Today breakthrough Mongolian rock act The HU announced details of their long-awaited sophomore album Rumble of Thunder, recorded via Better Noise Music, and released new single ‘Black Thunder’ alongside an official music video.
The band’s 12-track second studio album is set for release on 2nd September and includes “This Is Mongol,” their eco-conscious single released in May, that now boasts over a million streams in less than two months. The record also features new single, ‘Black Thunder’, which incorporates Mongolian values, telling a powerful story of battle, faith, and death lyrically and visually – watch the official music video:
See below for a full track list and pre-order their new album, Rumble of Thunder, HERE.
The band has been teasing new music from their sophomore album on their headlining Black Thunder Tour, at Coachella, and soon on tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth. Their 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.”
The HU’s previous music video for ‘This Is Mongol’ was set in the Mojave Desert and highlighted their unique core values of natural preservation and spiritual connection with the earth. The video for ‘Black Thunder’ also features an epic backdrop, this time in Mongolia. Directed by Erdenebileg Ganbold and producer Dashka, the video is action-packed, taking the viewers through battle and a funeral procession ritual. Watch the official music video HERE.
This summer, The HU will hit stages across North America, as they head out on tour with Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, and Fire From The Gods, promising concert-goers an intense multi-faceted night of heavy rock music. They will then bring their brand-new Black Thunder Tour to the UK and Europe later this year, starting in Oslo, Norway on 26 Oct, and finishing in London with a huge show at the Roundhouse on 9 Dec.
The band has curated five playlists on Spotify, hand-picked by Gala, Enkush, Jaya, and Temka and feature tracks from their previous album and upcoming release. Listen here:
HE HU ANNOUNCE THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM RUMBLE OF THUNDER OUT 2ND SEPTEMBER
PLUS UNLEASH NEW TRACK AND VIDEO
Rumble of Thunder Tracklist This is Mongol YUT Hövende Triangle Teach Me Upright Destined Mongol Sell The World Black Thunder Mother Nature Bii Biyelgee Segee Shihi Hutu TATAR Warrior
The HU – UK + EU 2022 Tour Dates:
26 Oct – Oslo, Norway / Sentrum Scene
28 Oct – Stockholm, Sweden / Fryshuset Arenan
29 Oct – Gothenburg, Sweden / Gothenburg Film Studio
31 Oct – Copenhagen, Denmark / The Grey Hall
1 Nov – Aarhus, Denmark / Train
3 Nov – Berlin, Germany / Metropol
4 Nov – Gdansk, Poland / B90
5 Nov – Warsaw, Poland / Progresja
7 Nov – Krakow, Poland / Studio
8 Nov – Budapest, Hungary / Akvarium
9 Nov – Vienna, Austria / Gasometer
11 Nov – Prague, Czech Republic / Mala Sportovni Hala
12 Nov – Zurich, Switzerland / Volkshaus
13 Nov – Milan, Italy / Alcatraz
15 Nov – Lyon, France / Transbordeur
17 Nov – Madrid, Spain / La Paqui
18 Nov – Barcelona, Spain / Salamandra
20 Nov – Toulouse, France / Le Bikini
21 Nov – Brussels, Belgium / Ancienne Belgique
22 Nov – Tilburg, Netherlands / 013
24 Nov – Cologne, Germany / Live Music Hall
25 Nov – Paris, France / Casino de Paris
27 Nov – Amsterdam, Netherlands / Melkweg (Max)
28 Nov – Manchester / Academy
30 Nov – Leeds / Stylus
01 Dec – Nottingham / Rock City
02 Dec – Cardiff / Great Hall
03 Dec – Birmingham / O2 Institute
05 Dec – Dublin / 3Olympia
06 Dec – Belfast / Ulster Hall
07 Dec – Glasgow/ Poetry Club
09 Dec – London/ Roundhouse
UK/EU BLACK THUNDER 2022 TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW INCLUDING HUGE SHOW AT LONDON’S ROUNDHOUSE
See full list of the band’s upcoming live shows and ticket information at https://www.thehuofficial.com/tour-1.
Connect with The HU
About The HU
In 2019, an NPR story put a spotlight on “a band from Mongolia that blends the screaming guitars of heavy metal and traditional Mongolian guttural singing,” accurately highlighting the cultural importance and unique musical identity of The HU. Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, The HU, Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush, are a modern rock group rooted in the tradition of their homeland. The band’s two most popular videos, “Yuve Yuve” and “Wolf Totem,” were produced by the band’s producer Dashka. The band’s name translates to the Mongolian root word for human being, and their unique approach blends instruments like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and throat singing with contemporary sounds, creating a unique sonic profile that they call “Hunnu Rock.”
Their debut album, 2019 ‘s The Gereg, debuted at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist Charts. With it, the band have accumulated over 250 million combined streams and video views to date and has received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, NPR, GQ, The Guardian, The Independent, Revolver, and even Sir Elton John himself.
Proving their global appeal, The HU have sold out venues across the world in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with scheduled festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Download Festival, and more, creating a community of fans from all walks of life. They quickly grabbed the attention of the industry, leading to collaborations with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. And most recently, the band received praise from fans and critics for their Mongolian rendition of Metallica’s “Sad But True,” which Metallica picked up on and invited them to record ‘Through The Never’ for their Metallica Blacklist album released in 2021 alongside other high-profile guest artists like Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Phoebe Bridgers, J Balvin, St. Vincent, and so many more. The band has also explored eclectic ways to reach audiences with their sound, most notably writing and recording music for EA Games’ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Readying their next chapter as a global force, The HU are putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated sophomore album, which is due for a global release later this year from Better Noise Music. The Hu will tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth starting August 19th 2022.