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.

Tengger Cavalry Regroup, Premiere “Heart” Music Video

Just four days after the February 23 release of their latest album “Cian Bi,“ Tengger Cavalry announced that they would be calling it quits. Now, the band have decided to regroup. You can check out a new video for the radio edit of their new song “Heart” below. It is much shorter than the standard version of the track, which is 13 minutes long.

Nature Ganganbaigal told Billboard the following about the song:

“It is a long 13 min track featuring multiple nomadic folk artists from China and few amazing American musicians. As the song title suggests, it is a song dedicated to all of my fans who put their hearts into what they truly love and believe.”

He also commented on the band’s return:

“After a long break, it is great to feel like creating what I love again. Moreover I am more than grateful to have all the band members, friends, fans and ppl around me to give a support for relaunching the band. It is more than a passion. It is a cultural project that I intend to share with everyone and I will do my best to keep on going. Last but not least, I want to thank Napalm Records for believing in me and giving me time to heal even when I was in my darkest hours.”

You can head to Billboard to read more and can also donate to the band’s crowdfunding campaign so they can play at Carnegie Hall in New York City once again.

Tengger Cavalry Call It Quits

Tengger Cavalry have decided to call it quits. This news comes just four days after the February 23 release of their new album “Cian Bi.“

Frontman Nature Ganganbaigal commented:

“Within all these eight years, I have nothing but gratefulness to all your support.

However, after consideration, I decide that Tengger Cavalry is officially dismissed.

Yes, we are receiving good reviews, having fans and family to love us; getting the best support from Napalm Records. But what has been done to us in heart cannot be changed.


In a society forged by law, successfully winning the legal sabotage from an industry scumbag like Marco Barbieri, who claimed to formerly worked for Century Media Records and Metal Blade Records, who gave us a contract to claim all our publishing rights since 2010, maybe is a win.

In a society forged by business, successfully terminating a toxic relationship with Dawn M Robinson, who claimed to worked for Lady Gaga and Slash, who teamed up with this toxic label person and manipulated us to sign this fraud contract with Marco to give up everything, maybe is a good business.

Yet for an artist, these are the biggest lose. For you have entrusted your heart and soul to these people, only to get them butcher you.


For an Asian immigrant, you cannot fight back, for the “civilized” western ppl will point fingers at you and say: “look, he does not understand our culture”, “He is too hard to work with” etc.

I wanted to share my musical and nomadic culture experience with the world, yet the outcome somehow only comes back in a darker form.

I love you all and thank you all for your support for all these years.”