- 28 Jun 22
The Ulaanbaatar founded four-piece band are known for their combination of heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing.
Mongolian folk-rock/heavy metal band The HU are returning to Ireland this December.
The four-piece band are set to take to the 3Olympia Theatre stage for the very first time on 5th December 2022 as part of the EU leg of their world Black and Thunder tour. The outing comes as the Mongolian band prepares for the release of their sophomore album later this year.
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Founded in 2016, The Hu (Mongolian root word for human being) combines Rock Music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throating singing and the bombastic bass and drums of rock.
The Ulaanbaatar-based band was founded by their producer Dashka and members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. All four members have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees in music and have several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.
The quartet's first two music video releases for singles 'Yuve Yuve Yu' and 'Wolf Totem' went viral, garnering the band over 100 million views. Following on from this success, the group released their critically acclaimed first album The Gereg in September 2019. The word Gereg was used as the first Diplomatic “Passport” by the Mongol empire during the time of Genghis Khan, making the album name important to the group as they conquer new lands in their upcoming tour. The album was globally recognised - charting in countries like the US, Scotland, Switzerland, Australia, Germany and Hungary.
Tickets for the Black and Thunder Tour are on sale Friday, July 1 at 9am from €27.40 including booking fee.
Listen to their latest single 'This is Mongol' below.