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The HU Launch New Version Of Black Thunder Featuring Guest Spots From System Of A Down & Bad Wolves Members


Mongolian folk metal group The HU will be dropping a deluxe edition of their latest studio album “Rumble Of Thunder” on June 30th through Better Noise Music. Several guests have stepped up for the seven featured bonus tracks. In addition to the previously released new version of “This Is Mongol featuring Alice In Chains‘ vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, this expanded set will also feature guest spots from System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian, Bad Wolves vocalist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz and LP.

Tankian and Laskiewicz guest on the reworked version of “Black Thunder“, which has newly been launched online. Michael Lombardi directed the below music video for it.

Speaking of that, The HU‘s leader Galbadrakh “Gala” Tsendbaatar commented:

“‘Black Thunder‘—the latest single from our sophomore album, ‘Rumble Of Thunder‘—is the composition we worked on the longest, and because of that, we recorded many different variations of the song. The lyrics and the video have several different meanings on the surface as well as on a deeper level.

Therefore, every version of ‘Black Thunder’ carries a certain unique idea. Our producer and our band members were amazed by the additions that were made by DL and Serj and their unique singing styles, which added to our beloved song. DL’s powerful vocals, topped by the Serj’s signature voice and one-of-a-kind Armenian-American style, is shedding different light to The HU’s music. We hope our fans enjoy this featured version and feel the soul of the song through their ears.”

Tankian offered:

“I had discovered The HU’s music from a YouTube video that a friend sent me and was instantly struck by their powerful and delightful merging of Mongolian folk and metal. A few years back I had scored a film called Furious where we also used the legendary Tuva singing and heavy guitars.

So, when they reached out to collaborate, I was intrigued. I appreciate the pride with which they represent their culture through music. It led me down a historical rabbit hole of Mongolians and Armenia. Genghis Khan conquered Armenia along with the rest of Europe, but the Mongols also later teamed up with Armenia to fight the Turkish hordes. Happy I had the chance to collaborate with The HU and learn all of this in the process.”

Laskiewicz added:

“Working on this version of The HU’s ‘Black Thunder’ was so much fun and so different from what I normally get to do. Their vision, their voices…they’re special. This is more than music, it’s a movement, it’s culture, and I’m honored that I was presented with the opportunity to be part of it.”

The additional bonus tracks featured on the deluxe edition of the album include:

This Is Mongol (Warrior Souls)” (feat. William DuVall of Alice In Chains)
Black Thunder” (feat. Serj Tankian & Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz)
Mother Nature” (feat. LP)
Bii Biyelgee” (acoustic)
Black Thunder” (acoustic)
This Is Mongol” (acoustic)
Mother Nature” (acoustic)

Pre-orders are available here.

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