Nature Ganganbaigal (Tengger Cavalry) Passes Away

Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature Ganganbaigal has sadly passed away. His cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Tengger Cavalry commented:

“It is with deep sadness and shock that we must share the news that Nature has passed away. Nature’s greatest goal in life was the unite people of all backgrounds through community and through music.

He was also an advocate for mental health, and encouraged everyone from friends to total strangers to persist through their struggles.

Though we have lost a dear friend and a great artists, we know that his music will live on and continue to help us find our common ground and find our strength despite adversity.

Please respect the privacy of Nature’s family during his painful time. May the Eternal Blue Sky find him at peace.”

Guitarist Patrick Reilly also told MetalSucks that the group “grew suspicious when he did not show up for a pre-show rehearsal last weekend” and that they “also had a video shoot scheduled, so for him to miss that was a cause for suspicion.” Authorities found the frontman’s body on June 13 and officially informed the band on June 24.

Earlier this year, Ganganbaigal opened up about a past suicide attempt during an interview with Kerrang!:

“I was on top of this building, thinking about doing it, when out of nowhere a bunch of police came. They were there doing an inspection, and asked me what I was doing here. And I realized that deep down, I still wanted help. I wanted a way out. So I told them, and they called me an ambulance. I really appreciated their chief, this big guy, who told me his wife had been cheating on him after being married for twelve years. It was very sweet of him, trying to ease me out. They rescued me.”

Tengger Cavalry Stream New Album “Northern Memory”

Tengger Cavalry are streaming their new album “Northern Memory“ in full via Revolver. The effort will officially be released on May 10, along with a bonus EP called “Northern Memory (Vol. 2).” Nature G commented:

“With this album, in comparison to the traditional approach of Mongolian and Chinese folk tunes, we used many traditional central Asian folk elements, giving it a ‘desert-like’ sound. Also, as I am a long time Rammstein fan, listeners will hear some machine-like riffs inspired by the band.”

Tengger Cavalry Announce North American Tour

Tengger Cavalry have announced a headlining North American tour. The trek will feature the band playing two sets each night including a traditional Mongolian folk set and a metal set.

Tour Dates:

11/20 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/22 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
11/23 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
11/24 Quebec City, QC – La Source de La Martiniere
11/25 Boston, MA – Sonia
11/26 Syracuse, NY – Spark Art Space
11/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
11/28 Canton, OH – Buzzbin
11/29 Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlies
12/01 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
12/02 Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
12/03 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
12/04 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
12/05 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
12/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
12/09 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/10 Portland, OR – Tonic
12/11 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
12/12 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
12/14 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
12/16 Dallas, TX – Three Links
12/17 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
12/19 Atlanta, GA – Basement
12/20 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
12/22 Baltimore, MD – Yulefest – Sparta Inn
12/23 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar

Tengger Cavalry Premiere “Chasing My Horse” Video

Tengger Cavalry have premiered a new video for their song “Chasing My Horse,” via Metal Injection. This track is from the band’s latest album “Cian Bi.” Nature G commented:

“This video is a playthrough-style music video created to celebrate our upcoming Carnegie Hall performance and a full North American tour at the end of 2018 – to be announced. We are working hard to prepare ourselves to bring the best folk traditional sound we can for our audience at the Carnegie Hall gig.”

The group will perform at the Weill Recital Hall in New York City, NY on September 20.

Tengger Cavalry Premiere “Redefine” Video

Tengger Cavalry have premiered a new video for their song “Redefine,” via Consequence Of Sound. This track is from the band’s latest album “Cian Bi.”

Nature G commented:

“As core members of Tengger Cavalry and traditionally trained Mongolian folk musicians, both Wulijimuren and I immigrated from China to New York City several years ago. Being stripped away from the Nomadic Grassland and stepping into the very industrial and multi-cultural world of the Big Apple, we’ve both faced challenges of progressing and preserving the traditional Nomadic culture in our lives and in modern day.

Unlike Viking trends, Nomadic culture still exists upon the Grasslands and horse riding landscapes in Northern China and is facing great danger in the face of modernization and industrialization from the South. This video represents the mixed challenge we, as Tengger Cavalry, are facing every day. It’s a video about cultural conflict, homeland, modern culture, progression and inner strength.”

In other news, the group have yet to reach their crowdfunding goal to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, but they still plan to play at the venue in the Weill Recital Hall on September 20.