Gotta Catch ‘Em All! TENGGER CAVALRY Releases Mongolian Metal-Style Pokémon Gym Battle Theme Cover
Performing at Brooklyn, NY’s Saint Vitus Bar on Friday, December 16
Global Music Award-winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRYare 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-style cover of the Pokémon Gym Battle Theme, which you can hear now.
Right now, you can pre-order TENGGER CAVALRY‘s upcoming kAAn EP via Bandcamp, where you can also stream a new track “Wasted”. The band surprised fans with the EP announcement late last month. The album will be available next Monday, December 12, and fans should expect a new music video for the title track coming soon. Pre-order kAAn and stream “Wasted” here: https://tenggercavalry.
TENGGER CAVALRY will perform one of their only local shows this winter at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, December 16 at 8:00pm. The band will be joined by Tungsten, Entropy and Goblin Hovel. Click here to purchase tickets.
This show follows the band’s recent honorary performance at the 29th Annual Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony in Princeton, NJ, a conference dedicated to the legendary Mongolian.
Recent Releases by TENGGER CAVALRY:
kAAn EP (2016) – pre-order here
Mountain Side EP (2016) – order here
Cavalry In Thousands re-issue – order here
Hymn Of The Earth re-issue – order here
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. On Christmas Eve 2015, TENGGER CAVALRY sold out the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
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 CAVALRYhas become known as one of the most unique, innovative and exciting metal bands in Asia.
TENGGER CAVALRY line-up is:
Nature Ganganbaigal – A nomadic folk music performer originally from Beijing (with Mongolian and Turkish ancestry on both sides of his family tree). He performed at the Lincoln Center and held a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall in 2015. Nature graduated from New York University in 2015, where he holds a master of music degree in film music composition. He performs multiple instruments such as the Mongolian fiddle, the Morin Khuur, a Mongolian plucking instrument known as the Tovshuur and does professional throat singing, also known as Khoomei.
Bass, Alex Abayev – Growing up in Uzbekistan, Alex is deeply rooted in Central Asian nomadic culture and has enjoyed nomadic music from a very young age. He also comes from a strong extreme death metal background, and has opened for renowned metal acts such as Immortal and Cephalic Carnage.
Morin Khuur, Uljmuren – A professional film director and Morin Khuur fiddle player from Ordos, Southern Mongolia (Inner Mongolia). He majored in Music Recording back in Beijing and formed multiple rock bands in the Beijing rock scene years ago. He has been toured in North America twice and played more than 60 live concerts with Tengger Cavalry.
Shanz, Robert McLaughlin – Growing up in the USA with a close relationship with the Tuvan people, Robert studied the Tuvan fiddle Igil, Tuvan throat singing and the Tuvan language; he performed at Carnegie Hall in 2015; Robert is also a shaman and practices a variety of rituals.
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 and Entropy, he has opened for many legendary bands like Negura Bunget, Lich King and Philm.