Mongolian folk-rock/heavy metal band The HU announce Dublin concert

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The four-piece band founded in Ulaanbaatar is known for its combination of heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing.

Mongolian folk-rock/heavy metal band The HU return to Ireland in December.

The four-piece band are set to take the stage at the 3Olympia Theater for the very first time on December 5, 2022 as part of the European leg of their Black and Thunder World Tour. The release comes as the Mongolian band prepare for the release of their second album later this year.

Founded in 2016, The Hu (Mongolian root for human being) combines rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation like the Morin Khuur (horse head fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), throaty vocals and explosive bass. and rock drums.

The Ulaanbaatar-based band was founded by their producer Dashka and members Gala, Jaya, Temka and Enkush. All four members have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in music and have several years of touring experience across Asia and the Pacific.

The quartet’s first two music videos for singles “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem” have gone viral, garnering over 100 million views. Following this success, the band released their critically acclaimed debut 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’s name significant to the band as they conquer new lands on his next tour. The album was recognized worldwide – in countries like the United States, Scotland, Switzerland, Australia, Germany and Hungary.

Tickets for the Black and Thunder Tour go on sale Friday July 1 at 9am from €27.40 including booking fees.

Listen to their latest single “This is Mongol” below.

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