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Tengger Cavalry (长生天铁骑 or 铁骑) is a Chinese folk metal band, incorporating folk music from various North-Asian cultures; most notably Mongolian, but also Kazakh and Turkish folk music.

The band was initially formed as a one-man project of Nature Zhang by the time of 2010 and released an EP called Tengger Cavalry in the March of 2010. After the release of the first album Blood Sacrifice Shaman in September 2010, the band gained some attention and had reviews with international media including German magazine Legacy. Then the bassist Wei Wang joined in the band. Tengger Cavalry did one performance in Beijing as Nature Zhang being the Horse Head Fiddle player.

After one year’s silence Tengger Cavalry released 2 albums at the same time in November of 2011 as a one-man project again. Sunesu Cavalry (Chinese version) combines North-Asian folk song with heavy metal much more smoothly compared to the first album, and the sound quality along with mixing production improved vastly. Mantra is an experimental folk album using sorely acoustic instruments to interpret diverse kinds of North Asian folk music.

The release of the two album brought Tengger Cavalry with greater attention. In December of 2011, MTV published an article named Tengger Cavalry’s Black Metal For Pagan Hordes and gave high comments on the new works. At the same time, Chinese official media China National Radio gave high recommendation to the new songs of the band too. The success of the two albums brought the members together.

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  • flori_hedig

    German review for the new album online at metal4.de. "Ancient Call" gets 7,5 out of 10! http://www.metal4.de/review/tengger-cavalry-ancient-call/

    1 Apr 2:27pm Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    * Ancient Call, even.

    17 Mar 5:59am Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    Yeah, Ancient Cool is absolutely awesome and probably their best so far. All four of their albums are brilliant (five if including The Mantra) but it seems they're getting better after every album. I only wish they would bring back one of the vocal styles used on Blood Sacrifice Shaman, the loud "riiiiiii-riiiiii-ruuuuiiiii-riiiiiii-rrrriiiiii" style. Fuck if I know what it's called.

    17 Mar 5:59am Reply
  • otern666

    Yep, i was hooked from the very first song. Good stuff!

    15 Mar 7:56am Reply
  • tomcatha

    Listening to them for the first time. This is why metal is cool.

    12 Mar 8:07pm Reply
  • usiha

    Great Mongolian music!!!

    25 Feb 5:20pm Reply
  • Sonnycz

    The new album is a fucking great and unique chinese folk metal !.. Finally a quality metal band using chinese traditional instruments.

    16 Feb 4:28pm Reply
  • Brutal_Kraken

    Это ахуенно

    8 Feb 4:39pm Reply
  • Thurible

    Chinese folk metal. Why didn't I think of looking this up earlier. Too damn sweet

    6 Feb 9:45pm Reply
  • Pheneks

    @xxweirdwonderxx: I good portion of ancient Mongolia is a part of present day China, it's mostly a state called Inner Mongolia, so maybe that has something to do with it. Plus, they don't only incorporate Mongolian folk music, there's some Kazakh (the dombra), Tuvan (throat-singing) and Chinese thrown in there.

    30 Jan 8:56pm Reply
  • xxweirdwonderxx

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    29 Jan 5:25am Reply
  • RP04

    Available Songs from Upoming album "Ancient Call" are just perfect... Can't wait for that album, surely it'll be mindblowing

    2 Jan 3:49am Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    'Summon the Warrior' is a fucking great song. I'm impressed. The band has always been awesome on the folk side of things, but sometimes lacking on the metal/riff side. The new song just fucking blows everything to hell with the riffs and guitar attack. It's amazing to see the progression of the band. 'Ancient Call' is going to be an awesome album.

    1 Jan 5:53pm Reply
  • KiwiFlash

    I agree with this VVV guy, being stupid is great

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Duck-My-Sick

    @Myroan stop paying with the words when you already understand the meaning of the sentence. You're obviously the kind of person who can't understand a concept. Yes you can Learn things, but you dont understand them, because if there is only a single thing changing in the pattern, You're done.

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • laurabiss

    Just listened and is on my fav list!

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Ted_91

    Awesome band! Greetings from Czech Republic

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Myroan

    By calling them underrated you suggest that they have received bad reviews (rated lower than they "deserve"). They are not underrated, they are merely less known than they deserve.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • RolfMedeiros

    非常好好啊好啊!

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Shaythan

    I approve this band.

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
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