System Of A Down And Bad Wolves Members Guest On New Version Of The HU’s “Black Thunder”

The HU have joined forces with Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) and Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (Bad Wolves) for a new version of their song “Black Thunder.” This track will appear on the deluxe edition of the band’s latest album “Rumble Of Thunder,” which will be released on June 30.

The HU‘s Galbadrakh “Gala” Tsendbaatar commented:

“‘Black Thunder‘—the latest single from our sophomore album, ‘Rumble Of Thunder‘—is the composition we worked on the longest, and because of that, we recorded many different variations of the song. The lyrics and the video have several different meanings on the surface as well as on a deeper level.

Therefore, every version of ‘Black Thunder’ carries a certain unique idea. Our producer and our band members were amazed by the additions that were made by DL and Serj and their unique singing styles, which added to our beloved song. DL’s powerful vocals, topped by the Serj’s signature voice and one-of-a-kind Armenian-American style, is shedding different light to The HU’s music. We hope our fans enjoy this featured version and feel the soul of the song through their ears.”

Tankian continued:

“I had discovered The HU’s music from a YouTube video that a friend sent me and was instantly struck by their powerful and delightful merging of Mongolian folk and metal. A few years back I had scored a film called Furious where we also used the legendary Tuva singing and heavy guitars.

So, when they reached out to collaborate, I was intrigued. I appreciate the pride with which they represent their culture through music. It led me down a historical rabbit hole of Mongolians and Armenia. Genghis Khan conquered Armenia along with the rest of Europe, but the Mongols also later teamed up with Armenia to fight the Turkish hordes. Happy I had the chance to collaborate with The HU and learn all of this in the process.”

Laskiewicz added:

“Working on this version of The HU’s ‘Black Thunder’ was so much fun and so different from what I normally get to do. Their vision, their voices…they’re special. This is more than music, it’s a movement, it’s culture, and I’m honored that I was presented with the opportunity to be part of it.”

“Rumble Of Thunder” Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

01. “This Is Mongol”
02. “YUT Hövende”
03. “Triangle”
04. “Teach Me”
05. “Upright Destined Mongol”
06. “Sell The World”
07. “Black Thunder”
08. “Mother Nature”
09. “Bii Biyelgee”
10. “Segee”
11. “Shihi Hutu”
12. “TATAR Warrior”
13. “This Is Mongol (Warrior Souls)” (feat. William DuVall)
14. “Black Thunder” (feat. Serj Tankian & Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz)
15. “Mother Nature” (feat. LP)
16. “Bii Biyelgee” (acoustic)
17. “Black Thunder” (acoustic)
18. “This Is Mongol” (acoustic)
19. “Mother Nature” (acoustic)

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