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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 nomadic 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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  • ivannafkos

    <3

    11 May 5:50pm Reply
  • Kaltfeuer

    more people have to listen to them. Can't believe they don't have more scrobbles :/

    28 Apr 9:20pm Reply
  • lucasthales

    FoDaStIcO

    22 Apr 12:28pm Reply
  • kspsml

    epic songs

    10 Apr 11:41am Reply
  • Vyost

    Szanuję.

    5 Apr 7:49pm Reply
  • meta-l

    incredible music

    4 Apr 7:25pm Reply
  • Todo_Heisuke

    ну просто нереально круты!!!)

    20 Mar 8:21am Reply
  • methylin

    我喜欢中国音乐, 问候从波兰!

    11 Mar 8:47pm Reply
  • SaintNoir

    great stuff. Bir Tengri!

    7 Jan 11:40pm Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    I actually own the double CD copy of their second album. I believe it was called "Cavalry Folk" and came with both Sunesu Cavalry and The Mantra. Haven't listened to the latter in a while. Also, is Nature's side project any good?

    3 Jan 8:35am Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    yeah it's radical. also everyone should listen to "the mantra" if they can find it, it's as good as their regular LP's and is very sweet.

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    Alright, for sure, for sure. Huun-Huur-Tu does it as well, and it sounds pretty damn awesome. I hope Tengger Cavalry incorporates it a bit more often in the future.

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    Also, there are more Mongolians in China than in Mongolia. So saying "they're not Mongolian, they're Chinese" might be factually erroneous, even if the members come from modern day China.

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    " the loud "riiiiiii-riiiiii-ruuuuiiiii-riiiiiii-rrrriiiiii" style. Fuck if I know what it's called. " it's called Khöömii or in english throat/overtone singing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overtone_singing#Mongolia_and_Buryatia

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    So they're re-recording Blood Sacrifice Shaman next year. Apparently it's been disowned as an album and demoted to being a mere demo as well, oddly enough. But it should be interesting to hear a more polished version of it, with input of an entire band this time. I don't expect it to have the same dark, mystical atmosphere of its original production, but it should be fun all the same.

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Myroan

    Don't forget to check out Nature Ganganbaigal (the main artist of Tengger Cavalry). You can find the entire album at Bandcamp: https://nature0ganganbaigal.bandcamp.com/releases

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • nokturnus

    Ancient Call is so fucking good and epic... it's like being yourself on a horse, galloping across the great steppes

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • W306A

    I'm in love with this band,they're awesome.

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Lextasys

    Jackie Chan Drunken Master Metal! Btw, really great folk music! i have always been interested in chinese music, with some metal.

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • The-Riot-Before

    By far my favorite folk metal band.

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
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