Tengger Cavalry

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Tengger Cavalry
Tengger Cavalry official
Background information
OriginChina; New York
GenresFolk metal, Mongolian music
Years active2010 (2010)–2018, 2018 (2018)–present
LabelsNapalm Records (present), M-Theory Audio (2017), Metal Hell Records (2012)
Websitetengger-cavalry.com

Tengger Cavalry is a heavy metal band originated from Inner Mongolia and Beijing and currently based in New York state and Texas.[1] They combine elements of the traditional music of Central Asia and music of Mongolia with heavy metal into a kind of folk metal that Billboard[2] and CNN[3] refer to as nomadic folk metal.

The band also recorded game soundtracks for Civilization 6[4] and Doom Eternal.[5]

History[edit]

Tengger Cavalry was founded in March 2010 as one-man project by Nature Ganganbaigal.[6] The band is named after the ancient Mongolian and Turkic deity Tengri.

The first international review of their debut demo album Blood Sacrifice Shaman by German heavy metal magazine Legacy in 2011 was cautiously optimistic about the band’s potential.[7] Later MTV did an interview with the band.[6]

In 2012, a feature by UK magazine Terrorizer gave the band a wider international audience.[8] Meanwhile, another UK magazine Metal Hammer commented on their music.[9]

In 2014, Tengger Cavalry released their third album. Metal Hammer was again drawn to the new album.[10]

In October 2015, CNN[3] did a video interview with the band. On December 24, the group's debut concert at Carnegie Hall was featured in Noisey, The Village Voice, Loudwire and New York Times.

On February 27, 2018, it was announced the band had broken up.[11] Less than five months following the breakup, Nature G announced the band was back together.[12][13]

On June 24, 2019, Tengger Cavalry announced frontman Nature Ganganbaigal died of undisclosed causes.[14]

Band members[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

Awards[edit]

"Mountain Side" 2016 Global Music Awards, bronze, band category

"Mountain Side" 2016 Global Music Awards, silver, music video category

"Independence Day" 2017 The Academia Music Awards, Best Heavy Metal Song

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Blood Sacrifice Shaman (2010)[16]
  • Sunesu Cavalry (2012)[17]
  • Blood Sacrifice Shaman (2015)[18]
  • Cavalry in Thousands (2016)[19]
  • Ancient Call (2016)[20]
  • Die on My Ride (2017)[21]
  • Cian Bi (2018)
  • Northern Memory (2019)

Remix[edit]

  • Grassland Rock[22]
  • Soundtrack of the Cavalry[23]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Videography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HERITAGE, HORSES, AND TENGGER CAVALRY: INSIDE THE WORLD OF MONGOLIAN FOLK METAL". Noisey. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  2. ^ "Tengger Cavalry's 'The Struggle': Exclusive Premiere". Billboard. 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  3. ^ a b "CNN: One part metal, one part Mongolian". CNN. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  4. ^ "Civilization 6". Civilization 6. 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  5. ^ "Doom Video Game Composer Assembles Metal Vocalists For "Doom Eternal" Soundtrack". Ghost Cult Mag. 2019-03-11. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  6. ^ a b Bryan, Beverly (2011-12-13). "Tengger Cavalry's Black Metal For Pagan Hordes". Mtv Iggy. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  7. ^ "TENGGER CAVALRY "Blood Sacrifice Shaman"". Legacy.de. 2011-06-29. Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  8. ^ "Terrorizer 232 is out now". Terrorizer. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  9. ^ "Metal Hammer: Sunesu Cavalry". Metal Hammer. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  10. ^ "Tengger Cavalry: Ancient Call". Metal Hammer. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  11. ^ "Tengger Cavalry breaks up". Lambgoat. February 27, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Tengger Cavalry Regroup, Debut "The Heart" Music Video". theprp.com. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  13. ^ "Nature G Reunites Mongolian Folk Metal Band Tengger Cavalry For 'Heart': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  14. ^ "Tengger Cavalry Frontman Nature Ganganbaigal Has Died". Metalsucks. June 24, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  15. ^ https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/09/20/mongolian-nomadic-folk-music-concert-0800pm
  16. ^ "Blood Sacrifice Shaman". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  17. ^ "Sunesu Cavalry". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  18. ^ "Blood Sacrifice Shaman". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  19. ^ "Cavalry in Thousands". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  20. ^ "Hymn of the Earth". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  21. ^ "DIE ON MY RIDE". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2017-05-21. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  22. ^ "Grassland Rock". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  23. ^ "Soundtrack of the Cavalry". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  24. ^ "kAAn". Tengger Cavalry. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  25. ^ "Mountain Side". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  26. ^ "War Horse". Tengger Cavalry: Bandcamp. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  27. ^ "Heart, by Tengger Cavalry". Tengger Cavalry. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  28. ^ "KAAN". Tengger Cavalry: YouTube. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  29. ^ "War Horse". Tengger Cavalry: YouTube. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  30. ^ "Mountain Side". Tengger Cavalry: YouTube. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-04-28.