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Hailing from Beijing and Hohhot – two major cities located in northern China that share thousands of years of nomadic history – six Mongolian and Kazakh folk-influenced heavy metal bands have come together to provide a stampede of horseback-heavy sound – weaving an untold story of Chinese history that smashes public stereotypes.

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"This compilation likely isn't aimed at fans of extreme metal; rather, like Tengger Cavalry, these outfits lean more towards the rock, metalcore, and even nu-metal side of the metal spectrum. Metallica and Korn are major points of inspiration (peep Kazakh outfit Nan's funky bass lines), and breakdowns and clean vocals are de rigeur (as in Liberation's polished metalcore).

Suld and Tengger Cavalry hew closest to the compilation's folk theme, with both opting to sing in their native Mongolian and utilize throat singing and traditional instruments; Sintas also channel their Kazakh heritage via native instruments (which work surprisingly well within the context of their Pink Floyd-influenced psych rock)."

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released January 31, 2019

Tengger Cavalry, Nan, Sintas, Suld, Liberation

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Tengger Cavalry New York, New York

Tengger Cavalry, or "the army of sky god", is not only a Billboard-featured metal band, but also a symbol of nomadic warrior spirit that connects fans from all over the world. With a mix of throat singing, Mongolian fiddle and Central Asian instruments, the band performed a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall and featured in CNN, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. ... more

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Track Name: Nine Treasures - Bodhicitta (with video)
As giant as the mountains and rivers could be, they still fade away with the time being.

And your flesh will follow the same rule, fading away and keeping aging

But we only keep chasing those things outside

Never thought about enjoying the present moments

Yet the wisdom is flashing in front of you. Can you seize it and grab it?

Please follow the light of enlightenment
Match forward with your valor

We wish everyone keeps going
We wish everyone chases eternal peace

This is real. And that, is but just illusion.
That’s all you can see from your eyes

Say, I am satisfied, or I am in pain
Judge your self with one-way thinking

Yet the wisdom is flashing in front of you. Can you seize it and grab it?

Please follow the light of enlightenment
Match forward with your valor

We wish everyone keeps going
We wish everyone chases eternal peace

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