Photo Credit: Khishigsuren Baasan
Breakthrough Mongolian rock act The HU have announced details of their long-awaited sophomore album Rumble of Thunder, recorded via Better Noise Music, and released a new single called “Black Thunder” along with an official music video.
The band’s 12-track second studio album is set for release September 2 and includes “This Is Mongol,” their eco-conscious single released in May, that now boasts over a million streams in less than two months.
“Black Thunder” incorporates Mongolian values, telling a powerful story of battle, faith, and death lyrically and visually. This new music was recorded in their homeland of Mongolia, after their debut album The Gereg landed at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist charts in its first week of release.
Vocalist Gala shared, ““Black Thunder” is the crown jewel of our second album. The music video is split into two parts and conveys the core values of men through visuals. Our producer Dashka chose a unique location in Mongolia to shoot the video, where we had a great time riding the horses in the vast grassland of our countryside. We hope that our pride in our culture shines through, as we aimed to bring viewers joy and a piece of our culture through this video.” Speaking on their next studio album, he continued, “Our second album will include “Black Thunder,” along with many new songs. We can’t wait for you to listen and enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it.”
Earlier this year, The HU impressed various media with powerful, energizing performances on their Black Thunder Tour and at Coachella, with SF Gate’s Ariana Bindman writing, “The last time I fell in love, it wasn’t with a person. It was with a seven-piece Mongolian heavy metal band belting out guttural war cries while playing Motorhead-style riffs with traditional horsehead fiddles, electric guitars and flutes. Behind me, people of all backgrounds bob their heads, raise their fists and scream in harmony. I’m watching The HU at Coachella, the first music festival I’ve attended since the world forever changed. And they’re f—king epic.”
Pre-order Rumble of Thunder now
Don’t miss The HU live in Australia and New Zealand this August!
Black Thunder Australia & NZ Tour 2022
Tuesday, August 2: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wednesday, August 3: 170 Russell, Melbourne Sold Out
Friday, August 5: Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Saturday, August 6: Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Sunday, August 7: The Roundhouse, Sydney
Thursday, August 11: Powerstation, Auckland NZ