

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Tengger Cavalry Inks Record Deal

Tengger Cavalry has signed a record deal with M-Theory Audio. The band's new album is expected to be released in June and will be supported by a five-week North American tour and performances at several European summer festivals. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

M-Theory Audio is the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast America. Barbieri comments:

"Tengger Cavalry is one of the most unique new bands, and I've been impressed how Nature Ganganbaigal and the group developed themselves to this point independently. By teaming up with an old friend, Dawn Robinson, as management and now working with us at M-Theory Audio, I'm excited by the upward possibilities the future holds and the fun and breakthroughs possible with their themes and great music."

Frontman Nature Ganganbaigal adds, "To work with Marco, who was an integral part of Century Media, and M-Theory Audio is Tengger Cavalry's greatest honor. We are excited to bring on our next 'raid' together with the mighty M-Theory!" More...

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Tengger Cavalry Releases Avril Lavigne Cover

Global Music Award winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry isn't just all about history, heavy metal, and cultural issues. Sometimes, the NYC-based quintet just wants to take time to have fun.

Tengger Cavalry lets loose this month by recording not one, but two covers of tracks by pop star Avril Lavigne. Showcasing an ability to explore different influences while remaining true to one core unique sound, Tengger Cavalry has unleashed this Mongolian metal version of the hit song, "My Happy Ending."

"My Happy Ending" follows the band's release of another Avril Lavigne cover, "Sk8er Boi," which is available now via iTunes. Frontman Nature Ganganbaigal says: "Recording this track was one of the weirdest ideas I have ever had. Generally, I find that the metal community dislikes pop stuff a lot, but Avril, she does have some good hooks! 'My Happy Ending' has some cool leads and I figured I could spin it around with some Morin Khuur and Mongolian fiddle. I also wanted to use this opportunity to experiment a bit with my clean vocal performance. But, all in all, we just did this for fun. We hope our fans like it!" More...

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Tengger Cavalry Posts New Video

Global Music Award-winning nomadic Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry just released a brand new EP, entitled "kAAn." Today, the band showcases the EP's socially-conscious themes by revealing a new music video for the title track. The following press release was issued about this video:

"The clip puts oppression of nomadic cultures under the spotlight. Much like the United State's own Native American community, who are suffering from governmental and corporate oppression (i.e. Standing Rock), nomadic Mongolians have found their culture threatened by surrounding forces for generations. As brothers in nomadic culture, Tengger Cavalry penned 'kAAn' as a beacon of support."

Front man Ganganbaigal comments, "This century is the century of machine and industry. Nomadic culture is falling apart everywhere around the world. Grasslands and plains are being exploited and it is becoming more acceptable to step into the sacred land of others and get what we need in the moment. We all saw what happened at Standing Rock.

"As distantly related brothers of Native Americans (proven genetically), Tengger Cavalry, an international alliance of Mongols, Central Asians and Northern Asians, felt the need to give our public support to them. This video is about the brotherhood of nomadic people. It doesn't matter what ethnicity you are - if you have a nomadic heart and you love nature and sky, you are one of us, and we will support you!" More...

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Tengger Cavalry Covers Pokemon Theme

Global Music Award-winning nomadic Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry is feeling Pokémon fever with the recent buzz around Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Naturally, the only cure for this fever was to record a cover track! Tengger Cavalry just dropped a Mongolian metal cover of the Pokémon Gym Battle Theme, which you can hear now below.

You can also pre-order Tengger Cavalry's upcoming "kAAn" EP via Bandcamp, where you can also stream new track "Wasted". The band surprised fans with the EP announcement late last month and the release will be available next Monday, December 12th.

Tengger Cavalry will perform one of the band's only local shows this winter at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, December 16th at 8:00pm. The band will be joined by Tungsten, Entropy and Goblin Hovel. More...

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Tengger Cavalry To Play Chinggis Khaan Memorial

Global Music Award-winning nomadic Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry is thrilled to announce an upcoming acoustic performance at the 29th Annual Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony.

The event takes place in Princeton, NJ at the NJHA Conference and Event Center this Saturday, November 5th at 1:00pm. The band's set will include new songs and fan favorites and will begin at 4:00pm.

The Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony, which is presented by the Chinggis Khaan Memorial Foundation and Mongol American Cultural Association, is one of the biggest conferences dedicated to the legendary Mongolian ruler in the United States. The event will also include a Mongolian-American cuisine reception in honor of all of the day's musical performers. For more information, please visit the Mongol American Cultural Association website. More...

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Tengger Cavalry Posts "The Struggle"

Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry is kicking off a North American headline tour with Incite today. In celebration of today's tour start, a brand new single from the band entitled "The Struggle" can be heard below.

Ganganbaigal explains that "The Struggle" is a unique track in the band's catalog, as it does not follow the typical distinctive nomadic songwriting theme. It was written about personal struggle - a subject all listeners can relate to. More...

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Lord Almighty To Play Shadow Woods Metal Fest

Maryland's open air metal camping party Shadow Woods Metal Fest today announces that Boston black metallers Lord Almighty will join the lineup this fall. Other newcomers to the fest include Germany's sludge masters Mantar, North Dakota's eerie Ghost Bath, Canada's frosty Numenorean, and New Jersey's Iberian folk-metalists Windfaerer.

The three-day event continues through the morning of Sunday, September 18th at Camp Hidden Valley, in White Hall, Maryland, about thirty miles north of Baltimore. Now in its second year, Shadow Woods Metal Fest strives to showcase the best in underground metal from diverse subgenres.

"Lord Almighty has a raw, fresh approach to black metal," says festival organizer Mary Spiro. "They display both aggression and beauty when they perform, and we are super stoked to have them!" Lord Almighty replaces Chicago's Empyreus on Saturday night.

Friday night headliners include Brooklyn's post black metal pillagers Tombs, Mongolian folk metal warriors Tengger Cavalry, Detroit's horror-death conjurers Acid Witch, and a special reunion performance from Philly's blackened doom two-piece Sadgiqacea. Saturday headliners include black-thrash alchemists Blood Storm, Pennsylvania death metal stalwarts Sadistic Vision, Maryland's doom metal godfather Scott "Wino" Weinrich with friends from Faith In Jane, and Long Island ritualists Teloch Vovin. The fest will close with the return of Maine's black metal-blues shredders Zud. More...

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Tengger Cavalry Announces North American Tour

Tengger Cavalry is pleased to officially announce North American fall headline tour dates, featuring Incite as special guest. 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?" More...

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Tengger Cavalry Announces NY Show

Mongolian horse-head fiddle and throat-singing performer Nature Ganganbaigal led his folk rock/metal band Tengger Cavalry to a sold out show at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall this past Christmas Eve.

This marked the very first time in Carnegie Hall history that musicians with a strong heavy metal background hold concert at the Carnegie Hall venue. Now this Saturday, June 4th, Tengger Cavalry will again invade Manhattan. Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Venue: Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Address: 125 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
Ages 16+
Tickets: $20 GA
Times: Doors: 6:30, Show Time: 7:00 More...

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Tengger Cavalry Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry recently released the new "Mountain Side" EP (streaming below) and this Sunday, May 15th, the band will kick off a 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 4th. See below for all currently confirmed 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 More...

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Tengger Cavalry Streaming Full New EP

Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry will unleash new "Mountain Side" EP tomorrow, April 1st. In celebration of tomorrow's release, you can hear all the tracks below.

The "Mountain Side" EP features re-orchestrated versions of popular Tengger Cavalry tracks, as well as completely new music accented by acoustic, instrumental and remix versions. The EP also features bonus live tracks and folk recordings. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Mountain Side
3. War Horse (2016 version)
4. Mountain Side (acoustic)
5. Interlude
6. Mountain Side (Club Mix)
7. Krutaya Gora
8. Mountain Side (Instrumental)
9. Bonus-Tengger Cavalry (live)
10. Bonus-Folk Jam 01
11. Bonus-Folk Jam 02 More...

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Tengger Cavalary Posts "War Horse" Video

Still riding high from this year's "Winter Raid" tour dates and a sold out, two hour unplugged Christmas Eve performance at Carnegie Hall, New York City-based Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry is ready to release new music!

The band will unleash the "Mountain Side" EP on April 1st, with pre-orders (including an instant grat track) available here).

In celebration of the EP's release, Tengger Cavalry is sharing a re-recorded version of "War Horse" with fans today. Check it out below. The "Mountain Side" EP features re-orchestrated versions of popular Tengger Cavalary tracks, as well as completely new music accented by acoustic, instrumental and remix versions.

1. Intro
2. Mountain Side
3. War Horse (2016 version)
4. Mountain Side (acoustic)
5. Interlude
6. Mountain Side (Club Mix)
7. Krutaya Gora
8. Mountain Side (Instrumental)
9. Bonus-Tengger Cavalry (live)
10. Bonus-Folk Jam 01
11. Bonus-Folk Jam 02 More...

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Tengger Cavalry Announces More U.S. Shows

Following a sold out, two hour unplugged Christmas Eve performance at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry is pleased to announce three new headlining performances coming soon to the New York tri-state area.

For these shows, the golden horde is joined by a new member, Mongolian fiddle player Uljmuren. In addition, the Mongolian dancing group featured at the band's last Saint Vitus performance, Altan Seseg, will dance at all of the upcoming shows.

1/27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
2/06 - Clifton, NJ @ Clash Bar
3/09 - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub

This winter marks another celebration for Tengger Cavalary. As our country battles the topic of immigration, frontman Nature Ganganbaigal has been officially approved for his green card, allowing the group to continue performing in the United States.

"I am excited to announce that my green card application for Extraordinary Ability just got approved by USCIS. This is amazing, because my application title is literally 'Mongolian Folk Heavy Metal Musician.' This will be very beneficial to the band, and perhaps the genre, as I could continue developing our career stateside and do more US and EU tours in the future," states Ganganbaigal. More...

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Tengger Cavalry Uploads Performance Footage

New York City-based Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry - lead by folk musician and Recording Academy voting member Nature Ganganbaigal - performed a sold out, two hour unplugged set at New York City's Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve. Check out three performance videos from the event below.

Nature Ganganbaigal reflects on the performance's success: "The concert was entirely sold out... lesson learned... next time we'll do this at a bigger venue! It was so fun to see both fine-suited grandpas and tattooed metalheads stand in the same line, everyone there to enjoy music together. We are so humbled to know that fans from as far as DC and even California flew here to see us. It was beyond all of our expectations. Thanks again to all of our fans and friends who came out to support Tengger Cavalry and our brand of music." More...

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Tengger Cavalry Posts More Live Video

Rising New York City-based Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry will perform a two-hour unplugged set at New York City's Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on December 24th, 2015. This performance is the band's first unplugged concert. portraying strong metal rhythms and riff-weaving in the midst of folk tunes.

Earlier this month, Tengger Cavalry invited Metal Injection and Gear Gods to the studio to witness some live performances. Last week "Hymn of the Earth" came online and now you can see Expedition" below. The band also treated Artisan News Service to an exclusive improvised acoustic performance before a Saint Vitus show, with that clip available after the jump. More...

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Tengger Cavalry Posts "Hymn Of The Earth" Video

New York City-based Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry will perform a two-hour unplugged set at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall on December 24th, 2015. This performance is the band's first unplugged concert, portraying strong metal rhythms and riff-weaving in the midst of folk tunes.

In anticipation of the event, Tengger Cavalry invited Gear Gods to the studio to witness a unique (plugged) performance of the track "Hymn of the Earth" accented by Altan Seseg, a Mongolian dancing group formed in New York who perform the traditional dance of Buryat Mongol. This is one of the more entertaining thing you'll see all day, and it's available below.

""Hymn of the Earth" is one of the most folky pieces that Tengger Cavalry has ever composed. It incorporates Mongolian dancing music grooves with hard rock beats," states bandleader Nature Ganganbaigal. "In this video, you'll see dancing by Altan Seseg, a Mongolian dancing group formed in NYC. We really enjoy working with them. They arranged a new set of dance based on this metal song we wrote and it was really cool, conveying the culture and emotion behind the music perfectly." More...

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